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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RE[5]: Comment by Laurence
by MOS6510 on Fri 15th Feb 2013 14:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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He's nearly 10, but he plays a lot on my iPad and plays Minecraft on my wife's iMac. That takes away playing time from his Wii, making a Wii U not a very good investment I think.

I think you're right and it's better to wait a while and see how things develop.

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