Nintendo’s hardware sales saw a significant increase year-on-year.
The NPD report for March 2015 is in, highlighting sales from the month before across various platforms. Nintendo’s games figured as a large part of that list and there were some significant stand-outs for the company as a whole.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D sold 184,000 units last month with a lifetime sales total of 730,000 units. Mario Party 10 has already sold 290,000 units while Mario Kart 8 has a lifetime sales total of 1.9 million units. However, perhaps the most successful franchise for Nintendo has been Super Smash Bros. It sold 110,000 units in March on the 3DS and notched up 2.4 million units in its lifetime for the handheld. Meanwhile, the Wii U version managed nearly 1.6 million units across its lifetime.
Keep in mind that these are sales figures across the United States and do not account for the significant success each game has seen in Japan. In other good news, hardware sales for the Wii U and 3DS saw a 60 percent increase in the past three months compared to the same period in 2014.