Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:34 UTC
Games "We're told by someone with access to the NPD's data that sales for January were 'well under' 100,000 units. By our estimates, sales were somewhere between 45,000 and 59,000 units for the month, which is lower than any of the three previous-generation home consoles sold in their worst months, with the possible exception of a recent performance by the original Wii." This doesn't surprise me. I've always wondered: who's the Wii U for? Casual Wii buyers - which comprise most of the Wii owners, I'd guess - have little reason to upgrade, and hardcore Nintendo fans are waiting for the next re-releases of Mario and Zelda from the Nintendo Game-o-tron. Until then, who's going to buy this thing?
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Fri 15th Feb 2013 10:25 UTC
Laurence
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In truth, I hadn't even realise it had been released. Given how much fuss Sony, Microsoft and Apple all make about their flagship product launches, the Wii U launch completely passed me by.

Of course there's always the chance that I've just been oblivious to it (I'd be quite surprised given how closely I follow tech news - but it's not an impossibility). I do wonder how many others missed this though.

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