X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Get Geeky Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: E-Mail | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE

It’S a-Me, Your Best-(Sorta)-Selling Game Ever! Wii Sports!

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Nintendo’s first money printing machine was Super Mario Bros., which sold 40 million units. What kind of game do you think could top that? A Zelda game? Pokemon? Another Mario game?  It’s none of the above, because a certain bundled game called Wii Sports has now sold at least 42 million copies.

nins

According to VGChartz, Wii Sportz achieved that in just over 2 years thanks to Nintendo’z marketing skillz. With over 45 million Wii consoles sold, Nintendo’s bundling of Wii Sports ensured that almost every customer who owns a Wii also has a copy of the game. VGChartz alzo remindz us that the game wasn’t given away for free with every purchase of the console: Wii Sports was offered alongside the Wii, same as Super Mario Bros. was offered with the NES.

If you want to check out the other 8 runners-up in the top 10 best selling games of all time, check out the original VGChartz article. For those too lazy to read the whole thing, here’s the summary: to have a game in the top 10 your company’s name must be “Nintendo”, and you must have bundled your video game with a console at some point. Nintendo + Bundling = $$$$. It’s that simple.

[via Geekologie]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Funko POP! Deadpool the Duck

Funko POP! Deadpool the Duck

Nendoroid Wonder Woman Hero’s Edition

Nendoroid Wonder Woman Hero’s Edition

Advertisement
Fetch This Mug

Fetch This Mug

Land Rover Tows 121-Ton Trailer

Land Rover Tows 121-Ton Trailer

New 2018 TVR Griffith Can Go 200+ mph

New 2018 TVR Griffith Can Go 200+ mph

2018 Honda Civic Type R Review: The Complete Hot-Hatch Compendium

2018 Honda Civic Type R Review: The Complete Hot-Hatch Compendium