Nintendo's global dominance asserts itself in Britain as Wii overtakes the 360 despite a year head start; DS smashes its own single week hardware sales record.
The latest Chart Track data on UK hardware sales has revealed that, with the sale of 100,000 units last week, Wii has exceeded the installed user base of the Xbox 360. In spite of globally constrained supply limiting hardware allocations to the UK, Wii has attained this position in only half the time that Microsoft's console has sat on store shelves.
The hardware statistics also reveal that Nintendo DS has once again broken the single week hardware sales record in the UK, setting the bar at 212,584 units during the week ending December 1. That is a more than 11% improvement on the previous mark set immediately beforehand by Nintendo's handheld sales juggernaut.
These are the latest amongst several UK sales milestones for Nintendo this year, which saw Wii become the fastest console to sell a million units in addition to eclipsing the GameCube's lifetime sales.