The UK arm our favourite Japanese gaming mecha, Nintendo, has announced that over 105,000 Wii consoles were sold over launch weekend, a new record. The previous record was last year when the Xbox 360 sold 70,000 on its launch weekend. What's funny is that apparently Nintendo sold over 110,000 DS units over the same period! Zelda: Twilight Princess and Wii Play were the top selling games.
Amazon.co.uk also saw the Wii setting new records, James Schall, videogame manager for Amazon UK to comment "We expected a high number of people to visit the site but the response was phenomenal, it's the fastest-selling pre-order item we have ever encountered - even eclipsing Harry Potter and Coldplay."
Sony's response? "We feel very confident that the PlayStation fan is going to wait until they can get a PlayStation 3...If they do pick up a Wii, it's as more of a novelty," says Sony spokesman Dave Karraker.