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Iwata feels sales of the Wii U have been steady

Satoru Iwata Wii U

While the Wii U may have pushed 400,000 united in the US during the launch week, sales have slowed considerably and many people are calling the console a flop. Consumer interest may have slowed, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata isn’t worries despite the Wii U missing sales predictions.

“At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn’t as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom. But sales are not bad, and I feel it’s selling steadily.”

Iwata has declined to give specific details on Wii U sales or Nintendo’s expected forecasts for the console, but in an interview with Reuters he did state that the company will continue to find new ways to increase Wii U sales in the ever-changing market. Previous expectations for the Wii U sat at 5.5 million Wii U devices sold by the end of March. Whether or not Nintendo will make this prediction remains to be seen, but there are many upcoming titles in the next two months that could push Wii U sales.

[via BGR]

 

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  • http://twitter.com/Klenko88 Daniel araujo

    The price is something to look at when answering the question why the
    wiiu hasnt sold as many units asn wii? after this holidays seasons ended
    I went to some stores and I saw a lot of Wiius that nobody bought, I’m
    from Mexico and the wiiu is not having a great time here, for once the
    deluxe set cost 7300 pesos, thats equivalent to 605-610 dollars, and
    i’ve seen the same price in the hole country, I mean I think the price
    is too high in other countries. So imagine if there are parents in USA
    thay might say 350 dollars are a lot of money in other countries thats
    just insane and i’m pretty sure not a lot of kids in other zones in the
    world got a wiiu for the holidays

  • Sidney Majurie

    2 million systems sold since Nov 19… Why is that not phenomenal?

    • TheLast

      They were probably expecting 2M in in 2 weeks instead of 6!

  • NintendoNoob

    People will be really dissapointed when they don’t get this amazing console and it’s sold out everywhere. Better act fast, it’s not a flop

  • uPadWatcher

    It’s a good thing that the Wii U have sold over 2 million units worldwide.  There’s a stronger possibility the U would DOUBLE that when Sega releases Aliens: Colonial Marines (I’m buying it for Randy Pitchford!) and Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends.

    • TheLast

      The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as well. Note that all of these are just launch window games.

  • joseph taylor

    if you want to sell your consoles you need to make online one of the best out there or give up right now.

  • Chris C

    Nintendo and Satoru Iwata Projected 5.5 Million Wii U’s by March 31st

    As of 12/29: 2.45 Million.

    On pace for approx 4.5 Million.

    Iwata is doing damage control.

    Also – 24 million Games projected. Currently – 5 million. On pace for – 15 million… Ouch.

  • john

    Make more awesome games.

  • Spencer Campbell

    dude, they arnt sold out, but its not a flop, its a happy medium right now and it will slow down until they launch mroe good games (monster hunter anyone?)