The lights are on
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'm waiting for a few games to come out first. I hear there is a monster hunter bundle though and a lot of my friends are into that game so maybe ill try it out then.
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I called this more than a year ago.
I'll commit to one later this year.
I know I want one.
The Wii U needs games and they are coming. Lets hope Monster Hunter can sell the console.
I've said before, naming it the WiiU was the worst thing they could've done on top of not having a new 3d Mario or Zelda at launch.
I have plenty of gamer friends that had no idea that the WiiU was a new system and not just another peripheral. If you look at the marketing for it, it's been terrible.
They need better games
Just wait until later this year...they will pick up speed.