Nintendo’s Wii U sales fall short

Nintendo has kept its Wii U game machine sales forecast for the year through March 2014 unchanged at 9m consoles, although sales during the April to June first quarter were a modest 160,000 machines. Nintendo, which began by making playing cards in the late 19th century, is counting on the new Wii U to revive its fortunes. It said yesterday overall sales fell four per cent to ¥81.5bn (£549m).