Iwata on Japanses sales: “Wii cannot be defined as healthy”

By Stephany Nunneley
3 November 2009 17:31 GMT


Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has said that in Japan, the Wii situation “cannot be defined as healthy” because it hits the “below 50k unit sales” mark each week, despite the price cut and the 100k sales spike over the summer.

“As you probably know, the current situation of Wii cannot be defined as healthy,” he said. “The price cut seems to have the least impact here than other parts of the world.

“It is our urgent mission to recover the momentum of Wii during the holidays utilizing Nintendo’s strength.”

Maybe everyone in Japan already has one, then again, there are over 127,076,183 people living in the country and we doubt infants go out and buy consoles.

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