Mario Kart 8 US Sales Reach 1.7 Million, Amiibo Up to 2.6 Million
Nintendo reveals new sales statistics for games, hardware, and more.
E3 2019 Press Conference Schedule: Nintendo, Microsoft, Square Enix, And More - GS News Update Avengers: Endgame Passes Avatar in the US Box Office, Still Behind Worldwide - GS Universe News Update Game Of Thrones Series Finale Breakdown -- "The Iron Throne" Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- May 19-25 2019 More Gen 4 Pokémon, Glaceon, And Leafeon Now Available In Pokemon Go - GS News Update Apex Legends Update Tweaks Wraith And Pathfinder - GS News Update Ice On Fire (2019): Official HBO Trailer Everybody's Golf VR: 8 Minutes of Golfing And Flirting Gameplay Everything New in Episode 6 of Living World Nioh 2 Closed Alpha Test Starts Soon - GS News Update Resident Evil 4 On The Nintendo Switch Fortnite Update 9.10 Adds Air Jordans And More - GS News Update
Nintendo's racing game Mario Kart 8 sold more than 1.7 million units (physical and digital) in the United States during 2014, the company has announced, following yesterday's report from the NPD Group.
Meanwhile, US sales for Super Smash Bros. Wii U hit 1.3 million combined physical and digital units. Mario Kart 8 was released in May 2014, while Super Smash Bros. arrived in late November.
Outside of games, Nintendo's new toy line, Amiibo, has gotten off to a hot start, selling around 2.6 million units since they arrived in 2014.
For the month of December 2014 alone, Wii U hardware and software sales rose by more than 29 percent and more than 75 percent, respectively, compared to last year.
Nintendo's 3DS line also enjoyed a healthy December, recording its largest month ever for first-party game sales. Success was fueled by Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, which has already sold more than 2 million copies, and Pokemon games Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, which have combined to sell over 2.6 million copies since launch.
Other 3DS sales milestones, via Nintendo, included:
- In 2014, 16 Nintendo 3DS titles sold at least 250,000 units. Of those titles, eight sold more than 500,000 units and three sold over 1 million units.
- In 2014, the top 15 best-selling hand-held titles were all released on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org