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Wii U is Officially Nintendo’s Worst Selling Console


Nintendo has officially announced they are ceasing production for the Wii U in Japan.

This comes on the heels of Nintendo announcing the latest sales totals through December 31, 2016.

The Wii U has sold 13.56 million consoles worldwide and 96.52 million units of software. These numbers represent the worst sales of any console or software lineup of any Nintendo system, though Nintendo does not publicly list numbers for the Virtual Boy.

The next closest console would the Gamecube, having sold 21.74 million consoles worldwide and 208.57 million units of software.

This is broken down by region asĀ 3.34 million consoles in Japan, 6.49 million consoles in the United States, and 3.73 million consoles in the rest of the world.

The Wii U also had the smallest games library of any Nintendo console, with only 165 titles launched in the United States. The Nintendo 64 had the next smallest library of games with 297 games launched in the United States.

The Wii U should not be considered a failure, though, having a small yet solid library of titles.

Check out our recurring series, Remembering the Wii U.