Nintendo Wii U Global Sales Hit 10 Million


Nintendo posted its earnings report for the three months between April and June 2015, revealing a jump in sales and operating income for the quarter.

According to the company's latest report, Nintendo saw good sales for the quarter, marking a notable 20 percent increase compared with the same period last year. The company also saw an increase in operating income compared with the same quarter in 2014.

Nintendo's latest earnings report further reveals that Splatoon played an important role in the success of the Wii U. At the same time, the company's Amiibo figures also generated "favorable sales," which, in turn, helped boost the company's performance.

"With respect to Wii U, Splatoon, which was released globally in May and gathered attention, marked 1.62 million units in sales and contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform," Nintendo reveals in its report (PDF).

Furthermore, Nintendo claims that global sales for the Wii U managed to surpass the 10 million mark, which is an impressive achievement considering its competition.

The company says it saw net sales of 90.2 billon yen, or around $723 million, for the quarter (72.1 percent of which were overseas sales of 65.0 billion yen), while operating income was 1.1 billion yen, or $8.8 million.

Looking forward, Nintendo points out that major upcoming titles such as Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will "further expand the Nintendo 3DS business."

As for the Wii U platform, the company plans to maintain strong sales of existing titles and maintain their performance by adding extra download content. At the same time, Nintendo highlights plans to maintain the hype surrounding Splatoon and try to further boost sales toward the year-end season.

Meanwhile, Yoshi's Woolly World, which hit Europe in June, will become available in July for Japan and October for the U.S. Super Mario Maker will hit global availability in September, while other titles such as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and Star Fox Zero will roll out "sequentially."

Nintendo will also continue to expand its line of available Amiibo. Lastly, the company has revealed plans to launch the NFC reader/ writer accessory to boost demand from Nintendo 3DS owners.

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