Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 17, 2019
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

 Wii Sports Resort  Third Fastest-Selling Wii Game In Japan

Wii Sports Resort Third Fastest-Selling Wii Game In Japan

June 30, 2009 | By Chris Remo

June 30, 2009 | By Chris Remo
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC

After its first four days on sale in Japan, Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort, which is bundled with the Wii Motion Plus peripheral, has become one of that region's fastest-selling Wii titles to date.

Its more than 353,000 units sold put it at a somewhat distant third to the two best-selling-in-four-days Wii titles, fellow first party releases Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Wii, according to a Famitsu report.

According to the magazine/website's notes surrounding Sports Resorts's debut at a relatively inexpensive 4800 yen ($49.80), Super Smash Bros. Brawl moved 816,000 units in Japan in that same space of time after its January 2008 debut, while Mario Kart Wii managed to sell 608,000.

However, neither of these two titles is among the top three best-selling Wii games in Japan of all time, despite having been fastest out of the gate.

The original Wii Sports and Wii Fit have each sold well over 3 million units to date. Unlike in the West, Wii Sports was not packed into consoles in Japan.

Related Jobs

University of Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield — Huddersfield , England, United Kingdom

Part-time Hourly Paid Lecturer – Games and Web
Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States

Senior Programmer, Chicago
Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States

Junior Programmer, Chicago
Manticore — San Mateo, California, United States

Director of Analytics

Loading Comments

loader image