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Top 10 Best-Selling Wii U Games in 2015

Top 10 Best-Selling Wii U Games in 2015 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 February 2016 / 35,851 Views

Today we take a look at the top 10 best-selling games for yet another platform. Last week we looked at the top 10 best-selling Xbox One games in 2015 and the week before that the PlayStation 4. This week it's the turn of Nintendo's sixth home console, the Wii U.

The Wii U in 2015 sold 3.55 million units, a two percent decrease year-over-year, to bring its lifetime sales to 12.47 million units. 28.23 million games were sold at retail on the Wii U in 2015 and has now sold 71.95 million games lifetime.


The Wii U proved most successful in the US, but also sold an alright amount in Europe and Japan. It sold 1.41 million units in Europe, 917,083 units in Europe, and 848,856 units in Japan. 

Six games for the console in 2015 managed to sell over one million units and three games sold more than two million units. Below we've compiled a list of the 10 best-selling Wii U games:

10th. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - 0.46 Million


9th. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - 0.62 Million


8th. Xenoblade Chronicles X - 0.72 Million


7th. Super Mario 3D World - 0.94 Million


6th. Yoshi's Woolly World - 1.13 Million


5th. Mario Party 10 - 1.39 Million


4th. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 1.79 Million


3rd. Mario Kart 8 - 2.28 Million


2nd. Super Mario Maker - 2.68 Million


1st. Splatoon -  4.04 Million



A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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V-r0cK (on 19 February 2016)

10-2 are all typical Nintendo games, but you see what happens when Nintendo creates new IP?? It goes #1! Learn from this Nintendo and stop milking your already well-established franchises! (XCX can get some slack as they're still new)

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Goodnightmoon V-r0cK (on 19 February 2016)

A level creator and massive open world JRPG are "Typical Nintendo Games", of course.

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97alexk V-r0cK (on 19 February 2016)

I wouldnt call Xenoblade Chronicles X typical Nintendo game, but i get what you are trying to say :)

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KLAMarine V-r0cK (on 19 February 2016)

"but you see what happens when Nintendo creates new IP??"

If only it were that easy.

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MatrosRx V-r0cK (on 19 February 2016)

Because things went so well for Code Name STEAM... Nintendo makes plenty of new IP, it's just rare for a new IP from Nintendo to do so well.

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Cloudman (on 19 February 2016)

Dang, best selling games are a new IP and new type of game from Ninten. Maybe they should try experimenting more xD

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kooltrex (on 19 February 2016)


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ice (on 22 February 2016)

not a bad list

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korn62586 (on 20 February 2016)

Does Nintendo consider 700k a success for xenoblade?

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andrelol3 korn62586 (on 20 February 2016)

The game released in December in Europe and the Americas, so it will sell a lot more in 2016. Pretty sure it will pass 1 million.

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Meret korn62586 (on 21 February 2016)

It sold more than 700K. Digital excluded.

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zedo0 korn62586 (on 22 February 2016)

They better since it's a niche title. Those are some great numbers.

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NoirSon (on 20 February 2016)

A dang shame, they didn't push XCX harder, while the game is flawed, it has enough style that based off looks a few cinemas and such they probably could have gotten better sales then they have received so far.

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slab_of_bacon (on 19 February 2016)

3D legs!

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CaptainExplosion (on 19 February 2016)

Splatoon is an inky beast! :D

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Luke888 (on 19 February 2016)

Ink domination !! Mario sold about 7M copies considering all the games in the list that aren't spin-off of Mario Characters (Cap.Toad and Yoshi) and Smash...

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Skratchy (on 19 February 2016)

Wow. The first 3 don't even crack a million. Poor Nintendo. Crazy how successful Splatoon is in comparison.

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Nuvendil Skratchy (on 19 February 2016)

Kirby is sad but it's a small budget title. The Captain Toad sales are only those from 2015, the game released in the States in 2014 and has crossed 1mil. XCX launched in December so that's just one month of sales so it's not gangbusters but it's OK.

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slab_of_bacon Skratchy (on 19 February 2016)

"Rich" Nintendo

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Jranation Skratchy (on 19 February 2016)

I think that line goes for the PSVITA. It has more hardware sales than Wii U.

Oops, its probably because theres a variety of software available.......

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COKTOE Skratchy (on 19 February 2016)

Actually...the first 4 didn't crack a million. @Nuvendil. This is a list of the sales from 2015. Every game on this list, the XB1 and PS4 list has subsequently sold more in the time that has past since Jan 1st.

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COKTOE Skratchy (on 19 February 2016)

Awesome.Not only can I not edit my comment for grammatical errors, but it double posted.

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Nuvendil Skratchy (on 20 February 2016)

@Coktoe don't know why you brought up the PS4 and Xbone. I was just clarifying a couple of things. Don't particularly care about comparing.

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COKTOE Skratchy (on 20 February 2016)

Every game on every list that has already come out, and has yet to appear, is a list of the top ten games of 2015. And every game has it's own story. When was it released? Mid 2014? Late 2015? Big budget. Small budget. It doesn't matter. Hey, GTA V on PS4 released in what? Sew buttons. Doesn't matter.

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