Wii Fit sales stay healthy, despite a slow week in Japan.
This week's sales figures from Media Create very clearly show that in Japan, a lot of people are getting fit on their Wiis. It also shows that Nintendo have three million-plus sellers and incredibly, another three games selling over two million.
Although this week showed sales in general are down, this was expected after a large holiday sales rush. Mario Kart DS also managed a fair amount, showing it has tremendous long-term appeal. The always-popular Monster Hunter was the only non-Nintendo platform game to enter the charts.
For those keeping track, Super Mario Galaxy was only just bumped off the top ten to the No. 11 spot.
Sales this week / Total sales to date
01. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 90,000 / 1,101,000
02. [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo) – 43,000 / 1,527,000
03. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo) – 33,000 / 2,658,000
04. [NDS] Final Fantasy IV (Square Enix) – 32,000 / 537,000
05. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom) – 26,000 / 1,511,000
06. [NDS] Prof. Layton and Pandora’s Box (Level 5) – 25,000 / 708,000
07. [NDS] Dragon Quest IV (Square Enix) – 25,000 / 1,143,000
08. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo) – 25,000 / 2,155,000
09. [WII] Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) – 22,000 / 468,000
10. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) – 17,000 / 2,908,000
On the hardware front, the DS and PSP were almost neck and neck. Sony’s machine managed 96,159 units, but was beaten to the finish by the Dual Screen, which sold 97,369 in the same week.
As for the home consoles, the Wii doubled PlayStation 3 sales yet again, managing 84,530 systems sold compared to the 38,907 for Sony’s console. The Xbox 360 managed only 4,690 units.