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AMD and its subsidiary ATI is behind the graphics circuits inside both Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 but its the former of the two that, despite the much later launch date, has been selling the most. This of course means that AMD has sold an unbelievable amount of graphics processors to Nintendo, an amount that has now surpassed 50 million. This makes the graphics circuit code-named “Hollywood” the most successful video game console circuit ever from AMD. Quite impressive considering Nintendo Wii still have many years to go.


More in AMD’s press release;



AMD Announces Shipment of the 50 Millionth Graphics Processor for the Wii™ From Nintendo

− ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor firmly establishes its position as most popular AMD GPU for consoles to date −

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 11, 2009 —AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that the 50 millionth ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor for the Wii™ game console from Nintendo shipped today. With 50 million units delivered, the ATI graphics processor code-named ‘Hollywood’ becomes the most successful AMD game console chip to date in terms of unit sales.


“Nintendo values its ongoing relationship with AMD. AMD’s graphics technology expertise as displayed in the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip is a great part of the momentum of Wii. Our combined efforts help deliver entertaining experiences to create many smiling faces in living rooms around the world,” said Genyo Takeda, general manager of Integrated Research and Development, Nintendo Co., Ltd.


“We congratulate Nintendo on this major milestone for its popular Wii console. AMD shares Nintendo’s excitement for delivering engaging experiences for every member of the family,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “We’re proud to provide the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip as the cool and quiet graphics engine that factors so prominently in the overall enjoyment for Wii owners. AMD counts Nintendo as a valued customer and we continue to work together to make console entertainment a growing phenomenon worldwide.”


The ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor is a custom graphics processing unit from AMD that enables Wii to provide exciting, immersive game play and interaction for consumers around the world. AMD has a rich 10-year history of providing graphics solutions for Nintendo spanning both the Wii and Nintendo GameCube™ consoles.


About AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating with customers and partners to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.


© 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, ATI are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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