VGChartz Writes: "Let’s take a look at the hardware sales of the Wii U. Nintendo’s 8th generation home consoles sold 3.54 million units worldwide in 2014 to bring its lifetime sales up to 8.84 million units. Hardware sales in 2014 were up 13.8 percent year-over-year.
The Wii U sold 1.69 million units during the final two months of the year. That accounts for 47.7 percent of the total sales for the entire year. December was the biggest month for the console where it sold 1.18 million units, followed by November where it sold 511,989 units.
Hardware sales saw a boost in sales in May and June due to the release of Mario Kart 8. Despite only being out for just the final week of May, the game helped increase Wii U sales 101,822 units in May. Sales were up another 136,062 unit s in June."