With the upcoming Christmas rush approaching the Video Game console market, Nintendo looks to continue the recent success of the 3DS.
Momentum is on Nintendo’s side as both the Wii U and 3DS looks to carry sales momentum into the festive season. September the 20th saw Nintendo reduce the price of the Wii U by a respectable $50, achieving a more favourable price of $299.99. In combination with a limited edition combo launch package with The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Nintendo witnessed sales for the unit grow by a monumental 200%. This is good news for a franchise that reputably received an underwhelming response upon release, with it’s sales estimates dropping 1.5 million in December 2012 alone.
Nintendo’s recent prosperity seems obvious when considering Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, released on October 12th, sold upwards of 4 million units in it’s first two days of availability. Additionally, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour launch on November 22nd, completing a trio of major releases for the Nintendo franchise.
Further more, Wii U fans will not be withheld from anticipating major upcoming titles as Wii Party U, Wii Fit U, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and Super Mario 3D World launch throughout October and November.