Nintendo has revealed that Wii Sports has sold 45.7 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest selling video game in history. The previous number one was the NES classic Super Mario Bros., which made its way into 40.23m households.
Both games have been featured in hardware bundles in some countries, which makes the sheer volume of sales a little easier to understand. Other bundle hits include Tetris (Game Boy, 33m) and Super Mario World (SNES, 20m).
Whichever way you cut it, 45 million copies sold is an incredible success and just goes to show how popular Nintendo's Wii has been with the general public. And to think people doubted it!