Nintendo Co.’s Wii increased in Japan in the latest retail tally post announcement of the Wii U last month.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 9,511 units between June 20 and June 26 to rank No. 4 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 6,678 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, Wii Sports Resort sold 9,874 units to rank at No. 9 .

Nintendo in June said it will release Wii U, the successor the Wii hardware, in 2012.

The Wii U includes a multi-core CPU by IBM Corp., a Radeon-based high-definition GPU by AMD Inc., and will utilize flash storage with optional expansion through SD memory cards or an external hard drive.

The full high-definition hardware can relay 1080p resolution with HDMI or component cables. It will also support S-Video and composite cables.

The Wii U controller includes a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen that allows users to transfer gameplay to the controller screen, or use the added screen to relay menu items.

The controller includes two analog circle pads, a d-pad, touch screen, microphone, speakers, gyrophone, face buttons and two sets of triggers.

Images to the controller screen wirelessly from the Wii u. Titles can be structured to use the controller and the screen at the same time. Examples include swiping a ninja star from the controller that fires to the TV screen.

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.

Nintendo in May began sale of the Wii Mario Kart Bundle, which includes the Wii hardware, Mario Kart Wii, and a Wii Wheel at $149.99.

In addition, Nintendo in May began sale of new Nintendo Selects titles for Wii at $19.99 each.

Nintendo in Apr. announced new first-party Wii titles to be sold in 2011, including the Wii Play: Motion with Black Wii Remote Plus SKU and Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust.

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