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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."

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Jek_Porkins1205d 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.

BitbyDeath1205d 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."

ZeekQuattro1205d 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.

TheLyonKing1205d 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.)

gamefiles1205d 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.

Dj7FairyTail1205d ago

Wii U sold 3.06m since Dec. 31, 2012
why is everyone overlooking that.

bicfitness1205d 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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xursz1205d 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.

Dlacy13g1205d 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.

khowat1205d ago

does the 3ds count as a console

RememberThe3571205d 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.

Dlacy13g1205d 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.

Dj7FairyTail1205d ago (Edited 1205d 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.

LastXeno1205d ago (Edited 1205d 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)

LOL_WUT1205d ago (Edited 1205d ago )

A price cut will do wonders thats what Nintendo needs ;)

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