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Games Released in 2009 Sales

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by ResEvilWii, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. ResEvilWii

    ResEvilWii WiiChat Member

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    This is a running list I will keep going of the sales numbers of the top core games released in 2009. All numbers are rounded to the nearest 10,000.

    Numbers are from http://www.vgchartz.com/

    EA Sports Active - 1,270,000
    NPC! Mario Power Tennis - 820,000
    Punch Out!! - 380,000
    NPC! Pikmin - 350,000
    Guitar Hero: Metallica - 350,000
    House of the Dead: Overkill - 310,000
    Sonic and the Black Knight - 310,000
    Tiger Woods 10- 250,000
    MadWorld - 240,000
    NPC! DK Jungle Beat - 200,000220,000
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 210,000
    Grand Slam Tennis - 180,000
    Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - 160,000
    The Conduit - 160,000
    NPC! Pikmin 2 - 150,000
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronciles: Echoes of Time - 120,000
    Ghostbusters - 110,000
    Resident Evil - 90,000
    Rune Factory Frontier - 90,000
    Deadly Creatures - 90,000
    Tenchu Shadow Assassins - 80,000
    Boom Blox Bash Party - 80,000
    Klonoa - 70,000
    Virtua Tennis 09 - 70,000
    Indiana Jones and The Staff of Kings - 70,000
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar - 60,000
    Fragile- 50,000*
    Muramasa: The Demon Blade - 50,000
    ExciteBots: Trick Racing - 50,000
    Arc Rise Fantasia - 40,000
    Let's Tap - 30,000
    Little King Story - 20,000*
    Munchables - 20,000

    * denotes not out in North America yet
     
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  2. ResEvilWii

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    So my impressions:

    Nintendo is doing very well with those NPC! numbers. Consumers are eating up Mario Power Tennis despite a good tennis game being included with Wii Sports.

    Overkill is also doing quite well for a vulgar rail shooter at $50 and should eventually sell over 500,000.

    Deadly Creatures is a flop at 50,000. I think that game would've done much better had it been released as a holiday title. It'll eventually sell pretty good I think with a price drop, but I'm surprised to see the game not getting bought more by younger boys. Then again I guess younger boys don't have $50.

    Tenchu and DR:CTYD are both doing ok.
     
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    Sad part is, thew developers said they were "testing the waters" with this tittle. What is it with developers and "testing the waters" with quirky games on the Wii?? This is where High Voltage has it right and all others have it wrong.

    That's like me developing a Mario Kart style racer where you race through the sky as a fly. Then turning around and saying "well since my fly-racer didn't sell well on Wii I guess I won't be developing that kick ass survival horror adventure..."
     
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    The list is actually quite depressing. 3-5 year old games re-released with minimal control changes reaching the top is a bit on the "wha?" side. Wishing Madworld or another stand out title would show up and shine, but it doesn't look that way. Many of these games probably won't peak the 500-750k mark.
     
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    If MadWorld were released in '07 or '08 it would've sold so much better. Wii's hardcore audience is dying, however, while the casuals flock in. Those that would've purchased this are already playing Killzone 2 and Street Fighter IV and whatever else on the other consoles.
     
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    Mario Tennis is only at the top because it's being advertised all over TV, which then means the idiots watching TV will be like, oh I'll buy that for my child for Easter or their birthday etc.. The advert doesn't appeal to me one bit, as I'd rather play Wii Sports Tennis in my opinion.
     
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    I believe Madworld, Tenchu, and HOTD are doing very well. As someone said above it seems the Wii "Hardcore"(that word is still very loosely defined) audience is dying. So to but up 100k in sales is very good. Keep up the good work and all those "Hardcore" players may come back.
     
  8. ResEvilWii

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    Update, everything in bold is new:

    NPC! Mario Power Tennis - 460,000-->520,000
    NPC! Pikmin - 280,000-->290,000
    House of the Dead: Overkill - 190,000-->200,000
    Sonic and the Black Knight - 130,000-->150,000
    Guitar Hero: Metallica - 140,000
    MadWorld - 90,000-->130,000
    Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - 100,000
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronciles: Echoes of Time - 60,000-->80,000
    Tenchu Shadow Assassins - 70,000
    Rune Factory Frontier - 60,000
    Deadly Creatures - 50,000
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 20,000-->40,000
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar - 10,000-->20,000
     
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    Shame that Deadly Creatures didn't sell all that well, it really isn't all that bad of a game. Guitar Hero Metallica is selling nicely. Good to see MadWorld and House Of The Dead Overkill are getting some good numbers.
     
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    Update. Everything in bold is new:

    NPC! Mario Power Tennis - 520,000-->580,000
    NPC! Pikmin - 290,000-->310,000
    House of the Dead: Overkill - 200,000-->230,000
    Sonic and the Black Knight - 150,000-->160,000
    Guitar Hero: Metallica - 140,000-->190,000
    MadWorld - 130,000-->160,000
    Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - 100,000
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronciles: Echoes of Time - 80,000
    Tenchu Shadow Assassins - 70,000
    Rune Factory Frontier - 60,000
    Deadly Creatures - 50,000
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 40,000-->60,000
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar - 20,000-->30,000
     
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    No update here in a while, here you go:

    NPC! Mario Power Tennis - 580,000-->730,000
    NPC! Pikmin - 310,000-->330,000
    House of the Dead: Overkill - 230,000-->280,000
    Sonic and the Black Knight - 160,000-->260,000
    Guitar Hero: Metallica - 190,000-->230,000
    MadWorld - 160,000-->210,000
    EA Sports Active - 210,000
    NPC! DK Jungle Beat - 160,000
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 60,000-->150,000
    Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - 100,000-->140,000
    NPC! Pikmin 2 - 120,000
    Punch Out!! - 120,000
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronciles: Echoes of Time - 80,000-->110,000
    Rune Factory Frontier - 60,000-->80,000
    Tenchu Shadow Assassins - 70,000
    Deadly Creatures - 50,000-->70,000
    Klonoa - 60,000
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar - 30,000 -->50,000
    ExciteBots: Trick Racing - 30,000
    Boom Blox Bash Party - 30,000
    Little King Story - 20,000
     
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    Well, Mario Power Tennis looks to be well on it's way to being the Wii's first 1,000,000 seller of '09.

    Sonic has been given a strong boost by its drop to $30.

    EA Active and Punch Out numbers are just after 1 week, so they're doing both very good.

    Bash Party is doing pretty poorly, surprising becasue the original sold over 930,000 copies.

    Those Little King Story numbers are just for Europe so far, but that's a bit disappointing as well.
     
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    EA Sports Active - 210,000-->960,000
    NPC! Mario Power Tennis - 730,000-->780,000
    NPC! Pikmin - 330,000-->340,000
    Guitar Hero: Metallica - 230,000-->310,000
    Punch Out!! - 120,000-->300,000
    House of the Dead: Overkill - 280,000-->290,000
    Sonic and the Black Knight - 260,000-->290,000
    MadWorld - 210,000-->220,000
    NPC! DK Jungle Beat - 160,000-->200,000
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 150,000-->180,000
    Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - 140,000-->150,000
    NPC! Pikmin 2 - 120,000-->130,000
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronciles: Echoes of Time - 110,000-->120,000
    Tiger Woods 10- 90,000
    Rune Factory Frontier - 80,000
    Deadly Creatures - 70,000-->80,000
    Tenchu Shadow Assassins - 70,000
    Klonoa - 60,000-->70,000
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar - 50,000-->60,000
    Boom Blox Bash Party - 30,000-->60,000
    Fragile- 50,000
    Grand Slam Tennis - 40,000
    Muramasa: The Demon Blade - 40,000
    ExciteBots: Trick Racing - 30,000-->40,000
    Arc Rise Fantasia - 30,000
    Indiana Jones and The Staff of Kings - 30,000
    Little King Story - 20,000
    Munchables - 20,000
    Virtua Tennis 09 - 10,000
    Let's Tap - 10,000
     
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    I hope little king's story does well. I can't wait for that. You should note that it's only been released in Australia right now.
     
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    EA Sports Active is a huge seller.

    Punch Out is seeing solid sales.

    Tiger 10 had a pretty good debut. The Wii version outsold all other verisons.
     
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    Yeah, well Fragile, Arc Rise and Muramassa are only out in Japan so far.

    I added the * to the first post.
     
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    Right right.

    Tiger 10 Wii sold almost twice as much first week as Tiger 9. 3 Times as much as Tiger 8 and about 20,000 more than Tiger 7. Every break during the US Open they had a commercial for Tiger 10.

    I actually saw a Punch Out commercial like 10 minutes ago. It'll continue to see good numbers as long as its advertised I think.

    The Sports Active sales made me start using Wii Fit more lol. I wanted to get it for a bit then realized I should probably make use of Wii Fit first haha.

    Man too many games on that list I want. I wish Excite Bots was selling better.
     
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    There's a lot of games that really deserve better sales than they have so far. Rune Factory is a great game and I want a sequel so it needs more than 80k, good to see that Madworld has slowly crept up a bit though. Hopefully Little King's Story will get a boost when it is released in North America.

    I'm really looking forward to Muramasa and Arc Rise Fantasia. Their sales are ok so far, seeing as ARF was only released in limited quantities in Japan.

    From these sales figures the one thing I'm pretty sure of is that the Wii Vitality Sensor will probably sell a ton, as fitness software seems to fly on the Wii.
     
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    Is Rune Factory that good? I liked the DS game I just lose interest after like 45 days every time I've started a Harvest Moon game since the N64 and SNES classics.

    Yeah, the fitness stuff is HUGE. It was a genius move for them to get into that market. I was somewhat disappointed by the vitality sensor but you're right from a business standpoint it's bound to sell very well. I'm curious to see what kind of software they bundle it with. I can't see very many games making use of it though. I thought the balance board would see more support and something exciting and original but still waiting for that one.
     
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    It's the best RPG on the system. It's really good.

    Here was the ign review including video review:

    http://wii.ign.com/articles/963/963797p1.html

    They gave it 8.3.
     

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