Nintendo Wii Virtual Console sales slowing down

Posted on Saturday, May 05 2007 @ 09:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Nintendo Wii is still one of the most popular consoles but some parts regarding the Wii sales data aren't as positive. ARS Technica reports the sales of Virtual Console games are slowing down:
As of January 24, over 1.5 million games had been downloaded from the Virtual Console. Given the low cost for Nintendo inherent in the Virtual Console system, this was a remarkable show for a collection of age-old games that would have otherwise been mere memories.

From February until now, though, sales were in the 1.8 million range; a strange occurrence given that the console's user base has grown substantially since early January. Iwata's comments suggest that in the first two months Nintendo was selling 750,000 titles each month, but that has dipped to 600,000/month since February. Those aren't bad sales numbers, but with many more Wiis in use today than in December, the downturn is surprising.

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