Sales for Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, Wii U, and amiibo

Nintendo reported today that Wii U sales were up 29 percent compared to 2013, and software increased 75 percent year-over-year. Sales in the US for Mario Kart 8 rang in at 1.7 million and Super Smash Bros sold 1.3 million copies. Nintendo's numbers include both physical and digital versions of the game.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America executive VP of Sales & Marketing, proclaimed 2014 as "Wii U's strongest year yet." It's a positive sign for a console that has had difficulty finding its footing amidst slow initial sales, and the superior processing power of Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One, despite a near one year lead.

Nintendo also revealed that over 16 3DS releases have passed the 250,000 sales mark, and that three of those exceeded 1 million copies.

Amiibo sales were touted as "nearly twice the sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U", which would put it at roughly 2.5 million amiibo sold.

Posted on January 15, 2015 and filed under News.