05:46 PM - April 24, 2013 by MMChrisS
In a financial earnings report released earlier today, Nintendo announced that they missed their financial targets thanks, in large part, to weak Wii-U sales thus far. This comes on the back of what appears to be waning third party support for the platform, as (most notably) sports gamers will find that the release lineup this year seems even thinner than what it usually is.
Nintendo is forecasting a better 2013 thanks to expected improving Wii-U sales due in part to a busy release season -- but one has to wonder just how much sales of a console, which has no distinct advantages over the competition, will really surge?
This Nintendo news comes when no sports gaming releases were announced by EA for the Wii-U at their spring preview event last week. Thanks to slowing sales of the Wii-U and disappointing hardware sales numbers overall, it seems smart for EA to avoid the platform for now. It wasn't long ago that video games analyst Michael Pachter famously declared Nintendo 'had made a mistake with the Wii-U that it would never recover from'.
What do you think OS? Is the land of Mario in trouble? Are you considering the Wii-U at all for your gaming destination?