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Nintendo has cut its sales expectations for the Wii U in its projections for the current fiscal year ending in late March. The company, however, will still see a profit for the time period.
Last October Nintendo expected to sell 5.5 million units of the Wii U worldwide, but now this figure is down to four million. Numbers for the 3DS handheld have also been adjusted to 15 million down from 18.5 million.
Since the Wii U's launch in November, the console has sold 3.06 million units around the world.
Despite these sales adjustments, Nintendo says it expects to make 14 billion yen this fiscal year (due to a weakened yen) as opposed to the originally forecasted 6 billion yen.
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I'm not surprised. But still, that is a ton of sales.
Could be a lot worse. And with many promising games on the horizon, I expect things to look better for the Wii U as the year drags on.
That's like people talking about Apple cutting their forecasts here recently, and then realizing that Apple still is about 56% of the smartphone market lol. I mean these #'s are easily attainable, and they're still planning on making more money even with the forecast #'s down. Also with all the great titles on the horizon, and people EXPECTING a price drop with the new systems coming they will definitely make a killing this year. Since I bought a Wii U at launch I will probably wait a while before I get the new PS4/Xbox720 and see how all of that goes. I own a PS3 and 360 and love both of them to death, but I'm just going to see what each console can do etc... before I make that purchase. Heck I will probably even wait for a price drop on them to be honest since I have a Wii U and a gaming PC for the time being.
The way Nintendo marketed the Wii U was so baffling, it was hard not to see it sell below expectations.
least theres still in the green .. if they had more games that weren't ports of things already released at launch for wii u i think it'd have sold more . and 3ds while picking up is still light on games alot of ppl want ( even tho i'm happy with mine).