Wii Sports Resort Crosses Million in Japan

By Adam Riley 26.08.2009 1

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For the Japanese holiday of Obon, sales generally pick up and this bump has helped Wii Sports Resort over a new milestone. Just as the game has flown by a million in the US and sold another million across Europe, Nintendo's latest release, which includes a free MotionPlus add-on, has now crossed a million sales units since launching just over a month ago.

The sales period also helped Nintendo's Friend Collection for DS edge close to the 3/4 million mark, bump Dragon Quest IX back to No.1 and keep Monster Hunter 3 riding high on Wii.

Check out the sales data below:

Media Create Top 50 - 10th-16th August, 2009
1.) Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky (NDS, Square Enix) - 126,682 | 3,644,000
2.) Friend Collection (NDS, Nintendo) - 126,136 | 728,000
3.) Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo) - 104,972 | 1,006,000
4.) Monster Hunter 3 (Wii, Capcom) - 92,865 | 750,000
5.) SD Gundam G Generation Wars (PS2, Namco Bandai) - 57,427 | 233,000
6.) Tales of Versus (PSP, Namco Bandai) - 34,909 | 168,000
7.) Puyo Puyo 7 (NDS, SEGA) - 28,965 | 109,000
8.) Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (BEST) (PSP, Capcom) - 26,955 | 889,000
9.) Colour Changing Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love (NDS, Nintendo) - 17,956 | 51,000
10.) Penguin no Mondai X: Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (NDS, Konami) - 17,559 | 90,000
11.) J-League Winning Eleven 2009 Club Championship (PS2, Konami) - 17,500 | 52,000
12.) Blood of Bahamut (NDS, Square Enix) - 17,500 | 52,000
13.) Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes (PS2, Namco Bandai) - 17,500 | 71,000
14.) Welcome Home! Chibi-Robo! Happy Rich Big Cleaning! (NDS, Nintendo) - 12,000 | 92,000
15.) SD Gundam G Generation Wars (Wii, Namco Bandai) - 10,000 | 41,000
16.) Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 10,000 | 2,308,000
17.) Armoured Core 3 Portable (PSP, From Software) - 10,000 | 57,000
18.) Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo) - 10,000 | 3,499,000
19.) Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (PS2, Konami) - 9,100 | 97,000
20.) Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 (PSP, SCEI) - 9,100 | 123,000
21.) Magna Carta 2 (360, Namco Bandai) - 9,100 | 47,000
22.) Pokemon Platinum (NDS, The Pokemon Company) - 6,900 | 2,474,000

23.) Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo) - 6,900 | 3,487,000
24.) Taiko Drum Master Wii (Wii, Namco Bandai) - 6,700 | 604,000
25.) Fullmetal Alchemist: Prince of the Dawn (Wii, Square Enix) - 6,700 | NEW
26.) Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (PS3, Konami) - 5,500 | 116,000
27.) EA Sports Active (Wii, EA Victor)
28.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo)
29.) Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (NDS, Nintendo)
30.) Red Faction: Guerilla (PS3, Spike)
31.) Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series Vol. 14 (PS2, D3 Publisher)
32.) Rhythm Paradise (NDS, Nintendo) - 6,800 | 1,787,000
33.) Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer (NDS, Sega)
34.) Gokuhou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou: Girls Motekawa Box (NDS, Konami)
35.) Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble X (NDS, Takara Tomy)
36.) Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PSP, Sega)
37.) Taiko Drum Master DS: The 7 Island Adventure (NDS, Namco Bandai)
38.) Metal Fight Beyblade DS (NDS, Hudson)
39.) Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (NDS, Square Enix)
40.) Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (NDS, The Pokemon Company)
41.) Animal Crossing: Wild World (NDS, Nintendo) - 5,500 | 5,053,000
42.) Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times (NDS, Konami)
43.) Sloane & MacHale's Mysterious Story (NDS, Level 5)
44.) Katamari Damacy Tribute (PS3, Namco Bandai)
45.) Gears of War 2 (360, Microsoft)
46.) Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City (Wii, Nintendo) - 5,500 | 1,182,000
47.) Wii Sports (Wii, Nintendo)
48.) Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 4 (NDS, D3 Publisher)
49.) Inazuma Eleven (NDS, Level 5)
50.) Nintendo Presents Style Boutique (NDS, Nintendo)

Hardware - This Week | Last Week | 2009 Sales | Lifetime Sales
1.) Nintendo DS (all models) - 95,857 | 78,765 | 2,298,826 | 27,418,461
2.) Wii - 47,732 | 47,140 | 904,312 | 8,383,289
3.) PlayStation Portable - 39,882 | 33,893 | 1,382,581 | 12,740,684
4.) Xbox 360 - 9,162 | 5,436 | 263,174 | 1,092,611
5.) PlayStation 3 - 5,944 | 5,826 | 649,389 | 3,271,857
6.) PlayStation 2 - 4,907 | 4,601 | 159,483 | 21,559,012
XX.) Nintendo DSi - 87,936 | 70,066 | 1,937,746 | 3,169,105
XX.) Nintendo DS Lite - 7,921 | 8,699 | 361,080 | 17,663,885

Box art for Wii Sports Resort
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I am surprised no one mentioned anything about the hardware. The Wii actually stayed the same week over week at 47K and the XBOX360 received a huge boost without an obvious reason and the PS3 did not receive any boost.

Also, there is now a DS sold for every 5 people in Japan.

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