This most recent quarter was an improvement over the last quarter, with the gaming giant selling 300,000 units compared to 160,000. The console was obviously helped by a price cut and new higher profile releases such as Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
Thanks to a weak yen, the company did manage a $6.1 million profit, which was a decent turnaround for the company that lost $168 million last year.
Nintendo had internal targets of 9 million Wii U sales by the end of the company's 2014 financial year (year ended March 2014). That target seems utterly impossible, as the console has yet to reach 4 million units sold since launch.
The 3DS had a much better quarter, selling 3.89 million units, along with software sales hitting 27.38 million units thanks to new first party titles like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Pokemon X and Y are expected to help next quarter's 3DS sales improve even more.
But what is funny is this when christmas comes around and people see xbox one at 499.99 and the ps4 at 499.99 and find out they have to pay for online services they will just purchase a wii u at 399.99 for the special edition zelda now dropped to 299.99 they are far under the competitors products even people in washington state have said they won't purchase a xbox one until a price drop and microsoft is located there.
there are going to be a blue christmas for microsoft and sony