Nintendo Sells Over 268M Consoles, 385M Handhelds In 30 Years


Nintendo’s Wii U may not be selling as well as hotcakes, but sales of its 3DS continue to soar which has sparked the company to remind its critics just how well the company has been doing over the years in terms of sales.

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Nintendo published a report today where they share just how well their console sales have been ever since the launch of the Famicon in 1983. Since then, Nintendo has sold a total of 268.97 million consoles and 385.15 million handheld units. These numbers include every SKU for all of Nintendo’s consoles, which include the NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii and Wii U as well as its handhelds Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.

In addition to its lifetime of console and handheld sales, Nintendo also says they have sold a total of 2.195 billion software units for its consoles and 1.907 billion for its handheld devices so far.

It’s interesting Nintendo chose now to detail just how many consoles, handhelds and software units they’ve sold throughout the years considering how poorly its Wii U has been performing ever since its release. Maybe this reminder is exactly what critics and gamers need in order to believe in the Wii U’s future.

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