Nintendo and AMD are celebrating as it has today shipped its 50 millionth Wii console.

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AMD and Nintendo have been working together for 10 years, with AMD providing providing graphics solutions for Nintendo spanning both the Wii and Nintendo GameCube consoles.

The Wii console uses ATI’s ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor – a custom graphics processing unit from AMD that enables Nintendo to provide a different style of game play and interaction for consumers around the world.

AMD’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Products Group, Rick Bergman said, “We congratulate Nintendo on this major milestone for its popular Wii console. AMD shares Nintendo’s excitement for delivering engaging experiences for every member of the family. We’re proud to provide the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip as the cool and quiet graphics engine that factors so prominently in the overall enjoyment for Wii owners. AMD counts Nintendo as a valued customer and we continue to work together to make console entertainment a growing phenomenon worldwide.”

Nintendo’s General Manager of Integrated Research and Development, Genyo Takeda said, “Nintendo values its ongoing relationship with AMD. AMD’s graphics technology expertise as displayed in the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip is a great part of the momentum of Wii. Our combined efforts help deliver entertaining experiences to create many smiling faces in living rooms around the world.”

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