Though Nintendo may have a problem with follow-through, they sure know how to hype up fans for initial sales. In fact, Nintendo always sells plenty of hardware, though most of it may eventually lay in a corner, forgotten, because of lack of software support, but that’s neither here nor there. This week, according to VGCharts, we see that Nintendo has continued its tradition and has now sold over 4 million Wiis worldwide.
VGCharts, a site dedicated to providing up-to-date console sales numbers, is now showing that 4.02 million Wiis have been sold across the world. The global distribution at current shows Japan with 1.45 million units, the U.S. with 1.53 million and 1.04 million going to other (the catch-all for the smaller territories). The increasingly impressive Wii sales have led to interesting software sales numbers for Nintendo as well, with the 4 and 5 spot in Japan’s sales charts going to Wii Sports and Wii Play. In the U.S., The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is still the Wii’s top seller at position 5.
Now, if Nintendo can just CONTINUE releasing good software at a steady pace, they should be set. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though.