Australia, June 20, 2007 - Did we really need more proof that Nintendo is making a mint on Wii in Australia? Well, sure - why not. Nintendo Australia has proudly announced their console has just surpassed the 100,000 units sold mark in Australia. This makes it the fastest selling console to reach that mark in the history of the region.
"We are pleased that Wii has achieved this benchmark, but we are ecstatic that it attained this whilst also reaching new audiences and expanding the scope of our entire industry" explains Rose Lappin, Director of Sales and Marketing. "We promised we would bring gaming to the masses, I think this is proof that we are heading in the right direction".
They also take a little dig at Sony with their introduction, "After securing, and holding, the Australian record for the biggest launch of a video game system in history...". Hats off, gentlemen. We LOL'd.
Ioi seems to be pretty on the mark for Australia with his Wii numbers! VGChartz has the console at around 97k on juni 10th. Nice job Ioi!