Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U hardware ranked third in Japan in the latest sales data for the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 27,334 units between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 to rank at No. 3 in overall sales.

It sold 22,469 units the week prior.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U ranked as the No. 4 best-selling software for the week. It has sold 306,533 units in the region to date.

Between July and Sept., Nintendo reported a net profit of $224 million compared to a $74 million loss one year prior.

The Wii U sold 610,000 units in the period, more than double the 300,000 units sold one year earlier.

The console has sold 7.29 million units to date worldwide.

The company plans to sell 3.6 million Wii U consoles this fiscal year.

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