Amiibo sales outside of Japan made up 71% of total sales for Nintendo’s fiscal first half

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:04 GMT

Wii U sold 1.19 million units worldwide during the first six months of Nintendo’s fiscal year 2016. And amiibo sales outside of Japan are hot, hot, hot.


The figures were posted in the firm’s Q2 financial results today for the April 1 – September 30 period.

During the second quarter, Wii U sold 720,000 units and with the Q2 figures factored in, Wii U has now sold 10.7 million units worldwide.

Nintendo’s family of 3DS systems moved 2.28 million units during the six month period, and 1.27 million during Q2 alone. This brings system’s worldwide sales total to 54.34 million sold worldwide.

Lifetime software sales for Wii U titles as of September 30 stand at 69 million and 3DS at 244.9 million.

Super Mario Maker, which was released globally in September, has moved 1.9 million units and Splatoon has sold 2.4 million units since May.

Figure type amiibo net sales stand at $1.7 billion, $1.2 billion of which came from overseas sales making up 71% of units sales, and over 21 million units sold worldwide.

During a call to investors today, company president Tatsumi Kimishima said 10.6 million of unit sales occurred during Q2 (April 1 – September 30) .

For the first half of fiscal 2016, Nintendo earned $1.69 billion in sales, up 19.1% year-over-year. Net income came in at $74.5 million.

For Q2, the firm reported $953 million in sales.

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