Nintendo’s financial results for the previous quarter, released earlier today, were nothing less than impressive. What’s even potentially more impressive was how quickly it appears the Wii will overtake lifetime-to-date sales of its predecessor, the Nintendo GameCube. According to Nintendo’s own numbers, the GameCube had sold 21.72 million units over the course of its six year-plus lifespan, as of December 31, 2007. The Wii, just 14 months on the market, has sold 20.13 million, putting the waggle-box a mere 1.59 million units behind the ‘Cube.
In Wii terms, that ain’t nothin’.
With Nintendo now manufacturing 1.8 million Wiis a month and seemingly selling every on of those consoles, it won’t be long until the Wii overtakes the GameCube, if it hasn’t already.