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Wii U Sales Touch 2 Million in Japan As Nintendo Settles Patent Dispute with Philips
In five days’ time, Wii U will be two years old; the second anniversary of Nintendo’s console is on December 8 and it seems the celebrations are already in order.
According to Media Create’s sales figures, last week the company sold 12,496 Wii U consoles making the total number of units sold in Japan hike up to 2 million (2,009,513 to be exact). This is great news and evidences the success of the console in the Japanese market.
To top that up, the year is not over yet, and Christmas and New Year are also going to bring in massive sales for the company. Only time will tell how many more units the Wii U will sell.
Parallel to this; you would remember how Philips had sued Nintendo for patent infringement relating to Wii and Wii U. Philips had won the patent dispute back in June this year and now, the two companies have settled the dispute.
According to a Philips, the companies have now agreed to cross-license certain patents of each other. Brian Hinman the Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Philips expressed his pleasure on the occasion:
We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Nintendo. It demonstrates that both companies recognize the importance of intellectual property rights. It also shows the value of our extensive IP portfolio and our commitment to protect our significant investments in research & development.
Well, it looks like everything is well in the Nintendo camp; their console has reached 2 million sales in Japan alone and they have managed to fix the patent issue. What else could they ask for!