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January's NPD numbers are in, and it was a historically rough month for Nintendo's new console. Gamasutra estimates that the system moved between 45,000 and 59,000 units for the month. These figures are especially noteworthy, as they mean the Wii U had a worse month than Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 have had in their entire existence.
It's obviously not great news for Nintendo, but the publisher seems aware of the problem. Recent Nintendo Direct streams have addressed the lack of excitement, and they hope for a strong 2013 with new Virtual Console support and the announcement of big games like Mario, Mario Kart, and a Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remake.
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I saw two Wii Us in a Sam's club
Stinks but hopefully they take it as a sign and start pumping out amazing games we all want. Something I think they will do unlike most studios in entertainment industry.
Obviously these are bad news but I'm not terribly worried, mainly because this is after the holiday season, which automatically means people have recently spent and good chunk of money and a new console might not be a great investment, and because admittedly, despite loving mine, I'll admit that the Wii U still doesn't have a lot of great games released at this particular moment; nevertheless, they've obviously addressed this issue with all of the fantastic titles recently announced at their Wii U Direct stream, so I'm also expecting sales to pick up as we're getting closer to the release dates of those games.
its cause the wii is still selling well and its cheap for parents to buy they need to hurry up and get rid of them and quit making them if they want there wii U to sell better
i think parents are still confused on what there buying for there kids the name is almost the same all parents know is they want a wii or something if there non gamers also stores need to put the wii games in the bargin bin and get rid of them some walmarts only have 5 or 6 wii U games on the shelf when there are about 20 to 30 or more and the games that are on the shelf are games we got on 360 and ps3