Wii U is reported to have sold a staggeringly low 45,000 to 59,000 units during a five week January tracking period in the US.

NPD doesn't provide specific figures, but a rep did tell Gamasutra that Wii U hardware sales for its first three months are down 38 per cent compared to the Wii at the same point in time.

Gamasutra has been told by someone with access to NPD data that Wii U's January figure is well under 100,000 units, and by its estimates shifted between 45,000 and 59,000 units.

Xbox 360 sold approximately 250,000 in its first January (2006), while PS3 sold 243,000 during its first a year later, and Wii shifted a huge 435,000 units during its first January also in 2007.

Back to January 2013 and Xbox 360 continues to dominate with sales of 281,000 units, the 25th straight month as the top selling console in the US.

Software sales were again led by Black Ops 2, with DmC charting at No.6 and Ni No Kuni new at No.11.

Source: Gamasutra