The NPD has released its video game sales data for the month of January 2013 and based on the group’s calculations, things aren’t quite looking so hot for the Wii U right now.
The data suggests the past month has been an historical low-point for the folks at Nintendo in terms of console sales, as “well under" 100,000 units (which Gamasutra
estimates is actually between 45,000 and 59,000 units) have been sold during this period in the U.S. For a next-generation that had only been on the market for two months, these figures are awful.
I must admit, things do look pretty bleak for the Wii U right now. However, with Nintendo’s intent to increase the console’s marketing presence and with a variety of big first party games slated to launch by the end of the year, I think the “Big N” can turn things around. But until those games start piling in, expect the console sales to continue moving at this slow crawl.
Nintendo could sure use Rayman Legends right about now. Just sayin.