Thursday, March 11, 2010

2009 Nintendo Wii Games: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort: Data, Sales, Review Scores

Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Nintendo Channel Data, Sale Ranks, Review Score Averages
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Number of Players Reporting Data:
Wii Sports Resort has 341,434 players reporting data this week.
Wii Fit Plus has 158,777 players reporting data this week on the Nintendo Channel.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 332,229 players reporting their play-time data.

Player Increase Over Last Week:
Wii Sports Resort had an increase of 10,621 more players reporting play-time data this week, than last week.
Wii Fit Plus had an increase of 7,015 more players reporting play-time data.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had an increase of 17,692 more players reporting their play-time data this week over last week.

"Total" Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Wii Sports Resort has 7,117,320 Total Hours reported, an increase of 315,962 hours from last week.
Wii Fit Plus has 2,228,471 Total Hours reported, an increase of 165,105 hours from last week.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 7,646,045 Total Hours reporting, an increase of 668,491 hours from last week's data. Sale Ranks:
Wii Sports Resort's sale rank is #19 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Wii Fit Plus', the game only, sale rank is #25 and the current selling price is $18.54.
Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board's sale rank is #15 and the current starting new price is $135.80.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii's sale rank is #7 and the current selling price is $47.54. Review Score Averages:
The review score averages for all three games have stayed the same as last week.
Wii Sports Resort's review score average is 82.88% based on 50 reviews.
Wii Fit Plus' review score average is 81.32% based on 19 reviews.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii's review score average is 88.12% based on 54 reviews.

9 weeks! hasn't had Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board in stock for the last 9 weeks when I've checked for it.
Being curious as to when/if they were getting it back in stock, I contacted and was told they have sent a request to the "manufacturer", in this case Nintendo, and that should have Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board back in stock within 20 business days.

If they get it back in stock at the end of March, that will be nearly three full months that will have been out-of-stock of Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board.

Something interesting that was reported(GoNintendo) and confirmed(VGChartz) last week is that a new Wii bundle is being sold at Wal-Mart.
The new bundle includes the Wii system, Wii Sports, and now Wii Sports Resort, as well as a WM+ accessory with the regular Wii Remote and Nunchuck.  The price for the new bundle is $199.99, essentially giving buyers of the bundle Wii Sports Resort for free.
I was in a local Wal-Mart this past Saturday morning and saw the bundle sitting on the shelf and a customer purchase one of the bundles, while I was in electronics.

I'm glad to see Nintendo getting WM+ out to more Wii owners, and I guess it's a sign they are going to try and make it a new standard of control for Wii games.

Do you think Nintendo is going to start including a WM+ accessory with every Wii system that is sold, as they are doing with the Wii bundle currently at Wal-Mart locations?

If you're interested in any of the games or accessory, you can click the images below to see new and used prices for them on
Wii Sports ResortWii Fit PlusWii Fit Plus with Balance BoardNew Super Mario BrosWii MotionPlus


  1. I'd like to see a wii-remote that brings the device into the original wii-remote's form factor, and that way, just have it built into every remote. I guess there'd have to be some little cosmetic difference so you could tell them apart, but that'd be cool in my opinion.

  2. NSMB Wii was a joy to play, but was just too short as I somehow passed over 2 worlds. :(

  3. I definitely think Nintendo is going to try and implement the WM+ in the future Wii's they sell. Isn't that what they did with the Wii remote protector? Or as my friend likes to call it, the Wii condom.

  4. @Chuckpebble:
    A developer last year thought the Wii Remotes w/ WM+ built in were coming pretty soon, but nothing has happened yet. I'm wondering if they will release them, or if they'll just keep on bundling the controllers with the separate attachment.

    I find it crazy how NSMBW has more hours played, "Per person", than either Wii Sports Resort or Wii Fit Plus.
    NSMBW is a short game, but the average play-time proves that people are playing the game through several times, or something!

    @Nicodemus at Nite:
    Yea, Nintendo didn't include the Wii Remote protector at first. Now every system includes one, and you can't buy a Wii Remote now that doesn't include one.

    Thanks for the comments!


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