January 2013 NPD: Wii U apparently sells only 55,000 units
Gamasutra is reporting (or should we say tweeting?) that cumulative three-month Wii U sales have fallen 38% versus Wii’s first three months of availability in the US. If true – which it sounds like it is at this point – Nintendo’s new console sold just 55,000 units in the country last month. NPD tracked sales for five weeks this time around as opposed to the typical four, so Wii U moved only 11,000 units per week.
55,000 systems sold isn’t even close to the Wii’s January 2007 performance. Back then, the old console moved 436,000 pieces of hardware.
This news comes hot on the heels of a poor performance in the UK. January Wii U sales were at a measly 34,000 units, according to data collected by Chart-Track.