Nintendo's Fiscal Report Hopes To Regain Momentum This Year

By Masoud House

April 24, 2013

Nintendo’s newly released fiscal reports show the Wii U has only shipped 3.45 million of its projected 4 million units, which was originally forecast for 5.5 million. Nintendo blames this on a failure to “maintain sales momentum” due to delays of games, and hope to “regain momentum for the platform” by “releasing key Nintendo titles” later this year. Nintendo also said it will continue its “basic strategy of ‘Gaming Population Expansion’ by offering compelling products that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age, gender or gaming experience.

While the console hasn’t shipped as well as projected, they have shipped 13.42 million Wii U games since the console’s launch, with Nintendo Land shipping 2.6 million units, and the New Super Mario Bros. U shipping at 2.1 million. The 3DS has been doing well, shipping over 31 million handhelds, and over 95 million software units, with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 shipping almost 7 million.

With Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, The Wonderful 101, Metro: Last Light, Disney Infinity, New Super Luigi U, and more set to release this year, do you think new “key titles” could fix the Wii U’s sales?

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Masoud House

Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.

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