While the Wii U certainly isn’t the selling machine Nintendo hoped it would be, the company still indicates that it’s doing well with the games its releasing. That’s the case for Super Mario Maker in the month of September.
Nintendo sent out a press release overnight highlighting the sales of the Wii U itself alongside the release of Super Mario Maker. That game dropped on Sept. 11, 2015. In the month of September, the Wii U itself sold 110 percent better than it did in August. Super Mario Maker itself moved nearly 445,000 units in its first week in the U.S. alone.
They even offer this little quip: “Software sells hardware and no one sells hardware like Mario.”
Did you pick up a Wii U last month? Did you snag Super Mario Maker? I’m not sure the console will be able to pick up any momentum. With rumblings about its successor, the Nintendo NX, and nothing too massive on the horizon in terms of games, the Wii U might be on a slow downturn from this holiday forward.