Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:25 UTC
Games The Wii U isn't doing well. "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." All that is old will be new again.
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Not doomed yet...
by xfce_fanboy on Tue 9th Apr 2013 17:35 UTC
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The poor sales of WiiU are hard to interpret right now. Nintendo itself may be a dying brand, based on weak Wii sales for the past few years and a disappointing 3DS launch. Admittedly the WiiU launch was weak, and there's still not a killer app which shows off why every gamer needs to have a touchpad at his/her disposal. Sales may very well pick up once there's a new Zelda, Smash Bros. or Mario Kart.

I doubt WiiU will be a dud on the scale of Virtual Boy, but it's also hard to imagine it'll sell anywhere near the number of units that the original Wii did. I suspect Nintendo has another Gamecube on its hands: an inexpensive system that gamers will buy for a few great first-party games, while turning to Sony or Microsoft to meet most of their gaming needs.

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