Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.
This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling Wii games in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling PlayStation 3 games in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling Xbox 360 games in 2013.
Looking at the top 10 selling PlayStation 3 games in 2013, one was released in 2006, two in 2008, two in 2009, two in 2012, and three in 2013. Of the games released last year one was released in August and two were released in October.
In 2013 the top 10 games for the Wii sold 12.16 million units. The top selling game, Just Dance 2014, sold 2.72 million units. It is the only game to sell more than two million units. The top seven titles sold more than one million units, and the top entire top 10 sold more than 500,000 units.
When you break it down by publisher there are five first party titles, published by Nintendo, and five third party titles. Of the third party titles there are two published by Ubisoft, two by Activision, and one by Disney.
The five Nintendo games sold a combined 4.95 million units or 40.71 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The five third party titles sold 7.21 million units, or 59.29 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The top 10 selling Wii games in 2013 as a graph shows how one game, Just Dance 2014, sold above the rest. However, Wii software sales are way down compared to previous years. The top 10 Wii games in 2012 sold 23.22 million units.
Side note: There were 1.95 million Wii’s sold in 2013, with 41.64 million games sold. That would put the attach ratio at 21.35 games sold for each console sold. There were 1,239 games available for the console at retail.
The top 11 titles sold more than 500,000 units and the top 24 titles sold more than 250,000 units. The top 70 titles sold more than 100,000 units and the top 138 titles sold more than 50,000 units.
Nintendo sold the most games for the Wii in 2013 with 9.88 million games sold. Ubisoft sold 7.29 games for the Wii in 2013, Activision sold 4.81 million games, Disney sold 2.87 million games, and Electronic Arts sold 2.21 million games.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.