That’s right, the Nintendo Wii has now sold it’s 30 millionth copy, and what’s more, in only 45 months! There was a time when Sony could tout the Playstation 2 as the fastest selling console of all time, but it seems the Wii has outdone that console  – and by a margin of 15 months. Though the Wii has a long way to go until it catches up with older consoles in terms of lifetime sales, it would appear it’s well on its way.

In the words of Nintendo’s Vice President of Marketing, Cammie Dunaway, “More than any other video game system in history, Wii has expanded the world of video games to new audiences.” In other words, try to imagine your grandma playing Wii Play and then try to imagine her playing Gears of War, and see which seems more natural.

As part of the press release, Nintendo also listed top ten best selling games for the Wii:

  1. Wii Play
  2. Mario Kart Wii
  3. Wii Fit (with Balance Board)
  4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  5. Wii Sports Resort
  6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  7. Super Mario Galaxy
  8. Wii Fit Plus (with Balance Board)
  9. Mario Party 8
  10. Link’s Crossbow Training

For a list of the top ten best selling third party games, be sure to check the link!


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