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>The Most Sold Game Ever – Wii Play’s Hours Reported Played

June 20, 2011


Coffee Beans:
     Wii Play was released on February 12, 2007 with a MSRP of $49.99.  The “game” was a compilation of nine mini-games, that used player created Miis from the Mii Channel; but not only did gamers get the nine mini-games for $49.99, they also received a Wii Remote with the package.
     Wii Play received an ESRB rating of “Everyone” with “Mild Cartoon Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners reported playing the most sold video game of all time, with 1,583 days reported?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners that
report game-play data via the Nintendo Channel.  The hours
shown are not for all Wii owners that have played Wii Play.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data:
     Wii Play has had about 2,500,643 Wii owners report their play-time data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 1,583 days of game-play reported since it released.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours:
     Wii Play has 33,214,854 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 13 Hours 16 Minutes “Per person”(or console) that has reported data for the game.
     The game’s average play-time per session is right about 57 minutes.

Sales Information:
     As of March 2010, Wii Play had sold more than 27,000,000 copies world-wide, making it the most-sold video game ever.

     Wii Play’s sale rank is #667, and it is currently selling for $28.99.
     Sale rank and advertised price were recorded on June 20, 2011 around 1:45AM.

Review Score Averages:
     Wii Play’s “professional” review score average is 61.72%, based on 41 reviews on

     The game currently has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on, based on 833 customer reviews.
     Wii Play’s customer review score average is 72.79% when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

Filtered Thoughts:
     While I don’t own Wii Play, I played a friend’s copy of it briefly.  If I had not already owned four Wii Remotes when this bundle released, I probably would have purchased it.
     Knowing that Wii Play is currently the “most sold” video game ever is interesting, but perhaps not unexpected considering the Wii’s success.  Wii Play was released world-wide for the Wii within just 3 months of the console’s release in November 2006, and was bundled with a Wii Remote for only $10 more than a Wii Remote’s normal asking price then.
     As for the game’s reported game-play hours, I think they are very good for this type of game.  Considering it’s a compilation disc of mini-games, seeing Wii Play with an average play-time of more than 10 hours I think is really good.

     If you missed my recent post, “Michael Pachter on Wii Play Motion, A Year Ago“, I showed how Mr. Pachter and I had exchanged some emails, and I thought early last year that Nintendo was phasing out Wii Play, to introduce its sequel which I called, “Wii Play Plus“, at the time.
     Well, if you are not aware, a sequel to Wii Play was released last week called Wii Play Motion.
     Wii Play Motion was released on June 13, 2011, which was 2 years after the Wii MotionPlus unit was released…and that’s a business decision that still doesn’t make any sense to me at all, but perhaps I’ll discuss it more later.

     If you own Wii Play, and you have had it for a few years now, do you find yourself still playing it occasionally?
     Also, do any of you find it odd, like I do, that Nintendo took more than 2 years to release Wii Play Motion after the Wii MotionPlus unit had been released?

If any of you are interested in either Wii Play, or its sequel Wii Play Motion, you can see sales prices for both on linked below: