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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. 

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]
Totals (ending Sep 30, 2016) 6.41 3.30 3.65 - 13.36m -

Best-selling Wii U Video Games Worldwide Edit

These are the highest selling Wii U game (as of Sep 30, 2016) as sourced here [14]. Other games which have other sources are referenced directly.

  1. Mario Kart 8 - 8.00 million units
  2. New Super Mario Bros. U - 5.45 million units
  3. Super Mario 3D World - 5.19 million units
  4. Nintendo Land - 5.13 million units
  5. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 4.99 million units
  6. Splatoon - 4.57 million units
  7. Super Mario Maker - 3.73 million units
  8. New Super Luigi U - 2.74 million units
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD - 1.98 million units
  10. Mario Party 10 - 1.94 million units
  11. Wii Party U - 1.58 million units [15]
  12. Yoshi's Woolly World - 1.37 million [15]
  13. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze -1.12 million units [15]
  14. Hyrule Warriors - 1.00+ million units[16]

A total of 88.72 million units of software has been sold as of June 30, 2016.

Wii U sales figures tidbitsEdit

  • United States:
    • 1 week: 400,000 units sold [17]
    • December 31, 2012 (48 days): 890,000 units sold [18]
    • 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 [19]
    • November 2013: 150,000 sold [20]
  • France
    • January 2012: 120,000 sold
    • January 2014: 300,000+ sold, 178,000 sold in 2013 alone [21]
    • May 2014: 340,000 units sold [22]
    • November 2014: 450,000 units sold[23]
    • Mid-December 2014: 490,000 sold[24]
    • June 2015: 590,000 sold [25]
    • January 2016: 742,000 sold [26]
  • Germany
    • August 2014: 350,000 units sold [27]
    • January 2016: 690,000 sold [28]
  • Spain
    • January 2014: 80,000
  • Japan:
    • 48 hours: 308,570 units sold [29]
    • July 21, 2013 (33 weeks): 1 million units sold [30]
    • November 30th, 2014 (104 weeks): 2 million units sold [31]
    • January 3rd, 2016: 3 million units sold [32]

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. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/wiiu.html
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=963700
  16. http://www.famitsu.com/news/201501/27070268.html
  17. http://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-400k-wii-u-units-sold-1-2m-devices-total/
  18. http://archive.news10.net/entertainment/gameguys/article/224725/99/Wii-U-sales-surpass-Wiis-through-first-six-weeks/
  19. http://www.vg247.com/2012/12/03/wii-u-40000-consoles-sold-over-uk-launch-weekend-report/
  20. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-12-02-playstation-4-uk-launch-sales-are-over-250k
  21. http://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/20140116.CHA9317/pourquoi-nintendo-pense-faire-mieux-que-sony-et-microsoft.html
  22. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2014/05/22/01007-20140522ARTFIG00230-mario-kart-8-va-relancer-les-ventes-de-la-wii-u.php
  23. http://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/20141203.CHA1061/jeux-video-pourquoi-la-wii-u-de-nintendo-est-loin-d-etre-morte-et-enterree.html
  24. 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
  25. https://twitter.com/oscarlemaire/status/611527248278069248
  26. 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
  27. http://jpgames.de/2014/08/wii-u-ps4-und-xbo-verkaufszahlen-aus-deutschland/
  28. http://www.boerse-online.de/nachrichten/aktien/Sony-baut-mit-PS4-Vorsprung-gegenueber-Xbox-One-in-Deutschland-aus-EA-bei-Spielen-Nummer-1-1001006014
  29. 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
  30. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=633011
  31. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=944278
  32. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1166825
Eighth generation of video games
Wii U · Nintendo 3DS · Xbox One · PlayStation 4 · PlayStation Vita

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