Nintendo Power’s Wii Million Sellers Club

September 30, 2011 -

Nintendo Power has compiled a list of the top selling Wii games to-date in the United States. All of the games in the list have sold at least a million copies and not all of them were made by Nintendo - though all of the usual Nintendo are mostly at the top of the heap.

In fact only Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 managed to break into the top ten at number 8. The rest of the top ten is all Nintendo. Still there's an interesting mix of titles in there and some surprising numbers for games that you wouldn't think would be capable of muscling their way in like Cooking Mama Cook Off and Carnival Games.

Anyway, here are the numbers according to Nintendo Power (in millions), which we found by way of GoNintendo:

 

  1. Wii Play 13.04
  2. Mario Kart Wii 10.64
  3. Super Mario Bros. Wii 8.36
  4. Wii Fit w/ Balance Board 8.15
  5. Wii Sports Resort 6.05
  6. Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board 5.35
  7. Super Smash Bros.: Brawl 5.28
  8. Just Dance 2 5.09
  9. Super Mario Galaxy 4.38
  10. Link's Crossbow Training 3.47
  11. Mario Party 8 3.47
  12. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2.82
  13. Guitar Hero III 2.76
  14. Just Dance 2.71
  15. LEGO Star Wars: Complete Saga 2.48
  16. Super Mario Galaxy 2 2.4
  17. Donkey Kong Country Returns 2.35
  18. Mario & Sonic at Olympic Games 2.12
  19. Carnival Games 1.88
  20. Michael Jackson: Experience 1.88
  21. Game Party 1.78
  22. Wii Fit Plus (Standalone) 1.71
  23. EA Sports Active 1.56
  24. Disney Epic Mickey 1.52
  25. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party 1.42
  26. Deca Sports 1.35
  27. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games 1.34
  28. Rayman Raving Rabbids 1.28
  29. Super Paper Mario 1.27
  30. LEGO Batman 1.17
  31. Wii Music 1.16
  32. Mario Super Sluggers 1.13
  33. Cooking Mama: Cook Off 1.08
  34. LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures 1.08
  35. Animal Crossing: City Folk 1.06
  36. Wipeout: The Game 1.06
  37. Star Wars: Force Unleashed 1.06
  38. Resident Evil 4 1.05
  39. Guitar Hero World Tour 1.02
  40. uDraw 1.02
  41. Rock Band Special Edition 1.01
  42. Call of Duty: World at War 1.01

 


 
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Mattsworknamemeet ips. stupid phone.05/27/2015 - 11:34pm
MattsworknameI feel ups should have a hard line expiration date. if a company doesn't use them for ten years they have to put it on the market or make it open source05/27/2015 - 11:34pm
MechaCrashPride does play a factor. If you sell an IP to someone, and they make a ton of money off it, it makes you look like a tool: why didn't YOU make that money? Better to sit on it than be embarassed that way.05/27/2015 - 10:58pm
ZippyDSMleeAS far as I understand it the suits think sitting on a an IP till the time is right is more profitable than tradeing it around.....hevean forbit soemone use soemthing to make money with....05/27/2015 - 9:58pm
Andrew EisenOh, there's also the Facebook page.05/27/2015 - 4:29pm
hidannikOkay :( Guess I'll just have to YouTube it when I've caught up on all the other podcasts.05/27/2015 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenI honestly don't know. The show is on my YouTube channel and we promote it here on the site every week.05/27/2015 - 4:11pm
hidannikIs there nothing a podcast app can key on?\05/27/2015 - 4:09pm
Andrew EisenYeah, we lost Libsyn quite some time ago. As such, no RSS or iTunes. We're working on finding a new (and cost effective) home but it's been really slow going.05/27/2015 - 4:07pm
hidannikThe last one on that feed was Feb 905/27/2015 - 4:05pm
hidannikThe feed is at superpac.libsyn.com05/27/2015 - 4:05pm
hidannikI ask because it hasn't shown up in my PocketCasts feed in a while. (I'm currently a month behind)05/27/2015 - 4:02pm
E. Zachary KnightAE, Loved your mom as the guest on your 30 Days of Netflix series. She is one interesting lady.05/27/2015 - 3:47pm
E. Zachary Knighthidannik, If you mean on iTunes, we are working to get it back up there soon. Otherwise, the show must go on. We record live every Saturday at 8pm Central05/27/2015 - 3:47pm
Andrew Eisenhidannik - The podcast will continue this weekend and every weekend after for the foreseeable future. What makes you ask?05/27/2015 - 3:29pm
Matthew WilsonI say no it isnt, but it depends on the reason for not selling it. were the pressured to not sell it. aka target au, or did they chose not to on their own aka gog with hatred.05/27/2015 - 3:28pm
hidannikIs there no more podcast?05/27/2015 - 3:26pm
E. Zachary KnightHere is another thought exercise. How would you feel if game developers traded in IP? http://gamasutra.com/blogs/JorgeMunoz/20150520/243471/Why_dont_developers_buysell_intellectual_property_much_like_other_assets.php05/27/2015 - 3:24pm
Andrew EisenSlightly Mad Studio comments on Wii U version of Project Cars: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/05/exclusive_slightly_mad_studio_head_ian_bell_sets_the_record_straight_on_project_cars_wii_u05/27/2015 - 11:54am
E. Zachary KnightGamasutra has a really interesting interview with the Hatred developers. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/AlbertPalka/20150526/244229/Real_talk_with_Destructive_Creations_Hatred_interview.php05/27/2015 - 10:11am
 

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