Nintendo Co.’s Wii increased this week in Japan pending the reveal of the Wii successor next month.
Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 11,520 units between May 2 and May 8 to rank No. 4 in overall sales.
By comparison, the Wii sold 10,889 units the week prior.
The hardware ranked two titles in the top 10, including Wii Party at No. 7 and Mario Kart Wii at No. 10.
Nintendo in Apr. said it will demonstrate a playable model and announce more specifications of the Wii successor at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.
Reports claim the Wii successor, dubbed Project Café, will have a three-core CPU, 6.2-inch touch-screen controller, and high-definition functionality.
The controller is said to be able to stream content from the console.
The Wii has sold 86 million units worldwide to date since launch in 2006.
Nintendo in Apr. recorded a 66 percent decline in profits amid confirmation of a successor to the Wii console to be sold in 2012.
The company held a net profit of $945M in fiscal Mar. compared to $2.78 billion the year prior.
Net sales fell 29 percent to $12.3 billion.
The company sold 15.1 million Wii units in the fiscal year, down from 20.1 million units the year prior.