NPD January 2013 - Holy f*cking sh*t Wii U at 57K lol - Vita around 35K

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#101 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7342 posts) -

[QUOTE="SuperFlakeman"]

[QUOTE="TwistedShade"] No 3rd party support at all, and I don't think Nintendo can carry it like the Gamecube with their first party title's. And even worst most of those games aren't coming out until the end of the year and by then the Nextbox/Ps4 will steal all the hype.

TwistedShade

Q2 has a solid release schedule, it's Q1 that's fcked. Everything got postponed in order to make Fiscal Year 13' look better. Launch Window lineup basically got delayed to Q2.

Wii Fit, Wii Party, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Game & Wario, Monster Hunter 3, Lego GTA; they are all slated for spring/summer.

Minus WiiFit since it's pretty much a rehash for sales, that does look like an "Ok" line up but nothing there is a huge System Seller. And again minus Monster Hunter, and Lego, that is all first party games and they had to pay to develop Lego City. Also not alot of insight for the rest of the year.

You keep mentioning 3rd parties :P

We've had this debate for years. Wii didn't have "3rd parties" either, but it did have the casual/shovelware tier which now moved on to social / mobile platforms. 

Now Nintendo is left with 1st party, just like N64 and GC, but they are initiating lots of 3rd party collaborations to help increase the output. (2x Pt games, Namco is aiding with Smash 4, SMT X FE, publishing Lego GTA)

#102 Posted by runbleduck (578 posts) -
Just an official confirmation that the Wii-U is dead. No more third party support as all the games have or are in the process of being cancelled. The first party support will not save this system because Nintendo are hardly making any games for it. You know it's bad when Nintendo resort to announcing games that are barely into the conception stages right now, and most are just quick last-gen ports that will retail for full 59.99 on the Wii-U.
#103 Posted by Heil68 (46176 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheEroica"][QUOTE="super600"]

I will laugh if the WiiU starts to increase it''s sale number soon.:P

super600

[obligitory]TheyCantGetMuchLower[/obligitory]

They will get lower sales until actual games release in a month or two.

They need to market that epic draw distance and advanced lighting/ shadows.
#104 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -

[QUOTE="fernandmondego_"]Maybe it wasn't Origins that got EA to back off support. Now how bad will the WiiU do now if EA in fact dropped support.Giancar
EA is like every business. It is now a SW child poster. They go where they can see a profit. They would have loved Origins on the WiiU, but they could n ´t do so. That doesn´t mean they are on a rampage mode against Nintendo. They just don´t see the WiiU as a viable system atm.

I know. Just pointing out to the ones that kept saying it was because of Origins. Also, I wonder what happens when the other 2 are released. Will it have a similar affect that the PS2 had on the DC? This could still get much worse.

#105 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -

Amazing news to see NNK almost to the top 10.. it came out at the end of the month and still was close to making it to the top 10.. it scored the second best game on PSN and best selling game in EU PSN and EU

finalstar2007
That's good to hear. I'm glad that game didnt fall victim to Sony's terrible marketing and was still able to sell well off of critical acclaim and word of mouth.
#106 Posted by 720OwnsPS4 (131 posts) -

Wii U is trash. So glad it's dead so now we can start real next gen. 

#107 Posted by TheEroica (14161 posts) -
[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

Amazing news to see NNK almost to the top 10.. it came out at the end of the month and still was close to making it to the top 10.. it scored the second best game on PSN and best selling game in EU PSN and EU

BPoole96
That's good to hear. I'm glad that game didnt fall victim to Sony's terrible marketing and was still able to sell well off of critical acclaim and word of mouth.

Agreed...
#108 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8456 posts) -

I love gaf.

 

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#109 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

[QUOTE="OhSnapitz"][QUOTE="Speedzilla"]

North America loves last place consoles.

Shewgenja

..so why isn't the PS3 dominating.. :lol:

 

Please, it's the same country that had this guy run it for eight years..

lol

You've revoked any right you have to claim you have taste or discernment.

And then voted Obama in for 8 year. That's 16 years of ignorance.
#110 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5606 posts) -

[QUOTE="OhSnapitz"][QUOTE="Speedzilla"]

North America loves last place consoles.

Shewgenja

..so why isn't the PS3 dominating.. :lol:

 

Please, it's the same country that had this guy run it for eight years..

lol

You've revoked any right you have to claim you have taste or discernment.

Because all of America voted for him...Because he didn't lose the popular vote the first time.
#111 Posted by Nike_Air (18377 posts) -

We're going to need one of those "what will save Wii-U?" memes. 

  • Lego City Undercover
  • Monster Hunter
  • Game & Wario
  • Wii U Fit
  • Pikmin 3
  • Wonderful 101
#112 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

It's possible that the Wii U did worse than 55K. The lowest it could have done is 45K.

#114 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22508 posts) -

Holy sh*t thats awful.

Nintendo gonna have to speed up production of it's games and get a price cut out there asap

#115 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -

It's possible that the Wii U did worse than 55K. The lowest it could have done is 45K.

Thefatness16
Rough day at the officer over at Nintendo HQ :|
#116 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
- North America only - month after biggest shopping season - still in launch window Not surprising.
#118 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7315 posts) -

The Wii U will be fine not worried about the down numbers. Was hoping Ni No Kuni would be in the top 10 its the best game so far this year IMO.

#119 Posted by Slashkice (13477 posts) -

It's possible that the Wii U did worse than 55K. The lowest it could have done is 45K.

Thefatness16

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#120 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

The Wii U will be fine not worried about the down numbers. Was hoping Ni No Kuni would be in the top 10 its the best game so far this year IMO.

HaloPimp978

We're talking 55k here... 

#121 Posted by CWEBB04z (4621 posts) -
haha Wii U.....
#122 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

GameCube raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2002: 61,685
NPD Jan 2003: 79,813
NPD Jan 2004: 131,000
NPD Jan 2005: 112,327
NPD Jan 2006: 66,000

Wii raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2007 (5 weeks reporting): 436,000
NPD Jan 2008: 274,000
NPD Jan 2009: 679,200
NPD Jan 2010: 465,800
NPD Jan 2011: 319,000
NPD Jan 2012: ~148,000

Wii U raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2013 (5 weeks reporting): 45,900 to 59,500

Just a bit more perspective for everybody.

 

#123 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8456 posts) -

[QUOTE=""]GameCube raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2002: 61,685
NPD Jan 2003: 79,813
NPD Jan 2004: 131,000
NPD Jan 2005: 112,327
NPD Jan 2006: 66,000

Wii raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2007 (5 weeks reporting): 436,000
NPD Jan 2008: 274,000
NPD Jan 2009: 679,200
NPD Jan 2010: 465,800
NPD Jan 2011: 319,000
NPD Jan 2012: ~148,000

Wii U raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2013 (5 weeks reporting): 45,900 to 59,500Thefatness16

Just a bit more perspective for everybody.

 

20 million - 35 million lifetime sales in 5 years?
#124 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -

[QUOTE="HaloPimp978"]

The Wii U will be fine not worried about the down numbers. Was hoping Ni No Kuni would be in the top 10 its the best game so far this year IMO.

Vari3ty

We're talking 55k here... 

We are talking blind and delusional here.
#125 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

[QUOTE=""]GameCube raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2002: 61,685
NPD Jan 2003: 79,813
NPD Jan 2004: 131,000
NPD Jan 2005: 112,327
NPD Jan 2006: 66,000

Wii raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2007 (5 weeks reporting): 436,000
NPD Jan 2008: 274,000
NPD Jan 2009: 679,200
NPD Jan 2010: 465,800
NPD Jan 2011: 319,000
NPD Jan 2012: ~148,000

Wii U raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2013 (5 weeks reporting): 45,900 to 59,500MFDOOM1983

Just a bit more perspective for everybody.

 

20 million - 35 million lifetime sales in 5 years?

If they don't turn things around, that's very likely. Gonna need a price cut asap, and more money hats like the 3DS.

#126 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

[QUOTE=""]GameCube raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2002: 61,685
NPD Jan 2003: 79,813
NPD Jan 2004: 131,000
NPD Jan 2005: 112,327
NPD Jan 2006: 66,000

Wii raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2007 (5 weeks reporting): 436,000
NPD Jan 2008: 274,000
NPD Jan 2009: 679,200
NPD Jan 2010: 465,800
NPD Jan 2011: 319,000
NPD Jan 2012: ~148,000

Wii U raw numbers, NPD:

NPD Jan 2013 (5 weeks reporting): 45,900 to 59,500MFDOOM1983

Just a bit more perspective for everybody.

 

20 million - 35 million lifetime sales in 5 years?

GC made it just over 20M at a faster pace over 5 years. We might be looking at sub 20M here.
#127 Posted by Primordialous (1276 posts) -

[QUOTE="Speedzilla"]

[QUOTE="OhSnapitz"]

Xbox 360> competition (as usual) :cool:

OhSnapitz

North America loves last place consoles.

..so why isn't the PS3 dominating.. :lol:

LOL....nice.

#128 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26224 posts) -

>DmC at 6th

We have won.

#129 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -

[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"][QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

Just a bit more perspective for everybody.

 

Thefatness16

20 million - 35 million lifetime sales in 5 years?

If they don't turn things around, that's very likely. Gonna need a price cut asap, and more money hats like the 3DS.

Sad thing is that 3DS isn't really a money hat. They are selling well but Nintendo isn't raking in as much as it did from the DS.
#130 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"]20 million - 35 million lifetime sales in 5 years?fernandmondego_

If they don't turn things around, that's very likely. Gonna need a price cut asap, and more money hats like the 3DS.

Sad thing is that 3DS isn't really a money hat. They are selling well but Nintendo isn't raking in as much as it did from the DS.

I meant money hat, as in paying a company to make games for you, instead of the competetion. Like what Nintendo did with Monster Hunter, making it a Nintendo exclusive, even though it was considered a franchise associated with Sony.

#131 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7342 posts) -

[QUOTE="fernandmondego_"][QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

If they don't turn things around, that's very likely. Gonna need a price cut asap, and more money hats like the 3DS.

Thefatness16

Sad thing is that 3DS isn't really a money hat. They are selling well but Nintendo isn't raking in as much as it did from the DS.

I meant money hat, as in paying a company to make games for you, instead of the competetion. Like what Nintendo did with Monster Hunter, making it a Nintendo exclusive, even though it was considered a franchise associated with Sony.

I doubt Nintendo payed actual money, rather they gave them incentives such as no need to pay hardware royalties or something along those lines

#132 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -
Sucks we literally have no Sheep on SW anymore to damage control this :(
#133 Posted by Neon_Noir (1503 posts) -
Sucks we literally have no Sheep on SW anymore to damage control this :(BPoole96
Cowards.
#134 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

Sucks we literally have no Sheep on SW anymore to damage control this :(BPoole96

Even if we had Sheep, you'd be hard pressed to find anybody willing to DC that. These are the most pathetic #'s I've ever seen.

#135 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17352 posts) -

No games, no hype, no sales.This thing needs a $100 price cut along with a game that had the same impact as Brain Age for the DS if Nintendo doesn't want to see it get annihilated. Honestly, I can't recall a more underwhelming launch for a console than the Wii U.

#136 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

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#137 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]Sucks we literally have no Sheep on SW anymore to damage control this :(Thefatness16

Even if we had Sheep, you'd be hard pressed to find anybody willing to DC that. These are the most pathetic #'s I've ever seen.

Yeah, just imagine if this was the PS4's number though :P
#138 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

Good god, at the second tweet. That's atrocious. No wonder 3rd parties are abandoning this thing.

#139 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

If the Wii U was the best idea Nintendo could come up with they shouldnt have released a console.

#140 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

The f*ck

:|

This claim is likely false.

#141 Posted by Neon_Noir (1503 posts) -
Oh god they really are screwed. This is some of the best news ever. Sheep are such battered housewives. "It will be different this time, I swear."
#142 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8965 posts) -

Ni no Kuni was at #11 on the software chart.

Slashkice
Impressive considering it came out at the end of January. Nice to see it doing well.
#143 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8965 posts) -
[QUOTE="ninjapirate2000"]

55k! lol!! Nintendo needs to do something.

fernandmondego_
bu... but... all consoles go through this... teh growing painz.

Just wait. :cry:!
#144 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22508 posts) -

Oh god they really are screwed. This is some of the best news ever. Sheep are such battered housewives. "It will be different this time, I swear."Neon_Noir
funny how lems and cows touted how 'sales don't matter' while the wii was kicking everyone's ass.

Guessing once(if) nintendo turns this around you guys will go back to moving goalposts

#145 Posted by runbleduck (578 posts) -
Stop thinking a simple price drop will solve the issue. Yes we know the system is grossly overpriced for a tech that is weaker than last-gen. Price is one of the many, many problems with the Wii-U trainwreck. Don't forget PS3 at 600 bucks sold 244,000 in its first Jan.
#146 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Just wait

#147 Posted by Neon_Noir (1503 posts) -

[QUOTE="Neon_Noir"]Oh god they really are screwed. This is some of the best news ever. Sheep are such battered housewives. "It will be different this time, I swear."Shinobishyguy

funny how lems and cows touted how 'sales don't matter' while the wii was kicking everyone's ass.

Guessing once(if) nintendo turns this around you guys will go back to moving goalposts

NO THIRD PARTY
#148 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -

[QUOTE="Neon_Noir"]Oh god they really are screwed. This is some of the best news ever. Sheep are such battered housewives. "It will be different this time, I swear."Shinobishyguy

funny how lems and cows touted how 'sales don't matter' while the wii was kicking everyone's ass.

Guessing once(if) nintendo turns this around you guys will go back to moving goalposts

Mmm yummy DC
#149 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8965 posts) -

Just wait

whiskeystrike
#150 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

[QUOTE="HaloPimp978"]

The Wii U will be fine not worried about the down numbers. Was hoping Ni No Kuni would be in the top 10 its the best game so far this year IMO.

Vari3ty

We're talking 55k here... 

At the moment, the Wii U library is very weak, plus the new consoles coming from Sony & MS. I think it will pick up soon, once Mario, zelda released or new consoles end up being a disappointment.