Nintendo Q3 Results Released – 3.06 Million Wii U Consoles Sold as of December 31, 2012

Nintendo’s financial results for their third quarter have been released and according to that the firm has sold 3.06 million units as of December 31, 2012. Breaking the figures down, 1.32 million units were sold in US, 830,000 units in Japan and 900,000 were shifted across Europe.

The report also has Nintendo cutting down their hardware sales forecast for their new Wii U console from 5.5 million to 4 million units for the year ending on March 31, 2013.

Moving on to the Wii U software details, the firm managed to sell 11.69 million units worldwide, which includes both packaged and digital versions. The new Super Mario Bros. U sold 2.01 million units and Nintendo Land shifted 2.33 million units. One would think the plumber would had sold more than Nintendo Land.

Attach rates tell a grim tale of Nintendo’s console in Japan. 1.48 million games were sold in the region, which comes down to two titles per Wii U console. In the US 6.4 million games were sold, meaning almost five games were sold per Wii U. Across Europe 3.82 million games were sold, giving an attach rate of over four per Wii U.

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