Posts tagged #numbers

Japan Wii U sales jump on the strength of Splatoon

Sales of Nintendo's new friendly shooter Splatoon have been brisk in Japan, so much so that it's been consistently going out of stock in its first week of release.

Sales numbers from Media Create are out and have pegged the sales of Splatoon at 144,818 units in its first 3 days. More interestingly, for the week of May 25 to 31st, Wii sales jumped nearly 10,000 units to 17,313, up from the previous week's number of 7,611. That was enough to place it in the number one spot, with the Playstation VITA and PS4 taking 2 and 3, respectively.

Whether this trend will be reflected in sales from North America and Europe remains to be seen, but early indications are that Splatoon is a big hit for Nintendo in the UK, with it taking the number 2 spot on the sales chart, just under Witcher 3.

Here are the numbers from Japan:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 144,818 (New)
  2. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 41,442 (New)
  3. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 22,454 (89,839)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 12,449 (179,625)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 11,654 (1,006,719)
  6. [PSV] Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. (Bandai Namco, 05/28/15) – 11,215 (New)
  7. [3DS] Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (Arc System Works, 05/28/15) – 9,444 (New)
  8. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 8,920 (252,479)
  9. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 6,620 (75,242)
  10. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 05/28/15) – 6,360 (New)
  11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 6,282 (140,808)
  12. [XBO] Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (5pb., 05/28/15) – 4,593 (New)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,501 (2,631,071)
  14. [PSV] Possession Magenta (Idea Factory, 05/28/15) – 4,172 (New)
  15. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,507 (2,237,443)
  16. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 2,994 (24,498)
  17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 2,858 (207,938)
  18. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,607 (146,290)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 2,554 (45,143)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,526 (3,977,777)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Wii U – 17,313 (7,611)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 12,517 (11,352)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,272 (12,096)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,170 (10,134)
  5. New 3DS – 4,129 (3,609)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,069 (2,627)
  7. 3DS – 1,418 (687)
  8. 3DS LL – 919 (827)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 529 (423)
  10. Xbox One – 522 (308)

via Gematsu

Posted on June 3, 2015 and filed under News.

Nintendo releases Q3 financial statement, 3DS lagging, Wii U performing well

Nintendo keeps blasting away on the Wii U with over 9 million units sold to date

Nintendo keeps blasting away on the Wii U with over 9 million units sold to date

Nintendo released their financial summary for the period from April 1 2014 to December 31 2014., as well as comparisons to the same period in 2013.

Some of the major points:

  • Net sales are down by 11.3% compared to the previous year, but overall income is up significantly
  • since making their sales forecast in May 2014, they have now adjusted their net sales expectation down 3.8% to 550 billion yen
  • sales of 3DS family in Japan continued to sell well with the introduction of the NEW 3DS
  • in territories where the New 3DS has not launched, 3DS sales "did not grow sufficiently"
  • global sales of 3DS family hardware was 7.08 million units Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS did very well with 9.35 million units and 6.19 million units sold respectively
  • 47% of 3DS sales were of the 3DS XL model, 21% of the 2DS, 8.2% of the New 3DS, and 17.8% of the New 3DS XL
  • global sales of Wii U hardware reached 3.03 million units over 3 quarters
  • Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold 4.77 million units and 3.39 million units globally
  • the Wii U has sold 9.2 million units to date, with Nintendo projecting sales of 3.6 million units for this fiscal year ending March 2015
  • Nintendo showed a gross profit of 172,944 million yen, and an operating income of 31,604 million yen, up from previous year's negative operating income of 1,578 million yen
  • sales distribution across territories were as follows: Japan (27%), The Americas (41.4%), Europe (28.2%), Other (3.4%)

You can read the Consolidated Financial Highlights here.

UPDATE: Wii U sales projection corrected to include the whole year, instead of the remaining quarter

Posted on January 28, 2015 and filed under News.

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.

Wii U tie ratio is 2.4 according to Gamestop

Tie ratio. Do you know what that means? It's the number of games purchased divided by the number of consoles sold. In the case of Wii U, Gamestop is reporting 1.2 million games pre-ordered and 500,000 consoles pre-ordered.

1.2 million divided by 500,000 gives us 2.4. This number is a handy metric, because it expresses on average, the number of games any given console owner is going to buy over the course of the console's lifetime. So at launch, at Gamestop, the Wii U's launch tie ratio is 2.4, but that number could increase or decrease over time.

Because numbers.

Source: gamasutra

Posted on November 15, 2012 and filed under News.