It came out just a few months ago. And it’s already on life support.
Sales have been tepid, and the competition is closing. Nintendo reportedly sold “well under” 100,000 Wii U units in January, a terribly underwhelming total for a new console, and things won’t get any better if hardcore gamers start pinching pennies in advance of a big bad new Xbox. Microsoft rumors swirl daily, Valve’s Steam Box is definitely landing this year, and, oh, on Feb. 20 in the Big Apple, Sony will make a landmark announcement that everyone is almost sure will involve a new console.