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.

Thread beginning with comment 568518
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
They need software
by roblearns on Wed 31st Jul 2013 21:26 UTC
Member since:

The old Wii was the generation leader with nearly 100 million units sold.

And the makeup of the Wii market was a lot of casual gamers, that don't really follow or care about all the logic of why the Wii U is supposedly bad.

I still play the Wii with my family, but we don't really get the chance to buy titles any more. I bought all the major titles, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports Resort.

But when the major titles stopped appearing - naturally I didn't have anything to buy, and those titles were also system sellers - so the interest in the Wii dropped off. One would think Nintendo planned that.

But where are the titles that would force me to pick up a Wii U, in order to continue my Nintendo habit of the last several years.

Well I don't know. I got so curious about why no good titles were coming out I purposely searched out when I could expect the next Mario Kart - 2014???? WHAT?

It's like Nintendo forgot what business they were in, or something. Oh I hear they are claiming that titles will fix everything....well, if they really understood that, then where are they?

Reply Score: 3