1 million Wii Fit games sold Down Under

Nintendo balance board-based fitness titles reach million mark in Australia.

There are a million of these in Australia somewhere.

When it comes to sales, the Nintendo Wii is by far the most popular console in Australia, with the company recently confirming more than 1.79 million units had been sold down under since its launch in December 2006. The Xbox 360, by comparison, has sold 1 million units across both Australia and New Zealand, while the PlayStation 3 has an install base of 770,000 units in Australia alone. It seems that all the Wii fans in Australia are also keen on their fitness, with new figures released recently by Nintendo showing that 1 million Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus games (including the balance board) have now been sold in the country.

That figure means more than half of the Wii owners in Australia have a balance board. The 1 million figure also does not include sales of the Wii Fit Plus software-only offering, retailing for A$29.95 without the balance board.

Wii Fit isn't the only first-party Nintendo title experiencing strong sales in Australia. The Wii Play bundle (which comes with a nunchuk peripheral) has now sold more than 900,000 units, while Mario Kart Wii has sold more than 600,000 units. Last year's Wii Sports Resort has now hit the 500,000-plus sold mark.

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16 comments
Flint247
Flint247

I still have my Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. It's really not bad like people assume it to be, it's just lacking in a lot of features. Otherwise, Wii Fit is a good purchase. PS. I am NOT fat. :P

thecraponahat
thecraponahat

i don't need a video game to stay fit XD nor should anybody

RE3_UBCS
RE3_UBCS

I didn't know Australia was fat.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to see that it selling

Mario_Eater
Mario_Eater

1 million copies... that aint bad for Australia....

PandaBear86
PandaBear86

Can't wait for Wii Weightlifting! Using dumbells while having Mario as your instructor ought to be cool! :P

trugs26
trugs26

Technically Australia has one of the highest rates of obesity around the world. If you look around for statistics we always will be in the top 10.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Australians are generally very fit people anyway. Why would they even need this?

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

It doesn't matter as long as the people by the game it helps sales.

junor69
junor69

ok this is not a GAME!!! its a stupid fitness program for lazy fat people.,

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

I stuffed my face with doritos before typing this comment. I don't own wii fit. I think I'm going to die.

superbuuman
superbuuman

Because we have alot of obese ppl down under..hahaha..*kidding*...Wii Fit has always been popular in Aust..no idea why..

qubeley
qubeley

I have yet to get Wii Fit Plus but I do intend to get one during this sales season. The good thing is there are more software using it, so it is not a one off gimmick

xblane
xblane

As you'd expect after seeing it atop the AU sales charts for the last few years