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Published on November 28th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Wii sells over 600,000 Consoles in One Week

Great SCOTT – they’ve done it! The Wii has sold well over a half million consoles within it’s first week on the market. Surprised?

Nintendo today proudly announced that in its first week of availability the Wii console has sold more than 600,000 units in the Americas. According to the company, “Thats a rate of nearly one per second continuously since the Nov. 19 launch. Including just first-party software and accessory sales, Wii instantly has become a $190 million business in the Americas.”

Wii Sports is likely the most played game since it comes bundled with the system, but The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess cant be far behind as its sold more than 454,000 units in the Americas, which accounts for over 75 percent of all hardware purchasers.

Wow. Just wow. It goes without saying that the launch of the Wii is nothing short of phenomenal. On top of that, close to 80% of Wii owners purchasing Link’s latest adventure only means that the wait was well worth it. I know a handful of people with it, and they’re suggesting that it’s not only the best Legend of Zelda they’ve ever played, but very close to being the best game. That says amazing things about the possibilities of the Wii that people haven’t even considered yet.

The only negative thing that can be said right now is that they’re not meeting demand. Has anyone been able to get a Wii? I sure haven’t, and I’ve called about every store in the area looking! Target, Wal-Mart, GameStop, EB Games, Rhino, Best Buy, the list goes on and on… Not only are they out of consoles, they’re constantly getting calls asking when they’ll be getting more in.

If anyone has gotten their hands on one, what do you think? The world wants to know!

Wii Sells 600K Units in First Week [via GameDaily BIZ]

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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