Nintendo has announced that it has sold the 50 millionth Wii console at the salon.
The Japanese gaming maker Nintendo has announced that the sales of its well-known Wii console have reached the number of 50 million units Since the release of the console to the market In late 2006. The announcement was made to the public by Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata at a game developers' conference, where he also stated that the Wii console is the fastest-selling gaming hardware in history. "About 50 percent of all console sales were made in the United States and Canada, in Europe the sales percentage was 40 percent and in Japan the permit was sold," the company's CEO and president added.
Before the release of the console many people doubted its ability to stimulate interest in the market against competing consoles. However, Nintendo has been able to push forward and create a worldwide phenomenon called the Wii. The console arrived for the first time To stores in the United States In November, 2006, and a little later in early December, the console also reached stores In Japan And stores In Europe. At the end of the year 2008, Nintendo has overtaken its global console with its Wii console, the consoles of competing companies, Xbox 360 and Microsoft's PlayStation 3. By the beginning of the year 2009 sold about 45 million Wii consoles, 21 million PlayStation 3 consoles and 28 million Xbox 360 consoles.
The Wii console has quickly become a hit among gamers around the world, especially because its unique wireless game controller, called Wii Remote (and Wiimote). The games are unique to the console, like Wii Fit And Wii Play, easily turned into blockbusters.
Another Nintendo console that took a big step is the DS console, which earlier this month reached 100 million worldwide sales in less than five years. So basically sold during the last three months and 50 million DS consoles,50 million consoles sold within three years.