Sorry, I'm playing news catch up today (yes, It's been one of those weeks) most of you will already know, but the Wii sold a whopping 50,000 units in the first 12 hours of launch, impressive.

"Within just 12 hours of going on sale, the much anticipated launch of the Nintendo Wii console has reached new heights of success with 50,000 units sold. The staggering figure translates to one unit sold throughout the UK every second, since the very first sale at the star-studded midnight store opening at HMV on London’s Oxford Street.

David Yarnton, General Manager, Nintendo UK says; “We are 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.”

Lets hope Nintendo can keep getting more units available in the UK over the remaining weeks before Christmas, countless parents are counting on you!