To a normal person, 300,000 units being sold in 3 months sounds like one hell of a lot. Well, consider that the Xbone and PS4 are set to sell 10 million each during their launch period...
The July - September quarter saw Wii U sales almost double from April - June, which saw a measly 160,000 leave shop shelves. That means there's only been 460,000 Wii U sales over a six month period.
Odd, you say? We agree, especially considering Pikmin 3
and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
are such big titles...
Overall, 3.91 million Wii Us have been sold since its November 2012 launch. According to Nintendo, the Wii U is forecast to shift 9 million units during the year which ends March 31st 2014. Erm, that means you need to shift 8.5 million units Ninty, you sure you've forecast that right?
Nintendo has said that the Wii U "still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits, owning mainly to its markdown in the United States and Europe".
They continued "For Wii U, we attempt to concentrate on pro-actively releasing key first-party titles towards the coming year in order to regain momentum for the platform. For the coming year-end sales season, we will release key first-party titles such as Wii Party U and Super Mario 3D World, and offer the Wii U hardware at an affordable price by bundling software with the system. We will also try new promotional activities such as a campaign where users can experience Wii Fit U free of charge."