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: Nintendo's Problems...
by Novan_Leon on Thu 1st Aug 2013 15:20 UTC in reply to "Nintendo's Problems..."
Novan_Leon
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Well-said.

That being the case, for those claiming that the WiiU will be the death of Nintendo, it's important to remember that Nintendo has billions of dollars in the bank and is easily able to afford multiple failed consoles before they would be in any real financial peril.

It's a shame. I've always been a fan of Nintendo and I really want them to succeed, but it just seems like they're bogged down by a decade(s) old business mentality and the inability to adapt to the modern high-definition always-online era of electronic entertainment.

Edited 2013-08-01 15:33 UTC

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