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Wii breaks records

Ninendo's new game console sells 325,000 units in Europe

Nintendo’s new Wii has become the fastest-selling game console in history, selling 325,000 units in Europe over its first two days in stores.

Fans were lined up outside retailers for up to three days before the console became available.

“The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” proved to be the most popular game to go along with Wii, as it sold 240,000 units.

“Wii has become an overnight success in Europe with people of all ages rushing out to get their hands on the console,” said Laurent Fischer, marketing director for Nintendo Europe. “Even at this early stage it is clear that Wii is delivering on its promise to expand the gaming market, with a uniquely diverse audience all keen to experience the sensation for themselves.”

In the Americas and Japan, Wii has sold over a million units since going on sale Nov. 19.