Nintendo hopes to sell 5.5M Wii U consoles, 24M software units by March 31

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 21:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has said it hopes to sell 5.5 million Wii U consoles and 24 million units of software for the new console by March 31.

This is the first time the firm has announced a sales target for the console, noted Siliconera.

Earlier today, the firm released its financials for the first half of 2012, and reported a loss of ¥27.9 billion.

Nintendo also reported 3DS has moved 22 million units since release and 64.45 million titles for the handheld.

Lifetime unit sales of Wii currently sit at 97.2 million, and its successor launches on November 18 in the US and November 30 in the UK.

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