Nintendo has cause for celebration today, as sales figures for the U.S. are in and the numbers are great: the 3DS finished its fifth consecutive month as the best-selling system in the country, and the Wii U is seeing an increase in sales due to its recent price cut.
The 3DS is sitting pretty, due in no small part to the release of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y (who knew quality games could help drive system sales?). Since its global launch October 12th, the two titles combined to sell over 4 million copies worldwide already. More info on U.S. sales of Pokemon and the new 2DS handheld, which launched the same day, will be revealed in next month’s NPD report. 3DS sales will most likely continue to surge, due to the impending release of both The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour on November 22nd.
In some happy news for the Wii U for a change, it looks like a price cut and bundle did a world of good. September 20th saw the Wii U’s price reduced from $350 to $300, as well as the release of a new limited edition version of the console with a digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD included. Sales of the Wii U in September were up by more than 200% over August, and that is with only 15 days of data being reported since the console went on sale. Hopefully the Wii U will continue to see impressive numbers with Wii Party U (October 25th), Wii Fit U (November 1st), Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (November 15th), and Super Mario 3D World (November 22nd) on the horizon.
I just got the Zelda Wii U recently and I am enjoying it immensely. Anyone else helping spur Nintendo sales and has recently bought a Wii U or 3DS?
Liked this article? Support the author!
The revenues from the ads below all go directly to this author.