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Nintendo: 65.3M Wii Remotes Sold In U.S.

Nintendo: 65.3M Wii Remotes Sold In U.S.

October 25, 2010 | By Kris Graft

October 25, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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As the video game motion control battle heats up, Nintendo of America revealed tens of millions of Wii Remote controllers have sold through to U.S. customers.

The company on Monday cited research firm NPD Group, which found Nintendo has sold 65.3 million Wii Remote controllers in the U.S. since the Wii's launch in November 2006. That total amount includes:

* 30.41 million included with the Wii hardware
* 12.92 million sold with Wii Play
* 18.56 million white versions sold separately
* 2.44 million black versions sold separately
* 467,500 pink versions sold separately
* 465,200 blue versions sold separately

Nintendo said that it sells an average of 46,000 Wii Remotes per day to U.S. consumers, has also sold 52.9 million Nunchuk controller attachments through the end of September.

The company confirmed that the recently-revealed Wii Remote Plus controller will officially replace the current Wii Remote on November 7 in the U.S.

The new controller integrates the Wii Motion Plus with the controller, meaning the Remote will no longer require a separate attachment for more accurate 1-to-1 motion tracking. Nintendo said the new integrated controller will be included with all Wii hardware and bundles, and sell for $39 separately.

Nintendo is informing the industry of the proliferation of its trend-setting motion-sensing controller just over a month after the launch of Sony's Remote-like PlayStation Move controller, and less than two weeks before the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360 body-scanning camera, the Kinect.


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