Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in on tonight’s NPD results. Pachter says that overall Wii U software sales were abysmal, with only New Super Mario Bros U selling a meaningful amount of units. No dedicated Wii U or Nintendo 3DS games made the top ten software charts in the US during November.
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter deemed the November sales results — a record 12 months of declines — as “worse than I expected.”
The culprit, he says, was Wii U hardware sales, which came in about $50 million below expected, and sales of Nintendo handhelds, the DS and 3DS. “Wii U hardware was sold out, we checked, so it’s a supply issue,” he says. But Wii U software sales “was abysmal, only Super Mario sold any meaningful units.”