Wii U Software Sales Increase 200 Percent From Last Year, New 3DS XL and Amiibo Sales Exceptional

Nintendo's investor meeting revealed plenty of fascinating data concerning Wii U sales, New 3DS XL launch sales compared with the original XL's launch and how Amiibos are currently selling.

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DryBoneKoopa853213d ago

Nice job Nintendo! Keep it up! Can't wait to pick up Kirby and the Rainbow Curse this Friday along with the last of wave 3B of the Amiibo.

Metallox3213d ago

Impressive job in regards of software. I wish Nintendo coud get a last bunch of third party exclusives for Wii U, now that game sales are better.

wonderfulmonkeyman3213d ago

I get the feeling that Nintendo is going to invest in more indies than AAA multiplats, and that they'll continue to pull in small amounts of third party exclusives to help that out.
It probably isn't going to end with Devil's Third.
Nintendo's got tons of bank and a lot of space to fill, so I don't see why they'd stop now.XD

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higgins783212d ago

Even this news, sales up, New 3DS doing great, Amiibo causing amazing interest...hatters are going to hate. Its like a console (and games) aren't worth interest these days if its not no.1 in sales. I'm more than happy with my Wii U and PC set-up, oh, and I recently just bought and received a New 3DS...

ZeekQuattro3212d ago

No kidding. So many people out there are more concerned about sales than anything else and even if sales are great they are heavily scrutinized. What happened to just playing and enjoying games? I don't remember growing up wondering if Sega made more than Nintendo. I just played on both consoles. Not sure what happened to some gamers these days.

higgins783211d ago

Its true. My go-to example is always Okami. I never remember once playing it thinking, 'how can this game be so good if its not selling...mustn't be that good'. Its a masterpiece which never needed sales, propaganda or heavy advertising to convince me. The actually experience itself did all that. History is filled with these sort of games...Bayonetta 2 being the latest example, though PS and Xbox fanboys cant bitch, because if they had supported the original enough - it was based over 2 popular selling consoles, maybe they could be enjoying one of the best games of 2014 as it is.


Nintendo Switch Has Shipped 132.46 Million Units; Tears of the Kingdom Sold Almost 20 Million Units

Nintendo announced its financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, between April 1 and September 30, including an update on Nintendo Switch unit sales.

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rlow127d ago

Why PlayStation and Xbox fanboys fight. Nintendo keeps on killing it in sales. Will we see the Switch 2 next year? They are forecasting increases in sales next quarter.

MrNinosan27d ago

Xbox and Playstation is not in the same gaming space as Nintendo.

It's like comparing Sportscars with Familycars.
Why would the fans of sportcars care about the families.

Also Nintendo Switch is covering both Handheld and Home Console nowadays, instead of 2 seperate, which is great for all the Nintendo fans, but also removes the interest for gamers who seek the highest fidelity and framerate.

I am a happy owner of all platforms, but there are obvious reasons why Xbox/Playstation "fanboys" ain't talking about Nintendo.

Kneetos27d ago

Only a small subset of gamers care about high graphics and frame rate

And nintendo does occupy the same space as playstation and Xbox, because during the WiiU days this site was filled with nothing but how playstation is destroying it's competition Xbox one and WiiU, the only reason no one likes to talk about Nintendo here now is because they are winning. See why this site also doesn't talk about Japanese/Asian sales anymore unless playstation wins a week

rlow127d ago

Last I checked they are all in the same industry selling video games to customers. Device is irrelevant, they are competing for your dollars.

Neonridr27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

how are they not in the same gaming space? They all play games. They all occupy your time. Are we suggesting that the Switch isn't a gaming machine?

DarXyde27d ago

1. They are absolutely in the same gaming space. No amount of mental revision changes that. They are fighting for your interactive entertainment dollars, nacht wahr?

2. So you don't think PlayStation or Xbox are attempting to break into the portable market more in the future with cloud streaming or even Portal? That seems a bit reductive.

3. Whatever you think about their games being overrated, Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros Wonder have been outstanding—Wonder is my personal GOTY, and I'm primarily a PlayStation gamer. Considering those games can and likely will get nominated for GOTY along with, say, Spider-Man 2 and Starfield, it's really hard to say they're not in the same space.

Nintentional27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Funny because that “family van” has wayyyy way way better exclusives than your “sports car.” Fire Emblem, F Zero, BotW, Pikmin, Smash Bros, Mario Odyssey and Bowser’s Fury, Splatoon, Bayonetta 2 and 3, Astral Chain, Xenoblade 1-3, SMT V, Tears of the Kingdom, Metroid Dread, Metroid Prime, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby, Advance Wars, Mario Party, Tetris 99, and so on. You will not find anything like most of those experiences on Sony or Xbox platforms. And it’s not like the games are ugly, they still look gorgeous on a 4K OLED, and gameplay wise, they’re head and shoulders above the competition.

If the current woefully underpowered Switch slaughtered the competition this much, it’s game over when Switch 2 comes out 👌🏼😌

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DeusFever27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

“Why PlayStation and Xbox fanboys fight.”

I’m always puzzled by these comparisons. Nintendo’s handheld only has about 30% overlap with the home console market. The Switch Lite can’t even connect to TVs. If we really want to compare disparate ecosystems, Apple makes more on games than Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft combined. So let’s leave these market segments to themselves.

repsahj27d ago

My main platform is PS5, but I am so excited for Switch 2 next year! I still play my switch every day.

jznrpg27d ago

You are forgetting Nintendo wasn’t doing very well before the Switch console wise. I still consider the Switch a handheld as it has the power of a handheld so it’s in a different category in a way. I like my Switch but the focus on family games makes it less appealing to me and it’s more for my kids but even they use their PS4 Pro more than the Switch. It’s nice as a secondary console to my PS5.

UltimateOwnage27d ago

You must not have been noticing during the Wii era when Nintendo sold 100+ million Wii’s. They were still doing quite well during Wii U’s short generation due to Wii and DS/3DS sales.

jznrpg27d ago

Nintendo was hurting before the Switch. They basically took their handheld business and combined it with their console business. The PS5 is selling just as well they just released at different times. If you are talking about Xbox sure that makes sense they are declining in sales but PS is as strong as ever.

Nintentional26d ago

What the heck is Sony working on for near future first party wise releases that’s noteworthy??

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Brazz27d ago

Switch numbers are amazing, It will reach 140M sor sure, perhaps even 150M.

Furesis27d ago

It's always funny seeing people arguing over xbox or playstation yet they never mention nintendo lol
i think nintendo is on top you know, because they actually release games and they are also FUN
i think other companies at times focus too much on realism and real world issues that they forget about the essence of gaming

H927d ago

As anticipated, Pikmin 4 was a far bigger hit in Japan than everywhere else, it's pretty much carried by Japan

repsahj27d ago

Deym!! 19.5M sales of Tears of the kingdom for only 6 months??!?!

Ryuk_200727d ago

It's actually around 4 1/2 months. This was sales from April to the end of September. Still ridiculous tho.

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