Four Nintendo million-sellers in FYQ3

Compared to six in same period last time.

Nintendo's profits may be down a bit, but four of the company's games still managed to sell more than a million units between April and June.

Smuggled in amongst the platform holder's financials (thanks Joystiq) was word that Pokémon Platinum, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii and Wii Sports all continued their multi-million marches.

Lifetime sales of the quartet are getting a bit silly, in fact. Wii Sports may be bundled with every Wii, but 47.62 million is still quite a lot of discs, while Wii Fit is not bundled and has done 21.82 million and Mario Kart Wii stands at 17.39 million.

Pokémon Platinum's 5.66 million looks a bit rubbish by comparison. You're not on the GameCube any more, Pikachu - buck your ideas up.

Speaking of comparisons, the document also notes that Nintendo had six million-sellers in the equivalent quarter last year - the three Wii games mentioned, plus Wii Play, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and another Pokémon game - Mystery Dungeon: Explores of Time/Darkness.

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