Nintendo Q1 Results: 160,000 Wii U consoles Shipped
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Nintendo posted its results for the April-June quarter of fiscal year 2013 Wednesday, revealing a ¥ 8.62 billion (under $88 million) net profit, despite a 3.8 percent decrease in revenue.
The company’s Wii U console, however, shipped 160,000 units worldwide between the April-June quarters; this is less than half of the Wii U units shipped within the previous quarter of January-March. To date, Nintendo has only shipped 3.61 million units.
As Nintendo notes the Wii U still preforms poorly, the games for the console unfortunately struggled as well—a million games were sold worldwide within the three months ending June 2013. Nintendo attributed this shortcoming to a “few key first-party titles this quarter to strongly drive the hardware sales”. The company wishes to improve and carry on their performance from the second half of 2013 and onto 2014.
Positively, Nintendo’s 3DS console shipped 1.4 million hardware units and just over 11 million software units in the first quarter.Animal Crossing: New Leaf contributed greatly to that success, bringing its share of 1.5 million software units sold. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon seconded 3DS’ software success, by shipping 1.43 million units.
Nintendo’s Wii console shipped 210,000 units worldwide, significantly reaching a milestone of achieving the 100 million mark.