Wii U still not selling well, sees slight improvement in February

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Nintendo’s Wii U is not only failing to reach the highs of its revolutionary predecessor, but it’s also had two straight months worse than any on record for either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

Gameasutra recently reported on the NPD numbers from February, and while the Wii U saw a 40 percent bump from the previous month, that’s just not enough to call the 28-day period a success. An estimated 64,000 unit found new homes in February, with around 45,000 consoles sold in January and 460,000 pushed in December. The holiday season had a significant impact on Nintendo’s hardware, but since then, there have been no holidays or pieces of software to invigorate the market.

With no major first-party title on the immediate horizon, expect a few more slow months before things begin to pick up.

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When not writing about all the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry, you can find Josiah on PSN, XBLA or Steam (Lionheart377). He has a soft spot for classic, turn-based RPGs, but also spends a great deal of time jumping from platform to platform and shooting dudes in the head.