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NPD: Wii U Closes 2014 With Biggest Month of Sales In Its History

Wii U established new benchmarks for hardware and software sales in a single month in December. This helped total hardware and software sales in 2014 increase by more than 29 percent and more than 75 percent, respectively, over sales in 2013.

Nintendo 3DS also had a strong December, including its largest month ever for first-party software sales. This was primarily fueled by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which has already surpassed 2 million combined physical and digital units sold in a little more than three months, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, which have combined to sell over 2.6 million physical and digital units in their first six weeks.

“Wii U had its strongest year yet thanks to the highly anticipated software lineup and the introduction of the amiibo platform,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Fans can anticipate another strong year for 2015, especially with more highly anticipated games like Splatoon and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as New Nintendo 3DS XL, arriving in the first half of 2015.”

Other Nintendo highlights from the full 2014 year include:

Wii U:

  • Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold over 1.7 million physical and digital units and 1.3 million physical and digital units,respectively, in 2014.
  • Total sales of amiibo figures in 2014 are nearly twice the sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Nintendo 3DS:

  • In 2014, 16 Nintendo 3DS titles sold at least 250,000 units. Of those titles, eight sold more than 500,000 units and three sold over 1 million units.
  • In 2014, the top 15 best-selling hand-held titles were all released on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Nintendo is looking to ride the wave of momentum into 2015, with the launches of Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and Mario Party 10. On Feb. 13, Nintendo will also launch the New Nintendo 3DS XL in the United States alongside The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

45 thoughts on “NPD: Wii U Closes 2014 With Biggest Month of Sales In Its History”

            1. The demo is the absolute worst representation of the game. I agree the demo was terrible, but the actual game itself is so much more fun. Tons of depth and content, not the best looking game in the world, but it just does have nice environments and little details that make you easily look past all that.

              Monster Hunter isn’t for everyone though, I just hate people who say it’s slow when that purely depends on how you play the game (mainly they just suck at it.) I love the game because of how challenging it can be, and how much it makes you think about how you’re going to approach a situation.

              It probably has one of the most extensive armor and weapon systems I’ve ever seen and I’ve played a ton of RPG’s and MMO’s in my day. To each their own though, I just know a lot of people base their opinion of that crappy demo, when the game is so much more than that.

              1. Nintendo should take not. When you come out with games people want… they sell and the console sells more too.

                Keep ’em coming Nintendo. You can’t slow down now!

                  1. We will push for a better year for the span of 2015. We have so many great ganes in the upcoming months for you to play. We will blow the competition away with our line up this year. The Wii u will be a doorbuster by the end of November.

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                  2. well in personal new i finally got my significant other to LOVE captain toad. this game is for just about anybody… although Bayonetta 2 got the award for most accessible game.

                  3. Nintendo does have some great momentum going. I probably wont be getting any new Wii U games until Splatoon, (maybe Kirby) but my 3ds will be on fire..

                  4. It would be nice if they gave actual figures and not broad terms once in a while.

                    With that said, it’s good that the Wii U is doing better. Smash and those bundles around the holidays seem to have really helped it out.

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                  6. Hilarious. I love the spin bullshit that nintendo are now spilling. 29% is, well better than nothing but if they only push 50k units in general. Compared to the power of PS4 this ain’t good enough. It really will struggle to make gamecube numbers and that was deemed a failure

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