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EA turns its back on the Nintendo Wii U: report

Electronic Arts, or EA, is dialing back its support for the ailing Nintendo Wii U console. 

People ride an escalator past Nintendo Co advertisements at an electronics retail store in Tokyo April 23, 2013.


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The Wii U, the next-gen console released by Nintendo in November, has not been selling particularly well. 

Originally, Nintendo had hoped to unload 4 million Wii U systems over the last fiscal year; instead, the number was closer to 3.5 million. Meanwhile, one prominent analyst has estimated that Nintendo Wii U sales in April totaled only 55,000 in the US, far less than the Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony PlayStation 3. (55K is a particularly grim number when you consider that the Xbox 360 and PS3 are aged consoles, while the Wii U was meant to be The Next Big Thing.) 


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