Wii Has Nearly Twice As Many 5-Million Sellers As Other Competing Consoles Combined (NPD Sales Figures)

Nintendo has issued a press release which states that Super Mario Galaxy became the ninth Wii game to sell more than 5 million units in the United States, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. The Wii system, which crossed 39 million units sold in February, now has nearly twice as many 5-million sellers as competing current-generation consoles combined.

“Wii continues its record-breaking run by surpassing 39 million units in its 64th month, a pace that is unmatched by any other system in U.S. history.Titles like Super Mario Galaxy help explain why Wii continues to resonate with consumers. The fact that one of the best-reviewed games of all time is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99  speaks to Nintendo’s combination of quality, family fun and value that is unmatched in our industry.”

- Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

  • Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS  each sold more than 100,000 units, bringing the life-to-date totals to more than 1.85 million and 1.45 million respectively.
  • Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version for Nintendo DS  have now sold more than 4 million combined units in the United States.
  • Nintendo sold 625,000 total hardware units in February and saw double-digit growth across each of its product lines compared to January. This includes:
    • Nintendo 3DS: 262,000, a 53 percent increase
    • Wii: 228,000, a 50 percent increase
    • Nintendo DS: 135,000, a 76 percent increase
    • Total: 625,000, a 57 percent increase

68 thoughts on “Wii Has Nearly Twice As Many 5-Million Sellers As Other Competing Consoles Combined (NPD Sales Figures)”

      1. NINTENDO still the best? lol bullshit More than half those numbers are ppl returning all that trash from dissapointment. numbers mean nothing all it means is poor ppl (mostly blacks,hispanics and red-necks) buy cheap junk based on affordablity. by that logic angry birds is better than any nintendo casual trash as it sold more than any. well at least ninty after 7 yrs have more than five top sellers* claps hands*. Also damn ninty you are scary you show ppl suck at value I mean $40-50 for ugly half-assed and bad ports/pixal. etc. of wii and 3ds compared to xbox and vita 40-60 bucks off high end gaming with live. hell steam and xbox offer better prices than ninty 20 bucks reduction after 5 yrs smh.

        1. In other words you are delusional and in complete denial? Good for you. Now go out and play Small D**k Planet like a scumbag that you are… poser.


      Hey I want to ask you a serious question. Why are you happy the wii outsold all? Am having a hard time knowing because the wii was a slap and disgrace to true gamers out there. It had shovelware, purposly low save space for wiiware publisers to work with, over priced games that were last gen., barley any games and it took long to release 1st party games=collecting dust but the biggest slap to the face of their loyal fans face was saying wii was next gen when it was further from the truth and charging a next gen price/(3ds launch even though some of its inner components were 10 yr outdated tech) and lying about earthbound vc relese to sell the gimmick which for them to sale a no hd,shovelware,no harddrive,poor online structer and no earthbound is a slap to consumers intellegance but based on sales I guess they have none. You fanboys cheering for this are a disgrace to the gaming community 3rd party pub. work hard losing sleep and all making modern gaming just to be outsold by the casual outdated buy used game ninty pirates. Am astonish how ya think sales numbers mean anything…half or more of those numbers were probably returns from dissapointed ppl or ppl buying this for love ones at x-mas only to return it. if numbers mean ‘greatness” to you casual than angry birds is better than anything ninty can do. And ya wonder why nintendo outside of there magaizine keep losing awards like zelda its because theres no effort and its outdated compared to modern works like batman that offer way more. but when wii u comes out ya will finnaly afford and see why we hate ninty casual crap. buy batman ark. and you’ll see a level of content nintendo can never match

      1. Oh please do shut up. You are on a Nintendo site so what do you expect? Plus, your post was too long… didn’t read most of it.

        1. ^ This (too long) AS always.

          Wow. He’s totally like the Joker… He really believes the shit he’s spewing. Batman will come for him soon, I hope.

      2. I can’t help but wonder what the heck you’re doing on a nintendo site. The amount of rage you put into this is ridiculous. Nintendo is massively leading in the CASUAL gaming type people. so everything you’re saying is absolutely irrelvant, and you should know what’s going on before you rage on how bad nintendo is.

            1. stfu YOU and go suck nintendo and sickr the faggot lame weak race cracker am glad ya race is being destroy by others. go suck nintendos dick who sold you a pieace of shovelware garbage at next gen price and who lied about earthbound to sale wii. all u faggots attack is price…yeah because it actually next gen funny thats all ya trumph card is saying somethings expensive hmm wii titles are more expensive 40-50 bucks on an outdated garbage system that offers 4 hr gameplay with shitty online if your lucky lol. go suck ninty dick u asshole and eat there cum after they lied about earthbound. you casual nintendrones are morons,ninty suckass , a joke to gamers and a disgrace to publishers who charge for hard work only to loss to wii bowl smh I love how ya hate the ppl. who buy angry birds or cod…well thats how we hardcore view you ninty fans now go play your best saleing game wii sports and be proud because numbers and selling crap dirt cheap makes nintendo a ‘great winner’. now excuse me as I throw up.

              1. Somebody either has rage issues or spends too much time thinking about how to type comments to people.

                I disagree with your name; the world is flat.

    1. You mean it be nice if the ARTICAL’S PUBLISHER would post competitive stats (So Sickr could report on them).

      I think that would be cool also.

      1. Sometimes the Princess gets kidnapped, or we don’t know where Link is- so he’s just saying, Nintendo has rescued The princess and is now visibly using the power of the triforce now! :D

    1. of course they will have it.
      Nintendo has the Power, Wissdom, and Courage to beat Sony and Microsoft.

      Nintendo was using the Triforce the whole time.

  1. So… Wii sports, wii play, wii fit, wii fit plus, Mario kart wii, SSBB, super Mario galaxy, super Mario galaxy 2, new super Mario bros?

    Those are also all in the top 10 wii games.

    1. Wii Sports has been with every Wii console made (as far as I know). So technically you could say it’s the best selling, though it’s not actually “sold.”

  2. Trollolol. Take that nonbelievers =). No but seriously, no surprise here. It is natural that good quality products sell a lot.

  3. …. Meanwhile the pathectic Vita struggles to have sales in the 5 digits every week. Next week the Vita will sell less then 8000 units. The thing is doomed it will be abandon my third-parties and since Sony has few good first-party franchises the machine will fade away before Christmas 2013. I hope all you Sony fags enjoy knowing Jack the troll Tretton is having swimming naked in your $350 plus you shelled out for the your PSP with an extra analog stick (which sucks).

  4. blame it on the ma, ma-ma-ma,ma, marketing. no seriously, the top ten most selling wii games are ‘wii’ named games and mario games. if it wasnt for the casual market those sales would \nt of bin the same. so its kinda unfair comparing a game like halo and uncharted to, lets say, wii sport resort in sales because both games aim at different demographic.

    1. It is completey fair. And the marketing of the Vita sucks. Have you seen the ads. Does Sony actually think having some, big tough, macho, get laid every night guy explaining the system makes the Vita seem “hardcore”. And all they advertise is their “big boy” games, which suck infected dick.

        1. At least the games that they’re shown are selling well on the 3DS… especially two franchise titles– RE: Revelations and Super Mario 3D Land.

    2. It is fair. People just want more Nintendo games. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Animal Crossing, Pikmin ››››››››››››› Uncharted, Halo, Gears of War, Ratchet & Clank, Fable, Infamous

      1. you liking nintendo games doesnt mean the whole world likes them too. nintendo might of bin around longer, and so there games are reckognized more, but that doesnt mean its better than other games or vice versa.

        1. No, but their sales figures reflect a lot of people like them.

          You didn’t think a forum of Nintendo fanboyes could afford to be responsible for all those software sales?! :p

  5. Nintendo dominating once again. And with Kid Icarus: Uprising coming out soon, it will get even worse for the competition.

  6. I think Nintendo should release 4 more budget priced Nintendo Select Wii games. Super Mario Galaxy 2 should be among them.

  7. Its a new war begining in the consoles. Nintendo versus the world. Hardcore gamers love xbox, ps, and pc. Everybody else lves nintendo, facebook, iphone, etc. Microsoft sony endless amounts of money. Nintendo, indie developers endless creativity. Its going to be a long fight………

  8. I think Nintendo will always do better, because It’s most popular games aren’t sold on other systems. Microsoft and sony’s most popular games are often made by third parties that will often make copies for both microsoft and sony, and sometimes nintendo as well.

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