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Wii U sales plummet to just 160,000 units in Q2

Published Jul 31st, 2013 9:30AM EDT
Wii U Sales Q2 2013

Nintendo shares fell 5% in Tokyo on Wednesday as the company posted June-quarter results that don’t paint a pretty picture. The company managed to swing to an $88 million net profit despite sales that fell 3.8% on-year, but Nintendo’s new Wii U console still isn’t showing any signs of life. A report from earlier this week revealed that U.K. retail giant Asda recently pulled the Wii U from store shelves, and now we know why: June-quarter sales totaled just 160,000 units globally. That figure is down by more than 50% from Nintendo’s March-quarter unit sales, and cumulative sales since the console launched last November total 3.61 million units. Nintendo hopes to sell 9 million Wii U consoles by March 2014.

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