Once we have the NPD results through Nintendo usually gives us an update on how their software is doing in the United States. We usually get sales data for key Nintendo titles. A member on the NeoGAF forums who is apparently privy to NPD data has revealed how many units certain games have sold in the United States. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has sold 326,000, ZombiU has sold 204,000 units, Bayonetta 2 has sold 157,000 copies and finally, The Wonderful 101 has sold 104,000 units. These numbers haven’t been confirmed by Nintendo so you’ll just have to trust the NeoGAF poster who published the US sales data.
The NPD Group has revealed the best-selling video games during the month of March. Nintendo fans should be happy as Mario Party 10 has made it to number four in the top ten. Not bad going for a game that was met with a lukewarm response. The best-selling game in the US during March was Battlefield Hardline which was followed by the acclaimed Bloodborne on the PlayStation 4.
1.) Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC)
2.) Bloodborne (PS4)
3.) Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
4.) Mario Party 10 (Wii U)
5.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
6.) MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
7.) Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
9.) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
10.) Final Fantasy: Type 0 HD (PS4, Xbox One)
- Mario Party 10: 290,000 (Digital + Physical)
- Majora’s Mask: 184,000 (D+P, 730K LTD)
- Smash 3DS: 110,000 (D+P, 2.4M LTD)
- Smash Wii U LTD: 1.6 million
- Mario Kart 8 LTD: 1.9 million
- PS4: #1 platform
- 3DS: ~260-270K
- Wii U: ~80-85K
The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.
Other Nintendo sales highlights include:
- Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by nearly 80 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D added more than 184,000 total units in its second month, bringing lifetime sales to more than 730,000 total units.
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS added more than 110,000 total units in its sixth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total to 2.4 million units.
- Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by more than 20 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
- Mario Party 10 launched on March 20 and sold nearly 290,000 total units in its first two weeks.
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 continue to sell well in their respective fifth and 11th months on the market, bringing their lifetime totals to nearly 1.6 million total units and more than 1.9 million total units, respectively.
The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes the just-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS XL, April 10) and Splatoon (Wii U, May 29) games.
It was a great month for gamers last month as there was something for everyone. Nintendo impressed with the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles as it shifted 395,000 units. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate did well at retail shifting 515,000 copies sold digitally and physically and 290,000 copies sold digitally and physically. Nintendo also said that Wii U “hardware sales have increased by more than 20 percent” so far in 2015 over the same period in 2014. Anyway, here’s the best-selling games in the US during February.
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) (515,000 copies sold digitally and physically)
- Evolve (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
- Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
- Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
- Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
- The Order: 1886 (PS4)
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) (290,000 copies sold digitally and physically)
The one-two-three punch of New Nintendo 3DS XL, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate helped Nintendo 3DS become the top-selling hardware platform in the United States in February. All three products launched in the United States on Feb. 13, and even with only 17 days of data being reported they were able to accomplish the following:
- In its 48th month on the market, the Nintendo 3DS family sold nearly 395,000 units in the U.S. The great majority of these sales were New Nintendo 3DS XL systems, which sold 130 percent more units in its initial frame than Nintendo 3DS XL did when it launched on Aug. 19, 2012.
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was the top-selling title for the month with more than 515,000 combined physical and digital units sold. The game is now the fastest-selling Legend of Zelda hand-held title in U.S. history.
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate sold more than 290,000 combined physical and digital units and is now the fastest-selling Monster Hunter title – across all platforms – in U.S. history. In addition, the game has the highest Metascore of any Monster Hunter title and is also Capcom’s fastest-selling title on the Nintendo 3DS platform in U.S. history.
- Through the first two months of 2015, sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware have increased by more than 90 percent over sales in the same period in 2014.
Nintendo also saw strong results for Wii U, which had its best year ever in 2014 and has continued to build on that momentum in 2015. Specific achievements include:
- So far in 2015, sales of Wii U hardware have increased by more than 20 percent over sales in the same period in 2014.
- Life-to-date sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo have surpassed 1.5 million total units and 3.5 million figures, respectively, an attach rate of nearly 2.5 amiibo figures per game unit sold.
The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo 3DS, March 13), Mario Party 10 + Mario amiibo bundle (Wii U, March 20), Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo 3DS, April 10) and Splatoon (Wii U, May).
Nintendo has told Venture Beat that Wii U hardware and software increased by nearly 30 percent and nearly 45 percent over the same month last year. It’s not really the concrete numbers we were looking for, but it’s something. To put that in comparison the Xbox One sold more than 140K and was the second best-selling home console. Here’s some more information that came out of today’s NPD numbers for January.
- Smash Wii U – 90K, 1.4 million LTD (digital + retail)
- Smash 3DS – 90K, 2.1 million LTD (digital + retail)
- Pokemon ORAS – 150K, 2.7 million LTD (digital + retail)
- Wii U software is up nearly 45% year over year
- PS4: #1 spot
- Xbox One: Best January ever, so more than 140K
- Wii U: Up nearly 30% year over year => a bit under ~63.7K
The official US sales data is now in thanks to the NPD Group. The best-selling video game during January in the United States was Dying Light for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Talking of the PlayStation 4, it was the best-selling hardware of the month. Nintendo fans should be pleased as Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U remain in the top ten best-sellers in January and was placed sixth in the all-formats charts. Here’s the best-selling video games in the United states during January.
- Dying Light
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Grand Theft Auto V
- NBA 2K15
- Super Smash Bros.
- Far Cry 4
- Madden NFL 15
- FIFA 15