Data released by the NPD Group put Wii as the top selling console in the US selling practically every available console during February. Much the same, the DS was the top selling handheld system with its incredible 485,000 units.

"We're gratified that the explosive appeal of Wii, in terms of both new players and new ways to play, has created unprecedented demand, substantially beyond supply," says Reggie Fils-Aime, president, Nintendo of America. "But we also understand that there are hundreds of thousands of consumers still waiting to get their hands on the system so we continue to both ship more units to retail every week and work non-stop to build capacity."

Together, Nintendo systems represented 54 percent of all hardware sales in February, more than those of all other manufacturers combined.

According to NexGenWars Wii has now sold over 5 million units catching up quickly to the Xbox 360 with 10 million sales. PS3 is lagging behind with its stock problems selling a total of 1.6 million units to date.