$10 mini-game plus controller sells 10 million

In addition to dominating February sales, Nintendo announced that Wii Play has sold 10 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it the best-selling game this generation.

“Wii Play mini-games are fun and they get people playing together,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Even if you believe people are buying Wii Play solely for the controller, that indicates that there are now more than 10 million people who have an extra Wii Remote controller in their homes. When added to the 12.7 million Wii Remote controllers that have sold separately, this reinforces the growing ”˜social gaming’ trend we have been seeing where friends and family use their Wii games as a social hub ”“ both in person and online.”

Note to self: If I ever become a console manufacturer, be sure to bundle a mini-game with a second controller.