Nintendo dominated software sales in Australia last year. The top six best-sellers were all Wii exclusives. But how many copies did they sell?
Nintendo has forwarded us lifetime sales figures for Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, Mario Kart Wii and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. And they’re all very big numbers.
Wii Fit has now sold 800,000 units in Australia, making it the best-selling game of both 2009 and 2008. Wii Fit Plus has sold 152,000 units since its October 2009 launch. That means over half of Australia’s Wii owners also own a Wii Fit title.
Mario Kart Wii has sold over 500,000 units since its April 2008 launch. Not as impressive as Wii Fit, but still a staggeringly high number for our market.
Finally, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is well on the way to matching the success of Wii Fit and Mario Kart. It has sold 200,000 copies in just seven weeks on sale and has reached that milestone quicker than any other game on any platform.
Who said the Wii was in a slump?