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.

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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."

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