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Scandinavian Wii + DS 2008 sales (and LTDs)

FoxHimself

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It's not a large market at all, but Sales-Age will probably find this interesting anyways.

2008:
Wii - 300,000
DS - 349,000

LTD:
Wii - 530,000
DS - 950,000

Population of Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark): Approx. 19 million.

Source: Email from Bergsala, the nordic distributor of Nintendo games.
 

Drkirby

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So about 1:20 in Scandinavia own a DS? Not bad, but I wish it was higher. 5% is a very small niche.

Any idea how other systems fair?
 

andthebeatgoeson

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No wonder Nintendo ignores EU. :p

If you guys just get one language, I'm sure they'll pay better attention. And one distribution company. Language could be EU, pronounced as eww.
 

BishopLamont

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Drkirby said:
So about 1:20 in Scandinavia own a DS? Not bad, but I wish it was higher. 5% is a very small niche.

Any idea how other systems fair?
Wow, never thought I'd hear the word DS and niche in one sentence. :lol

Scandinavia has about the same population as Australia (19M vs 21M respectively) but the market seems to be about half the size, but we'll need other consoles sales to confirm it.
 

test_account

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Drkirby said:
So about 1:20 in Scandinavia own a DS? Not bad, but I wish it was higher. 5% is a very small niche.

Any idea how other systems fair?
I read something about the console sales in Norway in the papers some weeks ago. It said that 108,000 PS3 consoles has been sold in Norway by now, and 116,000 Wii consoles. I made a post about it here:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=14095507&postcount=156


At the end of 2007, the PS2 LTD in Norway was at about 600,000 i Norway (where about 4,5 million people live).

Source: http://www.itavisen.no/sak/503735/ (unfortunately only written in norwegian)

:)
 

Ledsen

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skinnyrattler said:
No wonder Nintendo ignores EU. :p

If you guys just get one language, I'm sure they'll pay better attention. And one distribution company. Language could be EU, pronounced as eww.
In Scandinavia we know how to speak english and that's the language we get our games in, we're not lazy like those southern folks :D
 
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FoxHimself said:
It's not a large market at all, but Sales-Age will probably find this interesting anyways.

2008:
Wii - 300,000
DS - 349,000

LTD:
Wii - 530,000
DS - 950,000

Population of Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark): Approx. 19 million.

Source: Email from Bergsala, the nordic distributor of Nintendo games.
Thx, very interesting. :)


A comparison:

3rd Year Scandinavia:
PS2: 440.000
WII: 300.000
XBX: 160.000
GCN: 80.000
DC: 20.000
Source: Screen Digest
 

ksamedi

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skinnyrattler said:
No wonder Nintendo ignores EU. :p

If you guys just get one language, I'm sure they'll pay better attention. And one distribution company. Language could be EU, pronounced as eww.
That used to be true however I believe times have changes.
 

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BishopLamont said:
Wow, never thought I'd hear the word DS and niche in one sentence. :lol

Scandinavia has about the same population as Australia (19M vs 21M respectively) but the market seems to be about half the size, but we'll need other consoles sales to confirm it.
back in 2004 you would always hear ds and niche in the same sentence

back in 2006 you would always hear wii and niche in the same sentence..

now niche and wii/ds in the same sentence is an oddity :lol :lol
 

Kroole

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BishopLamont said:
Scandinavia has about the same population as Australia (19M vs 21M respectively) but the market seems to be about half the size, but we'll need other consoles sales to confirm it.
Yeah the console market is quite small. The PC market is the major one.
 

Brobzoid

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has EA released any numbers for Scandinavian sales in 2008? That would be much more interesting.