Wii Controllers Selling Really Well

on October 26, 2010 9:00 AM

Wii Controllers Selling Really Well

Nintendo has shared that 65 million Wii remotes have been sold in the United States since the launch of the system almost 4 years ago. The company says it sells an average of 46,000 Wii Remotes every day.

Nintendo then made the following statements:

“How much is 65.3 million Wii Remote controllers? That’s enough for every man, woman and child living in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit and San Francisco, and enough still remains for every resident of Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Dakota. This demonstrates that Wii owners like to play and they like to play together. They’re not the stereotypical gamers playing alone in their parents’ basement.”

The following is a breakdown of all the Wii remotes sold in the United States:

  • 30.41 million included with the Wii hardware
  • 12.92 million sold with Wii Play
  • 18.56 million white versions sold separately
  • 2.44 million black versions sold separately
  • 467,500 pink versions sold separately
  • 465,200 blue versions sold separately

Additionally, 52.9 million Wii Remote Nunchuk attachments were sold in the United States through September. That is pretty darn impressive.

 /  Community Manager & Editor
Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.
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