Wii U Sales Numbers Surpass 3DS
For a short time, it looked like the Wii U was fledgling, but new fiscal numbers from Nintendo forecast a brighter future for the console.
We've been announcing console sales left and right as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 compete with each other, but what about the Wii U? Video Gamer reports the Wii U has sold 9.2 million consoles worldwide as of Dec. 31, 2014. This past financial year (April 1 to Dec. 31) Nintendo sold 3.03 million consoles, and this upcoming year, the company expects to sell 3.6 million.
Software sales for the console are also doing well in that they've surpassed Nintendo 3DS sales by over two million. The Wii U software sales stand at 52.87 million units, with Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. being its forerunners, and the Nintendo 3DS software sales stand at 50.41 million units.
With a yearly earnings total of 442.9 billion yen, Nintendo appears to have turned a corner with regards to its disappointing financials. Hopefully that trend will continue on an upward swing with a new Zelda game and Star Fox due to arrive this year.