Some days ago I mentioned about the Wii success and then I saw interesting figures from gamesindustry.biz. Nintendo UK has reported that 50,000 units of the console were sold in just 12 hours. That’s one unit purchased every second according to them.
BBC reported about the sales – but from different point-of-view: “Wii shortages frustrating gamers”. Wii has not been shipped in many places and not every customer has had a chance to get the console delivered to them. Some people have pre-ordered Wii months ago, and still cannot get their hands on the vehicle anytime soon.
That’s a real problem for Nintendo, and there’s another problem knocking on the door: there has been a lawsuit about the Wii-mote patent.
We’ll see how it will go in the future – whether Nintendo can get enough consoles for customers and whether the patent issue is going to interrupt their business.