By Ishaan . October 24, 2012 . 11:00am
With the Nintendo 3DS not performing as well as expected outside Japan, and their annual profit forecast slashed in half, Nintendo will have to turn to the Wii U to help turn their fortunes around by the end of this financial year.
This morning, Nintendo announced that they hope to sell 5.5 million Wii U consoles and and 24 million units of Wii U software by March 31st, 2013. This is the first time that Nintendo have announced a sales target for the system.
Meanwhile, as previously reported, Nintendo’s sales forecast for the Nintendo 3DS is being lowered from 18.5 million to 17.5 million for the financial year.