09 Apr '13, 5am

Boot up: Facebook v Android, Wii U sales droop, Bitcoin mining malware and more

Boot up: Facebook v Android, Wii U sales droop, Bitcoin mining malware and more

While the NPD no longer provides specific sales numbers for hardware, a representative does tell us that sales of the Wii U hardware for its first three months on the market are down 38% from what the Wii's numbers were at that same point. We're told by someone with access to the NPD's data that sales for January were "well under" 100,000 units. By our estimates, sales were somewhere between 45,000 and 59,000 units for the month, which is lower than any of the three previous-generation home consoles sold in their worst months, with the possible exception of a recent performance by the original Wii.

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2013/apr/09/tec...

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