Nintendo and the Wii Finally Hit the Wall
Nintendo just reported that there sales are down 18 percent from last year. With the Wii, Nintendo has been spanking the living crap out of Sony and Microsoft when it comes to console sales, but it looks like things have slowed down. Nintendo is blaming the decline on weak Wii sales, the $50 price cut to the console, yen appreciation, and a weak software lineup. Honestly, it was only a matter of time.
They need a better software lineup now that the gimmick of motion controls isn’t as fresh, and they just don’t have any ground breaking games on the horizon. Although, Metroid: Other M, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 should help raise Nintendo’s profits slightly. They’re already predicting that their sales will be down again for 2010, and the arrival of Sony’s and Microsoft’s own motion-base controllers, may spell even graver doom for Nintendo. You’ve lost your momentum…
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”