Wii Play

Global Total as of 30th Sep 2017 (units): 28.92m
Platform: Wii
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Misc

Comments (116)

Darwinianevolution (on 18 April 2016)
It reached 29m after all these years.
atma998 (on 26 December 2015)
Now at 28.95M, on track to reach 29M.
S.Peelman (on 30 October 2015)
Nintendo says 28.02m as of september 30.

Actually overtracked by a million.
atma998 (on 19 November 2014)
28.83M in total, quite impressive!
Kai Master (on 14 January 2012)
Too bad nobody posted sales number on January 1st 2011 so that we could know how much it sold in 2011.
atma998 (on 13 January 2012)
28.50M. Wonder how much it can sell in the end.
atma998 (on 13 January 2012)
28.50M. Wonder how much it can sell in the end.
Kai Master (on 07 December 2011)
Mario Kart Wii finally beat it thanks to the bundling.
Tammi (on 19 November 2011)
This game isn't so bad.....
fedfed (on 15 August 2011)
I love it. i mean at the time was good! The play one is muck better.
Machina (on 25 July 2011)
Wish I hadn't bought it. Was the only way to get my hands on a second controller back then though :/
slipknotfan (on 26 June 2011)
this game sucks
newwil7l (on 04 March 2011)
mario kart wii and wii sports resor will pass it after christmas new super mario bros is a maybe
Kai Master (on 03 January 2011)
Maybe Mario Kart will eventually beat it with one more year and christmas...
johnlucas (on 08 March 2010)
All the games on Wii Play are good not just Tanks!, thank you very much. I need more work on my billiards! So many fouls!
fukudalakasone (on 30 January 2010)
Not far off from sneaking into the top 5 greatest selling games in history, incredible!
Cheebee (on 25 January 2010)
30 Million here we come. :-P
MirrorWorld (on 05 January 2010)
I think TANKS makes up for the rest of the games on this thing. :P The controller helps too. :D
ClaudeLv250 (on 31 December 2009)
I can never bring myself to rage about a video game like Wii Play.

Of course, it helps that I enjoyed it.
darkheart709 (on 25 December 2009)
its $10 software bundled with a controller. i say its good for what it is
Sulvi (on 23 November 2009)
This is one of the top selling games of all time, yet it bloody sucks. Its just flash games played on a console -.-
Bobbuffalo (on 26 October 2009)
wii play is a good game. You shouldn't be that bitter.
spurgeonryan (on 16 October 2009)
Hopefully wii play two doesn't suck, extra contoller was the only reasonand my wife had to beg. This game is so horrible, i would rather play game party.
I like Bacon (on 29 August 2009)
just passed 24 million. O_O

I wonder if it'll eventually get to 30 million. That would be insane.
VivaLaWiida (on 18 August 2009)
It's not really that bad. It's fun playing with friends, although there
are much better games to play with them.
Wii_Master (on 10 July 2009)
i love tanks i got an all-nighter with it qi=with friends over fun
SJGohan3972 (on 30 June 2009)
Wow, 6th best selling game of all time (passing PKMN G/S) and is ahead of the PS3 in sales (pretty irrelevant but its an interesting number) great sales for a great game - ps. Tanks is like the spiritual successor to Combat on the Atari 2600 and I just love it.
ash3336 (on 17 June 2009)
Wii Play controlled fine with out the Motionplus. They really should not make any more games in the Wii series as they are just a minigame fest. If they do make it, Online should be a priority.
fukudalakasone (on 13 June 2009)
Wii Play Again - with Wii Motion Plus has gotta be on the cards surely...
burgerstein (on 06 June 2009)
Tanks is awesome. It made me buy a second nunchuk.
Gabriel84 (on 05 June 2009)
poor ps3..... :(
Cheebee (on 03 June 2009)
Whoa, Wii Play has actually overtaken PS3 in sales? Lol. XD
scottie (on 20 May 2009)
I bought it for tanks
IxisNaugus (on 05 May 2009)
@ Trent

I think we all bought it for the Remote...
Trent (on 04 May 2009)
This game Sucks Lol

its way to short...

i bought it for the remote
SJGohan3972 (on 26 April 2009)
26-27million by the end of the year, 35 mill ltd?
Mint (on 24 April 2009)
I had 3 Wiimotes... and I found it on sale for 30$.

You'd have to be a complete idiot not to take it. ;D
yoshi88mario (on 01 April 2009)
got it 4 remote
MonstaMack (on 21 March 2009)
Yeah another Wii Player owner here. Was on sale for $45 on Amazon, and considering the remote sells for $40 I paid the extra $5.
fukudalakasone (on 20 March 2009)
Nintendos 3 ultimate games in Wii Play, Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii all have something in common: They are bundled with some sort of peripheral accessory to entice consumer purchase, but the catch here is that the term "bundled" refers to a game being included with a console and therefore under the traditional classification, a game that comes with an accessory to the console is still technically not bundled.

This is a brilliant loophole to the "non bundled" classification Nintendo has utilised to dethrone GTA: SA as the greatest selling console game of all time (not bundled).
Roflinator (on 05 March 2009)
@jmcraddock: Wii Chess says hi.
piccoro (on 03 March 2009)
Funny game for the family!
axumblade (on 23 February 2009)
This is about to pass Nintendogs (the highest selling DS game of all time) this week. Gratz to it. :D I could see this being the second highest selling game of all time.
wiigamer (on 22 February 2009)
awesome sales
jmcraddock (on 05 February 2009)
anything with the word "wii" or "mario" in its name that nintendo puts out makes atleast 7 million dollars. even if its a horrible game, it wont matter.
Cheebee (on 25 January 2009)
Hey yeah... I hadn't even realized that, but now that atma998 mentioned it... this game outsold the PS3. :o Amazing.
kopstudent89 (on 20 January 2009)
john lucas has spoken!
johnlucas (on 20 January 2009)
People need to quit whining about Wii Play. I own No More Heroes too & it's an excellent game but so is Wii Play. People play it because they like the game. It's not just because of the controller. You can bet your bottom dollar that if MS or Sony could get sales from pack-ins they'll jump on the opportunity. In fact, they have tried that but it doesn't work as well as it does with Nintendo because Nintendo has more apparent value than their bundles. Wii Play is good. End of story. The billiards game alone is worth the whole package.
TomHoang (on 15 January 2009)
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atma998 (on 06 January 2009)
Yeah this game outsold PS3 that's a feat!
ShinKazenoKizzu (on 06 January 2009)
20 million eh. impressive even with a controller
Faxanadu (on 06 January 2009)
Will pass SMB eventually for second best selling game of all time.
MontanaHatchet (on 04 January 2009)
Crossed 10 million in America this week. I'd say that's an accomplishment.
TheConduit (on 02 January 2009)
A good game for one that is $10 with a Wii remote and displays what the Wii controler can do. Soon Mario Kart Wi Will have outsold the PS3.
This kind of competition has not been seen since the SNES Genesis days.
Competition makes everyone stronger and if one can become strong enough to dominate completely again then it will move console gaming to an unheard of Level.
Sky Render (on 29 December 2008)
Seraphic_Sixaxis: most of the NES' competitors didn't even sell 7 million units. SMB2 and especially SMB3 had much the same relative success as Wii Play has had so far.
Chrizum (on 27 December 2008)
Zucas: Wii Play is non-bundled, what?
Seraphic_Sixaxis (on 20 December 2008)
A "Game" outselling a console?

This gen is screwed up bad.
SJGohan3972 (on 20 December 2008)
Hot damn 18 million, on the way to 20.
Incandescence (on 14 December 2008)
Damn, this is going to outsell the PS3 soon.
Zucas (on 14 December 2008)
Welcome to the best selling non-bundled non multi game ever. Congrats Wii Play.
Chrizum (on 13 December 2008)
Only 100k behind PS3 sales now. Wow.
Cheebee (on 09 December 2008)
Oh man, this thing is making Nintendo so much money it's unreal. I mean, the development costs for the game couldn't have been more than your average run of the mill DS shovelware title, yet it's selling erogenously well. Bundling it with a Remote was Smart. With a capital S.
Zucas (on 03 December 2008)
17 million. Look out San Andreas... you are about to be dethroned haha.
Egghead (on 25 November 2008)
GTA SA sold 2 million copies on the XBOX and another million at least on the PC. So no, its not there yet
Trini_Bwoi (on 25 November 2008)
Everyone here knows the only reason people buy this is for the bundled Wii-Mote.
Zucas (on 01 November 2008)
Coming close to that mark of being the best selling non bundled or multi pack game. GTA: SA is currently at 17.40 million so its possibly that by the end of the holidays it could be there. It's just a matter now of how far will it set the milestone.
Erik Aston (on 29 October 2008)
This is currently the 15th best-selling game of all time. But it needs less than 2.5M to pass Super Mario Land for 9th place. It could do that over the holidays.
spidey_77 (on 17 October 2008)
Getting closer and closer to the PS3!! Atleast PS3 passed New Super Mario Bros for DS
Cheebee (on 16 October 2008)
Whaaat, it's already passed 15 million?! Whoa! :o
SaviorX (on 11 October 2008)
No one mentions this game in the midst of all the Nintendo-mination talk. Shame.
Zucas (on 28 September 2008)
15 Million... What a milestone.
Retrasado (on 16 September 2008)
Actually, it's lost ~100000 on the PS3 in recent weeks...
halil23 (on 15 September 2008)
WOW! So is this is a place to stealth troll...LOL
Soriku (on 18 August 2008)
lol I didn't notice it was nearing the PS3...

Any predictions as to when it'll pass the PS3? :P
MeowTheMouse (on 18 August 2008)
are u sure ur 32 ? cause ur behaving like a kid. He is just stating a fact and i dunno whats wrong with that
I like Bacon (on 15 August 2008)
This game was in the top 5 in Americas and Others. I want Brawl back up there! lol
Thatmax (on 20 July 2008)
tanks is really fun and could be adapted to a full cheap wii game, just add powerups in the cardboard crates, battle mode and buyable items? I would definitely buy it.
SaviorX (on 17 July 2008)
13.5 million in a week.
Skeeuk (on 13 July 2008)
that really was a lame post.
TheMightyMrBen2008 (on 30 June 2008)
I really hate how GameInformer loves to bash this game at every chance they get. Yes, the same GameInformer that gave it a 7.25 when they first reviewed it. Except for Ben, the entire staff of that publication is a joke. They forgot one thing: IT'S A $10 GAME.
trestres (on 28 May 2008)
Wohoo, looks like it will achieve a 50% attach ratio unless Wii play 2 is released.

So it could end up at 70-80 million :O amazing
Untouch (on 14 May 2008)
Almost sold more than the PS3 lmao
MeowTheMouse (on 16 April 2008)
i think all games are fun in wii play i love them all specially with friends
wii play was one of the games i convinced my friends to get a wii with
i wish there was online thought =
TWRoO (on 02 April 2008)
How dare you speak ill of charge (cow racing) That was my favourite bit of the game, I mean riding what seems to be a woollen cow into a load of scarecrows, how randomly great is that.

shooting and tanks are also really good.
billiards and laser hockey are ok

find Mii, pose Mii and fishing were my least favourites.
perculator (on 30 March 2008)
the tanks game is good but cow racing, thats just sad
Leni (on 29 March 2008)
horrible game.... :P
Onimusha12 (on 22 March 2008)
formula for success. Take game, add free controller. Garanteed 10million seller.
MySonZaire (on 05 March 2008)
Stof speaks the truth
Wii play + joints + friends = Epic Win
Punisher (on 18 February 2008)
Good game along with Sports to show non-gamers.
Also nice partygame(s) with chicks. 8/10
nael615 (on 13 February 2008)
10 Millions is coming soooon :-)
famousringo (on 12 February 2008)
Ten million units within a week. That's roughly $100 million dollars of revenue above the price of the wiimote. That revenue is equivalent to 2 million full-priced Wii games.

Holy crap.
Zucas (on 09 February 2008)
I would have bought this game even without the wiimote, which actually I did. I bought it used. So that's in your face naysayers.
Strategyking92 (on 28 January 2008)
This is the first of many "kinda games" nintendo will release.

Crossbow training is another. Not full fledged games, but they sell because they're cheap themselves.
Hookman (on 10 January 2008)
Not bad for 10€. Too bad there's no versus mode for the tanks :/
Machina (on 07 January 2008)
Worst Wii game I have played so far. *yuk*
NolSinkler (on 28 December 2007)
I never bought this game, I already had 4 Wiimotes by the time that it came out.
Daddo Splat (on 14 December 2007)
matchgame duckhunt $50.00 plus a wiimote a must for wii owners ps this is the title for non gamers boys not just some hardcore button masher if you want action get COD4!
shrimpy_boy11 (on 12 December 2007)
Well i think the Tank game is great.... the rest is all shit lol :P
*Yoshi* (on 04 December 2007)
Pasable, pero ahi no más, si no fuera por el Wiimote adicional no lo hubiera comprado nunca XD.
Game Over! (on 30 November 2007)
Welcome to the 50 bestsellers alltime!
MontanaHatchet (on 10 November 2007)
I tried playing this game after smoking Pot and I vomited all over my Wiimote.

Not a very good game without some kind of drugs.
Chadius (on 06 November 2007)
Tanks is fun and worth the $10 alone.

Or, if you need another Wiimote and it's sold out, you can find at least one game in there.
stof (on 05 November 2007)
Since the days of SNES, there has never been a better game to enjoy while...um... smoking marijuana cigarettes. Lazer Hockey's crazy colours and Tanks addictive nature is perfect, absolutely perfect for having some high times with friends.
Soriku (on 05 November 2007)
Aww... it only lasted for a day :-(
Soriku (on 04 November 2007)
Wii Play higher than Halo 3 and now #1 in the 'Most Popular Games' section? APOCALYPSE!
Keeper Garrett (on 30 October 2007)
Yes it is worth the remote for sure
ElRhodeo (on 27 October 2007)
The tank game is actually pretty good.
Soriku (on 22 October 2007)
^ That's because it's bundled with a free Wii Remote. WR is basically $40, game is like $10 for a total of $50.
NEOES (on 20 October 2007)
The Wii is killing great gaming right now. Wii Play out sells LOZ and Gears of War?
That's sad.
MusicAddict911 (on 21 August 2007)
Meh. Wii Play isn't that good of a game (in my opinion anyway). I like Wii Sports better and it's included for free with the Wii. If I can pick up a Wiimote for $40 online, why would I spend over $60 in Wal-Mart to get it with this game? Not worth it. I guess it's fun for a while though.
onlyfagsbuywiis (on 03 August 2007)
This game sucks don't buy it, all you do is have gay sex with wetbacks.
trihunter (on 25 June 2007)
Excellent work. How much will this game sell? It's already sold 3.6 million copies, which is pretty good for a $5 game.
Senbei (on 15 June 2007)
Le minis jeux sont super !! Ce jeux est excellent a plusieurs !!
naznatips (on 05 June 2007)
Nice job!
DonWii (on 05 June 2007)
Wii Play is done.

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Darwinianevolution (on 18 April 2016)
It reached 29m after all these years.
atma998 (on 26 December 2015)
Now at 28.95M, on track to reach 29M.
S.Peelman (on 30 October 2015)
Nintendo says 28.02m as of september

Actually overtracked by a
atma998 (on 19 November 2014)
28.83M in total, quite impressive!
Kai Master (on 14 January 2012)
Too bad nobody posted sales number on
January 1st 2011 so that we could know
how much it sold in 2011.
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