Yesterday the NPD Group released their numbers for console and software sales in the United States. Unlike Japan, we don’t get a transparent look at raw numbers, so we have to take what PR firms are saying about each of the consoles to heart. The good news is that both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS are up in sales, when the month is normalized for a four-week month. The Nintendo 3DS saw a 6% increase in sales, while the Wii U saw a 26% increase in sales. Overall, the PlayStation 4 was the best selling-console of the month, managing to outsell the Xbox One at a nearly 2:1 ratio as confirmed by Sony. While we don’t get a specific look at console numbers, we do know the top ten selling games for this month, which are listed below: Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, XBO, PS4, NWU, PC) NBA 2K14 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC) Battlefield 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS4, XBO, PS3, NWU, PC) Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) Madden NFL 25 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3) Minecraft (360) FIFA 14 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PSV) Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, XBO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV, PC) Tomb Raider 2013 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3) local_offer Nintendo npd group wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Nintendo was brainstorming about Switch when Lil J Moore I really can’t believe people still buy Cod and the roster update that is sports games. Ashley King Yeah if you take those out, the list of games that sold is much less appealing. But honestly, a lot of people that play sports games play them almost exclusively. Justin Carlson If you are really into the sport I could understand why you would want to play with the roster for the current season. I’ve never purchased a game for that reason, but I can understand those who do. ScrewAttack I’m just such a fool that buys CoD, though not every year and I do try to make sure I only have one copy in the collection at any time. Whilst most of it stays the same (something I appreciate about it tbh), I like the small additions and changes they make. Guitar slide is way better than dolphin dive. The guns on offer are more sparse than past games, but more interesting. The maps are far superior to any I’ve played since MW2 and MW1. The hit boxes are tighter and overall gameplay is better. UAVs are no longer some ridiculous force that gives a team massive advantage (the ground-based satcoms are way cooler and encourage you to be clever about the timing and location of deployment). But despite all this campers, infra-red scope whores and laggy fuckers still manage to spoil the game. I’ll be selling my season pass this weekend, and may well sell the game and replace it with Titanfall 360 if it stands up to impartial review. Which almost feels silly, given that Titanfall will mostly likely become the new CoD. Nintenjoe82 maybe there’s just a lot of people like me that buy them once or twice a gen… Can’t have a console without a football game and CoD is a good fun game, just not £50 every year fun. Daniel Gonzalez Not one Nintendo game listed in there either. I was expecting at least Pokemon X and Y. Randall Hellmer From what I understand, NPD counts them as separate games, rather than adding them together. Otherwise, they may have been up there, I think. Though don’t quote me on that. 😛 Daniel Gonzalez If that’s true, then that’s kinda weird since both of them are basically the same game to begin with. matthew garcia Its cuz nintendo hasnt had a game in months. Daniel Gonzalez Yep, 1st party games will only do so much. jjbredesen Yeah it’s stupid, why just why spend 50-60 dollar on the same game with a couple new guns and maps every year?? Same goes for Fifa, micro changes in gamplay and they just add a few more charecters…. Lil J Moore The price is the only problem I have with these games. I just can’t see how they charge us $60 for a game that has minor improvements and roster updates which they can give to us for free or dlc if some of you prefer. The bugs are still there and seem to get worst with each release.But people seem to like them Daniel Gonzalez There’s a lot of games that are not worth $60, but that’s another story. linkzero65 the problem is that this is not the end they are going to release more every year and ppl Will buy them. we gamers should stop buying that crap before it becomes ”okay” just like XB one for example. we should not accept crap Magnus Eriksson ” Wii U saw a 26% increase in sales” Look, they talk about you 😀 Random12multi Sometimes thoose sales are made who hold off on buying cod. like meh 😛 I only bought waw then black ops 2 LyonKS555 I’ve taken the liberty to buy only Treyarch’s Call of duty. Which gives me 2 years until I buy another CoD. Now that they announced sledgehammer will be developing this year’s CoD. I just saved myself another year from buying the same thing. Dom Archibald Just so you know so you know…cod ghosts is apparently developed by treyarch, but still, it may not be worth buying, but I’m sure you know this already chloroform lulz just the wii u version was developed by treyarch. infinity ward couldnt be bothered with it and treyarch also had more experience from developing black ops 2. granted it was just porting but still. Edit: I own both Wii U COD games and I have liked treyarch’s game much better jjbredesen Yeah, i know it is, and yes they make better COD’s but it does not mean the games are good, just better than the ones made my Infinity etc. LyonKS555 Of course, but it’s not really their game in a whole. During the times of the Wii, Treyarch was the only developer creating the COD games for Wii. My money goes to them and only them. Infinity ward never had their team develop for the Wii. If I’m not mistaken, MW3 and Reflex edition were both developed by Treyarch for the Wii. jjbredesen Yeah, i sort of stopped buying them after Black Ops because they where all the same, so now i only play it with a friend, but the new ones i have played don’t feel any diffrent…. Treyarch does make the best COD games yes. The Clockwork Being Yep wait for a true change in gameplay. I mean on consoles sport games are acceptable but on handheld its the same gameplay, just a roster update. EA scamming everyone. jjbredesen Yup. if something is made or in any way affliated with EA, i always wait for the reviews, before even touching it. rafael im Wii U owner and i have decided to buy Cod Ghosts as it seems a special Cod game…the dog, the various enviroments…its appealing to my nintendo fan sensibilitiesm why dont u give a try? jjbredesen Tried it, with a friend and there is not much change and the Dog does not give you much new really, i am getting tired of FPS’s now, there all so similar, and COD is the worst, when it comes to doing just that, you do the same thing in everygame jump around and shoot people, just in new places with new weapons. I have tried it and i will play some more, but i am pretty sure i have made my mind up 😉 Sultan 7 the FPS genre was made popular with goldeneye, was refined in perfect dark (N64: one of the best by the way, customization, sims..etc) and perfected with Halo 2. All others are variations of the same thing. It seems thats what all the games are now…REVOLUTIONARY SHOOTERS!!!! better graphics and same ol stuff…. this is MHO triplegamer3K . Sorry,but doom was popular WAY before golden eye was released. Sultan 7 true. Im referring to console gaming triplegamer3K . Doom was on snes,32x,jaguar. Rich Garriques its true Rich Garriques K wrong perfect dark was the best , halo didnt do anything new. fps games started becoming bad as soon as halo came out Sultan 7 perfect dark was the best to me too and time splitters 2 is not far behind (level designer was nice). but neither had online which is what made halo 2 great. I forgot doom was even on snes @triplegamer3k:disqus I stand corrected. I played Doom and duke nukem on my packard bell back in the day. AAAkabob Halo is the reason COD 4 was so good. Halo was Microsoft’s system seller. Halo was what everyone wanted to play. Stop living in your own fantasy world. matthew garcia Perfect dark was choptacular. The framerate had to be like 5 lol ETMew2348 well they are a fad and will slowly die out ._. blindtiger im not a huge fan of fps but nintendo doesnt get many and the online mp in cod is pretty fun. the improved wiimote controls are well worth $60 (even though i got it for free). ive been waiting for a playable fps with wiimote since the original wii was announced and this is the first one ive found. now if only they would release some kind of usable wii zapper, i would be in heaven… ETMew2348 irk i love the Wii zapper Carl Fin I own a Wii U and have COD BL2. It’s great for 2 player multi screen. Do I buy everyone of those games? No. Would it be nice to have a soccer game on Wii U? Yes. Fifa 13 was crap and doesn’t count. iamkjelle As a big fan of Fifa I’ve got to defend it a little bit here. If you’re a “real” fan of football and really understand the game beyond its rules, the differences between each version are really great, atleast considering the one-year time the developers has to work with. The changes might be small on the surface but they really manage to add a new dimension to the game and make it more realistic for each year. I’m not sure about fifa 07/08/09 for example, but the changes from Fifa 12-13-14 are, in my opinion, huge. Ahmed Imtiaz welll said Fred I can’t comment on FIFA specifically as I’m not a soccer fan, but I can say I love NBA 2k and Madden. However, the changes are so minor that I’ve never bought more than 1per system. I owned nba live 95 and madden 95 on SNES. Madden 04 and NBA Street V3 on gamecube. So I bought NCAA Football 10, NBA 2k 11 and NBA jam on PS3 there was no need to buy another NBA 2k or madden game as they’re all almost identical even NCAA football vs madden. However, when I bought my wii u I went and bought NBA 2k13 and madden 13. Wii u owners got lucky this time as 2k and EA aren’t offering updates this year. Ahmed Imtiaz With cod i agree but not fifa. In fifa they have to change the stats put new players every year jjbredesen True, but the game still plays the same, i am not much of a football/soccer fan so perhaps those who enjoy sports like the game better, but for me it feels like the same thing, and yes i own the orginal fifa on PS1, FiFA 07 (GC) and FIFA 10 and 12 on 360. Played 11-13-14 with friends. Bob Wilkerson all of which can be done by a patch and maybe charge $20 for the update instead of $60 for a whole new game. Then every few years a whole new game. But suckers will pay the full $60 every year McBlink I must be unique because I’ve never played a COD or Battlefield game and I cut my teeth on Catacombs, Wolfenstein and Doom. Maybe thats why. Virus6 CoD had it’s moments. I though Finest Hour and the first Modern Warfare were really good. Every other one was not. readypembroke 5 people I know say that they should remake Finest Hour!!! I sat they should too! Virus6 The thing is that the people who buy these games are largely not real gamers themselves. I know of such people who ONLY play Call of Duty and the latest Madden. It’s kinda like saying I’m an avid reader but I only read Harry Potter and Twilight. matthew garcia Then tell everyone what do real gamers play. What is a real gamer anyway Daniel Gonzalez To me, anyone who goes around trying to define what a real gamer is, isn’t a real one themselves. Ocio Aguilera Usted habla español? Daniel Gonzalez Muy poco. Ocio Aguilera Ok, i respect most of your comments but i dont understand when you seems enjoy some negative words against Nintendo, thats very inconsistent… it`s something i dont expect from someone like you. excuse my english and a big hug to you Daniel Gonzalez Let’s just say I’m a hard to understand kind of guy. In my case, my opinion differs depending on the topic at hand. There’s also times that I like to make sarcastic remarks which to be honest, no one should take that serious. When people do and come into my IMs throwing silly insults at me, then it’s safe to say I’m not gonna respect them in return and give them back the same response. In your case, I can respect you since you confronted me in a mature manner rather than make baseless insults. Much props and big hug to you too. matthew garcia Exactly my point. Video games are entertainment and if it entertains u whatever the game may be then fuck it Dom Archibald Yeah people, stop trying to win this pathetic rat race that is the superficial shit…Maaghhhh…whether it be games or something less trivial. let’s just get along and stop swinging our dicks cos it can all get quite embarrassing pretty Damn quickly jjbredesen Pfft i am a real gamer because i play COD on PC! I am part of the MASTER RACE!! Carl Fin You have confirmed sarcasm 😉 jjbredesen it was sarcasm! Carl Fin I’m glad. jjbredesen XD lol, i am not a PC fanboy i just like to make fun of any fanboy, that blindley rages and damage controlls 😉 WiiUPS4 Me ….lol matthew garcia Lol ummmmm Daniel Gonzalez Being an avid reader doesn’t require you to read every single book there is. You can still enjoy reading and only read Harry Potter. While I don’t care for CoD games personally, those who do play them every year are gamers. If that’s what games they like, then so be it. It doesn’t make them any less of a gamer than you are. You are entitled to your opinion, but you don’t define who are real gamers. That’s rather silly. Virus6 I never said you had to read every book, play every game or see every movie to be a supporter of that medium. It generally entails that you enjoy the medium as a whole, and if all you do is play one game, re-read one book or only watch your one TV series, then you obviously do not sample and enjoy the medium beyond one VERY specific capacity. You and I have a very different opinion of the definition of gamer, or ANY hobbyist for that matter. And you know what? That’s fine. I don’t expect you to agree. I don’t consider anyone who dabbles in ANY hobby to be an avid supporter of that hobby. That goes for anything. Film junkie, craft beer drinker, musicians. All of them have a threshold. They can enjoy that one game or book or whatever, but they are FANS of that one game. A gamer is an active and avid supporter of all games. When you limit yourself to one thing and never venture, that’s where the dividing line comes up. You can be a Fan of something (like Call of Duty, Mario, Angry Birds) but that doesn’t necessarily make you a gamer. Mithiragi I myself don’t like the term gamer. I just play games, whether it be chess, Mario, Halo, COD, golf, Bioshock, Zelda, or GTA. Daniel Gonzalez That’s the better way to look at it. matthew garcia Damn not 1 wii u game. If there no software sales up there then that means the console has to be selling like crap here in the u.s. I thought they had it bad in japan but its worse here Jan Well, I think those people are the same who buy a 600 bucks PS4 with no game worth to play (for the moment!) Ducked Because your average person that plays games are stupid. They buy the same exact game for $60 every year, and then pay $15 for DLC maps every 2-3 months. Sultan 7 Marketing and blissful ignorance…. ScrewAttack http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/its-something-meme.png Lusunup The top ten really sickens me…:/ probably because of call of duty being number 1, minecraft and battlefield thats all I here about today…. plus the crap people say about how the “graphics look amazing” but does it matter??*sigh* what scares me is our generation of kids are getting stupid playing games especially dumb milked ones like cod. or shooters and call themselves MLG! or hardcore… Jon uh oh, you said someone other than Nintendo milked franchises. The rage will be coming soon. lol companyoflosers at least nintendo uses creativity when they milk their ip. crocodileman94 Maybe not with the NSMB series. companyoflosers maybe not as much but at least they always make them look visually interesting. even so they still have the 3d mario games like 64 up through the galaxy games. i dont count 3d world. thedeciderU i think the level design in mario u beat out mario wii hands down, but i see where you’re coming from. i don’t own any handheld, so for me there’s only a couple games and they came out 3 years apart. Daniel Gonzalez People are too serious on this site imo. Lol. thedeciderU that’s not very funny. Daniel Gonzalez To each their own. thedeciderU shit. i was kidding! i post sarcastic stuff often, though i’m not sure if people ever crack a smile either. Daniel Gonzalez I always crack a smile. Lusunup nintendo doesn’t milk franchises. name a game they made every single year thats the same thing over and over and gets repetitive. Daniel Gonzalez Mario games. Brandon Lol, so true. Lil J Moore I’ll give you the NSMB series Daniel Gonzalez Fair enough. Lusunup Dude you’re not being specific so that doesn’t count. There not milking it at all because at least there’s different genres. of mario. There’s side scrollers platforms, sports, party, and strategic puzzles made every 2 or three years. Now please tell me how it’s milked? unlike C.O.D where the only differences is dolphin dives and attack dogs! same lame repetitive game made every single year. It’s no rumor Blackops3 is coming out!? Are you shocked? because I’m not. Daniel Gonzalez Mario goes to Peach’s Castle for cake. Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser. Mario goes through hell to save her. Defeats Bowser. Mushroom Kingdom is saved. The story is a bit different in some Mario games, but basically the same idea. Sports, party and strategy puzzle games haven’t changed much over the years. I don’t play CoD and agree with you there on that one. Though, Mario games to me aren’t too much different in comparison. Only thing that distinguishes them is that Mario games(the platform games anyway) aren’t released yearly. Lusunup So having the same plot means it’s been milked?? you and me have different meanings of milked.. sorry but I don’t mind having the same plot mario was never meant to be a novel or heart breaking script. Peach gets kidnapped mario helps bring her back for cake, why fix something that ain’t broken? it’s selling because of it’s always been about gameplay. If you’re buying it for the story then somethings wrong with you. Daniel Gonzalez I don’t buy it because it’s basically the same game, with a few minor differences in gameplay which has been done to death. As much as some people may not like it, story to video games is actually a good thing for different reasons. It draws you into it, and at times, you can relate to them. In your case, I’d say it’s a matter of preference. You’re right, we have our own meanings of milked, which is just gonna conflict in each comment. I’ll just leave it at that. C4 Hmm… story is fine for me (for its purpose), but I wish they wouldn’t have to reuse Bowser as the main villain in 90% of all games. C4 You don’t play Mario for the stories I hope! 😛 [major Mario 64 Spoiler ahead!] Cake at the end of M64 was the best “story” in all main Mario games. I didn’t expect a real cake – it wasn’t just a lie 🙂 matthew garcia Your right different games but why does it always have to be mario. Mario everything. Guest No question. Right on. Jon I’m just saying that because people just complain and whine that Nintendo is l just rehash after rehash of a milked franchises Zuxs13 Up year-over-year 26% or month-to-month? Nintenjoe82 must be January on January because outselling their Xmas figures in January would have been crazy. ghgjf month to month Zuxs13 I wish but some how I doubt that . A 26% increase over December would put them in the 700k to 750k range! Which would put them at about 20x more sales in the US than in japan for the same period. It would be awesome if they sold that well with not in new game released in January. In a side note. It appeared its 26% increase in games. Erik Well its something. 26% of what is what i want to know… If its a little over 100,000 or so and ill take that any time of day. Still I don’t know or even have a clue why people still but milked games.. I mean i play cod for just for the heck of it.. Other than that why are little kids still crying for these type of games anyways (as in <13 year olds)? ENDOT123 that list looks depressing. Guest Like Nintendo’s future. ENDOT123 the Wii U’s future maybe, but not Nintendo. Virus6 Like you? ghgjf yea sure stupid it says 26% up in console and software sales for the Wii u////// dummy the xtrash box is in major trouble……and Sony is going bankrupt……so whose future ? lolol Koczk A 26% increase in platform sales is huge considering sales for PS4 and Xbone plummeted in the month of January. To be fair, the other two systems sold tons in December since the last numbers were out, so of course they would go down. But one would have expected ALL console sales to decline. The Wii U is the only one that didn’t. Very interesting, to say the least. Randall Hellmer 26% increase in software, not hardware, compared to last January, not December. Koczk My mistake. Thanks for the correction. Sadly, it makes more sense now. Randall Hellmer No problem. ghgjf no problem for what ? your bullshit ,it says right in the write up Wii u consoles and software were up 26% for the wii u…lol…read it….. Randall Hellmer And where would that be? ghgjf nope you were right it says consoles and software for the Wii u and 3ds,dont let the jealous ones trick you lol it says right in the write up consoles and software …read it….. ghgjf nope it says right there ,,consoles and software….read everything not skipping words hehehe Randall Hellmer Says…where? WhataShame ‘Yesterday the NPD Group released their numbers for CONSOLE and software sales in the United States’ ‘The good news is that both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS are up in sales, when the month is normalized for a four-week month.’ ‘The Nintendo 3DS saw a 6% increase in sales, while the WII U saw a 26% increase in sales. Overall, the PlayStation 4 was the best selling-console of the month, managing to outsell the Xbox One at a nearly 2:1 ratio as confirmed by Sony.’ The entire first part of the article was speaking to system sales. It then goes on to say that we don’t get numbers on console sales for the states, but here… look at the software sales rankings. That’s what he was referring to. So up over last month, or up over last year (so soon after launch), the news is still good… and welcome. Randall Hellmer Those are still software sales (though the article doesn’t make that too clear, the one it sources does). Not hardware sales, which was the point of contention. Randall Hellmer In all seriousness, where are you getting your information from? Randall Hellmer For the record, the 3DS and Wii U sales increases represent SOFTWARE increases from last January. Just FYI. LJay Lol what a list of milked crap games,people will buy anything! i’ll let gta off though. Virus6 Sequels sell I suppose, despite their quality. It’s no wonder why new IPs are dead. thedeciderU it’s the same reason no one cures all the huge diseases. absolutely disgusting if you ask me. it’s too profitable. blaster man yep, sequels sell. Until you milk them too much. Then they bomb like rockband and Nintendo properties/ GregoryTheRainMaker It’s a positive for Nintendo. Tom Greene Why doesn’t Nintendo just announce that Metroid is coming…wtf is wrong with them?? Daniel Gonzalez The better question is: What is right about them? Guest NOTHING. THEY ARE MORE STUPID THAN THAN A COW’S ANUS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY. Daniel Gonzalez O_o? Virus6 So tell me… how can a cow’s anus be smart or stupid? I’d love to hear this explanation Rinslowe LOL, I was wondering the same thing… Can the literal sense of the word “nothing” ever be “something”? If so, how? BIGCHIEF From the looks of things, pretty stupid actually. I believe you might be speaking to a real live cows anus, and it must be hot as shit where he’s at…. nexxus6 Oh please, the WiiU is a great systems and they have a lot of quality games available to play. Nintendo could have announced 20 new games yesterday, and next month people would be asking “why no mention of new games?”. blaster man They didn’t announce 20 games yesterday. Almost the entire Nintendo Direct was for Nintendo 3DS games. Those that were for the Wii U were already announced and there were NOT 20 of them. C4 Yep. Reactions to last years ND announcements were positive as far as I remember. Many of them aren’t even released yet. It wouldn’t have hurt to announce or at least tease 1 or 2 new games. nexxus6 I hope you are being sarcastic, otherwise you need to take a reading comprehension course. I never said Nintendo announced 20 games. What I did say is that they COULD HAVE, and a month later people would be asking “why no mention of new games?” Guest Yo guys. I’m a world famous fortune teller. Mario is gonna save Peach’s sorry ass for the 500th time in the next game!!! Virus6 Considering that wasn’t the premise of the last Mario game, I’d say you would be wrong Guest PS4>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WII U=XBOX ONE. Guest Ok the 3d marios are good but that new shitty mario bullshit has to stop…now. Guest Yo wassup bitches. All ya’ll have to agree though that Nintendo FANBOYS (NOT FANS) ARE THE WORST, MOST PATHETIC, MOST IGNORANT, MOST STUPID, MOST RETARDED IMBECILES TO WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH. GOD… I JUST HATE LOOKING AT THEIR UGLYASS FACES. Virus6 Mister “guest”, you apparently have very little understanding of the world if you think that Nintendo fanboys are really that bad compared to ANY OTHER fanbase out there. The fact that you feel compelled to come to a Nintendo news site and hide behind an anonymous tag and spout hate speech about some group is a testament to you as a person. Your rant is probably far worse than the worst fanboy here. Especially considering you’ve posted under “Guest” about the same stuff. Daniel Gonzalez Caffeine have a bad effect on you? Donaald Says one of the many sony drones on the internet, what does it feel to secretly love microsoft? Please, damage control this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uf8nP-W1bI thedeciderU I NEED ATTENTION!!!! DESPERATELY!!! fap fap Josie the Sketcher Being a Sony and Nintendo fan while respecting Microsoft, after all this negative and biased news about the Wii U and all this console war crap, I find the Sony fanboys to be the most snobbish of this gen. I used to think that with Microsoft fanboys but all that has changed. I love Sony itself, but the community…wow, just wow – they’ve changed alot triplegamer3K . “Blissfully un-aware of xbox fan-boys” Ricky__Spanish The top selling list is sickening Heaven on Earth I must admit I was suprised to not see mario 3dworld on the list being that it was the best game of last year to release and on another note its good to see the wii u sales picking up its a great console. blaster man It wasn’t the best game of last year. Only some people said that. Others said Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us. Heaven on Earth It also has appealed to me that everytime I go into a store I rarely see any ps4s, a few wii us yet recently they have been selling very quickly yet the xbox one is always in full stock and its almost as if they are practically begging you to buy a xbox one. I Went in gamestop to buy a game for my wii u and I saw a sign that says they are doing layaway for the xbox one that is just pathetic yet they never post articles of criticism of that to me the wii u will be just fine. Mithiragi There are still PS4s in stock. Damn I gotta cop one. Btw I’ve heard of a stripclub called Heaven on Earth hehe Daniel Gonzalez Amazon seems to have plenty for now. I’d start there. Mithiragi Nice. I’ll take a look at it. Daniel Gonzalez 1 left bro. Take it while you can! Amazon ran out already. That went fast since last night. Lol. Mithiragi Really? Aww shit. See you later man!! LOL Daniel Gonzalez Hahaha. Yeah, they never seem to last long. Sony needs to keep up with demand. Later man. Mithiragi Nevermind I’ll just head to my local gamestop when they have it in stock lol. It’s way overpriced online right now. I think I heard Sony is shipping out more PS4s in March or somewhere in that timeframe. blaster man They’re shipping constantly but they are probably holding back a huge inventory for the Japanese launch. Mithiragi Yeah most likely. oontz They are building up stock for the japan launch. That’s why supply constraints are happening in regions where it’s already been launched. thedeciderU wow, damn. was just starting to think how much i wanted to try outlast. i need a new, good game to terrify me. last one i was pretty frightened of was zombi u in the school. for some reason i enjoy survival horror video games in which the player is at an extreme disadvantage. so, did konami completely run silent hill into the ground? oontz Outlast is a lot scarier than zombie u. It’s a great game, and it’s free for ps+ subscribers. thedeciderU i like. nexxus6 PS4 are quite easy to find by me. A local Gamestop had 5 in stock the other day. One of the Target stores in my area also had 3 systems on hand. I can’t speak for any other store because I wasn’t out shopping for a PS4, but saw them while shopping for other items at Gamestop and Target. Daniel Gonzalez In most areas, they’re sold out pretty much. Your area is likely the exception. I’d be more than happy to direct my friends to those stores, though. Virus6 I work for Target and we ALWAYS have 5 XB1 on the shelf and another 20 in the stock room. I saw someone buy one for the first time since the initial week yesterday. It’s crazy Daniel Gonzalez We have the same issue at Best Buy. Heaven on Earth Exactly the system at this moment does not offer anything gamechanging to justify a 500 pricetag which is why they are sitting on shelves. Rinslowe I think it’s pretty alright all round for Nintendo’s stats right now. Based on being realistic and accepting that last year for the most part was dreadful. In terms of lack of compelling software before August. And now even after holiday sales and discount sales promotions Wii U is maintaining some kind of better consistency than before that time, is good. Hopefully both hardware sales and software sales continue like that. After DKTF there is a bit of a wait until MK8 so, hopefully… ghgjf wii u will keep selling, all the games and all the stuff for the system coming out this year is up and up….. Adam Howell if only nintendo had started making wii u games one year earlier. Rinslowe Piss Off Science… Josie the Sketcher In my opinion I see nothing new with COD games. Have you all noticed most of the games are sequels? ghgjf ps4 are all repeat games and Xbox ,what are you talking about….lol….and now Sony going bankrupt and xbox one is selling terrible and Microsoft wants out on the system……. Brandon Sony games are repeats, thats a lie. Why talk bad about the xbox one when the wii u is doing just as bad. Nintendo fanboys talk the same crap, well I guess thats what happens when they dont get a good console. ghgjf Sony does the same old games and the Xbox one is selling garbage with only 2.2 million In actual sales ….and the Wii u sales are up 26% in January read the article you dummy lolol and Sony is going under and Microsoft wants get rid of the xbox,……..so you keep dreaming ps4-xbox trash fan boy///// Brandon So does nintendo and there console is not selling that much either way. The xbox sold actually over 3 million and microsoft is not trying to rid of their console. Sony is not going anywhere. You need to get better info, instead of covering your nintendo fan boy mind thinking the wii u is they best console. blaster man No, it sold 3 million to stores, sell through to customers was about 2 million. The Xbox One is not selling well though it’s selling 2-3X better than the Wii U. ghgjf wrong, the Xbox one is not selling better than the Wii u are you kidding lol,,,are you reading this article are just skipping the part how good Wii u did in January ……..sales for wii u are going up and up and this year and next its just getting better….. blaster man The article doesn’t say that the Wii U is selling better than the Xbone. ghgjf it doesn’t say ps4 or the Xbox selling more than the Wii u ,all it says is the ps4 is selling better than the Xbox one but in big letters it says Wii u and 3ds are kicking ass especially the Wii u with a 26% jump in sales …so what does that tell me and everyone is the news is about how great the Wii u is really doing..so you ps4 and Xbox lovers could go to sleep and hope they don’t disappear tomorrow are whenever since Sony is going bankrupt and Xbox is selling so bad that Microsoft is going to drop the system for good….. blaster man Alright, it says that it’s doing 26% better but what isn’t said in this “article” but you can easily find on almost every other article on the Internet about this topic (this article seems to be more of a tabloid than something meant to inform) is that it’s a 26% increase when adjusted for a 4 week January as opposed to a 5 week month last year. Now, we know that 55,000 Wii U’s sold January 2013. That was 11,000 per week in January 2013. Thre was a 26% increase when the extra week is taken into consideration. That means that 13,860 sold per week this year. It’s not hard to figure out that 25% more on a 4 week month is equal to a 5 week month. Nintendo only sold 55,000 Wii U’s in January (they sold the same number of consoles in January 2013 as in January 2014). Given the information we know about Xbox One sales (2.3 times better than Xbox 360 sales in the same quarter last year), you can determine what their numbers were and indeed this has been done on many websites. The Xbox One sales for January were about 145,000. We also know that PS4 sales were double those numbers. That’s 290,000 PS4’s sold in January. So yes, we know a lot more than this tabloid article lets on. We know that Xbox One’s sold at 3 times the rate of Wii U’s and that PS4’s sold at twice that rate or six times the rate that Wii U’s sold. These “good” numbers are not good. 55,000 Wii U’s a month would only give them 550,000 sales over 10 months from Jan-Oct. Almost 300,000 PS4’s are selling PER MONTH in the US alone. blaster man One additional note, this is directed at the author of this article. People are reading your biased articles as fact and making assumptions based on the facts you presented and they have no knowledge of the facts you omitted. This is really shameful “journalism” if that’s even what you think you’re doing here. Marcus Larsson I love your fantasyland, can i come? ghgjf its you that lives in the fantasy ,,,you and your Xbox one is nothing….and ps4 ,well buddy Sony is going bankrupt…. Marcus Larsson Yeah ok whatever you say pachter ghgjf xbox one is a joke…..ps4 is doing good but for how long ? and the only pachter here is you…… Brandon Up 26% that sounds good, but how much is the number of units sold. The wii u is not going to out sell the xbox or the ps4 this year, because the ps4 and xbox have better games coming out. ghgjf Wii u is destroying the x box one……Xbox is selling toilet…..as for the ps4 they are selling well….but the wii u will be on top as they are now in the numbers….. Brandon Have you seen the wii u sales, its not that great and xbox will start picking up in sales after titanfall. Ps4 will be the likely winner of this console war. The wii u is not that great of a console and doesnt appeal to many people like the wii did, despite how terrible the console was. ghgjf xbox one only sold 2.2 million consoles, the shelves are full, idont care what the stores have its what they sold …..and again if your stupid and cant read it says WII U HAD A 26% SALE INCREASE IN JANUARY its right in the article….. blaster man Sony does the same games? Have you looked at the games that Santa Monica Studios puts out? None of those are the “same games”. In fact, Sony has a huge variety of games. Nintendo meanwhile DOES put out the same old games. I watched their awful 41 minute long Nintendo Direct and half the games were platformers and everything was a sequel. ghgjf ps4 is shit…and Xbox is done…the games that are coming out for the Wii u is huge and a great variety…..and Wii u is going third party also for games……..the Wii u has many great things on the system and are just getting started ……. Brandon Ps4 is the best console out this gen and xbox one is more alive then the wii u. Wii u going 3rd party, have you seen more then 2 AAA multiplatform games on the wii u? Hell no. Nintendo makes great games, but thats not going to keep the console a float. Plus the low variety of their games makes it get boring after a while. Simon Stevens Didn’t buy any of them, didn’t regret it GamerWho Just waiting for the obligatory douchey troll who says ‘Wii U sold an extra 6 consoles this month?’ Predictable! X3Charlie Like I said, I don’t think Nintendo will pick up until late this year, whole lotta people hyped for smash bros. and I think by then there’ll be enough games to keep it going. David Trail Go Nintendo… We will rock you! edge I look at that list of top selling games and I see a lot of sequels, but I also see a very diverse list: Sports, adventure, open world, creation, and yes, shooters. Notice how most of these genres are ones in which Nintendo doesn’t compete in? Almost all of these games also use online multiplayer in some fashion, something Nintendo isn’t known for. Only one Wii U game thus far, Wii Sports Club, uses online multiplayer. Hell, even Mario 3D World, a game specifically designed around playing with other people, doesn’t have it. Figure that. Nintendo needs to start moving outside its comfort zone of “Mario Everything” and stop being so stubborn about online functionality. This year we’re getting Mario and Sonic at Sochi, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros. That’s almost a Mario game for every season. Mario is certainly a strong property, but only the hardest core of the fanboys will think that Mario is enough to make up for the lack of sports on the system. triplegamer3K . NWU?I’m going to name my first-born that. :3 HydePark1980 After reading this list I stand by my firm believe that the industry is in a steady decline in terms of games. I suspect another industry crash within 10 yrs time. Daniel Gonzalez You do know that the list above doesn’t speak for the whole industry, right? Or is it because there’s no Nintendo games listed on it? What makes you think that the industry is declining? HydePark1980 “Or is it because there’s no Nintendo games listed on it?” Whoa slow down, why on Earth would you think this has anything to do with Nintendo? The reason this industry is in a steady decline is because publishers today take little to no risks with the games that they produce. There really isn’t a strong diversity in the games that sell strongly in the industry today. Take a look at the NPD list for this time last year vs this year, there’re eerily similar. Daniel Gonzalez Had to make sure you weren’t one of those crazy fans who call a list bad cause there’s no Nintendo games listed 😛 I can’t really agree that the gaming industry is failing. Sales year to year vary despite some similarities. It’ll be fine and the future of the industry will prevail regardless. Crashes are less likely since people have internet now and are more aware of bad products than back in the 80’s. If it didn’t exist, Ouya probably would have had more success. That’s one way to look at it. blaster man This “normalized” sales doesn’t actually show much. Last year the console launched and a lot of people returned their Wii U’s that they couldn’t flip. Those returns made the January numbers smaller and therefore these normalized numbers are useless for January. Wait until February. My guess? It’s selling the same as last year. William Cole This must be a hoax. Wii U sales and UP in the same sentence? Just kidding, just kidding. Sam Oh wait what? Wii U has no games remember? Prizm I don’t own any of those games, and have no desire to get them.