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Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus Sells Well Despite Minimal Software Support

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Posted July 20, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus Does Serious Business Despite Minimal Software Support

Despite having just three games that currently support it, Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus has done some serious business since its release last month. As Ars Technica reports, NPD analyst Anita Frazier found that the Wiimote add-on sold 169,000 units in its first month on store shelves. When combined with those Wii MotionPluses that were bundled with EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (272,400 units, but there’s no mention of how many of those were bundles vs. game only), you have yourself one successful little product.

What’s even more impressive is that the Wii MotionPlus did all this business without the help of Nintendo’s Wii Sports Resort, which goes on sale next week. Call me koopa, but I’m going to say that at least a dozen units of the game will be sold in the coming weeks, but I could be way off. Guess we’ll just have to wait until the final sales numbers are in to find out.

How many people have bought all three Wii MotionPlus bundles so far? Anyone holding out on making the jump to 1:1 motion control until Wii Sports Resort is released?

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