Nintendo has revealed that Wii's opening weekend sales figures across Europe were every bit as impressive as its record-breaking UK debut – with 325,000 units snapped up in the territory.
Retail outlets across the continent sold out of the console hours after it went on sale last Friday. eBay has already been flooded with second-hand Wiis – which are proving popular with frantic fans keen to get their hands on the format before Christmas.
The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess shared a strong European tie ratio with the console, selling 240,000 in the weekend. Wii Play was also a big hit, with over 50 per cent of Wii buyers picking up a copy of the title.
Marketing director of Nintendo Europe Laurent Fischer said: "Wii has become an overnight success in Europe with people of all ages rushing out to get their hands on the console.
News source: MCV