Nintendo says the sales data on the 2 million units was collected by Nintendo from 'retail partner reporting', with the milestone 'achieved in 47 months' and establishing the Wii 'as the fastest selling home console'.
Previously, Nintendo's own DS handheld console held this record, selling through 'two million units in 52 months', with that figure handily smashed by the DS's bigger brother.
Launched what seems a long time ago now in December 2006, just a month before Apple announced its original iPhone, Nintendo's Wii certainly has 'ushered in a new era of video games' with 'built-in motion controls' for interactive video games that anyone can play, 'regardless of age, gender or gaming experience'.
And, as opposed to the original motion-sensing Wii remote controller, Nintendo now includes its new, improved remote, Wii Remote Plus with Wii MotionPlus functionality built in, something that is essential for the newest, more motion accurate games.
Available in black or white, Nintendo's Wii is also now available in red for a limited time only, at AUD $299.95.
Of course, some will be tempted by Microsoft's new motion-sensing Kinect system, where your entire body is now the controller, or Sony's 'Move' motion-sensing system, which has been branded as even more accurate than Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus, but even with the new challengers, Nintendo still has plenty of unique appeal, and despite already clocking up 2 million sales of the Wii in Australia, will clearly sell plenty more over the next 8 weeks!