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Sales Overview for Nintendo-franchises

Tokuiten

Infected with 'Xenoblade'. 御免なさい🙇‍♀️
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little preface: After I made an ass out of myself half a week ago in an unnecessary Xenoblade vs Fire Emblem-"debate", I left with frustration, mostly because I simply hadn't known better what the games of the Fire Emblem-games really managed to sell. When I tried looking up those numbers, I found that there was no place that gives you a quick overview of these sales numbers, at least with reliable numbers for a source; pretty much all websites out there use vgchartz, which is terrible. At that point and because I both wanted to argue more facts-based in the future as well as have quick access to these numbers, I decided to work on such overview myself. What that means: I spent the past couple days composing a simple list of all the popular Nintendo-franchises, used trusted sources that are recommended by Install Base, and put everything together. There's nothing fancy about this list, just some brute forced compilation of games put together by franchise and sorted via WW sales numbers. Maybe some will find this list useless and maybe I'm blind and someone else did this already (altough I surprisingly couldn't find anything), but for me, the list that I put together is exactly what I need when I think "damn, I'm not entirely sure about making that statement, if only I knew what these Nintendo-games really sold!". And maybe there's other people out there interested in a quick resource like this.

With that out of the way, here's a little bit about my methodology:
- primary source used: Celine's Nintendo sw-and-hw threads for WW and Japanese sales numbers
- secondary source used: Game Data Library, for when the above didn't offer Japanese numbers; also for release dates
- tertiary sources: Nintendo sales reports, this came in handy for some newly released titles that aren't yet part of Celine's latest update; also Media-Create data
- in one sole case (Switch Sports), I used Famitsu-numbers, because it's a newly released title and none of the other sources got anything as of yet; this will be updated with the above sources whenever possible
- I generally tried to pick all main entries in these franchises; if you find that some title is missing that should be there, please tell me
- numbers are in million units and up to the 2nd digit behind the comma, following regular rounding rules; sole exception: Wii Sports Club for Wii U which barely sold 3k and I didn't want to round down to "0"

Final words: I hope some of you find this list a little useful, I know I'll take a look at this thread in the future before making statements about sales of certain franchises ^^ This list is not complete, as you can see plenty of gaps in there. I couldn't find these numbers using the above mentioned sources. If you know about any missing sales numbers and can provide a reliable source, I'll gladly add these numbers. Also, if you find I completely forgot to include certain Nintendo-franchises, pls notify me about that, too, and I will see to add those numbers. I'm not a sales professional like all the well-known Media-Create thread veterans, so please excuse any shortcomings. And now, let's get to the list:

Zelda
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Breath of the Wild​
27,5​
3,02​
2017​
Twilight Princess​
8,69​
0,64​
2006​
Ocarina of Time​
7,6​
1,46​
1998​
The Legend of Zelda​
6,51​
1,69​
1986​
Ocarina of Time 3D​
6,34​
0,6​
2011​
Link's Awakening Remake​
5,49​
0,47​
2019​
Phantom Hourglass​
4,76​
0,91​
2007​
A Link to the Past​
4,61​
1,16​
1991​
Wind Waker​
4,43​
0,75​
2002​
Adventure of Link​
4,38​
1,61​
1987​
A Link Between Worlds​
4,21​
0,47​
2013​
Oracle of Ages+Seasons​
3,99​
0,75​
2001​
Link's Awakening​
3,83​
0,54​
1993​
Skyward Sword​
3,67​
0,36​
2011​
Majora's Mask​
3,36​
0,6​
2000​
Majora's Mask 3D​
3,36​
0,47​
2015​
Spirit Tracks​
2,96​
0,76​
2009​
Link's Awakening DX​
2,22​
0,31​
1998​
Minish Cap​
1,76​
0,24​
2004​
Super Mario
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Super Mario Bros.​
40,24​
6,81​
1985​
New Super Mario Bros. DS​
30,8​
6,49​
2006​
New Super Mario Bros. Wii​
30,32​
4,67​
2009​
Super Mario Odyssey​
23,02​
2,81​
2017​
Super Mario World​
20,61​
3,55​
1990​
Super Mario Land​
18,14​
4,19​
1989​
Super Mario Bros. 3​
17,28​
3,84​
1988​
New Super Mario Bros. 2​
13,39​
2,76​
2012​
Super Mario 3D Land​
12,84​
2,3​
2011​
Super Mario Galaxy​
12,8​
1,03​
2007​
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe​
12,72​
1,45​
2019​
Super Mario 64​
11,91​
1,92​
1996​
Super Mario Land 2​
11,18​
2,7​
1992​
Super Mario 64 DS​
11,06​
1,3​
2004​
Super Mario Allstars​
10,55​
2,12​
1993​
Super Mario 3D Allstars​
9,01​
0,94​
2020​
Super Mario 3D World+Bowser's Fury​
8,85​
1,4​
2021​
Super Mario Bros. 2​
7,46​
2,65​
1988​
Super Mario Galaxy 2​
7,41​
1,08​
2010​
Super Mario Sunshine​
5,91​
0,79​
2002​
Super Mario 3D World​
5,88​
0,67​
2013​
New Super Mario Bros. U​
5,81​
1,35​
2012​
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2​
5,69​
0,92​
2001​
Super Mario Advance​
5,57​
0,89​
2001​
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros.​
5,43​
0,72​
2003​
Xenoblade
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Xenoblade Chronicles 2​
2,17​
0,31​
2017​
Xenoblade Chronicles DE​
1,52​
0,34​
2020​
Xenoblade Chronicles​
0,16​
2010​
Xenoblade Chronicles X​
0,11​
2015​
Fire Emblem
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Three Houses​
3,4​
0,58​
2019​
Birthright+Conquest​
3,03​
0,78​
2015​
Awakening​
2,33​
0,48​
2012​
Path of Radiance​
0,16​
2005​
Radiant Dawn​
0,17​
2007​
Mystery of the Emblem​
0,78​
0,78​
1994​
Holy War Story​
0,5​
0,5​
1996​
The Sealed Sword​
0,35​
0,35​
2002​
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light​
0,33​
0,33​
1990​
Gaiden​
0,32​
0,32​
1992​
Hero of Light and Shadow​
0,25​
0,25​
2010​
Blazing Sword​
0,27​
2003​
Thracia 776​
0,11​
0,11​
1999​
Shadow Dragon​
0,25​
2008​
Sacred Stones​
0,25​
2004​
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia​
0,2​
2017​
Metroid
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Dread​
2,9​
0,26​
2021​
Metroid Prime​
2,84​
0,08​
2003​
Metroid​
2,73​
1,04​
1986​
Metroid 2: Return of Samus​
1,72​
0,1​
1991​
Fusion​
1,6​
0,16​
2003​
Super Metroid​
1,42​
0,53​
1994​
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption​
1,41​
0,07​
2008​
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes​
1,1​
0,04​
2005​
Metroid Prime Hunters​
1,08​
0,09​
2006​
Other M​
0,08​
2010​
Zero Mission​
0,06​
2004​
Samus Returns​
0,04​
2017​
Donkey Kong
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Donkey Kong Country​
9,3​
3​
1994​
Donkey Kong Country Returns​
6,53​
1​
2010​
Donkey Kong 64​
5,27​
1,1​
1999​
DK2: Diddy's Kong Quest​
5,15​
2,21​
1995​
Donkey Kong Land​
3,91​
1,08​
1995​
DK3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble​
3,51​
1,77​
1996​
Tropical Freeze NSW​
3,42​
0,29​
2018​
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D​
2,91​
0,37​
2013​
Donkey Kong Land 2​
2,35​
0,06​
1996​
Tropical Freeze WIU​
2,02​
0,19​
2014​
Donkey Kong Land 3​
1,03​
0,21​
2000​
Pokemon
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Red+Blue+Green​
31,05​
8,22​
1996​
Sword+Shield​
23,9​
5,56​
2019​
Gold+Silver​
23,73​
7,3​
1999​
Diamond+Pearl​
17,67​
5,85​
2006​
X+Y​
16,58​
4,56​
2013​
Sun+Moon​
16,27​
3,94​
2016​
Ruby+Sapphire​
16,22​
5,4​
2002​
Black+White​
15,64​
5,54​
2010​
Yellow​
14,64​
3,16​
1998​
Omega Ruby+Alpha Sapphire​
14,46​
3,46​
2014​
Let's Go Pikachu+Let's Go Eevee​
14,33​
2,18​
2018​
Brilliant Diamond+Shining Pearl​
13,97​
3,79​
2021​
Heartgold+Soulsilver​
12,72​
3,97​
2009​
Legends Arceus​
12,64​
2,24​
2022​
Fire Red+Leaf Green​
12​
3,18​
2004​
Black 2+White 2​
8,52​
3,07​
2012​
Emerald​
7,06​
2,08​
2004​
Crystal​
6,39​
2,32​
2000​
Mario RPGs
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Super Paper Mario​
4,32​
0,5​
2007​
Paper Mario: The Origami King​
3,12​
0,48​
2020​
Paper Mario: Sticker Star​
2,48​
0,61​
2012​
Super Mario RPG​
2,14​
1,47​
1996​
Paper Mario 2: Thousand Year Door​
1,91​
0,41​
2004​
Paper Mario​
1,37​
0,43​
2000​
Paper Mario: Color Splash​
0,06​
2016​
Kirby
WW LTD
Japan LTD
Release
Dreamland​
5,13​
1,72​
1992​
Star Allies​
3,42​
1,09​
2018​
Super Star Ultra​
2,99​
1,27​
2008​
Kirby and the Forgotten Land​
2,65​
0,85​
2022​
Triple Deluxe​
2,63​
0,8​
2014​
Dreamland 2​
2,36​
1,51​
1995​
Squeak Squad​
2,27​
1,18​
2006​
Nightmare in Dreamland​
2,1​
0,83​
2002​
Epic Yarn​
1,85​
0,49​
2010​
Return to Dreamland​
1,79​
0,67​
2011​
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards​
1,77​
1,07​
2000​
Kirby's Adventure NES​
1,75​
1​
1993​
Planet Robobot​
1,6​
0,59​
2016​
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror​
1,47​
0,7​
2004​
Superstar​
1,44​
1,1​
1996​
Mass Attack​
1,22​
0,41​
2011​
Dreamland 3​
0,08​
1988​

(Numbers last updated on: June 27nd 2022)
 
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