European Wii sales surpass 30 million

Nintendo also receives Guinness World Record for 'The best-selling personal weighing device'

We've received updated console sales figures from Microsoft and Sony over the past 24 hours, so now it's Nintendo's turn.


The platform holder revealed today that European Wii sales hit 30 million units in the week ended December 25, 2011, but it wasn't exactly shouting about it.

The casual lifetime hardware sales update was tucked away in a press release about the Wii Balance Board being "awarded a prestigious, new Guinness World Record for 'The best-selling personal weighing device'". Seriously. In Nintendo's own words:

In order to break the record, a total of 32,114,428 Wii Balance Boards were sold worldwide between launch and November 2010. This figure comprises 22,663,321 bundled with the original Wii Fit software and 9,451,107 bundled with Wii Fit Plus software. Since breaking the record, Nintendo has now sold over 22.67** million copies of Wii Fit and more than 19.31** million copies of Wii Fit Plus worldwide.

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