Posted on May 25, 2008, Chris Wii Not Off to a Great Start in Korea
Nintendo and the Wii are owning virtually every region in the world, but in its first month of availability, the waggle-happy console isn’t off to a great start. Korean site GameShot.net (via Kotaku) reports that the system didn’t even sell through its initial shipment of 50,000 systems; it managed to push only 35,000 systems.
A copy of Wii Sports was sold with nearly every system, selling 30,000 units. The next best sellers were Zack & Wiki and Swing Golf Pangya, both of which sold 8,000 units, and then FIFA at 2,000. Clearly, the lack of a Starcraft Wii game on the horizon has meant there’s not much of a demand for the console.
That sounds silly, but it’s honestly the only reason I can come up with.