Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 goes offline on Nintendo Wii U

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Nintendo Wii U, touted by Nintendo as a major selling point for the console back in September, has had a rough go of it since coming out in November. Estimated sales of the game are around 160,000 copies, or around 72 times fewer copies than on Xbox 360. With staggeringly low sales, it’s no surprise that very few people have bothered to play Black Ops 2 online using the Wii U. One week after the game’s release, when servers should have seen peak traffic, fewer than 1,000 people were playing the game. As of this writing, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Wii U players couldn’t play online if they tried.

On Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s status page for monitoring service stability, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC editions of the game are all listed as “Defcon 5,” meaning every online service and mode is active and accessible.

The Wii U edition, however, is currently at “Defcon 2,” meaning “online services have degraded” and some players may have “difficulty accessing online games.” Some press outlets like Joystiq are reportedly unable to connect to an online game at all.

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