Nintendo Sales: Half of Wii U Owners Have Mario Kart 8

Posted by | October 28, 2015 | News | No Comments
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Nintendo’s Q2 financial report was released today, and (in addition to news about Nintendo Directs) we got more details on what games have been selling the best for Wii U and 3DS.

To date, Nintendo has sold 10.73 million Wii U consoles, which is…not great. For comparison, PlayStation 4 had sold 25.3 million consoles by July 30, and it’s a year younger than the Wii U. But, the company did make a profit in the first half of the year, which it hasn’t been able to do for five years.

Software sales for the Wii U are now at 69.05 million units. In other words, each Wii U owner has about six games to go with their console.

The best-selling Wii U game is Mario Kart 8, with 5.87 million units sold. That means that over 50% of console owners have a copy of the popular racing game. Here’s the complete list of best-sellers for Wii U:

Wii U Game Units Sold
Mario Kart 8 5.87 mil
Nintendo Land 5.00 mil
New Super Mario Bros. U 4.88 mil
Super Mario 3D World 4.47 mil
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 4.03 mil
Splatoon 2.42 mil
New Super Luigi U 2.27 mil
Super Mario Maker 1.88 mil
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 1.62 mil
Wii Party U 1.58 mil

Compared to the Wii U, the 3DS is still kicking butt. The 3DS has sold 54.34 million units to date and 244.86 million games. That comes out to an average of 4.5 games per 3DS owner. The top-selling title for the 3DS is Pokémon X & Y, coming in at 14.15 million units.

3DS Game Units Sold
Pokémon X & Y 14.15 mil
Mario Kart 7 12.19 mil
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 10.69 mil
Super Mario 3D Land 10.21 mil
New Super Mario Bros. 2 9.47 mil
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 9.44 mil
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS 7.37 mil
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 4.61 mil
Tomodachi Life 4.48 mil
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3.82 mil

We’ll be getting more details about Nintendo’s first mobile game tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Courtney Holmes

About Courtney Holmes

Courtney is Pixelkin's Associate Managing Editor. While working with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, she mentored young girls in teamwork, leadership, personal responsibility, and safety. Today, she spends her time studying adolescent development and using literary analysis techniques to examine video games.