Nintendo: Amiibo sales overtake Smash Bros. Wii U
January 16, 2015 - Super Smash Bros
Wii U Closes 2014 with Biggest Month of Sales in Its History
Wii U determined new benchmarks for hardware and program sales in a singular month in December. This helped sum hardware and program sales in 2014 boost by some-more than 29 percent and some-more than 75 percent, respectively, over sales in 2013.
Nintendo 3DS also had a clever December, including a largest month ever for first-party program sales. This was essentially fueled by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, that has already surpassed 2 million total earthy and digital units sole in a small some-more than 3 months, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, that have total to sell over 2.6 million earthy and digital units in their initial 6 weeks.
“Wii U had a strongest year nonetheless interjection to a rarely expected program lineup and a introduction of a amiibo platform,” pronounced Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive clamp boss of Sales Marketing. “Fans can expect another clever year for 2015, generally with some-more rarely expected games like Splatoon and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, as good as New Nintendo 3DS XL, nearing in a initial half of 2015.”
Other Nintendo highlights from a full 2014 year include:
Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sole over 1.7 million earthy and digital units and 1.3 million earthy and digital units, respectively, in 2014.
Total sales of amiibo total in 2014 are scarcely twice a sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
In 2014, 16 Nintendo 3DS titles sole during slightest 250,000 units. Of those titles, 8 sole some-more than 500,000 units and 3 sole over 1 million units.
In 2014, a tip 15 best-selling hand-held titles were all expelled on a Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo is looking to float a call of movement into 2015, with a launches of Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby and a Rainbow Curse, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and Mario Party 10. On Feb. 13, Nintendo will also launch a New Nintendo 3DS XL in a United States alongside The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.
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*Data per earthy sales of games in Dec are from a NPD Group. Data per digital downloads of games and total physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s inner sales figures. All numbers, unless differently stated, are specific to a United States only.