Nintendo continues to see gaming hardware sales fall, but the company has trimmed losses and is pegging its hopes on Wii U
as it slashes financial predictions. Numbers for the first half of 2012 confirm another drop in net sales, down to 200,994 million yen ($2.52bn) in the period of April to September 2012, with net losses of 27,996 million yen ($351m). Nintendo 3DS sales rose, up to 5.06m units, primarily thanks to the new 3DS XL
, but Wii sales dived to 1.32m units.