Only 160,000 Wii Us sold worldwide in the last three months
In Nintendo’s First-Quarter Financial results it has being revealed that the Wii U only managed to sell 160,000 units in the three month period between April 1 and June 30. While the Wii U did struggle Nintendo did record a profit during the period.
All figures below are worldwide sales, unless stated otherwise.
If only selling 160,000 units wasn’t bad enough the Wii managed to outsell the new console with 210,000 units sold during the same period. The Nintendo handheld devices sold well during the three month period with the Nintendo 3DS selling 1.40 million units and the aging Nintendo DS selling 60,000 units.
Software sales were also low in the three month period for the Wii U with only 1.03 million units sold (this includes standalone and bundled software). The software sales for the other Nintendo devices during were 2.15 million units for the DS, 11.01 million for the 3DS and 3.67 million units for the Wii.
While the Wii U struggled, Nintendo as a whole was profitable this quarter. For the three month period ending June 30th Nintendo made a net profit of ¥8.6 billion ($87.8m/£57.6m/€66.1m). During the same period last year Nintendo made a net loss of ¥17.2 billion ($175m/£115.4m/€132.7m).
In terms of first part game sales, Nintendo revealed that the Nintendo 3DS game, Tomodachi Collection has sold 1.39 million since release in April. Animal Crossing: New Leaf which sold over 3 million units during the last fiscal year, has sold a further 1.54 million units worldwide, 1.19 million of which were sold overseas when the game was released in the United States and Europe this June.
To get a full look at Nintendo’s Q1 FYE 14 results, visit http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/130731e.pdf.
Author: Aaron Meehan
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