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Wii Breaks Sales Records in UK 74

pluke writes "According to the Daily Telegraph, the Wii has sold 1,000,000 units during 38 weeks in the UK. This makes it the UK's fastest selling console ever, beating the Playstation 2 (50 weeks) and the Xbox 360 (60 weeks). Some industry analysts are also reporting that the Wii has overtaken the XBOX 360 to now become the worlds market leader across console and handheld fields. 'The sales figures are particularly impressive because the Wii was in short supply following its much-heralded launch just before last Christmas [ie, Xmas 2006], and has only recently become easily available again.'"
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Wii Breaks Sales Records in UK

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  • Re:Just have to (Score:3, Insightful)

    by seebs ( 15766 ) on Friday August 31, 2007 @09:45AM (#20423791) Homepage
    What do you think "kiddie" means? Why do you think Mario is a "kiddie game"?

    C. S. Lewis once observed that, as a ten year old, he would have been horribly embarassed had anyone found out that he read fairy tales. As an adult, he outgrew such childish things -- such as the fear of being seen to be childish. He read fairy tales openly, because he no longer worried that people would look down on him.

    I've never seen anyone over about twenty-five worrying about whether games are "kiddie games". By thirty, people are enjoying Mario games because they're fun.
  • Re:Heh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by faloi ( 738831 ) on Friday August 31, 2007 @09:47AM (#20423809)
    The people over at Nintendo must be happy.

    Relieved is probably more like it. They had one shot as surging back to prominence, and they nailed it. Now hopefully more and more game developers will realize it's worthwhile to develop on the console, and hopefully they'll develop stuff using the consoles unique control methods effectively.

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