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Submitted by Valay 589d ago | news

February 2013 NPD: Wii U around 64,000 units

NE: "It's uncommon to obtain official data from the NPD these days. The company does, however, tend to leave clues about the performance of hardware." (Wii U)

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Jek_Porkins  +   589d ago
Heard it was around 80k, but it's still bad, but not as bad as it could be considering there has been ZERO software to support the console.
BitbyDeath  +   589d ago
On the article -

"Update: Seems the 80,000 figure was inaccurate. Dent tweeted that the the Wii U sold “way under” that number. 64,000 units or so is looking more likely."
ZeekQuattro  +   589d ago
People pick and choose numbers. Pachter actually had it around 88k and we all know he hates Nintendo for some reason. Which makes it funny that he isn't the one giving a low ball number this time. But yeah the numbers aren't good.
TheLyonKing  +   589d ago
He doesn't like their buisness model. He likes playing nintendo games but he is a stock market analyst who is hired to look at many diffrent stocks but his most prevelent stock observation is within gaming.

He looks at companies as a business and tells people if they should invest. Theres a good Pach Attack which explains why he thinks Nintendos buisness model is flawed and it makes a lot of sense.

(Don't shoot the messenger though I am just telling you the fact.)
gamefiles  +   589d ago
Why does this wiiU keep selling ANYTHING if it's a fact that its dry of its true games?
(:
And since when does "most units sold" resolute to being the ones on top? This is video games we are dealing with, not who made the most money lol. I know a BUNCH of artists who make less than justin bieber LMAO.
And those are your facts for today. Thank you.
Dj7FairyTail  +   589d ago
Wii U sold 3.06m since Dec. 31, 2012
why is everyone overlooking that.
bicfitness  +   589d ago
And it sold almost nothing since the hardcore Nintendo fans made their purchase. Why is everyone overlooking that? Oh wait, they're not. It won't even crawl to their revised prediction at this rate. Nintendo will miss their targets AGAIN.
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xursz  +   589d ago
I wonder if Monster Hunter will pick things up. Its not exactly a huge seller in the west and it didn't do much in Japan for whatever reason.

I hope Lego City does well, too.
Dlacy13g  +   589d ago
Increases are always nice but 64k is just not encouraging. Nintendo should be ashamed the way they are managing their console business line. Week in and week out the new release line up for the WiiU AND the Wii is utterly abysmal these days.
khowat  +   589d ago
does the 3ds count as a console
RememberThe357  +   589d ago
Yep. They've done some cool stuff with that though, I have no clue what their smoking over there with the WiiU. I know we just legalized weed, but I didn't expect all of Nintendos Redmond offices to be blowin trees.

I mean come on, publishers and developers WANT to love Nintendo but they keep making it so hard.
Dlacy13g  +   589d ago
I think Nintendo knows handhelds, they have shown that over time. However they clearly got lucky with the Wii early on as it has sunk faster and faster. Now the WiiU is tracking worse than the GameCube. Nintendo should pullout of console hardware, just make handhelds and gaming software for other systems.
Dj7FairyTail  +   589d ago
@Dlacy13g

Wii sales went down starting from 2009 because Nintendo started working on Wii U in 2009.
2010 was the best year for Wii Software and Hardware.

2011 was the year of Wii U unveiling that why we got Zelda and Kirby only for Wii from Nintendo.

2012 was just okay but got great last games for Wii.
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LastXeno  +   589d ago
Not looking good, hopefully Nintendo will start rolling out the heavy hitting published titles this fall. (3D Mario, Zelda Wind Waker, and Mario Kart)
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LOL_WUT  +   589d ago
A price cut will do wonders thats what Nintendo needs ;)
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mistertwoturbo  +   589d ago
Well hopefully this will get Reggie to shut up and stop acting like his sh*t don't stink.
Dj7FairyTail  +   589d ago
Nintendo admits their failures when they see it.
They did with 3DS.

Oh look at Sony who CEO in America who claim the Vita sales are okay. When they were like below 20,000 a month.
dafegamer  +   588d ago
but high in japan. also I dont remember Vita selling below 20.000 in NA troll
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Jadedz  +   589d ago
I never expected this
3rd party developers, and the PS360 being cheaper (and getting the games that the Wii U isn't), is totally making the Wii U irrelevant.

I'm a proud owner, but the numbers don't lie (still too early to worry, though).
Ricdog  +   589d ago
Nintendo's staff needs to be fired immediately. Seriously who are the idiots that are supposed to be in charge of marketing the Wii U??? Hardly any commercials, highway advertisements, posters, magazines,etc....I haven't seen the Wii U on any marketing media.

And fire whoever planned the Wii U software launch window. Nintendo should know they can't rely on 3rd party support. They should have had minimum 3 nintendo exclusive releases back to back in the months after launch.

No Nintendo games = no nintendo buys
a_bro  +   589d ago
People should start to worry after E3, it's too early to know what Nintendo is planning to do to fix this

I mean, they should start by getting those 3rd party games to their side for a change while their first party games get produced.
Dlacy13g  +   589d ago
If you are 3rd party what reason is Nintendo giving them? 64k units? Please make a game on our system while sales are shit so we can work on our first party games and launch them when numbers are a bit better and our games will drive slaes then? If I am 3rd party and heard that I would do exactly what they are doing now. ........nothing on WiiU
NateCole  +   589d ago
Signs are not good but yes it way to early to tell. Remember the PS3 after launch?.

Good to see people using logic this time around.
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a_bro  +   589d ago
All consoles have a rocky start. I don't know what people expected, they probably wanted another 1 hit wonder like the wii. Things have changed since then
lema008  +   589d ago
After E3 would be a better indicator of where the Wii U is heading. But it's got to be baffling,a 2 month dry spell and no proper 3rd party support. Personally, I don't like being spoon fed games which Nintendo has to do without good 3rd party support.

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