Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii hardware held a small gain in the latest retail data from Japan.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 8,111 units between Feb. 27 and Mar. 4 to rank No. 5 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 7,878 units the week prior.

The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 100 game sales.

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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