Nintendo has released its Q2 financial results covering the first six months of this year, and the outcome's largely positive. Overall sales are up in comparison to last year, which can be put down to improvements in hardware sales for both Wii U and 3DS, the continuing popularity of amiibo and, of course, sales of major games.
In announcing its results Nintendo confirmed that two more first-party games have joined the million seller club (Splatoon did so in Q1); these are as follows, with the numbers correct as of 30th September 2015.
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - 2.02 million sales (1.17 million in Japan, 850,000 in other territories)
- Super Mario Maker - 1.88 million sales (approx 390,000 in Japan, 1.5 million in other territories)
The overall lists for game sales on each system have also been updated, showing the continuing accumulation for some titles. As of 30th September 2015 these are the top-selling games on Wii U and 3DS, globally.
- Pokémon X & Y - 14.15 million
- Mario Kart 7 - 12.19 million
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - 10.69 million
- Super Mario 3D Land - 10.21 million
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 9.47 million
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 9.44 million
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 7.37 million
- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 4.61 million
- Tomodachi Life - 4.48 million
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 3.82 million
- Mario Kart 8 - 5.87 million
- Nintendo Land - 5.00 million
- New Super Mario Bros. U - 4.88 million
- Super Mario 3D World - 4.47 million
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 4.03 million
- Splatoon - 2.42 million
- New Super Luigi U - 2.27 million
- Super Mario Maker - 1.88 million
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - 1.62 million
- Wii Party U - 1.58 million
It's worth noting that these figures include hardware bundles and eShop downloads in addition to standard boxed copies.
There aren't too many surprises there, with notable numbers to us being the individual and combined sales of Super Smash Bros., emphasizing the IP's value to Nintendo.
Let us know what you think of these sales in the comments - do any of these results surprise you?