Nintendo gave an update on lifetime sales of a number of a handful titles, and despite slow Wii U sales, there are some impressive figures to take in, overall. First, newcomer Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which just launched in Japan this past June, and barely a month ago here in the west, has pushed a cumulative total of 2.02 million units. That is crazy good, and software in general for Nintendo remains a strong point. Mario Kart 8 is arguably one of, if not the, biggest sellers on Wii U, with units sold hovering at 5.87 million. With roughly 10.7 million Wii U systems in the wild, that’s nearly half of the user base rocking the latest installment of the beloved kart racer.
Other standouts mentioned in the Q2 report include Super Mario Maker at 1.88 million units and Splatoon with 2.42 million copies in circulation. It’s a shame that Wii U continues to languish, as these are some excellent games boasting impressive sales numbers that, frankly, could be even more so if the installed user base was larger. With the impending launch of NX, the future of Wii U is a very large question mark at the moment, but at least it’s nice to know that the system has some respectable hits under its belt.
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