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|
|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.