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Nintendo have today announced their third quarter financial results, revealing that the Wii U has achieved global sales of 3.06 million units since launch.

The company had previously targeted to sell 5.5 million consoles by the end of the financial year, yet lower than expected sales throughout the Christmas period have seen them having to slash this estimation to 4 million.

The Wii U install base is divided as such: 1.32 million in North America, 900,000 in Europe, and 830,000 in Japan.

Software sales within the financial year had been predicted to reach 24 million, yet estimations were also slashed to 16 million with sales having reached 11.69 million to date.

Games that have sold successfully include first-party titles Nintendo Land (2.33 million) and New Super Mario Bros. U (2.01 million).

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.