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Main » 2012 » February » 28 » An updated look at 3rd party Wii sales
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An updated look at 3rd party Wii sales
 There is no doubt that you've heard the Great stories of how 3rd party games just dont compete with Nintendo in sales and thats why the Wii doesnt have great exclusives... well about two years ago i looked into the subject and blew the doors open on how Nintendo actually had more million selling 3rd party games than all of the PS3 million sellers combined. Well here we are at the end of the Wii life cycle and i decided to see where did the 95 million world wide sold Console ended up witht he Wii U around the corner in comparison with its HD cousins. The Answer Might surprise you!

This is a list of 3rd party games that have sold at least 1 million copies on the Wii Proving that 3rd parties and the gaming media have had a view on low sales for the wii that has been widely blown out of proportion.
There are a TOTAL of 135 million sellers on the Wii and 100 of those are from 3rd parties, Thats right only 35 out of the 100 titles arent 3rd party games. To put that in perspective there are 142 million sellers on the xbox 360 and 120 of those titles were 3rd parties only 20 titles separate the 360 and the wii for 3rd parties, the ps3 has 136 total million sellers (only 1 title more than the wii), and 108 titles are 3rd party games... only 8 games separate the 3rd parties on the PS3 from the Wii... The situation in REALITY with an actual look at the numbers shows all three systems are A LOT closer than 3rd parties and the overall media would have you believe.
Full List of 3rd party milion sellers below.
9 million mark for units sold and below
Just Dance 2 Ubisoft

8 million mark
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games SEGA

7.5 million mark
Just Dance 3 Ubisoft

6.5 million mark
Just Dance Ubisoft

6 million mark
Zumba Fitness 505 Games

4.75 million mark
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga LucasArts

4.5million mark
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Activision

4.25 million mark
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sega

4 million mark
Michael Jackson: The Experience Ubisoft
Carnival Games Take-Two Interactive

3.75 million mark
EA Sports Active Electronic Arts

3.5 million mark
Guitar Hero: World Tour Activision

3 million mark
Cooking Mama: Cook Off 505 Games

2.75 million Mark
Disney Epic Mickey Disney Interactive Studios
Sonic and the Secret Rings Sega

2.5 Million Mark
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Sega
LEGO Batman: The Videogame Warner Bros. Interactive
Deca Sports Konami
Game Party Midway Games
My Fitness Coach Ubisoft

2.25 million mark
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Sega
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures LucasArts
Call of Duty 3 Activision
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Capcom
Rock Band MTV Games
Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party Konami
Monster Hunter Tri Capcom

2 Million Mark
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Warner Bros. Interactive
Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party Ubisoft
Sonic Unleashed Sega
uDraw Studio THQ
Call of Duty: World at War Activision
Game Party 2 Midway Games
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Ubisoft
Monopoly Electronic Arts

1.75 million mark
High School Musical: Sing It! Disney Interactive Studios
Just Dance Kids Ubisoft
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 Activision
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Activision
The Beatles: Rock Band MTV Games
Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Ubisoft
GoldenEye 007 Activision
Big Beach Sports THQ
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip Ubisoft
We Ski Namco Bandai
Toy Story Mania! Disney Interactive Studios
MySims Electronic Arts
Wipeout: The Game Mindscape
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels LucasArts
Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2 Konami

1.5 Million Mark
Active Life: Outdoor Challenge Atari
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Capcom
Carnival Games: Mini Golf Take-Two Interactive
MySims Kingdom Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition Activision
Game Party 3 Warner Bros. Interactive
Disney Sing It: Pop Hits Disney Interactive Studios
Guitar Hero 5 Activision
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play Electronic Arts
Hasbro Family Game Night Electronic Arts
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Sega
Smarty Pants Electronic Arts
Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour Disney Interactive Studios
Rayman Raving Rabbids Ubisoft
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Activision
Hasbro Family Game Night 2 Electronic Arts
EA Playground Electronic Arts

1.25 million Mark
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis Take-Two Interactive
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! Disney Interactive Studios
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 Deep Silver
Gold's Gym: Cardio Workout Ubisoft
Sonic Colors Sega
Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge Conspiracy Entertainment
Need for Speed Carbon Electronic Arts
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Activision
Ben 10: Protector of Earth D3 Publisher
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Konami
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Activision
Call of Duty: Black Ops Activision
Toy Story 3: The Video Game Disney Interactive Studios
Deal or No Deal Zoo Games
The Sims 2: Castaway Electronic Arts
Boom Blox Electronic Arts
Disney Sing It Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey Disney Interactive Studios
EA Sports Active 2 Electronic Arts
NERF N-Strike Electronic Arts
Rabbids Go Home Ubisoft
The Sims 3 Electronic Arts
Zumba Fitness 2 Majesco
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Electronic Arts
Sega Superstars Tennis Sega
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Sega
FIFA Soccer 10 Electronic Arts
FIFA Soccer 08 Electronic Arts
EA Sports Active: More Workouts Electronic Arts

1 Million Mark
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 Electronic Arts
The Biggest Loser THQ
Need for Speed: ProStreet Electronic Arts
Rock Band 2 MTV Games

In conclusion there are definately some casual games on that list, but the reality is there are also a lot of great 3rd party games there that not only made its way on the wii but sold at least a million copies. That doesnt even include that games on the wii cost a fraction to develop for compared to 360 and PS3 and in most cases don't even have to sell over a million units to become profitable. So next time you read about how terrible it is to be a 3rd party developer and put a game on the Wii it might be nice to remind those people about this list.
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