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2013 Wii U Sales Look Dismal

"Wii U sales hit a low in January and February this year, according to the latest NPD data."

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TheLyonKing1232d ago

Or you can flip it and they are incredible for a hardware that has no games.

ritsuka6661232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

No games you want to play does not equate to No games. Do you expect new ones to come out weekly? Those would be the ones not worth it. This launch line up of Wii u has had more quality titles than any system release.

TheLyonKing1232d ago

yes no games, Zombie U was horribly buged and the only redeeming game has been supermario bro's U.

The multiplatform games I will just get on my ps3/360 because I perfer the control rather than looking up or down.

Am not looking for weekly releases but I am looking for more support from nintendo. I am looking forward to the big games coming but they could have staggered it so we got a couple near release date.

matgrowcott1232d ago

@LyonKing

ZombiU wasn't horribly bugged. It was awesome - exactly the sort of survival horror game people have been wanting for ages.

But it was exclusive for a console that not everybody owns and it could be very difficult at times, so it's been panned by people that haven't played it.

zerocrossing1232d ago

January and February are notoriously tough times for consoles sales.

Give it some time, once Nintendo pushes out their big guns (Zelda, Mario, Pikmin, X etc) the Wii U will sales will pick up, IMO.

Muffins12231231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

Really?There hardware barley beats a last gen console and its at the price of a next gen console...what the fuck are people thinking.And of course with Nintendo,they have huge focus on there first party yet the games get held back by there gimmicks(a tablet as a controller) and horrible hardware...

MultiConsoleGamer1232d ago

IGN is the same company that said "And as a result, I'm sure Revolution (Wii) -- like GameCube -- will become a niche console for Nintendo fans."

IGN also claimed the original Nintendo DS would "be discontinued and replaced by a portable GameCube, one that used actual GCN discs."

Actual quote: "And more intriguing still, sources claim that Nintendo is once again trying to make the machine a portable GameCube."

And of course they used the same spin they're pushing on the Wii U against the 3DS as well. 31 million units later....

You can argue these numbers all you want, my point is that IGN has a long standing agenda against Nintendo, and is definitely trolling for hits and trying to make things seem as bad as possible. If you want Nintendo news its best to look elsewhere.

PS: Hey IGN, how is your financial status? Not too good from what I hear.

gillri1232d ago

nice points you make there...apart from the fact the story was actually broken by Gamasutra

TongkatAli1232d ago

IGN died to me when it gave God Hand a 3/10.

Venox20081231d ago

I still cant forgive them for that score.. God Hand is one of my favourite games

NYC_Gamer1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

Nintendo really should have thought things out before they released Wii-U on the market..It's clear Ninty didn't have any solid plans for the console because they seem confused about Wii-U themselves..

TongkatAli1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

Wind Waker and Pikmin 3 are going to be sick. I could care less about the sales of the Wii U. Nintendo is rich and cheap with their money, they're doom proof.

Edit: @ caseh lol, I know! Mario bros Wii U had only two themes, think about that. The nice way of putting it, Nintendo is smart with its money, lol.

caseh1232d ago

As much as every one hates Pachter he basically said the same thing. Nintendo are worth so much they could bleed money for the next 50 years and still not have to withdraw from the hardware market.

abzdine1232d ago

for me there is no game worth investing for the console at the moment.

Give me a brand new Zelda and it'll be hard to resist.

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