Seven years after the launch, and more than 100 million sold devices worldwide, Nintendo has announced that it will soon stop production of the original Nintendo Wii console.
Nintendo has released their quarterly business results which show that in the three months that ended in late June they only sold 160,000 pieces of their game console Wii U.
Like Nintendo's struggle was not enough, now Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot said in an interview with Kotaku that Nintendo has to work on the sale of their new console if they want Ubisoft to continue issuing Wii U exclusives.
Overall spending on gaming industry the U.S. in April was $495.2 million, which is 25% less than in the same period a year earlier.
Nintendo's Wii U, the successor to famous Wii issued last year, was very interesting for some customers at the first sight while others were not so much impressed, but on one thing they all agreed, console's performances were not as expected. Aware of this, Nintendo recently decided to push out the first major software upgrade for their new console and dealt with that aspect.
Despite the fairly high price of around 40 dollars, Angry Birds on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS has sold more than a million copies, giving Rovio reason to be optimistic about the upcoming Wii and Wii U versions. Obviously Angry Birds madness is nowhere near ending, and there is certainly no reason for it to. Angry Birds has even extended into the streaming media player market where we have found it pre-installed on some devices like the Roku.
In China, for 12 years now, sales of consoles have been banned. According to local authorities, these devices are intended solely for entertainment and that is corrupting children's health, and therefore they are not desirable. [Ed – sounds like some of the politicians that are in the US…]
Jack Thompson from the company ArcadesRFun has made another version of the gaming system for the most hardcore players. The system has the physical form of a classic arcade machine and is slightly smaller than the last year's edition, which was made for IGN's leader Jace Hall.
After last week one of the main developers for 4A Games Oles Shishkovtsov "shocked" the public by saying that the Wii U has a "desperate, slow processor", the media filled many columns with his reckless words. Obviously Nintendo did not like that, appears to have sent a letter of protest to THQ or threatened them in some way because the spokesman of the mentioned publishing house, and also of 4A Games Huw Beynon immediately responded in a much more passive tone.
Nintendo has disproved speculation that games for their new console, Nintendo Wii U, will cost $100. Right now the price should be $59.99 which is a $10 increase from games that were made for the first generation Wii console. Nintedno director of product marketing Bill Trinen said that they will have prices on par with games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The $100 prices could be found on Amazon and GameStop for various Wii U games, such as Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Just Dance 4 and Lego City Undercover. But Nintendo said that those are mere speculation.