Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii hardware fell in latest retail data from Japan.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 6,073 units between May 7 and May 13 to rank No. 5 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 15,789 units the week prior.

Mario Party 9 ranked as the No. 1 best-selling software for the week, selling 37,353 units in its third week at retail.

Nintendo in Apr. recorded a $460 million loss for the fiscal year amid lower-than-expected sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld and the Wii console.

In the year it sold 9.8 million Wii consoles, down from an estimate of 13 million

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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