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Forums - Sales Discussion - Nintendo's Best Selling Hardware/Software of the Decade (Updated!)

With the launch of the Switch, I thought it would be interesting to see where Nintendo stands in terms of sales this decade before Switch really ramps up. I plan on updating sales numbers as they become available. 

How much damage do you think Switch will do to the software list by December 31st 2019?


(Updated: August 9th, 2018)
3DS 72,890,000
Wii 36,390,000
DS 33,210,000
Switch 19,670,000
Wii U 13,560,000
TOTAL: 175,720,000



Position Platform Title Year Sales
1. Wii Wii Sports  2006 24,540,000
2. Wii Wii Sports Resort 2009 20,270,000
3. Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 18,380,000
4. 3DS Mario Kart 7 2011 17,210,000
5. 3DS Pokemon X/Y 2013 16,310,000
6. 3DS Pokemon Sun/Moon 2016 16,120,000
7. DS Pokemon Black/White 2010 15,640,000
8. Wii Mario Kart Wii 2008 15,000,000
9. 3DS Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 2014 14,100,000
10. Wii Wii Fit Plus 2009 13,350,000
11. 3DS New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012 12,700,000
12. 3DS Super Mario 3D Land 2011 12,120,000
13. 3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf 2012 11,780,000
14. SWI Super Mario Odyssey 2017 11,170,000
15. SWI Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2017 10,350,000
16. SWI The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 9,320,000
17.  3DS Super Smash Bros. for 3DS 2014 9,300,000
18. Wii Wii Party 2010 9,290,000
19. DS Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver 2009 9,160,000
20. WIU Mario Kart 8 2014 8,420,000
21. DS New Super Mario Bros. 2006 8,200,000
22. DS Pokemon Black 2/White 2 2012 8,100,000
23. 3DS Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 2017 7,720,000
24. Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010 7,550,000
25. SWI Splatoon 2 2017 6,760,000
26. DS Mario Kart DS 2005 6,700,000
27. Wii Donkey Kong Country Returns 2010 6,500,000
28. 3DS Tomodachi Life 2013 6,250,000
29. WiU Super Mario 3D World 2013 5,780,000
30. WiU New Super Mario Bros. U 2012 5,770,000
31. 3DS Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon 2013 5,500,000
32. WiU Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2014 5,340,000
33. WiU Nintendo Land 2012 5,190,000
34. 3DS The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011 5,000,000
35. WiU Splatoon  2015 4,930,000
36. Wii The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2011 4,020,000
37. WiU Super Mario Maker 2015 4,000,000
38. 3DS Nintendogs + Cats 2011 4,000,000
39. Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 3,650,000
40. 3DS Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer  2015 3,500,000
41. 3DS The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 2013 3,400,000
42. Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2007 3,200,000
43. Wii Mario Party 9 2012 3,200,000
44. WiU New Super Luigi U 2013 3,030,000
45. 3DS The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 2015 2,670,000
46. 3DS Super Mario Maker 3DS 2016 2,650,000
47. Wii Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition  2010 2,600,000
48. SWI 1-2-Switch 2017 2,450,000
49. 3DS Paper Mario: Sticker Star 2012 2,400,000
50. WiiU The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD 2013 2,260,000



Last edited by p0isonparadise - on 08 August 2018

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Boy, can't believe it's has been only 3 months that BOTW has been out and it will already surpass Skyward Sword ...



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Great list.
Id bet in almost 20M per year (switch+3DS) until 2019 end, they gonna pass the 200M total for the decade easily.

Games sales is more difficult to estimate, but pokemon, splatoon 2, mario kart, zelda botw, mario odissey, animal crossing a 2D mario and smash bros can be at the top 20~25 on the list



wow luigi mansion 2 sold 5.3 mi this is insane! Now give me Luigi Mansion's 3 for Switch :P



     


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Hopefully Splatoon 2 can get in the top 20 as well as Zelda BOTW.

And Arms in the the top 40

 

But very impressive software sales for the 3DS



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^This!

They'd be fucking braindead to ignore close to 6 million willing buyers!



Hardware Comparison Threads:

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I don't care what others say, I loved Wii Sports to death. It's definitely deserving of its spot at #1



VGPolyglot said:
I don't care what others say, I loved Wii Sports to death. It's definitely deserving of its spot at #1

My right arm feels sore just by thinking about the baseball and tennis game, specially since I'm a tennis player myself lol.



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The Wii U might have been a commercial failure, but the same cannot be said of its best-selling games. Those attach rates are insane. Nothing on PlayStation or Xbox even comes close. If the Switch continues doing well, its exclusives over the next two and a half years will become some of the best-selling titles of the decade.



Why is Mario Kart Wii at 14m when it sold over 30m? Didn't Wii Sports sold over 80m as well? There are some weird numbers there. O.o



Bet with Teeqoz for 2 weeks of avatar and sig control that Super Mario Odyssey would ship more than 7m on its first 2 months. The game shipped 9.07m, so I won