Let's Break Down Nintendo's Biggest Selling Wii Games (Let's!)

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You've seen us break down Nintendo's DS sales. Now let's look at the Wii sales! Since this includes the Christmas quarter, sales are looking good, in both Japan and The West.

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These are the sales numbers for the period April 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, and include not just total Wii game sales, but a break down of the sales in Japan and "not in Japan", along with total lifetime sales. Yup, lifetime sales.

So let's breaking down. Yes. Let's.

Wii Sports (includes software bundled with console)
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 18.95 million
*of which
Japan: 470,000 units
Overseas: 18.48 million units
Life-to-date Total: 40.5 million units

Mario Kart Wii
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 13.67 million
*of which
Japan: 2.2 million units
Overseas: 11.46 million units
Life-to-date Total: 13.67 million units

Wii Fit
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 12.16 million
*of which
Japan: 1.38 million units
Overseas: 10.79 million units
Life-to-date Total: 14.01 million units

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Wii Play (Wii Remote bundled)
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 9.4 million
*of which
Japan: 300,000 units
Overseas: 9.09 million units
Life-to-date Total: 20.91 million units

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 3.2 million
*of which
Japan: 210,000 units
Overseas: 3.04 million units
Life-to-date Total: 8.1 million units

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Animal Crossing: City Folk
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 3.2 million
*of which
Japan: 1.22 million units
Overseas: 2 million units
Life-to-date Total: 3.22 million units

Wii Music
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 2.5 million
*of which
Japan: 420,000 units
Overseas: 2.08 million units
Life-to-date Total: 2.5 million units

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Link's Crossbow Training (Packaged with Wii Zapper)
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 1.7 million
*of which
Japan: 250,000 units
Overseas: 1.49 million units
Life-to-date Total: 3.44 million units

Super Mario Galaxy
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 1.56 million
*of which
Japan: 40,000 units
Overseas: 1.5 million units
Life-to-date Total: 7.6 million units

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Mario Party 8
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 1.42 million
*of which
Japan: 100,000 units
Overseas: 1.3 million units
Life-to-date Total: 6.28 million units

Mario Super Sluggers
Apr. - Dec. 2008
Total: 1.2 million
*of which
Japan: 220,000 units
Overseas: 980,000 units
Life-to-date Total: 1.2 million units

DISCUSSION

Alex_Mexico
Alex_Mexico

That settles it: if a game on the Wii comes with a freaking plastic thing alongside the game disc it sells fucktons!

SSBB is a much better game (except for the online) than Mario Kart and yet it has sold in less time 1.5 times more!

And im also bummed Wii music has sold this well. What's to keep Nintendo from making cheap games since they always turn a massive profit? Why even care to make a multi million dollar Zelda in 2-3 years if you can come up with Wii Scratch in 4 months and sell 3million?

Damn.