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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RE[2]: Nintendo's Problems...
by MadRat on Thu 1st Aug 2013 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Nintendo's Problems..."
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How important is the point from the same site about Sega Dreamcast dying because PS2 could play DVDs and the Dreamcast could not?

Parallels the PS3 being my main pivot point for BluRays, Netflix, Vudu, etc. Nintendo could read DVDs on the Wii and BluRays on the Wii U if they implemented the codecs. But Nintendo is too damn stubborn to do that. Unbelievable.

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