It's no secret the Wii U is struggling. Following the success of the Wii was always going to be a hard task, but I don't think anyone could have predicted the sales slump Nintendo's current console is embroiled in. In the last six months has shifted around 500,000 units.
And these sales figures come in spite of a price drop in the US. In the first quarter of the past six months the Wii U sold 160,000 units meaning that the price drop did result in a small spike in sales, but not enough to push the console over the tipping point.
But despite Wii U sales, Nintendo did manage to turn a small profit. The price drop ate at the profitability of the Wii U console, but strong sales of the 3DS seems to be carrying Nintendo at the moment. Nintendo made a profit of US$6.1 billion, which is a step forward compared to the losses it was reporting last year. According to Nintendo's financial report, favourable exchange rates also played a part in pushing Nintendo into the black.
Regardless of some of the bad news, the forecast for fiscal 2014 is positive. Nintendo expects to make US$560 million in profit, possibly as a result of big releases like Super Mario 3D land, combined with the success of games like Pokemon X & Y.
Wii U sold under 500k in six months [GI.biz]