Update: Corrected typo regarding Wii hardware sales
Nintendo's annual financial report confirmed a net income of ¥7.1 billion ($71 million USD) for their 2013 fiscal year. The console giant also went into further detail regarding hardware and software unit sales for all their current platforms.
Unfortunately Nintendo was not able to meet its own sales projection for the Wii U; the company had previously revised its hardware sales forecast for the platform downward from 5.5 million to 4 million units back in January of this year after facing the cold reality of slower than expected performance.
Nintendo reports that they have sold 3.45 million Wii U consoles since launch, but one sobering thing to keep in mind is that the vast majority of those sales occurred during the last two months of 2012 during the holiday shopping season. The company sold 3.06 million Wii U's in between November and December 2012, but only 390,000 units during the following three months leading to the end of March 2013. Picking up the slack in a major way is the Wii, with 99.8 million consoles sold lifetime-to-date.
The 3DS also fared better than the Wii U with annual hardware sales of 31.1 million units. The older generation handheld is still selling, but the glaring omission of any sales forecast for the DS in Nintendo's report basically confirms that the company will officially retire the platform over the coming months.
As far as software goes, the best selling first party Wii U titles worldwide were Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U at 2.6 million and 2.15 million units, respectively. Topping Nintendo's 3DS annual software sales chart meanwhile is Super Mario 3D Land (8.29 million units), Mario Kart 7 (8.08 million units) and New Super Mario Bros. 2 (6.42 million units). No other first part titles were successful in breaking the 4 million unit mark, though fans will be pleased to learn that Kid Icarus: Uprising and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon both managed to sell just over 1 million copies each.
And in case you were really curious about Nintendo's legacy platforms:
Top Selling First-Party Titles FY 2013 (Unit Sales)
- Nintendo Land - 2.6 million
- New Super Mario Bros. U - 2.15 million
- Super Mario 3D Land - 8.29 million
- Mario Kart 7 - 8.08 million
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 6.42 million
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 3.86 million
- nintendogs + cats (combined) - 3.28 million
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 2.95 million
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star - 1.97 million
- Pokemon Rumble Blast - 1.29 million
- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 1.22 million
- Kid Icarus: Uprising - 1.18 million
- Mario Tennis Open - 1.11 million
- Wii Sports - 81.99 million
- Mario Kart Wii - 34.26 million
- Wii Sports Resort - 31.89 million
- Wii Play - 28.02 million
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 27.88 million
- Wii Fit - 22.67 million
- Wii Fit Plus - 20.86 million
- Super Mario Galaxy - 11.72 million
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 11.49 million
- New Super Mario Bros. - 30.38 million
- Mario Kart DS - 23.34 million
- nintendogs (combined) - 23.94 million
- Brain Age - 19 million
- Brain Age 2 - 14.88 million
- Pokemon Diamond/Pearl - 17.63 million
- Pokemon Black/White - 15.42 million
- Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver - 12.67 million
- Super Mario 64 DS - 10.83 million
- Animal Cross: Wild World - 11.7 million