Media Create Japan Sales Jan 7-13: Wii U Is Doomed Edition

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -


The numbers for the latest week of sales in Japan are out, and it's a mixed bag for Nintendo: while the 3DS continues with its utter obiliteration and domination of the sales charts, the Wii U has plummeted like a rock, and it looks like the PS3 will outsell it next week.

Conclusion: Wii U is doomed. Just like the Vita (which after a week of some life, also went back to being dead).

Media Create Sales: Week 2, 2013 (Jan 07 - Jan 13)

01./01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 83.220 / 2.186.309 (-37%)
02./02. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) - 21.784 / 1.855.840 (-76%)
03./13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) - 14.809 / 170.410 (-54%)
04./10. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 14.602 / 387.698 (-59%)
05./03. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (¥4.800) - 14.472 / 484.867 (-79%)
06./04. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone - Neppuu / Raimei (Level 5) {2012.12.13} (¥5.500) - 13.834 / 379.369 (-73%)
07./16. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 # (Koei Tecmo) {2012.12.20} (¥8.190) - 13.289 / 207.446 (-54%)
08./05. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) - 12.400 / 432.110 (-75%)
09./07. [WIU] Nintendo Land (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥4.935) - 11.703 / 262.176 (-72%)
10./12. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) - 10.014 / 385.076 (-71%)
11./18. [PS3] Yakuza 5 # (Sega) {2012.12.06} (¥8.800) - 9.725 / 554.579 (-63%)
12./08. [PSP] One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.12.20} (¥5.980) - 9.046 / 273.785 (-77%)
13./23. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Dubbed Edition (Square Enix) {2012.12.20} (¥7.980) - 8.788 / 99.474
14./14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) - 8.147 / 1.947.404 (-73%)
15./09. [3DS] Magician's Quest: Magical Town (Konami) {2012.12.20} (¥4.980) - 8.065 / 127.801 (-79%)
16./27. [PSP] AKB1/149: Love Election # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.12.20} (¥7.329) - 7.278 / 187.714
17./11. [3DS] Pokèmon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Pokèmon Co.) {2012.11.23} (¥4.800) - 7.119 / 416.008 (-80%)
18./21. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2012.11.22} (¥4.980) - 6.951 / 247.322
19./25. [NDS] Pokèmon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokèmon Co.) {2012.06.23} (¥4.800) - 6.619 / 2.943.072
20./15. [3DS] Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney (Level 5) {2012.11.29} (¥5.980) - 5.907 / 255.596 (-80%)


Top 20

3DS - 11
PS3 - 4
PSP - 2
WIU - 2
NDS - 1

HARDWARE

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- |System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 3DS # |     92.661 |    279.259 |    100.668 |    371.920 |    341.487 |  10.151.800 | |  PS3  |     22.991 |     64.352 |     30.332 |     87.343 |    104.791 |   8.947.427 | |  WIU  |     20.715 |     67.083 |            |     87.798 |            |     715.085 | | PSP # |     17.069 |     54.873 |     22.538 |     71.942 |     93.571 |  19.700.953 | |  PSV  |     11.088 |     33.309 |     18.361 |     44.397 |     61.276 |   1.175.222 | |  WII  |      1.873 |      5.632 |     14.179 |      7.505 |     63.704 |  12.646.341 | |  360  |        921 |      1.893 |      1.519 |      2.814 |      4.257 |   1.616.648 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- |  ALL  |    167.318 |    506.608 |    191.084 |    673.926 |    681.432 | 109.662.491 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 3DSLL |     56.377 |    156.184 |            |    212.561 |            |   2.302.932 | |  3DS  |     36.284 |    123.075 |    100.668 |    159.359 |    341.487 |   7.848.868 | |  PSP  |     17.069 |     54.873 |     22.538 |     71.942 |     93.571 |  19.524.966 | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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#2 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

No current games, and no forseeable great games has lead to the slump in sales more than likely.

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#3 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -
If you like Animal Crossing, you like bad games.
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#4 Posted by lamprey263 (34383 posts) -
according to that chart everything sold a lot worse this week than the previous week
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#5 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

Panic mode

Mario Kart U
3D Mario
Pricecut

Same as 3DS in 2011 xD

The question is, will Wii U turn around like 3DS, or die like Vita? Keep in mind with turnaround I mean do well for a console, not actually reach 3DS sales.

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#6 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

according to that chart everything sold a lot worse this week than the previous weeklamprey263

Well, coming off the holidays and all that.

On topic: 3Ds dominates, PS3 doing decent, Wii-U is doing aight. LOL Vita. LOL 360.

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#7 Posted by finalstar2007 (27905 posts) -

Nintendo dont need a console tbh, they should just be a handheld company.

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#8 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33382 posts) -

Nintendo dont need a console tbh, they should just be a handheld company.

finalstar2007
As I stated in other threads, not a good idea from a business perspective.
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#9 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

Nintendo dont need a console tbh, they should just be a handheld company.

finalstar2007
Just like Sony doesn't ned a handheld?
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#10 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (30817 posts) -
PS3>Wiiu+Wii and PS3>WiiU+360 and PS3>Wii60 Thank you Sony, day fukking one!
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#11 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

Nintendo dont need a console tbh, they should just be a handheld company.

charizard1605

Just like Sony doesn't ned a handheld?

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#12 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

If you like God of War, you like bad games.Blabadon
Fixed.

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#13 Posted by PAL360 (28695 posts) -

PS3>Wiiu+Wii and PS3>WiiU+360 and PS3>Wii60 Thank you Sony, day fukking one!blue_hazy_basic

Hell yeah :cool:

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#14 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25164 posts) -

And so it begins.

  • Wii U price cut imminent!
  • Ambassador program imminent!
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#15 Posted by DISSESHOWEDO (1775 posts) -

[QUOTE="lamprey263"]according to that chart everything sold a lot worse this week than the previous weekDarkLink77

Well, coming off the holidays and all that.

On topic: 3Ds dominates, PS3 doing decent, Wii-U is doing aight. LOL Vita. LOL 360.

How come ?

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#16 Posted by Nike_Air (18877 posts) -

PS3 beats Wii60 once again.

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#17 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

Pricecut is weird. The system is already $250 (basic) there. They marked up overseas due to currency rates.

Maybe eliminate the basic model, and put the deluxe in both colors at $250? That seems reasonable.

Basically $50 pricecut. I can see that happening in August.

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#18 Posted by LordQuorthon (5671 posts) -

The good thing about the gamepad and its touch screen is that the Wii U can have an instant panic button.

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#19 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

[QUOTE="lamprey263"]according to that chart everything sold a lot worse this week than the previous weekDISSESHOWEDO

Well, coming off the holidays and all that.

On topic: 3Ds dominates, PS3 doing decent, Wii-U is doing aight. LOL Vita. LOL 360.

How come ?

How come what? LOL Vita?
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#20 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22928 posts) -

Ambassador program 2.0 incoming
20 free gamecube and n64 games :P

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#21 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

Ambassador program 2.0 incoming
20 free gamecube and n64 games :P

Shinobishyguy

I don't think $300 -> $250 calls for ambassador status

It's smaller pricecut %-wise than going from $250 to $170 and is only $50 in absolute terms.

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#22 Posted by Heil68 (57687 posts) -
Ps3>Wiiu, thank you Sony, Ps4 is a go, locked and muther fuking loaded.
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#23 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

Makes sense. My Wii U doesn't get turned on at the moment. But then again neither does my 360.

Steam sale has sorted me out for a good long while.

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#24 Posted by Heil68 (57687 posts) -
[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"]PS3>Wiiu+Wii and PS3>WiiU+360 and PS3>Wii60 Thank you Sony, day fukking one!

Awww yeah...#legendary
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#25 Posted by Crysis3Soldier (118 posts) -
Wii U is an absolute disaster.
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#26 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29547 posts) -

WTF...3DS cool your jets son!

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#27 Posted by King_Dodongo (3751 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]If you like God of War, you like bad games.Bigboi500

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#28 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -
Ps3>Wiiu, thank you Sony, Ps4 is a go, locked and muther fuking loaded. Heil68
PS3 isn't>Wii U :P
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#29 Posted by Heil68 (57687 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"]Ps3>Wiiu, thank you Sony, Ps4 is a go, locked and muther fuking loaded. charizard1605
PS3 isn't>Wii U :P

22.991>20715 WiiU is dead, but we already knew that,
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#30 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

Wonder if Sony will ever start caring about the Vita in Japan. They seem content to just let it die there.

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#31 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"]22.991>20715 WiiU is dead, but we already knew that,

Wait, you are right :shock: Dayum, Nintendo, that was fast :lol:

Wonder if Sony will ever start caring about the Vita in Japan. They seem content to just let it die there.

TwistedShade
To be honest, I'm not sure if Sony cares about the Vita anywhere in the world. I guess SCEE seems to be putting the most effort into making sure that it's not a total failure.
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#32 Posted by GunSmith1_basic (10532 posts) -
looking doubtful that Nintendo can hit their target for 5.5 million wiius sold by the end of march
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#33 Posted by M8ingSeezun (2144 posts) -

:lol: poor 360

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#34 Posted by Seabas989 (13086 posts) -

I'm not surprised by the sales. These sales proves that buying a new system at launch is dumb.

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#35 Posted by AgentA-Mi6 (16660 posts) -

The casual crowd in NA cant tell if the WiiU is a new console or a new hardware revision for the old Wii, if Japan rejects this new system long enough then the PS4 has a chance to gamecube the **** out of this thing.

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#36 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

The casual crowd in NA cant tell if the WiiU is a new console or a new hardware revision for the old Wii, if Japan rejects this new system long enough then the PS4 has a chance to gamecube the **** out of this thing.

AgentA-Mi6
Which would be good, because when Nintendo systems do poorly, we get a sh*t ton of great games. See also: N64, Gamecube, 3DS.
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#37 Posted by Seabas989 (13086 posts) -

The casual crowd in NA cant tell if the WiiU is a new console or a new hardware revision for the old Wii, if Japan rejects this new system long enough then the PS4 has a chance to gamecube the **** out of this thing.

AgentA-Mi6

I know right. Just like the Vita did.

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#38 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33382 posts) -
[QUOTE="AgentA-Mi6"]

The casual crowd in NA cant tell if the WiiU is a new console or a new hardware revision for the old Wii, if Japan rejects this new system long enough then the PS4 has a chance to gamecube the **** out of this thing.

charizard1605
Which would be good, because when Nintendo systems do poorly, we get a sh*t ton of great games. See also: N64, Gamecube, 3DS.

No, it would just get lambasted even then. Nintendo wins sales, bad. Nintendo loses sales, also bad.
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#39 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
Now Wii U isn't selling well anywhere. Let's see if they can't get those numbers up.
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#40 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -
I wouldn't mind a WiiU price cut if I get a bunch or free games like they did with the 3DS.
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#41 Posted by Seabas989 (13086 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="AgentA-Mi6"]

The casual crowd in NA cant tell if the WiiU is a new console or a new hardware revision for the old Wii, if Japan rejects this new system long enough then the PS4 has a chance to gamecube the **** out of this thing.

nintendoboy16

Which would be good, because when Nintendo systems do poorly, we get a sh*t ton of great games. See also: N64, Gamecube, 3DS.

No, it would just get lambasted even then. Nintendo wins sales, bad. Nintendo loses sales, also bad.

I don't recall the N64 getting lambasted.

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#42 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="AgentA-Mi6"]

The casual crowd in NA cant tell if the WiiU is a new console or a new hardware revision for the old Wii, if Japan rejects this new system long enough then the PS4 has a chance to gamecube the **** out of this thing.

nintendoboy16
Which would be good, because when Nintendo systems do poorly, we get a sh*t ton of great games. See also: N64, Gamecube, 3DS.

No, it would just get lambasted even then. Nintendo wins sales, bad. Nintendo loses sales, also bad.

I don't care if it gets lambasted or not. I have zero f*cks to give what the general gaming community perceives a system to be like. I just want the games man, and the N64, Gamecube, and the 3DS are all Nintendo at the top of their game, which they lost with the Wii, simply because it was successful enough for them to be complacent.
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#43 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"][QUOTE="charizard1605"] Which would be good, because when Nintendo systems do poorly, we get a sh*t ton of great games. See also: N64, Gamecube, 3DS.Seabas989

No, it would just get lambasted even then. Nintendo wins sales, bad. Nintendo loses sales, also bad.

I don't recall the N64 getting lambasted.

It never was, it was basically that generation's equivalent of the PS3.
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#44 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"][QUOTE="charizard1605"] Which would be good, because when Nintendo systems do poorly, we get a sh*t ton of great games. See also: N64, Gamecube, 3DS.

No, it would just get lambasted even then. Nintendo wins sales, bad. Nintendo loses sales, also bad.

I don't care if it gets lambasted or not. I have zero f*cks to give what the general gaming community perceives a system to be like. I just want the games man, and the N64, Gamecube, and the 3DS are all Nintendo at the top of their game, which they lost with the Wii, simply because it was successful enough for them to be complacent.

Gamecube, really?
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#45 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -
[QUOTE="fernandmondego_"][QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"] No, it would just get lambasted even then. Nintendo wins sales, bad. Nintendo loses sales, also bad.

I don't care if it gets lambasted or not. I have zero f*cks to give what the general gaming community perceives a system to be like. I just want the games man, and the N64, Gamecube, and the 3DS are all Nintendo at the top of their game, which they lost with the Wii, simply because it was successful enough for them to be complacent.

Gamecube, really?

Yes :| Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Eternal Darkness, Geist, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Assault, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes, Resident Evil 4, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, F-Zero GX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Mario Sunshine, just off the top of my head. The Gamecube was excellent.
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#46 Posted by Ghost120x (5224 posts) -
List of ambassador games I want: wind waker, Mario sunshine, paper Mario ttyd, star fox assault, fire emblem, baten kaitos, skies of Arcadia, 007 night fire. I know some of these aren't Nintendo games but they better make it happen since I bought both of their under performing systems.
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#47 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="fernandmondego_"][QUOTE="charizard1605"] I don't care if it gets lambasted or not. I have zero f*cks to give what the general gaming community perceives a system to be like. I just want the games man, and the N64, Gamecube, and the 3DS are all Nintendo at the top of their game, which they lost with the Wii, simply because it was successful enough for them to be complacent.

Gamecube, really?

Yes :| Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Eternal Darkness, Geist, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Assault, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes, Resident Evil 4, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, F-Zero GX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Mario Sunshine, just off the top of my head. The Gamecube was excellent.

Another mans treasure I suppose.
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#48 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -
[QUOTE="fernandmondego_"][QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="fernandmondego_"] Gamecube, really?

Yes :| Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Eternal Darkness, Geist, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Assault, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes, Resident Evil 4, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, F-Zero GX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Mario Sunshine, just off the top of my head. The Gamecube was excellent.

Another mans treasure I suppose.

Oh, the post above yours reminded me of Tales of Symphonia, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Skies of Arcadia, Phantasy Star Online, and Baten Kaitos. Also Viewtiful Joe and Viewtiful Joe 2. Dude, the Gamecube was brilliant in every sense of the word, and there was no kind of game it did not do well.
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#49 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4971 posts) -
I actually think that its kinda good that the Wii U manages to sell as much as PS3 this past week, despite not having any new releases in the near future it actually stays neck and neck with a 6 year old console with a superior library. Of course it could be higher. The Vita, damn. When will it get put out of its misery. I'd say if Wii U drops to 10k-12k then be worried, but not too worried. but if it can stay above 20k, for a console in Japan that isn't too bad considering how much they prefer handhelds over consoles.
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#50 Posted by monson21502 (8222 posts) -

Nintendo dont need a console tbh, they should just be a handheld company.

finalstar2007
think thats what the plan was with the wii U