Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nintendo Wii Games: Data, Sales, Review Scores

Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii  Nintendo Channel data, Amazon.com Sales Ranks, MetaCritic.com Review Score Averages
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Nintendo Channel Data Breakdown

Number of Players Reporting Data: 
Wii Sports Resort, released in July of this year, has 252,858 players reporting data so far.
Wii Fit Plus, released in October, has 95,220 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii, released on November 15, now has 190,297 players reporting data.

"Total" Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Wii Sports Resort had 4,718,741 Total Hours reported, an increase of 331,556 hours from last week.
Wii Fit Plus had 947,343 Total Hours reported, an increase of 184,183 hours from last week.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 3,034,705 Total Hours reported, an increase of 574,996 hours from last week.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 574,996 "Total Hours" gained by itself, outperforming both Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus combined for "Total Hours" reported.  Together, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus had 515,739 "Total Hours" gained. 

Amazon.com Sales Rank:
Wii Sports Resort's Amazon.com sale rank was #11 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Wii Fit Plus' Amazon.com sale rank was #9(game with board) and #12 for just the software.  The current sell price for Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board is $99.99*, and the selling price for just the software is $19.96.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii's Amazon.com sale rank was #8 and the selling price is $49.99.

Two weeks and counting now, Amazon.com is still out-of-stock of Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board.

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Player Increase:
Wii Sports Resort had an increase of 19,319 more players reporting data this week, than last week.
Wii Fit Plus had 16,126 more players reporting data this week on the Nintendo Channel.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 30,328 more players reporting data this week.
The reviews are unchanged from last week.  I really wonder if Wii Fit Plus may get a few reviews now that it's the new year.  Maybe a few reviewers made a weight loss resolution, and they'll try losing it with Wii Fit Plus?
New Super Mario Bros. Wii's review score average is 88.50%, based on 51 reviews.
Wii Sports Resort's score is 82.78%, based on 49 reviews.
Wii Fit Plus' average score is 81.32%, based just only on 19 reviews.

I'm still really surprised that Wii Fit Plus is sold out on Amazon.com.  I know Amazon.com is a huge internet shopping site(the largest I believe), maybe that's the reason I've seen so many Wii games out of stock over the holidays and into the new year?
If you missed my post earlier today, my wife and I did beat the main campaign of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.  We are now going back collecting the star coins to unlock the other levels.

Why do you think Amazon.com is sold-out of Wii Fit Plus?  Do you think Americans may be buying it after the new year, perhaps as part of a resolution to lose weight?

Nintendo Channel data captured after the Nintendo Channel updated on Monday, January 18, 2010.  Numbers of players reporting data are rounded down to the nearest whole number.


  1. Yes, I definitely think people are buying Wii Fit Plus (WFP) to help with their new years resolutions. And I think it's a great idea. It's a start and better than not doing anything at all. It will help those who don't want to wake up at 5am or who don't feel like fighting the rush after work hours (which is insanely busy, that's why I go in the morning). I just hope people keep up with WFP after February 14!

  2. why are people still playing wii sports resort? i can never understand whats going on with the wii demographic. I WANT NMH2:DS!

  3. @Nicodemus at Nite:
    Wii Fit Plus has had a very nice increase in data since December, we'll see if the numbers keep averaging the same over the next few weeks.

    Thanks for the comment! I think people are playing Wii Sports Resort, because the game is still selling extremely well. From the NPD numbers for sales in December, Wii Sports Resort sold 1.79 million copies alone.

  4. Look at the sales for Wii consoles and Wii software in December. In the midst of a recession, with the game industry slowing down and the Wii really stalling (by comparison)slowing down tremendously. Now comes December and the Wii sells 300k consoles. It is an absolutely amazing number that I do not believe anyone saw coming. I feel most everyone was understocked on the hot Wii titles as they also sold out of NSMBW from time to time.

    Speaking of which, NSMBW is a game that is a whopping 60 days old, it is a simple platform game with no online multiplayer. But it is already racking up an average play time per user of 15 hours accross 190,297. Given the total sales are around 4-5 million that represents about a 4.5% sample size which is pretty good. I mean WOW, I think it vindicates Nintendo's decision to make it only local multiplayer with no online.


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