Nintendo Reveals Console and Software Sales Statistics
Posted by James Newton
DS top of the pile
Nintendo's released updated sales figures for all its consoles, and it's certainly a lot of numbers.
The company's three current platforms — 3DS, Wii and the DS family — sit at a combined global sales figure of 264.5 million consoles sold. That figure's dwarfed by the software statistic: over 1.76 billion games have been sold for all three machines combined.
Here's the breakdown of where each console stands. Figures include sales up to and including 31st March 2012, but do not include games sold via download.
Best-selling titles: Super Mario 3D Land — 5.84m
Mario Kart 7 — 5.24m
Nintendogs + Cats — 2.70m
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D — 2.61m
Pokémon Rumble Blast — 1.08m
Nintendo DS family
And, just for fun, the lifetime hardware and software sales for Nintendo's past machines.
Game Boy Advance family
Game Boy family
Adding together all Nintendo console and hardware sales results in the following staggering figures:
Total Nintendo hardware sales: 630.38m
Total Nintendo software sales: 3.955 billion
That's a lot of coins.