Nintendo is reporting that the total installed user base for the Wii in Europe is now at 14.2 million, which, if you know about numbers, is a large number. This number is largely in thanks to the fact that 8.3 million Wiis were sold in 2008, which marks a 58 percent increase over 2007’s sales. Of course back in 2007 the Wii was ridiculously hard to find instead of just really hard to find.
In the UK alone the Wii has sold 2.9 million units, which, once again, if you know about numbers, is a big number. Nintendo hasn’t released their worldwide sales yet, but estimates put it somewhere around 40 million units. 40 million, for those of you who don’t know anything about numbers, is an even bigger number than the aforementioned other two big numbers. Nintendo claims that these numbers show that their “wish to expand the gaming population has strong potential in Europe.” We say that judging by the fact that 8.3 million is the largest annual sales total for a console ever that that potential has already been fulfilled.