The Nintendo Wii is still outselling the Wii U


The Wii U has been out now for almost a year, and the Wii is still outselling the Wii U. Nintendo has also stopped making games for the Wii since then. This isn’t really a shocker when you know that the PlayStation 3 was outsold by the PlayStation 2 back in the day. The same can also be said of the 3DS being outsold by the DS.

The first-half earnings report from Nintendo shows that the Wii U has sold less than 500,000 units in the last six months ending on September 30, 2013, while selling 6.3 million units of software. The good news is that it’s selling more now compared to the first quarter of the six-month period, which sold 160,000 units.

With that said, the Wii U is cutting in on Nintendo’s profits.

“The Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo’s profits, owing mainly to its markdown in the United States and Europe,” said Nintendo.

“We think that Nintendo has a very low probability of meeting its Wii U forecasts, as it expects the installed base to more than triple by year-end, with very bullish software guidance layered on top. We think the Wii U is the wrong product for consumers, and although we believe that Nintendo faithful will buy the console if it is the only way they can play beloved Nintendo software titles, we think that there are fewer of these faithful than management is counting on to hit its full-year guidance.”

Let’s see how the Wii U fares when Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One hit the market.

Source: Nintendo

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