Nightly News Roundup: 2011.03.10

February further proves Nintendo’s “Evergreen” strategy, a new game takes America’s best seller throne, and Gamestop shows its loyal customers some 3DS love.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 03/11/2011 00:25 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Nintendo Reaches Numerous Sales Milestones in February

February gave Nintendo plenty of reasons to break out the champagne as a slew of products achieved major sales accomplishments.

Wii reached 35 million total sales in US since its launch in 2006 while New Super Mario Bros sold its 9 millionth copy and relative newcomer Donkey Kong Country Returns hit 2 million. The best selling game of the month was Just Dance 2 from Ubisoft.

On DS, Pokemon SoulSilver also reached the 2 million mark, and that is just SoulSilver, its counterpart, HeartGold is counted separately and apparently isn’t quite as popular. The older, more portable New Super Mario Bros also made it big by reaching its 9 millionth sale since its 2006 launch.

Source: Nintendo

Black Ops is now the Best Selling Game in US History

Counting all the iterations released, which covers every current system sans PSP, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops has surpassed Wii Play to take the crown as America’s top selling game…ever!

The Cold War themed FPS has moved a total of 13.7 million units since its November 2010 release, meaning it accomplished this impressive feat in less than five months.

13.7 million people have relived JFK's epic battle witht the zombie hordes

Source: IGN

Gamestop Holding 3DS Preview for PowerUp Rewards Members

Holders of Gamestop’s discount/reward card should have received and email notification of an event being held on Sunday, March 13 where they will be able to get their hands on 3DS. Along with getting to preview the new system, attendees will also get the chance to take advantage of special trade-in offers when pre-ordering 3DS or any 3DS games.

A DSi XL will net you $120, a DSi will be worth $90, and a DS Lite will go for $60. Trade-ins put toward 3DS software will receive and extra 50%.

Source: Gamestop

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