Wii notches up 50 million sales

Nintendo sets a new game console record

TOKYO — The Nintendo Wii console will pass the 50 million worldwide sales mark this month, setting a new game console record.

The Wii is set to hit the milestone two years and four months after launch, eight months faster than previous record holder, Sony’s PlayStation 2.

The Wii console has lured million of gamers of all ages with the Wii Fit, Wii Sports and other software that even beginners with no interest in traditional games can enjoy.

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