A quick check of http://www.the-magicbox.com/topten2.htm#ListMillions includes updated information on Japanese million selling games. The Nintendo DS has 16 (14 made by Nintendo) - not a bad total for just over two years (7 a year or so..). Capcom's smash hits Monster Hunter 1-2 for PSP have not been added yet, since sales are approximately 900k-950k for each. Wii already has 1 officially over a million (Wii Sports), with Wii Play set to pass 1 million officially next week. Already, that would give Wii more million sellers in Japan than GameCube. Additionally, in it's time on the market, the original Game Boy (lifetime of say 1989 to 2001) had 26 games to sell a million+ (18 made by Nintendo). If Nintendo keeps supporting the Nintendo DS for another 18 months- 3 years it seems likely that the portable will have more million sellers than the original Game Boy. Additionally, Wii could end up with more million sellers than the N64 or SNES (11 and 10 respectively). With Wii Sports, Wii Play already at the threshold, the new games that could sell over a million to be released this year are Big Brain Academy, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Wii Health, Wii Music, Dragon Quest Swords, Mario Party 8. Of these seven, I suspect at least 2, and as many as 5 will sell over a million copies, giving Wii 4-7 multi platnum sellers by the end of 2007. Any guesses on first PSP game to sell a million (MH2 is at 900k after two weeks..but the original is at like 950k...)? First PS3 game? Number of million selling Wii games by the end of 07' in Japan? What I don't understand is how Wii has more million selling games than GameCube already in Japan. Pikmin, Super Mario Sunshine, Tales of Symphonia, Crystal Chronicles and a few more seemed great fits for the Japanese audience (for reference..compare DS Pokemon to GC Pokemon...or Animal Crossing DS to GC Animal Crossing.
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