Amiibo Cross 7 Million Sold in North America

The NPD results for August 2015 are in, and while Nintendo console-exclusives didn’t make the Top 10, Nintendo still had a story to tell for their latest successes. According to The NPD Group (via Venture Beat), Nintendo reports that their famed amiibo figures have crossed the 7 million mark across North America since November 2014.

In addition, the Wii U-exclusive Splatoon has been a steady hit since its May launch, having sold over 600,000 units to date. They also report that the sales of the 3DS hardware family have increased 30% year-over-year, thanks in large part to the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Considering how difficult North American fans have had it in collecting amiibo, the sales of 7 million units are not surprising. Nintendo apologized earlier in the year for the difficulties fans have had with amiibo shopping and promised to work with retailers for future releases to go smoother. The latest wave that launched today, September 11th, should help bolster those numbers further.

Nintendo plans to maintain the momentum of 3DS with the upcoming launch of the smaller New 3DS, which comes in an Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer bundle on September 25th.

For the Top 10 results in software sales, Madden 16 led the way with Minecraft not far behind, both across multiple platforms except those from Nintendo. The only real representation from Nintendo systems came from LEGO Jurassic World in fifth place, where the Wii U and 3DS versions performed well.

  1. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  2. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  3. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
  4. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  5. Lego: Jurassic World (360, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Vita)
  6. Rare Replay (Xbox One)
  7. Until Dawn (PS4)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops Combo Pack (360, PS3)
  9. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)

For hardware, Sony’s PlayStation 4 once again topped the charts for the month, along with the best software sales overall. Nintendo has yet to comment on Wii U hardware sales for the month.

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