Just in case you missed the Media Create Charts this morning, Nintendo sold more than 200,000 units of hardware this past week. The 3DS sold over 181,556 units. The Wii U picked up 74,903 units, while 14 Nintendo titles charted in the top 20. Super Mario 3D World pushed another 57,862 units. Showing that Mario games always sell for long periods of time. While GungHo’s Puzzle and Dragons Z moved 543,630 units. More details below.
It’s pretty clear this is the tip of the iceberg for Nintendo. Next year Nintendo has a Zelda X Dynasty Warriors crossover in the works. That is going to sell big in Japan and the West. Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Zelda U, Monolith Soft’s X, Wii Fit U, Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem are coming out next year as well. With these big titles launching for Wii U, its clear Nintendo knows what software can sell in all regions.
Nintendo’s portable machine is getting plenty of love as well. Big titles like Animal Crossing New Leaf, One Piece Unlimited World Red, Bravely Second, Super Smash bros for 3DS, Puzzle and Dragons Z, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Pokemon X & Y, Monster Hunter 4, and Yoshi’s New Island are captivating the minds of gamers worldwide. The 3DS might end up being the best selling gaming device of all time in Japan.
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