The systems's total shipments as of June 30 rose to 6.68 million; Nintendo still expects to hit its target of 3.6 million units across the fiscal year, which would take the console to 9.77 million by March 2015. The company admitted in May the Wii U "still faces a challenging sales situation," and it will look to build off the success of Mario Kart 8 with the launch of Super Smash Bros. and its set of Amiibo figurines this fall.
The picture remains much rosier for Nintendo's handheld. The company shipped 820,000 3DS units across April to June, taking the system's total figures to over 44 million. However, the quarterly results present a significant drop from 1.4 million shipped the previous year, though sales then were likely boosted by the Western launch of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
While neither Kirby: Triple Deluxe nor Tomodachi Life hit the million mark in Q1, Nintendo cited both games as gaining "wide popularity." Looking ahead, Nintendo said it expects to continue producing "robust" profits from the system with the upcoming Pokemon Sapphire and Ruby remakes, as well as Super Smash Bros. in October.
- Key specs
- Game format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Screen size 3.53 inches
- Online features Multiplayer, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Dimensions 0.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 in
- Weight 8 oz
- Released 2011-03-27
Nintendo Wii U