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New sales data revealed by marketing research firm and Famitsu publisher Enterbrain show the Wii has now sold over 5 million units in Japan, since it was launched in late 2006, with the system now boasting four titles selling more than 1 million units.

David Jenkins, Blogger

January 23, 2008

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New sales data revealed by marketing research firm and Famitsu publisher Enterbrain suggest that the Wii has now sold over 5 million units in Japan, since it was launched in December 2006. Enterbrain figures usually broadly agree with weekly data from rival Media Create, which last week put the Wii’s total at around 4.91 million units. According to Enterbrain the console’s lifetime-to-date total in Japan is now over 5.02 million. By comparison Enterbrain indicate that the more expensive PlayStation 3 has sold 1.81 million units in Japan, since its debut in November 2006. Media Create puts the PlayStation 3’s total at 1.74 million, with the Xbox 360 on 0.52 million, the PlayStation 2 on 20.97 million, the PSP on 7.92 million and the Nintendo DS on 21.54 million. The best selling Wii software in Japan is Wii Sports, which is not bundled with the console, on 2.67 million. Second is hardware bundle Wii Play on 2.14 million, followed by Mario Party 8 at 1.15 million, Wii Fit on 1.11 million and Super Mario Galaxy on 0.84 million.

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David Jenkins

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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