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Dragon Quest IX sells over 600,000 copies in one week

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. 

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People are too stupid to play "regular" games now
By chick0n on 7/25/09, Rating: -1
By someguy123 on 7/26/2009 2:01:43 AM , Rating: 2
there are so many things wrong with this post that i'm just going to assume it's a joke.

By tjr508 on 7/26/2009 11:28:24 PM , Rating: 2
I want to know what "regular" games are. I'm guessing even those weren't so regular a few years back. Unless he is talking about chess or Monopoly that is.

By MrBlastman on 7/27/2009 11:37:47 AM , Rating: 5
Seriously. What are "regular games" OP? I grew up playing Pinball, then Atari 2600 and Apple II games at a young age. They were pretty darned fun for the time.

I _still_ have fond memories playing Warlords, Crystal Castles, River Raid, Pac Man, Dig Dug (oh how I loved to torture my pump victims by pumping them to the brink of bursting but not giving them that final pump, letting them deflate a little only to pump them again - yes, this does show psychopathic tendencies but that's another post ;) ), Pitfall, Keystone Cops, Asteroids, Defender, Battlezone, Reactor... so many I could go on forever. Those were all "great" games and, I suppose for the time, "regular" games too. Do you know what is best about those games I mentioned - I would STILL play them to this day!

So, OP, what are "regular games?" Gaming is about fun and having a good time. How you have it depends on the game. Some people like shooters, some people like real time strategy, some people like turn based strategy and some people even like MMO's (not me). The point is, a game is a good game when the player that is playing it is having fun.

Just because you don't like the game doesn't mean that it is bad for everyone else. I sure as heck hate the Sims and deem it pretty silly, but millions of other people disagree. I really don't have a problem with those other million people playing it - if there is a market to make money from it, then so be it.

I am a self-professed PC gaming snob now, the only current gen console I own is a Wii actually - I can play everything else that I might find interest in that is on the 360/PS3 on my PC and more. There are many who own the 360 and PS3 - I don't care. That is what works for them. I might thumb my nose in their direction but I won't sit here and call them all morons and retards like you have just done. They are no different than you and I liking one game or the other.

Those Atari Games? They were fun. They still are fun. They are still "great games" and I dare say they are "irregular games" because they have all stood the test of time. Something that I fear quite a few games that have come out over the past few years will not. It doesn't have to be flashy, sparkly and full of sizzle to be fun.

By inperfectdarkness on 7/30/2009 3:13:32 PM , Rating: 2
+ eleventy billion.


By HaZaRd2K6 on 7/26/2009 8:14:29 PM , Rating: 1
For instance: the use of "another" when the word "more" should be used.

Or hell, even capital letters. Jeez man. Stop ripping other people if you can't even construct a proper sentence on your own.

By lenardo on 7/27/2009 10:02:20 AM , Rating: 2
have you played sports resort?

i picked it up yesterday, my 8yr old LOVES it, i think it's awesome(at least the games i have played on it so far). the motion plus addition with the swordplay is awesome, brings me back to when i was his age and playing swordfighting, i cannot Wait til a "star wars" lightsaber duel version comes out.

there are a lot of traditional style wii games out there that are quite fun

there are a lot of motion control style wii games out there that are quite fun.

my family has over 60 wii games, yes SIXTY. and most of them are good to great games, isn't this what people who play games want, good to great games to play?

the wii has them in abundance, just a lot of them do hot have the Control scheme that traditional gamers are used to, and they are too scared to try, they are afraid to adapt.

i play pc games, i play wii games, controller style does not matter,

what matters is:

Having Fun while Playing. if you are having fun playing, then the system, the control style, the graphics are irrelevant.


By Motoman on 7/27/2009 12:01:52 PM , Rating: 3
The OP is probably a 12-year old clod who is simply having a hissy fit that people are playing something other than an FPS.

Immature gamer fanboys simply can't stand the fact that not everyone in the world wants to waste their lives playing GTA.

The smackdown that the Wii has laid upon the PS3 and XBox 360 says one thing very clearly - people LIKE it's games, and they LIKE it as a console/platform. You know...they ENJOY using it. This is the fundamental problem that temper-tantrum prone children like the OP can't grasp - people buy and play the Wii because it's fun for them, and the vast majority of people who do so have not the slightest interest in playing HALO.

Their peabrains are incapable of processing the notion that the vast majority of people in the world are not FPS fans. Or even RPG fans. The Wii and it's simplistic games appeal to VASTLY more people than any FPS or RPG game ever will - so, fanboys, either get over it, or at least stop whining. It's pathetic.

By koenshaku on 7/27/2009 2:37:41 PM , Rating: 2
They have some pretty cool additions to this game and some worthless ones, overall I am disappointed with the wii motion plus particularly in kenpo word game, because the sensor often loses track of your wii mote and doesn't recalibrate while you're playing!!! Other than that its still quite fun when you aren't swinging wildly.

Basketball is nice too, so is the ping pong it will probably sell a couple million in the states. Graphics are poor as the first one and golf being my favorite game from the first one was a huge disappointment!! I want more courses!

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