Nintendo's Expanded List of Million Selling Games Includes Some Surprises
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Mario Kart Wii shifted one million units in nine months
Earlier today Nintendo's initial financial results highlighted some million sellers for the financial year so far, which covers nine months from 1st April to 31st December 2013. Fully updated results now include more details on some of those loosely confirmed earlier today, along with some surprises, while some firm numbers are given for the highest selling Wii U titles.
Below is the full list with sales for the nine months of this financial year to date, with lifetime sales in parenthesis for games released before 1st April 2013.
Pokémon X & Y — 11.61 million sales
Animal Crossing: New Leaf — 3.52 million sales (7.38 million lifetime)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon — 2.57 million sales (3.79 million lifetime)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds — 2.18 million sales
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team — 2 million sales
Tomodachi Collection — 1.82 million sales (Japan only)
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D — 1.43 million sales
Mario Kart 7 — 1.27 million sales (9.35 million lifetime)
New Super Mario Bros. 2 — 1.21 million sales (7.63 million lifetime)
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins — 1.11 million sales
Super Mario 3D World — 1.94 million sales
New Super Mario Bros. U — 1.74 million sales (3.89 million lifetime)
New Super Luigi U — 1.51 million sales
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD — 1.15 million sales
Wii Party U — 1.24 million sales
Mario Kart Wii — 1 million sales (35.26 million lifetime)
It's important to note that these sales figures include eShop downloads and software bundled with hardware; we suspect the latter has contributed a notable boost to New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U and Wii Party U, with bundles including those games available worldwide.
Nevertheless there are some solid numbers in that list alongside the extraordinary presence of Mario Kart Wii, which can still shift seven figures in less than a year; perhaps some old Wii bundles are also helping it along.
Let us know what you think of these figures in the comments below.