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Wii U Sells Less Software In UK Than Vita, Hardware Not Much Better

Posted on Saturday, February 9 @ 09:57:00 PST by Jonathan_Leack

The Wii U software library, or lack thereof, is killing it in the UK.

Sales figures provided by JVM for the month of January 2013 reveal that Nintendo is struggling to sell software to consumers. 34,000 game sales were accounted for during the month, and that includes Nintendo Land that is bundled with the Wii U Deluxe. Consequently, total hardware sales during January aren't far from the 34,000 figure despite the console being the only "next-gen console" on the market. To put that in perspective, even the Vita was able to sell more software, and the Xbox 360 sold a monstrous 810,000 units.

The official numbers are below:

System   Share   Sales  

360           38.4%   810K  
PS3          25.8%   545K   
PC            10.8%   228K 
Wii              8.6%   182K 
NDS            6.6%   139K 
3DS            5.3%   112K 
PSV            2.2%     46K 
WiiU            1.6%     34K
PSP             0.6%    13K
PS2             0.1%      2K 
With Rayman Legends going multiplatform and being delayed, the Wii U has a rough road ahead. The fate of Nintendo's Q1 and Q2 2013 is almost solely reliant on Platinum Games delivering with Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2, both of which could easily be pushed to a later date.

Sony and Microsoft haven't released their consoles, let alone shown them. If there's one lesson to be learned from this rocky Wii U launch—and perhaps Vita as well—it's that software is king. The Wii U released last year with over 20 games, but most of them were multiplatform titles that last-gen consoles saw months prior. Nintendo, like Sony, is backed by some of the best first-part studios around. It'd be a mistake to let this software drought go any longer.
Tags:   Wii U, Nintendo

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