Nintendo cuts Wii U, 3DS forecasts


Nintendo has announced some significant amendments to its worldwide sales forecasts for the fiscal year.

Let’s start with the 3DS. Despite being the best selling gaming platform in America this year, it’s ambitions projection of 18 million has been chopped to 13.5 million. Next up the Wii U. Originally projected for 9 millions, this has now been slashed to just 2.8 million.

The reason for these discrepancies?  To be honest the official explanations raise an eyebrow. For 3DS, weaker than expected sales outside of Japan. The Wii U isn’t given a clear reason beyond weaker than expected sales, confusingly the unexpected price drop of the Wii U in America and Europe is brought up as a ground for both lower sales and profit estimates.

To read the official word click here.

Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion ( for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion