Could Wii outsell the PS2? Iwata thinks it can

With over 100 million units sold worldwide, the PlayStation 2's success is nothing to scoff at. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, however, believes that his latest contraption -- built entirely out of two Gamecube's duct taped together -- can surpass those numbers.

In an interview with Reuters, Iwata spoke of the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 2, adding "if we can make our bid to expand the gaming population a continued success, we could exceed that."

When it comes to the recent fire sale of the PlayStation 3, Iwata doesn't seem terribly concerned, noting that the overlap between the customers Sony is targeting against those of Nintendo is quite small. However, Reuters claims that Sony's "price drop" was a move to better compete with Nintendo. If that's the case, we anxiously await their bathroom scale peripheral.

[via GamesIndustry.biz]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.