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Nintendo says Wii U just had its biggest month of sales

Nintendo of America announced today that December sales of its Wii U console and Wii U games were up 29 percent and 75 percent respectively on the same month in 2013.

The company did not release actual sales numbers, but said that Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold over 1.7 million units and 1.3 million units respectively in 2014.

Nintendo 3DS recorded its largest month ever for first-party software sales, with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, passing the 2 million units sold mark, since its launch in October. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire have combined to sell over 2.6 million units since their launch in November.

In 2014, 16 Nintendo 3DS titles sold at least 250,000 units. Of those titles, eight sold more than 500,000 units and three sold over a million units.

"Wii U had its strongest year yet thanks to the highly anticipated software lineup and the introduction of the amiibo platform," said Nintendo's Scott Moffitt. "Fans can anticipate another strong year for 2015, especially with more highly anticipated games like Splatoon and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, as well as New Nintendo 3DS XL, arriving in the first half of 2015."

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