Wii Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary in Europe
Posted by James Newton
Hasn't it grown?
Five years ago today, the motion control phenomenon started in Europe.
The humble Nintendo Wii reached European stores on 8th December 2006, and set sales records in many territories: in the UK, over 105,000 Wii consoles were sold in the opening weekend, beating the previous record of 70,000 sales set by the Xbox 360.
That success was replicated all over the continent, with more than 325,000 units across Europe the first two days of sale, becoming the fastest-selling home console in European history. Heck, even The Queen plays Wii.
Did you pick up your Wii console on 8th December 2006? Share your Wii stories in our comments below.