Wii U Sells 1.19M in Past Six Months, Super Mario Maker "Vitalizes" the Platform
Splatoon sales hit 2.42 million worldwide.
Nintendo on Wednesday reported earnings for the six-month period ended September 30, revealing that the Wii U sold just 1.19 million units over the past six months.
As of September 30, the console had sold 10.73 million systems globally. In terms of software, Nintendo sold 12.37 million Wii U games during the period, bringing lifetime software sales to 69.05 million.
Overall, Nintendo posted revenue of ¥204.1 billion, which was up from ¥171.4 billion achieved during the same period last year. Operating income stood at ¥8.9 billion, compared to a loss of ¥215 million.
Below are some other highlights from the six-month financial period:
- Nintendo 3DS hardware reached 2.28 million units sold, bringing their lifetime tally to 54.34 million.
- Nintendo 3DS global software sales reached 19.20 million, bringing their lifetime figure 244.86 million. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was specifically called out; it enjoyed "steady sales."
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer sold 2.02 million.
- Super Mario Maker has sold 1.88 million units worldwide life-to-date.
- Splatoon reached 2.42 million units sold and "contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform."
- Amiibo's new card type "showed strong initial sales," while the existing figures "continued to maintain strong momentum and enjoyed robust sales."