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

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[4]: Nintendo's Problems...
by Casey99 on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 05:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nintendo's Problems..."
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The Dreamcast had a lot of issues that were simply unavoidable however. The Saturn's failure scared consumers and retailers away from the Dreamcast. Piracy and preexisting tensions scared away developers. Sega had financial issues. The list goes on. Nintendo has very few issues that Sega had and most of their issues are of their own doing. It is Nintendo's fault the name is too closely related to the Wii. It's their fault the online support and multimedia support is crap. They decided to make a stupid controller for who knows what reason. It is their fault they have few good titles on the system. Sega had many missing titles, particularly from EA. So they made their own and are some of the best games of the era. Nintendo just recycles worn out series and seems to be slow at even doing that.

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