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Nintendo’s Latest Financial Report Shows Improved Wii U Sales

Nintendo’s latest financial report for last quarter (October-December) has revealed lifetime sales for the Wii U, as well as given some insight into how the New 3DS is doing as it continues to roll out worldwide.

The Wii U sold 1.9 million units during the holiday quarter, bringing the console’s lifetime sales to approximately 9.2 million since its launch in November of 2012.

In 2014, the Wii U’s top-selling games were Mario Kart 8 at 4.77 million copies sold, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U selling 3.39 million. As of the end of 2014, Nintendo has sold 52.87 million software units.

Meanwhile, the New 3DS, which has yet to launch in North America, shipped 1.84 million units in Japan and Australia, where it launched in October and November respectively.

Among the 3DS’ lineup in 2014, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire shipped 9.35 million copies and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS managed to ship 6.19 million copies, bringing the 3DS’ software sales to 53.04 million during the previous nine-month period.

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