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March 23, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Nintendo fitness game surpasses ‘Halo 3’ in total U.S. sales

Credit to games industry news site Kotaku for tracking this: When the NPD Group released February video game sales figures last week, Wii Fit, the fitness game for Nintendo’s market-leading console, sold 644,000 units, topping the software charts.

And that was enough to surpass “Halo 3,” in lifetime sales. The blockbuster from Kirkland-based Bungie Studios, exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, has sold 5.9 million units in the U.S. since launching in September 2007.

Wii Fit just hit 6 million, NPD Group told Kotaku. Wii Fit passed “Halo 3” despite costing $30 more (it comes with a balance board, the creation of which I detailed in this story) and launching eight months after “Halo 3”.

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