This link popped up on a NeoGAF thread, in which poster Dalthien says that he just realized he hadn’t see this info anywhere else. I know I haven’t heard it before, even though the article is over a week old.
“We’re hoping if you’re already an Xbox 360 owner and you want a new experience, that you’ll pick up a Wii this Christmas or maybe next year. If you’ve never played before, we think that this may get you hooked on video games. We’re looking at a million (units) for North America at launch. When Sony came out (with their PS3 announcement), they said 300,000. If we get what we’re supposed to get, this will be our most plentiful launch in the 15 years I’ve been at Nintendo. All signs are actually extremely positive.” - Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manage