People bought many a Wii U and amiibo in 2014


It's not hard to clear a low bar!

According to a media release from Nintendo, the Wii U sold almost 30 percent more hardware and over 75 percent more games in 2014 than the previous year, likely fueled by the one-two punch of Mario Kart 8 (1.7 million physical and digital units sold) and Super Smash Bros. (1.3 million physical and digital units sold).

In case you're wondering what this means for the Wii U, don't worry: you're not alone. The last hard Wii U sales number released by Nintendo was 7 million, but that was from September. If we combine that with the NPD sales figures from October (around 68K sold) and November (around 242K), along with Nintendo claiming December 2014 was the Wii U's best month to date, we could be looking at 7.5 million sold through at least, maybe even 8 million if December was really good.

The company also sold through around 2.6 million amiibo in 2014, undeterred by the scarcity of some figures, but likely helped by absolutely nutso grumps with plenty of disposable income to burn. This number will likely increase once the first wave of figures is re-issued.

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Mike Cosimano
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