Strong new releases helped sales of Wii U software and
Nintendo 3DS software in February increase by more than 180 percent
and more than 25 percent, respectively, over the same month last
year. Wii U software sales were driven by the Feb. 21 launch of
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
, which sold more than 130,000 combined physical and digital
units in its first eight days on the market. This helped sales of
Wii U hardware increase by nearly 25 percent over the same month
In early 2013,
Fire Emblem Awakening
launched for Nintendo 3DS and became one of the surprise hits
of the year.
, which launched for Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 7, improved on the
launch of Fire Emblem Awakening by more than 10 percent, selling
more than 200,000 combined units in just over three weeks.
Other sales milestones achieved by Nintendo in February
- Bravely Default and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
finished as the No. 2 and No. 4 best-selling software SKUs for the
month of February.
for the Nintendo 3DS system sold more than 130,000 combined
units in their fifth month on the market. This brought the
life-to-date total to more than 3.4 million combined units in the
United States alone.
Over the next few months, Nintendo will launch a series of
games from fan-favorite franchises including
Yoshi’s New Island
(Nintendo 3DS, March 14),
Disney Magical World
(Nintendo 3DS, April 11),
Mario Golf: World Tour
(Nintendo 3DS, May 2),
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
(Nintendo 3DS, May 2) and
Mario Kart 8
(Wii U, May 30).
*Data regarding physical sales of games in February are from the
NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined
physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s
internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are
specific to the United States only.
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