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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Well yes...but...
by roracle on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 10:45 UTC
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If Nintendo released your average console they probably would sell very nicely indeed. However, they are taking the risk that Microsoft is afraid of taking. Nintendo will be the first with a VR console because the others will still be using the controller as their main interface. No one innovates.

Given the history of Nintendo, this is no thing at all. When you've been around over 100 years you are going to have your ups and you are going to have your downs. They have had more ups than downs. Expect an "up" soon.

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RE: Well yes...but...
by zima on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 13:31 in reply to "Well yes...but..."
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So you missed MS Kinect? Microsoft is perhaps who innovates with interface the most now, and is the closest to "VR console"...

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