The Nintendo Wii U has finally surpassed another video game console! Nintendo has stated that they have now sold over 10.7 million copies of their Wii U which surpasses the Sega Dreamcast’s lifetime sales of 10.6 million units sold.
THE FAILURE THAT HAS BEEN THE WII U
It can be without say that passing the Sega Dreamcast in sales, which was created in the 1990’s and was a failure during its time, after 35 months of being out in the market is not an accomplishment. To say the Wii U has been a disappointment is an understatement. Let’s compare the Wii U to Nintendo’s previous console the Wii. The Wii was created in 2006 and per Nintendo’s statistics has sold over 100 million units. The Wii U has sold only 10.7 million copies, the difference is astronomical. Now the Wii has been out for six more years, but after the Wii U was released the Wii lost a lot of its mainstream popularity. This feat of passing the Sega Dremacast in sales is obviously to poke fun at the Wii U. It should be noted that the writer of this article is an enormous Nintendo fan who has loved everything they have produced. However, even huge Nintendo fans have to realize that the fact that it took the Wii U three years to surpass the sales of the failure that was the Dreamcast is simply embarrassing.
ANY HOPE FOR THE WII U?
At this point the Wii U is almost officially dead. It has been rumored by Nintendo that they are working on their newest console named the Nintendo NX. Nintendo has not gave any details on what their new system has in store, but it has also been rumored that they will unveil more information at 2016’s E3. It is sad to think that Nintendo has failed this much with their new system. Nintendo has had a difficult time these last couple of years keeping up with Sony and Microsoft. The Wii U is mainly the reason as shown by their pedestrian amount of sales in the three years it has been available. Nintendo has risen from the ashes before and they always seem to have something up their sleeve. Here is hoping Nintendo can get it together, but the Wii U does not seem like the answer at this point.