Sales

Mario Kart 8 finishes 2nd in NPD’s top selling games of May

The NPD released their software sales data for the month of May 2014 yesterday, and Mario Kart 8 made some noise. The eighth iteration in the popular kart racing franchise was the second best selling game last month, finishing behind the multiplatform Ubisoft title, Watch_Dogs. The results to last month’s NPD is a bit surprising on Mario Kart 8’s behalf, as the game was out for only tw...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold over 6 million copies

During Nintendo’s investor’s meeting this week, the company announced that the critically-acclaimed 3DS title, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, has reached a lifetime sales mark of 6.35 million copies sold worldwide. From April to September, New Leaf sold to around 2.49 million copies highlighting one of the 3DS’ biggest sellers to date. Other notable titles that sold extremely well in...

It’s official: the Nintendo 3DS has surpassed overal PS3 sales in Japan

How far the Nintendo 3DS has come since it’s abysmal launch in early 2011. As of yesterday, the Nintendo 3DS has outsold the lifetime sales of the Playstation 3 in Japan, which released in November 2006. The 3DS total Japanese sales numbers equal to 8,728,515 units compared to the PS3’s total of 8,593,899 units. At this rate, the 3DS would be on pace to outsell the original Nintendo DS...

Remember when Nintendo said Xenoblade wouldn’t sell? Xenoblade Chronicles is April’s 3rd best selling game

There is something to be said about fans getting what they deserve. Looks like I’m not the only one who enjoyed my time with Xenoblade Chronicles, because according to Gamasutra it was the third best selling game of last month. This is major victory for those of us that enjoy a well made, lengthy RPG from time to time, and hopefully enough incentive for Nintendo of America to keep the good times r...

Analyst says Nintendo is to blame for declining video game sales. Huh?

With video games sales in the United States starting to take a tumble, Doug Creutz of Cowan and Company offered his two cents as to why this is happening: Nintendo is to blame. Creutz states: “Everybody needs to realize that the Wii software segment is trending down 50 percent year over year, and has been for the last 12 months. That is a massive decline. There’s no way you could not have a declin...

Nintendo has released a list of all the North American Wii million sellers

…and there are a ton of games on the list! Ok, so not all of the titles can be considered triple A. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party selling 1.42 million…really? But most titles that made the cut are most certainly deserving of being in your collection. A few surprises: Metroid Prime 3/Prime Trilogy not even making the list? Really North America?! Also, how is it that great party games li...

3DS numbers looking up for the month of August

For the month of August, Nintendo saw a healthy surge in sales for the 3DS as the console managed to move 235,000 units in the U.S., approximately 185,000 of them coming after the August 12 price drop. This increase amounts to a 260 percent increase in sales for the month. This could very well be the beginning of a sustained sales run for Nintendo and the 3DS with the holiday season approaching an...

NPDs are in….DS tops 3DS for April

Before I go further, let me just say that Nintendo and the 3DS are both going to be just fine. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, hi folks. I hope everyone is ready to talk sales numbers and such. If you’re not, stop right now and instead listen to Infendo Radio. For the rest of you, I’ll see you after the break.

3DS, the software sales

After one week on North American store shelves, Nintendo is already reporting record sales for 3DS. Can the same be said for software sales? Read on to find out!

Nevermind the critics: How 2D Mario beats 3D Mario

The Brainy Gamer writes: As much as we enjoy blasting 3D Mario into space and navigating him around 3D orbs, a quick glance at sales figures makes one thing clear. We like Mario best when his world is flat. We still, apparently, prefer running from left to right. Consider the numbers this way: Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 combined total sales: 12.3 million New Super Mario Wii total sales: 15.5 mil...

Nintendo Tops U.S. Video Game Hardware Sales in April

According to the independent NPD Group, Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™ family of systems outsold all other gaming hardware in the United States during the month of April. Even before the announcement of the new Wii hardware package, U.S. sales of the Wii console topped 277,000 for the month. Meanwhile, the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems sold more than 440,000 units nationwi...

Iwata Stays Positive as 3DS Reveal Inches Closer

Yahoo News posted an article today detailing Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata’s stance on current and future Wii sales as well as a few thoughts on the upcoming 3DS. Satoru states that while Wii sales are below previous numbers that they are still strong figures given the age of the console. While no new technical details were revealed about the 3DS, Iwata commented on Nintendo’s goals to con...