The colorful and messy multiplayer shooter Splatoon has been a big hit for Nintendo, with the company reporting sales of 4 million units since its release in May of last year.

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Those numbers put Splatoon among the Wii U’s bestsellers (6th overall), with about a third of all Wii U owners having purchased the game. Splatoon is not just one of the highest selling Wii U games to date, it is also one of the best-selling new IPs of 2015.

These numbers come as part of a larger financial report released by Nintendo that show Wii U lifetime sales reaching 12 million, an increase in operating profits, and a decrease in overall sales compared to the same April to December period in 2014

The report also notes that sales of Super Mario Maker have reached 3.3 million units globally.

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Total game sales for the Wii U have reached 79 million, a paltry tenth of the Wii’s lifetime game sales. Nintendo is looking forward with its newest console, codenamed the NX, which is rumored to be a combination of handheld and traditional console . Production is rumored to have begun in October of last year.

For more news on Splatoon, the Wii U, and the mysterious NX, keep it locked to Gamer Assault Weekly.

 

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