NPD reveals Wii U sales increase by 25 percent year on year


Nintendo of America had reason to celebrate, with the thunderous arrival of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze driving ailing Wii U sales throughout February.

That saw console sales across the country rise by 25 percent compared to those achieved last year. With February 2013’s sales having sat at approximately 66,000 units, that means that the gargantuan ape managed to drive that figure up to around 82,500.

Wii U software sales grew by 180 percent compared to last year, with Tropical Freeze itself securing 130,000 combined physical and digital units after the first eight days at retail.

Square Enix’s 3DS exclusive, Bravely Default, is outpacing sales set by Fire Emblem Awakening by more than 10 percent, the JRPG selling more than 200,000 combined units in just over three weeks.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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