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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My kids have lots of fun with the Wii now. In fact, I just put a new optical drive in it. I really don't see what the Wii U brings to the table right now. Nintendo usually drops prices on their consoles after a year or so. That's probably when I'll buy.
This year, everyone got tablets. 3 cheap no-name brand ICS tablets for the boys, and a Kindle fire HD for my 12yo daughter.
The tablets are cheap enough so everyone gets their own (no fighting) and it's not so painful when they inevitably get destroyed.

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