Eurogamer, courtesy of GameIndustry.biz, reports today that the Wii will soon become the No. 1 console in the U.K. Bangers and mash for everyone! (that may be an Irish/Scottish dish, so I apologize in advance)
The Nintendo Wii is on course to hit one million sales in the UK within three to four weeks, according to official sell-through figures from Chart-Track, Eurogamer is reporting.
Currently the console is outselling the 360 in the UK by over four to one, and the PS3 by more than six to one each week. If it keeps it up, it should pass the GameCube’s lifetime UK sales figure of just over a million by the end of September.
Naturally, then, its next milestone will be to overhaul Microsoft’s lead in the UK – which, if the current trend continues, could be before the end of October.
Halo 3 comes out around that time though, which could be interesting. And messy. And pretty much fun for everyone involved. Well, not the game companies, but the gamers anyway. Kudos to Nintendo though, they didn’t even have to hand out 40″ plasma screens at launch to get this momentum. :-/