Nintendo: We will continue to sell Wii along with Wii U – Reggie
Gotta sell them all.
Nintendo is quite determined and they have mentioned that they will still sell Wii’s because there’s still demand for the hardware. NPD results for the system are not pretty, and the sales are pretty much insignificant now especially considering the console once dominated many regions.
“We will continue to sell the Wii,” NOA’s Reggie fils-Aime said (via Engadget). “As we sit here today, in the US the Wii has sold about 40 million units. We believe that there continues to be an opportunity with Wii. Yes, these are late, late adopters, and yes, price points are important. But we do believe there’s still opportunity for the Wii, and we will continue to sell Wii side-by-side for some period of time.
“I’m responsible for Canada and Latin America as well. We think there’s opportunity in both of those markets, especially Latin America. You can reach price points, you can reach consumers that candidly we won’t be able to reach with the Wii U. That’s gonna continue to be an opportunity.
“Lastly, on the global base, certainly there are markets in Eastern Europe. There are a number of other markets where if Wii has an attractive price point, it’ll do well. So, we will continue to be in the Wii business for quite some time.”
There are 40 million Wii’s in the US and approx. 96 million worldwide. There 100 million Wii Motes sold as well, and all of them are compatible with the Wii U.
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