Nintendo have confirmed that the Wii Balance Board has officially achieved a Guinness World Record for the 'best-selling personal weighing device'. The record was initially broken back in November 2010 when just over 32 million units had been sold worldwide as part of Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus bundles, though this was only announced today. Since the record was claimed the number of Balance Boards sold has increased to just shy of 42 million, an impressive figure.
Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of Marketing & PR of Nintendo of Europe, had this to say:
The launch of Wii Fit with the Wii Balance Board revolutionised the way people got active at home, making it fun and easy to exercise in the comfort of their own living room. As the Guinness World Record shows, sales of both Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus have remained healthy since the day they first went on sale and, with Wii now having sold over 30 million units across Europe, Nintendo hopes this trend will remain strong.
The last line is also positive for Nintendo, with 30 million Wii console sales in Europe adding to the good news that the number sold in the United States is approaching 40 million.
Do you still use Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus to shed those festive Holiday pounds?