Nintendo Wii Tops 100 Million Sold Worldwide - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 09 October 2013 / 10,356 Views
Nintendo's seventh generation home console, the Wii, was first released in November 2006. The console became an instant hit being nearly sold out for its first couple years on the market. It ended up selling nearly three million units in less than two months and sell nearly 20 million units by the end of 2007. It would sell an additional 24 million units in 2008 its bestselling year.
The Wii has reached 100 million units as of the week ending September 21, 2013. The Wii is the first seventh generation home console to reach this milestone. The Wii is currently 20.3 million units ahead of the PlayStation 3 and 21.3 million units ahead of the Xbox 360.
The Wii is the third bestselling home console of all time just behind the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. It is currently four million units behind the bestselling fifth generation home console, the PlayStation. The Wii has sold 1.36 million units to date in 2013 and should sell another million units by years end. While sales continue to decline the Wii has a chance of passing the PlayStation sometime in 2015 as long as it is still on the market.
There have been 853.3 million games sold for the Wii to date. Nintendo has by far sold the most games at 379.7 million. Ubisoft has sold 79.3 million games for the Wii, Electronic Arts 58.4 million games, Activision 57.2 million games, Sega 30.4 million games, THQ 30.1 million games, and Disney 27.0 million games.
Wii Sports is not only the bestselling Wii game, but all the bestselling game of all time. However, it was bundled with every Wii outside of Japan until 2011. The game has sold 81.6 million units to date. Mario Kart Wii has sold 34.0 million units, Wii Sports Resort 31.9 million units, Wii Play 28.7 million units, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii 27.1 million units.