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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Mobile platforms !!!
by bowkota on Fri 15th Feb 2013 10:55 UTC
bowkota
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If you look at the success of the Wii, it's biggest audience was probably casual games of all ages; from 8 to 88.

Fast forward a few years and now everyone has a capable mobile device, be it a 4-5 inch smartphone or some sort of tablet. Many of those games are Fun to play. It's not about the graphics and that's where the Wii succeeded. The Wii U is just and evolution of that but this time around it has some major competition.

Xbox and Playstation are fine (for now). Projects like NVidia's Shield and a more advanced Apple TV could take a chunk out of their share as well.

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