Wii U comes in third with 66,000 units sold in February

Friday, 15 March 2013 16:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U moved 66,000 units in the US last month according to NPD data released in a Macquarie Capital analyst note. According to the note, the system came in last place in sales, with Xbox 360 moving 302,000 units and PS3 263,000 units. The firm felt Wii U showed well with 45% growth month-over-month, with the Deluxe model showing an 70% increase in consumer demand. Thanks GI International.


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  1. Francis O

    Still far behind MS and Sony, but at least their is growth. March should get better as well, as Nintendo actually has games coming out this month.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    They really need a price cut and fast.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    Ouch! things aren’t going well for Wii U.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Francis O

    @2 They need games, not a price cut. The PS3 and Xbox 360 wouldn’t be selling, if they didn’t have games.

    For example, what if Mario Kart released on Wii U this past February. Do you really think the sales would have been at 66K?

    Games drive hardware, the price is fine. The Wii U didn’t have any major releases in January or February.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Imperius

    @4 They need better hardware period. PS4 and the Next Box will win this generation. Many people fell victim to Nintendo’s Wii (Gamecube + gimmick controller) system last time and found that the system didn’t get used but was nothing more than a fad. They had no third party support because who wants to water down a game so much. Nintendo just got smacked with a lawsuit that took 3DS tech from Sony no less (LOL) and to make things worse just launched a system claiming it’s for the HARDCORE gamers yet offer 10 year old tech, and they are selling each system at a loss? How?

    Don’t get me wrong I like Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros. I used to like Mario (OLD CRAP NOW) but I want them to be on my PC, PS4, or Next Box. I cant support a company that tries to screw its fan-base with old hardware. The fact they haven’t upgraded from the Gamecube chip yet cries this company is out of the hardware business soon (SEGA). Yeah they have the hand held market for now but Apple is taking into that pie and the PS Vita will out sell it once the PS4 hits with Gaikai and more games. I love my Vita it plays all my PS One favorites and soon my PS4 games via Remote Play over Wifi or 3G (Only gripe wish it was 4G). Something Nintendo copied from Sony (PSP+PS3 or PS Vita+PS3) and are failing at right now.

    I hope they fail, I hope they become third party like SEGA and let the big boys handle the hardware.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Francis O


    There are so many problems/idiotic unproven statements in your rant that I’m not even going to waste my time pointing out all of your flaws. I’ll just say this.

    Nintendo is not going to be like SEGA, and lets see how the sales are by the end of the year when Nintendo has games out for the Wii U. Remember the 3DS sales at the beginning? Yeah different story now. Wishful thinking on your part though.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    I still think price trumps games selection. But ultimatly it is like a catch 22. They have to sell enough systems in order to get the games that will sell more systems. Having rayman being pushed back and then going mulitplate is an example of what I am talking about. If system sales were brisker, UBI might not have made that move. And a march time release of Rayman exclusivly for WiiU was badly needed by the system.

    I just can’t say it enough, for the masses beyond us dedicated gamers, price is king.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. fearmonkey

    They do need games but i’m not sure that will have people clamoring for them at this point. PS4 has captured people attention, the next xbox will do so in April or may, and like the Dreamcast to PS2, people may wait to buy the next gen systems.

    Nintendo was stupid not releasing a Zelda game, Smash Bros, Mario Cart, or Mario 3d Game right off the bat, and then another one in the spring or around the time the next consoles launch.

    I loved the Dreamcast, it was an amazing system that had amazing games, and the Wiiu is reminding me of it. Unless the pull something magical out of their hat soon, they are going to continue to lose momentum. If MS and Sony have killer apps at their launch, The Wiiu even with a great Mario or Zelda game may find themselves behind from now on.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Imperius

    @6 You’re not going to waste your time because you can’t back up your statement “There are so many problems/idiotic unproven statements in your rant that I’m not even going to waste my time pointing out all of your flaws.” and point out my so-called flaws.

    What you meant to say was

    There are so many problems/idiotic unproven statements in your rant that I’m not even going to waste my time pointing out all of your flaws.

    = I don’t care about what you had to say…

    Read this part
    I hope they fail, I hope they become third party like SEGA and let the big boys handle the hardware.”

    Had to get my opinion out… and post this crap.

    I’ll just say this.

    Nintendo is not going to be like SEGA, and lets see how the sales are by the end of the year when Nintendo has games out for the Wii U. Remember the 3DS sales at the beginning? Yeah different story now. Wishful thinking on your part though.

    Tell me what name is at the top twice when it comes to Systems not hand-helds.

    More food for thought

    #9 2 years ago

    It doesn’t need games. It’s got games.

    It’s fully backwards compatible.

    It doesn’t need a price cut.

    How many units did the Wii sell at that price? (even higher on eBay)

    What it needs is to be canned, and for Nintendo to release a proper console.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Francis O

    There’s no need to argue with you online. your rant did have a lot of stupid unproven statements. Do you even know how or why SEGA went out of business?

    Exactly how old are you? Were you around when SEGA had multiple failed consoles? Do you really think the low sales of the Dreamcast killed off SEGA from the hardware business?

    Like I said, I’m not going to waste my time proving my points to someone who doesn’t know what the fuck there talking about in the first place.

    You do a simple search and find out why SEGA went third party. Or you can read this article here, if your too lazy to do it yourself.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    I doubt Ninty will leave hardware biz soon. An excellent reason is given by Pachter in latest Pach-Attack on GT.
    They have enough money to wade through years. But I hope they diversify soon. Sony, despite being in such a mess, only lives on because they diversified itself in its heydays. You always have something to fall back to if you have many biz under one umbrella.

    Also that gamasutra link was mine ;)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. viralshag

    Poor release timing and poor launch titles are what has held the console back so far, imo. And maybe an underestimation of what people wanted so near to the end of the current life-cycle.

    The WiiU almost feels like a late-to-the-party current gen console – at least that is the impression I get as someone who isn’t a big Ninty fan. Saying that, I’m not a big PS4 fan either but so far what I have seen of that has impressed me more already.

    I think when all the new consoles are on the market you will see an increase in the WiiU sales but I think until that time we can expect a lull in sales, unless there is a big Ninty franchise game launch.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    I see the next-gen systems pretty much killing the Wii U. It’ll get sales bumps when a Mario or a Zelda come out, during months of drought, which I guarantee you you’re going to see more of, it will be far, far behind.

    For Nintendo’s sake, I hope they get their next-gen system out within the next two years, if they want to stay in the console game. The recent success of the Vita won’t do anything to harm the 3DS, even if the Vita stays at the same level it’s been at. History has shown there is usually plenty of room for a two way race when it comes to videogames. It’s when it expands to three and more that one usually falls by the way side.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Francis O

    I already know Nintendo won’t be going out of the hardware business anytime soon. And I don’t need that idiot Pachter to tell me that. I can do research on my own and find out Nintendo’s financial situation.

    All the doom from people here is the same shit I saw when the 3DS launched. Everybody was saying the Vita is going to kill it because of graphics and price.

    Nintendo cut the price, released some games, and now the 3DS is at 30 million units sold. The same can happen with Wii U. There are good games in development, and the adaption of new consoles will be slow, just like last generation.

    Not to mention we don’t know the price of the PS4 and Xbox 720. It’s just far to premature write off the Nintendo and Wii U. Like I said before. Lets see how their sales are by the end of the year.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Imperius

    @11 Ok Francis, pick one unproven statement. I give you the reasoning or logic behind said picked statement.

    Your move.

    @9 I did get it from the site fit with my so called “rant” so yeah it’s most likely yours :P

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ps3fanboy

    pack it up nintendo your time has come to exit stage left… to the kingdom of the forgettable.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    Sorry, but the reason is different for me. Ninty top execs are bad biz people and wont take hard decision just to stick with their winning formula. Hardware is for those who make money on 3rd party licensing, hence selling the hardware on a loss, providing the customers great value for money.
    Whereas not only ninty not only overprices hardware (to earn profits), but also doesn’t get 3rd party support.
    All this means being 3rd party will be better for them, but I doubt they will be able to make great games on others platforms , since being 1st party allows them to develop mastery over a single hardware.

    And its just my opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Francis O

    PS4 and the Next Box will win this generation.

    - Unproven, you don’t know this.

    PS Vita will out sell it once the PS4 hits

    - Unproven, we don’t know how the Vita will sell when the PS4 hits, we don’t even know how much the PS4 costs. If its expensive, I think people rather by games, than a handheld to play their PS4 games on.

    There’s more, but I’ll go with those two right now. I don’t need your skewed logic by the way. I already know what you’ll say.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Imperius

    @#19 ok tell me what I’ll say Miss Cleo.

    I’ll add one of your comments.

    I’ll say this

    You must have tech considered this generation to be in it. Let alone have Third Party Support. As much as I hate Call of Duty if it’s not on your system you’re not mainstream or a contender. So far they only time Nitty won console wars in units sold is this gen and they made money cause it was a re-skinned gamecube with a fancy controller.

    Now you tell me what I’ll say regarding the PS Vita

    #20 2 years ago
  21. fearmonkey

    @19 – There is a big difference between the 3dS and the Wiiu, people wanted the 3DS at launch but the initial price for it was too high, I havent heard anyone tell me that the Wiiu is too expensive and thats why they aren’t getting one.

    All the Nintendo DS and gameboy owners I know wanted a 3ds and was waiting till the price came down. All my Wii owning friends have told me that they have no intention of getting a Wii-u, and I found that surprising. Even the more casual gamer wii owners I know (who dont care about graphics or next gen) told me that dont intend to get one anytime real soon if at all.

    I wouldn’t be comparing the Wiiu to the 3DS, the reasons for it not selling are different. If Nintendo dropped the price significantly it might spur sales, but I doubt that they will do that.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Francis O

    @20 Maybe, I shouldn’t have said I know what you’ll say, I should have said I know the tone it will be in.

    Shit like, “Nitty won console wars in units sold is this gen and they made money cause it was a re-skinned gamecube with a fancy controller.”

    I’ve heard this a million times, God forbid the Wii won last generation for actually doing something different, providing excellent first party software, and having a lower price point.

    Your bias, it bleeds through your comments. Anybody who says Nintendo will go like SEGA is uniformed. How many console generations did SEGA win? Zero. What was SEGA’s best selling first party game on the Dreamcast? Sonic Adventure with 2.5 million units sold. New Super Mario Bros U has already passed that up.

    Did SEGA have the best selling platform of all time for their handheld like the DS? No. Did SEGA have a market leading portable like 3DS during the Dreamcast? No. Did SEGA have upward of 10 million dollars in their bank account during the Dreamcast days… Hell no.

    Did Sega have Pokemon or Animal Crossing, or Smash Bros, or Metroid, or any games that were PROVEN system sellers? No. Your a uniformed kid, with nothing to back up your claims but wild speculation.

    You know nothing of SEGA, your weak arguments are unproven and will look stupid this fall when the Wii U is selling very well.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Francis O

    There is a big difference between the 3dS and the Wiiu, people wanted the 3DS at launch but the initial price for it was too high, I havent heard anyone tell me that the Wiiu is too expensive and thats why they aren’t getting one.

    The problem with your whole argument is you have nothing that backs that up. How many people did you talk to? When did you talk to them? The sample size is small. The 3DS needed games, not just a price cut. Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart really boosted sales.

    However, we’ll see how the demand for the Wii U is when Smash Bros, Zelda, Mario Kart, and a lot of their big games are released. Something tells me Nintendo will be fine.

    But whatever, Nintendo has been around for a long time, their still making profit. And have some of the highest selling franchises of all time.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. fearmonkey

    I agree that the 3DS needed games, but if you read the forums on other sites and comments after it was announced, everyone was talking about the price. When they lowered the price then it started selling. Only the Nintendo Faithful bought it at $250

    Don’t get me wrong though, I have no wish for Nintendo to struggle with the Wii-u. I want Nintendo to succeed as competition is best for the consumer. I love Nintendo’s games though admittedly haven’t been crazy about the direction they have chosen since the gamecube.
    I want Nintendo to keep making consoles, though I wish they would try to make powerful systems again like the SNES and N64 in its day.

    I had intended to buy a Wii-u myself but i was expecting a Mario64 style title and that didnt happen and nothing else made me have to get it. Maybe something will eventually come along, I hope so.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Imperius

    @#23 Shit like, “Nitty won console wars in units sold is this gen and they made money cause it was a re-skinned gamecube with a fancy controller.”

    … but that’s the truth most people bought it cause it was cheap and I know over 20 people who bought one and played it only a few times. Success is if people still play your console too. The Xbox 360 and PS3 are now catching up in numbers andif you want to look at sale numbers each ps3 sold was 3 wii’s or each xbox 360 sold was 2 wii’s. Then you have the software part of it. Im sure Metroid, Zelda, Mario, and Smash Bros rake in some cash but it’s not a block buster like all the COD’s

    The Wii U is no different it’s an over-clocked gamecube chip which increased fail rate

    Over sized updates taking up most the hard drive, costly controller that the Wii U can only support 2 of at the loss of 50% of its frames. Lack of their first party games the only games they sell and move.

    Tell me how they are going to make it?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Francis O

    So you have nothing to back up your “Nintendo going the way of SEGA” BS? Yeah, that’s getting OWNED with facts.

    “Tell me how they are going to make it?”

    Games: Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Pokemon, Bayonetta, Xenoblade 2, Wii Fit, ect.

    “Over sized updates taking up most the hard drive”

    32 GB HDD/ OS takes up 4 GB. Your math is off. Not to mention, you can plug in any USB HDD and get extra space. I have 250 GB HDD for my Wii U.

    “Wii U can only support 2 of at the loss of 50% of its frames”

    Split Screen games on PS3 and Xbox 360 also reduce the framerate. This is no different with Wii U. Not to mention, there are currently no games that use 2 Wii U game pads. So who cares.

    Like I said, I own you with facts. Your just a kid that has no idea how SEGA failed, and think graphics are everything. I play games, I don’t worry about graphics or two Wii U gamepads, or any of the other stupid shit you brought up. Your videos and links are unproven and bias.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Digital Bamboo

    I’ll buy a Wii U once it has 10 must-play games. I consider NSMBWiiU to be one, Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate will likely be the next…I hope Nintendo can release 3 more by the end of the year; Z:WW HD, Mario Kart & Star Fox would be good, but a new 3D Mario, Metroid & MonolithSoft RPG would be better, going up against those new systems.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    This month the WiiU Will be getting two good games monster hunter and lego city game, it will be nice to see how this will affect the sales number on march, and see if games are what the WiiU need, i am an strong believer it needs both price cut and games, and so far i love my WiiU

    #28 2 years ago

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    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

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  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

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  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

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  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

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  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

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  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

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  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

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    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

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    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

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    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

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  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

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    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

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  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

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    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

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