NPD January 2013 Sales Results [Up7: Wii U 57K (CNET), Vita ~35K, PS3 201K]

Oct 14, 2004
Marginally. The more intelligent reasoning is a few posts above about being on other systems for months already and at lesser prices. *shrugs* Wii U software still isn't "good" (apparently) by any stretch, but that's a very fair reasoning about the price difference.
On Amazon, Madden and Fifa are cheaper right now on WiiU than X360. There's a lot of "fulfilled by" so the prices will shift but that's the reality of the moment. And by virtue of being out for longer on other systems, the demand on those systems should be reduced, too (as people would have already bought the title).
Jan 25, 2012
All versions of Madden were on sale before the super bowl except for the Wii U.

Though Vita FIFA being higher than Wii U FIFA is really the WTF of this whole thing.
If you're going to buy FIFA on a console nobody is going to pick up the Wii U while the Vita one at least has portability. Doesn't really excuse the sales but that's my thought on it.
Nov 10, 2010
Hardware Install Base, January 2007 & LTD

Playstation 2 299k, 37.4mm
Xbox --, 14.5mm
Gamecube 34k, 11.7mm
Xbox 360 294k, 4.8mm
Playstation 3 244k, 937k
Wii 436k, 1.5mm
GBA 179k, 35.3mm
Nintendo DS 239k, 9.4mm
PSP 211k, 6.9mm
Jun 6, 2004
436K * 0.62 = 270K

That seems pretty good honestly.
Yeah, I think with how fucking dry the software releases are for January that 270K would be a pretty good number for the Wii U to have.

Wonder if that's the correct number though. Guess we'll see if/when Nintendo makes their official announcement.
Mar 22, 2007
Anyone remember that hand drawn thing from last console launch with all the consoles as racecars and the Wii vehicle is over heating, I think the Xbox 360 bros are wearing sunglasses?

We should update that.
Someone did actually update it, including the WiiU, but unfortunately i cant find it now. These drawings were more related to how powerful the hardware was though.