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Noukon

Deep Blue
I managed to dig up a full list of NPD's U.S. sales figures (life-to-date) for Nintendo-published games through this past August. Very interesting to look at; I had no idea that the Mario Advance games were rivaling the Pokemon games for sales.

Nintendo GameCube
Super Smash Bros. Melee: 2,909,585
Super Mario Sunshine: 2,100,334
The Wind Waker: 1,956,861
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: 1,903,955
Luigi's Mansion: 1,718,470
Metroid Prime: 1,308,052
Animal Crossing: 1,062,012
Mario Party 4: 977,513
Pokemon Colosseum: 934,985
Mario Party 5: 831,269
Star Fox Adventures: 821,771
Mario Party 6: 706,708
Pikmin: 678,379
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour: 671,415
Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door: 649,086
Kirby Air Ride: 550,968
Metroid Prime 2 Echoes: 535,784
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: 463,586
Mario Power Tennis: 420,228
Donkey Konga: 357,280
Four Swords Adventures: 352,534
Wave Race: 336,172
F-Zero GX: 307,308
Eternal Darkness: 288,654
Pikmin 2: 281,055
Wario World: 263,264
Star Fox Assault: 247,808
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat: 207,615
Pokemon Channel: 182,246
Custom Robo: 175,304
Preview Disk: 172,709
NBA Courtside 2002: 160,796
1080 Avalanche: 154,489
Wario Ware Inc: 136,825
Magical Mirror: 125,302
Donkey Konga 2: 69,356
Geist: 10,393

Nintendo DS
SUPER MARIO 64 DS - 1,120,130
WARIO WARE TOUCHED! - 320,850
YOSHI TOUCH AND GO - 180,998
KIRBY CANVAS CURSE - 155,335
POKEMON DASH - 118,651
NINTENDOGS: MINIATURE DACHSHUND & FRIENDS - 81,979
NINTENDOGS: LABRADOR RETRIEVER & FRIENDS - 67,285
NINTENDOGS: CHIHUAHUA & FRIENDS - 60,463
METEOS - 52,366
ADVANCE WARS: DUAL STRIKE - 44,293
POLARIUM - 23,779

GameBoy Advance
SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 2 - 2,459,023
POKEMON RUBY VERSION - 2,393,940
POKEMON SAPPHIRE VERSION - 2,151,319
SUPER MARIO ADVANCE - 2,076,482
MARIO KART: SUPER CIRCUIT - 2,080,106
SUPER MARIO BROS 3: SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 4 - 1,860,306
POKEMON FIRERED VERSION - 1,547,803
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO PAST - 1,382,067
POKEMON EMERALD VERSION - 1,369,380
POKEMON LEAFGREEN VERSION - 1,348,600
YOSHI'S ISLAND: SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 3 - 1,151,232
MARIO & LUIGI: SUPERSTAR SAGA - 987,871
KIRBY: NIGHTMARE IN DREAMLAND - 970,388
DONKEY KONG COUNTRY - 961,993
METROID FUSION - 936,525
GOLDEN SUN - 743,327
WARIO LAND 4 - 719,055
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS ADVANCE - 645,195
DONKEY KONG COUNTRY 2 - 587,349
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE MINISH CAP - 578,517
KIRBY AND THE AMAZING MIRROR - 557,927
CLASSIC NES SERIES: SUPER MARIO BROS. - 546,167
MARIO VS. DONKEY KONG - 529,983
POKEMON PINBALL: RUBY & SAPPHIRE - 526,172
GOLDEN SUN 2: THE LOST AGE - 471,300
METROID ZERO MISSION - 464,099
FINAL FANTASY I & II: DAWN OF SOULS - 424,781
ADVANCE WARS - 401,147
FIRE EMBLEM - 389,974
ADVANCE WARS 2: BLACK HOLE RISING - 365,533
MARIO PINBALL LAND - 364,896
CLASSIC NES SERIES: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - 357,761
GAME & WATCH GALLERY 4 - 347,448
CLASSIC NES SERIES: DONKEY KONG - 311,670
F-ZERO MAXIMUM VELOCITY - 274,479
WARIOWARE INC MEGA MICRO GAME$ - 245,572
SWORD OF MANA - 241,560
CLASSIC NES SERIES: ZELDA II: ADVENTURE OF LINK - 237,868
CLASSIC NES SERIES: DR. MARIO - 233,244
MARIO GOLF ADVANCE TOUR - 225,485
FIRE EMBLEM: THE SACRED STONES - 218,574
MARIO PARTY ADVANCE - 213,516
HAMTARO: HAM HAM HEARTBREAK - 204,400
CLASSIC NES SERIES: PAC-MAN - 196,820
POKEMON: JOHTO PHOTO FINISH (VOL. 1) - 173,069
CLASSIC NES SERIES: METROID - 135,992
POKEMON: FOR HO-OH THE BELLS TOLL (VOL 2) - 135,201
DISNEY'S MAGICAL QUEST - 124,833
CLASSIC NES SERIES: CASTLEVANIA - 114,347
WARIO WARE TWISTED! - 114,195
HAMTARO: HAM-HAM GAMES - 94,292
CLASSIC NES SERIES: EXCITEBIKE - 72,418
CLASSIC NES SERIES: ICE CLIMBER - 65,214
POKEMON: I CHOOSE YOU! - 64,083
CLASSIC NES SERIES: BOMBERMAN - 60,638
CLASSIC NES SERIES: XEVIOUS - 47,580
POKEMON: BEACH BLANK-OUT BLASTOISE - 51,492
YOSHI TOPSY-TURVY - 43,820
F-ZERO: GP LEGEND - 34,382
 

mookie75

Active Member
This latest Nintendo Power ripped up Geist a little too. I wasn't really following the game during development, but apparently it sounded cooler than it ended up being...must have changed some things toward the end of development.


Also, I guess nobody likes Chihuahuas. :D I did notice that they only had Chihuahua copies of Nintendogs at Best Buy the other day. lol
 

auto

Trapped in a Vortex
interesting, its a shame games how games like Pokemon Colosseum and Mario Party 4/5/6 outsold masterpieces like Metroid Prime 2 and Eternal Darkness. I'm not too surprised that Donkey Konga 2 bombed, they should have stuck with the diversity of the first one instead of just having 2 year old pop-songs (not even current ones).
 

Noukon

Deep Blue
auto said:
interesting, its a shame games how games like Pokemon Colosseum and Mario Party 4/5/6 outsold masterpieces like Metroid Prime 2 and Eternal Darkness. I'm not too surprised that Donkey Konga 2 bombed, they should have stuck with the diversity of the first one instead of just having 2 year old pop-songs (not even current ones).
Yeah. Pikmin 2 and F-Zero GX are way down there, as well, and it's a shame.

I always find it interesting that people complain about all of Nintendo's Mario franchise titles, but that branding seems to be what sells a lot of games.
 

SuperLuigiBros

Gamer's Attic Writer
Nintendo GameCube
Super Smash Bros. Melee: 2,909,585
Super Mario Sunshine: 2,100,334
The Wind Waker: 1,956,861
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: 1,903,955
Luigi's Mansion: 1,718,470
Metroid Prime: 1,308,052
Animal Crossing: 1,062,012
Mario Party 4: 977,513
Pokemon Colosseum: 934,985
Mario Party 5: 831,269
Star Fox Adventures: 821,771
Mario Party 6: 706,708
Pikmin: 678,379
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour: 671,415
Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door: 649,086
Kirby Air Ride: 550,968
Metroid Prime 2 Echoes: 535,784
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: 463,586
Mario Power Tennis: 420,228
Donkey Konga: 357,280
Four Swords Adventures: 352,534
Wave Race: 336,172
F-Zero GX: 307,308
Eternal Darkness: 288,654
Pikmin 2: 281,055
Wario World: 263,264
Star Fox Assault: 247,808
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat: 207,615
Pokemon Channel: 182,246
Custom Robo: 175,304
Preview Disk: 172,709
NBA Courtside 2002: 160,796
1080 Avalanche: 154,489
Wario Ware Inc: 136,825
Magical Mirror: 125,302
Donkey Konga 2: 69,356
Geist: 10,393
Now let's see what is and isn't Player's Choice (bolded titles ARE Player's Choice):
Super Smash Bros. Melee: 2,909,585
Super Mario Sunshine: 2,100,334
The Wind Waker: 1,956,861
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: 1,903,955
Luigi's Mansion: 1,718,470
Metroid Prime: 1,308,052
Animal Crossing: 1,062,012
Mario Party 4: 977,513
Pokemon Colosseum: 934,985
Mario Party 5: 831,269
Star Fox Adventures: 821,771
Mario Party 6: 706,708
Pikmin: 678,379
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour: 671,415
Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door: 649,086
Kirby Air Ride: 550,968
Metroid Prime 2 Echoes: 535,784
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: 463,586
Mario Power Tennis: 420,228
Donkey Konga: 357,280
Four Swords Adventures: 352,534
Wave Race: 336,172
F-Zero GX: 307,308
Eternal Darkness: 288,654
Pikmin 2: 281,055
Wario World: 263,264
Star Fox Assault: 247,808
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat: 207,615
Pokemon Channel: 182,246
Custom Robo: 175,304
Preview Disk: 172,709
NBA Courtside 2002: 160,796
1080 Avalanche: 154,489
Wario Ware Inc: 136,825
Magical Mirror: 125,302
Donkey Konga 2: 69,356
Geist: 10,393

And there are pleanty Player's Choice titles not on the list (Tales of Symphonia, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, etc). And speaking of Resident Evil, where's RE4?

EDIT: Woops, just noticed that this is just Nintendo-Published games, which the Resident Evil games are not. But if that's the case then why are Eternal Darkness and Crystal Chronicles on the list?
 

Zyzzybalubah

The Best of Friends
William C. Maune said:
It was just released recently. Most of the titles on that list didn't achieve their sales numbers right off the bat.
True but with the dated and average gameplay, it probably won't be selling too much more than that.

Mickey's Magical Mirror (almost completely forgot about that title) CRASH AND BURNED! That's been out for at least 3 years and it only sold 10 thousand units. Holy crap! Some real good games sold not so well on that list as well too. :(
 

Tapout

Active Member
So SSBM is supposed to be a Player's Choice Title? Where I work it's still selling for $29.99. Maybe I'll put off buying it until someone at corporate pulls his/her head out and drops the price.
 

Noukon

Deep Blue
SuperLuigiBros said:
Now let's see what is and isn't Player's Choice
SSBM isn't Player's Choice, and I don't believe F-Zero and Wario World are, either (at least I've never seen them with yellow banners). The threshold is 500,000 copies, I believe, though they'll milk sales of SSBM and Mario Kart at full price as long as they can. The Mario Parties will never be dropped in price, because that will devalue newer versions. I'm sure Paper Mario and Metroid Prime 2 will eventually be made Player's Choice, though.

Dirtbag said:
So SSBM is supposed to be a Player's Choice Title? Where I work it's still selling for $29.99. Maybe I'll put off buying it until someone at corporate pulls his/her head out and drops the price.
It's still a top-selling title month-to-month, so it's remained at a higher price point (similar to how Halo was still a $30, non-Platinum title well after Halo 2 was released).
 

SuperLuigiBros

Gamer's Attic Writer
SSBM was one of the first titles to become Player's Choice, along with Pikmin and Luigi's Mansion. I actually still have the magazine ad and I have seen many copies of SSBM with the Player's Choice banner. You can actually still find new non-Player's Choice copies of Player's Choice titles. They're very rare, but available. If you can find a new copy of Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion, SSBM, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, or Resident Evil without the Player's Choice banner, I would be very impressed.
 

Sketch

not like those other old guys
SSB:M has never officially been marked down since it's move to 29.99 from the original 49.99 price. It also is not considered a players choice title despite it being the top selling game. A similar situation to Halo.

However now that SSB:M comes free with a GCN (heck I kinda wonder if it's if the game is free or that they system is just cheaper) I hope they drop the price to 19.99. I refuse to buy it for 29.99 when I could just keep borrowing it from my friend and buy newer games with that money.

Giest is an excellent game despite it's flaws. I hope it's sales pick up. But it's late in the game I guess. Too late. Much like some games were for the N64.
 

Frank Castle

Sic vis pacem, para bellum
Sketch said:
SSB:M has never officially been marked down since it's move to 29.99 from the original 49.99 price. It also is not considered a players choice title despite it being the top selling game. A similar situation to Halo.
Whenever I go to Gamestop I see SSBM with the Player's choice banner on the box so it is a Player's Choice game. Just at a 29.99 level.
 

Noukon

Deep Blue
Huh. I have never, ever seen a Player's Choice copy of SSBM, and I stocked many brand new copies when I was working in retail a few months ago.
 

K-S-O

Secret Best Wii Game Ever
Wow, Mario & Luigi did better than I expected! I feel a little disappointed with Warioware Twisted's numbers but I don't think that is low enough to be a bomb.

By the way Noukon, where did you get those numbers? I would like to see the top numbers for PS2 games.
 

Noukon

Deep Blue
K-S-O said:
By the way Noukon, where did you get those numbers? I would like to see the top numbers for PS2 games.
Someone I know has been compiling them from NPD's monthly sales reports since 2001. Most NPD sales statistics aren't publicized, so you'd have to do some digging. :\
 

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