Wii Fit Sales Top 20m Worldwide, Revenue Nearing $2 billion

by Jacob Mazel, posted on 16 June 2009 / 14,525 Views

As of the week ending June 7, 2009 over 20 million Wii users have purchased Nintendo’s hit exercise title Wii Fit. The game has sold almost 3.5 million units in Japan since launching in December 2007 as of June 7. This is in addition to nearly 8.4m units in the Americas after launching in the third week of May 2008. Through the first week of June, the game has sold another 8.3m units in ‘Others’ (mostly Europe) since launching in April 2008.

At a price of 70 Pounds ($115) in the UK, 80 Euros ($112) in the European Union, $90 in the United States and 8800 Yen ($91) in Japan for most of its shelf life, the game has grossed roughly $1.9 billion dollars in revenue. Throw in sales for Australia and other small markets and the game is even closer to earning $2 billion.

With sales for the game likely to remain at 100,000 to 200,000 per week for the next several months, bringing in roughly ~$20 million per week on a worldwide basis, Wii Fit should become the first game ever not bundled with video game hardware to top $2 billion in revenue. The game should cross the $2 billion revenue threshold sometime in the next two weeks.

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Wii Fit is the tenth video game to be purchased new by over 20 million gamers. Since 2005, Nintendo has released at least one title to eventually sell over 20 million units lifetime every year. Nintendogs started the trend, sitting comfortably over 23 million today . For 2006, Nintendo released Wii Sports which topped 20 million months ago already. For cynics opposed to including bundles of any kind, New Super Mario Brothers on DS will also top 20 million units and it released in 2006. Wii Play released in Europe and Japan in December 2006 but it has sold over 20 million copies worldwide since 2007. Wii Fit also released at the tail end of 2007 in Japan and will easily clear through 20m counting only from 2008 onward. Mario Kart Wii also released in 2008 and has a fair shot at topping 20 million units eventually. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl and Mario Kart DS also have a shot at eventually topping 20m units. For Nintendo’s trend of releasing one 20 million caliber hit per year to continue in 2009, the title to watch is Wii Sports Resort.

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snapworx (on 18 June 2009)

You know what would make me buy a Wii Fit peripheral? A game that lets me stomp on roaches. I've always wanted to crush those buggers under my feet but it's disgusting in real life. http://www.leadscribetranscription.com


i2oi3 (on 17 June 2009)

I think there should be an entire platform around video games that require physical movement and activity, like intense activity - imagine how much cooler that would make some shooter games! ~Rob http://www.mytextsecret.com


Hephaestos (on 17 June 2009)

my appartement is too small so I have to move stuff arround to play this... but otherwise i'd play this every day.


Kai Master (on 17 June 2009)

Let's buy Wii Fit to break the record! hum... I don't think Wii Sports Resort will sell well if it is not bundled... oh, and you forgot to mention Brain Training, you don't think it can pass the 20M? I would aloso add multi-support games on the 20M chart, like GTA:SA which sold more than 23M on PS2+XB+PC according to Take 2 months ago.


OriGin (on 17 June 2009)

probably worth watching wii fit plus and nsmb wii too


Red4ADevil (on 17 June 2009)

Mr. Iwata, and Miyamoto are literaly swimming in money in their offices right now.


Sapphire (on 17 June 2009)

Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sport Resort would be insane


bluesinG (on 16 June 2009)

In their first 79 weeks of availability, the 360 sold 9.9 million units, the PS3 sold 12.5 million units, and Wii Fit sold 19.7 million units. And in their 79th weeks, the 360 sold 65k units, the PS3 sold 183k units, and Wii Fit sold 198k units. Craziness.


Bitmap Frogs (on 16 June 2009)

The "new" Nintendo is a machine.


riders42 (on 16 June 2009)

Wii Sports Resort will definitely be able to top 20 million


Paperdiego (on 16 June 2009)

wii sports resort will be interesting. i think it will be able to do it


hunter_alien (on 16 June 2009)

I would like to say congrats... but somehow I would have liked if those sales went to ogther games :|


megaman79 (on 16 June 2009)

3rd best selling game of all time. Got be realistic considering SMB.


moondeep (on 16 June 2009)

I liked the PS3 comparison also! Kinda sad though too....


megaman79 (on 16 June 2009)

Well if Natal was meant to remind people that they didn't need Wii Fit's BB anymore nobody listened. 2nd best selling game of all time, maybe.


Pretendo (on 16 June 2009)

Hopefully Wii Fit Plus can stop this from dethroning Pokemon R/G/B.


kirby007 (on 16 June 2009)

I lol'd at the wii fit vs. ps3 comment


atma998 (on 16 June 2009)

@sirroman That's not fair Wii Fit was only launched last year!! lol


sirroman (on 16 June 2009)

So... How about some "Wii Fit X PS3 Install base wars!"? Japan: Wii Fit wins! by ~0.25 million! Americas: PS3 wins barely! (~0.36 million to go) Others: PS3 wins! (~2.62 million... tough call!) PS.: Where are you Sony? Come one!


gvangoeverden (on 16 June 2009)

wii sports resort should sell about 20 mill by years end knowing nintendo


Asriel (on 16 June 2009)

*this. lol


Asriel (on 16 June 2009)

I knew it would be massive, but not his massive.


tuoyo (on 16 June 2009)

Don't think Wii Sports Resort can manage 20 million.


Maynard_Tool (on 16 June 2009)

Damn O.o


Killergran (on 16 June 2009)

Wii Fit sales are awesome. Never played the game though... Yeay for Wii Fit!


darthdevidem01 (on 16 June 2009)

Can it beat T3H Pokemon & become nintendo's highest selling game ever (non bundled)?? Yes I think it can!!


SmokedHostage (on 16 June 2009)

I was thinking about making a post about this. :\


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