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Nintendo Sales Panic: February 2017 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - March 16, 2017, 8:10 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Remember life before Switch?

A bounce-back performance from the 3DS and a solid performance for a former Wii U title marked the final NPD sales survey for Nintendo before the Switch.

On the hardware front, the 3DS was up 77% over January, thanks to strong performance of the Pikachu New 3DS that went on sale during the month. NES Classic and final Wii U numbers were not available, and Switch launch numbers in the United States will come with next month's report.

In the software arena, Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World was the top selling 3DS title of the month ahead of three-month defending champions Pokémon Sun and Moon. Dragon Quest VIII, the other major 2017 release for the 3DS, held in the top 10 for a second month.

Nintendo platform top 10s (note: the 3DS chart includes all handheld systems):

Wii U

  1. Super Smash Bros.
  2. Paper Mario: Color Splash
  3. Minecraft
  4. Yoshi's Woolly World
  5. Super Mario Maker
  6. Pokkén Tournament
  7. New Super Mario Bros U + Luigi U
  8. Splatoon
  9. Super Mario 3D World
  10. Mario Kart 8


  1. Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World
  2. Pokémon Sun
  3. Pokémon Moon
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Super Smash Bros
  6. Mario Kart 7
  7. Dragon Quest VIII
  8. Pokémon Omega Ruby
  9. The Legend of Zelda; Ocarina of Time 3D
  10. Mario Party: Star Rush
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