Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jul 2013 12:28 UTC

Just 160,000 Wii U consoles were sold worldwide between April and June, along with 1.03 million software units. The figure is a 51.3 percent decrease on last quarter; the console has now sold 3.61 million units around the world despite Nintendo's initial prediction of 5.5 million systems moved by the end of March.

To put the 160000 figure in perspective - Microsoft sold 140000 Xbox 360s in just the US, in June alone, and that's after a sharp sales drop, for a console that's 8 years old. Nintendo is not doing well.

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I love the Wii U
by rbrucemtl on Thu 1st Aug 2013 11:03 UTC
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I will support Nintendo... The Old School console refreshed.

I see a lot of people bitching about the power and battery life of the Wii U... I'm 36 and ran out to buy one the same day it became available and have only had a $h#t load of fun with it. The batteries are future replaceable so put it on the charger or plug the controller in to play for 4hours str8 or go get a job to allow time to charge the thing up. The games being made by 3rd parties are just ports and make Nintendo hardware look underpowered but it really is not if the games are done right. The games made by Nintendo and games made optimized are/will be silky smooth. Nintendo started in the ROM erra and keep those ideals of tight programming, low noise, low heat and small consoles...vs MS massive beast over kill jet engines that fry themselves into a ring of death. I'm bored of the 100000 shooters from PS and xBox. The Pikmin, Zelda, Mario games are not out yet and are some of the top games so I'm sure sales will increase in 2014. Wii Games continue to work and look better then on the Wii and the old classics are also available too!

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