VGChartz shows the gap between Wii and Wii U sales.
Both Microsoft’s and Sony’s newest consoles have already outsold Nintendo’s Wii U, despite Nintendo’s console surging 340 percent since the price drop in September, as well as the arrival of several games, such as Super Mario 3D World.
David Cole of DFC Intelligence says that while that more than triple increase sounds fantastic, the fact is that the console has “really struggled”, and by the end of November both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One had already surpassed the Wii U’s total sales of 2013.
He goes on to state that the Wii U is looking more like the GameCube’s launch than the Wii’s, and that it has “a very small user base.” He adds that, “It will appeal mainly to fans of Nintendo’s first party brands.”
For a more accurate look at how the Wii U is stacking up to the Wii, Nintendo’s current console, available since November, 2012, globally sold 3.91 million units from launch to the end of September. The Wii, however, had sold 13 million units during that same time frame after it debuted in 2006.
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Source: USA Today