The Wii U’s life-to-date sales now stand at 9.2 million units worldwide following Nintendo’s Q3 financial results report today. Over the holiday season, the console – which has never had the easiest of runs – sold 1.91 million units during the three months between October and December 2014. It’s also a significant boost on last year’s figures, too, which saw 2.41 million units sold between April 1 to December 31 2013, while the same nine-month period during 2014 saw 3.03 million units sold.
These figures, however, are still a long way off the competitive path with Sony and Microsoft, the former announcing double the Wii U’s sales for the PlayStation 4 at the beginning of January. Yet with Nintendo revising the Wii U’s software sales and increasing the estimated projection figure to 25 million units for the financial year, there’s a very good chance the console will break the 10 million unit sold barrier in the months to come.
Earlier today, Nintendo also announced Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros for Wii U were its most successful titles on the console. The flagship racing title has sold 4.77 million units worldwide since release, while the fan-favourite brawler came in with 3.39 million units globally. You can view a full rundown of the company’s Q3 results in our report, here.