Wii Balance Board Becomes Record Breaker


Nintendo has today revealed that the Wii’s popular fitness peripheral has been awarded a Guinness World Record for ‘The best-selling personal weighing device’.

According to Nintendo, in order to break the record a total of 32,114,428 Wii Balance Boards were sold worldwide between launch and November 2010 comprising of 22,663,321 which were bundled with the original Wii Fit and 9,451,107 with the Wii Fit Plus software.

Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of Marketing & PR of Nintendo of Europe comments: “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. 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.”

Nintendo has reportedly now sold over 22.67 million copies of Wii Fit and more than 19.31 million copies of Wii Fit Plus worldwide since the record figures were taken and with new bundles currently available alongside the release of the black Wii console and a lot of Christmas calories to be burnt off, those numbers will most likely grow further.  Let us know your thoughts and whether or not your new years resolution includes a Wii fitness regime via the comments below.

Began gaming on a hand-me-down Commodore Vic-20 back in the mid 80's and hasn't managed to shake the addiction yet. Genres of choice include anything that contains bullets and/or bouncy balls. Has been known to dabble in Destiny content.


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