Nintendo Co. this week said the next console successor to the Wii U is code-named NX.

The console release date is to-be-determined.

Nintendo released the Wii U console in 2012 to weaker-than-expected demand. Sales for the hardware have subsequently increased due to franchise title releases including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the scheduled The Legend of Zelda.

In the third quarter, Nintendo held an operating income of $270 million on revenue of $2.3 billion.

The Wii U console sold 1.91 million units in the three months ended Dec. 31. By comparison, it sold 1.95 million Wii U units the year prior.

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