Wii Sports the best-selling game ever?

Sports title has now sold over 45 million copies, likely surpassing sales of NES classic Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo has revealed global lifetime sales figures for first party Wii and DS titles that shifted over a million copies during the fiscal year ended March 31.


Topping the list is Wii Sports with 45.7 million copies sold, including those bundled with hardware. That total likely puts the game's sales ahead of those of Super Mario Bros, which has long been considered the bestselling game in history with over 40 million sales. The 1985 NES classic was also bundled with hardware.

When approached, however, Nintendo UK said that it couldn't confirm that sales of Wii Sports had overtaken those of Super Mario Bros.

Elsewhere in the data, Nintendo said that Wii Play sales are just 200,000 copies shy of 23 million units, followed by Wii Fit on 18.2 million and Mario Kart Wii on 15.4 million.

On the DS front, the near identical editions of Nintendogs have sold 22.27 million copies, followed by New Super Mario Bros on 18.4 million, Brain Training on 17.4 million and Pokemon Diamond/Pearl on 16.8 million.

Nintendo Wii
Wii Sports - 45.7 million (includes sales bundled with hardware)
Wii Play - 23 million
Wii Fit - 18.2 million
Mario Kart Wii - 15.4 million
Smash Bros. Brawl - 8.43 million
Super Mario Galaxy - 8 million
Mario Party 8 - 6.7 million
Link's Crossbow Training - 3.76 million (includes sales from Wii Zapper bundle)
Animal Crossing: City Folk - 3.38 million
Wii Music - 2.65 million
Mario Super Sluggers - 1.26 million

Nintendo DS
Nintendogs - 22.27 million
New Super Mario Bros. - 18.45 million
Brain Training - 17.4 million
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl - 16.8 million
Mario Kart DS - 14.6 million
Brain Training 2 - 13.7 million
Animal Crossing: Wild World - 10.8 million
Super Mario 64 DS - 7.5 million
Mario Party DS - 5.85 million
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - 4.5 million
Pokemon Platinum - 3.75 million
Kirby Super Star Ultra - 2.36 million
Pokemon Ranger - 2 million
Rhythm Heaven - 1.9 million
Personal Trainer: Cooking - 1.84 million
Professor Layton - 1.65 million (does not include Japanese sales)

Article supplied by Edge-Online