The Nintendo Wii U is selling a mere 1.2 games per console in its first opening month according to Nintendo making it a very slow seller compared to its predecessor.
Nintendo’s Wii U has scarcely been out a month and despite a huge launch array of big name titles such as Assassin’s Creed III, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, Mass Effect 3, Batman Arkham City, ZombieU and more, it’s selling at a very slow pace. Nintendo certainly has a lot of choice for gamers for the causal and the hardcore audience with the Wii U.
With the launch of the Wii back in 2006, the system shipped 2 sold games per console. The Wii U’s current sales of 1.2 games sold per console from North America is actually low compare to this. There could be several reasons for this however.
One opinion from analyst James Hardiman of Longbrow Research suggest that the Wii U’s high price tag leaves consumers with little money to be able to afford buying another game. Haridman also thinks that theoretically, with the bundling of Nintendo Land with the deluxe edition of the Wii U, many gamers are simply holding off on buying another game for now due to many consumers finding more than the average amount of gameplay in Nintendo Land.
Of course, this is one mans opinion, what do you think? Bear in mind that Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the Wii U can still be profitable with the sale of one game. So if sales for now are indeed slow, the console must still be profitable.
Source: Nintendo Life.
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