Nintendo: Wii becomes fastest-selling UK console ever

Nintendo has announced that its Wii video game console has sold over 6 million units in the UK in less than three years to become the fastest-selling UK console ever.

"Figures released today courtesy of the UK's leading independent music, video and software performance and sales tracking company, Chart Track-GfK, show Nintendo's home console, Wii, has now sold more than six million units in the UK alone since launch."

The Nintendo Wii was released in the UK on December 8, 2006 and went on to claim the record in the week ending November 28, 2009.

"The landmark figure, achieved in less than three years on sale, makes Wii the fastest selling video game console in UK history and the quickest ever to reach six million units sold. Wii was originally launched in the UK on 8th December 2006 and officially passed six million UK sales week ending 28th November 2009."

Commenting on the 6 million sales figure, David Yarnton, General Manager of Nintendo UK added: "With its inclusive, family friendly and fun nature, we're very pleased Wii seems to have captured the imagination of over six million families across the UK and reached such a landmark sales figure in such a short space of time. We'll work even harder to ensure that the interest in Wii stretches over months and years, appealing to people of all ages and gaming experience."

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