According to the latest figures from Media Create Wii Sports Resort has sold over 600,000 copies in its third week on sale in Japan. During the July 13 to July 19 period Wii Sports Resort sold 72,000 copies placing it third in weekly sales rankings. Wii Sports Resort is the sequel to the wildly popular Wii Sports and was released in Japan on June 25.
Wii Sports Resorts comes with the Wii MotionPlus attachment which enhances the capabilities of the Wii remote controller improving the accuracy of how it senses a player’s movements. Similar to its predecessor Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort includes several mini-sports games some of which have a water based theme. Games -- such as canoeing, wake-boarding, and power cruising -- are available in addition to traditional games such as bowling.
Games that showcase the increased sensitivity provided by the Wii Motion Plus are table tennis and sword play. In table tennis players will be able to add spin to the ball by twisting the Wii Remote while swinging. In video demonstrations Sword play which is a fencing game also does a quality job of showcasing the improved capabilities provided by the Wii Motion Plus.
During the same July 13 to July 19 period when Wii Sports Resort reached the 600,000 total copies sold milestone, Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky sold 613,000 copies during that week alone taking top spot and reaching a total of over 2.9 million copies sold. A PlayStation 3 baseball game from Konami, Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 took second spot with 74,000 copies sold and sales rankings five through nine were held by PSP games and one PS2 game.