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Wii Sales Hit 7 Million Milestone In Japan

Total lifetime sales of the Wii console in Japan have hit 7 million units, according to a report by research firm and Famitsu magazine publisher Enterbrain. The new figures suggest that Japan accounts for only around 20 percent of Nintendo’s Wii business.
Total lifetime sales of the Wii console in Japan have hit 7 million units, according to a report by research firm and Famitsu magazine publisher Enterbrain, as translated by blog site Kotaku. Launched in Japan on December 2nd, 2006, the new milestone includes all sales in the country up to November 23rd, 2008. By comparison, lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3 in Japan stand at around 2.5 million units and the Xbox 360 around 800,000 units. Although easily the best-selling home console in Japan, the Wii’s dominance in its home country is not quite as total as in the West. The console is regularly outsold, often by a significant margin, by both the Nintendo DS and PSP – although software sales have remained strong. The latest official worldwide total for the Wii, revealed as part of Nintendo’s half year results in October, was 34.55 million. This means that the Japanese market accounts for roughly 20 percent of Nintendo’s total Wii business.

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