Two months ago, demand for the Nintendo Wii U gaming console in Freehold, N.J. was extremely high. Now the Wii U is being upstaged by the system it was meant to replace, the Wii.
Today, Nintendo announced lower than expected earnings and forecasted bleak sales numbers. Much of the blame goes to the weak sales of the Wii U. Since November 2012, even the older Wii has outsold the newer Wii U.
The Wii U is not a bad machine. It is certainly an upgrade over the Wii. But people still enjoy playing the Wii, even though the system is more than six years old. The Wii has shown strong staying power, strong enough to outdo the much anticipated Wii U.
Sometimes newer is not necessarily better. It appears that Nintendo has missed the mark with the Wii U. It will be interesting to see how Nintendo handles the Wii U going forward. Nintendo will support it for now, but there should be plenty of Wii U consoles available this November.
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