Wii U sales collapse with ‘well under’ 100,000 sold in January

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Nintendo has already cut its forecasts for the Wii U after sales failed to meet expectations, and we’re now seeing the extent of the console’s poor performance in the US. The NPD group has released its report for January video game sales and, while it isn’t providing specific hardware numbers, a Gamasutra source says that the Wii U sold “well under” 100,000 units. Nintendo previously announced that it sold 460,000 systems in December, suggesting that demand has dropped off considerably among customers who hadn’t already decided to buy the console at launch.

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