BY: LUKE KARMALI
JULY 30, 2014
Nintendo has released its financial results covering the period from April to the end of June 2014, revealing sales of 510,000 Wii U consoles and 820,000 3DS handhelds in three months.
This brings the total of Wii U consoles sold since launching in November 2012 to 6.68 million, helped largely by the release of Mario Kart 8, which managed to sell 2.82 million copies in just over a month. Total Wii U software sales now sit at 36.67 million.
Despite the improved numbers, Nintendo still suffered another overall loss of ¥9.47bn ($92.6m/£54.7m) despite strong sales of ¥74.6bn, slightly down on last year's ¥81.5bn. Despite this, the company isstill predicting year-end profit of around ¥40bn.
The dip in sales was pinned on the lack of major releases, which Nintendo is promising to rectify in the following nine months thanks to the likes of Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, along with the launch of the Amiibo figurine line. This is all before we consider third party titles like Sonic Boom, Disney Infinity 2.0 and LEGO Batman 3.
Unfortunately, there was one small bit of bad news for European Wii U owners: it looks like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been delayed in the region until January 2015. Other territories are still down for a Winter 2014 release date.
Sourced Via IGN