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Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo Wii Games

Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo Wii Games - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2020 / 4,930 Views

The Nintendo Wii was a huge success for Nintendo as it is their best-selling home console of all time with sales of 101.64 million units lifetime. Only Nintendo's handhelds have sold more, however, the Nintendo Switch has a chance of outselling the Wii. The Wii is the fourth best-selling home console in history and sixth best-selling gaming platform. 

The Wii sold over 45 million units in North America, over 33 million in Europe, over 12 million in Japan, and over 12 million in the rest of the world.

Nine of the top 10 best-selling Wii games were first-party, while one third-party game, Just Dance 3, just cracked the top 10.

One game sold over 80 million units lifetime, four sold over 30 million units, seven sold over 20 million units, and 10 sold over 10 million units. 19 games ended up selling over five million units, 62 sold over two million units, and 160 games sold over one million units.

Wii Sports Sales

Wii Sports was bundle with the console for most of the generation as it sold 82.88 million units lifetime. It is also the best-selling Nintendo game of all time and of the best-selling games in history. The sequel, Wii Sports Resort, is the third best-selling game on the Wii with sales of 33.11 million units.

Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game in the franchise and second best-selling Wii game with sales of 37.24 million units. New Super Mario Bros. Wii comes in fourth place with sales of 30.28 million units.

Three "Wii" games come in fifth through seventh place. Wii Play sold 28.02 million units, Wii Fit sold 22.67 million units and Wii Fit Plus sold 21.13 million units.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl comes in eighth place with sales of 13.30 million units, followed by Super Mario Galaxy with 12.79 million units sold. 

Just Dance 3 rounds out the top 10 with sales of 10.14 million units.

Top 10 Best Selling Wii 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 and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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17 Comments
curl-6 (on 01 May 2020)

And all 10 of them over 10 million. The Wii was such a beast.

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siebensus4 curl-6 (on 01 May 2020)

I think Switch already has 7 games over 10 million and another 3 are likely to happen. Unfortunately the software charts on VGC are far behind the current state.

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Slownenberg curl-6 (on 01 May 2020)

Though makes the Switch even that much more impressive in comparison, as the Switch is gonna vastly outperform the Wii in terms of 10+ million sellers. It's nearly caught up to the Wii already! But yeah, Wii was a beast, the only thing that makes me sad is to see Wii Play up there. Would have liked to see Wii Play disappear and Galaxy 2 beat Just Dance.
The two Wii Fit games at over 20 million each is just crazy. Can you imagine Ring Fit Adventure and another Ring Fit game each selling 20+ million?! Wii Fit was a stone cold beast.

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trunkswd (on 01 May 2020)

What were your favorite games on the Nintendo Wii?

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farlaff trunkswd (on 01 May 2020)

As much as I like the NIntendo outings on Wii, my favorites were a second party (a thirdy published by Nintendo) and two 3rd party ones:
Excitebots
Monster Hunter Tri
No More Heroes

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avanzo85 trunkswd (on 01 May 2020)

both galaxy games are awesome. There's a lot of other good games, but I would say Donkey Kong Country Returns and Xenoblade Chronicles

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curl-6 trunkswd (on 01 May 2020)

Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Metroid Prime 3, Xenoblade, Monster Hunter Tri, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Zelda Twilight Princess & Skyward Sword, The Last Story, Fatal Frame 4...

So many awesome games on Wii.

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JWeinCom trunkswd (on 01 May 2020)

Mario Galaxy 2
Xenoblade Chronicles
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Skyward Sword
Wario Ware Smooth Moves

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Alex_The_Hedgehog trunkswd (on 01 May 2020)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Sonic Colors
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Xenoblade Chronicles
Kirby's Return to Dreamland
A lot of great games on Wii.

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The_Liquid_Laser trunkswd (on 02 May 2020)

These are my top games in order:
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Wii Sports Resort
Mario Kart Wii
Excite Bots
Punch Out!!
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Excite Truck

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RolStoppable trunkswd (on 02 May 2020)

Ten of my favorites: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Pandora's Tower, Mario Kart Wii, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Trauma Center: New Blood.

The Wii game that I most regret not buying myself: Excite Truck. Such an awesome racing game.

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Brawl
Twilight Princess
RE4: Wii Edition
Galaxy 1 + 2

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eddy7eddy trunkswd (on 02 May 2020)

Xenoblade Chronicles
Smash Brawl
Excite Truck 1 & 2
The first Just Dances
Wii Sports & Resort
Trackmania Wiiiiii
Dragon Ball Tenkaichi 3
The House of the Dead Overkill
Punch Out
Metroid Other M
Mario Kart Wii
I still love my Wii 😊

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Bofferbrauer2 trunkswd (on 03 May 2020)

In no specific order:
Excite Trucks
SSB Brawl
Mario Kart Wii
The House of the Dead: Overkill
No More Heroes 1+2
Tatsunoko vs Capcom
Super Paper Mario
Mario Strikers Charged!
MadWorld
Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles: My Life as a King/Warlord (WiiWare only)

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Signalstar (on 01 May 2020)

The sales of Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus impress me the most. I'm surprised one 3rd party game managed to sneak into the top 10. A multilplat to boot.

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RolStoppable (on 02 May 2020)

Great console, great list of games. Except for tenth place, that one is third party. Ugh.

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