Nintendo sales update: Splatoon at four million, Super Mario Maker at 3.34 million, more
posted on 02.02.16 at 02:35 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Latest hardware totals and top selling software lists.


Nintendo has released its earnings report for the nine-month period ended December 2015, revealing sales information since April 2015.

The following titles sold over a million units during the nine-month period:

Wii U

  • Splatoon – 4.06 million
  • Super Mario Maker – 3.34 million
  • Mario Kart 8 – 2.13 million
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World – 1.31 million


  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 2.93 million
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 1.52 million
  • Mario Kart 7 – 1.33 million
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 1.16 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes – 1.08 million

Nintendo’s latest hardware and software totals are as follows:

Total Hardware / Software Sales

  • Wii U – Hardware: 12.60 million / Software: 79.30 million
  • 3DS – Hardware: 57.94 million / Software: 264.53 million

And here’s the company’s updated top selling software list:

Top Selling Wii U Software

  1. Mario Kart 8 – 7.24 million
  2. New Super Mario Bros. U – 5.08 million
  3. Nintendo Land – 5.02 million
  4. Super Mario 3D World – 4.63 million
  5. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 4.61 million
  6. Splatoon – 4.06 million
  7. Super Mario Maker – 3.34 million
  8. New Super Luigi U – 2.42 million
  9. The Legend of Zelda:The Wind Waker HD – 1.69 million
  10. Mario Party 10 – 1.65 million

Top Selling 3DS Software

  1. Pokemon X / Y – 14.46 million
  2. Mario Kart 7 – 13.03 million
  3. Pokemon Omega Ruby / Sapphire – 11.46 million
  4. Super Mario 3D Land – 10.63 million
  5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 10.04 million
  6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 9.86 million
  7. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 7.92 million
  8. Tomodachi Life – 4.89 million
  9. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 4.75 million
  10. Nintendogs+cats – 3.96 million

Read Nintendo’s consolidated financial highlights here.

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  • gulabjamal

    The Wii U software figure being even 1/3rd of the 3DS’ is impressive. Makes me happy to see. Keep on keepin’ on Nintendo :’)

  • shogunknight

    Yoshi and Zelda did good, nice to see splatoon do so well in its first year.It even got to enter top 10 selling WiiU titles overall.

    Now we wait some months for NX reveal.

  • MrFinalgamer

    Ouch, that hardware number for Wii U is REALLY bad, but congrats on Splatoon Nintendo. Looks like it’s one of the most successful new IPs of the generation. Hopefully this’ll entice them to do more new stuff with NX, like a wake up call of sorts for them.

    • An Tran

      I hope this entire generation has been a wake up call for them. They’ve been completely complacent in regards to just about everything due to the Wii and DS being huge successes.

  • Fighunter

    lol Xenoblade didn’t even hit 1 million

    • kthanxyousuck

      Who expected it to? And it was only out about 3 weeks in US/EU when these numbers were collected.

    • Yuntu

      How should it on a system that hasn’t nearly as much success as the Wii?

    • TM Tsukoyomi Light

      the game is too long and big to play

      • Fighunter

        Didn’t stop Fallout. Or the games that don’t just use single player MMO mechanics.

        • TM Tsukoyomi Light

          i dont play those games, wouldnt know lol

  • kthanxyousuck

    Those filler Animal Crossing and Triforce Heroes putting in some work.

    • TM Tsukoyomi Light

      TFH with friends and VC is amazing

  • dunno

    Shame Yokai Watch didn’t appear to do so hot. I liked it, and apparently the sequels are a big improvement. Hopefully the west gets them, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

    • R.Z.

      I think it’s only first party releases that are listed, otherwise Yokai and MH would be there.

  • The Silent Hours

    Really good software sales for a megaflop of a console.

  • kthanxyousuck

    Also Amiibo are at 20 million and Amiibo cards are at 21 million. They really need to come out with cards for all available Amiibo.

  • Sunny11

    First party is all they can buy since third party is non existant
    Bayo 2 and Xeno X didn’t even make it

    • Pastmaster

      Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story didn’t do so hot on an 90 million userbase at the time either.

      Only successful first party RPG so far is Bloodborne and The Legend of Dragoon.

      • Sunny11

        Guess RPG’s belong on Sony consoles most of that fanbase are there, I think if Xeno X was on PS4 it would’ve sold alot
        Maybe by seeing this Nintendo won’t try push RPG’s much next time

        • Pastmaster

          Reggie wants Nintendo of Japan push more on RPGs. I think they should rather focus on unique IPs like Splatoon because that’s where they are very successful. He said this after Splatoon has been out for a month. Splatoon didn’t hit the soft spot until after August so he has probably changed his mind.

          Sony on the other hand should focus more on RPGs, action adventure and survival horror. Less Tomorrow Children, Knack and Puppeteer and more of the former.

          • Sunny11

            Sales will talk I guess, it will show them what games we want.

            Knack and Puppeteer flopped in sales but I do want some proper platformer on PS4 though, maybe if Crash actually does come to PS4 this year I hope that does well, we want top-tier platformers not these experimental ones

            • Pastmaster

              They could revive Ape Escape for seamless gameplay and open world. That’s how I see it get rebooted these days.

              But speaking of bombs, you also have Echochrome, Afrika, Rain, Ape Escape Move and even decline for Hot Shots Golf. Worst generation for Japan Studio so far, beats the decline of the PS2 era easily. Nintendo monopoly in Japan is real.

              How will you counter to get a balance on the market? Offer your strongest genres: RPGs, action adventure and survival horror. Ape Escape and Jumping Flash were their lucky cards as platformers will perform better on a Nintendo console.

              • Elvick

                I don’t think you understand what a “bomb” is if you’re listing a bunch of PSN games. Echochrome got a sequel and spinoff, how “bad” could it have done?

                And Rain got a post release, retail release in Japan.

                Afrika doesn’t count, they sat on that game forever by the time it finally came out anywhere besides Japan no one knew about the game anymore. Of course it didn’t do anything.

                And no, we don’t need less of the games you mentioned. We need more. Puppeteer is amazing. The Tomorrow Children is promising, and Knack was great.

              • Zatekuyo

                Doubt it, Sony still owns Ape Escape and Jump Flash, even if they don’t have plans for those 2 IPs just yet, besides they are far more supportive in each and respective said IPs so far.

          • Zatekuyo

            Dude The Tomorrow Children, Knack, & Puppeteer is really something else and stands out for creativity.

      • Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)

        only over 1m for those on a system of 35m of PS4 and 105m of PS1 LOL
        that worst than Wii 101m with two games that released late and around the time Wii U was being revealed.

      • XrosBlader821

        Both games also came out during the time period where nobody gave a f*ck about Wii games anymore.

    • OlimacFTW

      Well duh. They are giving the earnings for their own games.

      • Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)

        Both games are theirs. Xenoblade Chronicles X is first party. Bayonetta 2 is second party.

        The list consist of MILLION sellers.

        • OlimacFTW

          Well, he also mentioned third party games. That was the reason of my answer.

        • kthanxyousuck

          The list consists of First Party million sellers. Which is why Yokai Watch and Monster Hunter aren’t on the 3DS one.

  • Pastmaster

    Splatoon is the only surprise to me. The rest is predictable as usual.

    • TM Tsukoyomi Light

      splatoon selling well is a surprise to you?

  • PuppetMaster

    Well good for you Nintendo ^^

    But where’s new 2D Metroid for 3DS? :/

    • XrosBlader821

      “Buy Federation Forsce and maybe we’ll remember what Metroid is.”

      • Darak

        no one is gonna do that lol
        that game is like an insult to Metroid fans

        • XrosBlader821

          The best thing is that the devs didn’t expect the backlash.

      • PuppetMaster

        Nooooooooooooooooooo :(

  • Hearthwing

    Fantastic software sales.

    Splatoon is unbelievable. Outsold Halo 5.

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    • UMR-10

      It also outsold Bloodborne, The Order 1886, Little Big Planet 3 and Tearaway Unfolded combined

      Pretty impressive sales.

      • Dub-Sempar Pa

        Only comparable is order,shooters sell good. Others not as much.

      • Hearthwing

        For a game everyone thought would bomb

    • easter

      Attach rate.

    • An Tran

      Wii U owners have very few choices for most genres of games, so they get whatever Nintendo can give them.

      • Hearthwing

        That has nothing to do with game sales. Games can sell monster numbers even with a library of hundreds of titles.

        Splatoon is a monster because it is a monster.

  • Yuntu

    Honestly Yoshis Woolly World should be on the Top 10, buy that shit. It’s amazing.

    • kthanxyousuck

      It’s almost there! Not too far behind MP, hopefully it will outsell it.

  • Uncle Stoopnixie

    Splatoon deserves it, most original competitive shooter in years.

    • XrosBlader821

      Also Most creative Nintendo game in years.

      • Darak

        almost the only new IP from Nintendo in years

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  • Elvick

    Surprised MK8 hasn’t sold more.

  • Asma Asma

    So, 57% of WiiU users own MK8? This has to be one of the highest attach rates ever. I played the hell out of MK7 and MK8 and now I’m playing with my MK7 RC car :D, until next MK.

  • UMR-10

    Although i am happy with Nintendo first party software sales, Nintendo had a sharp drop in quarterly net profit

    Sony net profit in last 3 months: $997m
    Nintendo net profit in last 9 months: $241m

    Nintendo must really make a comeback with the NX.

  • The_Kingdom51

    Good for Splatoon.

  • An Tran

    Whoa, perhaps the Wii U might make it to 15 million after all? Maybe?

  • Yolkghost

    I’m disappointed Xenoblade didn’t make it onto the list. Then again it wasn’t out for long so i’m hoping by the end of the Wii U’s lifespan or at least this year it passes Mario Party 10

  • nekolife

    Do we still talk about third party struggles on Nintendo platforms?
    Or is that horse long dead.

    • kthanxyousuck

      Well these results don’t include 3rd party games since they are published by Nintendo. That’s why Yokai Watch and Monster Hunter aren’t up there but yeah, it’s still talked about especially on Wii U. 3DS has decent support from japanese companies at least.