It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could unfortunately just couldn't.
But the newest North American sales statistics released by Nintendo suggest they may be on the rise again. And that’s ignoring sales of those bloody amiibo.
For the Wii U, total sales of the console have increased by more than 20% in the first 3 months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Likewise for the 3DS, sales have grown by a massive 80%. I guess people really wanted a little rubber nub, who knew?
Nintendo also gave us some numbers for how some of their bigger releases recently have been doing. I’m no sales analyst, numbers scare and confuse me so I’ll just throw them at you and hope for the best:
As someone who hasn’t owned a Nintendo console since the original DS, I have to admit I’ve been tempted by their offerings with the New 3DS recently. This might be Nintendo managing the scrape themselves back in to being relevant. It's a good thing too, I bet it's the only way to stop Reggie Fils-Aime descending from the sky, blotting out the sun and flooding the world with the amiibo found inside his feathery plumage.... read more