Video Games and Consoles - UK - September 2013


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The Wii’s sales popularity has declined to a record low, with the poorly performing Wii U failing to provide a balancing revenue boost for Nintendo. Sony and Microsoft will be hoping that their next-generation consoles do better on release in December 2013, and strong pre-order numbers do seem to paint a rosier picture. All is not as well with the handheld market though; poor portable sales for both Sony and Nintendo were rectified only through drastic price cuts, which suggest the handheld market has been too badly damaged by casual smartphone gaming to ever recover to previous levels.