65.3 million Wii Remote controllers in the US

Damn, that’s a lot of waggle!

Nintendo says that 65.3 million controllers are in gamers hands in the United States. That means that every day since the Wii’s 2006 launch there have been about 46,000 Wiimotes sold a day. According to Nintendo’s figures, 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.

Here’s the breakdown:

The Nunchuk did almost as well with 52.9 million sold in the US.

Damn, that’s a lot of waggle!

Nintendo says that 65.3 million controllers are in gamers hands in the United States. That means that every day since the Wii’s 2006 launch there have been about 46,000 Wiimotes sold a day. According to Nintendo’s figures, 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.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 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

The Nunchuk did almost as well with 52.9 million sold in the US.

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