Nintendo Co. this week recorded a profit in the third quarter despite slow sales for the Wii U console.

The company this week said held a net profit of $99 million in the third quarter due to strong sales of Nintendo 3DS software.

The Wii U has sold 5.86 million hardware units and 29.37 software units to date. It sold 2.4 million Wii U units in the quarter.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold (to retailers) 42.74 million units and 152.29 software units to date.

The company forecasted a loss of $242 million for the fiscal year ending Mar. 31. In addition, it has lowered Wii U annual sales to 2.8 million from nine million and Nintendo 3DS annual sales to 13.5 million from 18 million units.

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