With the estimation of 3 million Wii consoles sold in the U.S during the month of December, President Satoru Iwata has told Reuters that he is confident the Wii has recovered from its slowdown last year when the Nintendo profits fell over 52% during the first half of the year in part due to the slow Wii sales. After claiming that Nintendo was on a ‘urgent mission’ to recover Wii sales he is now understandably optimistic. “I think it’s now safe to say the Wii has recovered from slowdown,” he told the news organization. “It’s a combination of factors. Towards December, our software lineup got stronger. Also, the price cut certainly helped, although it is not the sole factor.”
He is quick to point out, however, that even though the Wii has sold well during the holidays it may not have made a full recovery, the momentum has to be sustained during 2010. “But I’m not sure if it’s prudent to use words like revival and recovery lightly before making absolutely certain we can maintain this momentum. So, I steer clear of such words today,” .