Nintendo Co. this week posted a loss in the fourth quarter amid slower-than-expected sales of the Wii U console.

In the fourth quarter, Nintendo held a loss of 46.4 billion yen ($456 million).

The company sold 2.72 million Wii U consoles, below 2.8 million Jan. forecast and below the nine million units forecast one year prior. The hardware has shipped 6.17 million worldwide units to date.

The Nintendo 3DS sold 12.2 million units, below the 13.5 million forecast in Jan. The hardware has sold 43 million units worldwide to date.

It expects to hold a 40 billion yen ($392 million) profit in one year.

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