Wii’s first 18 months have seen record software and hardware sales in the US

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 19:29 GMT

According to this Kotaku piece, Wii’s American software and hardware sales for the first 18 months of its life have been the highest of any platform in history, Nintendo said today.

Speaking at the Electronic Gaming Summit in the US, NoA marketing head Cammie Dunaway said, “While we appreciate the impact the Playstation 2 had on sales and the industry, perhaps we are even more impactful.”

And here are the figures to prove it:

Software

  1. Wii – 50 million
  2. 360 – 28 million
  3. PS3 – 20 million
  4. PS2 – 42 million

Hardware

  1. Wii – 9.5 million
  2. 360 – 5.2 million
  3. PS3 – 4.2 million
  4. PS2 – 8.5 million

Like, blimey.

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