The first consignment of UK Wiis sold out in just 12 hours. Nintendo has confirmed that 50,000 units shipped into the UK. A second allocation is due to arrive next week. The launch was greeted with predictable lines of gamers eager to embrace the console. The UK launch echoes consumer reaction seen at both the US and Japanese launches. According to Nintendo UK chief David Yarnton, the company expects to ship six million consoles before the end of its financial year in March ’07.