Remember when Nintendo called the DS their 'third pillar' just incase things didn't pan out? Well we can consider amiibo the third pillar this time around. It has been confirmed that Nintendo has moved 14.7 million amiibo units since the lineup launched. I'd say that's a pretty impressive total! They also plan to sell another 3.4 million in the next fiscal year.
When Mario dreams of the perfect version of himself, this is probably what he sees. This is 'Skinny' Mario, which comes from grabbing a special mushroom in Super Mario Maker. Man, I cannot wait to see more of this style Mario, especially in the other graphical styles! ...and yes, this is the real deal. The image comes straight from the latest NoE trailer for the game.
Mario Kart 8 - 5.43 million pcs.
Nintendo Land - 4.88 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. U - 4.84 million pcs.
Super Mario 3D World - 4.30 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 3.83 million pcs.
New Super Luigi U - 2.26 million pcs.
Splatoon - 1.62 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - 1.57 million pcs.
Wii Party U - 1.57 million pcs.
Pokémon X/Pokémon Y - 13.99 million pcs.
Mario Kart 7 - 11.92 million pcs.
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire - 10.27 million pcs.
SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - 10.10 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 9.30 million pcs.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 9.17 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 7.04 million pcs.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 4.54 million pcs.
Tomodachi Life - 4.30 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 3.77 million pcs.
- Generated more than $729 million (90 billion yen) in sales, up from the same period lat year
- Operating income of $9.3 million (1.1 billion yen)
- Analysts were expecting a loss of around 1 million, so a major improvement from last year
- First positive operating income since 2011
- Nintendo attributes the success to Splatoon, which has so far sol 1.62 million copies
- The company expects to generate $4.6 billion in sales and $404 million in operating income for the rest of fiscal 2016
Coming from Square-Enix Europe...
"We don't have a concrete plan at the moment. However, we will consider it as we've done in the past for other Dragon Quest titles. We don't have further information to share at the moment."
Nintendo fans have a lot to hope for with this game, as it's coming to both 3DS and NX. We'd hate to lose out on such a big title outside of Japan. Let's hope Square-Enix makes it happen!
Square Enix said the following information in a press release:
Additionally, we are also considering launching on Nintendo’s in development NX platform.
Although Nintendo hasn't said much about the Nintendo NX, Square Enix announced this morning that two Dragon Quest games, Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI, are being considered to be released for the platform. It was also announced this morning that Square Enix would be releasing Dragon Quest XI for the Nintendo 3DS sometime in 2016.
Square Enix announced this morning that Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time would be released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2016. The teaming is aiming to release the game in May as a celebration to the first game being released 30 years ago. Toylogic is helping with the game's production. The top screen features 3D visuals, and the bottom screen features 2D sprites.
A little tidbit from today's update announcement...
Private Battle: Two to eight friends can battle together in customizable matches. Private Battle also allows players to hold small-scale custom tournaments using up to 8 Wii U consoles and games on a single Internet connection.