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Wii 2 delay is hurting Nintendo

In the wake of today’s financial report that reveals falling Wii hardware and software sales, analyst Michael Pachter has told MCV that Nintendo is leaving it far too late to reveal its successor to its popular home console.

In the last financial year Wii software unit sales fell to 192m, down from 205m the year before. That’s despite the sale of an additional 2.5m Wii consoles – a fact that should naturally lead to growing software sales.

Total Wii sales stand at 71m. Nintendo’s own forecasts predict that number reaching 88m by the end of fiscal 2011 with software sales of 165m units. As Pachter points out, this represents a ratio of around two games to every console. Two years ago this ratio was four games sold for every console.

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