Satoru Iwata, in a recent press conference in Japan, spoke on sales for the DS and Wii, and also about upcoming games:

  • 45 Wii games, 79 DS games being developed by Nintendo, first info on these games at end of Summer
  • Many of these games are “real gamer games” such as Super Mario Galaxy
  • Wii production increased, 14 million for next fiscal year
  • Increased Wii shipment should become apparent next month
  • 2.5 million DS units being made a month, this tops the GBA popularity height which was 2.3 million a month
  • Iwata’s goal isn’t in pushing hardware, it’s in selling software. Long term final goal is 300,000,000 units of software sold
  • The above figure includes Nintendo games and third party games
  • Wiimote/Nunchuck for FPS games was talked about again. Iwata says Metroid Prime 3: Corruption testers are saying current setup feels very close to keyboard and mouse.
  • Iwata hopes that EA can innovate with their sports titles due to the Wiimote/Nunchuck
  • 3.3 million Virtual Console titles were downloaded. Specific details on game by game basis were not given
  • Iwata doesn’t plan on bringing their software to cell phones at this time
  • Nintendo is already looking a number of different options for hardware development on future consoles

Source: IGN Wii via Gonintendo