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-20K Europe/Other. Yes that's that's minus 20k for Europe etc.
In August Nintendo announced a Wii U price cut in an attempt to spark sales of the console into life. The decision had a positive impact - in the three month period to 30th September 2013 300,000 Wii Us were sold, almost double the 160,000 sold in the prior three month period, but the wider picture remains bleak.http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013- ... ng-profits
Today, Nintendo announced the Wii U had sold just 460,000 units worldwide in the six month period to 30th September 2013. That's an average of 76,666 units a month, globally.
Wii U lifetime sales are now 3.91 million. It seems unlikely that Nintendo will meet its nine million sales expectation by the end of its 2014 financial year.
Nintendo recorded a profit for the three months between April and June despite dismal Wii U sales.http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013- ... ii-u-sales
Nintendo shifted just 160,000 Wii U consoles worldwide - 90,000 in Japan, 60,000 in North America and 10,000 in Europe and Australia. 1.03 million Wii U games were sold.
Wii U has now sold 3.61 million units worldwide.
Estimated European numbers (Q1 2013 in 1st row, Q1 2012 in 2nd row):-
PS3 814,000 | 950,000
360 585,000 | 698,000
3DS 474,000 | 595,000
PSP 290,000 | 375,000
WII 222,000 | 581,000
PSV 145,000 | 394,000WIU 122,000
NDS 38,000 | 196,500
425k sold in Europe in 2012.
4 million Wii Us forcast to ship by end of March (down from 5.5m)http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510710
16 million Wii U software forcast to ship by end of March (down from 24m).
Nintendo UK has remained silent about Wii U sales, but MCV reported first-weekend results of 40,000 consoles. It's a modest sum compared to other launches constrained by the level of stock allocated to the UK, although what did filter through to shop shelves didn't entirely sell out.
Eurogamer has been told by UK numbers firm Chart-Track that, after five weeks on sale, the Wii U's initial sales figure counted for 50.1 per cent of the system's total. This indicates that Wii U sales in the UK were at the 80,000 units mark at the beginning of January.
In terms of money made, it took four weeks for the Wii U to earn £18 million - the amount that the original Wii made in its launch week. That's despite all three Wii U launch bundles costing more, with the most popular Premium bundle priced at least £100 higher per unit. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013- ... s-struggle
Software attachment ratios also drive home the fact that, since launch, Wii U has commanded a far lower user base than other recent home console launches.
Numbers by P. Lavoué from Nintendo France.http://www.lsa-conso.fr/premier-bilan-c ... nce,137328
Wii U 2012 : 120k / 38M€
Wii 2006 : 180k
Basic pack: 10%; ZombiU pack: 15%; Premium: 75%.
3DS 2012 : almost 950k
ps3 2012 : 700k
Wii 2012 : 372k
Xbox360 2012 : 360k
Nintendo’s Wii U console sold around 40,000 units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/wii-u-se ... nd/0107419
Retail sources suggest that effectively amounts to a complete sellout on the UK High Street. Stock is continuing to filter through to retail at a trickle but abundant supplies are not expected until the New Year.
Undoubtedly sales could have been considerably higher had stocks have been more plentiful.
Furthermore, MCV understands that the console has enjoyed a software attach rate in excess of 2:1.
Nintendo sold more than 1 million hardware units over the last week, the company has confirmed to CNET.http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57554 ... 000-wii-u/
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told CNET in a phone interview today that during the last week, its internal data has shown total U.S. hardware sales have reached more than 1.2 million units. That figure includes the Wii U, Wii, 3DS, and DS.
According to Fils-Aime, Nintendo sold over 700,000 consoles during the last week. The Wii U topped the Wii with 400,000 units sold. The Wii, which Nintendo launched all the way back in 2006, was able to muster 300,000 Wii sales during the last week.
"Wii U is essentially sold out of retail and we are doing our best to continually replenish stock," Fils-Aime said. "Retailers are also doing their best to get the product to store shelves. But as soon as product hits retail, they're selling out immediately.
On the portable side, Nintendo sold more than 500,000 hardware units, including 250,000 3DS and 275,000 DS devices. Fils-Aime explained to CNET that the DS outsold the 3DS because of the "significant" deals retailers were offering on Black Friday.
Wii sold 600k in its opening 8 days - http://www.ign.com/articles/2006/11/28/ ... rough-600k