With Nintendo Australia touting the local launch of the Wii console next week as the biggest launch of any new video games system in history, the Wii is already going guns in North America.
Following the launch of the Wii in North America on November 19, Nintendo has announced that more than 600,000 Wii units have been sold in just eight days.
Taking into account first-party software and accessory sales, the total figure for Wii sales currently amounts to US$190 million (approx. AU$243 million) .
Launch title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
has proved particularly popular, with more than 454,000 units sold – meaning three out of four hardware purchasers picked up a copy.
In a slight dig to their competitors, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said, “We’ve shipped retailers several times the amount of hardware the other company was able to deliver for its launch around the same time – and we still sold out.”
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