Despite Mario Kart 8’s aid in raising Wii U awareness, Nintendo still reported a $97.2 million loss in the yearly quarter ending June 30, the company’s earnings report released today revealed.
According to the report, between April and June—encompassing Mario Kart 8’s launch at the end of May across North American, European, Australian, and Japanese territories—Nintendo shipped 510,000 Wii U units. The game itself contributed 64 percent of Nintendo’s software shipments through April, May, and June. And while the company acknowledges that their home console “still faces a challenging sales situation,” they’re banking on a similar boost in system sales through software come Super Smash Bros. and the Amiibo NFC figures this fall.
3DS sales, meanwhile, remain strong, with 820,000 units shipped over the span of those same three months. Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Tomodachi Life were both cited as titles gathering “wide popularity,” and expects continued handheld success come 3DS’ own Super Smash Bros. this October.