Nintendo has revealed their financials for Q1 2014, which covers April-June 2014. The company sold 510,000 Wii U units and 820,000 3DS units, but that wasn’t enough to stop the company from suffering a financial loss.
The Wii U did extremely well this past quarter thanks to Mario Kart 8, which sold an impressive 2.82 million copies in the month that it was available. Lifetime sales for the Wii U now stand at 6.68 million units, which puts it in second place for the eighth-generation of consoles. It’s behind Sony’s PlayStation 4, but still ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Nintendo suffered a loss of ¥9.47 billion ($92.6 million). The company blamed this on the lack of major releases for both the 3DS and Wii U. Other than Mario Kart 8, there really weren’t a lot of noteworthy games released on Nintendo platforms. Last year saw the release of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which all sold extremely well. Nintendo still expects to return to profit by the end of the Fiscal Year.