An article from MyGamingDen.com:
Nintendo DSâ„¢ Lite confirmed its #1 position in Australia, trouncing all competitors in both the handheld and home console market. This is a trend that continued throughout the year, making the Nintendo DS the highest selling games console of 2006.
This growth was supported by ground-breaking â€œTouch Generationâ€ software such as Dr Kawashimaâ€™s Brain Trainingâ„¢: How Old Is Your Brain? and the nintendogsâ„¢ franchise; as well as the strengthening of established franchises with all new PokÃ©monÂ® games and New SUPER MARIO BROS.â„¢.
This creative and innovative drive came to a climax on December 7th when Nintendo reshaped the home entertainment and video game landscape with the launch of its heralded Wiiâ„¢ home video game console.
Once released, Wii officially broke the Australian record for the biggest launch of a video game system in history. In a few short weeks Wii has established itself as the current â€˜must haveâ€™ item. Demand quickly outstripped supply and although new stock shipments are constantly arriving, the Wii remains a very â€˜hotâ€™ item with Nintendo managing to sell over 50,000* units in just 3 weeks of December.
â€œWe promised innovation and creative thinking. We promised to bring gaming to the masses and make interactive entertainment relevant to a broader audience. We promised we would disrupt the industryâ€, explains Rose Lappin, Director of Sales and Marketing. â€œI think we have delivered on these promises.â€