TOKYO Jan 30 Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd
cut its sales target for its flagship Wii U, 3DS and DS devices
as the company struggles to win users while gamers ditch console
games to play on smartphones and tablets.
Nintendo Co Ltd cut its Wii U sales forecast for
the year to March to 4 million consoles from a previous forecast
of 5.5 million. It also dropped its 3DS sales estimate to 15
million consoles compared with the 17.5 million it had earlier
projected, and downgraded its DS sales expectations to 2.3
million from 2.5 million in October.
The Kyoto-based firm, which grew from making playing cards
in the late 19th century into the producer of the blockbuster
Super Mario video game series, is pinning its hopes on the Wii U
after posting its first operating loss last year.