Wii U Still Pee-Yew
The Japanese videogame company reported that it sold just 160,000 units of the eight-month-old device worldwide in its April to June quarter, marking about 3.61 million sold to date. By comparison, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which was released in 2005, sold 140,000 units in just the U.S. during the month of June alone.
The poor showing was even eclipsed by the company’s original Wii–which first went on sale in 2006 yet sold 210,000 units in the latest quarter.
Will Nintendo DS sales be enough to sustain the company as a hardware concern, or will we soon be playing Mario Brother on our iPhones and Androids?