Channel Surfing: WiiWare/Virtual Console Sales Chart, April 2009 - NewsVGChartz Staff , posted on 24 May 2009 / 3,383 Views
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Today we present to you the American and PAL sales for April 2009 (covering the five weeks from March 30th through May 3rd). Titles in bold italic were released during the tracking period.
|TM||LM||Americas WiiWare Games||Publisher||Monthly||Total||Revenue|
|1||1||World of Goo||2D Boy||18,200||164,700||$2,470,500|
|4||8||My Pokemon Ranch||Nintendo||11,000||216,700||$2,167,000|
|6||5||Dr. Mario Online Rx||Nintendo||9,700||263,300||$2,633,000|
|7||6||CueSports -- Pool Revolution||Hudson||8,200||53,200||$266,000|
|8||12||Defend Your Castle||XGen Studios||6,500||233,800||$1,169,000|
|10||10||Fun! Fun! Minigolf||Shin'en Multimedia||5,900||44,200||$397,800|
|TM||LM||PAL WiiWare Games||Publisher||Monthly||Total||Revenue|
|1||9||Texas Hold'em Tournament||Digital Leisure||16,000||21,200||106,000 €|
|2||1||My Aquarium||Hudson||12,600||160,600||803,000 €|
|3||2||World of Goo||2D Boy||10,500||68,400||1,026,000 €|
|4||3||Onslaught||Hudson Soft||10,100||31,900||319,000 €|
|5||4||Snowboard Riot||Hudson Soft||7,700||18,600||186,000 €|
|6||5||TV Show King||Gameloft||7,600||229,800||2,298,000 €|
|7||NE||Bubble Bobble Plus!||TAITO||7,600||7,600||60,800 €|
|8||6||Pop-Up Pirate!||Tomy||7,200||21,600||108,000 €|
|9||8||Bomberman Blast||Hudson||6,800||67,400||674,000 €|
|10||10||My Pokemon Ranch||Nintendo||6,800||113,300||1,133,000 €|
World of Goo holds on to the top spot in the Americas, while recent release Texas Hold'em Tournament climbs up to #1 in PAL. The only new entry for either region is Bubble Bobble Plus!, taking seventh place in PAL.
For new and recent releases outside the top 10:
- Pop'em Drop'em SAMEGAME, released in the last week of the March tracking period, sold an additional 5,200 units in April, pushing its six-week total up to 8,200.
- Crystal Defenders R1 was on sale for two weeks in the Americas and a week and a half in PAL, selling 4,500 units in the former region and 2,700 units in the latter one.
- In four weeks of availability in the Americas and three and a half weeks in PAL, Equilibrio managed to sell only 4,300 in the Americas, but just over 6,000 in PAL.
- Bonsai Barber was available for all five weeks of April in the Americas, selling only 3,900 in that time.
- In PAL, Adventure Island the Beginning sold about 3,600 in a week and a half, Family & Friends Party sold about 2,900 in three and a half weeks, and BIT.TRIP BEAT sold 2,600 in just four days.
- In the Americas, neither Party Fun Pirate nor Cocoto Platform Jumper broke into the top 20 in their launch weeks, putting both at somewhere less than 1,500 sales for the month.
Among the older releases, the only notable movement was My Pokemon Ranch and Defend Your Castle moving up a few spots in the Americas.
|TM||LM||Americas Virtual Console Games||Platform||Publisher||Monthly||Total||Revenue|
|1||1||Super Mario Bros. 3||NES||Nintendo||47,800||1,219,500||$6,097,500|
|2||2||Super Mario Bros.||NES||Nintendo||26,300||1,102,400||$5,512,000|
|3||3||Super Mario World||SNES||Nintendo||15,500||741,600||$5,932,800|
|5||4||Super Mario Bros. 2||NES||Nintendo||11,100||550,100||$2,750,500|
|6||5||Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream||NES||Nintendo||10,300||524,300||$2,621,500|
|7||6||Legend of Zelda, the||NES||Nintendo||10,200||504,900||$2,524,500|
|8||8||Super Mario 64||N64||Nintendo||9,600||601,500||$6,015,000|
|10||11||Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the||N64||Nintendo||8,200||469,200||$4,692,000|
|TM||LM||PAL Virtual Console Games||Platform||Publisher||Monthly||Total||Revenue|
|1||NE||The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask||N64||Nintendo||24,000||24,000||240,000 €|
|2||1||Super Mario Bros. 3||NES||Nintendo||15,600||501,200||2,506,000 €|
|3||2||Super Mario Bros.||NES||Nintendo||12,100||428,700||2,143,500 €|
|4||4||Super Mario World||SNES||Nintendo||8,900||361,100||2,888,800 €|
|5||3||Sonic the Hedgehog||MS||Sega||8,500||105,500||527,500 €|
|6||6||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time||N64||Nintendo||8,000||286,500||2,865,000 €|
|7||5||Super Mario 64||N64||Nintendo||7,700||344,900||3,449,000 €|
|8||7||Mario Kart 64||N64||Nintendo||5,800||347,900||3,479,000 €|
|9||9||Super Mario Bros. 2||NES||Nintendo||4,700||215,300||1,076,500 €|
|10||12||The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past||SNES||Nintendo||3,900||202,500||1,620,000 €|
There are two big new releases on these charts. Super Punch-Out!! becomes the first new release to break into the top ten in the Americas in months, helped by the fact that it was available for all five weeks of April. Similar, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask was available for all but three days of April in PAL, easily taking the top spot in that region. However, they were the only titles to even get into the top 20 in either region, with no third-party Virtual Console releases seeing much success in April.
The other new and recent releases:
- Of the Virtual Console Arcade titles released, only two showed up on the radar in April, both in PAL. Gaplus and Starforce each have sold about 1,000 total so far, with the other Arcade titles somewhere less than that.
- Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars for the Master System sold about 1,500 in two and a half weeks in PAL.
- No other titles ever broke into the top 20 for any week. Thus, Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (Super NES), Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Genesis), Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Genesis), and Nobunaga's Ambition (Super NES) all sold somewhere less than 2,000 in the Americas, while Secret Command (Master System) and Galaxy Force II (Genesis) both sold somewhere less than 1,000 in PAL.
Apologies for the late charts this month, as between E3 planning and the launch of VGChartz 2.0, things have been a bit hectic around here, but hope you enjoyed them anyway. Thanks to TWRoO and Michael and their helpers for collecting the PAL data, and to Manuelf for helping with the Americas data. As always, if you want to help collect Nintendo Channel data, send TWRoO a PM if you have a PAL Wii and myself a PM if you have an American or Japanese Wii. As you can tell by the lack of Japanese figures this month, I *really* need a reliable volunteer with a Japanese Wii.
The sneak peek for May sales - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for the Nintendo 64 launched halfway through the May tracking period in the Americas. It has sold roughly 15,000 in its first week, giving it a sure spot in the top 5 next month but leaving it unlikely to unseat Super Mario Bros. 3 as the top title.