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Nintendo Dominates UK's All-Time Top 10

Posted by James Newton

Mario Kart on the podium

Trade and industry magazine MCV has posted a top ten of the biggest-selling single SKUs of all time, and Nintendo's on top.

An SKU is a "stock-keeping unit" — a product with a unique barcode — and is used to separate the same game on multiple formats. MCV's list looks at the biggest-selling SKUs in UK history, with no fewer than seven Nintendo titles in the mix.

Mario Kart Wii tops the list with 3.65m sales, just above the 3.64m sales of Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training. Wii Play, Wii Fit make up third and fourth, ahead of PS2 behemoth Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The full chart is available at MCV.

Nintendo titles also top the revenue chart, with Wii Fit raking in £110m, ahead of Mario Kart Wii's £97m. Both figures only include the software's value, ignoring the value of the included accessory. With £66m, Brain Training has made more money than Call of Duty: Black Ops on PS3.

Statisticians and number fans are well served at MCV, with an eyebrow-raising graph of Wii accessory sales too.


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User Comments (12)



Burning_Spear said:

?? If they're ignoring the value of the packed-in accessory, how does Wii Fit have more revenue than Mario Kart Wii with fewer sales?



James said:

@Burning_Spear No idea, man. MCV just says "software only (accessory value not included". I assume it means the total RRP of the whole package, rather than £34.99 for game + £6.99 for wheel or whatever. I don't know, I just know it's a whole shed full o' money.



Burning_Spear said:

@My responders:

Perplexing. WiiFit sold for $19.99 on a standalone basis here in the states, as opposed to $49.99 for MK Wii with the wheel. Who knows?



BulbasaurusRex said:

So you've got one of the weaker entries of the Mario Kart series, a bunch of educational minigames, a decent but mediocre tech demo, and a glorified interactive exercise app.

The British have some quality gaming tastes there.[/sarcasm] Then again, I'm afraid the top U.S. selections are just as pitiful, so maybe I shouldn't throw stones across the pond from my glass borders.



MAB said:

'Can everyone hear that... Pachter is crying' good on ya Ninty all the best for U

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