Two bits of Nintendo news this Thursday: it seems as if July is when we'll finally get to buy our MotionPlus peripherals, and the DSi has already sold 600,000 units in Europe and North America. Incremental upgrades seem to be good for business.
By Ben Kuchera | Last updated April 9, 2009 12:40 PM CT
This is your day of terse Nintendo information from odd sources! We have two short nuggets of information with very little detail, but they're still worth talking about. So without further ado…
The Wii MotionPlus adds much more precision to the Wiimote's controls, but right now we don't have a solid date for the peripheral's release. Or do we? Reuters is reporting that "Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it would launch its Wii Sports Resort software in June in Japan and in July overseas." That's quite literally the entire story, other than a note saying that Nintendo competes with Microsoft and Sony. Here's hoping!
We know that the NPD Group won't be sharing specific sales numbers for the DSi, but Edge is reporting that Nintendo isn't shy about sharing the console's success. "Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Iwata claimed that the DSi had sold evenly across both regions; 300,000 units in the US, 300,000 in Europe, all during the handheld’s launch weekend." That's 600,000 units in two days. The system has already sold 2 million units since its launch in Japan, and those are only numbers through March. Be sure to check out our full review of the hardware.
So there you go, 600,000 DSi systems sold already, and the MotionPlus in June. Discuss.