Wii U Sales Numbers Could Definitely Be Much Better

It’s no big secret that the Wii U hasn’t exactly lit the gaming world on fire, but Nintendo’s latest earnings report paints a far bleaker picture than most could have ever anticipated.

Between April 1 and June 30 of this year, 160,000 units were sold. Not across North America, but globally. Again, over a space of three months. Not good.

That’s 90,000 in Japan, 60,000 in the US, and 10,000 across the entirety of Europe and Australia. Again, abysmal numbers, across the board. Lifetime sales is up to 3.61 million at this point.

One does not have to be an analyst to figure that out: there’s just not enough compelling software, plain and simple. Game makers have been sluggish since day one, and the latest numbers is even less incentive for developers to roll up their sleeves and do something with hardware.

Though it wasn’t all doom and gloom; the 3DS on the other hand is doing very well. As previously noted, it was the best selling hardware in the US for two months straight and moved 1.4 units in the last quarter.

And why is that? While the platform isn’t bursting at the seams with games quite yet, there’s still plenty of offerings that makes the 3DS an absolute must have, with Animal Crossing New Leaf being the first thing that comes to mind.

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