Sales data accompanying Nintendo's recent investor briefing shows 18 Nintendo-published titles selling over one million units worldwide during the last nine months of 2010.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
was Nintendo's top-selling new release during that period, selling 6.15 million units worldwide, with the bulk coming outside of Japan. Wii Party
and Donkey Kong Country Returns
also showed strong worldwide sales of 5.07 million and 4.21 million copies for the year.
The "limited edition" Wii version of Super Mario All-Stars
managed to sell 1.95 million units, split roughly evenly between Japan and the rest of the world, while Kirby's Epic Yarn
joined the year's million-sellers with 1.38 million sales.
On the DS, Pokemon Black/White Version
sold 5.26 million units in Japan alone, and new releases including Art Academy
and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
also sold over one million copies worldwide.
Nintendo's decision to publish both Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
and Dragon Quest IX
outside of Japan seems to have paid off, with both titles selling over one million copies even excluding Japanese sales.
As far as legacy titles, common Wii pack-ins Wii Sports
and Wii Sports Resort
have now combined to sell over 102 million units worldwide, with over 22 million coming in the last three quarters of 2010.
Mario Kart Wii
passed 20 million sales in 2010, with 2.8 million sales during the last nine months of the year, while Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver
passed 11 million sales with 3.32 million in the period.
Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. Wii
's lifetime sales of 21.28 million are now quickly approaching the original New Super Mario Bros.
' sales of 26.21 million.
Wii Fit Plus
rounds out the list of Nintendo's top-sellers with 5 million new sales during the period and nearly 18 million sales over its lifetime.
Including all publishers, over 150 million units of Wii software sold during the period, accompanying nearly 100 million units of Nintendo DS software.