Fair and balanced: Wii kicks some console butt in UK over Easter

Like Jesus, we all love the Wii. And, according to the latest numbers, so do the Brits. After reports of various impressive sale numbers for the PlayStation 3, now it appears as if the wonderful Wii is taking back its rightful place on top of the chart in the UK. From GamesIndustry:

Nintendo has told GamesIndustry.biz that Easter gift buying and a rise in the number of Wii units shipped to retail contributed to 25,000 units being sold in the UK last week.

Leaked Chart-Track figures showed that 17,000 PlayStation 3 units were shifted during the same period, while the figure for Xbox 360 stood at 11,000. A spokesperson for Chart-Track declined to comment on the data.

The spokesperson went on to say that the Easter holiday was a major factor in the high figure for Wii units sold. “Easter was the catalyst for the spike in sales,” he said. “It’s a traditional gifting week and that was definitely a contributing factor, along with the fact that there was more stock than usual.”

Easter and Nintendo: Making happy time music together since the rise of the Lord. 

Robert Summa