Nintendo Co. this week said sales for the Wii U hardware increased nearly 50 percent in the month of Sept. at U.S. retail.

The company said the hardware saw double-digit sales increases compared to the month of Aug. amid the release of Hyrule Warriors. The title, released Sept. 26, sold 190,000 units in Sept.

Developed by Tecmo Koei Holdings Co., Hyrule Warriors is based on the Dynasty Warriors franchise and features Link in large-scale battles.

For the fiscal quarter ended June 30, Nintendo held a $97 million loss.

It sold 510,000 Wii U consoles in the quarter. The hardware has sold 6.68 million units in global territories to date.

The company maintains a forecast to sell 3.6 million Wii U units this fiscal year.

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