March 2013 NPD: Monster Hunter, LEGO City, Need for Speed, Castlevania estimates
A few big titles came out on Nintendo platforms last month. Arguably the most significant was Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which launched on both the Wii U and 3DS.
In roughly three weeks, Ultimate moved somewhere between 100,000 and 130,000 copies on both platforms. The 3DS picked up 60% of the game’s sales while Wii U picked up the other 40%. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is now 13th all time on NPD’s Wii U lifetime software chart.
Other NPD estimates include LEGO City: Undercover (more than 100,000 copies, but less than Ultimate on Wii U and 3DS), Need for Speed: Most Wanted U (less than 10,000 copies), and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (around 30,000 units).