Long before the launch of the PlayStation 3, Sony had announced we would be seeing 400,000 consoles on the day of its release. Nintendo, however, didn’t give out a clear estimate of how many units we would see sold on launch, all we knew is we would see 4 million consoles worldwide by the end of the year. Nintendo has now given us the numbers, stating that 600,000 Wii systems were sold within the first week of its release.
Nintendo also made $190 million on first-party games and accessories, and 454,000 copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess were sold. Looks like a lot of us are going to be enjoying Link’s adventure this Christmas. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the new Legend of Zelda, be sure to check it out, it’s a great game.
Nintendo Sells More Than 600,000 Wii Systems [gamespot]