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The Wario franchise is a spin-off of Nintendo's Mario franchise. Wario made his first appearance in the game Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on the Game Boy in 1992. Then, in 1994, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 was released for the Game Boy, starting the Wario franchise. The Wario franchise primarily consists of two separate series, Wario Land and WarioWareWario Land is a series of platforming games starring Wario, usually in the hunt for treasure. WarioWare is a series of microgames compilations created in-universe by Wario and friends in the desire to make money. As of December 2018, the Wario franchise has sold over 21.73 million copies worldwide.

Games[]

Platforming games[]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1994 GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 5.19 [1]
1995 Virtual Boy Virtual Boy Wario Land Unknown
1998 GB/GBC Wario Land II 1.48 [1]
2000 GBC Wario Land 3 2.20 [1]
2001 GBA Wario Land 4 2.20 [1]
2003 GCN Wario World 0.582* [2][3]
2007 DS Wario: Master of Disguise 0.619* [2][4]
2008 Wii Wario Land: Shake It! 1.06 [1]
Total sales 13.331

WarioWare games[]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2003 GBA WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! 1.10 [1]
2003 GCN WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games! 0.670* [2][5]
2004 GBA WarioWare: Twisted! 0.704* [2][6]
2004 DS WarioWare: Touched! 2.47 [1]
2006 Wii WarioWare: Smooth Moves 2.35 [1]
2008 DSiWare WarioWare: Snapped! Unknown
2008 DSiWare Bird & Beans Unknown
2008 DSiWare Paper Airplane Chase Unknown
2009 DS WarioWare: D.I.Y. 0.577* [2][7]
2009 WiiWare WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase Unknown
2013 Wii U Game & Wario 0.25* [8]
2018 3DS WarioWare Gold 0.28* [9]
2021 Switch WarioWare: Get It Together!
Total sales 8.401

Other games[]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1994 NES/SNES Wario's Woods Unknown
1995 GB Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! Unknown
Total sales N/A

Notes[]

  •  * include VGChartz numbers
    • Wario World - 0.142 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.44 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Wario: Master of Disguise - 0.289 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.44 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games! - 0.400 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.27 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • WarioWare: Twisted! - 0.464 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.24 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • WarioWare: D.I.Y. - 0.187 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.39 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and WarioWare: Touched! have each sold over 1 million in Japan.[10]
  • WarioWare is known as Made in Wario in Japan.
  • WarioWare: Snapped!Bird & Beans, Paper Airplane Chase, and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase were only released digitally.
  • In 1993, a game called Mario & Wario was released for the NES only in Japan. Due to it releasing before Wario Land, the cast being all Mario characters, and the game being branded under Mario in Super Smash Bros., the game is not accounted for under Wario sales.
  • Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! is only branded as part of the Wario franchise in the west, as it is a re-skinned version of Bomberman GB, which was released in Japan in August 1994.

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