"- NA market has been worst with only 2 titles of top 20 for 3DS and no console there
- US sales were -27% versus japan while previously 2.5x, also blaming competitors were aggressively bundling titles in US and EU
- Said in Germany and France that 3DS hardware sales were up year on year, the best markets in Europe
- USA 5 titles in top 20, France 11/20, Germany 10/20 and Spain 11/20"
Specifically with the Wii U, NoA has done a horrendous job with it, and marketing it, IMO.
1) They didn't bundle the console with a third party game like NoJ and NoE did.
2) The advertisements were horrid (are they even running any now?).
3) With the 3DS price drop, management apparently didn't know how to work with the largest online retailer (see: Amazon), and lost the distribution contract with them...JUST in America. So, Amazon.com doesn't even have a "Wii U" specific section for Wii U games and/or the console.
Now, in general, Nintendo apparently has major issues with partnering with companies. If they knew how to partner with third parties (or, just not burn them apparently), perhaps Wii U would be getting more games like Black Ops 2, Darksiders II, and other quality ports in early 2013. It isn't.
DmC? No. Crysis 3? No. Hitman? No. Dead Space 3? No. Far Cry 3? No. Now even Aliens: Colonial Marines is in question? (Not saying all these games are/will be quality, but if software helps sell consoles, why has Nintendo failed on this front so early on with getting third party games to the Wii U that are still in development?)
I really like the Wii U, and think the system has a ton of potential with the GamePad, but I don't think Nintendo management seems to understand the economy they launched it in, or their competition. I guess the only benefit is that Microsoft and Sony are hurting financially, so it may help keep them in check with their next consoles prices, and prevent them from selling them at a huge loss (again), providing Nintendo a little breathing room...