Friday, December 28, 2007

17 Wii's Every Second

CNN is reporting that Amazon (our launch partner for What They Play, hence my interest in this) is having a remarkably good holiday season, going so far as to describe it as the retailer's "strongest to date." Of note in the story is the claim that "the online retailer said it sold about 17 Nintendo Wiis per second when the product was available." Apparently, it experienced its strongest holiday sales on Dec. 10, as customers ordered more than 5.4 million items, or 62.5 items every second. The company says it shipped products to more than 200 countries, with more than 3.9 million units sent on its peak day.