Along with Nintendo’s annual financial results, the company has also published software sales figures on its first-party titles. The gaming giant has detailed its six top-selling Wii U titles, which have all sold more than one million units. Top of the board is New Super Mario Bros. U – a launch game for the home console in November 2012 – which has sold 4.16 million units worldwide.
Meanwhile, the stellar Nintendo Land has sold 3.09 million units and last year’s holiday title Super Mario 3D World totals 2.17 million units worldwide. There are also three other first-party Wii U titles, which have all sold over one million units from a culmination in bundled deals and downloadable software – New Super Luigi U with 1.76 million units, Wii Party U with 1.35 million units and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD coming in with 1.22 million units sold.
The runaway 3DS title from sales this year is, of course, Pokemon X and Y with a staggering 12.26 million units sold worldwide, though Mario Kart 7 creeps close with 9.62 million units over a number of years. As Nintendo announced in its 2013-14 fiscal results, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sold 2.51 million units in total, while Mario and Luigi: Dream Team went on to sell 2.08 million units last year.
As can be seen, there’s a number of positives to be gleaned from Nintendo’s tough situation at the moment, plus we’ll hopefully see Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros in amongst these top-selling titles within the 2014-15 fiscal year.