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How Did Zelda: A Link Between Worlds And Super Mario 3D World Do?


Nintendo have provided worldwide sales of various first-party Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, as part of their financial results release. Titles included in the list include recent key releases such as The Lgend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D World.


All software sales are as of March 31st, 2014, and can be found below.


Nintendo 3DS software sales:

  • Pokémon X and Y – 12.26 million
  • Mario Kart 7 – 9.62 million
  • Super Mario 3D Land – 9.27 million
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 7.82 million
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 7.66 million
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 3.98 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 3.35 million
  • Nintendogs + Cats – 3.50 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 2.51 million
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star – 2.21 million
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 2.08 million
  • Tomodachi Life – 1.85 million


Wii U software sales:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U – 4.16 million
  • Nintendo Land – 3.09 million
  • Super Mario 3D World – 2.17 million
  • New Super Luigi U – 1.76 million
  • Wii Party U – 1.35 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 1.22 million


While Nintendo 3DS software sales are healthy, Nintendo’s Wii U business is in dire straits. Later tonight, Nintendo will hold its financial results briefing, where company president Satoru Iwata will address the company’s financial results and likely outline its near-term strategy moving forward.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.