There used to be a time where you could easily find hard data on exactly how many units video game consoles manufacturers managed to get out the door, but the NPD Group has all that locked up tight these days. That said, they do release some numbers still, and a little extrapolation goes a long way. For this past January, it looks like Nintendo's really taking a beating. Not only has their Wii U software not been selling, but the Wii U console itself is said to have only moved around 50,000 units. That's worse than any of the other current generation consoles ever did, for a little perspective.
NPD Group, otherwise known as that company that releases video game sales data and helps fuel video game fanboy wars the world over, has a few striking changes in store for their monthly report, including not releasing sales data anymore. You know, that thing that is the whole point of their report.