Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii rose this week at Inc. post announcement of the U.S. release date of the title.

This week, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword held a 569 percent sales increase to rank at No. 36 in Amazon’s Video Games division.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, to be sold Nov. 20, 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.

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.

New Wii titles in 2011 include the Wii Play: Motion with Black Wii Remote Plus SKU and Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident.

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