Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Wii sales plummet
Digital Spy reports: [edited]
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced that sales of the Wii console have fallen significantly over the past six months.
Sales of the system suffered a 40% drop over the time period, with 5.75 million units sold worldwide in September 2009, compared to 10 million the previous year. Iwata attributed this to a lack of significant software releases.
"Wii has stalled," he told a press conference. "We were unable to continually release strong software, and [we have] let the nice mood cool. We were unable to show a new game to become 'the next thing'. In the game market, once you've lost the momentum, it takes time to recover."