Feeds

UK Wii sales surpass 6m

Reaches milestone more quickly than any other console has

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

You can question the platform's longevity, but there's no doubting the Nintendo Wii is a sales success. Especially now market data shows it to be the UK's fastest-selling console.

During the week ending 28 November 2009 - week 48 - total local Wii sales surpassed 6m units, market watcher Gfk-ChartTrack has revealed. That milestone was reached in just under three years.

The Wii went on sale over here on 8 December 2006. Some 105,000 units were sold in the first weekend, with pre-Christmas numbers quickly reaching 185,000. During 2007, some 1.81m of the consoles were purchased, followed by 2.73m in 2008, GfK said.

This year's tally is 1.31m units. Christmas isn't yet passed, so there's room to growth that number further, though Nintendo will have to sell a lot if 2009 is to beat 2008's total.

Has the Wii's popularity peaked? Or is this just a brief, recession-induced dip? We shall see. ®

Wead our Wii weview here

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.