Even if things got off to a really slow start things continue to trend upward for Nintendo. They’ve announced today that both the Wii U and the 3DS are selling better now than they were at the same point last year. The 3DS has increased sales more than 80% over the same period, thanks to the release of the New 3DS. The remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask has increased its lifetime sales to more than 730,000 units and Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS continues to sell well with more than 2.4 million units sold in six months.
On the Wii U side of things the console, which many people still deem a failure, has increased its sales from the same period last year by more than 20%. Software sales for the system include Super Smash Bros. For Wii U which has reached more than 1.6 million units sold and Mario Kart 8 which is closing in on 2 million lifetime units. Mario Party 10 launched last month and in its first two weeks on sale had sold more than 290,000 units.
Wii U has some pretty solid titles on the way to continue that upward momentum. Games like Xenoblade Chronicles X, Splatoon and Yoshi’s Wooly World should help continue to sell units. 3DS has titles like the newly released remake of Xenoblade Chronicles and a new Fire Emblem game to help boost sales.
What do you think? Is Nintendo going to continue to see this upward momentum? What games on both systems are you most interested in for the next few months?