The Japanese are Seeing Red

It’s amazing what a new coat of paint and some bonus features can do. The release of the new special edition red Mario 25th Anniversary Wii tripled Wii sales west of the Pacific last week.

The special edition set comes with a Wii Remote Plus and Super Mario Bros. already installed. Apparently, though, this wasn’t enough to push the Wii past the PSP, which still beat it by a thousand units.

What thrills me about these stats is that the DS Lite still sells. Yeah it’s not doing too hot after four years, but what piece of tech is? I’m just happy to see that there are still people out there buying the right DS, at least until the 3D comes out.

For the data fanatics out there, here’s a list of the exact sales numbers:

  • PSP – 40,328
  • Wii – 39,308
  • PlayStation 3 – 21,114
  • Nintendo DSi LL – 18,711
  • Nintendo DSi – 13,994
  • PSP go – 2,727
  • Xbox 360 – 2,149
  • Nintendo DS Lite – 1,752
  • PlayStation 2 – 1,233

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