Nintendo Announces More November Sales Success

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Nintendo clearly had a very good November. Between launching Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and amiibo, there’s been much good news to report. Now, Nintendo of America has issued a press release further proclaiming their sales story that month.

First off, the Wii U benefited greatly from the launch of Smash. Without any raw numbers, the console sold its best since November 2012, the month the Wii U launched in North America. In addition, sales of Wii U hardware and software increased by 10% and 90% over the same period in 2013, when Super Mario 3D World launched. Smash Bros. Wii U itself has sold 710,000 copies since November 21st, and the amiibo figures are equivalent to that of Smash. Finally, we learned which amiibo figures are selling best, and they are Link, Mario, and Pikachu in that order.

On the 3DS side, Nintendo re-confirmed that the portable family made up the best-selling portable in the States for 2014. In addition, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have sold 1.5 million units combined in the States since November 21st. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the best-selling individual 3DS title in the States all year, selling 1.5 million copies (physical and digital) since its October 3rd launch.

In the time since November 21st, we’ve learned that Super Smash Bros. sold around 500,000 copies in the States in one weekend, and the Pokémon remakes sold three million copies worldwide in three days. On top of that, amiibo are estimated to generate $1 billion (with a b) in revenue for Nintendo, a strong start to a figure line that’s under-supplied to many retailers.

What do you think of Nintendo’s November success? Do you believe it is sustainable for the entire holidays?

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