Nintendo sales

Half of Wii U owners have Mario Kart 8

by Nintendo T2 financial report released today, and (in addition to the Nintendo Directs news) we got more details on the best-selling games for Wii U and 3DS.

To date, Nintendo has sold 10.73 million Wii U consoles, which isn’t great. For comparison, the PlayStation 4 had sold 25.3 million consoles as of July 30, and that’s a year less than the Wii U. But, the company made a profit in the first half, which it didn’t. has not been able to do for five years.

Software sales for the Wii U now stand at 69.05 million units. In other words, every Wii U owner has about six games to go with their console.

The best-selling Wii U game is Mario Kart 8, with 5.87 million units sold. This means that over 50% of console owners have a copy of the popular racing game. Here is the complete list of bestsellers for Wii U:

Wii U Game Units sold
Mario kart 8 5.87 million
Nintendo land 5.00 million
New Super Mario Bros. U 4.88 million
World of Super Mario 3D 4.47 million
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 4.03 million
Splatoon 2.42 million
New Super Luigi U 2.27 million
Super Mario Creator 1.88 million
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 1.62 million
Wii party u 1.58 million

Compared to the Wii U, the 3DS is still just as impressive. 3DS has sold 54.34 million units to date and 244.86 million games. That’s an average of 4.5 games per 3DS owner. The best-selling title for 3DS is Pokémon X & Y, with 14.15 million units.

3DS game Units sold
Pokémon X and Y 14.15 million
Mario kart 7 12.19 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 10.69 million
Super Mario 3D Land 10.21 million
New Super Mario Bros. 2 9.47 million
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 9.44 million
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS 7.37 million
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 4.61 million
Tomodachi’s life 4.48 million
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3.82 million

We will have more details on Nintendo’s first mobile game tomorrow, so stay tuned.

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