by William D’Angelo , posted 28 minutes ago / 171 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 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.
Just Dance 3 rounds out the top 10 with sales of 10.14 million units.
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 email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.