Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon US sales hit 415,000

Nintendo of America pres. Reggie Fils-Aime reveals sales milestone for 3DS game; Fire Emblem: Awakening up to 240,000 units.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon has sold over 415,000 units in the United States since launch, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Games Industry International. The 3DS game launched March 24 and is the first entry in the series since 2001's GameCube game Luigi's Mansion.

The game was well-received and currently boasts a score of 86 on Metacritic, GameSpot's sister site.

Fils-Aime also revealed that Fire Emblem: Awakening has now sold 240,000 units in the US since launch in February, up from 180,000 copies sold in its first month.

One-third of all Fire Emblem: Awakening sales were digital, Fils-Aime said.

The Nintendo executive also commented on the software lineup for Wii U, saying the company had hoped it could have more titles available by now.

"What I would say about Wii U--and what [Nintendo president Satoru Iwata] has said--is that the pace of launches has been slower than we hoped," Fils-Aime said. "But as we prepare for E3, the pace of launches for Wii U is going to dramatically increase."

Significant first-party titles for the Wii U are on the way, including a brand-new Wii U Legend of Zelda game and a Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker high-definition remake. Other Nintendo-produced Wii U titles revealed recently include new Yoshi, Mario, and Mario Kart offerings.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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102 comments
SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Easily GOTY so far for me. I love it. I've just reached the 5th and last mansion - the bosses in the 3rd and 4th mansion were hell, but fun at the same time.

Konuvis
Konuvis

That's it????? What the hell is wrong with us seriously??

BOctober26
BOctober26

I am proud to say that I bought one of those copies of Luigi's Mansion.  Great game just like the Gamecube version.

Hurvl
Hurvl

If Nintendo wants to throw a party and celebrate the WiiU's success, they'll have to rely on first-party titles.

Falru
Falru

I wonder how much a handheld title has to sell to be considered successfully. I really want more Fire Emblems in NA. We need to show them that there's definitely a market here for it.

shingui5
shingui5

I really hope Fire emblem: awakening sales exceed expectations. It's one of the best franchises nintendo owns, it really deserves some love. 

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

After tons of searching, I finally found Luigi's Mansion in a gamestop (they only had like 2 left and ever other store remotely close to my house was completely sold out). Glad to see it's doing well. So far I think it's a pretty good game, love the nostalgia

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Great news! The 3DS continues to soar. Meanwhile at Sony, the Vita concept gathers dust.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

OKAY way to go Luigi's mansion .... NOW FOR Advance Wars FOR the Wii U 4 player, and online multi player. 

There is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much that Nintendo can to do beef up the Wii U and 3DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. NEW IP

2. REMAKES (not port) OF a few games that have not been over done -- Advance Wars,  Pilot Wings, Star FOX, Eternal Darkness, illusion of Gaia, FX Zero, Diddy Kong Racing, Wario Land, Earthbound, Metroid series,  Zelda series. Just to name a few. 

3. next in the series of forgotten games (if not remade) Eternal Darkness, Earthbound, DDK racing...

just this list should be enough.  Until I see that Nintendo is Really 


Wolflink001
Wolflink001

LOL! Take that Vita! Oh wait... LMAO!!!

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

My bests friends 4 year old really likes this game. The graphics look pretty decent when I saw him play it.

ziproy
ziproy

Yea this is all well and good for the 3DS but where's the Wii-U's games. I'll buy whatever you give me Nintendo, just give me something

cboye18
cboye18

I want a second sunshine game....was one of the best platformers I've played

hadlee73
hadlee73

"The game was well-received and currently boasts a score of 86 on Metacritic, GameSpot's sister site." They forgot to mention Gamespot's own reviewer only thought it was "fair" though :P

gix47
gix47

it's a really great game

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

half a million in 1 month?

how much did the original sell?

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

240,000 units???!!!

Tomb Raider has been branded a money loosing failure because it only sold 3,400,000 units!!!!

Flint247
Flint247

Luigi's Mansion was fun to play.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

I wish it was on Wii U. The original was such a classic. Wabba wabba.

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

Fire Emblem and Luigis Mansion are both great games in my opinion. I can understand Fire Emblem not selling that much since Nintendo screwed up the shipping but either way these are amazing games that are worth getting for your 3DS.

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

"The game was well-received and currently boasts a score of 86 on Metacritic, GameSpot's sister site"

 Hey Carolyn, you hear that?

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

If I wasn't tired of the Mario / Luigi concept; I would have given it a try... but unfortunately, from having been at the NES, Gameboy, SNES, and Nintendo 64.. giving the 3DS and the Wii a 3 month-trial (actually the Wii a 2 weeks trial). I give up. Too much of the same.. which kind of bores me a lot.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

1/3 of all sales were digital. I'm not surprised since most people said they couldn't even find a copy in the store.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

nintendo is on fire lately with 3ds at least,  with new marioparty and zelda alttp2  cant see it slow down any time soon 

Syrlink
Syrlink

415, 000 units at 40 bucks a pop...yeah handhelds are totally doomed.

shingui5
shingui5

@Konuvis you 'Muricans should feel ashamed.

go out and buy 50 copies of Fire Emblem to make up for your sins. 

Falru
Falru

@shingui5 Imagine if Dark Souls 2 came out with Crossplay compatibility with the Vita and PS3...


I really would love a portable Souls title, any of them would be fine.

Morokoo
Morokoo

@Ravenlore_basic 

Well they do seem to be announcing and releasing lot of new series for the 3DS but of those nothing of an overseas release has come up.

FoxExecutive
FoxExecutive

@Ravenlore_basic I would love to see an Eternal Darkness on the Wii U.  Unfortunately, development was done by Silicon Knights, hence Nintendo can't up and develop it using a 3rd party dev team or in-house.

For years, Nintendo has received pleas for a new Mother game but nothing has ever come out of it.

Personally, I really wish they would release Donkey Kong 64 for the virtual console.  Not sure how much Rare is demanding though for the licensing, in any case it still deserves to be there, along with its DKC brethren.

Morokoo
Morokoo

@ziproy 

I'm waiting to buy a Wii U, I know that at some point they have to release a few really good games for it.

FoxExecutive
FoxExecutive

@cboye18 It also offered a great challenge.  The special levels without the water cannon were really hard at times.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

@inaka_rob tomb raider cost more money to make....plus square enix is bleeding money and they wanted the game to pull them out of the red...lol they want their games to sell like final fantasy 7.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

@Redsyrup honestly...the 3d is so good. id rather keep it exlcusive to 3ds.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@El_Zaggy 

Now add in sales from the rest of the world and watch that number increase more than twice the amount.

MindwalkerX
MindwalkerX

@El_Zaggy 

A niche game on a handheld, hitting near half million on US only, is a really solid number.


silvergol
silvergol

@El_Zaggy Tomb Raider Sell much more and was FAIL!

This one probably not!.

killa32130
killa32130

@PsiZombie Just because they use the same character models doesn't mean they have exactly the same game play which so many other games are guilty of. I'd say the only games that Nintendo hasn't changed enough is the Nsmb series, the Wii-U version was an improvement though.

advancedcaveman
advancedcaveman

@Syrlink I got "You Have to Shoot the Zombies" and "MS Paint Tower Defense" for free on my Samsung Galaxy Fart Parade 7S so I think that the era of dedicated handheld is over! 

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

@silvergol @El_Zaggy Tomb Raider was considered a failure because Square Enix had delusional goals of selling 6 million units and spent way more money that necessary to produce and promote that game.  Dark Souls sold more than 2 million and it is considered by From Software as a success because the game was budgeted smartly and had great a balance of production values and quality.  Nintendo 3DS game budgets are nowhere near the cost of producing a AAA console game and it has an assured sale base of fans who will buy it day 1 no matter what so yes, 415K units is more that great results for a game that did not cost that much to produce and promote. 

Syrlink
Syrlink

@advancedcaveman Those features truly are a parade of farts....i stand corrected.

advancedcaveman
advancedcaveman

@Syrlink @advancedcaveman Oh no, its got 4g lte, nfc, wireless charging, a cup holder, and an e-meter for measuring the thetans on the go!