After the strong showing by Nintendo with Nintendo Direct today, it seems more positive news is coming from this month’s NPD report. Nintendo software sales on the Wii U were up 26% over last January when normalized for a 4 week month, while 3DS sales were also up 6%.

Pokemon X/Y moved 125,000 more copies, bringing the grand total to over a staggering 3.25 million units since launch. Other numbers revealed were life to date sales on Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which are at 655,000 and 715,000 units respectively.

While hardware numbers are not available yet, there is a very strong rumor that hardware sales for the Wii U were up 16% over last year as well. All in all, very positive news for Nintendo and a nice bit of momentum going into the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As concrete numbers come in, we will update the post for hardware sales as needed.

Written by Shawn Long

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