Woolworths claims that Wii Fit
was selling at a rate of 90 copies per minute on Friday when it launched.
has been flying off the shelves at a rate of over 90 a minute this morning?, says Woolworths games trading manager, Gerry Berkley. ?This is a revolution in computer gaming. For a game not targeted at gamers to sell in numbers like this is unheard of and is genuinely changing the market.
Berkley went on to state that the game - which comes with the Balance Board peripheral - was selling... well, we'll let him tell you. ?Wii Fit
will definitely smash its targets and in terms of volume and speed of sale it is even bigger than the launch of the Wii itself."
That's right... bigger than the console's launch. If retailers across Europe have had the same experience, that will add up to sales exceeding 325,000
over the weekend - a feat SPOnG would not be surprised to see. The Wii is now a tried and tested piece of hardware with a large installed base ready to buy its software rather than the un-tested (albeit massively-hyped) console it was at launch.Wii Fit
is also unlikely to have been subject to quite the same kind of shortages as the Wii itself -
which isn't to say Wii Fit
has been easy to get hold of. A quick look on Woolworth's website for Wii Fit
now reveals the legend, "Sorry, out of stock". A cursory glance over the websites for GAME and GameStation shows similar messages.
Check in with SPOnG for the Charts tomorrow for more on how Wii Fit
has fared at retail. For more on Wii Fit
right now, check out SPOnG's review