Wii U Struggling
Nintendo’s first-quarter financial results have shown that only a mere 160,000 Wii U consoles were sold from the start of April to the end of June this year in the entire world. 90,000 units were sold in Japan, 60,000 in America, and an incrediblyÂ depressing figure of 10,000 in Europe, Australia and the rest of the world.
In it’s first few months, the Wii U sold a respectable 3 million units, but since then has struggled to stay afloat. For the moment, the Wii U is costing Nintendo heavily. Obviously, Nintendo won’t worry as they’re still making somewhat of a profit. The 3DSÂ has helped Nintendo achieve these profits by selling over a million 3DS consoles in this quarter. Although it’s not doing as well as the original DS, the 3DS is still succeeding.
The Wii U could be making a comeback next year, but by then it may be too late. Smash Bros. and Mario Kart will be releasing in 2014, which will definitely help to sell Wii U units. However, by then the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will be released. Although they had a head start on Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo could have to play catchup next year if Wii U sales continue to plummet.