I remember back in 2006, waiting in line to be one of the first and few to get Nintendo’s shiny, white, rectangle console.It was a cool November but all the excitement and the fellow Nintendo fans made it a warm wait. I was so full of happiness after I purchased the Wii that I rushed home right away, set it up and popped in Twilight Princess then played until the sun came up. Luckily I didn’t have to work the next day.
Weeks following that it seems store shelves could not hold on to the console due to the amazing demand, and even two years later sales showed little sign of slowing. The Wii was constantly at the top of NDP hardware lists and sales charts and right before a large drop in sales Wii Fit was released and kept its reign supreme. Not until last year did the Wii actually drop in sales by a significant amount.
So, this may comes as no surprise but Nintendo announced today via a press release that they have reached a milestone. 30 million Nintendo Wii Consoles have been sold since it’s launch November 19 and this is just in the United States alone. That is pretty huge considering it did this 15 months faster than the PS2 did it. Also in the press release was the top software titles sold for each, first and third party companies. These are after the break.
According to the independent NPD Group, the top 10 best-selling Nintendo-published Wii games in the United States are:
1. Wii Play™
2. Mario Kart™ Wii
3. Wii Fit™ (with Wii Balance Board™ accessory)
4. New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii
5. Wii Sports Resort
6. Super Smash Bros.™ Brawl
7. Super Mario Galaxy™
8. Wii Fit™ Plus (with Wii Balance Board™ accessory)
9. Mario Party™ 8
10. Link’s Crossbow Training
According to the independent NPD Group, the top 10 best-selling Wii games from third-party publishers in the United States are:
1. Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock from Activision
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games™ from SEGA
3. LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga from LucasArts
4. Carnival Games™ from Take-Two Interactive
5. Game Party from Midway
6. EA Sports Active™ from Electronic Arts
7. Just Dance™ from Ubisoft
8. Rayman Raving Rabbids™ from Ubisoft
9. DECA SPORTS™ from Hudson Entertainment
10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games™ from SEGA
Surprised by Nintendo’s success, disappointed? Comment. Also, were is my red Wii, they probably would have sold even more, they look sweet.