Despite slashing its profit forecast by 70 per cent due to a lack of interest in the Nintendo 3DS in the West, Nintendo predicts that it will sell 5.5 million Wii U consoles by the end of March. The Wii U goes on sale in North America on November 18th and is due to arrive in Europe on November 30th. Japan won’t get the Wii U until December 8th.
Well, with the various first and third party games in the launch window (Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros. U, The Wonderful 101), it could be possible that they’ll reach their goal.
Pikmin 3 was delayed until after the launch window. But yeah, they have a pretty good looking launch ahead of them.
I just did this article noting the games coming out for November, the majority are Wii U games lol
Actually, Nintendo clarified the claims surrounding Pikmin 3.
It’s slated for Spring 2013 in Japan and Launch Window for North America.
Ah, okay. I wasn’t aware. My mistake.
No, in 2020- of course its 2013
If they sell atleast 4 million I’m glad.
3DS sold over 4 million in the first month didn’t it? I’m sure the Wii U will pass that mark.
I don’t think the 3ds did that well o.o… At the start the 3ds was doing somewhat poorly… It’s doing better of course… After all Nintendo did much better this annual year (is that what they call it?) than last..
it was selling really well right when it came out, but due to lack of games on the system, sales rapidly declined until the holiday season when they started coming out with mario kart and mario 3d land and the sales sky rocketed
These Wii’s won’t sell like my meth…I mean…the car wash is going great.
i think nintendo needs to realize how big of a difference 99% pure is compared to 96% pure.
Are you getting Walter Jr. a Wii U this holiday season? Or was that Dodge Challenger the last gift for the year?
Seems entirely possible for a new console. But I wonder, can the Wii hit 100 million by the end of 2013?
The Wii? Long before the end of 2013. The end of this year is still plausible.
It’s selling like crap though and all attention will be on Wii U this holiday, not Wii.
Don’t underestimate holiday sales boosts for even the lowest selling items.
The upcoming quarter can equal all the other three quarters combined, they only need to ship less than 3m more to clear 100m, and they’re at 1.3m for the first two fiscal quarters…
I looked it up, and Nintendo are targeting 5m Wii shipments for the fiscal year ending in March.
As I’ve said, they only need to ship under 3m more, and have shipped 1.3m out of that 5m so far in the first two quarters, meaning they definitely expect to surpass it sooner rather than later…
Imagine getting a wii instead of a wii u because your parent fucked it up. Biggest troll ever.
…. fucking troll dad.
yeah almost all intrest in wii is lost every one just wants a wiiu
This is a low prediction. Didn’t they say 8M by end of march recently ??? maybe they have cut that back to reduce damage controll.
Hope they have all those console out to sell i dont want to go and find out there are not wiiu at the store
I know , hopefully they will have a lot of wiiu’s in production!
You don’t build artificial hype by actually supplying your consumers. C’mon, this is econ 101.
This is exactly how I sell my…are you really a Narc?
The way preorders are going maybe by the end of the day XD I kid I kid c:
Well i have 3 pre orders so far ;)
I think they can easily make this mark, but they need to start the advertising in America.
They have. Mainly through Burger King for now though.
We need more in the UK, although i dont watch tv and i havent been to a game shop in a year xD
Well anything is possible, and with the way pre-orders are going they may reach that goal. But who’s to say some people will buy it and resell it for a quick buck? And if they mean worldwide numbers then yeah it’s possible.
They meant world wide and still if the resell it still counts have see many ppl buying things on ebay and then crying cause they maked money but they cant find another
I’m set to buy 3 and I’ll get at least double for each one too. Time for Nintendo to pay me back.
narc i now were you live and i will kill you after im done playing my satanbox360 and hellstaion3
ha becoase they suck
The prediction of the Wii U selling 5.5 million units by the end of March 2013 sounded very reasonable. If Nintendo, third party publishers and indy developers bring in the best and most unique titles, imagine the number of units clearing away store shelves on a global scale.
I wasn’t expecting an estimate figure that low.
yeah that number is pretty low
Id say thats a fair prediction.
Japan will be a bulk of that, but considering preorders in USA, i think thats solid.
And no Aeolus, they arent false numbers or anything, the amount of WiiU shipped is about 5x MORE than the Wii
Dude Moster Freaking Hunter 3 ultimate is bundled with the Wii U, and pre orders sold out in less than an hour in japan.
I think nintendo has the market on lock. In japan alone it’ll sell 5 million by the end of march.
Seems like a good range of sales.
Personally, 5.5 sounds a little low
It will sell a lot. Trust me =)
I think it will sell that many by January at least.
Probably the first time America gets a Nintendo product before Japan.
North America: November 19, 2006
Japan: December 6, 2006
yeah i now right
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