The Wii U is going up the sales charts, but not quite far. According to Circana analyst Mat Piscatella, one Wii U console was marketed in the United States throughout September 2023.
Zero new Wii U consoles ended up marketed in the 16 months prior. The very last time prior to September 2023 that a Wii U was offered in the US was May perhaps 2022. This counts new models offered at a retailer, not any secondhand, off-sector transactions, of class.
1 new Wii U was bought in the US in September. First time a new Wii U sold considering that May 2022. Very last time a new Vita unit bought was in November 2021, when 3 (!!) have been ordered.
Is any of this at all significant? No. Income enjoyment information that do not issue.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) October 13, 2023
Piscatella shared this interesting point on social media today. He also divulged that the very last time a new PlayStation Vita unit was sold in the US was November 2021. Three units have been offered then.
Some folks wondered how it may well be attainable that the Wii U was able to promote even one particular device this yr for the reason that components suppliers are acknowledged to get back stock just after generation has concluded. That may possibly be the scenario for Wii U, but Piscatella pointed out that it is really entirely feasible some units intended to be purchased back again were being basically returned.
The Wii U was the successor to the vastly preferred Wii console, and it didn’t just capture on in the current market in the way that Nintendo preferred. It finished its run with 13.56 million in device income and 103.6 million in match income. People are the least expensive hardware and software program numbers for any Nintendo system in the firm’s record (other than for the Virtual Boy).
For comparison, the Switch has sold 129.5 million units and much more than 1 billion games. A new Nintendo console was reportedly proven to builders at Gamescom in August and could start in 2024.
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