Nintendo Financials Unveiled for Q2

Software numbers marred slightly by weak Wii U sales.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/28/2015 18:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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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.

How many of these titles do you own? What are your thoughts on these sales numbers? Sound off in the comments!

Source: IGN

2 Responses to “Nintendo Financials Unveiled for Q2”

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    Drew Ciccotelli says...

    I think the only real problem with the Wii U is that most people barely know it exist. It’s been one hit after another on that system and the it’s going unnoticed. All comes down to marketing and Nintendo needs a new hook.

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    Those are pretty bad numbers for the Wii U, and I still don’t get why it’s done so poorly. The system is great, even if the games are few and far between. What they do have are A+ first party games though. I think Nintendo will bounce back, and I sure hope they do. I mean bounce back as far as a good system with 3rd party support, not Amiibo sales. I’m sick of hearing about how many units the PS4 has sold, but I don’t hear much about the killer games the PS4 has, or doesn’t have to put it mildly. I play all systems, but there has been no compelling reason to pick up a PS4 yet. I just got an Xbox One, because of Rare Replay. That for me was the killer app, above and beyond Halo or whatever else. Just to play Conker’s Bad Fur Day again was worth it!

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