It is no secret that at the moment, Nintendo’s Wii U console is not doing as well as it should. In fact even against the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, the Wii U appeared to be struggling, with many claiming the lack of blockbuster titles as one of the main reasons. However there are developers who are also staying away from the console because of that, which does seem like a pretty vicious cycle. In any case while it remains to be seen how many units the Wii U will sell in its lifetime, a market search conducted by DFC Intelligence has suggested that the Wii U will sell about 25 million units in its lifetime.
This pales in comparison to the likes of the Wii which managed 100 million units, and will put it slightly ahead of the Nintendo GameCube and the original Xbox One, which sold 22 million units and 24 million units respectively. Of course there are plenty of titles for the Wii U that has yet to be launched, with DFC Intelligence calling the platform a device mainly for the launch of first-party software, such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. just to name a few. Perhaps with the launch of said titles, and subsequent releases of more popular first-party software, that number will increase, but in the meantime what do you guys make of the 25 million lifetime prediction? Will the Wii U turn out to be a huge flop?
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