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Nintendo News | Wii Launch in Japan Already Massive Success

Update - First day sales have now been released:

  • Tales of Destiny (PS2) - 210,000 < 74% of Initial Stock >
  • Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA) - 100,000 < 47% of Initial Stock >
  • Summon Night 4 (PS2) - 88,000 < 50% of Initial Stock >
  • Kamen Rider Kabuto (PS2) - 16,000 < 60% of Initial Stock >
  • Makai Senki Disgaea Portable (PSP) - 7,300 < 40% of Initial Stock >
  • Super Robot Wars XO (360) - 4,300 < 40% of Initial Stock >
  • As well, neo2046 of NeoGAF.com has these Wii-related (unconfirmed) numbers:

  • Nintendo Wii Hardware - 368,500
  • The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess - 168,400
  • Wii Sports - 153,700
  • Wii Play - 110,900
  • Made in Wario - 100,500
  • Original Story - Nintendo's next home console, the Wii, has now officially launched over in Japan to massive furore. People were busy lining up early on 1st December to make sure they had their placed secured for the launch on 2nd, as with 'only' 400,000 units available for the first week, there are bound to be severe shortages right from the start.

    As ever, the large Japanese websites have been busy covering the queues and taking many photos of the crazy scenes over in Japan, with most of the coverage coming from Game Watch. Detailed reports and images can be seen at the following links:

  • Game Watch Report #1
  • Game Watch Report #2
  • Game Watch Report #3
  • Also, according to IT Wire, all 400,000 units were sold out within just a few short hours! This will not be confirmed, though, until either Nintendo releases a press statement, or Media Create updates its sales figures.

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    This is amazing:

    ( Edited on 02.12.2006 09:41 by jesusraz )

    It was too expected to not happen.

    Silence is the loudest noise we could possibly hear.

    lol look like mario didt feel like coming out :/ oh well good on sonic taking his place lol

    jap news

    ( Edited on 02.12.2006 11:38 by Jump_button )

    Can't wait to see the figures.

    5 days... Once it gets to three, I'm going to play Majoras Mask again Smilie

    Also, new avy Smilie

    ( Edited on 02.12.2006 12:59 by Tin Can Man )

    1"We're mentalist psychic Scots , which means we can read your mind. If you're lying, your head explodes and we laugh."

    Great news, was akways going to happen


    Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

    Smilie those lucky bastards...

    I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

    Holy SHAT there were a lot of people queueing up O.o

    Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

    We all knew loads of people were going to buy it though, being honest, eh?


    twitter: @bensoutham

    dojo99 said:
    We all knew loads of people were going to buy it though, being honest, eh?

    True when you see the Japanese standing in long lines for a new DS colour, they have got to be mental.


    Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

    Or very clever.

    See no Wiivil
    Hear no Wiivil
    Speak no Wiivil

    or both

    allright,only menatal

    Major Arcana,Card 0
    GOOGLE MY NICK NAME

    oh 2 days to go


    ...Please Love Me...

    Great sales for Wii games looks like Zelda didn't quite have the attachment rate as it did in Canada and America.

    FF also had some suprisingly great sales,


    Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

    Zelda almost lost to Wii sports!?!?!??!?!?

    Wario, Wii sports and Wii play with the "gameplay over graphics" thing are all selling huge!

    Yeah and FF5 had only just come out...

    Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

    I am happy to believe that Wii has won the console war in Japan.

    Senior ModeratorStaff Member

    Remember these are only first day sales...So everything will be higher than the sales stated above. Also, Nintendo is reportedly re-stocking Wii at lightning pace Smilie

    Adam Riley < Operations Director :: Senior Editor :: Cubed3 Limited >
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    First? Tales of Destiny has done very well then!


    twitter: @bensoutham

    According to Famistu numbers, which are slightly different from the unconfirmed numbers, especially since Wii Sports and Wii Play both sold more than Zelda.

    Wii Sports;176,880
    Wii Play;171,888
    Zelda;145,068
    Wario ware;63,086
    Super Swing Golf;12,673
    Red Steel;9,000

    The software tie-in ratio for the home console stands at 1.69, with Enterbrain reporting over 372,000 Wii's were sold over the first weekend in the region.


    Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

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