Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:25 UTC
Games The Wii U isn't doing well. "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." All that is old will be new again.
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by edwdig on Mon 8th Apr 2013 23:38 UTC
edwdig
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2005-08-22

This ignores that Nov-Dec sales were extremely high. In the first month and a half the Wii U sold about as many systems as the Xbox 360 and PS3 did in their first 6 months.

What's happening here is that they were able to have more units available at launch than most systems do. They were able to satisfy the early demand right away, rather than trickling out to the early adopter crowd.

Like every other console at its launch, there aren't a lot of games out for it yet. The games will come later this year, and sales will pick up.

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by ze_jerkface on Tue 9th Apr 2013 16:02 in reply to "Conveniently left out..."
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2012-06-22

Extremely high? It was outsold by the 360 in December.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-360-was-best-selling-us-console-i...

Sorry but the Wii U is just not striking the right chord with gamers. It's a mediocre system with a clunky touch controller that no one cares about. Most of us gamers said "meh" when this thing was previewed but Nintendo didn't listen. They also ignored requests to make their first-party games work with the pro controller. I'm really sick of these arrogant tech companies thinking that they can ignore customers and chase trends while expecting those same customers to keep forking out the same amount of money. It doesn't work that way and Nintendo deserves to get burned.

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by WorknMan on Wed 10th Apr 2013 00:16 in reply to "RE: Conveniently left out..."
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2005-11-13

I'm really sick of these arrogant tech companies thinking that they can ignore customers and chase trends while expecting those same customers to keep forking out the same amount of money. It doesn't work that way and Nintendo deserves to get burned.


Seems to be working fine for Apple ;)

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