Sales for Nintendo’s newest system the Wii U have been plummeting and according to gamasutra the Wii U sold well under 100,000 units last month. This isn’t the first time Nintendo has experienced rough patches, the Game Cube did equally as bad in its early days, and in fact right before the original Wii launched Nintendo had its worse sales month. Now, I believe that can be attributed to people were waiting for the Wii to come out. But, right now the Wii U is putting up numbers month after month consistent with this time period and this is a new system, doesn’t bode well for the company
An article I read at yahoo news is calling into question if this is the beginning of the end for Nintendo. Personally, I believe Nintendo will always have their niche on the handheld systems, but personally everything I’ve seen on their home consoles the last 3 generations have been extremely lack luster. Your average game center carries only 1-4 Nintendo systems and quadruple that number typical for the Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 (Really depends on what type of game center you’re at). When I personally ran a Game Center I had 2 Wii’s and 1 Game Cube. I had 20 stations of Xbox and PlayStation consoles. There was just not a demand for the system.
Could this be a sign of the beginning of the end for Nintendo?