Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii hardware neared 8,000 units in the latest retail data from Japan.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 8,206 units between Feb. 6 and Feb. 12 to rank No. 5 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 8,814 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, Ubisoft Inc.’s Just Dance Wii at No. 10.

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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