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Nintendo’s unit sales numbers for fiscal 2016 are out today, and the Japanese company updated its sales of consoles sold as well.
Here’s how the numbers look: To date, Nintendo has sold 58.85 million Nintendo 3DS handhelds. It has sold 101.63 million Nintendo Wii consoles, and it has sold just 12.8 million Wii U systems. It has sold 274 million copies of 3DS software, 914 million copies of Wii software, and 84 million copies of Wii U software.
The Wii U figures show why Nintendo is hurting in the worldwide $99.6 billion gaming market, which earnings down 60 percent as the Wii’s successor withers away. It’s also why the publisher is going into mobile (the biggest sector in its home base of Japan) and why investors and gamers are looking forward to the code-named NX console, which debuts in March.
During the fiscal year, Nintendo sold 24.7 million Amiibo figures, while it sold 28.9 million cards for the toys-to-life collectibles.
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Also during the year, Nintendo sold 6.79 million 3DS systems and 48.52 million copies of 3DS software sold in fiscal 2016.
During the year, Nintendo said it sold 3.04 million copies Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the 3DS. It also sold 1.22 million copies Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. But these couldn’t make up for big sales of 3DS games like Super Smash Bros. from the previous year.
And during the year, Splatoon sold 4.27 million copies, and Super Mario Maker sold 3.52 million copies on the Wii U. During the year, Nintendo sold 3.26 million Wii U systems and 27.36 million Wii U games. Nintendo projected Wii U sales would fall to 800,000 in the next year, while the 3DS will fall to 5 million.
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