Software and amiibo
In a statement, Nintendo revealed that over 800 000 amiibo were sold in October alone in the United States, which is rather impressive and bodes pretty well for the holiday period. All in all, over 9 million amiibo were sold since launch in the United States, and 10 000 000 will most likely be reached in November.
Unfortunately, Nintendo did not send a press release to comment the NPD data, so we don’t have much to talk about. However, the NPD did mention that if the Top 10 below was SKU-based (meaning multi-platform titles wouldn’t be put together), then Super Mario Maker would have charted. It wouldn’t have been the only title in the Top 10, though, as Yoshi’s Woolly World made it. It’s #8, with 165 000 units sold according to insider data.
- Just Dance 2016: ~38 000 units, with 39% on Wii
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes: ~83 000 units (it looks like sales were poor everywhere in the world, not just in Japan).
- Chibi Robo! Zip Lash: ~35 000 units
Top 10 – September
01) Halo 5: Guardians (XBO)
02) NBA 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
03) Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, XBO)
04) Madden NFL 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
05) WWE 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
06) FIFA 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
07) Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
08) Yoshi’s Wooly World (NWU)
09) Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
10) Rock Band 4 (XBO, PS4)
According to the NPD, console sales are up by only 3% Year on Year in the United States, with 12% for current-gen platforms and -66% for old-gen consoles. The Wii U is up by 40% Year on Year in October, with sales carried by the release of the Super Mario Maker bundle last month. Nintendo reveals that Wii U sales are up by 20% for 2015 so far.