Over on NintendoLife they’re reporting some encouraging news from the recently released NPD December sales figures for the US. To summarise:
- Wii U experienced its highest monthly unit sales figures (estimated around 500,000)
- 3DS topped overall hardware sales for December and 2013 as a whole
- Overall sales for 2013 in the US dropped by 2% compared to 2012
Excellent news on the 3DS front, showing there is still lots of love out there for dedicated handheld gaming units. Also good to see the Wii U moving in the right direction; with more big ticket releases due this year (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros.), these figures should keep on improving which will hopefully see 3rd party devs getting back on board.
The takeaway: doubters are very much premature in writing off Nintendo as a hardware manufacturer; supporters take heart, the Wii U’s not dead yet!