Advanced sales for Nintendo Co.’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii increased this week at Amazon.com on strong demand for the product.

This week, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword held a 58 percent sales increase to rank at No. 213 in Amazon’s Video Games division.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the latest entry in the RPG franchise. It will include Wii MotionPlus functionality to simulate sword fighting, and Nunchuk functionality to simulate shield use.

Select enemies require vertical or horizontal sword strikes to be defeated. Also, puzzles will utilize the 1-to-1 tracking of the Wii MotionPlus.

The title will be sold in 2011.

Nintendo in May began sale of the Wii Mario Kart Bundle, which includes the Wii hardware, Mario Kart Wii, and a Wii Wheel at $149.99.

In addition, Nintendo in May began sale of new Nintendo Selects titles for Wii at $19.99 each.

Nintendo in Apr. announced new first-party Wii titles to be sold in 2011, including the Wii Play: Motion with Black Wii Remote Plus SKU and Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust.

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