Make of that what you will. According to Zhuge, Wii didn't have that many consoles manufactured yet. If someone has better sourcing, it would help!
I don't see the Wii mentioned anywhere in Zhuge's tweet though. And the link to the Sony announcement is worded very carefully to state that it is the fastest selling console in Sony history, without mentioning all time console history.
PLAYSTATION®5 SURPASSES 10 MILLION UNITS SOLD, REMAINS THE FASTEST SELLING CONSOLE
IN SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY
Since launching in November 2020, PS5™ global sales have outpaced PlayStation®4, SIE’s previous record holder for fastest selling console
PS5 is the fastest-selling console in the company’s history and continues to outpace sales of its predecessor, PlayStation®4 (PS4™).
Wii launch 11/19/06 - 7/28/06 = 252 days to reach 10,169,429 units sold
PS5 launch 11/12/20 - 7/18/2021 = 249 days to reach 10,000,000+ units sold
Very important caveats to note:
I don't know what date the Wii crossed 10m units sold.
We do know.
As of June 30th 2021. (and announced july 18th?)
(when they collected sales data, and reached this conclusion. Granted even then, perphaps not all of it is upto date from all area's)
The PS5 was over 10m sold through, to consumers.
So its atleast 18-19 days less than what you wrote above.
Though that hardly matters much in the grand scheme of things.
Does that remain the case when you align the launches for Europe and Japan?
Shipped and forgotten wii crazy. The scalpers don´t have the force have today, the wii crazy make the wii in US have supply constraider for three years.
The shipped is sold to consumers in Wii case, people forget videogame history now?
1) US isnt the entire world.
2) even then, it takes time to ship things around the world, so shipped isn't the same as sold through to consumer. Reguardless of you claiming it is.
"people forget videogame history now?"
Alternate reality facts? were Shipped = sold through, instantly. Where USA = entire world?
Common now. You need to take Somini advice.
It's a record, the rest doesn't matter. There is no reason to get defensive or spin this.
Every record or fact can be spun if needed these days, but that is not what is being discussed here.
Last edited by JRPGfan - on 05 August 2021
PS5 is the fastest selling console to date, to sell 10m.
And it did so, as sold through to consumers.