November 28, 2007 – A tiny bit of extremely rare insight into Nintendo’s Virtual Console sales status was provided today at a press conference held in Tokyo by Nintendo and NTT to formalize their upcoming business tie-up for Internet service.

During a Q&A session following the press conference, Nintendo’s Shinji Hatano fielded a question regarding the current success of the Virtual Console service. In addition to reiterating a past figure of 7.8 million downloads so far, he revealed that the service has generated 3.5 billion yen (approximately $33 million) in sales.

The Nintendo executive said of these figures, “We’re currently unsure if this is a lot or low. They’re not bad figures.”

Unless Nintendo decides to completely open up and give out full download numbers for their Virtual Console titles, vague figures like this are as good as it’s going to get.