Wii U Lifetime Sales Break Through 10 Million Units

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The Wii U has broken through the 10 million units sold worldwide, according to figures released by Nintendo earlier today.

The console, which went on sale in November 2012, managed to sell 470,000 units in the three months between April-June 2015, 40,000 lower than Nintendo’s projections, but still enough to take lifetime sales to 10.01m.

The Wii U console is has sold well in the Americas where it has sold 4.85m units, with Japan accounting for 2.48m. Other territories, including Europe, contribute a combined 2.68m.

Nintendo expects to sell 3.4m consoles worldwide during its current financial year, which runs from April 2015 to March 2016.

The average Wii U owner has six games and collectively they purchased over 4.5 million titles for the Wii U in the last quarter. Elsewhere, sales of all 3DS models surpassed 2 million, while Wii customers continue to buy up games, with 1.1 million bought during the past three months.

PS4, meanwhile, stands at over 22.3m sales, despite launching one year later. Microsoft hasn’t updated its Xbox One sales figures since November, when it revealed it had shipped almost 10m consoles.

Details on Nintendo’s next console, the Nintendo NX, are due to be revealed in 2016.

Source: Nintendo (CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS)

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