We’ve known for months now that sales of the Wii U have been pretty bad. Figures for US sales in January totaled just 59,000 units. February saw that figure improve only to 64,000 units. Retailers don’t like that the Wii U just isn’t selling.
In the UK, some retailers even implemented an unofficial price cut. But not even that has worked. Game retailers are now thinking about scaling back support for the Wii U, which means less shelf space in stores and less promotion online and through in-store advertising.
That would be a major blow to Nintendo, before the launch of the PS4 and Xbox 720 later this year. And so Nintendo has agreed to meet with all retailers to convince them to continue their support. Nintendo intends to excite them with a strong line-up of games coming later this year. That doesn’t help retailers who are not selling the unit right now however.
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