New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has returned to profit following a relatively strong quarter, and  it has revealed some new sale figures for its two main gaming consoles, the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The company saw a plus of $2 million thanks to improving software sales and a weak yen, but its hardware offerings still have some catching up to do.

The Wii U continues its slow but steady climb as Nintendo claims that it has sold over 1.12 million consoles over the last six months. This brings its total to 7.29 million lifetime sales, and Nintendo claims it sports a total of 41.67 million game sales. 9.4 million games of those occurred in this quarter thanks to strong showings from Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it continues to do fairly well even if the age of mobile phone gaming holds it back from the high standards its predecessor set. The portable device has sold 45.42 million units worldwide with over 186 million games in software sales, and Nintendo has confirmed that Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS has sold over 3.2 million units worldwide.

Nintendo also singled out Tomodachi Life for praise as the game has sold a solid 1.27 million since launch.

Nintendo also expects to perform very well in the coming holiday season. Super Smash Bros. is expected to heavily boost the sales of the Wii U heading into Christmas, and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will of course work wonders for the Nintendo 3DS.