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The Wii U continues to struggle in the US, shifting what is thought to be in the region of only 64,000 units in the month of February, reports Gamasutra.

In January the Wii U was believed to have sold in the region of 57,000 units.

Despite the increase the new console continues to sell fewer units per week than the PS3 and Xbox 360 ever slumped too.

Xbox 360 continues to clean up in the US, moving 302,000 units, "marking the 26th consecutive month as the number-one selling console in the United States," said Microsoft.

Elsewhere Nintendo's total hardware sales reached 455,000, with February 3DS sales enough to lift its life-to-date figure past eight million. Sony hasn't released any sales data.

Dead Space 3 topped the software chart, but in a quiet month it's difficult to assess whether the game can be classed a success for the EA. Black Ops 2 was shunted down a place to No.2, followed by Crysis 3 at No.3. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is new at No.5 and Aliens: Colonial Marines managed to place at No.6.

Nintendo added that Fire Emblem: Awakening sold 117,000 at retail – not enough to make the Top 10 – but managed a further 63,000 units digitally.

Source: Gamasutra

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BC_Animus's Avatar


Ah right, I was thinking of... LEGO Marvel Super Heroes I think. Not a LEGO fanatic, so not bothered with that game, though I was tempted to buy one for playing Wii games and for Monster Hunter - but since it's gonna be on the 3DS as well...

I don't know. In the past gens you KNOW there will be a ton of unique and system exclusive titles coming post launch. Like I said however nowadays the bulk of the games are multi-platform which makes buying a game-only console almost kinda silly.
Posted 14:04 on 15 March 2013
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I think it's worth it to me, but I'm biased in the end. I'm really like NSMBU and can't wait for Lego City Undercover. Nintendo land is good too. I think it really is worth waiting at least until E3. Nintendo know their down, but they are certainly NOT out. It's still the first year and it still can turn around, like with the 3DS and with the Vita in Japan now.

Launch periods/ era's for consoles are never good, and whilst the Nextbox and PS4 ones may not be as bad, they still will have a baren era of no games to begin with.
Posted 13:36 on 15 March 2013
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altaranga@ BC_Animus

It's a Wii U exclusive.
Posted 13:08 on 15 March 2013
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Lego City is gonna be multi-platform though I thought. Problem with these consoles is that 97.5372% of the games are available on the other platforms, giving gamers a lot less incentive to buy them. I'm tempted by the U, but... meh, probably not gonna happen.
Posted 13:05 on 15 March 2013


I'm happy with the Wii U, though it does need more big games to encourage further sales.

NSMBU, Transformers Prime and Zombie U have been my most played games on my own, while family time has been taken with Tank Tank Tank and Nintendo Land.

Just got Black Ops 2 to try out on the console, as well.

I feel that it needs to have more original content, though, rather than too many ports. Or if ports are done, make them more like NFS Most Wanted where the console is used to its advantage.

Doesn't help that 2 big releases were messed up; Scribblenauts Unlimited and Rayman Legends.

Really looking forward to Lego City Undercover, though.
Posted 12:38 on 15 March 2013
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Question for those of you with a U - are you happy with your purchase? Is it even worth considering at this stage?
Posted 12:21 on 15 March 2013

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Release Date: 22/02/2013
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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