After hemorrhaging cash for almost four years, Nintendo's luck might be turning around. Wii U sales have doubled since last year, Smash Bros. has shipped 3.2 million copies and Tomodachi Life moved another 1.3 million copies.

Nintendo's still got a ways to go to catch up to Sony's current-gen console sales, but with Smash Bros. Wii U and Pokémon right around the corner, Nintendo might very well be turning their luck around.

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