It wasn’t all bad news for Nintendo as earlier today, the company reported its Wii U only sold 390,000 units in its previous quarter. Nintendo’s handheld business is still doing well in comparison, although Nintendo still isn’t completely satisfied with its performance.
Of course, we’re talking about the Nintendo 3DS as the company announced it had sold a total of 13.95 million 3DS units and 49.61 million software units in the last fiscal year globally. Even though those could be considered to be good, Nintendo is still not satisfied with how the handheld is performing outside of Japan. “Although evergreen titles such as New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Paper Mario: Sticker Star, released in this fiscal year, and Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, released in last fiscal year, became hit titles, they did not generate sufficient sales momentum,” Nintendo said in a statement.
Nintendo certainly is off to a good track for this fiscal year as they’re already expected to release a large library of momentum-building games with a new Legend of Zelda and Mario & Luigi games expected to be released, with a possibility the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. could also be released.
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