Global sales by year of the pack in gamesWii Fit and Fit Plus (measuring Balance Board) and Kinect Adventures (Kinect). The rank is include in parentheses.
8.8 million (4th best selling)
Kinect not out yet
Wii Fit Plus 8.6 million (6th best selling game of 2010)
Kinect Adventures 7.2 million (7th Best selling of 2010)
Wii Fit Plus (Pack in for Balance Board) 3 million (22nd best selling)
Kinect Adventures (Pack in for Kinect) 7.9 million (4th biggest selling game of 2011)
Kinect Adventures 4.6 million 8th biggest selling
Wii Fit Plus 1 million 70th best selling
When the Balance Board launched it was a great hit. In 2009 it was the 4th best selling game globally. When the Kinect was released in 2010, it was still beating Kinect, but Kinect was only for sale 2 months in 2010, and still managed to come in 7th place, just behind the Balance Board.
But, how the mighty has fallen, as the Kinect was the 8th best selling game of 2012, while the Balance Board fell all the way to 70th. You can use the Balance Board with the current WiiU, so it still current. Nintendo plans to have a WiiU Fit game out soon.
Has Kinect rendered the Balance Board obsolete?
Note: These numbers are for total Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sales. There are some duplicates, with people buying Wii Fit Plus the game only. If someone has a way to get only the Balance Board numbers I would appreciate it.