With thousands lined up, the Nintendo Wii has sold out on launch day in Japan.

With online pre-orders snapped up the moment they were available, thousands waited in line for a chance to buy the Nintendo Wii in Japan. Nintendo claims 400,000 units were shipped with another 600,000 planned before the end of the year. This amounts to 200,000 fewer units than North America received for launch.

Unlucky gamers who were too late for the 1000 or more people lines rushed to other shops who raffled off systems rather than sell them at a first come, first served basis.

Nintendo has been running strong in Japan, selling over 128,621 DS Lite systems in a one week period from November 13th to 19th. The PS3 sold 42,099 units and the PSP sold 16,90 during the same time frame.

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