Is the Wii U selling poorly?

#1SkyCrackersPosted 1/20/2013 5:55:35 PM
I'm seeing a lot of doom and gloom around these boards and in various articles. For example:
http://bgr.com/2013/01/18/nintendo-wii-u-sales-crisis-295918/
I know that trolls and the media love to blow things like this out of proportion (see: 3DS), but is there any truth to it this time? How do these sales compare with, say the Gamecube or the 360 at this point in their lifespans?
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#2Baha05Posted 1/20/2013 5:56:41 PM
It's really not selling badly, it's initial sales were healthy and like new consoles the sales will drop a bit but bounce when new AAA games come out.
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#3Wiiplayer111Posted 1/20/2013 5:57:56 PM
Nintendo said they are fine. Not great, not bad. Steady. Normal.
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#4emagdnEPosted 1/20/2013 5:58:39 PM
yes
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#5DeathSnipe777Posted 1/20/2013 5:59:21 PM
Launch was great, sales have dipped down since then. They'll go back up during the Spring when Pikmin, Monster Hunter and some other games come out, and then they'll shoot up some more after Nintendo reveals some big titles at E3. Then they'll die down during the Fall (unless Nintendo reveals games, otherwise there's NOTHING planned for the Fall), and then they should be anywhere between okay to great on Christmas depending on what games Nintendo releases.
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#6ADHDguitarPosted 1/20/2013 5:59:23 PM
Meh.

BUT WHO CAREZ
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#7PendragoonPosted 1/20/2013 6:00:15 PM
The system has sold very well for a new console. Only the PS2 and Wii beat it in the same time frame. This period of time we are currently in is the slowest sales of the year, every system took a nose dive this past week in Japan.

Nintendo is on track to hit their 5.5 million units sold by the end of March.
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#8jakestar0306Posted 1/20/2013 6:06:36 PM
Poorly in comparison to the Wii; great compared to everything else. People just like to troll.
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#9SuperShyGuy9000Posted 1/20/2013 6:11:52 PM
PENDRAG0ON posted...
The system has sold very well for a new console. Only the PS2 and Wii beat it in the same time frame. This period of time we are currently in is the slowest sales of the year, every system took a nose dive this past week in Japan.

Nintendo is on track to hit their 5.5 million units sold by the end of March.


Not sure about it hitting 5.5. Four million at best

It's selling decently not a blockbuster. Sell won't pick up anytime soon with not many notable games coming out.
#10Baha05Posted 1/20/2013 6:12:55 PM
SuperShyGuy9000 posted...
Not sure about it hitting 5.5. Four million at best

It's selling decently not a blockbuster. Sell won't pick up anytime soon with not many notable games coming out.


Doesn't Monster Hunter come out in March though? Also Lego City? And hell if they can push Pikmin 3 out it'll help.
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