The First Quarter for Nintendo's 2016 (their years begin in March, not January) has just ended. So... now we have a little bit more information, updated from the annual report/fourth quarter ending report from three months ago.
What's new? Nothing much, actually. It's just things look more dismal:
|Paper Mario: Color Splash and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (Source.)|
The Wii U side is really small. At the very least, the next page has third parties, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice is on the 3DS side! (...Sorry Wii U.) That game is selling “largely as planned” in Japan, according to CAPCOM. When it comes out in America this September, let's make it sell YUUUUGER than planned!
Speaking of sales, this is interesting:
|Look at their ACTUAL column, nicely boxed for you. (Source.)|
See that? Look at what's selling for the Nintendo 3DS family: 150,000 Nintendo 2DSs in The America, and 200,000 New Nintendo 3DS XLs in The Americas. With 0 of the other 3DS versions. The 2DS? The system that everyone besides me wrote off as a useless mistake?
It's contributing to a big part of the 3DS family's sales!
Anyway, the Wii U is on its way to meeting Nintendo's really low forecasts for it, and hopefully it can actually blow past them. I guess it depends when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes out.
Otherwise, between now and March, it's just Paper Mario: Color Splash. Which I think has a lot of potential, but, y'know. Today, Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby Mass Attack came out on the Wii U Virtual Console, so that's still a way to pad things.
...MOTHER 3 as the Wii U's Christmas release, then?
Ludwig still uses his Wii U mostly for Miiverse. He still has a lot of games he needs to play for it, so he's not craving for more releases. Follow him at NNID PrinceOfKoopas so you don't miss what he spends most of his game time on! Oh, and don't think that he isn't looking forward to Pokémon Moon, because he is.
We have an official day for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice.
The official day has come, and Spirit of Justice is now released!
The official day has come, and Color Splash is now released!
The official day has come, and Sun and Moon are now released!
Even though the Wii U has nothing left, there's still Virtual Console games.