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November 27, 2006 at 3:42 PM

Nintendo sells 600,000 Wiis

Nintendo reported today that it has sold 600,000 Wii consoles in the Americas since the Nov. 19 launch. If you include games and accessory purchases, that totals about $190 million in sales, the company said.

Looks like the best-selling launch game was “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess,” which sold about 454,000 units.

Sony said it would have 400,000 PlayStation 3 consoles in North America for its Nov. 17 launch. No word on whether the company was able to meet that goal.

Nintendo is planning to sell 4 million Wii consoles through the holidays. By comparison, Microsoft sold 5 million Xbox 360 consoles from its launch on Nov. 22, 2005 through the end of June 2006.

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