Wii hits 2 million units sold Down Under

Nintendo's home console knocks off DS from top spot to set new sales record in Australia.

Despite Nintendo's recent profit drops and industry talk of the Wii's flagging momentum, it's hard to ignore the impact that the console has had on the global games industry since its launch in December 2006. The proof is in the numbers: earlier this year, Nintendo announced that the Wii has attained global lifetime sales of 75.9 million units, with an install base of 10.8 million units in Japan, 35.9 million in the USA, and 29.2 million in other territories.

2 million Wiis sold in Australia.

Now, aided by a recent price drop in April this year, Nintendo Australia has sold 2 million Wiis Down Under. According to the publisher, which collected the sales data from retail partner reporting, this milestone was achieved in 47 months, a new record that establishes the Wii as the fastest-selling home console in Australia. This title was previously held by the publisher's handheld console--the Nintendo DS--which, according to Nintendo, sold 2 million units in Australia in 52 months.

The Wii is available in Australia in black and white colours for a suggested retail price of AU$299.95, and it includes a copy of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, as well as a Wii Remote Plus controller and a Nunchuk controller.

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benboz
benboz

I think PS3 and Xbox 360 are going to take over the Wii because of there more accurate motion controllers.

burgo81
burgo81

ok nintendo may be have sold the most consoles but look at the facts 1. it is the cheapest console 2. most of the games have bombed 3. the ceo doesn't believe the games coming out for the wii are that good 4. kinect and move have taken away wii's stranglehold on motion gaming i will use this as an example star wars tfu2 was released, if you had all three consoles but only enough money to buy one game which console would you buy it for. i myself own all three platforms i bought xbox and ps3 for the great games and the wii for zelda

Maldark
Maldark

@smithers_109 ~22mil people at an average density of 2.6 people/house (assuming one wii per household) gives a ~23% saturation by household. For a home console, that's really quite impressive.

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

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Phacet
Phacet

Funny thing.... i saw my brother got one for his kid...on top of his cupboard not near any tv my sister has one....resting on her bookshelf not near any tv her neighbour has one...i saw it sitting on her porch yesterday, no tv connected noticed all this in the past 48 hours i had to lol to myself

smithers_109
smithers_109

@ chris_yz80: a household attach rate would be a much better measure

chris_yz80
chris_yz80

so wii attach rate here is about 8% of the total population

qubeley
qubeley

Wow didn't know that they sold that many down here...Am thinking of checking out the Wiimote Plus