Wii Balance Board becomes a World Record Breaker

Nintendo have announced that their Wii Balance Board peripheral has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being “the best-selling personal weighing device”.

In order to achieve this, a total of 32,114,428 have been sold worldwide between the Wii Balance Board’s launch and November 2010. This encompasses 22,663,321 bundled with the original Wii Fit, and 9,451,107 that were bundled with Wii Fit Plus.

Since breaking the record, Nintendo has now sold over 22.67 million copies of Wii Fit and 19.31 million copies of Wii Fit Plus worldwide, such figures calculated up until September 2011, amounting to 41.98 million Wii Balance Board units.

“The launch of Wii Fit with the Wii Balance Board revolutionised the way people got active at home, making it fun and easy to exercise in the comfort of their own living room,” comments Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of Marketing & PR of Nintendo of Europe. “As the Guinness World Record shows, sales of both Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus have remained healthy since the day they first went on sale and, with Wii now having sold over 30 million units across Europe, Nintendo hopes this trend will remain strong.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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