Nintendo has provided its shipment data which details the amazing figures of company’s software and hardware sales from 1983 to 2014.
During this time, Nintendo has released several hardware and a ton of video games, and the data shows how successful the company has been during the last three decades.
The games that were released on NES, GB/C, SNES, N63, GBA and GC; their LTDs are updated as of December of 2006 with some exceptions.
On the other hand, video games that have made their way to DS, Wii, 3DS, and Wii U; their LTDs are updated as of December 2013 or March 2014. Only exception is Mario Kart 8 for which the shipment data is shown as per July 2014.
First, lets look at the hardware sales data, which showcases the company’s dominance over the years (the figures shown are in million of units):
Console – (Units Sold)
- DS – (153.99)
- GB – (118.69)
- Wii – (101.15)
- GBA – (81.51)
- NES – (61.91)
- SNES – (49.10)
- 3DS – (44.14)
- N64 – (32.93)
- GC – (21.74)
- Wii U – (6.68)
- VB – (1.26)
Moving on to Game & Watch from Nintendo, which was quite a success and managed to sell 12.87 million units in Japan, whereas worldwide sales of the device are noted at 30.53 million, taking the total up to 43.40 million.
As far as video games are concerned, Mario and Pokemon related titles always dominated the sales, and as March of 2014, Nintendo has sold over 1.54 billion games. More than 300 games published by Nintendo went on to sell over 1 million copies.
You can find some other interesting stats regarding Nintendo’s hardware and software sales during last three decades on its official website.