Nintendo Wii U Crosses 12 Million Sales


Nintendo’s Q3 financials reveal Wii U hardware sales are up and amiibo are selling exceptionally well.

As of December 31, 2015, 12.6 million Wii U units have been sold, an increase from Q2’s total of 10.73 million. The uptick in hardware sales could be attributed to strong numbers from Splatoon, which has sold 4.06 million since it launched last May. Super Mario Maker has sold 3.34 million units since its release last September.
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Wii U Sales Pass 12 Million, Amiibo Figure Sales Hit 20.5 Million
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Splatoon and Super Mario Maker continue strong sales.

By Michael Martin Nintendo’s Q3 financials reveal Wii U hardware sales are up and amiibo are selling exceptionally well.

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As of December 31, 2015, 12.6 million Wii U units have been sold, an increase from Q2’s total of 10.73 million. The uptick in hardware sales could be attributed to strong numbers from Splatoon, which has sold 4.06 million since it launched last May. Super Mario Maker has sold 3.34 million units since its release last September.
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Nintendo has also reported 20.5 million amiibo figures have been sold, as well as 21.5 million amiibo cards. Sales figures of amiibo were not reported in Q2 but sales were considered “robust”.

Mario Kart 8 continues to perform well, with another 1.37 million units sold, bringing its total up to 7.24 million.

3DS sales have also trended upwards as the handheld sold 3.6 million more units in Q3, bringing lifetime sales of the handheld to 57.94 million. Lifetime sales of the 3DS software are now at 264.53 million units, maintaining an average of four or five games owned per 3DS handheld.

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Last month, Nintendo outlined its plans for its upcoming console codenamed NX. A recent report revealed an analyst expects Nintendo to launch the NX in 2016 as a portable and a “console partner device” in 2017.

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