During the Nintendo Wii U’s launch week in the U.S., Nintendo announced it sold 400,000 units of its next-generation console, but it looks like in post-holiday sales it hasn’t been keeping up with its launch-week momentum as a new report is showing the Wii U isn’t selling so great these days.
This past January, the Wii U only sold only 57,000 units in the U.S. Those sales numbers aren’t coming from Nintendo, as we’re sure they’d be embarrassed to report that number, instead, they’re coming from an unnamed source who is said to have access to numbers from the NPD Group. Just to compare, the Wii sold 435,000 units in its first post-holiday month.
The lack of worthwhile titles are probably what is holding potential Wii U customers back from spending $300+ on Nintendo’s new console. When you consider big-name publishers such as Ubisoft and Activision are also not pleased with how the Wii U has been selling since its launch, we don’t see the console selling well unless Nintendo pulls some big news out of E3 this year. If there was a time a Nintendo console needed a new Mario, Legend of Zelda or Super Smash Bros. title, now would be it.