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Nintendo Gives an Update on Its Best-Selling Games

Nintendo has recently updated its sales numbers for the company’s best-selling Wii U and 3DS titles. Not surprisingly, New Super Mario Bros. U and Pokemon X and Y are leading the pack.

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deafdani812d ago

And I have seen people saying that NSMBU hasn't helped the Wii U at all, but the fact is that it's sold 4 million copies for a console with a install base of 6 million.

That's a stupidly crazy high attach rate. 66% of Wii U owners have this game. I suspect the Wii U would've sold even worse than it did if it didn't have Mario Bros U at launch to back it up.

Seeing how the Wii U is lacking on third party support (outside of indie devs, that is), Nintendo needs to step their game production up to compensate. Easier said than done, definitely, but Nintendo can do it.

I hope they have a couple nice surprises for us at E3.

Neonridr812d ago

I don't know if any of those 4 million are accounted for with the Mario bundle. Probably not since those would be digital most likely.

Hard to believe the Wii U has that many million + sellers. Goes to show how well their games sell though.

deafdani812d ago (Edited 812d ago )

It really matters very little if many of these sales came after the game was bundled with the console or not; that doesn't detract from my point that they help sell consoles.

For that matter, both Sony and Microsoft have offered bundles of their consoles with different games - Gears of War, Halo, Forza, God of War (all of them!), Gran Turismo, Uncharted, etc. None of these games have managed to come anywhere close to the attach rate of Nintendo bundled games like Mario Kart Wii, or this NSMBU.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory812d ago

that bundle came late last year. Before that the game was sitting near 3m

Dunban67812d ago

The sales # s are coming from Nintendo so they do include digital- NSMB was one of the few quality games in the launch window so most everyone bought it them- After the launch window it went into the bundle

3-4-5812d ago

I LOVE NSMBU, it's probably my favorite platformer of all time or at least in the top 3.

It definitely helped sales, and it's a solid game, but people associated it with the first one, so a bigger deal wasn't made of the game.

It also is decently challenging in certain spots as well.

randomass171810d ago

It's surprising that Nintendo took losses on Wii U given how well their software seems to attach to the console. Ah well, it can only go up from here right?

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THamm812d ago

Nintendo needs a little bit more edge in their games, and revamp that awful-snooze fest music they've been using since n64. I really expected Nin to do better than 3d on 2d backdrop, wish they had an option to stay 2d

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory812d ago

It apart of the franchise.

Like how FF1-10 victory theme.

crazy_man812d ago (Edited 812d ago )

Talking about Mario? Or Nintendo in general?

I'll answer as if you mean Mario.

If your talking NSMBU's music being bland, then yes you are right.

But 3D World, bro if you think 3D World is an awful-snooze fest I wanna know what you think is good music.

randomass171810d ago

Played coop with my friend on his Wii U in 3D World. Absolute blast. We loved the heck out of it. Just wished there was online so we could play with our far away friends.

ADECENTBOY777812d ago

There are almoust no good 3rd parties on the console, that's why these games sold that "well". People bought the console with some expactations. My expactations have not been fulfilled thanks to Nintendo's awfull attitude.

Neonridr812d ago

so you are saying that the only reason these games sell well is because there isn't enough competition? Not that they are good games. And the reason games like Infamous don't sell more is because there are too many other games? Pretty sure when Infamous and Titanfall released, there was no competition. The libraries of the other two consoles are pretty barren at the moment.

randomass171810d ago

Have to agree. Most of the libraries on both are also available on other systems. That doesn't mean that their exclusives aren't good reason to own those systems.

ADECENTBOY77790d ago

Well, all I meant is, that having almoust no 3rd parties is a BIG mistage!!! I love the first parties, games like Donkey Kong, Mario 3D, Mario Kart 8 etc. are truly worth buying, I own them all, BUT that's all. Nintendo is only good for first party games and that's a shame!!! Shame on the name, the heritage and compared to the SNES age it's NOTHING!!! All the promises Nintendo made in the beginning of the Wii U era, well they just didn't listen to us and didn't keep their word!!! WHAT A SHAME!!!