According to recent NPD Group data that Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has released, Nintendo’s own titles made up almost half of the Wii’s game revenues last year. According to the figures, first-party games in the US brought in $1.53 billion, which was 47 percent of the Wii’s total $3.23 billion software revenue.
27.5 million copies of first-party games were sold (with the average price of $55.63), compared to 44.9 million third-party titles (average price: $37.85).
Pachter also points out that games like Just Dance, Cabela’s Big Game Hunter, Deal or No Deal, The Biggest Loser and Jillian Michaels 2009 “all finished ahead of the highest ranked [Guitar Hero] game.”
“Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles and Dead Space Extraction finished at positions 151 and 261, respectively.”