January console sales numbers are still not in from sales tracker NPD, but some analysts with inside knowledge have put out their own estimates. According to analysts from EEDAR, the Wii U sold anywhere from 110,000 to 125,000 units in North America in January. The analysts expect Wii U sales in January to have been beaten by the Xbox 360, PS3, and the Nintendo 3DS.
NPD will release their January sales figures later this week. The sales analysts said that the weak Wii U sales are due to Nintendo not marketing the Wii U enough — which is true: Nintendo has barely promoted the Wii U since its launch back in November. By comparison, they spent a lot more money promoting the original Wii during its launch.
Nintendo is well aware of the weaker Wii U sales: recently, they lowered their annual Wii U sales forecast from 5.5 million units to 4 million units. By the end of 2012, Nintendo shipped 3 million Wii U consoles worldwide.
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