Wii shatters US console sales record

The Wii’s doing okay. I guess. I think Nintendo’s going to make it, fellas.

MCV reports that after 31 months on sale in the US, the Wii’s 20 million units sold set the all time record for fastest selling console this side of the pond. It begs the question why 31 months is used as the measuring stick. Why not an even 36 months? What’s wrong with 33 months? Why was the 30 month mark skipped over? Anyways, it’s still an impressive milestone.

“The continued enthusiastic consumer response to our products shows that Nintendo has something for everyone,” says Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.

“For Nintendo, precision motion controls and social gaming are realities today. Upcoming games like Wii Sports Resort, launching at the end of July, and Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros Wii, coming this fall and holiday, will give consumers even more amazing experiences to enjoy.”

And we can’t forget the upcoming Wii Vitality Sensor attraction.