Lifetime and period sales for Wii U, 3DS, Wii, and DS hardware/software, plus more.
Very interesting stats. Thanks for the article. P.S Nintendo executives are cutting their salaries due to the Wii U missing targets.
It's a shame they really had to do that. The WiiU is such an awesome device, i know it'll be a success in its own right.
I wonder how many WiiUs they need to sell to cover Iwata's salary, considering he was getting over 2mil USD/year.
i expected much worse numbers for them. nothing alarming really like the media garbage is claiming. Correct that title!!!!!
Honestly I always thought the Wii U concept was all like "We need to innovate, so we created a halfhearted gimmick and hopefully it attracts people who play iPad even though we don't have multitouch" It's a lost cause. Could've been good, but it's an underpowered console with a soulless gimmick that can't be utilized in a meaningful way like the DS did with the first touch-screen based games and Wii introduced proper Motion controls in gaming... ...what excactly does Wii U introduce? Assymmetrical gameplay is the answer, but apparently Nintendo doesn't have the confidence to actually use it in their biggest games.
Yes, WiiU is an awesome hardware, but so were dreamcast and saturn...and look how did that end.
Wonder why they don't drop a Pokemon for the WiiU ? 11m sold? Holy💩
Holy whipped cream?
Whipped cream is brown? And you disagreed with the whole thing because you don't have an iPhone? This site is crazy.
@InTheLab I didn't disagree with you, and the symbol is black on my phone.
They did, Pokemon Rumble had everything to succeed (Pokemon name with Skylanders craze) yet it didn't stick it.
3ds sold great
@ InTheLab Because console Pokemon games don't sell nearly as well as their cheaper better selling handheld counterparts. For some reason I couldn't simply reply to you.
That can't be the only reason. They've done it with Mario. And even if they sell a 3rd of that it would be the highest selling game on the WiiU.
I'm sure Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have thought about putting a major Pokemon title on one or more of their consoles for years but came to the conclusion they just wouldn't sell enough to be worth it and I agree. Just because Pokemon is a blockbuster hit on handhelds doesn't mean it would translate to big sales on a console.
They've never really given a console game a good try, though. They're all spin-offs that usually aren't that great anyway. If done right, with the right amount of advertising, a full pokemon entry could definitely sell well. Probably still not as well as the handheld ones, but well enough to make a good profit.
Nintendo is DOOMED ... oh wait ... guess they are not.
Nintendo=macklemore Nintendo's consumers=Kendrick Lamar money=gramy award Ya'll getting straight up robbed
In other words, Nintendo still made a $100 million net profit, I.e. they were still profitable despite all the doom sayers.
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