It's worth noting that after GAME's demise, they're the only nationwide dedicated VG reseller. Just to give perspective on how big they are.
'If [Nintendo] doesn't revive its console with games, the Wii U is about to become an industrial accident'. Scathing and direct, the warning by French distributor Micromania has what it takes to make a plumber's moustache tremble.
Interviewed by business magazine Challenges, Pierre Cuilleret - CEO and founder of Micromania- commented on the late 2013 sales figures of the console with those words. Even though he confirms a rise in sales for Nintendo products during the Christmas period, he precised that the phenomenon was more profitable for the 3DS than the Wii U. 'But, as always, they're quite relaxed' says Cuilleret about the Japanese manufacturer, which shows that a recovery remains possible within the next few months.
The president of Micromania also mentioned the shortages in PlayStation 4 stocks, saying that the orders placed after December 27 could not be honored until march, despite the regular restockings from Sony. A shortage explained -no surprise- by the clear success for the two next-gen consoles. 'The launch of Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One kept their promises (...) and largely beat those of PS3 and Xbox 360', Pierre Cuilleret said, without giving any specific figures.