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[3]: Nintendo's Problems...
by Kochise on Thu 1st Aug 2013 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nintendo's Problems..."
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That's mostly the point. Anyway :

- The DC couldn't either run Saturn games and DVD disc.
- The Wii cannot run Wii U games

- The DC, while technically capable, couldn't compete with the Sony marketing machine
- The Wii U, while technically viable, couldn't compete with the Sony and Microsoft marketing machines.

- etc...

Just like Sega did, Nintendo should perhaps consider opening its licenses.


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