Wii Could Top 100 Million by 2012

If you thought the Nintendo Wii’s success was somehow a fluke and would only be short lived, think again. According to one analyst, we’ve only just seen the beginning of Nintendo’s reign at the top.

 

If you haven’t been able to find a Nintendo Wii don’t feel too bad. Millions of people are in the same boat as you, as is evident by the fact that many retailers such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy simply can’t keep the item in stock. However, if you were hoping that the popularity would die down enough for you to actually find one, it appears you may have to wait for a little while longer as according to one analyst, the Wii will continue to be a hot item.

 

So hot, in fact, that according to Nomura Securities analyst Yuta Sakurai, there will be 100 million Nintendo Wii consoles in homes across the world by 2012. Explaining his belief to the Telegraph, Sakurai said “around 80% of Wii consoles are in family living rooms. The company has managed to embed the system in people’s lifestyles.”

There is no denying that the Nintendo Wii has become integrated in people’s lives. Everyone from hardcore gamers to soccer moms to grandparents seems to have a Wii in their home. In fact, recently the first Wii café opened in the Netherlands. When I heard about this a small part of me died, but it is still a testament to the growing popularity of the Nintendo Wii.

 

It is also interesting to note that the Nintendo Wii is predicted to top 100 million in 2012, which according to the ancient Mayan people is the same year the world is supposed to end. Coincidence? Only time will tell.

 

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