Nintendo has released information regarding how the company’s hardware and software have been performing since the end of 2014. As you’d expect, the news is quite positive compared to previous years.
The New Nintendo 3DS appears to be the star of Nintendo’s report as it has already shipped 1.84 million units by the end of 2014. That’s quite an impressive start considering it’s only been available in Japan and Australia at the time. The New 3DS helped push the number of devices within the 3DS family sell beyond 50 million units. On the other side of the spectrum, 3DS sales in North America and Europe haven’t had a significant growth considering both regions are awaiting the arrival of the New 3DS.
Nintendo’s Wii U was able to gain some strength by the end of 2014 as the company was able to move 1.91 million consoles worldwide in the 2014 holiday season, specifically between October and December 2014. As of the end of 2014, the Wii U’s lifetime total is 9.2 million console units and 52.87 million software units.
As far as software goes, the Wii U’s best sellers were Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with sales of 4.77 million and 3.39 million units, respectively. In the world of handhelds, the 3DS’ best selling software was Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, which moved 9.35 million units between the two, while Super Smash Bros. for 3DS sold a total of 6.19 million units. In total, the 3DS was able to sell a total of 53.04 million software units in 2014.