50,000 Wii consoles sold in half a UK day

Wii Play in the UKNintendo of Europe has announced that last Friday at the Wii launch there, the new console sold 50,000 units in 12 hours. This is equal to the sales rate in America, since in these UK numbers also equated to one unit being sold every second.

Nintendo UK’s general manager David Yarnton said that the company is delighted with “the amazing response to Wii and that people of all ages and gaming experience are embracing the way that we are turning the industry on its head.”

“With so many units sold it is great to see that people will be enjoying Wii with their families this Christmas. We are doing everything we can do to meet demand throughout Christmas and the New Year period”, he added.