Console Post: Nintendo (part two)What I didn't mention in the initial post was Nintendo's forecast for Wii U sales in the next fiscal year: 3.6 million units.
For anyone who thinks there's a turnaround on its way, Nintendo's own forecast should discount that possibility. Selling 300,000 units worldwide a month is dismal, even though it would represent a 33% increase in sales.
Everything in a business revolves around the forecast. Production schedules, marketing dollars, head count--everything. Even if Wii U demand suddenly exploded, Nintendo wouldn't be in a position to capitalize.
More likely, they'll be fighting to not dip under 3 million.
So Nintendo is clearly scaling back their goals for Wii U. The question, though, is how quickly can they get a replacement into the pipeline? And what about the replacement would make a difference, anyway?
Tough sledding ahead.