Eurowiians buy Nintendo crazy fast

All was quiet in London today, and Prague and Berlin too. The Wii has sold out, and everyone was home playing their shiny new systems with a series of European-style arm flails. They look just like us Yanks do, but the swooshing sounds are in German, Olde English and Czech. Back on topic, Nintendo said today that a total of 325,000 consoles sold in Europe in two days. This makes the console not only the fastest selling in the U.K., but all of Europe as well.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was a bit more popular in Europe than Japan, and sold 240,000 copies over the launch weekend (74% attachment rate). Wii Play was bought by more than 50% of Wii purchasers.

Store shelves are currently empty of Wii consoles right now, but Nintendo Europe marketing director Laurent Fischer said more are on the way. For those keeping score at home, the Wii worldwide tally to date is approximately 1,325,000 units sold since Nov. 19.