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 (2014 update). Last week we looked at the top 10 selling PlayStation 3 games (2014 update), and the week before that the top 10 selling Xbox 360 games (2014 update).
Looking at the top 10 selling Wii games (2014 update), two games were released in 2006, two in 2007, two in 2008, three in 2009, and one in 2011.
The top 10 selling Wii games have sold 282.40 million units. The top selling game, Wii Sports, sold more than 80 million units. The top three titles sold more than 30 million units and the top seven sold more than 20 million units. The top nine sold more than 10 million units, while the entire top 10 sold more than nine million units.
When you break it down by publisher there are nine first party titles and one third party title. The third party title, Just Dance 3, was published by Ubisoft.
The nine Nintendo titles sold a combined 272.48 million units or 96.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one Ubisoft title sold 9.92 million units or 3.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
When you break it down by franchise there are two Wii Sports titles, two Wii Fit titles, and three Mario titles. The two Wii Sport titles sold 116.50 million units. The two Wii Fit titles sold 44.17 million units. The three Mario titles sold 89.33 million units.
Side note: There have been 248,611 Wii’s sold in 2014 through May 31. The Wii has sold 100.67 million units lifetime. There have also been 7.61 million games sold for the Wii in 2014. There have been 875.65 million games sold lifetime for the Wii.
Broken down by publisher Nintendo has sold the most games for the Wii with 383.50 million games sold. Ubisoft has sold 83.69 million games, Activision 60.47 million games, Electronic Arts 59.67 million games, Sega 31.23 million games, THQ 30.85 million games, and Disney 28.89 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 email@example.com.