Nintendo has released its Q3 financial results, which begin to reinforce the disappointing reductions in projections. While Nintendo has cited lower than expected sales for 3DS and Wii U hardware, with the latter being particularly damaging to profits at this time, it has also highlighted a number of software successes from the past nine months — 1st April to 31st December 2013.
The following are the games listed in the results for achieving notable sales, with all numbers covering the financial year period of nine months unless otherwise stated — they're only lifetime sales for those released after 1st April 2013. Please note that only rough figures are given in some cases, though firm numbers will likely be revealed soon.
Pokémon X & Y — 11.61 million sales
Tomodachi Collection — 1.82 million sales (Japan only)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf — 3.52 million sales (2.79 million in North America and Europe)
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team — 2 million sales (1.54 million in North America and Europe)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds — 2.18 million sales (1.85 million in North America and Europe)
Super Mario 3D World — "over one million units"
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD — "over one million units"
Wii Party U — "over one million units"
The runaway successes are clearly X & Y, though the three million sellers on Wii U give some positives in the face of negative results for the system. We're also slightly surprised — but delighted at the same time — to see those figures for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Let us know your thoughts on these figures. Are there any surprises in there?