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Nintendo posts profit, but still sold more original Wii consoles than Wii U last quarter
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Nintendo posts profit, but still sold more original Wii consoles than Wii U last quarter

wiiuNintendo simply posted earnings from the first quarter of its monetary yr right this moment and it’s still not wanting good for the Wii U console.

Nintendo sold simply 160,000 Wii U gadgets from April-to-June — that’s 50,000 fewer consoles than what its huge brother, the original Wii, managed to promote (210,000). It was the same story last quarter, with 450,000 Wii’s sold in comparison with fewer than 400,000 for the Wii U.

For more comparability, Microsoft sold 1 million Xbox 360’s throughout the identical time interval. Within the U.S., Nintendo managed to promote solely 60,000 Wii U consoles, whereas Microsoft sold a complete of 384,000 Xbox 360’s throughout April, May and June.

In the meantime, huge U.Okay. retailer Asda decided to take the Wii U off its shelves.

But it surely’s not all dangerous for Nintendo, which turned a internet revenue of $88 million last quarter. {Hardware} and software program gross sales from the 3DS handheld console have been up from the earlier quarter, with titles like Animal Crossing New Leaf (1.54 million items sold), Tomodachi Assortment (1.39 million), Luigi’s Mansion: Darkish Moon (1.43 million) all doing properly.

nintendo-3ds-flame-red“Though the ‘Wii U’ {hardware} gross sales still have a damaging affect on Nintendo’s income, gross revenue was 36.4 billion yen owing to the truth that the proportion of the software program gross sales over the web gross sales elevated and the profitability of the ‘Nintendo 3DS,’ {hardware} improved,” Nintendo wrote in its earnings report.

Animal Crossing was the second best-selling sport in June according to the latest U.S. numbers from NPD. Nintendo additionally had two different titles — Donkey Kong Nation Returns and Luigi’s Mansion — within the high 10. As well as, the 3DS handheld console was the top-selling platform throughout {hardware} and portables for the second straight month.

Nintendo, which noticed its stock hit a three-year high last week, stated it’s going to deal with releasing first-party titles like Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD to assist spur gross sales of the Wii U.

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