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.
The review were bad. Updating doesn’t work. Battery life on controllers SUCKS, not many exciting titles, upcoming new generation of PS and XBox.
Nintendo might actually not make it this time.