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Wii (video game series)

The Wii game series is a series of physical simulation video games spawned by the Wii & Wii U consoles that are similar in design, especially in their casual gameplay style and Mii integration. All the games have control schemes that simulate real life activities with the Wii Remote (except for the Wii Fit sub-series, which mainly uses the Wii Balance Board).

All games in the series involve the use of the Wii remote or other peripherals to add a sense of realism to the gameplay. All the games feature Mii integration. So far there are 10 games in the series.

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Games

There are 10 different games that are in the Wii game series.

Wii Sports games

There are 2 Wii Sports games that are in the Wii game series.

Wii Sports

Wii Sports, released in 2006, is the first title in the Wii series. It was packaged with the console in all territories except Japan and South Korea [1] between November 2006 and May 2011, when it then became available for individual purchase as part of the Nintendo Selects collection. The game is known for starting a new development direction for Nintendo involving simple gameplay, simple graphics, and motion control.[1] It is currently the best-selling video game of all time.[2]

Wii Sports Resort

Wii Sports Resort, released in 2009, is the sequel to Wii Sports and bundled with a Wii MotionPlus, the game promises more accurate control and more realistic gameplay than the Wii's previous offerings. Wii units used to be sold with Wii Sports Resort and a Wii MotionPlus, as well as with the original packaged products.

Wii Play games

There are 2 Wii Play games that are in the Wii game series.

Wii Play

Wii Play, released in 2006, is the second game of the Wii series. It is packaged with a Wii remote.[3] It features a compilation of nine minigames, such as Shooting Range or Table Tennis, that are used to teach the user how to use the Wii remote. It is currently the best-selling non-bundled video game of all time.[4]

Wii Play: Motion

Wii Play: Motion, released in 2011, is a game in the Wii series, and the sequel to Wii Play. It includes twelve minigames, and it is bundled with the Wii Remote Plus, which is required to play. It is the latest game in the Wii series.

Wii Fit games

There are 3 Wii Fit games that are in the Wii game series.

Wii Fit

Wii Fit, released in 2007, is the first of two games in the Wii Fit series. It is one of the first games to feature the use of the Wii Balance Board, wherewith it was bundled. As a fitness-oriented game, it measures a user's weight, telling the user his or her health based on Body Mass Index, and provides minigames for the user to exercise or to improve posture. It is currently the third-best-selling console game of all time of those not packaged with a console.

Wii Fit Plus

Wii Fit Plus, released in 2009, is an enhanced version of Wii Fit, with new features such as new games, counting calories, and profiles for babies and dogs. It is sold both with the Wii Balance Board and as a standalone for users who already own the peripheral.

Wii Fit U

Wii Fit U is an upcoming title for the Wii U. The game will be a launch title for the Wii U.

Other games

There are 3 other games that do not have a general category that are in the Wii games series.

Wii Chess

Wii Chess, released in 2008, is a chess game released in Japan and European territories for the Wii. It was called Wii Chess in Europe but in Japan it is a WiiWare title called Ts shin Taikyoku: World Chess. This game is not available in the U.S.

Wii Music

Wii Music, released in 2008, is a music game for the Wii, wherein the user uses Wii peripherals to simulate the play of music.

Wii Party

Wii Party, released in 2010, is a game where players partake in various party games.[5]

Commercial reception

The Wii series has become one of the best-selling video game franchises, with each game in the Wii series selling millions of copies. Wii Sports in particular is regarded as the best-selling best-selling video game of all time.[6] Wii Fit, within 18 months by June 2009, helped health games generate revenues of $2 billion, most of which was grossed by Wii Fit's 18.22 million sales at the time.[7] The largest subset of the franchise is the Wii Sports sub-series.[8] The total sales of the series and the games are listed below:

Game(s) Sales
Wii Sports games (as of March 2012)
Wii Sports 79.6 million[9]
Wii Sports Resort 30.14 million[9]
Sub-series total 109.74 million
Wii Fit games (as of March 2012)
Wii Fit 22.67 million[10]
Wii Fit Plus 20.48 million[9]
Sub-series total 43.15 million
Wii Play games (as of March 2012)
Wii Play 28.02 million[10][11]
Wii Play: Motion 1.26 million[9]
Sub-series total 29.28 million
Other games
Wii Party 7.94 million (as of March 2012)[9][12]
Wii Music 2.65 million (as of March 2009)[13]
Overall series total
Overall series total 192.76 million

See also

References

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