GS News - Xbox One seeing “unprecedented demand” + Wii U might still win?

Nintendo says it’s not the most powerful console that wins generational console wars suggesting the Wii U is in with a shot, Microsoft tells you where you can grab an Xbox One, and that their console is seeing “unprecedented demand”.

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shaggyrastaman
shaggyrastaman

Wow. The Wii U outsold the PS4 last week in North America.


www.vgchartz.com

Swaghard
Swaghard

I can't decide who's cuter: Jessica or Princess Kenny?

thekey
thekey

PS4 and Xbox one is going to kill the Wii U. M$ is ficle PS4 had only launched in one region when they released their numbers. M$ had launched in 13 markets when they released their zombie numbers...(PS4 is out selling the xbox one big time and M$ knows it. XBO sold 1.7 million PS4 sold 2.7 as of Dec 1st)

sierra118
sierra118

Wow, that little dig at Microsoft at the end ruined a great report, why the unprofessionalism? Ryse technically doesn't have quick time events, and Microsoft has been out a week less than PS4, why would they release total numbers sold at a week less than PS4?


As a gaming news site, shouldn't you be clearing up why they may not have released numbers yet instead of stoking the negativity in fanboy forums? This site has really gone down since the days I used to come here last gen.

pcconsoles
pcconsoles

 For those of you consistently insulting nintendo, just get over yourself. I happen to have a wii u and a PS4, and in all honesty I prefer my wii u more, but I play my PS4 more. The wii u is not as weak of a console as everyone thinks it is. It could have been more powerful, and they could of done much more with it, but nintendo probably realize they already lost the battle for high end AAA titles.


I personally don't care that Nintendo has lost the battle for AAA titles though, because all they are now is Shooting Games, or games with some obscene amount of language and violence. I honor Nintendo for sticking to the roots, and making kid friendly games that are great for all ages. I also think its great that sony made knack for kids.


Now for the debate between xbox one and PS4, I will end up getting a xbox one when the price drops to play console exclusives on each. However the xbox one is not worth the money now. For the simple reason that it is not a gaming console. They had an all around media center approach that is actually kind of cool, but Microsoft decided to focus more on that than making it a powerful system, For example all of you Call of Crappy fan boys (I do own the new call of duty because it is a good shooter, just not great, and not any less than good) the xbox one runs it at a 720p res and than upscales it to 1080p, but ps4 runs it at 1080p natively, because they PS4 has the power to easily do that, and it is a little harder on the xbox one. With all that aside if you do not have a TV bigger 39" you will not visibly see the difference in the games.

sirchick
sirchick

Nintendo:

Sell your mario games, zelda and pokemon on playstation handhelds/consoles and the xbox consoles and you will be making serious cash. But arrogance stops you ;)


I wouldn't buy a completely separate console/handheld just for those games. For me to buy hardware i need to see a nice variety of games that also include big AAA games not just "lets dance" and silly family games.

ollie2000000
ollie2000000

Why are people so desperate to see the wii u fail Nintendo has been round for year steeped in gaming history and people want to see it gone strange. Still Nintendo has the 3DS which is selling well.

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

if pre-teendo doesn't move at least another 3 million in this holiday period then it proves beyond a doubt that the wii was a fluke.  What was the highest selling system prior to the wii?  NES.  N was on the steep decline with each successive systems,  If it wasn't for the pokemon franchise and the portable sytems, I don't think N would have been around for long as it has. 

Csdabest89
Csdabest89

Nintendo needs to just bail out of the console race. They would make alot more money and profit by just  going hand held and bringing their big IP to the Real consoles. And just use their neat stuff as add ones. Smart Class is pretty much that Wii U pad in a nut shell. 

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

"SonySoft Consoles" haha...good one Jess :)

dogman12602
dogman12602

Console news isn't news anymore, its just olds!! 

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

Nintendo has already been overwhelmed.  As Danny points out in The Point, the PS4 and Xbone have outsold the Wii U in the UK.  They'll be outselling the Wii U globally by the end of Q1 2014.  Nintendo needs to realize that there's no chance for them to "win" and just focus on profitability.

Put bluntly, it's over.  This is now a two-horse race.  Nintendo needs to shut up and do its own thing.

thomasn7
thomasn7

PS4 selling better because it is cheaper but that doesn't mean the Xbox One isn't selling. In the long run Xbox One will win due to Sony's lack of good exclusives this generation not to mention the Xbox One actually works.

broly180
broly180

XBOX ONE STILL SUCK THAT  ALL TIME ..

ECH71
ECH71

PC news drought...?


All I'm seeing is back-to-back, console sales stats...

suade907
suade907

Just the fact that people are able to find xbox ones in places before xmas should be obvious that demand is lower than expected. I coudn't sell mine on craigslist the first weekend.

hyumbaba
hyumbaba

Mrs. McDonell is soooooooo CUTE !

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

love to see the sense of humor on making a mistake..   makes these shows all the more entertaining... between Jess and Kyle Bosman on Gametrailers, humor definitely has a place in gaming...: )

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

Is there a spy statistic for Kinect 2.0? how many people has that thing spyed on lol

cws3e
cws3e

I wonder if hardware sales will decline faster than past generations after an initial frenzy of buying due to pent up demand.

Northuz
Northuz

Jess should talk more about the Fallout 4 rumours. I already know all about them, but I still want to hear Jess talk about it. :)

Merkasaw
Merkasaw

A mistake well acknowledged and corrected! Good to see. I've gotta say, though, that it'll be nice when the news is less about new hardware and how it's selling, and more about gaming in general.

thekey
thekey

@sierra118 The report wasn't ruined. It was a great report. She was professional about it. Anybody hearing M$ BS about zombies being killed and xbone live's transaction times isn't trying to release their numbers because they're not sure of them.  It wasn't personal she asked what we thought. I personally am going tor the PS4 out sold the Xbox one.{by a few units} Tell me is my post ruined? See i will get an XBOXone when I feel its necessary.(like when the next halo series releases or they brought their way into so many exclusives that I want to play that I can't play them elsewhere) then I'll get one but until then I'll stick with PC and PS4. (With Wii U as honorable mention.)

Amin_and_Azizah
Amin_and_Azizah

@pcconsoles I agree with your post 100%

The Wii U may not be the most powerful console but its still awesome.  I love the innovations that the gamepad is bringing to the table. I also like what Microsoft is doing with the Kinect.  Gamers should be more open minded and stop being biased towards one company and embrace being multiconsole gamers.

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

@sirchick 

There once was a company called RARE
that put kid-friendly games out there
to "adult" gaming jocks
that had chosen Xbox

and died after these guys didn't care.


In Nintendo they know rather well

that they would also suffer this hell

if they followed advice

by you all "hardcore" guys

so they stick to where their games will sell.

sirchick
sirchick

@ollie2000000 i think people are tired of nintendo constantly using the same brand games to get any where, mario mario mario...zelda, pokemon, mario mario mario...


Whilst mario is great an all - too much of it is kind of annoying after a while. They need to innovate some thing new. 


It would be nice to have Nintendo shake things up. Variety is what is key now. Equally alot of there games are gimmicky for the family but keep trying to push it along side the big competitive gaming titles which is very annoying.


The way the market it with the entire family playing a game laughing their tits off on a game which isn't that funny makes it look gimmicky and for kids...I'm used to playing games like Grand Theft Auto and first person shooters the wii u looks embarressing in comparison.


Its almost as bad as Xbox putting zoo tycoon on their console, that would of been better on wii u.

thekey
thekey

@Kenji_Masamune True that! Nintendo hasn't made a great console since NES. The Wii was just lucky and if you remember at first it didn't sell very much when it launched and didn't take off until the next holiday season after certain celebrities started wanting it and playing it.

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

@YukoAsho The UK only cares about COD and Fifa, you can't judge the market just off them.

thekey
thekey

@thomasn7 I seriously doubt that one. "Sony's lack of good exclusives this generation not to mention Xbox one actually works." But in the end it's all about games and which console has the most and the best exclusives. (That people want to play and will buy)

sirchick
sirchick

@thomasn7 are you drunk or what? Lack of exclusives? The consoles have only just come out they are going to be around for 10 years... and the PS4 works fine some had a bad batch of PS4's which also happened to the Xbox.


Stop being a fan boy. There may not be many exclusives right now but both will have loads of exclusives in the next year or two.


Never seen such silly comments said in along time.

zakknafien
zakknafien

@thomasn7 lack of good exclusives .... oh how funny it will be when naughty dog drops the final bomb just like last gen when the last of us sealed the 360's fate

good luck with cod+mechs because other then titan fall u have nothing oh wait i forgot u have fable....and halo luls 

the oder 1866 

media molecule

naughty dog

21 other in house studios

yep microsoft has 3 games worth mentioning

goodluck arguing with your tv to record something

sierra118
sierra118

@thekey @sierra118 Your nobody, no one cares about your post or what your buying. This is a major gaming news site, they should have some standard of professionalism. I come here to get news and all I see is inmates running the asylum, its like the same idiot kids in the comments are writing the stories!?!? WTF? What happened to gamespot, did they just pick a side in the "console war" and decide to say f&ck everything else?

Truth, responsible reporting, and a non biased stance be damned I guess. Im noticing more and more that sites are competing to out sleaze one another, trying to get clicks from the millions of Sony loving idiot kids on the web.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@zakknafien Naughty Dog sealed Xbox 360's fate? Are you smoking crack? That's the most ridiculous and stupid statement I've heard. If you really want to get real, 90% of Sony's exclusives are shite. Just because it's an exclusive doesn't necessarily make it a good game. The Last of Us while a good game, ended up being a bore in the end.

Anyhow, a console is sold on what exclusive's are most attractive to the buyer ... don't assume everyone really cares that much for Sony exclusives and not everyone cares for MS exclusives.

Northuz
Northuz

Okay, but hints keep dropping in almost daily and there are a lot of discussion and speculation on reddit etc. Otoh the countdown ends in a few days and then there might be some real solid news to report.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@sirchick I think in my reply I made it known it was my opinion and only my opinion ... in fact 90% of all replies here are just opinion ... yes I do love using that 90% number just for effect.

PS: English is not my first language as well.

sirchick
sirchick

@flyingdutchdog3 @sirchick you say get real so use real facts and nothing else or that kinda defeats the point of even saying it.


You call him out on his (and i agree BS) opinion about it killing the Xbox, by then replying your own opinion about sony's exclusives.


You said his statement was most ridiculous, you can't say "90% of exclusives" is not ridiculous, because it is, 90% means nothing to any one other than you,  has no meaningful information...if his opinion is ridiculous then so must yours when you used one to respond to his.


I equally didn't agree with his statement that it killed the Xbox the same way you didn't agree. It was a stupid statement and certainly no evidence to back it up.


Arguing on opinions and who's opinion is most ridiculous or is most BS is not going to go any where constructively. It will go in circles. 

Basically don't call out someone's opinion and say its BS and call it ridiculous by then also replying with your own opinion as if your opinion is some how more important than some one else's.


Also forget my comprehension not all of us have english as first language.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@sirchick First of all improve your comprehension skills ... If you did not "get" by intonation of what he said in relation to the rest of his BS than your point is of no value. I have both consoles, and yes I prefer Xbox, however that doesn't make me a fanboy of either system as you intimate, subjectively of course.

Second, my whole premise was to point out it is and always will be subjective no matter which console is involved ... exactly something the person I was addressing wasn't.

I based my comments on general contact and yes, personal experience with the "exclusives". No where did I mention it was fact or a study so dismount your high horse before you fall off ... subjectively of course ...

sirchick
sirchick

@flyingdutchdog3 @zakknafien he said last of us sealed the 360's fate.


You also can't say "get real" then say "90% of Sony's's exclusives are shite" if you want to get real don't follow it up with subjective opinions and made up % that has no real meaning to it. 


Where are you getting these values from if its your own opinion, then the debate is already ended because you're way past any reasoning.


Just makes you look equally as ridiculous/fan boyish.


Last of Us was an amazing game no one denies it except fan boys of xbox who have not played it - i can't say it sealed Xbox's fate given it was the end of the console life any way because Xbox one was coming out and the PS3 was ending also for PS4.. So both consoles were at the end.