Nintendo's expanded audience Wii titles are displacing Rockstar North's PlayStation 2 GTA
games as the most ubiquitous video games this decade, according to single-platform U.S. sales data from the NPD Group.
According to data cited by consumer site IGN
, Wii Play
-- which is sold with a second Wii remote controller included -- is the single best-selling console SKU since 2000, with more than 11.1 million units sold in the U.S. through August of this year. The game beats out the second-place title, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
, by nearly 3 million units.
Also revealed was that the exercise-encouraging Wii Fit
is bearing down on San Andreas
, with 7.9 million units to the latter's 8.25 million, having already surpassed Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
's 6.9 million.
And although Wii Fit
's sales are declining, the game still shows up in the top 10 chart each month, and Nintendo sales and marketing EVP Cammie Dunaway told IGN the game is likely to pass the 8 million mark when NPD's next set of monthly figures is published.
All in all, this decade's top five is entirely dominated by Rockstar North on PlayStation 2 and Nintendo on Wii: the number five slot is held by Mario Kart Wii
, another still-consistent seller that's creeping up on Vice City
with 6.7 million units sold.