According to Polygamia, a total of 350 Wii U units have been sold in the last 9 months in Poland.
Now, it’s important to note that Poland is of course a much smaller gaming market that North America, Japan, UK, etc, so total sales numbers are expected to be dramatically smaller for the country, but even then, 350 units is a depressingly minuscule number. Wii U sales totally 350 units in 9 months equals roughly 40 sales per month. Yikes.
Polygamia also notes that twice as many people purchase a PS3 or 360………in just 3 days, as opposed to nine months. In 12 months, the PS3 and 360 will sale around 100k units. These are very drastic figures when you put it into perspective.
Hopefully news like this regarding the Wii U sales will only further encourage Nintendo to make sure they have a top-notch opening year with their next home console. But for now, at least the big, heavy-hitters are starting to roll out with Windwaker HD, Donkey Kong, Sonic Lost World, and Mario 3D World, followed by Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros. 4, Bayonetta, and ‘X’ next year.
UPDATE: Some readers have stated that Nintendo actually doesn’t even have an official retailer partner in Poland. Finding Nintendo products on store shelves is a rarity there. Essentially, Nintendo doesn’t have a very strong presence in the country at all. Most people have to prowl online in order to purchase a Nintendo product or order it from a different country (like Amazon UK). All of this definitely makes this whole situation make a lot more sense.by