Wii Sports Resort Sells 500,000 Copies

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Wii Sports Resort Sells 500,000 Copies

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Nintendo's successor to its king of casual games has made a strong debut, selling 500,000 copies in less than two weeks, Nintendo announced.

Sales lightning does strike twice for Wii Sports. The first game earned a spot as the best selling game of all time (a feat no doubt accomplished with the help of being packaged with every Wii console) and though only time will tell if its sequel, Wii Sports Resort, will do as well in the long run, it's certainly off to a good start. The game has sold 500,000 copies in the eight days since its release, according to Nintendo.

"Through Monday we sold one copy of Wii Sports Resort roughly every 1.5 seconds continuously since it launched in the United States," Cammie Dunaway of Nintendo said. "This tells us consumers were eagerly waiting to get their hands on these fun activities, and it's a great start for a game that will have long-lasting appeal."

Nintendo boasts that their accomplishment amounts to the providing of "staycations to thousands of people nationwide," which is a pretty lame way of putting it. More significant, I'd say, is that this means that some 500,000 people out there right now have Wii Motion Plus peripherals (bundled in with the game) in their homes, effectively creating for Nintendo a userbase for the peripheral without requiring them to sell or market it on its own.

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Go Nintendo. Wii Sport Resort is far better than Wii sports. I'd recommend it.

I can only hope that the profits from this are going towards better games.

Well, I think about now Nintendo is Rich enough to make a death machine and take over the world.

I'm looking forward to getting the new Wii MotionPlus!!!

...The Sports Game is a nice bonus, seeing as I think I lost Wii Sports >_>

Nimbus:
I can only hope that the profits from this are going towards better games.

Apparently Zelda R&D saw Monster Hunter 3, shat a brick, and are working double time. I'm sure the monies are going to a good cause.

And three posts in and no one has said 'in other news, Bobby Kotick is the devil!'

Hm. Surprising.

EVERY 1.5 SECONDS? Sweet Jesus at a Roller Disco...

tellmeimaninja:
Well, I think about now Nintendo is Rich enough to make the moon into a death machine and take over the world.

First fix is free. ;ŹD

Yahtzee won't be happy.

tellmeimaninja:
Well, I think about now Nintendo is Rich enough to make a death machine and take over the world.

They're training their supersoldiers now. What do you think the improved motion and swordfighting was for? Soon the armies shall overrun us with their improbable martial arts skills and fanatical devotion to Miyamoto, the skies will turn crimson and... Why aren't you wearing your tinfoil hat?!

I may get it though, waving a Wiimote around and pretending it was a sword was the first thing I did. And my Wii is starting to look a bit like it needs a penis extension now there's a 360 towering above it.

Further proof that the Nintendo Wii and the 'Wii X' series of games are all part of a diabolical Nintendo plot to take over the world. Don't you people understand? Their evil overlords hail from Japan! And a scheme as big as this coming from Japan can only be for one thing- they mean to resurrect Godzilla from its watery grave! We must enlist the aid of the Canadian Mounties, Sweden, Yahtzee Croshaw, the entire state of Mexico, and the Cloverfield Monster in order to stop them! The fate of the world- and more importantly, the Escapist, depends on it! VIVA LA RESISTANCE!

Er, um, I mean, this is certainly good news for Nintendo! And Wii Sports Resort...I expect my younger brother, a Wii gamer, will be all over this....*shifty*

Nintendo makes a shitload of money. What else is new?

It is nice to hear that 500,000 has a Wii Motion Plus, though I can't help but sake the feeling that Nintendo is trying to "re-launch" itself on this peripheral. It just seems really risky.

The_Oracle:

Further proof that the Nintendo Wii and the 'Wii X' series of games are all part of a diabolical Nintendo plot to take over the world. Don't you people understand? Their evil overlords hail from Japan! And a scheme as big as this coming from Japan can only be for one thing- they mean to resurrect Godzilla from its watery grave! We must enlist the aid of the Canadian Mounties, Sweden, Yahtzee Croshaw, the entire state of Mexico, and the Cloverfield Monster in order to stop them! The fate of the world- and more importantly, the Escapist, depends on it! VIVA LA RESISTANCE!

Er, um, I mean, this is certainly good news for Nintendo! And Wii Sports Resort...I expect my younger brother, a Wii gamer, will be all over this....*shifty*

They built a Gundam and another giant robo not too long ago. The battle ended before it began.

Shit...

This just proves not enough people watch Zero Punctuation.

also

Farson89:
Yahtzee won't be happy.

Darkrai:
Go Nintendo. Wii Sport Resort is far better than Wii sports. I'd recommend it.

Pretty much, Wii sports was a hugely popular title. It was basically a nice gate way drug to the Wii. Although I do wish they hadn't repackaged a few of the titles.

ChromeAlchemist:

Nimbus:
I can only hope that the profits from this are going towards better games.

Apparently Zelda R&D saw Monster Hunter 3, shat a brick, and are working double time. I'm sure the monies are going to a good cause.

And three posts in and no one has said 'in other news, Bobby Kotick is the devil!'

Hm. Surprising.

EVERY 1.5 SECONDS? Sweet Jesus at a Roller Disco...

tellmeimaninja:
Well, I think about now Nintendo is Rich enough to make the moon into a death machine and take over the world.

First fix is free. ;ŹD

Normally, I get angry when people "Fix" my comments.

Sadly, your fix actually is true. It's a good thing Nintendo isn't run by a cheesy spy-movie villain...

It would have been 500,001, but I don't get paid until tomorrow...

megapenguinx:

Darkrai:
Go Nintendo. Wii Sport Resort is far better than Wii sports. I'd recommend it.

Pretty much, Wii sports was a hugely popular title. It was basically a nice gate way drug to the Wii. Although I do wish they hadn't repackaged a few of the titles.

As long as they provide a few more courses for golf, I'll even be happy with those.

ChromeAlchemist:

The_Oracle:

Further proof that the Nintendo Wii and the 'Wii X' series of games are all part of a diabolical Nintendo plot to take over the world. Don't you people understand? Their evil overlords hail from Japan! And a scheme as big as this coming from Japan can only be for one thing- they mean to resurrect Godzilla from its watery grave! We must enlist the aid of the Canadian Mounties, Sweden, Yahtzee Croshaw, the entire state of Mexico, and the Cloverfield Monster in order to stop them! The fate of the world- and more importantly, the Escapist, depends on it! VIVA LA RESISTANCE!

Er, um, I mean, this is certainly good news for Nintendo! And Wii Sports Resort...I expect my younger brother, a Wii gamer, will be all over this....*shifty*

They built a Gundam and another giant robo not too long ago. The battle ended before it began.

Shit...

We'd better recruit some Spies to start sappin' their robos and sentries.

tellmeimaninja:

ChromeAlchemist:

Nimbus:
I can only hope that the profits from this are going towards better games.

Apparently Zelda R&D saw Monster Hunter 3, shat a brick, and are working double time. I'm sure the monies are going to a good cause.

And three posts in and no one has said 'in other news, Bobby Kotick is the devil!'

Hm. Surprising.

EVERY 1.5 SECONDS? Sweet Jesus at a Roller Disco...

tellmeimaninja:
Well, I think about now Nintendo is Rich enough to make the moon into a death machine and take over the world.

First fix is free. ;ŹD

Normally, I get angry when people "Fix" my comments.

Sadly, your fix actually is true. It's a good thing Nintendo isn't run by a cheesy spy-movie villain...

Yeah, I never fix errors or anything, it makes me seem like an arse. Mine are piss poor attempts at humour.

And don't be so sure about the villain. I've seen the real head honcho of Nintendo...

And check out the muscle.

Name me one person who would consider messing with him.

The_Oracle:
We'd better recruit some Spies to start sappin' their robos and sentries.

SPY'S SAPPIN' OUR GUNDAM!! RELEASE THE SAMURAI NINJA POKEMON HYBRIDS!!!

Oh, it's Miyamoto San! My lord! We bow to you! *facestab*

Farson89:
Yahtzee won't be happy.

Xan Krieger:
This just proves not enough people watch Zero Punctuation.

I'm sure everybody listens to him when he bashes the Wii. Because what he says about the Wii is true right? HAHAHA.

Darkrai:

Farson89:
Yahtzee won't be happy.

Xan Krieger:
This just proves not enough people watch Zero Punctuation.

I'm sure everybody listens to him when he bashes the Wii. Because we he says about the Wii is true right? HAHAHA.

Didn't you know? What he says about everything is law. That's why I own 4 games, eat Branston Pickle every day and drag Wii owners out into the street and shoot them.

ChromeAlchemist:

Darkrai:

Farson89:
Yahtzee won't be happy.

Xan Krieger:
This just proves not enough people watch Zero Punctuation.

I'm sure everybody listens to him when he bashes the Wii. Because we he says about the Wii is true right? HAHAHA.

eat Branston Pickle every day

I did that before I ever saw Zero Punctuation.

I don't agree with him on a fair few things, but he did get Branston Pickle right. Stuff be mad tasty.

ChromeAlchemist:

And check out the muscle.

Name me one person who would consider messing with him.

Is it just me or does Reggie really look like Adrian Monk?

The_Oracle:

ChromeAlchemist:

And check out the muscle.

Name me one person who would consider messing with him.

Is it just me or does Reggie really look like Adrian Monk?

Wha? Adria..*Googles* Oh him. Man, he really does doesn't he? Seperated at birth? Maybe he's on Nintendo's payroll, that's why they're so successful, he's always cracking the big mysteries to success.

Hm. That was pretty damned cheesy. I'll go off myself now.

ChromeAlchemist:

Wha? Adria..*Googles* Oh him. Man, he really does doesn't he? Seperated at birth? Maybe he's on Nintendo's payroll, that's why they're so successful, he's always cracking the big mysteries to success.

Hm. That was pretty damned cheesy. I'll go off myself now.

That wasn't cheesy, that was Punic Gold!

-This-is-Hip-Hop

Well, this is sure to inspire more mediocre sports games.

Say so long to decent series.

I wish i owned nintendo.........

The_Oracle:

We'd better recruit some Spies to start sappin' their robos and sentries.

Hate we say it but might need Adama for this, he's killed robots before.

This-is-Hip-Hop:

ChromeAlchemist:

Wha? Adria..*Googles* Oh him. Man, he really does doesn't he? Seperated at birth? Maybe he's on Nintendo's payroll, that's why they're so successful, he's always cracking the big mysteries to success.

Hm. That was pretty damned cheesy. I'll go off myself now.

That wasn't cheesy, that was Punic Gold!

-This-is-Hip-Hop

*removes sander from throat*

Why thank you This-is-Hip-Hop, you warm my heart.

Great news for Nintendo, but what's more surprising is this topic hasn't been ruined by the naysayers yet. So far so good!

Keane Ng:

Nintendo boasts that their accomplishment amounts to the providing of "staycations to thousands of people nationwide," which is a pretty lame way of putting it.

They should have called it: Nintendo Wii--the bathtub gin of the Great Recession.

500,000 copies? I'm almost ashamed to have a wii and therefore be associated with some of the sad lonely people who buy these "family" games.
Maybe it didn't occur to Nintendo that some people just aren't meant to play games, such as my cousins. They (except for the bigger ones) are the sorriest lot of gamers ever to disgrace this fine green earth.

I'm sure all this "Wii Sports Resort" money will go into production for the new Legend of Zelda game, to ensure it will be the most epic/revolutionary game ever.

*Suddenly Miyamoto materializes and echoes "I don't think it's going to be that radically different" over and over until...*

*...Wakes up violently and sobs endlessly*

Awesome. Now pack the game along with Wii Sports with the fucking console.

It's all fun and games until someone pokes an eye out.

Dusty Pancakes:
500,000 copies? I'm almost ashamed to have a wii and therefore be associated with some of the sad lonely people who buy these "family" games.

What's to be ashamed of? Nothing wrong with "family" games. As long as they're fun right? Maybe not to you of course. You need shooters, blood and gore right?

Dusty Pancakes:
Maybe it didn't occur to Nintendo that some people just aren't meant to play games, such as my cousins. They (except for the bigger ones) are the sorriest lot of gamers ever to disgrace this fine green earth.

Apparently you don't know Nintendo. Their target audience for the Wii are for people who don't play video games. It's rather sad that video games shift focus from having fun to "haha I noob-tube you ya fuck." I am a proud Wii owner. I do own an Xbox 360, but it's my secondary console just in case my Wii stops working. OH! Might I add that the Wii can't get a yellow light or a red ring of death. Score 2 for Nintendo.

well good for Wii sports resort don`t see how a Nintendo game selling fast is news though they seem to fly off the shelves if they are focused around waggle and come packaged with a peripheral or controller.

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