Nintendo reported that sales of the Wii U increase from by 87 percent from the previous quarter, though the console is still hurting the video game giant’s profits, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
Harvested by Eurogamer, the report given to investors said that Nintendo pushed out 300,000 Wii U units from July to September and 460,000 in the last six months
However, one prominent investor said the Wii U’s performance has hurt profits for Nintendo.
“The Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo’s profits,” the investor said.
Wii U software, on the other hand, has certainly done its part to increase revenues, up 400 percent in Q2 on the heels of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Pikmin 3.
Sales of the 3DS, however, did not fare as well, down 22 percent in the quarter.
The handheld console pushed out 3.89 million units from July until September –– totaling 34.98 million units since it launched –– while software sales totaled 27.38 million units.