Nintendo Game Sales: Mario, Pokemon, Zelda Selling Millions (Millions!)

It wasn't just hardware and money Nintendo was dealing with today; software sales were also announced as part of the company's latest financial report.

All figures listed are lifetime sales. If you're wondering why a particular game isn't listed, it's because these are the only ones Nintendo disclosed as part of the report.

Nintendo DS

Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver - 3.74 million

Tomodachi Collection - 2.74 million

Pokemon Platinum Version - 3.1 million

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - 3.45 million

Nintendo Wii

New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 10.55 million

Wii Fit Plus - 10.16 million

Wii Sports Resort - 13.58 million


    So did NSMBWii end up edging out Modern Warfare II, wasn't some Nintendo rep on record saying he'd win.

      Yeah good point.
      What's the status with that?
      Is the guy eating his own words or...?

        My understanding is that Reggie claimed NSMB would outsell MW2 on "at least one platform" by the end of January. Presumably, by "platform" he meant a console rather than PC. And he was also talking about the US, given his role as Nintendo of America president. (Although a global comparison would certainly favour NSMB.)

        So, let's look at the figures for November and December in the US.

        New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 4.21m
        Modern Warfare 2 (360) - 5.83m
        Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) - 2.99m

        So, NSMB has already surpassed the sales of MW2 on PS3 and made large strides in December to close the gap on the 360 version. Reggie's prediction was spot on.

        My bet? NSMB won't catch the 360 MW2 by the end of Jan, but it will close the gap again (to less than 1m, I'd imagine) and go on to comfortably outsell both platforms combined this year.

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