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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Okay, I'll admit: even though they've been doing a good job managing their Facebook page, they've been kind of advertising on events rather than upcoming games, even given Super Mario Maker.

This Nintendo phone mock up is what you want.
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Now that Nintendo has said it will enter the mobile space, possibly letting you take Mario on the go, some have let their imagination take that possibility to the extreme.

Artist Pierre Cerveau has gone ahead and designed how a possible Nintendo phone might look and it's gorgeous.

Dubbed the 'Smart Boy,' Cerveau shows off a range of different looks for the imaginary device.

Here it is with a removable controller:

And with some removable storage, RAM or a camera:

What if it ran Android?

You could take Iwata's Mii along for the ride.


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