Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds help Nintendo have a vast improvement in November sales.
Nintendo saw a 100 percent increase in hardware sales in November. This result was helped a lot by the release of Super Mario 3D World and the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Also in this time period, the 3DS hit a historic sales number, breaking 10 million units sold. 770,000 3DS’s were sold in that time so it again shows that Nintendo knows what it’s doing when it comes to handhelds.
The 3DS had strong numbers this month but in order to have strong sales, you need to have good games to sell. Well, Nintendo has that covered with the likes of Pokemon X and Y, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and several others. Pokemon X and Y sold more than 225,000 units combined( digital/physical copies) and these games have only been out for 2 months. 2.35 million total units in their lifetime is pretty damn good and with the addition of the 2DS Pokemon X and Y bundles, Pokemon should keep these sales numbers into the holiday season/new year. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sold more than 280,000 units( digital/physical copies) In terms of the Zelda 3DS bundle, the numbers skyrocket up to 405,000 units.
As for the Wii U, hardware sales increased by more than 340 percent in November. Super Mario 3D World had a lot to do with this increase, seeing as though Super Mario 3D World is one of the top games of the holiday season. It sold more than 215,000 units ( digital/physical copies) in the first 8 days it was available for purchase. These numbers would have you believe that Nintendo is going to be just fine over the long run.
“This holiday season, Nintendo is offering an unparalleled combination of value and variety,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “In looking at these results, two things are indisputable: Our hardware is gaining momentum at the exact right time and our software catalog is stronger than ever.”