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.