Nintendo's Software LTDs Still Require a Double Take
Mario Kart Wii inches closer to Wii Fit.
You always have to do a double take when looking at the life-to-date sales figures for Nintendo's biggest games. The numbers are just that high.
Expect to do a lot of double taking if you study Nintendo's latest supplemental earnings report.
Here are the latest life to date sales for Nintendo published games as listed in the report. For older titles, the figure in parentheses is what was sold just in the nine month period covering April through December 2009.
First up, Wii:
- Wii Sports: 60,069,000 (14,980,000)
- Wii Play: 26,710,000 (3,730,000)
- Wii Fit: 22,560,000 (4,340,000)
- Mario Kart Wii: 21,220,000 (5,820,000)
- Wii Sports Resort: 13,580,000
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii: 10,550,000
- Wii Fit Plus: 10,160,000
As you can see, the best selling Wii titles all have the "Wii" name in the name. Also, Nintendo has sold 20 million units of three Wii games (I'm not including Wii Sports, as it's packed in outside of Japan).
On the DS:
- New Super Mario Bros.: 21,390,000 (2,930,000)
- Brain Age: 18,590,000 (1,180,000)
- Mario Kart DS: 17,280,000 (2,660,000)
- Pokemon Platinum: 6,860,000 (3,100,000)
- Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver: 3,780,000
- Professor Layton and the Curious Village: 3,040,000 (1,390,000)
- Friend Collection: 2,740,000
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: 2,620,000 (2,130,000)
- Zelda Spirit Tracks: 2,450,000
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box: 2,230,000
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky: 1,330,000
(Note: for the Layton games, sales do not include Japan, where the games are published by their developer, Level-5.)
You can see regional breakdowns for yourself in Nintendo's supplemental report.
The report also contains charts showing region-by-region breakdowns for Wii and DS hardware sales over the last year, in case you want to see how insignificant Japan is.