After getting a good sales count for its gaming console Wii U, the maker ‘Nintendo‘ set high expectations from the first quarter of 2013. A couple of weeks back, company cut down its sale projections. The sales count of Wii U was indeed very bad in the first month of 2013.
According to a representative of tracking firm ‘NPD’ the first three month US sales count of Wii U is very poor as compared to what it was for Wii for the same period. There is a huge drop of 38 percent in US sales count.
Around 9,40,000 units of Wii U have been sold in US by the end of January. This much count has the numbers of November and December as well. The US sales count for these two months was 8,90,000. It means that only 50,000 units were sold in US last month.
This is the historically bad sales count for any system. No current generation system has gone that much bad in sales count since 2005. System Wii also faced a bad time in October, but still, it was able to reach the US sales count of 67,000 units in that month. The lowest US sales count by PlayStation 3 was 82,000 units that was seen in April and May of 2007.
The Nintendo is indeed suffering from a bad time. The critics are claiming this low sales count, an indication about the end of empire of Nintendo, which is very near.
Of course, the performance is very poor, but it’s not good to say anything about the future of Nintendo. The company has faced bad times in the past and knows well about how to come out of it. The company may bring a price cut in Wii U or may launch incredible games in the near future to get back on to the good sales count track. In fact, the company has already announced about games Pikmin 3 and Game & Wario that will be launched in the second quarter of this year.
Nothing can be said at that point. No good effort from the company will result even lower sales count of the system. It would be interesting to see that what efforts the company will make to increase the sales count of the system.