February 2016 NPD: Nintendo’s response – FE Fates sells nearly 400,000 copies, Pokemon breaks first-week eShop record
Nintendo has issued a response to the latest NPD sales report. There’s even more good news regarding Fire Emblem Fates’ performance in the U.S. last month as well as the classic Pokemon re-releases on the eShop.
First, Nintendo says that Fire Emblem Fates sold nearly 400,000 copies when combining physical and digital versions. “This far outpaces 2013’s Fire Emblem Awakening game, the series’ previous record-holder in the United States,” according to the company.
In other news, Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow on the 3DS eShop broke the first-week sales record. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS previously held this achievement.
Head past the break to read Nintendo’s February 2016 NPD response in full.
February 2016 NPD: top 10 best-selling games in the U.S. – Fire Emblem at #9
Update: GamesBeat added this quote to its article from NPD analyst Liam Callahan:
“If sales for Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, and the special edition for Fire Emblem Fates were combined, this title would have ranked third for new physical software sales. The combined first month sales of Fire Emblem Fates would more than triple the first month sales of the next-highest game within the franchise, Fire Emblem: Awakening.”
NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of February 2016. The results can be found below.
1. Far Cry: Primal (PS4, Xbox One)
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
3. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS4, Xbox One)
5. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
6. Lego Marvel Avengers (360, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
7. Street Fighter V (PS4)
8. Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
9. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS)
10. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
It’s important to note that Fire Emblem Fates’ placement on the chart is only based on Birthright’s sales, which outsold Conquest. If you count Conquest and the special edition, Fates would have been closer to the top. I’m sure Nintendo is very pleased with how the games are selling in the United States thus far.
January 2016 NPD: Estimated Wii U sales, Mario & Luigi and Final Fantasy Explorers sales
More information is in from this month’s NPD report. We have sales data from the United States for one of Nintendo’s systems as well as two games.
First, in terms of hardware, Wii U sold roughly 40,000 units. Debut sales for Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and Final Fantasy Explorers also came in at 71,000 and 53,000 copies respectively.
With the games, it’s important to remember that digital sales are not included. They also launched pretty late in January, so they only have about a week of data.
January 2016 NPD: top 10 best-selling games in the U.S.
NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of January 2016. The results can be found below.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Star Wars: Battlefront (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4, Xbox One, 360, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
December 2015 NPD: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Devil’s Third sales, LTD Wii U/3DS games
Additional information from the December NPD report has emerged. We have sales for two Wii U titles that debuted in North America, plus lifetime sales for a bunch of 3DS and Wii U titles.
Leaks from NPD reveal that Xenoblade Chronicles X sold over 200,000 copies in the United States last month. Devil’s Third, on the other hand, had sales over 3,000 units. Neither figure includes digital sales.
The same source has also come through with lifetime sales figures for a multitude of 3DS and Wii U titles. The lineup includes Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (almost at 1 million), Yo-kai Watch, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Shovel Knight, and more. Head past the break for the full list.
December 2015 NPD: Wii U has second-best month in terms of new physical software sales
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From a Nintendo perspective, there’s not too much to report on from the latest NPD sales. Wii U and 3DS games were completely absent from the December chart as well as overall top 10 sales in 2015. However, GamesBeat did manage to obtain an interesting piece of information from analyst Liam Callahan.
Callahan said that Wii U experienced its second-best month “in terms of new physical software unit sales.” The holiday season likely played a big role in that, as well as games such as Super Mario Maker.
December 2015 NPD: Super Mario Maker has sold over 1 million copies in the U.S.
Update: No separate post for the top 10 in December. No Wii U/3DS game (including third-parties) made the list unfortunately. Same goes for the full 2015 year top 10.
Super Mario Maker has sold over one million copies in the United States alone, Nintendo has announced. That news comes as part of the December 2015 NPD report, which we should be hearing more about shortly.
Five other Wii U games have also reached Super Mario Maker’s milestone. Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Splatoon have all sold more than one million copies in the United States.
November 2015 NPD: sales for Yo-kai Watch, amiibo Festival, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, more
The November 2015 NPD report was issued on Thursday. But, as usual, we didn’t receive much in terms of concrete sales figures.
Thankfully, NeoGAF’s creamsugar has once again come through by sharing various sales in the U.S. last month. The lineup includes Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, Yo-kai Watch, and more.
Here’s the full list:
Super Mario Maker – about 140,000 units
Smash Bros. / Splatoon Wii U bundle – about 140,000 units
Splatoon – about 105,000 units
Yoshi’s Woolly World – about 97,000 units
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – about 36,000 units
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – about 18,000 units
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon – about 115,000 units
Yo-kai Watch – about 71,000 units
November 2015 NPD: top 10 best-selling games in the U.S.
NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of November 2015. The results can be found below.
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
2. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
3. Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
4. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
5. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
6. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
7. Need For Speed (PS4, Xbox One)
8. Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
9. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. Just Dance 2016 (Wii, Wii U, 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
October 2015 NPD: amiibo sells 800,000 units, Wii U hardware up 40%
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Nintendo shared more about its sales performance in the U.S. during the month of October with IGN.
According to the site, amiibo figures and cards sold 800,000 units. Lifetime sales of amiibo are now up to 9 million in the United States alone.
Additionally, Nintendo says that Wii U hardware sales saw a 40 percent increase compared to October of last year. The company added that sales “have increased more than 20 percent in the first 10 months of 2015” year-over-year.
We also have one more tidbits from the NPD. If software had been ranked on a SKU-basis, “Super Mario Maker would rank in the top 10” in software numbers for the month.