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Nintendo lifts 2008/09 Wii sales targets

TOKYO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd 7974.OS said on Thursday it now expects to sell 27.5 million units of its Wii game console in the year to March, up from its previous target of 26.5 million units.

Sales of the Wii in the fiscal first half to September came in at 10.1 million units.

Nintendo stood by its existing annual sales forecast for the DS handheld player of 30.5 million units. The DS’s first-half sales totalled 13.73 million units. (Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka)

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