Nintendo Wii Sales Reach 3 Million Worldwide

This should come as no surprise to anyone, but, according to Videogame Charts, Nintendo has sold over 3 million Wiis worldwide. The Wii has been selling out almost instantly from every store, and this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down after Christmas. Nintendo has been having a good year so far, topping the Amazon sales chart with the DS and selling out everywhere with the Wii. The numbers so far for the Wii are 1,010,000 in Japan, 1,320,000 in the U.S. and 860,000 in Europe. The DS, which was launched 2 years ago, has sold 14,230,000 in Japan, 10,420,000 in the U.S. and 10,380,000 in Europe.

Other than Nintendo, the numbers thus far are pretty interesting. For comparison, the XBox 360 has sold 300,000 units in Japan, 4,950,000 in the U.S. and 2,490,000 in Europe after a year while the PS3, which launched 2 days after the Wii, has sold 480,000 in Japan, 700,000 in the U.S. and we have yet to see a European release.