Wii is the Fastest Console in U.S. History to Shift 35 Million Units
Posted by Trevor Chan
Several Nintendo titles reach new milestones
If you need proof that the Wii is still going strong, you only need to look at the month of February as Nintendo shifts another 5 million consoles in the United States in less than a year, with several games breaking new milestones to boot.
Having sold 30 million Wii consoles back in August, Nintendo has now broken the 35 million barrier in the U.S. according to market research company The NPD Group, making it the fastest console to do so in U.S. history. Over 454,000 Wii consoles were sold last month only.
It wasn't just hardware that was flying off the shelves as several high profile titles shifted big numbers too. Just Dance 2 was the best-selling title of February as more than 554,000 copies of the game were sold to gamers who couldn't wait to get jiggy with it. Donkey Kong Country Returns has now sold a staggering 2 million copies in just four months since its release back in November. Worldwide sales reached the 4 million mark only a month after its North American release, so it's nice to see the game is still doing well. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is proof that gamers' love or Mario is as strong as ever as 8 million copies have now been sold since it launched back in November 2009.
Since its release into the wild March last year, 2 million copies of Pokémon SoulSilver Version have been snapped up, and it's not just blocks that New Super Mario Bros. is breaking either as it breaks the 9 million barrier almost five years after its release in May 2006.