Wii Sales Milestone Reached
According to latest sales figures, an impressive 30 million Wii consoles have been sold in the US alone. Worldwide figures put sales at almost 74 million units shipped. Not bad for a console aimed at casual gamers, and still not even 4 years old. At this rate, it is well on cause to beat the record set by the PS2, the console to reach 100 million sales the quickest, at 5 years 9 months.
Despite the decline in interest for the Wii, 3 million units were shipped between the April 1st and June 30th. People have complained that the Wii cannot offer the standard of games available on its rival consoles, due to lack of power, but the Wii has opened up gaming to all ages and there lies the secret to its success.
With an impressive line up of games on the horizon (see our Previews section), things can only get better for Wii sales in the run up to Christmas. Also, if rumours are to be believed, next year could be even more profitable for Nintendo, with the release of the Wii 2.