Things have not been looking good for the Wii U as of late. We reported yesterday how the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts was being outsold by the PS4 version by more than a 3:1 ratio in the UK, despite the PS4 not coming out until November 29th in that country. It appears as though it’s not the “cool, hip” device for playing those types of shooters.
That sentiment appears to be the trend among tech analysts, as CNET released a video listing the Nintendo Wii U as one of their “Top 5: Word Holiday Tech Gifts.”
It ranks 4th on the list, apparently more disappointing as a gift than a DVD player. CNET is not too fond of the console as a gift with the Xbox One and the PS4 coming out over the next ten days. The criticism is harsh, with the host and CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell going so far as to say, “There are only two game consoles anyone wants this year, and the Wii U isn’t one of them.”
CNET isn’t some rinky-dink tech website; cnet.com ranks as the 43rd most visited website in the US, and the 95th most visited website in the world.
This holiday season has generated a lot of buzz for the PS4 and the Xbox One, but the Nintendo Wii U still has opportunities to at least bounce back in the video games market. Mario and Luigi Wii U bundles have sold out at some retailers recently, and with a Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow morning we can expect some more news about upcoming Nintendo products that hopefully keep the console afloat.