It should be no surprise the Wii U hasn’t performed as well as Nintendo may have expected it to as its sales continue to disappoint the company on a regular basis. The latest reports coming from Nintendo continue to show how poorly the console is performing as a total of 460,000 Wii U consoles sold worldwide in the six month period ending on September 30. In total, the Wii U has sold a total of 3.91 million units globally, although Nintendo is optimistically predicting its console will sell nine million units before the end of its 2014 financial year.
Nintendo says the Wii U is still having a “negative impact” on the company’s profits as its price cut in the U.S. and Europe as well as advertising expenses have been the main reason for the impact. Nintendo is hoping to resolve this negative impact by cutting costs of manufacturing the Wii U as well as improve its distribution of digital software in order to boost their income.
A total of 6.3 million Wii U games have been sold throughout the console’s lifetime, with major titles including Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD not having as much of an impact on software sales as Nintendo had hoped for.