Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii hardware ranked fifth in Japan in the latest retail data for the region.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 10,396 units between Jan. 23 to Jan. 29 to rank No. 5 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 10,173 units the week prior.

The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.

Nintendo in Jan. lowered its full-year forecast due to a strong yen and weakened demand for game hardware.

The company estimated a full year net loss of 65 billion yen ($838 million), compared to a loss of 20 billion yen.

The Wii holds a global install base of 51 million units.

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

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