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Nintendo: The Wii U Bombed

Company slashes sales forecast almost 70%

(Newser) - Nintendo's console business might be on its last life. The company today slashed its Wii U sales forecast for the year ending in March by a staggering 70%, anticipating sales of just 2.8 million units, Reuters reports. It also halved its projection for Wii U game sales to... More »

Nintendo Wii U Arrives Unique, Unfinished

2nd screen a revolution, but lots of questions remain unanswered

(Newser) - Nintendo's Wii U console hit shelves yesterday, and now everyone's talking about it—and its revolutionary new tablet-esque GamePad controller. Here's what people are saying:
  • The console streams video to the pad flawlessly, which "opens up a Pandora's box of ideas for both game developers
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Nintendo Will Lose Money on Every Wii U Sold

Company joins Sony, Microsoft in giving up some profit

(Newser) - Nintendo will be selling its upcoming Wii U console at a loss, the company revealed yesterday, as it cut its profit forecast. Nintendo is expecting the move to pay off in the long run, through sales of additional hardware, and future cuts in its production costs, the BBC explains. "... More »

Wii U Hits in November for $299

It won't come with any of the old Wii's accessories

(Newser) - Nintendo's new Wii U console will hit stores in the US on Nov. 18 for as low as $299, the company announced today. For that price, you'll get just the console, its unique gamepad controller, a charger, and an HDMI cable, Mashable reports. Upgrade to the $349 "... More »

Fate of Nintendo Wii U Likely Hangs on Price Tag

If it's $500, analysts don't expect great sales

(Newser) - The upcoming Wii U, part tablet computer, part game machine, could help Nintendo surpass its rivals once again. But not until we know how much it will set us back—investors so far are skeptical of that and other unknowns, and the company's stock has fallen 10% since the... More »

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