3rd party Wii games that sold a million

Games on their way to becoming Million Sellers…

ninty1mil-08.jpgResident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (900k)

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom

When hardcore gamers first learned that Umbrella Chronicles was to be a light-gun game, internet forums all over the web very nearly burst with indignation. Capcom eventually won them over with copious amounts of fan service and cooperative play with a surprisingly fun and meaty title.

ninty1mil-09.jpg LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (900k)

Developer: Traveler’s Tales
Publisher: LucasArts

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga has become a permanent fixture in the U.S. sales chart since its release in Nov ’07. Quality and value are clearly the main draws here, and the title’s success should lead to Traveler’s Tales investing real effort in Wii versions of their two upcoming LEGO games.

ninty1mil-10.jpgMySims (850k)

Developer: EA
Publisher: EA

It’s interesting to compare the fates of two original IPs created by EA for Wii and released within a month of each other: MySims and Boogie. One was a poorly conceived casual waggle-fest that bombed at retail, and the other was an intelligent re-imagining of a popular series that is now quickly approaching a million sales. There’s definitely a lesson here.