Wii U sold 6.17 million units: Nintendo still posts net losses of £135m
Nintendo have published figures detailing that the Nintendo Wii U has sold 6.17 million units since launching in 2012. This figure was published in its annual financial report for the whole company. It goes on to show that the Nintendo Wii U console sold 310,000 units in the fourth quarter. Wii U software sales stand at an impressive 32.28 million.
To put this in perspective the PS4 has managed to ship a total of 7 million units globally since launching 6 months ago, only slightly better then.
Although The Nintendo 3DS sold 590,000 units during the fourth financial quarter and has sold 43.33 million units to date, and the original DS racked up a total lifetime sales of 153.99 million to date. The software sales for the Nintendo 3DS are at more than 162 million, while total DS software sales are close to 944 million.
As far as the biggest software sales it comes as no surprise that these include Pokemon X and Y with 12.26 million copies sold and Animal Crossing: New Leaf with lifetime sales of 7.66 million units.
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Nintendo posted revenue of £3.3 billion for the full financial year, down 10% on last year’s figure. This leaves company with a total net loss of £135 million, compared to their net profit of £47 million in 2013.
Nintendo will be looking to reduce this with the upcoming Nintendo releases, which will include Mario Kart 8 for Wii U and Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. They will also likely announce more upcoming releases at its E3 event on the 10th of June at 5pm UK time.