informa
1 min read
article

Nintendo Wii Reaches 6 Million Units In UK

Nintendo's Wii has sold six million units in the UK since it launched there in December 2006 -- making it the fastest-selling game console in that region's history, even as sales slow somewhat.
Nintendo's Wii has sold six million units in the UK since it launched there three years ago -- making it the fastest-selling console in that region's history. Data from GfK-ChartTrack shows the Wii hit its milestone in the 48th week of the year, and that the mid-November launch of the black Wii gave sales their most recent push. "Wii launched in December, 2006 and sold 185,000 in just a few weeks," said GfK-ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch, according to UK trade site MCV. "In calendar year 2007, it sold 1.81 million – but really took off in 2008, with 2.73 million sold. In its third year, Wii unit sales in the UK show some signs of slowing: "So far in 2009, it’s hit 1.31 million – but it’s got a few weeks to build on that before Christmas," adds Bloch. Although these recent figures make Wii the fastest-selling console of all time, it's still got a great deal more units to move before it catches up with the best-selling console: Sony's PlayStation 2 has sold 10 million units in the UK to date.

Latest Jobs

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California
6.20.22
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
6.20.22
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
6.20.22
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
6.20.22
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more