The Wii outsold the Wii U worldwide over the past six months. Down is up; up is down.
Nintendo expects Wii U system sales to total 9 million over the 2014 fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. With sales only totaling 460,000 in the first half of the year, that means from October 1 to March 31, more than 8.5 million Wii Us must be sold to reach the company's expectations.
Additionally, over the course of the past six months, the Wii actually outsold the Wii U worldwide, with Nintendo's past home console selling 470,000 units during that time. The only region where the Wii U outsold the Wii was Japan.
In brighter news, the 3DS sold strongly worldwide, falling just shy of the 4 million units sold mark from April 2013 to September 2013. However, it is a drop-off from the 5 million units sold from April 2012 to September 2012. See below for the regional breakdown for each console:
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