Published on September 1st, 2012 | by Timothy Makalinao0
Top 10 Best Selling Wii Games of 2011
Top 10 Best Selling Wii Games of 2011! One of the most popular video game consoles of all time is the Nintendo Wii. Now which are its best selling games of 2011? Well, Numeroten is here to answer that question! Here is Top 10 Best Selling Wii Games of 2011!
10. Mario Party 8 – 7.6 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Hudson Soft – Genre Party – Released May 29, 2007
The 8th installment to the Mario Party Series, Nintendo has developed the series to become an iconic game for Nintendo. Even though the game received mixed reviews, its appeal to families and Mario Party Fans was more than enough to push the game to one of the best selling Wii games of all time. The broad number of mini games, themes, and styles truly made this game enjoyable to children and adults alike.
9. Super Mario Galaxy – 8.84 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo – Genre Platforming – Released November 1, 2007
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Another hit for the Mario Franchise, Super Mario Galaxy puts Mario in space collecting stars in various planets. Its unique gameplay was praised by many companies as one of the best games of all time. It received universal acclaim and outstanding reviews. Furthermore, the game helped boost sales for the Nintendo Wii, and it also was awarded “Game of the Year” by reviewers such as IGN, GameSpot, and Edge. With its wonderful gameplay, Super Mario Galaxy revolutionized 3D levels which was one of the main reasons it has been acclaimed as one of the best games of all time.
8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 9.48 Million Copies Sold – Developed by AD Hoc Development Team – Genres Fighting and Action – Released January 31, 2008
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The third installment to the Super Smash Bros. Series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, takes the game to another level of fun. The first game in the series to include third party characters, Brawl is an excellent sequel to the unique fighting series Super Smash Bros. Filled with a ton of content and dozens of famous characters, Brawl was one of the best reviewed games of the year. GameSpot awarded brawl “Best Fighting Game of the Year” for its simple controls and unique style.
7. Wii Fit Plus -18.49 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD – Genres Fitness – Released October 1, 2009
The enhanced version of Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus was an instant success. In one month, Wii Fit Plus sold 2.16 million copies worldwide. The game received mostly positive reviews, and was praised as one of the most active video games ever made. The American Heart Association encourages sedentary people to use the game as a step to getting healthier. The Wii has truly revolutionized the gaming industry by adding exercise to video games.
6. New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 21.94 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD – Genres Platforming – Released November 12, 2009
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A long awaited update to the original Mario series game, New Super Mario Bros plays like the original Mario Bros game. With rave reviews, New Super Mario Bros was awarded “Wii Game of the Year 2009″ by IGN, and attained the score 40/40 from the famous japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. Furthermore, multiplayer adds a whole new level to the game. With its 2D style, multiplayer, and addictive play, New Super Mario Bros made itself one of the best selling Wii games of all time.
5. Wii Fit – 22.61 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD – Genres Fitness – Released November 12, 2009
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A pioneer game in bringing real exercise into video games, Wii Fit revolutionized the “Fitness Genre” in video games. By introducing the Wii Balance Board the Wii was able to analyze your physical actions better, track your weight, and overall track your progress. Even though some of the games on the Wii Fit weren’t as active as some had hoped, its unique game style earned it better than average reviews. In addition to being an instant success in the market, the Wii Fit has also been a success in nursing homes and the elderly.
4. Wii Play – 27.38 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD – Genres Party Game – Released December 2, 2006
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Bundled with a Wii controller, Wii Play was an instant hit when it came with its Wii controller. Like Wii Sports, Wii Play are just numerous mini games in which the player physically controls. Games included in Wii Play consisted of games such as table tennis, fishing, and billiards. The game received mediocre reviews, but the attraction of the bundled Wii controller attracted many consumers to purchase the game.
3. Wii Sports Resort – 27.68 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD – Genres Party Game – Released June 25, 2009
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The sequel to Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort features 11 mini games. The first title to require the WiiMotion Plus accessory, the game improves the Wii controller’s accuracy and detection. Furthermore, the game has been bundled with the Wii since 2010. The game received great reviews and was especially cited for the impressive improvement of the controls. In addition, it is one of the two games the American Heart Association endorses (Other is Wii Fit Plus). In the end, playing the game alone is okay, but the game excels when you play with others.
2. Mario Kart Wii – 28.23 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD – Genres Racing – Released April 10, 2008
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The sixth installment of the Mario Kart Series, Mario Kart Wii brings the beloved series to the Wii. Dwarfing all five previous Mario games released for the Wii, Mario Kart Wii selling 5 million copies in the United States alone in its first year. The game is widely considered as the best racing game for the Wii, and is actually one of the best online games for the Wii. Furthermore, it is the best selling Wii game that is not bundled, and is actually one of the best selling stand alone games of all time. With strong reviews, Mario Kart Wii was at its best when people got together to play.
1. Wii Sports – 76.76 Million Copies Sold – Developed by Nintendo EAD – Genres Sports – Released November 19, 2006
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One of the first games of the Wii, Wii Sports came bundled with the Wii in most countries. Featuring 5 mini games, Wii Sports was designed to showcase the Wii’s features. The intention of the game was to make it simple enough that anyone could play, so that it would showcase the Wii to all age groups. Receiving a little bit above average reviews, Wii Sports was praised as being a great match with the Wii console to showcase its features. In the end, Wii Sports has become an iconic game for the Wii, and is usually the first game Wii owners play.