April sales results for North America have been released by NPD group and things look like shit. Software sales are down 25% from last year according to a Gamespot tweet and Xbox 360 was the top selling console/handheld with 130k sold. That 130k is down 44.9% from last years number from MS. The 360 had a 42% market share among all current consoles as well, this includes 360, PS3, Wii, and Wii U.
With those numbers and another month of very poor sales from the Wii U, I'm getting worried that the Wii U's troubles are coming primarily from an industry problem rather than a result of Nintendo's incompetence. A month or two ago, I was pretty confident Durango and the PS4 would be totally fine and Nintendo just fumbled the Wii U launch, but I'm not so sure. So, this begs the question of whether or not next gen will save us or if all consoles will suffer fates similar to the Wii U? Maybe not as severe as the Wii U, but I doubt they will perform up to MS and Sony's expectations.