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3rd party Wii games that sold a million

While it's true that Nintendo dominates the sales charts when it comes to Wii software, there are a number of 3rd party offerings that have been able to achieve million seller status. Here's a rundown of those games starting with the biggest sellers, and finishing with those that will hit the magical mark in the coming months.

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cooke153386d ago

I thought third party games dont sell on Wii.. You can bet Rockband will sell really well on Wii too.

ItsDubC3386d ago (Edited 3386d ago )

Positive myth-breaking Wii news such as this never attracts a lot of comments.

I'm amazed at how well Carnival Games has done. Then again, I shouldn't be because the purchasing behavior of the Wii demographic is very hard to predict.

PS360WII3386d ago

Yeah that's a healthy list of 3rd party games. ^^ Myth breaking Wii stories will never generate heat for most want to stay in their ideal world of Nintendo being last and non-profitable to anyone but Nintendo.

BrianC62343386d ago

That isn't much of a list. The fact Red Steel sold so many copies was there weren't many games out when it was released. But with so many Wiis sold games should sell a lot more copies. But the truth is most third party Wii games stink. And most Wii gamers don't buy many games.

PS360WII3386d ago

Same with the PSP then I guess then eh?

BrianC62343386d ago

What do you mean by that? I don't get the question. The PSP is doing okay but not great but nobody is saying it's selling great. The Wii has sold well but third party games overall are garbage and even the good ones aren't selling in huge numbers.

PS360WII3386d ago

Well it's subjective really over what games are good and not. PSP games average a nice score but with 30 million psps out there they hardly have any games that sold well.

Yes the 3rd party games have not sold as well for the Wii as the 360 but give it time. 3rd parties never gave the Wii it's due therefore just threw out games for it. Now they see people like to buy games for it, it's just a matter of making a real game rather than shovel ware. That list will grow. That last one they pointed out My Sims is a perfect example. EA made Boogie which was a quick cash in and bombed horrible (as it should of) while My Sims a game they put forth time and effort on is selling rather well.

ItsDubC3386d ago

"The Wii has sold well but third party games overall are garbage and even the good ones aren't selling in huge numbers."

Replace "Wii" with "PS2" and you have an equally factual account of the PS3's predecessor, which many consider to be the greatest console of all time.

The PS2 software library had an enormous amount of low-quality 3rd-party titles among a few high-quality ones. Some good quality 3rd-party titles such as Okami sold dismally.

BrianC62343386d ago

"Replace "Wii" with "PS2" and you have an equally factual account of the PS3's predecessor, which many consider to be the greatest console of all time"

That isn't true at all. The PS2 had its fair share of junk but it had just as many great third party games. Nintendo consoles seem to get good first party games but third party developers either make garbage for the consoles or their good games just don't sell.

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kewlkat0073386d ago

Yesterday, and I guess this shuts me up. For now.

ItsDubC3386d ago

Dude, I never knew anyone who used Balrog =)

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