Nintendo’s Numbers for the Year Look Very Impressive

Nintendo has sold lots of hardware and software this year!

By Andy Hoover. Posted 10/31/2017 19:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

Over the last few years, many in the industry have been rather doom-and-gloom about Nintendo’s future; 3DS got off to a very rough start and, despite many great games, the Wii U definitely under-performed. 2017, on the other hand, has seen a dramatic turn-around with Switch leading the way, and Nintendo recently released the numbers to prove it.

Yesterday, we reported on the Switch’s success this year. Nintendo has sold 7.63 million Switch consoles since it came out back in March. But that’s not all the hardware that was released this year; back in September they released the SNES Classic as well, which has sold two million units.

Of course, the Switch has had quite a few major games released for it, and the system’s success appears to be rubbing off on them. Not surprisingly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the console’s top performer with 4.7 million copies sold. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is currently in a close second having sold 4.42 million units. Splatoon 2 and 1-2 Switch have also done well, selling 3.61 and 1.37 million copies respectively. As for Nintendo’s most recent major release, Super Mario Odyssey has sold over two million copies in just its first three days on the market. Unfortunately, Mario’s mobile debut didn’t fare quite as well. Despite being downloaded over 200 million times, Super Mario Run hasn’t met expectations in terms of people opening their wallet to access the full game.

As impressive as many of these numbers are, it’s worth noting that Nintendo still has the holidays to look forward to. These sales figures will undoubtedly increase significantly as we enter the busiest shopping time of the year.

Source: Kotaku

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