Nintendo has published its latest earnings release today, with all kinds of details about earnings and sales from the latest financial quarter (April – June 2015). The life-to-date sales of Wii U have revealed that the console passed a milestone this last quarter– sales of it have surpassed 10 million hardware units worldwide. Worldwide software sales amount up to over 60.1 million so far. 470,00 Wii U consoles were sold this past quarter, which is slightly down from the same timeframe last year.
While this is certainly a milestone, the numbers aren’t exactly stellar for a console that has been on the market for 2 and-a-half years. If sales continue along this trend, Wii U is on track to end up being Nintendo’s least-selling home console ever. This comes below the Gamecube, which had just under 22 million lifetime hardware sales worldwide. However, despite its sales, Wii U is making Nintendo a profit.
In overall financial news, things are looking good for Nintendo. This report is the first time since 2011 that Nintendo has reported a positive operating income. Nintendo generated over $729 million (90 billion yen) in sales, with an operating income of $9.3 million (1.1 billion yen). The company attributes this success to the launch of Splatoon last quarter, which has sold over 1.6 million copies so far.
Meanwhile, Nintendo 3DS sales are looking great, with current lifetime hardware sales at over 53 million units so far. This includes all models, including this year’s recent additions of the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL. Lifetime software sales for 3DS are up to a whopping 233.5 million units.
Just for fun, let’s look at the new Wii numbers as well. Wii games are still being made, so Nintendo is also keeping track of Wii sales. Wii consoles sold 40,000 units this past quarter, which brings lifetime hardware sales of the machine up to a staggering 101.5 million units.