Sega Dreamcast beats WII U In Sales
It’s no surprise that Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t taken off as well as Nintendo had hoped. Hoping that consumers would by a practically HD version of the Wii didn’t pay off. After several years on the market the Wii U still has not sold enough consoles as the financial failure of the Sega Dreamcast.
First let’s take a look at the Sega Dreamcast. It was a promising new console with some good titles. The main reasons it failed were due to its pricing and pirated games. It had to discount its system in order to compete with other consoles. This meant taking a loss on all console units sold. The encryption used for the system was also cracked so anyone could make copies of a game. This resulted in the Sega Dreamcast being a financial failure for Sega.
Now let’s take a look at the Wii U. It was essentially an upgraded HD version of the Wii. I think that Nintendo assumed that since the Wii sold very well then an HD version would do just as well. The main reason for the original Wii’s high console sales were due to casual gamers buying the console. This was because of the motion controls that the Wii had. The Wii U didn’t really add anything new. Sure they added a tablet but that wasn’t enough of a reason to buy a new console. This led to the Wii U not selling well.
Let’s get to the numbers. The Sega Dreamcast from 1998 has sold a total of 10.6 million copies. The new Wii U released in 2012 has sold a total of 10.1 million copies. It’s not a good sign if a financially unsuccessful console released almost two decades ago has outsold a recent game console. Let’s hope the next Nintendo console is something worth buying.
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