Wii U sales steady, says Nintendo President


While Wii U holiday sales were not as high as those seen during the launch of the Wii in 2006, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Reuters that sales are not bad.

At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn’t as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom. But sales are not bad, and I feel it’s selling steadily.

In October, Nintendo said they aimed to sell 5.5 million consoles by the end of March. Considering it’s sold over 2 million consoles in just under 2 months, they may stand a good chance of reaching that goal. But with the holiday season over, sales are likely to slow down and with some people waiting until more games are released; it’s just as likely that Nintendo won’t reach the goal in time for their deadline.