Nintendo of Ameica has issued a statement regarding the strong performance of their products in the latest NPD US sales data. Leading the charge of good news is strong software sales for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Pokemon has sold nearly 1. 5 million copies both physical and digital in the US. Equally impressive is that Super Smash Bros. For 3DS has managed to reach that 1.5 million copies in the US since October 3.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The next great Pokémon adventures for Nintendo 3DS launched on Nov. 21 and have already sold nearly 1.5 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: The best-selling individual portable game in the U.S. so far in 2014, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 1.5 million physical and digital units in the U.S. since it launched on Oct. 3.
Meanwhile, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U continues to impress; selling 710, 00 copies since its launch on November 21. The Wii U saw a small boost over YOY sales, performing 10% better than last November. Making Black Friday Week it highest sales week since launch.
November was also a strong month for Nintendo on the console side, as sales of Wii U hardware and software increased by more than 10 percent and more than 90 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013. In fact, the week of Nov. 23 was the biggest single week of Wii U hardware sales since the system launched in November 2012.
Hardware sale leave more to be desired, but at least software sales are strong. Nintendo has also revealed that Amiibo’s have matched the software sales of Super Smash Bros. For Wii U. An impressive 1:1 ratio.
Nov. 21 also saw the arrival of amiibo, Nintendo’s new platform where gaming’s most recognizable characters can be used in different ways in many compatible games. Sales of amiibo are approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U so far, while Link, Mario andPikachu (in that order) have been the best-selling figures to date.
From what we have seen, Nintendo is set to have a good holiday and will likely return to strong profits for the fiscal year.