Nintendo Wii U & 3DS Software Sales: These Are The Best-Selling Games For Nintendo's Lead Systems

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 07, 2015 11:34 AM EDT
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There's plenty of news coming out of Nintendo today, with software sales numbers joining other announcements about its financials and plans for theme park attractions at Universal.

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Nintendo has posted the best-selling games on each system, along with the attach rate (the percentage of console owners who also own that game) for each title as well. The usual suspects number among the highest-selling games on each system, most of which shouldn't be surprising.

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Some might have climbed higher than expected, though, and surely games like Super Smash Bros. have not yet hit their limits. Here are the charts for the best-selling Wii U and 3DS games:

Wii U

Mario Kart 8: 5.11 million (54 percent attach rate)

New Super Mario Bros. U: 4.81 million (50 percent attach rate)

Nintendo Land: 4.68 million (49 percent attach rate)

Super Mario 3D World: 4.1 million (43 percent attach rate)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 3.65 million (38 percent attach rate)

New Super Luigi U: 2.25 million (24 percent attach rate)

Wii Party U: 1.55 million (16 percent attach rate)

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: 1.52 million (16 percent attach rate)

3DS

Pokémon X and Y: 13.85 million (27 percent attach rate)

Mario Kart 7: 11.7 million (23 percent attach rate)

Super Mario 3D Land: 10 million (19 percent attach rate)

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.94 million (19 percent attach rate)

New Super Mario Bros. 2: 9.16 million (18 percent attach rate)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 8.94 million (17 percent attach rate)

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS: 6.75 million (13 percent attach rate)

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon: 4.48 million (9 percent attach rate)

Tomodachi Life: 4.15 million (8 percent attach rate)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 3.7 million (7 percent attach rate)

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