Nintendo, the publisher behind the upcoming “Super Smash Bros. 4,” is hoping to increase the install base for the Nintendo Wii U. According to a report by Daily Finance on Nov. 2, the company reported that only 460,000 units of the next-generation system were sold in the last six month. That puts the total install base to 3.91 million since the launch of the hardware late last year.
Despite the slow sales, Nintendo is still forecasting 9 million units by the end of next March. The company is betting that “Super Mario 3D World” could cause a spike in demand for the console in the holiday season. The platforming video game is slated to come out on Nov. 22, one week before Black Friday.
Nintendo also has “Wii Fit U,” “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze” and possibly “Mario Kart 8” planned before the end of the fiscal year. The aforementioned “Super Smash Bros. 4” should help hardware sales as well but it most likely won’t be arriving until the next fiscal year that will begin on April 1, 2014. You can check out some screenshots from “Super Smash Bros. 4” in the slideshow near the top of this article.
All three pervious games of the “Super Smash Bros.” series have sold at least 4.9 million units each. Nintendo may have a hard time matching those numbers with the low install base of the Nintendo Wii U. You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Super Smash Bros. 4.” A few Black Friday Countdown deals can also be found in the following link from Amazon.com: Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week