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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poor timing
by bnolsen on Fri 15th Feb 2013 13:32 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

saturated market (wiiu's biggest competitor is probably wii itself), competition from tablet/mobile, poor economy, average us income is down something like 10k/yr from 5 years ago.

Nintendo has taken risks in the past. most have payed off, perhaps the wiiu won't. Wonder if the micro consoles will do better?

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