Sales were not too bad for the Big N’s first quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year, though arguably not high enough. The Wii U sold 510,000 units in the last three months—more than three times its sales during last year’s Q1, while the 3DS shipped 820,000 units, more than 500,000 of which were 3DS XLs. This is quite a bit less than last year’s 1.4 millions units for Q1. Wii U software sales were at an impressive 4.39 million—more than four times the 2013-14 first quarter. 3DS software sales were at a steady 8.57 million units; again, not quite as high as last year, but not as much of a drop as the hardware sales. This puts 3DS life-to-date hardware sales at more than 44 million, and Wii U life-to-date sales at 6.68 million.

Source: Nintendo

Our Verdict

Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


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