According to Circana analyst Mat Piscatella, a single Wii U was sold in the USA throughout the month of September. Piscatella took to social media platform X to share this interesting sales fact.
Piscatella goes on to provide some context for the single Wii U sold this year, which is the first Wii U sold since all the way back in May 2022. Piscatella also shares a similar fact about another long-dead platform—the PS Vita—which was last sold all the way back in November 2021.
It is worth noting that the Wii U is well on its way out; production and distribution of the console has been stopped for quite some time now, and as of March this year, you can’t even buy digital copies of games through the eShop anymore.
Earlier this month, Nintendo also revealed that the online services for the Wii U, alongside the Nintendo 3DS, will be shut down in April 2024. This means that, after April, players will no longer be able to download any of their previously-purchased games, nor will they be able to play games online or take part in any other online activity.
1 new Wii U was sold in the US in September. First time a new Wii U sold since May 2022. Last time a new Vita unit sold was in November 2021, when 3 (!!) were purchased.
Is any of this at all meaningful? No. Sales fun facts that do not matter.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) October 13, 2023