Amiibo Sales Reach 3.5 Million, 3DS Beats PS4 and Xbox One in February
Well, I guess Nintendo can sell anything. The overly priced interactive plastic amiibo figures (in my opinion) have sold 3.5 million units in the United States. Nintendo announced the news in a press release.
The company also said that there is a 2.5 amiibo per game unit attach rate, but I know people who own over 8 to 10 units. That’s a little above average I guess.
This isn’t the only good news for Nintendo fans, compared to the same period (Q1) of 2014, Wii U has seen a 20% boost in sales.
So far in 2015, sales of Wii U hardware have increased by more than 20 percent over sales in the same period in 2014. Life-to-date sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo have surpassed 1.5 million total units and 3.5 million figures, respectively, an attach rate of nearly 2.5 amiibo figures per game unit sold.
The press-release also claims that Nintendo 3DS is the best selling hardware platform for the month of February. Meaning both Xbox One PS4 are behind the handheld in U.S. Not many of us saw that coming did we? The majority of the units sold were the New 3DS and 3DS XL.
Overall, the 3DS family of systems sold 395,000 in February. When it comes to software sales, Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3DS was top selling game for the month. At second place was the newly released Evolve, according to figures revealed by The NPD Group.
Nintendo expects the strong performance to continue for the next few months.