Nintendo has sold an average of 46,000 Wii Remotes each day in the US since the launch of the Wii in November 2006.
This figure adds up to a massive 65.3 million Wii Remotes sold. That's enough for every man, woman and child living in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit and San Francisco, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Dakota.
Breakdown of sales:
- 30.41 million included with the Wii hardware
- 12.92 million sold with Wii Play
- 18.56 million white versions sold separately
- 2.44 million black versions sold separately
- 467,500 pink versions sold separately
- 465,200 blue versions sold separately
In addition, Nintendo says it has sold 52.9 million Nunchuk controllers in the US.
The Wii Remote's run is coming to an end, however, to be replaced on November 7 with the Wii Remote Plus - merging the Wii Remote with the Motion Plus accessory.
A ratio of around 2:1 for Wii Remotes to Wii consoles suggests the Wii is very much a social platform, bringing people together to play.
This is no surprise given the success of games including Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.