Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) released Super Mario Maker two weeks ago and the game has not disappointed. One million people have bought it so far and that number will keep growing the next few weeks.
Nintendo announced earlier today that Super Mario Maker, its big title for the Wii U in which players get to build their own levels, has sold one million copies around the world.
Super Mario Maker was released in the U.S on September 11. In just two weeks, one million players have created over two million levels, those have been played 75 million times.
Super Mario Maker lets fans create their own levels in four different styles. You can then play and upload those levels so others users can try them out.
The latest Mario title, which focuses on making levels, is a good release for the Wii U. The console released back in 2012 has struggled to keep up with the PS4 and Xbox One and is way behind in sales. Nintendo is already working on the NX, which is said to be coming sometime next year or early 2017.
The Six Amiibo Figures Coming Back
Nintendo has caught the attention of gamers with its amiibo figures. A few of them only come to certain retailers and it is sometimes very difficult to get your hands on one of them, they usually sell out in hours. Nintendo has sold over 10 million of them and the company is planning on releasing many more the next few months.
Fans of the figures have missed out on some of them and the company started thinking of bringing them back earlier this year. In June, they finally did it by re-releasing Wii Fit Trainer and Pit figures. The idea makes sense, Nintendo has sold over seven million amiibo figures in North America alone.
Now Greninja, Lucario, Fox, Captain Falcon, Shulk and Little Mac will hit stores one more time, according to a tweet from Nintendo of America. The figures will be released at select retailers soon. The company already has Chibi-Robo and Shovel Knight on the way, so those missing them can start the search.
The amiibos have been a surprise for Nintendo and have actually sold more than the Wii U. The two are not comparable because one comes with a way bigger price tag, but it shows that the figures are a great idea. The amiibos are used for games, but there are some gamers who buy them to keep them on display. The success of the amiibos could land the figures a bigger role in the upcoming console, the NX. Those are just rumors for now but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Nintendo make them a big feature for the Wii U’s successor.
Do you own any amiibos? If so, do you have the figures Nintendo is bringing back? Let us know in the comments.