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Wii Sports Resort passes 1 million in Europe

Nintendo delighted with "strong start" for MotionPlus title as global sales pass 3 million

Nintendo has revealed that its latest flagship Wii title, Wii Sports Resort, has continued the trend for strong first-party showings by passing the 1 million copies sold mark in Europe.

That adds to similarly strong showings in Japan and the US, taking global sales past 3 million for the first month on sale.

The game, designed to show off the more accurate MotionPlus accessory, has also prompted sales of the Wii Remote attachment - alongside EA titles Tiger Woods and Grand Slam Tennis - to pass 936,000.

"The early sales figures represent a strong start for Wii Sports Resort, which is on its way to becoming another Nintendo title that sells steadily over an extended period of time as opposed to a single flash on its launch day," said Laurent Fischer, MD for Nintendo Europe's marketing and PR. "Combined with strong figures for Wii MotionPlus, the data suggests that more families and friends are playing together than ever before - which, for Nintendo, is a major objective."

Wii Sports Resort is the latest title from Nintendo to take its new enlarged fanbase by storm, with Wii Fit Plus and new Mario titles set for launch before the end of 2009.

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