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Nintendo sells just 460,000 Wii U units in last six months

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Oct 2013 20:06 User comments (6)

Nintendo sells just 460,000 Wii U units in last six months Nintendo revealed today that they sold just 460,000 Wii U consoles for the 180 day period ending September 30, 2013.
The shocking figure comes as part of the company's latest earnings report.

This most recent quarter was an improvement over the last quarter, with the gaming giant selling 300,000 units compared to 160,000. The console was obviously helped by a price cut and new higher profile releases such as Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

Thanks to a weak yen, the company did manage a $6.1 million profit, which was a decent turnaround for the company that lost $168 million last year.

Nintendo had internal targets of 9 million Wii U sales by the end of the company's 2014 financial year (year ended March 2014). That target seems utterly impossible, as the console has yet to reach 4 million units sold since launch.

The 3DS had a much better quarter, selling 3.89 million units, along with software sales hitting 27.38 million units thanks to new first party titles like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Pokemon X and Y are expected to help next quarter's 3DS sales improve even more.

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6 user comments

131.10.2013 6:04

But what is funny is this when christmas comes around and people see xbox one at 499.99 and the ps4 at 499.99 and find out they have to pay for online services they will just purchase a wii u at 399.99 for the special edition zelda now dropped to 299.99 they are far under the competitors products even people in washington state have said they won't purchase a xbox one until a price drop and microsoft is located there.

there are going to be a blue christmas for microsoft and sony

231.10.2013 14:01

Quote:
there are going to be a blue christmas for microsoft and sony

Maybe, but I don't think it'll be as horrible to them as you think it will.

Nintendo should pick up with the new Mario & Luigi U bundle. 2 games included for $300 price range is a lot better deal and more recognizable to parents than the Zelda Bundle. Honestly though if Nintendo wants to push Wii U, they need to do 2 things; 1) Pull all Wii's off North America Shelves. 2) Start releasing more first party titles, preferably on time. 3rd Party is going to move on Wii U if Nintendo can't prove it can resell their killer apps.

331.10.2013 15:44

Also 3DS sales should spike with the new Zelda coming out.

I'm personally going to wait for all the next gen consoles to drop by at least $100. And I never picked up a PS3 because during it's lifespan it was always more expensive than the competition.

431.10.2013 19:14

Some analysts are saying the Wii U is the best choice this holiday and with the (rumored) information about the XB1 and PS4 not living up to the hype of the alleged power they had and issues of features not working, the networks to handle the online games not being ready, and other potential game breaking issues with the software and hardware it is being said the XB1 and PS4 are rushed and not complete.

Not to mention many of the games being made are also still made for the 360 and PS3 and Wii U.

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531.10.2013 23:56

double post

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Oct 2013 @ 23:57

631.10.2013 23:57

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
there are going to be a blue christmas for microsoft and sony
Are you kidding? Xbox One and PS4 will be sold out by Christmas.

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