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Nintendo hopes consumers open up their wallets for Christmas

Nintendo continues marketing its Wii U and 3DS ahead of Christmas, hoping to boost sales

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 21, 2014 at 12:21 am CST (0 mins, 42 secs reading time)

The Nintendo Wii U game console has been available for two years, but with the upcoming launch of Super Smash Bros., Nintendo hopes to see a higher sales boost. Since launching Mario Kart 8 in May, there have been more than 1.1 million Wii U consoles sold - and as consumers have extra cash to spend ahead of Christmas, Nintendo wants shoppers to spend.

Nintendo hopes consumers open up their wallets for Christmas | TweakTown.com

Nintendo has taken a few different public shots against Microsoft and Sony in recent weeks, trying to remind shoppers the company has products for them to consider. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime shrugged off the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles, saying the two platforms have too much overlapping shared content.

He also said the Wii U provides a better value than both consoles, despite recent price cuts that have made the console gaming market extremely competitive.

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