Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:34 UTC
Games "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." This doesn't surprise me. I've always wondered: who's the Wii U for? Casual Wii buyers - which comprise most of the Wii owners, I'd guess - have little reason to upgrade, and hardcore Nintendo fans are waiting for the next re-releases of Mario and Zelda from the Nintendo Game-o-tron. Until then, who's going to buy this thing?
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RE: Of course it's not selling well.
by zima on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 18:58 UTC in reply to "Of course it's not selling well."
zima
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A $300 console + $60 video games is simply asking too much for many Americans these days when gas prices are up, taxes are up, health care cost are up, and job opportunities are low.

You still live in quite prosperous bubble... people in many less prosperous places (which is most of them) still buy into games.

One of the reasons why video games are expensive is because of the copyright laws that forces video game publishers/developers to license their software.

Corporate/publisher piracy won't bring many people to developing games in the future...

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