Nintendo released its financial results from April to the end of June, revealing sales of 510,000 Wii U consoles, bringing the total of Wii U consoles sold since launching in November 2012 to 6.68 million. Without a doubt did the boost come from the staggering sales of their most recent hit, Mario Kart 8, which accomplished the sale of 2.82 million copies in just over a month. This means that over 2/3 of Wii U owners have a copy of the game. Total Wii U software sales now sit at 36.67 million. Despite the better numbers, Nintendo still suffered another overall loss of ¥9.47bn ($92.6m/£54.7m) despite strong sales of ¥74.6bn, slightly down on last year's ¥81.5bn. Even so, Nintendo is expecting a year-end profit of around ¥40bn, and is promising a surge in major releases in the coming months. With Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad, and Super Smash Bros. coming soon.