Nintendo has proudly announced today that the Wii Balance Board has just been awarded a new Guinness World Record for being “The best-selling personal weighing device.” In order to achieve this accolade, 32,114,428 Wii Balance Boards were sold worldwide between launch and November 2010. The figure is made up of 22,663,321 boards bundled with the original Wii Fit game, and 9,451,107 bundled with Wii Fit Plus. Since breaking the record, Nintendo says that it has now sold over 22.6 million copies of Wii Fit and more than 19.31 million copies of Wii Fit Plus worldwide.
Of course if you’re one of the few who hasn’t got a Wii Balance Board, Nintendo has launched two new Wii Fit Plus bundles, just in time to help you keep to those New Year’s resolutions. The first includes a black Wii console, Wii Fit Plus and a black Wii Balance Board. The second bundle is for those who already have a Wii console, and features a copy of Wii Fit Plus and a black Wii Balance Board only.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.”