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Nintendo Shows Us The Numbers In Celebration Of 30th Birthday

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08/07/2013 3:31 pm
Nintendo Shows Us The Numbers In Celebration Of 30th Birthday

Jacob Elyachar
Staff Writer

Japanese video game company Nintendo released 30 years of sales onto the World Wide Web.

Nintendo first sent the technology market into a frenzy when it released its very first home console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, in 1983.   

Following the Nintendo Entertainment System’s success, the company released the Super Nintendo Entertainment System…which was followed by the N64, GameCube, the Wii and their latest model: the Wii U.   

The company’s 2013 Annual report stated that over 268.97 million units of hardware and 2,195.09 million units of software have been sold since the company premiered their first entertainment system. 

Digital Spy also confirmed that their handheld consoles, which started with the first Game Boy in 1989 has sold over 385.15 million units of hardware and over 1,907.25 units of software.

In addition, their latest handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, sold 1,400,000 units during the first quarter of the 2013 financial year.

However, while Mario might be helping the company light the candles on their 30th birthday cake…they cannot overcome a couple of opponents that can easily over power Bowser, Ganondorf and Team Rocket all together…consumers!

Forbes reported that the Wii U is floundering and with four months to go until Microsoft and Sony release their new consoles, the XBOX One and the PlayStation 4 respectively…Japanese developers are slowly distancing themselves from the gaming giant because of the abysmal software sales.

Will the appearances of the PlayStation 4 and XBOX One give Nintendo…a run for their money?  PopWrapped will have more on this story as it continues to develop.

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