The Nintendo WiiU is Selling Very Poorly

Frank Cifaldi, writing for Gamasutra:

All eyes are on Nintendo's Wii U, which saw an incredibly rough January that may have seen sales as low as 57,000. This month, the NPD Group says that sales on a weekly average increased around 40 percent, meaning that monthly sales for the console were in the neighborhood of 64,000.

Ouch. This is bad. Very, very, very bad. By comparison, the 7-year-old Xbox 360 sold 302,000 units in the same period. Brand new consoles should easily outsell consoles from the previous generation, barring supply chain constraints (which does not appear to apply in this case). Nintendo desperately needs a good Mario game or a new entry in the Zelda series.