Wii sells 5 million in Japan

Nintendo has even more reason to be cheerful as <i>Famitsu</i> reveals the latest sales figures for its home country.

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In case it wasn't already obvious, more figures have been released that show that the Nintendo Wii is selling quite well.

According to an article in Famitsu magazine that quotes data from Enterbrain, the Wii has now sold over five million units in Japan alone.

The report also lists the five top-selling Nintendo Wii games in Japan. At number one is Wii Sports, which has so far sold 2,663,938 units; followed by Wii Play with 2,139,084; Mario Party 8 with 1,153,648; Wii Fit with 1,113,626; and last but not least Super Mario Galaxy with 843,961. In Japan, Wii Play comes bundled with an extra controller, as it does in the UK and America, but Wii Sports doesn't come with the console and has to be purchased separately.

Nintendo's third-quarter financial results are due to be released tomorrow, and one analyst has stated that he thinks the company is likely to beat its "conservative" estimates of a $14.5 billion guidance, and that it will be announced that some seven million Wiis will have been sold globally.

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