Nintendo Hardware Sales: Wii U Is At 12.6 Million And Nintendo 3DS Is At 57.94 Million

As you have probably seen from the previous posts, Nintendo has released its third quarter 2016 financial results. While it may have missed analysts and investors expectations, the Kyoto based company has released worldwide hardware figures for both of its current devices. The Nintendo 3DS has sold a total of 57.94 million units to date and software sales are at 264.53 million units. Of course, the Wii U hasn’t done quite as well but it has managed to sell 12.6 million units of hardware and 79.3 million units of software to date.

In the last three months of 2015, Nintendo sold 1.87 million Wii U consoles and 3.6 million 3DS units.

The 3DS sold 5.9 million units of hardware and 38 million units of software in the past nine months. 3DS hardware sales have topped 57.94 million units to date, while software unit sales are at 264.53 million units. The top seller in the past nine months on the 3DS was Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which has sold more than 2.9 million units

In the last nine months, the Wii U console sold just 3 million units of hardware and 22 million units of software. The Wii U video game console sold 12.6 million units of hardware and 79.3 million units of software to date. The top seller in the past nine months on the Wii U is Splatoon, which has sold 4 million units. By comparison, Sony has sold an estimated 36 million units to date of its PlayStation 4 console, and Microsoft has sold an estimated 19 million Xbox One consoles.


Japan: Wii U Tops PlayStation 4 And Xbox One In Lifetime Sales

Good news for Nintendo today as it has emerged that the Wii U has outsold both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan with regards to lifetime sales. Obviously the Wii U has been out longer than both systems, but it maintains a relatively decent lead. Wii U sold over 3.0 million units, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has sold 2.26 units and Microsoft’s Xbox One has only sold 64,543 units. Wii U has an impressive 57 percent of the Japanese market share while the Playstation 4 has 42 percent and the Xbox One trails behind with a pitiful 1 percent.

  • Wii U Total Sales: 3,020,227
  • PS4 Total Sales: 2,261,079
  • Xbox One Total Sales: 64,543

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Germany: PlayStation 4 2.8 Million, Wii U 690k And Xbox One 600k

Sales figures have come in from Germany recently which is one of the largest video game markets in Europe. It would seem as the PlayStation 4 is the console of choice amongst German consumers, but interestingly it’s the Wii U that’s in second position. While the console has been out for longer than the Xbox One it seems as though Germany aren’t too impressed with Microsoft’s latest console. Here’s the latest life to date hardware figures.

  1. [PS4] 2,800,000 (68%)
  2. [WIU] 690,000 (17%)
  3. [XB1] 600,000 (15%)


Japan: Nintendo Was The Top Publisher In 2015

Famitsu has released their yearly sales data and it will come as no surprise to those of you who view the Media Create sales charts on a Wednesday to learn that Nintendo came away by far as the top publisher in Japan. The Kyoto based company was followed by Bandai Namco, Capcom, Square Enix and finally Level 5. Also, if you’re interested, here’s the top twenty best-selling video games in Japan during 2015.

Top Publishers

1. Nintendo – 8.450.000
2. Bandai Namco – 4.640.000
3. Capcom – 3.620.000
4. Square Enix – 2.950.000
5. Level 5 – 2.770.000

Top twenty games of 2015 according to Famitsu sales

01. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥6.264) – 2.441.977
02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 1.965.202
03. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 1.282.880
04. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 1.064.897
05. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) – 864.865
06. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 674.194
07. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.860) – 636.709
08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 625.223 / 2.632.550
09. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 607.343
10. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom / White Kingdom # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥5.076) – 538.669

11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 478.478
12. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 457.879 / 2.922.729
13. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) – 456.357
14. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076) – 448.258
15. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 421.743
16. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.01.22} (¥8.715) – 369.162
17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 347.455 / 2.413.477
18. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥6.145) – 342.983
19. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 328.972 / 1.171.025
20. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) – 325.778


Fantasy Life Shipped More Than 1 Million Copies Worldwide

One of the more intriguing games for the Nintendo 3DS released in 2014 was Fantasy Life. Recent sales figures provided by Level 5 state that the role-playing title has shipped over one million units worldwide. This figure includes both physical and digital copies. The company also confirmed that Fantasy Life 2, which is for mobile platforms, will have a beta sometime early next year.

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Shin’en Is Pleased With Sales Of FAST Racing NEO

Fast Racing NEO launched this month to excellent reviews, but what we all want to know is how well it performed with regards to sales. Shin’en wouldn’t reveal exact sales figures, but they did say that they are very pleased with how many times it has been downloaded thus far. The company is currently working on improving the game and also mentions that they will be revealing detailed plans for FAST Racing NEO’s future in 2016.

We had a bet running in the company on how many copies would be sold on day one. Martin called the highest number. And he was right. It was almost exactly the number he predicted. We are very pleased with the sales so far, but on the other side our preceding investment was very high as well. Anyway, currently it looks pretty bright for the sales.

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VGChartz: Xenoblade Chronicles X Sold Around 442K First Week At Retail Worldwide

Unofficial sales data tracker VGChartz has estimated that the recently released Xenoblade Chronicles X has sold around 442K units during its first week at retail worldwide. Obviously it has been a staggered launch as the huge RPG was released back in April in Japan. Interestingly, the game performed the best in the United States with 225,472 units sold (51%), compared to 86,574 units sold in Japan (20%), and 82,715 units in Europe (19%). The game sold around 10,528 units in the UK, 33,079 units in Germany, and 20,613 units in France.


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