The Wii U had a poor week last week, but it seems that – at least in the US – it’s had a poor entire month too. NPD figures, stats that track retail sales units across the country, point to the platform holder only selling (approximately) 55,000 units. That’s not massively impressive for a brand new console desperately to make some inroads.
In comparison, the Xbox 360 – despite its ageing hardware – shifted more than 280,000 units. The PlayStation Vita is still struggling too, though, having moved in the region of 35,000 units.
Remember too that January, in this case anyway, was a five week month, so those figures are perhaps slightly more inflated that they would normally be for regular tracking period. They don’t make good reading for Nintendo – the Wii U hasn’t made much traction despite its important (and yet underutilised) year head start on PS4 and Xbox 720.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the biggest selling software title.