Despite another loss, things are changing
Despite the major success of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo only sold 510,000 Wii U units from April-June, bringing the life to date sales to around 6.68 million consoles. Financially, the company lost $97.3 million.
Regardless of this loss, Wii U sales are up in comparison to 2013. With upcoming games such as Hyrule Warriors, and Super Smash Bros., the console will likely maintain the momentum it gained with Mario Kart 8.
One major advantage of Mario Kart 8 releasing in the first half of the year is that general awareness of the console, for both the consumers and the media, seems to be rising.
Many people outside of the Nintendo gaming community are alluding Nintendo's struggles to the ill-fated Sega Dreamcast. While the Dreamcast sold better initially, Sega lacked the finances to fund it beyond a few years. Nintendo, on the other hand, could suffer a 20 Billion Yen loss for 38 years straight.
Do you think things will turn around for the Wii U, or will it ultimately fail?
7 news items
Is Nintendo Making A New Wii U Gamepad?
Recent commercial may have leaked new GamePad model
Zeldathon Relief Announced
Pot smashing for a great cause
Why the Inclusion of The Duck Hunt Dog in Super Smash Bros. Was Brilliant
How the the most hated character in video games rose to the top of the Smash heap
Nintendo Confirms Select Amiibo Have Been Discontinued
Prepare for aftermarket markup!
Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Unlikely to Return to Series
Suspects series will continue without him
New Legend of Zelda Wii U Gameplay Shown at The Game Awards
Who needs Skyrim???
Wii U's eShop draws Lucadian Chronicles next week
It's time to D-D-D-D-D-Draft!
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Rumored to be Cancelled
Rumors swirl online of an impending announcement
Ackk Studio's Y2K Coming to the Wii U's eShop
More JRPG love for Wii U owners
Error Code Makes Playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Impossible
Causes game and system to not function
Joe Larrey said:
Thanks Zach! I too hope this paves the way for a Duck Hunt revival! ... Why the Inclusion of The Duck Hunt Dog in Super Smash Bros. Was Brilliant
amiibo won't last for a year anyway. its such a stupid idea. figures that don't actually do anything. way to copy off ... Nintendo Confirms Select Amiibo Have Been Discontinued
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