These Nintendo Games Have Sold Over 20 Million Copies

These Nintendo Games Have Sold Over 20 Million Copies

Since the launch of both the DS and Wii, five games published by Nintendo have sold more than twenty million copies. Can you guess which ones?

If you said Brain Age, you’re close (18 million), but wrong. Mario Kart DS? Close again, at 17.9 million, but just as wrong. No, the five games to reach this amazing milestone are:

Wii Play – 27,380,000
Nintendogs – 23,260,000
Wii Fit – 22,610,000
Mario Kart Wii – 22,550,000
New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 22,490,000

You can write off Wii Play’s sales as being heavily influenced by the inclusion of a controller. And Nintendogs because there were multiple variants. But the others? No getting around the fact they make even Modern Warfare look like a flop.


  • NSMBW is pretty impressive considering the short market timeframe. IMHO, wii fit isn’t a game, it’s an app.

      • Wii Fit is two games, if they are combining franchise sales but at a much higher unit cost- say averaging AUS$80 per unit if people bought both- thats mindblowing.

        NSMBW is insane tho- thats over 3.6million per month since release. We will have a new King of Games by Christmas. And not a jot of online multiplayer… but it has been a long time since the Big N needed to listen to Gaijin marketing peeps in suits…

  • Remembering Mario Kart Wii has been out for several years longer than New Super Mario Brothers, which has barely been out for six months, makes the sales even more impressive.

  • what a bunch of suckers we are. kart DS trounces wii and there’s way more DSs sold. yet somehow kart DS loses out in sales.
    so reggie won on his promise that nsmw would beat modern warfare 2 right?

  • I think this is a misprint. Don’t you mean New Super Mario Bros DS? I think the Wii version has only sold approximately 14 million so far. I know this because on vgchartz (which is only approximate figures) there is an ongoing argument of who will win between NSMBWii and MW2, which is about 17 million.

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