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Nintendo’s Wii U hit an important milestone sometime last month—it sold its 10 millionth unit.

That news comes courtesy of Nintendo’s latest financial report, which tucks the number quietly away in a chart of life-to-date hardware sales. Nearly half of those sales have come from North America, by far the console’s most successful region, with the rest of the numbers split almost evenly between Japan and the rest of the world.

Though still in third place behind the PS4 (22 million sales) and the Xbox One (12 million), sales are expected to keep rising. Some long-awaited franchise installments, such as Super Smash Bros Wii U and Mario Kart 8, brought in new audiences in late 2014, and the wildly popular Splatoon brought in even more this summer. With games like Super Mario Maker and Star Fox Zero on the horizon, the future is promising.

Of course, we’re all still waiting for the next Legend of Zelda game, but that’s another story.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Wii U sales pass 10 million mark

By Emma Schaefer | 07/29/2015 08:46 PM PT

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Nintendo’s Wii U hit an important milestone sometime last month—it sold its 10 millionth unit.

That news comes courtesy of Nintendo’s latest financial report, which tucks the number quietly away in a chart of life-to-date hardware sales. Nearly half of those sales have come from North America, by far the console’s most successful region, with the rest of the numbers split almost evenly between Japan and the rest of the world.

Though still in third place behind the PS4 (22 million sales) and the Xbox One (12 million), sales are expected to keep rising. Some long-awaited franchise installments, such as Super Smash Bros Wii U and Mario Kart 8, brought in new audiences in late 2014, and the wildly popular Splatoon brought in even more this summer. With games like Super Mario Maker and Star Fox Zero on the horizon, the future is promising.

Of course, we’re all still waiting for the next Legend of Zelda game, but that’s another story.

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM