Between April and June 2015, Nintendo’s console sold 470,000 units, down from 500,000 sold during in the same period last year.
However, these sales bring the lifetime sales of the console to 10.1 million units sold. Looking towards the future, Nintendo forecasts sales for the Wii U from April to March 2016 to total 3.4 million units.
In America, the Wii U has sold 4.8 million units, while in Japan, has sold 2.4 million units with 2.6 million units allotted to “other territories”
Where sales for the Wii U go from here are up in the air after an expected NX announcement sometime next year. However, Nintendo has stressed in the past that the NX is not a replacement for the Wii U and support will continue for the console, alongside the 3DS, after the launch of the NX.
“NX is a new platform, so the installed base will have to be built up from zero. When NX is launched, there already will be a certain volume of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hardware widely existing in the market, so from a software business perspective, it would be highly inefficient to stop releasing titles for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U right after the launch of NX.”
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