18.61 million of these sales came in the 12 months ending March 31, 2008.
Just 5.84 million units were sold in the company’s previous financial year – but the Wii wasn’t launched until November, 2006.
This year’s Wii sales exceeded Nintendo’s expectations.
The company also confirmed that 26 games for the console have become million-sellers. Wii Fit, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Sports, Wii Play, Super Mario Galaxy and Mario Party 8 have all hit the milestone.Earlier, MCV reported that Nintendo's FY operating profit had doubled year-on-year - with net profit up 47.7 per cent.