NPD: Wii Play top US best seller to date

GameSpot writes: Wii Remote pack-in leads list of all-time titles; Guitar Hero III, GTA: San Andreas, Modern Warfare 2, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii, Call of Duty 4, Madden NFL 07, COD: World at War, and Namco Museum also make chart.

Last week when NPD released its December 2009 US sales numbers, it declared that three of the 10 games of all time were from the Call of Duty franchise. Today, the industry-research firm released its list of top 10 domestic non-PC games to date, which reconfirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the fourth best seller of all time. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came in seventh place, followed by Call of Duty: World at War in ninth.

Don't call it a comeback--it's been here for years.
Unfortunately, NPD's number-one best-selling software "game" is a game many people don't consider a game at all. The Wii Remote pack-in minigames compilation Wii Play is now the top-selling software game product of all time in the United States, beating out Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (second) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (third).

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JoelR5148d ago

Hmmm Sony could have 100 million sales on *anygame* for the PS2 if they packed it in...

a pack in is not really a sold unit. It's a here you can have this whether you want it or not...

akashifire5148d ago

We're not talking about WiiSports, lol.

vhero5148d ago

Of course it was gonna be a top seller since its free with every wii remote you buy..

koehler835148d ago

It's also the most thrown out 'game' in history.

Also, AOL starter discs are apparently the best selling software of all time. OF ALL TIME!

Jamescagney5148d ago

I've never threw it away. I don't play it a lot but I wouldn't throw it away. What would be the point in doing that, unless you're an idiot?

koehler835148d ago

It comes with every Wiimote you buy. How many do you need?

Jamescagney5148d ago (Edited 5148d ago )

You can buy the wiimotes without the game though.

koehler835148d ago

Actually in a lot of places you can't. Wii Remotes aren't stocked everywhere that the combo pack is. Why would they let you pay $45 for a controller when they can force you to pay $60 with the promise of a 'game'? Nintendo probably gives the retailers a cut of the difference.

SpoonyRedMage5148d ago

It's funny that people can't accept that Nintendo's games are the best
sellers(ever in fact).

Hell Mario Kart Wii has surpassed what any PS2 game sold worldwide.

Nintendo's franchises are massive and still sold millions when they were in 3rd place.

Cosquae5148d ago

They're excluding PC games from that list (says in the article).

Kind of limits the need for acceptance ;)

SpoonyRedMage5148d ago (Edited 5148d ago )

Good point, Blizzard may be able to match Nintendo's sales on some titles throughout the years.

but how many publishers can claim to have multiple title with over 20 million sold just this gen?

@V: I think that is it though. No console games outside of Nintendo has topped 20 million this gen.

Cosquae5148d ago (Edited 5148d ago )

Over 20m this gen?

Maxis - Sims series.
Blizzard you've already mentioned.
Not sure about other console sales since I'm mostly a PC gamer...

Though if you're including games as part of hardware sales, Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts probably have sales in the billions by now? ;)

Seferoth755148d ago

Sims has not hit 20 million in sales this generation on a console.on a CONSOLE
You do not pay for Minesweeper, Solitare, so how exactly do they count as sales? I know you didnt ask before buying yours if they were included.
Blizzard hasnt hit 20million in sales either. Their last big game was WoW and that was in the last generation that it came out. It also did not hit 20m as the most blizzard had at any one point as around 15 million subs.

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Kurisu5148d ago

Wii Play is good ONLY for the controller. Once you've played through the "games" once...that's it. Move on.

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The reason why there are two different codes for each cheat in GTA San Andreas

From GTA BOOM: "Recently, Obbe Vermeij, a former developer at Rockstar North, shared some intriguing technical details about the ingenuity that went into creating the cheats for the GTA Trilogy"

Gamingsince198191d ago

I bet it was painful not charging for the cheats as microtransactions


Call of Duty Modern Warfare III (2023) Review - Jump Dash Roll

Call Of Duty is back with its yearly instalment, but is Modern Warfare 3 breaking new ground, or just a lazy cash grab? The answer may not surprise you in today's review from JDR.

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Why GTA San Andreas Needs a Modern Remake

While GTA V is set in the same place, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas still deserves a complete remake.

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isarai132d ago

They missed their shot, leave it.

shinoff2183132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

It truly does. To this day it's my favorite. In reality though this will never happen, unless they get ai good enough to do it idk lol

outsider1624132d ago

Release a gta4 remaster first atleast..

Profchaos131d ago

A real one please not what we got with rdr

Profchaos131d ago

This is a tough one we've all seen the remakes of GTA SA in ue5 and they look nice however this is a 6th gen game it's artstyle is so heavily directed by the limitations of the PS2 era machines things such as fog and draw distances were so interwoven.

Ignore the de release but if you were to remake this game it couldn't be made the same the city's are not that big when shown in the hd era instead what would work is a game heavily inspired by the GTA SA and the world would need to be expanded on.

But in many ways I feel like they need to leave the original game alone relicense the original songs and release a 4k 60 version for consoles without the modifications we got and really it should be free for owners of the de edition.

Right now the definitive edition is realistically the PS2, pc disc (not steam as they patched music out) or Xbox if you can tolerate white and black buttons.

Nacho_Z131d ago

It's nice to imagine full blown remakes of VC and SA but I have zero faith that Rockstar would take them on or do them justice. Not enough money in it.

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