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US Wii U and 3DS hardware sales are in for the month of June. Nintendo’s console sold roughly 140,000 units whereas the company’s portable moved 150,000 units.

As mentioned in an earlier post, Wii U hardware sales are up by over 223 percent compared to last June. The 3DS is up 55 percent over May, though it’s down from June 2013’s 225,000 units.

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Nintendo has responded to this month’s NPD report and dished out some impressive statistics about its platforms and games.

The company’s PR is highlighted by lifetime US sales of Mario Kart 8. The game moved another 470,000 units last month, bringing total sales to 885,000 copies.

Mario Kart 8 helped boost Wii U sales. Hardware and software in June 2014 were up 233 percent and 373 percent respectively compared to June 2013. First half Wii U hardware and software sales are up by 48 percent and 129 percent respectively over the same period last year.

Let’s not forget about 3DS as well. The handheld’s hardware sales for June increased by more than 55 percent over May. Tomodachi Life was a success having sold over 175,000 combined physical and digital units.

You’ll find Nintendo’s full NPD response below.

NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of June 2014. The results can be found below.

1. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
3. Minecraft (360, PS3)
4. UFC (PS4, Xbox One)
5. FIFA 14 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
6. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
7. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
8. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
9. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
10. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)

You can find more details from this month’s NPD report over on GamesBeat.

We have a few life-to-date sales figures for Wii U and 3DS titles, which you can find below. Remember, these numbers apply to the US only.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 258,000
Bravely Default – 258,000
Yoshi’s New Island – 256,000
Kirby Triple Deluxe – 138,000

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May 2014 NPD: Estimated Wii U sales

Posted on 3 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii, Wii U | 5 Comments | 0 Likes

This month’s NPD report is in, and so are the leaks. “creamsugar”, a member of NeoGAF known for sharing NPD data, has provided a rough breakdown of sales for each platform:

200k > PS4 > 100k > XBO > Wii U > 360 > 50k > PS3 > Wii

It’ll be more interesting to see how Wii U performs next month. Mario Kart 8 launched at the very end of May, meaning it didn’t have an absolutely major impact in last month’s NPD report. June will be much more noteworthy to examine!

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Update: Another tweet:



We have more encouraging Nintendo-related news from the May 2014 NPD report.

First, we’re hearing that Wii U hardware sales rose by over 85 percent last month. That was with Mario Kart 8 being on the market for just two days.

Additionally, Nintendo says that the 3DS was the second best-selling system in May.

As reported by journalist Ian Sherr:


NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of April 2014. The results can be found above.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of April 2014. The results can be found above.

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Digital game purchases have seen an increase over the past few years. However, based on information coming from The NPD Group, most players in the United States still tend to purchase their games physically.

In its “Core Gaming 2014” report, NPD mentions that seventy-four percent of consumers prefer buying the physical release of a title. Keep in mind that digital preferences are nevertheless on the rise, coming in at a five percent increase year-over-year.

So how about you? Which side of the fence do you sit on? Do you still prefer buying games digitally, or have you started adapting to the digital space?

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Update: Analyst David Gibson has provided specific sales information, including 3DS results:


Nintendo hasn’t shared any sort of official information about the Wii U’s performance in the US last month, but things were far from stellar. Sales of Nintendo’s newest console – combined with the Wii – are said to be under 100,000 units.

That information comes from NeoGAF’s “creamsugar”, who is known for providing accurate NPD leaks.

creamsugar also shared a statistic pertaining to Yoshi’s New Island as well. It sounds like the game’s software sales combined with the special 3DS XL system sold under 160,000 units.

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