With more than 3.6 million combined systems sold in November, Wii and Nintendo DS set new hardware sales records, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. The Wii game console sold more than 2 million in November 2008, a new all-time record for a non-December month. The Nintendo DS game system sold more than 1.56 million in November, which is now the second-highest total for a non-December month in history. The Wii game console has sold 15.4 million in the United States since it launched in November 2006, and Nintendo DS has sold nearly 24.6 million in the United States since it launched in November 2004.
The International CES 2012 features consumer technology exhibitors in 15 product categories. The International CES is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy. The CES 2012 is the moment where new products and services will be introduced for the upcoming season.