The numbers reveal that 12.6 million Wii U units have been sold as of December 31, 2015. This is almost a two million increase from 10.73 in Q2. A positive Q3 trend is not uncommon with holiday sales driving the market. With newer titles like Splatoon and Super Mario Maker seeing relative success, these could be increasing the sales as well.
In related news, amiibo sales have reached 20.5 million and amiibo cards have reached 21.5 million. These numbers are not at all surprising since amiibo have become highly collectible among Nintendo fans.
The Nintendo 3DS also saw an increase in sales. Over 3 million additional units were sold in Q3, bringing lifetime sales up to 57.94 million. Also impressive is that 3DS software sales have reached 264.53 million, an average of five games per handheld.
In other news, Nintendo’s first mobile game Miitomo releases soon in March. It is “a free-to-start communication application that helps friends share fun personal facts and interests.”
Nintendo has also announced that their next mobile game will feature one of its “best-known characters.” Come back as as these games release to find out the most up-to-date information.