The one thing Nintendo does better than anything else is make blockbuster games. The Nintendo Wii, which has sold like crazy, is still impossible to find at this time and with almost every unit sold, a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess goes with it. It’s very unusual for a Mario or Zelda game to not do well, and this one is no exception. That said, Nintendo’s superstar Zelda franchise has once again topped 1 million sales in the U.S. alone.
According to IGN, Perrin Kaplan, Nintendo of America’s VP of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, said that Twilight Princess has sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. Kaplan also went on to say that Nintendo didn’t expect any problems reaching their goal of 6 million Wii units sold by March. While I imagine that the big N won’t have any problems selling as many Wiis as they can make, what’s going to keep people coming back to the console once they’ve finished Zelda?
The Nintendo Wii, while currently quite successful, is looking at having a very slow season as far as software is concerned. Before Nintendo released their first quarter software release schedule, we were assured that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Mario Party 8 were on their way early this year. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Let’s hope for a Smash Bros. or Metroid before too long, otherwise there’s going to be a lot of dusty Wiis.