Nintendo will stop manufacturing Wii consoles in Japan soon.
The current Wii console is to be phased out in Europe, Nintendo has told Eurogamer. It will be replaced by the just-announced new Wii design.
Party game sequel Wii Play: Motion will launch across Europe on 24th June.
Nintendo's new set of mini-games makes use of the Wii Motion Plus add-on. Wii Play: Motion comes bundled with a Wii Remote Plus, which has the add-on built in.
The original Wii Play is one of the best-selling games of all time. What the heck? It's true - the original included a Wii Remote for free. This time around Europeans get a red flavoured Wii Remote Plus. North American gamers have the title a week earlier and are gifted a black coloured remote instead.
Data tracker NPD has declared that Wii Play is the best selling game in North America - ever.
Nintendo has revealed that Wii Play has sold over 10 million copies across the US alone.
"Even if you believe people are buying Wii Play solely for the controller, that indicates that there are now more than 10 million people who have an extra Wii Remote controller in their homes," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America almost-boss, in a statement picked up by GameSpot.
"When added to the 12.7 million Wii Remote controllers that have sold separately, this reinforces the growing social gaming trend we have been seeing where friends and family use their Wii games as a social hub - both in person and online."
Even by counting newly-released PC numbers and combining multiformat sales, Wii Play remains the best selling US game of 2008. But not by much.
Nintendo has boasted about Wii becoming the best-selling current generation console in the US.
Mini-games and trying not to be thick have maintained their allure in Spain and Germany according to new weekly chart data.
Nintendo is happy because its Wii console has shifted a meaty 5 million on home turf in Japan, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Nintendo has continued its winning streak in the US, finishing comfortably ahead of opposition for hardware sales in 2007.
Launching the Wii with just one big first party title is something of a calculated gamble for Nintendo. It knows that enough hardcore early adopters will be more than content to plough through Zelda over Christmas - but at the same time it has to try and gently educate the casual audience about how to use a Wii remote without being too patronising about it.
The first step, of course, is to bundle Wii Sports with the console and give everyone a suite of pick-up-and-play multiplayer games. Admittedly, for all its charms, it's not really got the depth to justify its release as a standalone product. But, even so, it's something you'll be more than happy to stick on to amuse friends and normally reluctant family members - just as everyone did with EyeToy.
But the inevitable problem with any new console is the bothersome need to buy extra controllers - and the Wii is no exception to the rule. Fortunately Nintendo has sweetened the prospect of buying a second Wii remote slightly by making Wii Play available as part of a bundle pack for Ł34.99 - only Ł5 more than a controller costs on its own.
Amongst the many titles shown off in Japan at Nintendo's Wii unveiling earlier today was a new Resident Evil title called Umbrella Chronicles.