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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Out of touch...
by MisterKat on Wed 31st Jul 2013 13:44 UTC
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IMHO, Nintendo's offering just isn't particularly relevant. The console is under-powered and the games are overpriced for what they are.

A work colleague purchased on the day of release and has enjoyed the single game they purchased.

I remember chatting with another colleague, and our conclusion was that we've already played the games Nintendo are offering on previous Nintendo consoles (or close enough for _our_ tastes)

I do believe a place exists for a console aimed at a wider audience, however this isn't it. I *loved* my SNES and the WII is still under the TV for the occasional Sports Resort session, but Nintendo need to stop recycling.

They also need a *lot* more than a tweaked Wii that does 1080p...

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