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Nintendo Sells 3 Million Wii Us, Lowers Sales Forecasts Again

by Ron Duwell | January 30, 2013January 30, 2013 2:30 pm PST


The Wii U continues to take a pounding on sales following Nintendo’s Q3 report which puts the numbers way lower than what Nintendo had predicted. To date, Nintendo has sold three million Wii U consoles worldwide and 11.69 pieces of software for the fledgling system.

With the latest figures, Nintendo has once again been forced to lower its sales forecast of the system, much like they did before, and they are expecting to bring in a drop of 17 percent in revenue.

As bad as these launch figures might seem, don’t count Nintendo down and out just yet. The first wave of software might have failed to deliver a knock-out marquis title, but 2013 is already looking to be a much brighter year with more fun Nintendo games for long time fans to choose from. Nintendo recently took time during a Nintendo Direct presentation to announce a new 3D Mario, a new Mario Kart, a new Yoshi title, progress on Smash Bros. and two separate Zelda games.

I know I’m personally waiting for adjustments, a start-up patch and a few more solid games before I jump aboard, so count me as a second generation Nintendo Wii U owner once I finally come around.

In other news, the Wii is nearing 100 million units sold worldwide, making it the second home console to ever reach that mark, the other being the PlayStation 2. The Nintendo 3DS is also performing admirably with 30 million sales in sight.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...