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Nintendo Wii U sells 300k in Q2 2013

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.

Edited On 30 Oct, 2013

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Light Heavensword 3 years ago
So 100,000 a month and sold 460,000 since April. I don't think Nintendo will hit 9 Million by March 2014, they were expecting that this year...
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Dead 3 years ago
All depends on when MK8 and Smash Bros are released, if they can get either of them out before the end of March then they stand a good chance. They should do some good business over Christmas too, with the Wii U being a cheap alternative to the Xbone and PS4 for those that can't afford them, plus there's SM3DW to boost sales too.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
This is from April - September. So these are before the Wind Waker bundle it seems.

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