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Mario Kart and Wii Fit hit over 1M

UK sales of both Wii titles put each in a select group of diamond-sellers

Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit have each sold over one million units in the UK, according to ELSPA, putting both titles in the company of a select group of games which have achieved the milestone.

Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit join a handful of other UK 'diamond-sellers' such as Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Brain Training, The Simpsons Hit and Run, as well as Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. Nintendo has now published four Wii games (and three DS games) which have sold over a million units alone.

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A look through ELSPA's list of double-platinum, platinum and even gold selling games, however, will show a prominent absence of games from earlier consoles. Speaking to Edge, ELSPA explain that the games sales were tallied from 1999, which is why the likes of Mario Bros 3 and Tetris escape the list.

Of ELSPA's list of UK diamond-sellers, Wii games were some of the slowest to reach the landmark, with Vice City and San Andreas being the two fastest titles to sell over a million in the UK (San Andreas achieved this in an astonishingly productive three weeks.)

Though eyes were expecting to see Rockstar's latest Grand Theft Auto game to pass a million, each console's edition of a game is counted separately, so GTAIV remains a double-platinum seller on both the 360 and PS3. Had any console today been as dominant as the PS2 was, then you could have expected GTAIV to rise through the charts.

Article supplied by Edge-Online

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