Analyst says Wii U’s software sale levels are low.
Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz says that the Wii U’s software sales in the US are “struggling a bit” and that they are actually lower than what the Gamecube and the Wii had when they launched in their times.
“Software sales for the Wii U remained well behind launch levels for the original Wii and GameCube in December,” said Creutz. “Totals for the November-December period were -43% lower than software sales for the Wii and -50% lower than those for the GameCube.”
However, the Wii U did gather more revenue than the Wii did in a similar amount of time, and Nintendo’s new console’s decent performance in December’s NPD figures results in a rise in Nintendo’s stock.