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The Wii U is a video game console made by Nintendo that competes in the eighth generation of video game consoles with the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. It is the successor to the Wii. The Wii U's sales have so far been tracking far below Nintendo's original sales forecasts, but with Mario Kart 8's release sales have started to pick up. Some of the best selling games for the Wii U include New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Super Mario 3D World, Splatoon and Mario Kart 8. Nintendo stopped shipping Wii U units at the starting of 2017. 

Wii U sales figuresEdit

Wii U Shipment figures (based on official financial reports)
Date Americas sales Japan sales Other sales Quarterly sales Total sales Source
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2012) 1.32M 0.83M 0.90M 3.06M 3.06M [3]
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2013) 0.20 0.09 0.11 0.39 3.45 [4]
2013 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2013)
1.52 0.92 1.01 3.45m 3.45m
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2013) 0.06 0.09 0.01 0.16 3.61
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2013) 0.17 0.14 -0.01 0.30 3.91
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2013) 0.86 0.60 0.48 1.95 5.86
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2014) 0.20 0.06 0.07 0.31 6.17
2014 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2014)
1.29 0.89 0.55 2.72m 6.17m
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2014) 0.27 0.06 0.17 0.51 6.68
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2014) 0.35 0.10 0.15 0.61 7.29 [5]
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2014) 1.02 0.33 0.58 1.91 9.20 [6]
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2015) 0.21 0.04 0.34 0.59 9.54 [7]
2015 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2015)
1.85 0.53 1.00 3.38m 9.54m
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2015) 0.19 0.15 0.13 0.47 10.01 [8]
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2015) 0.36 0.18 0.19 0.72 10.73 [9]
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2015) 0.90 0.42 0.55 1.87 12.60 [10]
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2016) 0.09 0.05 0.04 0.20 12.80 [11]
2016 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2016)
1.54 0.80 0.91 3.26m 12.80m
Quarter 1 (ending June 30, 2016) 0.09 0.07 0.05 0.22 13.02 [12]
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2016) 0.12 0.09 0.12 0.34 13.36 [13]
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2016) 0.07 0.04 0.08 0.20 13.56 [14]
Totals (ending Dec 31, 2016) 6.49 3.34 3.73 - 13.56m -

Best-selling Wii U Video Games Worldwide Edit

These are the highest selling Wii U games as of September 30, 2017 with more than 1 million units sold. The top ten are sourced directly from this source[15]

  1. Mario Kart 8 - 8.38 million units
  2. New Super Mario Bros. U - 5.73 million units
  3. Super Mario 3D World - 5.70 million units
  4. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 5.26 million units
  5. Nintendo Land - 5.18 million units
  6. Splatoon - 4.87 million units
  7. Super Mario Maker - 3.98 million units
  8. New Super Luigi U - 2.99 million units
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD - 2.23 million units
  10. Mario Party 10 - 2.13 million units
  11. Wii Party U - 1.58 million units[16] (September 2015)
  12. Yoshi's Woolly World - 1.37 million units[16] (March 2016)
  13. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - 1.12 million units[16] (December 2014)
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 1.08 million units[17] (March 2017)
  15. Pokken Tournament - 1.00+million units[18] (August 2016)
  16. Hyrule Warriors - 1.00+ million units[19] (January 2015)

A total of 100.85 million units of software has been sold as of September 30, 2017.

Wii U sales figures tidbitsEdit

  • United States:
    • 1 week: 400,000 units sold [20]
    • December 31, 2012 (48 days): 890,000 units sold [21]
    • As of the end of July 2014, only 2 titles exceeded 1 million in this region: New Super Mario Bros. U (1.69 million) and Mario Kart 8
  • UK:
    • 48 hours: 40,000 units sold [22]
    • November 2013: 150,000 sold [23]
  • France
    • January 2013: 120,000 sold
    • January 2014: 300,000+ sold, 178,000 sold in 2013 alone [24]
    • May 2014: 340,000 units sold [25]
    • November 2014: 450,000 units sold[26]
    • Mid-December 2014: 490,000 sold[27]
    • June 2015: 590,000 sold [28]
    • January 2016: 742,000 sold [29]
    • February 2017: 832,000 sold[30]
  • Germany
    • August 2014: 350,000 units sold [31]
    • January 2016: 690,000 sold [32]
  • Spain
    • January 2014: 80,000
  • Portugal
    • December 2017: ~20,000 [33]
  • Japan:
    • 48 hours: 308,570 units sold [34]
    • July 21, 2013 (33 weeks): 1 million units sold [35]
    • November 30th, 2014 (104 weeks): 2 million units sold [36]
    • January 3rd, 2016: 3 million units sold [37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/hard_soft/index.html
  2. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/wiiu.html
  3. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/130130e.pdf
  4. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/130424e.pdf
  5. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2014/141029e.pdf
  6. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150128e.pdf
  7. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150507e.pdf
  8. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150729e.pdf
  9. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/151028e.pdf
  10. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160202e.pdf
  11. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427e.pdf
  12. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160727e.pdf
  13. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/161026e.pdf
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170131e.pdf
  15. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/wiiu.html
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 https://www.resetera.com/threads/nintendo-software-and-hardware-sales-data-from-1983-to-present.2725/
  17. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170427e.pdf
  18. http://bandainamcoent.co.jp/corporate/press/release/62/pdf/20160818-1.pdf
  19. http://www.famitsu.com/news/201501/27070268.html
  20. http://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-400k-wii-u-units-sold-1-2m-devices-total/
  21. http://archive.news10.net/entertainment/gameguys/article/224725/99/Wii-U-sales-surpass-Wiis-through-first-six-weeks/
  22. http://www.vg247.com/2012/12/03/wii-u-40000-consoles-sold-over-uk-launch-weekend-report/
  23. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-12-02-playstation-4-uk-launch-sales-are-over-250k
  24. http://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/20140116.CHA9317/pourquoi-nintendo-pense-faire-mieux-que-sony-et-microsoft.html
  25. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2014/05/22/01007-20140522ARTFIG00230-mario-kart-8-va-relancer-les-ventes-de-la-wii-u.php
  26. http://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/20141203.CHA1061/jeux-video-pourquoi-la-wii-u-de-nintendo-est-loin-d-etre-morte-et-enterree.html
  27. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2014/12/18/01007-20141218ARTFIG00011-la-wii-u-de-nintendo-va-passer-la-barre-du-demi-million-de-ventes-en-france.php
  28. https://twitter.com/oscarlemaire/status/611527248278069248
  29. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2016/01/21/32001-20160121ARTFIG00271-la-playstation-4-a-ete-la-console-la-plus-vendue-en-france-en-2015.php
  30. http://www.gameblog.fr/news/66340-ps4-xbox-one-wii-u-3ds-ps-vita-voici-tous-les-chiffres-franc
  31. http://jpgames.de/2014/08/wii-u-ps4-und-xbo-verkaufszahlen-aus-deutschland/
  32. http://www.boerse-online.de/nachrichten/aktien/Sony-baut-mit-PS4-Vorsprung-gegenueber-Xbox-One-in-Deutschland-aus-EA-bei-Spielen-Nummer-1-1001006014
  33. http://www.meusjogos.pt/2018/01/nintendo-switch-ultrapassa-vendas-da.html?m=1
  34. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.famitsu.com/news/201212/11025760.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwww.famitsu.com/news/201212/11025760.html%26rlz%3D1C1GGGE_enUS460US461%26es_sm%3D93
  35. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=633011
  36. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=944278
  37. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1166825
Eighth generation of video games
Nintendo 3DS· Wii U · Xbox One ·PlayStation 4 · PlayStation Vita
Nintendo Switch· Xbox One X · Playstation 4 Pro

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