Nintendo of Australia have just sent through word the Wii is "officially the fastest selling home console to sell through 500,000 units in Australia". According to the Press Release
this data (via GFK) sees the Wii reaching the 500,000 unit mark some 23 weeks faster than the previous record holder.
While this sounds cool, Nintendo still have an uphill battle to face among the more core audience of gamers after a very lacklustre E3 performance (stay tuned for our thoughts on their presence very shortly) with virtually no new serious titles announced beyond Pikmin 3 and Animal Crossing City Folk. The Aussie press release (linked above), however, does point out some key releases for the platform this year (DS as well), so be sure to have a look.