We all knew the Wii U
was struggling to gain appeal but now it seems things are getting really serious. According to a recent report
, the Wii U has only managed to move around 460,000 units in the bast six months. That's not good.
The latest financial report from Nintendo regarding the Wii U isn't too uplifting. From the system's launch in late November 2012 to the end of September 2013, the Wii U moved 3.91 million consoles. In the past six months, only 460,000 consoles have sold. Even the Wii sold more over the past six months.
To put things into perspective, the Wii moved around 1.7 million units in its first year and its predecessor, the GameCube, sold 6.8 million units within that same time frame.
It's a hard pill to swallow but that's the reality of the situation. Gamers are looking forward to their PS4
and Xbox One
and hardly find the Wii U appealing with its current gen power capabilities. Then again people said the same thing about the 3DS and its lack of appeal during its first year as well. So, things can turn around but it's going to be tough. A lot of the consoles's future will depend on next year's software lineup. Personally, I'm highly anticipating the next Smash Brothers and the yet unannounced Zelda
game. As for third party software? (especially from the west) I don't see much of a future there.