Nintendo hopes so or, at least, it sort of expects to. As we rapidly approach the launch date for the Wii U both in the US and at here at home, Nintendo, for the first time ever — according to Siliconera — has set a sales target for the Wii U. It's looking to sell 5.5 million units by March 31, 2013. Can Nintendo pull it off?
I don't think the number is that far off, not really. I'd imagine that early adopters of Nintendo consoles will be out in force for the Wii U launch and, regardless of your own thoughts on the game itself, New Super Mario Bros. U is an extremely strong launch title.
I'd argue that 5.5 million units is a pretty fair sales target considering the console is receiving a global launch, ahead of the holiday period. The US is already pretty much sold out of pre-orders.
Any thoughts? How do you expect the Wii U launch to go?