For the first time ever, Nintendo decided to launch two versions of Super Smash Bros. this generation, and the move appears to be paying off. 3DS has a much larger install base than Wii U, so having a portable version of Smash has increased sales potential greatly. According to Nintendo's latest investor report, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold 6.19 million units, while Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has sold 3.39 million. 

This puts the total sales of the newest iteration of Smash at 9.58 million. By comparison, the original Smash sold about 5.5 million, Melee sold around 7 million, and Brawl, sold over 12.5 million. At this rate, this could very well be the most successful Smash generation to date. 

Over the past quarter (October 1 - December 31), Nintendo sold 5 million 3DS units and Wii U sold just shy of 2 million, but Nintendo's real asset is their games. Nintendo sold around 40 million units of software during this time period, which includes 29.74 million 3DS games and 11.2 million Wii U games. This brings the lifetime software sales of 3DS up to 215.96 million and Wii U software sales to 52.87 million. 

Nintendo's Q3 financial report is in, and the numbers are looking pretty good. They've currently got ¥563,917 million in cash and deposits, which comes to just short of $4.8 billion in the bank. They have another $3 billion locked up in short-term investments (like funding for games coming out soon), and their total current assets stand at ¥1,200,814 million, or about $10.2 billion. These numbers are all up from three months ago when Nintendo had $4.5 billion in the bank and $9.67 billion in assets. Looks like Nintendo had a happy holiday season!

After three tough years, Nintendo's financials are finally trending upwards. Late last night an analyst report suggested Nintendo would report a $300 million profit for the past three months, and they actually did slightly better than that. Net income for the past nine months is at ¥59.5 billion, which is up from ¥14.3 at the last report. This means Nintendo generated a profit of ¥45.2 billion, or about $384 million, from October 1 to December 31. For the full nine month period that's over half a billion dollars of cash for Nintendo. Hit the jump for further analysis!

Nintendo just wrapped up its quarterly investor meeting for Q3 (October 1 - December 31) of the fiscal year ending on March 31. The sales numbers are in, and the holiday season combined with the launch of New Nintendo 3DS in several regions provided a boost. 

Nintendo is reporting a total of 7.08 million 3DS units sold in the last nine months, and last quarter they stated they had sold just 2.09 million in the previous six months. A little quick math shows that this means Nintendo sold about 5 million 3DS units last quarter. This brings the lifetime sales total of 3DS to 50.41 million globally. Nintendo's sales target for 3DS this year was 12 million, so they'll need strong sales from New Nintendo 3DS when it launches in Europe and North America to meet that goal. 

Nintendo just wrapped up its quarterly shareholders meeting in Japan, and they'll be releasing all kinds of financial data and sales figures from the past quarter (October 1 - December 31) tomorrow. We won't have the official numbers for at least a few more hours, but according to a survey of analysts who have been keeping tabs on the situation, Nintendo is expected to report a profit of over $300 million for the past three months. We'll be keeping our eyes out for all the news tomorrow!

According to an email from Play-Asia, Nintendo has ceased production of physical game cartridges for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

The email was supposedly in response to a customer who had purchased the title from the retailer; Play-Asia stated that they would not be able to fill the customer's order because Nintendo had stopped the production of the game. However, there has been no confirmation from Play-Asia or Nintendo about the production halt. Head inside for more.

Are you on the fence about upgrading to the New Nintendo 3DS XL? Want some hands-on time with the console before you shell out $200? Well, depending on where you live, you may be in luck!

A select number of GameStop stores across the United States will be hosting a demo event for the new console; the event is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th from 1 PM to 4 PM. There is currently no word about what games or functions will be available for demo. Head inside to check out the participating cities.

First print copies of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will include a soundtrack CD in Japan. This same CD had previously been available with Japanese copies of Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii and via download from Club Nintendo in Europe.

See the full track list after the jump.

With 2014 wrapped up and in the books, popular Japanese gaming publication Famitsu magazine has gone back and tracked the sales of all the top games. Unsurprisingly (if you've been following the weekly Media Create Japanese sales charts), the data shows it was a great year for Nintendo. Nintendo was the top publisher, with over 8,000,000 units of software (not counting another 3,000,000 million Pokémon sales which are attributed to The Pokémon Company rather than Nintendo), and all of the top ten games of the year were Nintendo exclusives. Hit the jump to catch the list!