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10 million Wii U consoles are sold.
Via: Polygon
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It took more than two and a half years, but Nintendo's Wii U console has managed to clear 10 million units sold.

According to Polygon:

Nintendo's Wii U console crossed the 10 million units sold threshold in the three-month period ended June 2015 (PDF link), while the console's new shooter, Splatoon, sold 1.62 million units.

Worldwide Wii U sales reached 470,000 units, compared to 510,000 units in the same quarter last year in the wake of Mario Kart 8's May 29, 2014 release. The Wii U was released in November 2012 and has struggled to sell, compared to Nintendo's previous consoles and its current competitors.



The console has been famously slow selling, though those Splatoon numbers are good news for Nintendo's newest franchise.

For comparison, it took the Wii a little under a year to sell through 10 Million units, as you can see in this fancy chart:



Additionally, it took the Playstation 4, the fastest selling console of this generation, 10 months to sell that many units.

If you want to look at the whole Nintendo sales report, like some crazy, you can do that here.

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Via: GameSpot
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According to GameSpot, Nintendo has specified that the GameCube controller adapter will only work with Smash:

"The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically - it is not compatible with any other Wii U software. The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion."

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Via: Serebii
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This game is to release in Japan on April 24 2013 for 1800¥. The game is the first Wii U game to use NFC (Near Field Communication) where you can purchase a figure in Pokémon Center stores and have it appear in game. The figures will launch on the same day for 200¥ each.

The toy Pokémon have been lost from the shop after falling in the river. The task is to get back to the Toy Shop, while facing various bosses such as Chandelure. Six standard figures and one special figure are to go on sale on April 24 with the Pikachu figure being known. The figures are trainable and you can record your battle information on them.

Via: Nintendo
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In a move that should surprise no one, Nintendo has announced a delay for the new Legend of Zelda title for Wii U.  The game was originally expected to be released some time this year, but the team behind it is no longer focusing on meeting that deadline in order to have the freedom to produce a better game.  Here's hoping it's worth the wait.