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Nintendo Reports Strong Sales of key Titles like Luigi’s Mansion, Fire Emblem Awakening, and Star Fox 64 3D

Nintendo wrapped up their 3DS focused Nintendo Direct this morning, and information on the firm just keeps pouring in. Reggie Fils-Aime has reported strong sales for a number of AAA 3DS titles. Check it out below. 

Luigi’s Mansion has sold over 415,000 units in the US at retail only. So this does not count digital sales, which have increased by 55% over the course of the year. I bought my copy of Luigi’s Mansion digitally, so I know a lot of other people did to.

Star Fox 64 had a significant increase of sales due to digital distribution. 20% of sales came from digital sales in 2013 according to Nintendo’s VP executive Scott Moffitt.

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D also saw 20% of it’s sales come from the eShop digitally in 2013.

And probably my favorite news of this bunch, Fire Emblem Awakening DLC has been downloaded by more than 50% of the people who purchased the game. Nintendo has a sound strategy with Fire Emblem Awakening in America. It’s good to hear people are enjoying the game and snapping up the DLC.

What do you guys think about this news? Is Nintendo still doomed?

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  • jesgrad07

    "Yes they are still doomed because sales don't matter! Graphics matter! I don't like their colorful, non blood and gore, kiddie games. No one will buy them, kids have grown out of that stuff and somehow no new kids are being born. It goes against my reputation as a hardcore gamer. HARDCORE! I can't think past what I like and assume that my opinion is the majority thought as I say words like nobody, everyone, never, always and other absolutes to prove my point! And I some how know better than Nintendo who has been in the gaming industry for over 30 years, has been in business for over 100 years, has made and launched over 10 consoles and handhelds. They need to drop the kiddie stuff and make mature titles because that is what their fans want now. No more mario and that baby stuff it doesn't sell. "

    Oh to be that ignorant…it hurts. That is what they sound like to me. I have never seen so many ignorant people as I have seen with the Nintendo hate brigade. But you know what? They can shout Nintendo is doomed from the hills as long as they want to it doesn't make it true. I will worry about Nintendo when they take record losses for 10 years, and to solve the problem try and cram top of the line tech into their latest console and sell it at a loss for 4 out of 6 years its on the market.

    • Furious Francis


      Nintendo knows what their doing. Everybody was saying the same BS when the 3DS was launched. Yeah… not singing that tune anymore huh Colin Moriarty.

      The Vita is destined to outsell the 3DS….LOL@IGN

      • jesgrad07

        Yep pretty much. Nintendo isn't perfect, no company is, and there is always room to improvement, but they do know what they are doing. And I trust them more than the random internet guy that says otherwise.

        IGN…*sigh* all I know is they lost a reader.

    • RicardJulianti

      It's crazy to me that people actually think that Nintendo's audience has "grown up" and they should cater to the more "mature" crowd. The original NES fans have aged, sure…but that doesn't mean they have lost interest in the franchises that they grew up with. Nintendo's basic philosophy is "there are new gamers every day" (aside from Leave Luck to Heaven of course."

      Why cater to the extremely fickle "mature" group when they can go after the entire family instead? Create the same wonderous gaming experience for kids that they did way back in the day, while providing new experiences with beloved franchises for those that have come before.

      The "hardcore" market is loud and needy…and not a single one of those "hardcore" games has legs like Nintendo franchises do. Mincecraft is probably the closest thing I can think of at the moment, because it essentially IS a Nintendo game, theoretically. If CoD were to sell at a consistent rate over the course of a year, Activision might be content to let that ride and release expansions rather than map packs. Instead, sales roll down a steep hill so they rush out maps that are re-hashes of maps from previous games to keep people interested until the next big release.

      I genuinely feel sorry for the people that say "Nintendo is doom3d!!", as they likely have never even touched some of the masterpieces they have put out. When an SD console has the highest rated games of a generation over HD consoles, you know the company that made those games knows what they are doing.

      • jesgrad07

        *clap* I know right! They write off good games because of their pride and they keep themselves from playing and enjoying a good game because of the platform it is on. If the game doesn't interest them then ok. I can respect that more than I just don't want to get the console because it is kiddie or something.

    • koopzilla

      I was going through the Injustice Miiverse today and found a post saying that they are glad that Nintendo finally has allowed blood on their systems, and was complaining about blood being turned to sweat in Mortal Kombat. It is incomprehensible to me that people still believe Nintendo doesn't even allow blood on their systems. From the way he was talking I'd say this person was probably 14 or 15, and wasn't around back then, yet somehow still has this misconception. I remember this was a huge deal when it happened, but by Mortal Kombat 2 a year or two later, it had blood, and it hasn't been an issue since. I can't believe people still think this way, I guess they are buying into comments everywhere on the internet of Sony and Microsoft fanboys that Nintendo is kiddie, without doing one second of research, which is all it would take.

      • RicardJulianti

        I put money on those people never hearing of MadWorld. That game was absolutely brutal….and was the complete opposite of "kiddie" or even family friendly.

      • jesgrad07

        Did you correct them?! I would. Learn them some Nintendo history.

    • ei8bit

      Seriously? I bet when you have a kids someday you choose them to play More Mature Games like Killzone, GTA, COD, other Blood and Gore games. Well Good luck to that that your kids becomes mindless shooter.

      Is that really your definition of Hardcore Gamer? Last time I checked:
      Hardcore Gamer is a person who devotes a large portion of their time towards gaming and gaming variations. Is not about the maturity of the game. Super Mario Bros from the NES, is a hardcore game but appeal for everyone coz it's fun. There's still plenty of video how hardcore gamers tackled the fastest time to finished this game. That's hardcore man.

      • jesgrad07

        8. No, not seriously. The whole first part of my comment was a joke.

  • Titan64

    If three underrated games can have that many sales, Imagine Pikmin 3 on the Wii U. This e3 will be extraordinary.

    • Furious Francis

      Yeah, and how about Zelda on Wii U this fall, plus Mario Kart, and a new 3D Mario.

      • Titan64

        I am glad you are reporting the news. Too many people saying "OH IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT THE WII U ". They have a point but if we take a step back, Nintendo is playing this smart. Last E3 had so much stuff, they couldn't fit it in that timeline. By dropping these 3ds games on this Direct, they clear out much needed Wii U news coming E3. That and they don't want to get caught in the 7th Gen much what happened to the Dreamcast in the 6th gen (Although comparing those two is still light years away). Now if they announce a new Mario or Zelda, we would know who would win.

        • Furious Francis

          Yeah, I think Nintendo is going to dominate this fall with big titles like Pikmin 3, Mario, Zelda and who knows what else. The PS4 and Xbox 720 are going to be more expensive and not have as many titles as the Wii U.

          But yeah, E3 is Wii U time, plain and simple.