How Bad Are Wii U Sales? You Might Want To Take A Seat.

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Photo courtesy neogaf.com
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Nintendo released system and game sales figures for the Wii U and 3DS and to put things bluntly, the 3DS seems to be keeping Nintendo afloat. The handheld sold over a million units this quarter and moved a staggering 11 million games.

Now onto the Wii U. This is gonna hurt.

The Wii U has sold a whopping 160,000 units…from April to the end of June…GLOBALLY.

To put this simply: that is bad.

To put it in internal Nintendo speak: Are we fu**ed? We may be fu**ed. Fu**.

Only 160,000 systems in a three month period in every territory you sell in is no laughing matter. Even the Wii managed to sell over 200,00 systems in the same period. Total sales of the Wii U are sitting at 3.6 million after almost seven months of release with two new consoles on the horizon and Nintendo showing no signs of giving the system a price drop.

This has got to change. The only reason the [amazon_link id=”B002I096AA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]3DS[/amazon_link] took off after its horrific launch was the huge price cut the system received just months after its release. Nintendo noticed that people were not going to pony up $250 for the new handheld and slash its price by $80. If the [amazon_link id=”B009AGXH64″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Wii U[/amazon_link] is to even survive to see another console cycle then this has to be step one in its rehabilitation.

One response to “How Bad Are Wii U Sales? You Might Want To Take A Seat.”

  1. Jeremiah Wolfwood Avatar
    Jeremiah Wolfwood

    I know people are always warning of the coming doom of Nintendo, but for reals this is bad.

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