Nintendo Wii sales hit 50 million

By Maggie Shiels
Technology reporter, BBC News website, San Francisco
Page last updated at 00:01 GMT, Thursday, 26 March 2009

Global sales of Nintendo's Wii console have passed 50 million, the company's boss Satoru Iwata has said.

The Wii is now the fastest-selling games console in history, surpassing the PlayStation 2.

Mr Iwata also said that Nintendo's handheld DS console had shipped 100m units around the world.

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