Sales of Nintendo's Wii U console have increased dramatically following numerous price cuts and the launch of a limited-edition Legend of Zelda tie-in bundle pack, the Japanese firm has announced.
Nintendo is still sticking to its 9 million Wii U sales forecast for the fiscal year through March 2014, despite only having sold 460,000 consoles since April. Global Wii U hardware sales to date sit at 3.91 million units.
In the company's second fiscal quarter between July and September this year, Nintendo reported Wii U hardware sales of 300,000 units, which albeit is a 87 per cent increase on its previous quarter but still significantly behind the figures of its end-year goal.
Wii U software showed more of an improvement in the Q2 period, reaching 5.27 million units sold, a 400 percent jump over Q1. Nintendo said the software growth was down first-party releases such as Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.