Holy **** WiiU's sales bombed in US last month.

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#1 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

Was browsing google news and noticed this article under tech:

http://www.geek.com/articles/games/on-the-ropes-nintendo-only-sold-59000-wii-u-last-month-in-u-s-20130215/

Quote:

"But the news for Nintendo is particularly bad. Estimated sales of the Wii U console amounted to just 59,000 units. It could even be as low as 45,000 units.

To put that in context, no current gen console has sold that few units in a month it has been on sale. Ever."

I knew the WiiU was lower than epected, but less than  59K right after launch from the largest market is simply wow.:|

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (30221 posts) -
http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29353620/npd-january-2013---holy-fcking-sht-wii-u-at-57k-lol---vita-around-35k Late to the party
#3 Posted by lundy86_4 (43419 posts) -

Dude... Did you hear that they just announced Pokemon X/Y?

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#4 Posted by jimkabrhel (15419 posts) -

Nintendoomed.

#5 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Iam surpirsed its even selling that much.

#6 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

Dude... Did you hear that they just announced Pokemon X/Y?

 

lundy86_4

Incidently Pokemon X/Y annoucment convinced me to finally get a 3DS....

#7 Posted by lundy86_4 (43419 posts) -

[QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

Dude... Did you hear that they just announced Pokemon X/Y?

 

dercoo

Incidently Pokemon X/Y annoucment convinced me to finally get a 3DS....

You slow son... My bro gave me his already :P

#8 Posted by Mrmedia01 (1917 posts) -

lol, at this rate the OUYA might outsell the WiiU when it goes retail.

#9 Posted by Chrome- (1663 posts) -

That's what you get for horrible advertising. Most of my friends think that the WiiU is some sort of Wii add on.

Nintendo what were you thinking??

#10 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Oh man oh man, Sony is going to make a killing this gen. It's gonna be just like old times, eh Sony? Playstation is once again gonna be slaying the competition just like back in the PS1 and PS2 days and I'm gonna be laughing and laughing as I play my AAAA PS4 exclusives!

#11 Posted by bobcheeseball (9307 posts) -
Can't say I'm surprised. They haven't released any software that would be a killer app for ANY demographic at this point
#12 Posted by clr84651 (5446 posts) -

Oh man oh man, Sony is going to make a killing this gen. It's gonna be just like old times, eh Sony? Playstation is once again gonna be slaying the competition just like back in the PS1 and PS2 days and I'm gonna be laughing and laughing as I play my AAAA PS4 exclusives!

Master_ShakeXXX

That would be so much damage that xfans and nintendo fans would eat crow so bad that they wouldn't be able to take it. It would be great!

#13 Posted by Under_Armour (54 posts) -
Angry Birds Trilogy is on the way, so look for that to change.
#14 Posted by LadyBlue (3928 posts) -
Nintendo sure loves dropping bombs. :lol:
#15 Posted by heretrix (37379 posts) -

That what happens when your library isn't all that great.

#16 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18414 posts) -
Lots of people don't know what the Wii U is.. many thing it's a portable handheld system because of the tablet controller. Nintendo did a poor job of making people understand what it is.
#17 Posted by StaticOnTV (583 posts) -
Everyone thought Wii U sports was going to be a launch title along with Wii Music U and Wii Fit U. So now the casuals are all cold and they won;t even buy it now when they do come out. Which means the 3DS like the GBA and the GC, will save the WII U, or not, because Wii u is selling at a loss, this could be devastating for Nintnedo if another GC happens.
#18 Posted by heretrix (37379 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Oh man oh man, Sony is going to make a killing this gen. It's gonna be just like old times, eh Sony? Playstation is once again gonna be slaying the competition just like back in the PS1 and PS2 days and I'm gonna be laughing and laughing as I play my AAAA PS4 exclusives!

clr84651

That would be so much damage that xfans and nintendo fans would eat crow so bad that they wouldn't be able to take it. It would be great!

Don't get your hopes up too much. I really don't know what's got these Playstation fanboys all up in arms recently, but I know from experience Sony has a fantastic track record of disappointing their fanbase. It's like nobody remembers their asstastic launches for like, EVERY SYSTEM THEY'VE RELEASED.

Making things even considerably harder is the seriously unpredictable future of this industry with all of the new hardware that is out there. If anyone thinks that Sony has a cakewalk coming just because MS MIGHT be launching an inferior product(Oh wait this sounds familiar) is seriously stupid, ESPECIALLY with all of the other diversions (Tablets, mobile & whatever the f*ck is happening with the PC recently).

Seriously f*cking stupid. This isn't 2001 anymore. The world has changed considierably since the time the Playstation dominated. There are more ways than ever to get your gaming on and consoles are looking to have their market shares stolen as these other devices become more advanced.

#19 Posted by Newhopes (4557 posts) -

LOl Vita.

#20 Posted by TheXFiles88 (1040 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Oh man oh man, Sony is going to make a killing this gen. It's gonna be just like old times, eh Sony? Playstation is once again gonna be slaying the competition just like back in the PS1 and PS2 days and I'm gonna be laughing and laughing as I play my AAAA PS4 exclusives!

clr84651

That would be so much damage that xfans and nintendo fans would eat crow so bad that they wouldn't be able to take it. It would be great!

Are Cows this desperate trash-talking Wii-U's sales while ignoring their dismayed Vita's sales? If Wii-U's sales bombed then Vita's sales bombed...bombed even harder? Lol, $ony fanboys are at their finest....

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#21 Posted by lundy86_4 (43419 posts) -

Are Cows this desperate trash-talking Wii-U's sales while ignoring their dismayed Vita's sales? If Wii-U's sales bombed then Vita's sales bombed...bombed even harder? Lol, $ony fanboys are at their finest....

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TheXFiles88

Dude, original Xbox sales weren't great... Yeah...

#22 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
jeez that's not just low that's North America 2009 PSP numbers low, embarrassing.
#23 Posted by StaticOnTV (583 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheXFiles88"]

Are Cows this desperate trash-talking Wii-U's sales while ignoring their dismayed Vita's sales? If Wii-U's sales bombed then Vita's sales bombed...bombed even harder? Lol, $ony fanboys are at their finest....

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lundy86_4

Dude, original Xbox sales weren't great... Yeah...

Uh, they were decent actually.
#24 Posted by Jackboot343 (2574 posts) -

Combine an awful name with no games...nothing to see here

#25 Posted by lundy86_4 (43419 posts) -

Uh, they were decent actually.StaticOnTV

Dude, they were at 26 odd million. On what planet is that decent? Due to the fact they were second? Well done to being 70 odd million behind :lol:

#26 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
nobody buys add-ons
#27 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Oh man oh man, Sony is going to make a killing this gen. It's gonna be just like old times, eh Sony? Playstation is once again gonna be slaying the competition just like back in the PS1 and PS2 days and I'm gonna be laughing and laughing as I play my AAAA PS4 exclusives!

clr84651

That would be so much damage that xfans and nintendo fans would eat crow so bad that they wouldn't be able to take it. It would be great!

We would have mass suicides.
#28 Posted by RoOodriGowW (3309 posts) -

[QUOTE="clr84651"]

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Oh man oh man, Sony is going to make a killing this gen. It's gonna be just like old times, eh Sony? Playstation is once again gonna be slaying the competition just like back in the PS1 and PS2 days and I'm gonna be laughing and laughing as I play my AAAA PS4 exclusives!

TheXFiles88

That would be so much damage that xfans and nintendo fans would eat crow so bad that they wouldn't be able to take it. It would be great!

Are Cows this desperate trash-talking Wii-U's sales while ignoring their dismayed Vita's sales? If Wii-U's sales bombed then Vita's sales bombed...bombed even harder? Lol, $ony fanboys are at their finest....

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Hahahaha as much of a cow as i am those guys could only be trolling. (edit: in your sig , the guys in your sig lol , didn'

t realize it wasn'At your post)

As for the thread i saw the wiiu failure coming from a mile away , and this negative record show it isn't THAT early to think so.

#29 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Needs a price drop & some free downloadable games.

And some attractive bundles like Deluxe set with NSMBU & Nintendo Land or Deluxe with Batman & Black Ops.

#31 Posted by Jackboot343 (2574 posts) -

Needs a price drop & some free downloadable games.

And some attractive bundles like Deluxe set with NSMBU & Nintendo Land or Deluxe with Batman & Black Ops.

nameless12345

Needs to just be scrapped. Nintendo needs to go back to the drawing board and give gamers what they want...games including third-party titles that Wii U's hardware will be incapable of running

#32 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

[QUOTE="nameless12345"]

Needs a price drop & some free downloadable games.

And some attractive bundles like Deluxe set with NSMBU & Nintendo Land or Deluxe with Batman & Black Ops.

Jackboot343

Needs to just be scrapped. Nintendo needs to go back to the drawing board and give gamers what they want...games.

 

They can make the games on this platform too...

#33 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8951 posts) -

I'd say there's a lot riding on the next Smash bros. right now.

#34 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5300 posts) -
Old news, and nothing is confirmed. Anyway, this thread is a duplicate. NB4LOCK.
#35 Posted by silversix_ (14592 posts) -
just wait until MS and sony officially announce their next gen systems and everyone board the hype train lol wiiu will be lucky to sell 1000 units per week :lol:
#36 Posted by resevl4rlz (3278 posts) -

maybe thye released pikmin 3 at launch or zelda this wouldnt have happen

#37 Posted by Lionheart08 (15423 posts) -

That what happens when your library isn't all that great.

heretrix

This. The Tablet isn't the selling point that motion control was, and the library is mostly composed of games that people who already own 360s or PS3s can play. 

#38 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
Old news, and nothing is confirmed. Anyway, this thread is a duplicate. NB4LOCK.TheWalkingGhost
What do you mean nothing is confirmed?
#39 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7468 posts) -
I have always respected Nintendo so I hope they turn things around soon. It could be worse though at least they did not sell 35k like the Vita.
#40 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3074 posts) -
Ouch, it looks like people are finally over the WII "fad." Not trying to start anything, because the Wii was/is a good console in its own right, but I think that NInty made a mistake in trying to take on the HD tiwns in their own turf. But by simply matching the graphics and coming up way short on the Online aspect of it, they failed and I think that most people are agreeing with that due to the sales amount.
#41 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

That what happens when your library isn't all that great.

heretrix

No this is what happens when you try using lucky gimmicks back-to-back.

#42 Posted by heretrix (37379 posts) -

[QUOTE="heretrix"]

That what happens when your library isn't all that great.

StrongBlackVine

No this is what happens when you try using lucky gimmicks back-to-back.

If the software was better it wouldn't matter. People love gimmicks.

#43 Posted by Mrmedia01 (1917 posts) -

WiiU is just not atractive.

 

Lacking Nextgen Power, No good launch games, Over Sized IPAD controller, Lacking 3rd party support again.

 

WiiU to me is DOA until they come out with a large load of amazing First party games, because 3rd party does not care.

#44 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5300 posts) -
[QUOTE="TheWalkingGhost"]Old news, and nothing is confirmed. Anyway, this thread is a duplicate. NB4LOCK.fernandmondego_
What do you mean nothing is confirmed?

NPD doesn't release official numbers to the public anymore. All articles have only suggested that Wii U's sales are within a set range. No solid numbers have been announced.
#45 Posted by DroidPhysX (17089 posts) -
2005 tech released in 2012? No surprise here.
#46 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -
everyone is waiting for the real next gen console ps4
#47 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
[QUOTE="fernandmondego_"][QUOTE="TheWalkingGhost"]Old news, and nothing is confirmed. Anyway, this thread is a duplicate. NB4LOCK.TheWalkingGhost
What do you mean nothing is confirmed?

NPD doesn't release official numbers to the public anymore. All articles have only suggested that Wii U's sales are within a set range. No solid numbers have been announced.

Really? That's the straw you are grasping for?
#48 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5300 posts) -
[QUOTE="TheWalkingGhost"][QUOTE="fernandmondego_"]What do you mean nothing is confirmed?fernandmondego_
NPD doesn't release official numbers to the public anymore. All articles have only suggested that Wii U's sales are within a set range. No solid numbers have been announced.

Really? That's the straw you are grasping for?

I suspected you were an idiot, this confirmed it. Only an idiot would cry strawman on obvious fact. Which what I stated was.
#49 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

2005 tech released in 2012? No surprise here.DroidPhysX

 

Actually, it's 1997 tech... :D

#50 Posted by killzowned24 (7345 posts) -

 Estimated sales of the Wii U console amounted to just 59,000 units. It could even be as low as 45,000 units.

To put that in context, no current gen console has sold that few units in a month it has been on sale. Ever."


dercoo

 

Game over sheep :cry: