Kotaku:Nintendo Million Sellers Revealed


Wii Sports - 17,850,000
Wii Play - 9,230,000
Super Mario Galaxy - 5,190,000
Mario Party 8 - 4,350,000
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 4,300,000
Super Paper Mario - 2,160,000
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree - 2,000,000
Mario Strikers Charged - 1,650,000
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - 1,140,000
Link's Crossbow Training - 1,070,000
Wii Fit - 1,050,000

Nintendo DS

Nintendogs - 17,790,000
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl - 14,170,000
New Super Mario Bros. - 13,140,000
Brain Age - 11,710,000
Brain Age 2 - 9,840,000
Mario Kart DS - 9,670,000
Animal Crossing Wild World - 9,200,000
Super Mario 64 DS - 5,780,000
Big Brain Academy - 4,610,000
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - 3,820,000
Pokemon Ranger - 2,610,000
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness - 1,540,000

rofldings6010d ago

Not even one. The only game I want to play from that list is Galaxy :/

LanRanger6010d ago

Why are people disagreeing with the above post? It *IS* a list of only Nintendo titles. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Guitar Hero III, Resident Evil 4, Rayman Raving Rabbids, and Red Steel have all sold over a million copies as well.


LanRanger6010d ago

For those keeping score at home, that's five 3rd party million+ sellers for the Wii, vs. four for the PS3.

rofldings6009d ago

Actually the PS3 has 7 million sellers and 4 of them sold 2 million+:

Motorstorm 2million+
Resistance 2million+
COD4 2million+
Assassin's 2million+
PES 08

And NFS:PS is hovering under a million at .93m, etc

LanRanger6009d ago (Edited 6009d ago )

Apparently you're unclear on the concept of third party games. Motorstorm, Resistance, and Uncharted are all Sony titles. If we counted first and second party titles Nintendo would beat Sony by even more (16 to 7).

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Frances-the-Mute6010d ago

dam, i just waiting for the smash brothers game, and wii sports is there because its free with the wii

Omegasyde6010d ago

I am going to rebuy a Wii just for smash brothers.

Mario galaxy is dope but not worth camping out for a Wii.

DADO6010d ago

It will be hard for 3rd party to make a lot of money on the Wii. Exclude Square-Enix.

BloodySinner6010d ago

Why waste time with the Wii at all? All the money is being made on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

INehalemEXI6010d ago (Edited 6010d ago )

wii games are priced like last gen games. Companys get $10 bucks less per copy then a 360/ps3 title. Good price for consumers though :D

Omegasyde6010d ago

You forgot to put in terms of actually developing the Wii games.

Let alone the PS2-Wii ports.

LanRanger6010d ago

"It will be hard for 3rd party to make a lot of money on the Wii."

Are you aware that 3rd party games on the Wii have outsold 3rd party games on the PS3 by about 31M to 23M copies? Yet nobody worries about 3rd party developers making money on the PS3. So strange.

What? That can't be true, you say! But it is... go add the numbers up for yourself.

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Clinton5146010d ago (Edited 6010d ago )

This must be a bit frustrating. I'm not referring to the shovelware...but when original and new IPs arrive on the Wii and users continue to ignore them, it must be a downer for these developers who flocked to this highest install base console.

Omegasyde6010d ago

franchises sell my friend.

New titles aren't known by the casual gamers unless they happen to see it on Tv Via a commercial.

I still don't believe Mario Party 8 sold as much as it did. Compared to the last game on the GC it seems more like a downgrade than a sequel.

Blank10176009d ago

uh.... this list is Million selling NINTENDO games. There can't be any 3rd party's on this list...

Dr Pepper6010d ago

Kind of sad that a game like Wii Play sells more than Super Mario Galaxy. But that's just my opinion...

TruthbeTold6010d ago

While I hear you, Super Mario Galaxy has only been out for three months, and people tend to buy Wii Play more because it has a controller included with it than anything else.

Dr Pepper6010d ago

Indeed, good point(s). But still...