Target Corp. stores this month clearanced select peripherals for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U by 50 percent amid slow demand for the console.

This week, a Target store in Las Vegas, NV discounted the Wii U Microphone to $19.98 from $29.99. In addition, the Wii U GamePad Stand / Cradle Set was discounted to $9.98 from $19.99.

Wii U Peripheral ClearanceNintendo in Apr. sold 3.45 million Wii U consoles by fiscal Mar. 2013, lower than the four million target forecast. It expects the Wii U to sell nine million units by the next fiscal year and 38 million Wii U software units due to a strong second-half lineup.

The company will release new franchise titles to drive Wii U sales, including a new Mario 3D title, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker remake.

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