Deathwatch: Only 64,000 Wii U consoles sold in February - is Nintendo doomed?
At the moment, no-one wants to buy a Nintendo product. The Wii U has only sold 64,000 in February, and the Wii Mini got unveiled much to everyone's thorough indifference.
Considering that the Wii U is a newly launched console, this is worrying for Nintendo who haven't been able to keep up with the video game market for some time now.
To put this into perspective, the Xbox 360 sold more than over 300,000 units last month in the US, despite the fact it is nearly ten years old. The PS3 is still outselling the Wii U, even though Sony have announced the next-gen PS4.
Handheld gaming is one of the few success stories for Nintendo, but it is only a matter of time before they die out as smartphones and tablets continue to grow in popularity?
So could Nintendo go the same way as Sega?
The only discernible reason one would buy a Nintendo product is to play the games that aren't available on other systems, like Mario, Zelda and the like. Could we see Mario Kart being released on all consoles in the not-too-distant future?