Nintendo has been struggling in the United Kingdom for some time, we’ve seen massive price cuts on the Wii U and shelf space for both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS dropped down to just five or six titles at a time, while the PlayStation and Xbox brands have whole shelves dedicated to their libraries. It seems folks in the UK just don’t care about what Nintendo has to offer, which is mirrored in the charts released every week. This is the second week in a row that no Nintendo 3DS title or Wii U title has managed to crack the top 40. In fact, despite the release of the new Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, it looks like the Xbox 360 is still dominating according to their software charts. Seven of the top ten were Xbox 360 titles, while both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 only had one title each to crack the top ten. Here’s a look at the top ten for that region, if you’d like to see the full list of 40, you can check out the charts here. (01)  Titanfall (NE)  2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (02) [XBO] Titanfall (03)  Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (NE) [PS3] 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (05)  LEGO The Hobbit (09)  Call Of Duty: Ghosts (04)  South Park: The Stick of Truth (07)  Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (NE) [PS4] Trials Fusion local_offer Nintendo Nintendo UK uk sales wii u stars Further Reading A photo of Nintendo’s first office in 1 Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Tim van Broekhoven Oh oh this doesn’t look good… Wii U needs to do better, it is such a good console with a lot of potential Skelterz Are you enjoying your wii u do you feel satisfied with your games collection? audi lover Yes i do Skelterz then shhhhhh 😉 Tim van Broekhoven Uh YEAH! Of course I do. I love every game I have for the console. Although I miss one thing… Maybe some sort of a kart racer? I don’t know… Skelterz lol good Orto Wii u will be up there soon. When sony goes bankrupt ps4 and ps3 will disappear off the shelves and that leaves nintendo the only way to get amazing japanese games. Nintendo will dominate when zelda comes out, Daniel Gonzalez http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001538369/110661772_broken_record_xlarge.jpeg Skelterz Why? Daniel Gonzalez Why what? Skelterz The broken record? Daniel Gonzalez He’s the same guy who got banned several days ago for trolling, so the broken record is in response to his continued attempts. Lol. Skelterz oh right hahah Skelterz http://mynintendonews.com/2014/04/22/new-fatal-frame-instalment-announced-for-wii-u/ Skelterz optimism is nice but reality tends to be harsher. John Andalora That only works if the PS4, Vita, and PS3 aren’t doing well. Vita has low console sales, but a lot of those people purchase the games. It’s not like Wii U where you see 6 million people and most games barely sell over half a million. As for PS4, it’s doing great. Higher demand than can be created. Massive list of games coming out. 7 million consoles sold in 6 months, and software sales that show each person owning about 3 games. I highly doubt they’re going to go bankrupt, or if Sony does they sure as hell ain’t gonna throw out one of their most successful areas. Orto How long have you been a member of the SDF. Your trolling cant save your beloved sony. Their shares keep falling, theres only so low they can go 😉 John Andalora I’m not sure the SDF has anything to do in terms of video games. However, maybe I overlooked one of them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDF As for shares, you do know that Nintendos shares are about $5 lower than Sony’s shares…. right? http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=NTDOY http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=SNE You do also understand that whether or not stocks are high doesn’t show the companies worth, but only indicate whether or not individuals are willing to invest money into owning a small piece of the company, right? jrob23 just so long as you understand that Nintendo is expanding and has billions of cash and cash equivalents on hand and a market cap of 15 billion as primarily a video game company and Sony is selling off assets in a mad dash to save itself from bankruptcy and its market cap is just 18 billion despite it being a much larger corporation? John Andalora Fair enough statement to make. So long as you understand that keeping those businesses would drive Sony further down, and Nintendo isn’t expanding so much as they are relocating (also that Nintendo had executives take massive pay cuts to save some money). Orto Yet again you prove my point with sonys shares falling consistently. Also fyi i never said nintendo is worth more……and SDF means sony defence force. You are one of them and you should know your job title. Keep defending sony and hope that they come out of this turd storm that they are in 😉 John Andalora I never said Sony’s shares weren’t falling. I never tried hiding it. But I think it’s fair to state that if shares are the value of a company, that Nintendo is worse off. Make sure you realize that Nintendo’s not in such hot shape themselves, and that before you sling one company you make sure the other one isn’t having problems either. Orto How is nintendo in a worse state? They dont have to keep selling off their assets and buildings just to fund new projects. Every other month theres a news article that sony is selling off another regional hq just to try and break even. John Andalora So Sony’s in a bad spot for making decisions to sell something depreciating in value in order to focus on making a profit? Here’s some things to consider: -Square Enix shares have been pretty low for a while. in about late January, they sky-rocketed. Since then they’ve been going down. Sony probably sold them to make a profit and before they fell down to lower than they were before. -Sony closing retailers isn’t a bad thing for Sony, especially when there are other stores that do the same thing (Best Buy) and have a stronger footing and doing so while selling their products. While it sucks that Sony’s venture didn’t work out, they were only competing against themselves with other retailers that sell their stuff anyways. Let them focus their resources on other matters. -The building they sold wasn’t doing much more than non-consumer related operations, and much of that probably wasn’t having much to do with anything that couldn’t have been done out of another building more efficiently. I’d probably say take the 10 billion yen and focus on other things too. -Sony’s footing in the PC business has always been pretty weak. So why then shouldn’t they let other people work on that instead? Sony took a bit more than it could handle and needs to try and move closer to what is working for them. Vaio also only accounted for 2% of all Sony’s sales. It’s not like they’re selling off their main stayers. -Finally, the “re-spinning” of their TV business simply means they’re going to try something else since there’s too many other TV makers to count. They’re going to try working on higher end TVs rather than just your standard show room TV at Wal-mart. I suppose I don’t understand what the big issue is with this. None of these industries or items being sold off were their major corporations, and trimming the fat with a company that large is pretty standard nowadays. All the concerns of Sony for the past year are all pretty natural things for their business to do, and none of it spells “DOOM” for the company. I’d like you to put yourself in Sony’s place and ask these questions: Why try making retail shops when other people sell your products and have a more consumers coming in? Why keep a building that isn’t doing much when you could move those operations into other buildings and make some money? Why keep shares when you could make a profit on them? Why keep a struggling computer company that only accounts for an extremely small portion of your company? Why make regular TVs when there’s already a ridiculous flood of them on the market? As for why Nintendo was in a “worse state,” that was referring to your expression that a companies stock number was its value. I don’t think Nintendo’s in a worse state. But I don’t think Sony’s in a bad state either. Orto Yet again all of your points are biased towards sony. Sony is not doing that great at all it has been a rapid decline for years now. There is no denying that them selling off their assets is correlated with their decline. How can selling off so many assets be a good thing? Zorpix Why would it break charts? Nothing was released this week… Or last week… Or the week before… Or the week before… Or the- hey, Donkey Kong! JB Yea, this is almost non-news. If there’s nothing worth getting, you don’t make the charts, especially with the size of the install base, as evident by how many XBO/PS4 games on the list. … On an unrelated note, CTR was 0.99 over the weekend on PSN. I immediately thought of you as I bought it, given our discussion a few weeks ago on regarding Mario Kart 🙂 Skelterz http://mynintendonews.com/2014/04/22/new-fatal-frame-instalment-announced-for-wii-u/ John Andalora I think he means nothing worth getting in terms of now. Gamers should never buy a console to wait around for games. They’ll just get pissed off, say the console sucks, and threaten to get the other one. They should buy a console for the games out now. Skelterz Or be a grown up and deal with it lol. John Andalora If you like purchasing expensive paperweights that you can use once every 3 months, then I suppose you could go that route. But most people prefer having games for their gaming consoles, as we have seen with sales of the PS4. Skelterz I’ve got loads of games for my wii u. John Andalora How many are Virtual Console games? Skelterz 2? Why lol i don’t really do the whole virtual console thing i got earthbound and a link to the past. John Andalora Alright. When I had a Wii U people kept saying “I have a lot of games” but would typically just buy a bunch of VC games and say they had a lot of actual games. Skelterz Nah man i’ve got like 8 or nine proper games lol i don’t like the VC thing if i can donwload it i’ll do that instead. C4 Hmm… I have easily more Wii U games then 3DS or Wii. It’s all a matter of perspective sometimes 🙂 John Andalora I remember buying the crap out of Wii games, but I think I only have like 7 3DS games that aren’t VC. Wii U I think I had about 6 disc based games at once. jrob23 kudos. you are a grade A troll. You have great skills unlike some on here. I like you John Andalora Lord knows I try. Daniel Gonzalez Taking it like a champ. Very good. Best way to deal with angry posters. Lol. jrob23 nobody takes it like you do Daniel audi lover I have 23 disc games and counting and 19 downloaded there are games just need to stop buying 360/ps3 versions its easy when they tend to be 10-15 pound a pop John Andalora Good to hear. It’s that kind of spending that Nintendo needs more people to do. Especially when in my area there’s usually about 15 games for the Wii U on display. simkenno And how many on the PlayStation 4 ? Get over yourself I’ve a Wii u and Xbox one and plan on buying a ps4 once more exclusives are released for it, there’s plenty of games released on wiiu and the big difference is quality is greater then quantity. I’d take pikmin 3, Mario 3d world and even zombiu over knack and a ton of 3rd party I can get on my Xbox one, infamous alone is not worth the purchase of a ps4 yet. Once more exclusives are released then it will be worth the money. And before you try list upcoming games this is present time I could throw a lost twice as long of upcoming games for wiiu and Xbox one at you as opposed by a few from ps4. 🙂 John Andalora Already made the list of games I have: BlackLight: Retribution Pure Chess inFamous Thief Killzone Knack Flower Basement crawl Strike Suit Zero Sound Shapes Don’t Starve Outlast Madden Need For Speed: Rivals DC Universe FFXIV Realm Reborn Mercenary Kings Res0Gun and FEZ And OctoDad later today. Quality is an important thing. And the quality of Nintendo games has dropped significantly. Now all people are paying for is the same games as before (NSMBU, Game & Wario, 3D Mario World, Pikmin 3, MK8, SSBU) with less content and made way too easy. If that’s what you want, great. but I’ve been very satisfied with the games I have on the PS4 (and even the sequels actually make significant changes on the formula which makes the actual game unique) and excited about what’s to come. You could make a list of Wii U games longer than PS4. But PS4 has been out for 6 months. Take that Wii U list, give PS4 an extra 12 months, and I can guarantee you the list for PS4 will double the Wii Us. simkenno I understand that my point being ps4 is also full of indie games. Also yo say the quality of Nintendo games has dropped is just am opinion in my opinion they have remained magical and amazing. Whether its on the wiiu or 3ds. Pikmin 3 and Mario are amazing, and Pokémon xy on the 3ds went above and beyond expectations. Nintendo won’t be as popular with 3rd party as Sony and Microsoft but they also don’t need to rely on them. Now I’m not a person who says oh wait for this and wait for that, but for once I must honestly say once certain games are released on the wiiu it will be a different story sales wise 🙂 John Andalora I didn’t list off every single disc based game on PS4. You wanna know what they got, there’s the internet. Those are simply the games I own. As for quality drops, it’s not even a question. Pikmin 3 was a short and simple experience, NSMBU hardly lasted a day before it was beaten with 77 lives, and XY isn’t something we’re talking about here, since the main focus of our discussion is Wii U and even then XY is just more of the same with a fresh coat of paint. Sony and MS understand that their consumers want variety. As much fun as a platformer can be, having it be the base of your operations is a little less than satisfactory. That’s why 3rd party is such a big deal. 3rd party gives that variety, and while all you may see are things like COD or Battlefield, I see Watch Dogs and GTAV, South Park: Stick of Truth and Persona as my shining examples of how 3rd party development and games ROCK! (And yes, only one of those games is a 3rd party coming out for PS4, but point is that there are many 3rd party developers making amazing things). As for Certain games on Wii U, which ones? Nintendo clearly has shown zero interest in 3rd party or making new games, and all the Directs have banked on is sequels, Bayonetta 2, and X. I’m not completely doubting the possibility that such games exist, but I am asking who and when are those “certain games” going to actually be worked on. In the meantime, I got Octodad downloading. Should be another hour or so before it’s finished. Heard Young Horses made improvements from the PC version that make the game better. Jim Peterson Yeah, I already have quadruple the amount of games on PS4 as I do on my Wii. Rinslowe PS4 and your point aren’t currently making a good argument. If you were to say PS3, then the point you’e peddling could make sense. But PS4… John Andalora Really? It’s been out for only 6 months and I already have far more games for it, more games I’m excited about, and far more games coming than the Wii U. Hell, I’ve got: BlackLight: Retribution Pure Chess inFamous Thief Killzone Knack Flower Basement crawl Strike Suit Zero Sound Shapes Don’t Starve Outlast Madden Need For Speed: Rivals DC Universe FFXIV Realm Reborn Mercenary Kings Res0Gun and FEZ That’s over 3 games a month. Last year Wii U hardly released one or two games a month. Further still, once the store updates today I’m getting Octodad: Dadliest Catch and maybe Cel Damage. In terms of what the console currently has, it has a great deal of games too which I could easily go and purchase at a GameStop, and will be having more over the spring and summer while Wii U waits for MK8 and then waits until Winter for Super Smash Bros. How is my point not a valid one? Daniel Gonzalez Well said. I don’t see what’s wrong with your point. You made quite a valid one indeed. jrob23 weak bitch troll Daniel Gonzalez Sorry that agreeing with people with opinions you aren’t fond of angers you. There’s more to the world, than just Nintendo and its Wii U. Take a breather and calm down little fella. jrob23 that list is NOT impressive sorry. nice try though..or not actually John Andalora Suppose I shouldn’t pity a man who doesn’t realize this is only the list of games I have purchased, not the entire library, or one that probably hasn’t played a single one and merely judges a games worth by whether or not it has an official licensed “Nintendo” sticker on the front cover. But I do. Daniel Gonzalez i don’t know if that’s the case here, but people certainly seem to do that. I guess when a console is a big seller, you tend to get heat from the haters that envy it in their own way. I’ve tried the Wii U over a relative’s house several times. I found some games to be entertaining, but I’m not ready to invest in something that I don’t have a strong interest in. Maybe after E3 will change my mind. Right now, I’m playing the waiting game. jrob23 see, you can’t even keep track of your lies. You claimed you owned it. ha ha what a loser. nice to see it in black and white for the world to see finally, not that it will matter seeing as nothing but trolls frequent here anymore. Daniel Gonzalez I guess attention to detail isn’t your forte. Yes, I had a Wii U, however, I never played it since I was too busy with my PS3 and PS4, which is still the case most times even now. After over a month of it sitting there and collecting some dust, I decided to give it to my cousin, who was eager for a Wii U. It was perfect timing and I don’t regret the charitable move. Sorry that you feel that being kind to my relatives must make me a troll. That one certainly is a head scratcher. As for the rest of your comment, I don’t think the whole world visits this site let alone will care enough to know what a few people like ourselves think about consoles. Only thing that’s black and white, is your silly insults and how crazy you come off. Sit down, relax, and take deep breaths. Chillax. 😛 Rinslowe “I guess attention to detail isn’t your forte. ” Wow I guess I taught you a new word last night… Haha. Baack to school for Danny… 00EpicGamer00 Just ignore “jrop23.” According to my experience with him and just seeing some of his comments on other articles. He’s a huge fanboy. If you don’t love Nintendo or the Wii U 100%, you’re a troll in his eyes. If you mention the word “Sony” (or any Sony product, like a PS4) in a comment comparing it to the Wii U, you’re a troll in his eyes. I’ve actually seen him say exactly that he prefers to hear a comment from a Nintendo fanboy than an actual, realistic comment from a person such as yourself. Basically anybody that isn’t saying “Wii U, best console ever” is a troll. Daniel Gonzalez Very accurate observation for sure. You nailed it. 00EpicGamer00 Why thank you sir. You know, I feel bad for you. That jrop23 guy is always immaturely calling you a troll (he did just now, actually). I think he might even be following you around. As, it seems that every comments you make, he responds to it. I bet he’s David Trail. jrob23 idiot troll 00EpicGamer00 Why thank you. Daniel Gonzalez Yeah, I know the feeling. No need to feel bad, it’s kind of expected on sites like this. Fanboys and trolls are inevitable. From my experiences, he follows anyone who has one little negative thing to say. It appears that he focuses too much on that, and ignores the rest of the comments. Ahh well, that’s internet anonymity for ya. Doubt him and David are the same person. Both have different response patterns, but both are about the same pertaining to their mindset. jrob23 dumb troll Daniel Gonzalez Poor fella. John Andalora I probably should. Could talk to a wall and receive better feedback. 00EpicGamer00 I bet you could. A wall can’t insult or argue, so there’s something. Daniel Gonzalez In this case, you do have a good point there. jrob23 yeah, except I don’t own a Wii U and am currently playing exclusively on my PS3. Sorry you are so wrong. I just don’t like loser trolls on her like you, and Danny boy, and Johnny, and jeez, that is all there is on this site. Might have to stop coming since it appears that is what the website appears to be going for Daniel Gonzalez Uh huh. Lol. I don’t buy your story, but of course that’s a two way street. If you think that this site is full of trolls, then why are you still here? It seems to me you have some fascination of punishing yourself. Calling one a loser, only makes you a bigger loser in the process, but I’m sure you know that already despite your stubborn personality. If you don’t like certain people on this site, then make it easier on yourself and move along, otherwise, keep your peace and ignore comments you don’t fancy. Trouble only develops when someone starts the name calling, kinda like yourself. There are simpler ways to respond to people you don’t like. Either way, it’s the internet, so get used to the idea that no matter where you go, there will be people you can’t stand. That’s life fella. Deal with it. Rinslowe “Uh huh. Likely story. Lol. I don’t buy your story, but of course that’s a two way street. If you think that this site is full of trolls, then why are you still here?” Why are you in that case? You’re the one screaming that exact same sentence from the rooftops at every opportunity… Truth is, concern trolls like you are an issue on Wii U Daily. But I for one wouldn’t expect you to be anywhere else… Daniel Gonzalez Why are you in that case? You’re the one screaming that exact same sentence from the rooftops at every opportunity… Truth is, concern trolls like you are an issue on Wii U Daily. But I for one wouldn’t expect you to be anywhere else…” You mean how you look for every opportunity to respond to my comments? Man oh man. You’re quite a piece of work. I give ya that. Concern troll? Hmm…takes one to know one, right Rinslowe? I wouldn’t expect you to be anywhere else either fella. Not that you gave me any other reason to believe otherwise. Look forward to your obvious response in due time. Yes, my response to jrob pertains to silly folks like yourself. Later silly guy. Rinslowe Lol, do you really think I care to read all that? You’re high Gonzalez… Keep it to the point, don’t get angry. 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez You appear to be mistaking my happiness for your anger. Such a pity. Well you actually have to read to know if to make a keep to the point comment. I know you’re trolling, but you’re not very good at it. Keep at it though. ;P Rinslowe “You appear to be mistaking my happiness for your anger.” Not likely… And you see, keeping it to the point is not so hard is it? 🙂 Rinslowe hahaha… You got nothing Gonzalez. A parrot without wings… Polly want another cracker? – try parallax. It’s like Chillax but even more so… It’s all just a matter of perspective. 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez You’re right. You’re a bluebird without a song. I do love how you continue to try. Rinslowe Gonzalez. Such a bad sport… So angry and upset the bad ol Rinslowe hurt your feelings again… 🙁 Daniel Gonzalez Yawns. I’m sure you’re hoping that’s the case. You’re just unarmed when it comes to wits. Come back when you found it. Don’t let that hurt your feelings 🙁 Rinslowe Cookie? Daniel Gonzalez *tosses you a cookie* There ya go fella. Rinslowe Warm glass of milk??? Surely there’s something that’ll cheer you up??? Daniel Gonzalez ZZZzzzz…Well I’d love to play games with ya bud, but it’s too easy to make a fool of ya. Enjoy the warm glass of milk. ;P Rinslowe Bye now Daniel, you’ve made a big fool of me today, lol. Hard to argue with that… Don’t forget to copy everything I say. Wait… Would that not prove another point??? Haha… Gotta love that logic… Peace dude. jrob23 honestly Daniel I really am going to stop after tonight. The site has gone downhill. Too many clickbaits, too many trolls. It gets exhausting reading so much bullshit both in articles and in comments. Poor Wii U fans can’t get a simple piece of news without it being put down, compared to this or that console, or you and your band of trolls getting together and ruining any good feelings we might derive from it. For awhile I had some allies on here who could recognize you and your ilk for what you were and were in it along side me for the good fight, but honestly, your people have multiplied and I think driven mine away. There’s barely anyone on here happy anymore. It’s all negative. What a crappy way to go through life. Have at it! Rinslowe Wow. Where’s your sense of will?? Backbone like a fish brother. You’re 100% right when it comes to Gonzalez, Oontz and guys like John Andalora. But you’re really going to let these chumps get in your way around here??? Lol man, that’s got me laughing. Take what interest or joy or both from the Wii U as it’s a great platform as is most the others/ Xbox One aside… And simply accept these concern trolls for what they are. Not a lot. Daniel Gonzalez You’re a bit dramatic jrob, at least that’s my opinion. I’m going to say this as nicely as I can to you. Yes, this may be a long post. “honestly Daniel I really am going to stop after tonight. The site has gone downhill.” The site has basically been the same for a year, at least to me. “Too many clickbaits, too many trolls. It gets exhausting reading so much bullshit both in articles and in comments.” Yeah, I’ll give you that, there are plenty of clickbait articles, which kind of lowers the quality of the news on here, but most sites like this want as much ad revenue as they can scrape up. It’s understandable though since they gotta keep the site running. I think the problem is that you focus too much on comments you don’t appreciate, which is why you may feel exhausted. Honestly though, you’re going to get this on other sites too, it’s something you’re going to have to deal with really. “Poor Wii U fans can’t get a simple piece of news without it being put down, compared to this or that console, or you and your band of trolls getting together and ruining any good feelings we might derive from it.” Another problem here. Troll or not dude, people have rights to their opinions, just as you do. You don’t have to like mine, but at the very least, you could try to disagree in a more mature way, and in return, people might just show you the same respect back. You honestly do it to yourself. Why let a different point of view spoil your good feelings? Sounds to me you’re easily irritated. That’s not a good thing when dealing with people over the net. “For awhile I had some allies on here who could recognize you and your ilk for what you were and were in it along side me for the good fight, but honestly, your people have multiplied and I think driven mine away.” Lol. Sorry man, but this comment is a bit odd. There is no war here bud. If you need allies to help you in an argument/discussion, then that says a lot about your character. I’m sure you’re strong enough to handle yourself without any troops. “There’s barely anyone on here happy anymore. It’s all negative. What a crappy way to go through life. Have at it!” There’s plenty of happy people here. Lol. Again, you focus too much on people you dislike, which is why it feels that this site has an unhappy place. You make your life what it is. No one is going to fix that but yourself. Blaming others for it isn’t going to change that either. Truthfully though? I have no real problem with you. Though, it’s obvious that you can’t stand me, and I can accept that for what it is. A handful of vocal people certainly isn’t going to stop me from speaking my mind, and it shouldn’t for you either. I take it in full stride and take the criticism everyday. Whether people love me or hate me, it doesn’t change the reality of the situation. At the end of the day, their opinions of me matter little. Perhaps try it and roll with it. It certainly makes life easier, but hey, that’s just how I deal with life. You should really stick around, but that’s just my opinion. Either way man, gotta do what’s best for you. Best of luck man. 00EpicGamer00 Thank God you’re not coming on here anymore. I don’t like retarded fanboys, like you. As much as you don’t like “trolls” or, in other words, people who are realistic (except for certain ones, like TruthTeller). If you’ve never owned a Wii U this whole time, you shouldn’t even be trying so hard to defend something that you have no ownership of. Why don’t YOU have a Wii U? Is it because there’s nothing on the console worth getting it for? Of course, knowing you, you’re probably going to throw the ol’ “dur hur, I’m waiting for a smash bros. Wii U bundle or a Mario Kart 8 bundle.” That’s all fine and dandy, but you shouldn’t be defending a console you have no ownership of in the first place. Just a little tip, I guess, for any future situations you find yourself in. If you see a comment, or you even hear something you don’t particularly “like.” Just ignore, and move on. The world we live in is FULL of negatives. And these so called “trolls” are only a very small part of that. In order to actually be successful in the world, you need to learn how to ignore things that you don’t want to see or hear. Listen, I know what I’m talking about. Everyday at school, I need to have the ability to ignore the profanity I hear everyday. I hate hearing those things, very much I do. But, you can’t just walk up to the person and tell them to stop…because they won’t. Same thing with the problem you have with “trolls.” You may not like what they say, but no matter what you say or do, they will NOT stop. Rinslowe That’s because you choose to have more games for it hahaha… (And you’ve sold your Wii U apparently). I only have Killzone, Infamous and Resogun. All brilliant games. Honestly I question if you even have all those titles mentioned at “this” point in time… However a few of those games I have the definitive versions on PC; Theif, Need for Speed Rivals then there’s Pure Chess (Which is also a Wii U title)… Lol man that comment is as biased to your point as can be… I could literally list the same amount of exclusives on Wii U and a few muliplats that are all better on PC and say look at this point it’s “truth”… John Andalora If you question my list of games, feel free to check me on that. My PSN is Vladdie93. You can easily cross-check my trophy list with the list of games I have produced. And in fact, you probably could find Wii U exclusives and multi-plats on PC. But here’s what I’m trying to run past people: How long did it take to get those games on Wii U? Cause they sure as hell didn’t just open the flood gates and every game came pouring onto the console. It took 18 months for all these games to come on the Wii U, and it’s still taking so much longer for more to come out. The special release for Wii U in April is NES Remix 2, a game where Nintendo literally copies and pastes parts of their old games together in an effort to get peoples nostalgia going. Games are coming out much quicker for the PS4, giving more people more potential games that they may or may not want. There’s a higher quantity of games than when Wii U had its first 6 months (while still maintaining a fairly good sense of quality, considering) . Hell, I remember so many people saying “Yeah, the Wii U’s start is slow, but so are other consoles. Give it time and it’ll get better.” And then I see things like PS4 and question how people can say that. In its first 6 months, the Wii U had about 42 games for sale. PS4 now has 63. If you’d care to cross examine my findings, feel free. For Wii U I went from Nov. 2012 to April 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wii_U_software http://bgr.com/2014/04/21/ps4-vs-xbox-one-game-releases/ While it is a singular truth that you and I could find exclusives and multiplats on each system, it’s also a singular truth that one console is having more games come out on it and has far better support than another, and that there’s more games on it now than on Wii U, giving the idea that I’d have more than I did on Wii U the credibility you’re challenging. Rinslowe You totally miss the point John. And I’ve mentioned why in another post. Whether you have or have not those games isn’t actually the important factor… Whats your objective in pointing out your singular perspective? If all it does is force comparisons of one platform to another. Surely you can identify with better ways to communicate something that doesn’t make a “this” is better than “that” opinion… It’s all subjective… John Andalora I don’t think I did. More games = more potential for games one likes. More potential for games one likes = more purchases. Reason I said my perspective? I suppose because I feel there’s finally a console in this new generation that solves so many of the problems that Nintendo has faced: It’s got games coming out for it and 3rd party support; steady flow of variety to appeal to varying demographics; Online support maintained and secured for each game; promises of much more support to come. It’s not without its own problems, I know. But I think that the PS4 knows what it’s trying to be, and people understand what to do with it. If you disagree, that’s your right. Rinslowe I don’t strictly disagree, that’s the thing. But you continuously sidestepping the point is making it more and more obvious, your unwillingness to face the point being made. Which is, your perspective is still just your own. As I mentioned I own the PS4 as well, but do I start pointless comparisons because I feel so strongly about one platform more so than another? No. Why is it so difficult to refrain from these sorts of negative comparisons? Because that’s all it ever was on either side. Truth is your fanboy is showing man. Balls to bone… Just like the other guy. When one guy mentions he has a decent no’ of titles on his console of choice, your first reaction was – “how many of those are VC titles” right? Like it’s relevant either way. You’re arguing from an extremely one sided perspective here without any shown ability to be unbiased. The fact you’re down for the PS4 more so than Wii U is a non issue. That’s personal preference. But it swings both ways. Deal with it… John Andalora Fine. I thought phrases involving “I feel” or “I think” made it fairly clear that I understood this was my personal opinion, but I’ll finally stop “sidestepping.” It is my opinion. My personal perspective. If you don’t feel the same, fine. I thought I gave the Wii U a fair chance, buying up as many games as I could and I was disappointed. I didn’t just sit there with NintendoLand and just shout that there’s no games, I bought up what I could. NSMBU, MH3U, ZombiU, Wonderful 101, Trine 2, Puddle, Rayman Legends, Dungeons and Dragons, Game & Wario, Nihilumbra… I even bought VC games. Hell, I even payed the kickstarter for Shovel Knight and set it up for the Wii U. But, as far as my perspective goes, I was waiting too long for these games to come out, and for every day I played it there were at least 3 when I didn’t. So yes, I am biased when a console comes along that I turn on and use daily. I make comparisons because I can. Plain and simple. It’s not that it’s difficult to refrain. The conversation tends to start out focused on Wii U, but eventually I bring in another console that I feel does things better. I also don’t care whether or not you “start pointless comparisons.” As for the VC thing, I’ve just had issues with people saying “I have so many Wii U games” and only have VC games. I don’t feel those are “Wii U games.” That’s why I think it’s relevant. But, I’m just going to end by saying this: It is a personal preference. I state it because I can and want to. It’s not hard to avoid or refrain from doing such. And just like you felt the need to tell me that it’s all my personal opinion, I feel the need to state my personal opinion. Hope that addressed all of your concerns. Take care. Rinslowe Same old rhetoric man. Stop implying that I’m disagreeing with your opinion of the PS4 you flippin fanboy. There are things that I personally agree with and things that I personally do not. That completely misses the point. Making these sorts of comparisons where you are unable to see things from both perspectives makes you communicate your point in a way that implies your point to be more right than another’s. That’s that flippin point. Are you taking the piss or just totally oblivious to how you’re communicating, lol… It JUST fueled more “anti…” Who cares if you have a problem with VC, because you believe people use those titles to talk up no’s. Even if that was the case, it doesn’t make your question on that matter more relevant. “I do something because I can”… Lol Yeah obviously that’s a common trait, with guys who are challenged to accept views other than their own. I’m not at all concerned by your concern trolling… Carry on John. THEMIGHTYDOOVDE There’s ALOT of fat on that list. Zorpix WELL GOOD! CTR IS AMAZING. I actually own it on my PSN account, but I lack a PS device for it Arthur Jarret I got a used PSP for 40 bucks with 3 games… CTR is great portable! Zorpix it’s amazing portable! but it needs to be multiplayer Arthur Jarret Then get a PS3 too: cross platform purchases are awesome! Wish nintendo would copy Sony for once on that one… Zorpix just got a 360, so I don’t need an identical box XD Arthur Jarret Uncharted, god of war,gran turismo, ni no kuni, demon’s souls, little big planet, journey, flower, the unfinished swan, resistance, killzone, kingdom hearts HD, PS1 classics, PS2 classics (which includes monster hunter!) and a built-in blu-ray player say my identical box beats yours :p Zorpix more of my friends and the ability to play my own music behind games, gears of war, and I got it for 15 bucks ;P Arthur Jarret ME, (all the friend anyone ever needs, a true gift to mankind) and more games in 3D, Wipeout HD, free online and I already have it ;p – also, I can play my own music in the background (granted – by using my 3DS, but still) Nintendo of America Please understand once Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U is released, we will dominate those charts 🙂 Shane Michaels JJ? IS that you? I can tell you by your polite and slightly impish speech patterns. Nintendo of America Impish speech patterns? (yeah its me) Shane Michaels Yeah, sorta mischievous. jjbredesen Ah you mean the way i write is to playful? Shane Michaels Yes. Rinslowe Hahaha… Make like Zelda and “Link” it mate… Shane Michaels In the words of my present companion, at the time of this statement: http://31.media.tumblr.com/d68c3da5b8f64fb77d9290559ff58f5e/tumblr_mia6w1TMRY1rlopfro1_250.gif Rinslowe Not even a thank you? Shane Michaels http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/apple-sauce38/Situational/please%20and%20thank%20you/thankyou1_zpse7a4c9e2.gif Rinslowe THE TIME LOOOORD….. Dr. U? jjbredesen Yeah, instead of downloading it, put the link to the image in your comment. Shane Michaels http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8el67JIBh1r35e5l.gif Zorpix maybe Commander Raichu hopefully you mean Zorpix sure. let’s go with that Vriska Serket >>Please Understand<< Jim Peterson Not bloody likely. You need consoles sold first before people can buy a game for it. Nintendo of America Thank you for contacting us, we will document your feedback so that our divisions can access it, if needed. //Nintendo Raptok The twats in my country don’t know what real gaming is about. Guest Except, Yoshi’s New Island launched on the 14th. Zorpix well, for 3DS James What at are you talking about. How long has call of duty ghosts, minecraft, garden warfare been released for. The answer is much longer than donkey kong yet donkey kong isn’t even top ten. A game that has been announced ages ago and even had a Nintendo direct dedicated to it. Quit hiding the fact that the wii u is a failure and isn’t going to compete unless there are some major changes to their marketing strategy. incoherent1 Nintendo deserves this. This is what they get for effectively abandoning the console AGAIN in another long drought of games. Wii U, on the other hand, doesn’t deserve this. It’s an awesome console, and Nintendo should planned long ago to prevent this. It’s ridiculous we’re seeing the same problem that was clear over a year ago… Skelterz http://mynintendonews.com/2014/04/22/new-fatal-frame-instalment-announced-for-wii-u/ > John Andalora Is that going to solve the current problem of a massive drought until May? Is that going to save the Wii U from waiting until Winter for Super Smash Bros when it’s going to come out in summer for handhelds? Is that going to even release this year? Is that even coming out in America? The only Fatal Frame game to come out for the Wii only came out in Japan in 2008. The only connection NA has with this series is the PS2 stuff and the 3DS “Spirit Camera.” Skelterz I’m not north american. John Andalora So you shouldn’t have a problem with Fatal Frame. But for us North Americans, it’s unsure. What about the other questions? Skelterz I’ve got plenty of games for wii u anyone saying there isn’t enough games for wii u just dosen’t have deep enough pockets. John Andalora How many are VC? How many were released on last gen consoles long before they got on the Wii U? Skelterz 2 VC and monster hunter is the only game i have that was released before, Mario 3D world, Pikmin 3, Donkey kong Tropical Freeze, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, New Super Mario Bros, Luigi Bros (Hardcopy), Zombi U, Call Of Duty Ghosts (friend got me it) That’s quite a handful there’s plenty of games man. John Andalora That’s a fairly good amount. The concern was just that all those games took about a year and 3 months to be released, with a lot of waiting from launch to Christmas. Now, that’s quite a lot of games. But when they were releasing, people had NSMBU and ZombiU at launch, Luigi, MH3, and Pikmin scattered in spring to summer, 3D and COD for christmas, and DKCR by next February. Glad you are happy with the games you have, but it’s been a long time waiting for them, and it’s going to be a long time waiting for the new ones. Skelterz Yeah i know but dude i got other shit on you know im a dad and stuff so my days are filled im always busy the wait just don’t seem that bad for me. John Andalora You’re talking to a college student who overloaded his course work, acted in a Shakespeare play and directed a different one. It’s not like I don’t got shit to do either. However, I tend to play a game over a couple of weeks, finish it, and be ready for something different. And when I have to wait months and months to get the new thing which I may or may not want, that doesn’t help. I think PS4 is a better fit for me because more often than not there’s a new game or two that comes every week, and even if you don’t buy them all there’s still much more potentially new games that’ll come out. Skelterz So…why you here man? John Andalora Well, I was originally here because the part of my childhood that was wrapped in Nintendo wishes that the Wii U would make an amazing return, making me regret selling mine and getting a new one. As for this discussion, it started out with questions you didn’t answer when you were just replying with a link about a new game announced after these sales figures for UK was announced. jrob23 then go on PS4 daily and whine about the lack of games there, because there is a lack of games John Andalora But there isn’t a lack of games for PS4, considering the first 6 months, and it seems a steady enough flow will keep coming to keep people entertained for quite a while. I could whine about the Wii U there, but it seems irrelevant. Rinslowe Whining here is not much more relevant actually… If you were topic specific about the platform… But what guy’s like you always stumble into is making console comparisons that unwittingly start unhealthy debates. I own a PS4 and comment regularly on another site as my PS4 account etc.. (I avoid PS4 Daily for the most part because it’s not an interesting PS4 site at all…) PC sites for many years, before disqus was around… But I don’t see any value in bringing that kind of debating here, which is why they are separate to begin with. One has to really ask what’s the point you’re pushing?? I’m not going to say you need to be someone else, that’s not my place. But it wouldn’t hurt every now and then to identify the place your commenting. Not everything from guys like you and Daniel, Oontz etc.. has to revolve around shooting down people who still find Nintendo platforms valid gaming options… John Andalora Here’s the “point I’m pushing” from this conversation. This conversation started because an individual posted a link to “Fatal Frame announced!” when someone else was expressing concern about the Wii U not selling well in the UK. I then asked him if that game was really going to help, and if it’s even going to come to all the territories considering the US hasn’t seen much Fatal Frame. The gentleman only answered one of my questions, then moved on to an irrelevant point based on another discussion. Realizing I wasn’t going to get much further out of him on what he actually started with, I decided to go along with him trying to bring it back to the original point. I expressed that while there is a good amount of games on the Wii U now. It took such a long time to make that happen with few titles coming out rather than just a bunch of games at once. Also going back into our further discussion (since he said he was a father so the wait didn’t feel like a long time cause he’s got shit to do) I also said I had shit to do, but that doesn’t mean we have to keep waiting for so long. I’m not trying to shoot people down if they find Nintendo a viable option, but I was trying to express concern for how the console hasn’t been doing well, and used its past and another consoles present to try and show why there is an issue. I don’t care whether or not they play on Nintendo consoles. I’m merely stating my concerns about this consoles future. Rinslowe I saw the conversation. And I’ve observed it correctly. If you want to build an entire case around a simple fact, then go ahead. But on either side of the fence “for” or “against” when talking about extremists. It’s not worth getting in the mix. If you believe your point added to a better perspective you would be wrong. It only fueled the debate between one platform being better than another. Or more importantly debating with peoples personal preferences as though you have a right to do so… None of us do. I’ve been guilty of doing the same thing in the past so hardly talking from some imagined “higher” ground. No. Just telling it how it is. And hopefully you can see that there’s better topics to be had in the spirit of gaming than platform comparisons with a focus on which one is better. Despite who started it. jrob23 lol I know right? Skelterz Oh yeah and WInd Waker but That’s a re-release. Hinaru Let’s see. Super mario bros U, Super Luigi U NintendoLand Rayman Legends Pikimin 3 Wii party U Super mario 3d world The Wind Waker HD Sonic Lost World Just Dance 3 Just Dance 2014 Asssain Creed Black flag Zombi U Game and Wario DKCR TF Wonderful 101 Wii Fit U VC Spin the bottle Pokemon Rumble EarthBound Doc Luigi Nes Remix And still have games that need to be complete. Games looking forward too SMT X FE Yoshi yarn X Child of Light Bayanetta 2 SMB Wii U Mario Kart 8 Nintendo has so good games out already, but with the lack of third party support (Do want their games to do poorly on Wii U) which they so badly need so they can take their time on their game while 3rd party support can release their game in the months between. The Wii U is a good console and if Nintendo focus more support on this console this could probably been like the 3ds or the wii for that matter. I hate it when ppl come on this website and just trash talk saying, ”I’m going to sale my WII U” or ”the wii u is worth less than that of a wii” Nintendo please show a lot of good games at E3. John Andalora Nice selection. Look, my issue isn’t that the Wii U has no games, but that you have to wait so long for those games to come out, and even then there’s not a whole lot of variety outside of Nintendo stuff I’ve already seen years before. I’ve been playing Nintendo since I was a kid, so more NSMBU, Wind Waker, MK8, SSBU, Pikmin and Sonic no longer really appeal to me. Only reason I ask about games is because over this past year and a half people say “Oh yeah, I have a MILLION GAMES!” when all they have are the VC games and NintendoLand. I suppose what I’m looking for is variety and consistency in game releases. It saddens me that for the Wii U you have to wait months to maybe have a new game release that you actually want, and now with a drought coming til May it’s just saddening me. I already sold my Wii U, so I can’t make the threat of “I’m going to sell it,” but I didn’t want the Wii U to have the same issues it’s been having for its first year. I wanted Iwata and Fils-Aime to mean it when they said there wasn’t going to be a drought. jrob23 but it doesn’t have games you can get on last gen PS360 and shitty games like Thief and Madden…so there Hinaru uh…ok. bistricky I also have many Wii U games ….. total right now is 46 retail format and 2 digital VC. And only 2 of the retail games were used. I look for the best prices weekly and get some great deals. Cheers 😀 John Andalora Great to hear. How many of those were games released in the last 6 months? bistricky I hear ya. Majority were released prior to November 2013. That is also when I bought my Wii U new for $249 in Canada. And I absolutely hate the extended droughts of 1st party titles …. I want more definitive release dates etc ….. but Nintendo has shown they won’t do that. I think the Wii U is super system …. its fun and original. And I want the Wii U to succeed. But without the support from Nintendo, I will enjoy my library but I already know that this will be the last console I will ever buy from Nintendo. John Andalora And I, sir, hear you. I honestly don’t want the Wii U to fail myself. However, there’s been less and less coming out than even before when there was considered to be such a bad drought that I worry about it. The 3DS made a comeback, but that was when more additional support was pushed onto it. Without an extra big push for the console, I fear it might not be commercially successful and may even cause people to be wary of whatever home console Nintendo makes next. jrob23 I know, can you imagine? The Wii U doesn’t have as many recent games as the recently launched PS4? I take it back, you are worse than Daniel. Your trolling sucks. Magnus is still the best. Had me fooled for a sec though John Andalora So naive. Don’t you remember a year ago how so many people constantly argued how slow launches were? How there were “never any games around launch.”? How people would defend the Wii U by saying “every launch has a drought.” ? Well now their screams and cries are for naught as we see how a true gaming console has games actually come out for it. And this is in the height of the consoles prime. Fils-Aime himself said that this year there’d be no drought for the Wii U. Remember that? Nintendo promised everyone games, and now there’s nothing more than the promise of Mario Kart in May. Come on, I thought you’d be smarter than this. Daniel Gonzalez Took the words right from me. jrob23 how may of your PS4 games are multi plats and also on prior generations or just plain suck. your trolling is slipping..and I had high hopes for you…c’mon man, don’t let me down John Andalora Ah yes, the old “multiplat” argument. Would be clever if the Wii U didn’t fall so heavily into that category for it’s 3rd party games. To be perfectly truthful, yes, there are multiplatform games on this console, but I suppose since Sony is in its transitional period and doesn’t want to immediately drop support of its old console while things are going well, I would assume that making sure it releases the games for that would be fair. Also, considering that they’re actually considerate of other people making video games, I suppose it’s not really up to them whether or not they get the game exclusively, but more of an “I’m glad we have this game on our system” approach. In terms of the PS4, there’s certainly enough games to keep me interested that are exclusive to the console (KillZone, Knack, inFamous, to name a few) but a big reason for me to keep this is because I prefer it to PC for portability, connection to Vita, offers with PS Plus, easier access and functionality, and because I own mac. jrob23 listen, you’re the one saying the PS4 is loaded when it isn’t especially in comparison to the Wii U. Hey, I like it too and will get it some day, but you don’t have to be such a fanboy and come on a wii u website and make outlandish claims like that. It doesn’t sit well with people who are here to talk about the Wii U. Plus, it just isn’t true. Game for game the Wii U has more and better titles. You can can go by Metacritic or just common sense John Andalora The PS4 is definitely loaded… for a console only released 6 months ago. And the number of games is just going to go up and up and up. We’ve already seen a rather impressive tread of games flowing through from January to April, and as far as people can tell it should stay that way for a while. But comparing its library now in terms of size to the Wii Us, which has been out for 12 months longer is no better than comparing its library to the PS3 or Xbox 360. I’m positive this year will give us far more exciting things. Also, a bunch of numbers on a screen doesn’t identify “better titles” any more than whether or not they’re made in Japan or America. All those numbers are is a bunch of random people you and I never met having their reviews of a game turned into a number and then averaged with all the other reviewers. But over the years I’ve realized that what they say about a game might not be what I or anyone else expects out of a game, especially when the main complaint is how easy the game is and how it’s just another plink in the bucket for a series which has no need being continued. If you want to judge by numbers, fine. I’m going to actually want to play the game and make critical analyses for yourself rather than letting stranger make them for me. Skelterz At least they announced fatal frame today come on that’s shit hot!! http://mynintendonews.com/2014/04/22/new-fatal-frame-instalment-announced-for-wii-u/ Commander Raichu so excited 😀 mar laguna Houston bring up fatal frame, that will increase sales Skelterz I predicted it like 14 hours ago that they should make one then today i check on mynintendonews and what do you know they announce it im fucking blessed lol. Capt. Smoker I can’t remember Nintendo ever doing well in the UK so it’s not a big surprise, especially right now when Nintendo can’t do right anywhere in the world…. at least with the Wii U GariNGB Wrong. The Wii sold by the bucket load in the UK and they were out of stock for months. The SNES and the DS were huge sellers in the UK as well. Skelterz The way i see it is if its slightly struggling were likely to get better games because they want to make it a success which in comparison to the wii which was a monster in terms of sales they abandoned it because they made there coin and they didn’t nee to do a great deal obviously there were great games but i reckon we will get better games this way. John Andalora I remember N64 sales to be fairly good for the day. Gaming hadn’t yet hit the casual market, and overall a few people would buy a video gaming console. I think in a transitional period between the GameCube and Wii games stretched into this whole casual market thing and started doing massive sales. But, you can’t have extremely content-rich games for consumers that only want to play Wii Sports or try to get fit. You need to keep it simple. But now the casual’s excitement has gone on to grayer pastures, and now gaming is sort of left with those who actually want to game and a couple of glancing casual people who want something for young Billy to play when they want a moments peace from parenting. Hopefully this will mean more content rich games like the past, but the market needs to take notice of the change before it’ll take effect. WarioForever Ehh, awful games… Skelterz they literally are all really generic games made for brainless slowpokes jrob23 but what about the Austrian charts? Or the German? Or Mexican? Who cares about U.K.? They like dudebro, no surprise. Let’s report their lackluster sales every week. That helps! Skelterz Easy pal im from the uk and i like a bit zelda so shut up braaa hahaha jrob23 so you’re the one Skelterz the one what hahah lol jrob23 the one dude that likes Nintendo over there apparently lol Skelterz hahaahah yeah there’s actually two of us but i’m taking pills to make sure he stays away for the most part. Daniel Gonzalez Why is that such a big deal? Should they stop reporting Japanese and North American sales too? Nintendo of America For total sales of our systems, please wait until our next Final Report for this financial quarter, the ones you see from companies like this are not accurate, in reality Cranky Kong Tropical Freeze is outselling all of these games, but the number is to high to make it on the the charts. Daniel Gonzalez Sorry bud, but the impersonation attempts on this site have been done to death. Lol. Appreciate your humor, nonetheless. Nintendo of America Please understand that this is the official Disqus account of Nintendo of America, you can’t resist the almighty power of Iwata! jrob23 well, American is the largest market. Japanese is the home market. U.K. is just a random market out of Europe. One that consistently does poorly where Nintendo is concerned. Why keep reporting it? We get it. Nintendo doesn’t sell well. GariNGB Yeah, clearly Nintendo does poorly in the UK considering the 3DS/2DS was the best selling hardware of 2013 – http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a543018/ps4-best-selling-uk-console-of-2013-outsells-xbox-360-in-final-week.html#~oCcNuuoHh7512O Oh, also, the Wii was released in the UK in December of 2006 and most places had a shortage of consoles till March 2007. Get your facts right before spouting complete and utter crap. jrob23 hmmmm…the wii was a fad and did well everywhere when it released. And we are talking consoles not handhelds..please keep up, I know it’s hard GariNGB Your exact words – “Nintendo has never done well in the UK” Regardless of a fad, gimmick, if it was successful everywhere, you were proved wrong yet again you fanboy prat. You are renowned for being a total moron on here and this proves that this is exactly the case. C4 DKC:TF actually took the top spot in the German charts at release (I’m probably the only Wii U owner who didn’t buy it… 😛 ) . It’s still within the top 50 or so last week. jackie Im sure wii u is last everywhere SkullScience As someone who lives in the UK I can tell you why this is happening. The supermarkets!! They have not changed their shelves significantly for years. Still huge sections for 360 and PS3 but zero shelf space for Wii U. XB1 and PS4 have just started to show up, some 6 months into their life, but even then as ‘click and collect’ only. Some even sell a good amount of Wii games even though that console is dead and the games sell zero copies. It is like they are scared to progress. It is like going back in time entering your local Tesco’s game section. Asda are a little better but still very tentative to progress. I think the story is more the lack of PS4 and XB1 software sales considering all the recent hype, but truly, no-one should care about UK only sales stats. Skelterz Im from the uk as well and it has alot to do with the mentality of the people that live here as well everyones really thick and they just like need for speed fifa and cod and erm that’s about it there all just labourers SkullScience I think you are just talking the main-stream which exist in every country. The US also love their sports games and CoD. It is a little different in places like Germany that have a larger appreciation and market for the rpg genre but even there FIFA and Battlefield etc.. are extremely popular. I am a little unsure who you mean as “there(sic) all just labourers”. UK people or people who by FIFA and CoD? Both would be inaccurate. Populist gaming culture exists in all major markets. Skelterz Labour SkullScience Lol! As in ‘to work’ or the political party? As I said, either way, it would be inaccurate. Skelterz work hahahahahahah everyone’s a hod carrier hahahahaha SkullScience Yet I live in the UK and I am a scientist, please… elaborate… Skelterz Dude im fucking around god i thought we all had the same sense of humour i was basically saying the majority of people who like call of duty have inferior brains and they work mostly cash in hand labour like brick laying its like a joke man. SkullScience Lol! I knew that! Sigh, it really was not difficult, I can see why you are part time. Skelterz Hahaha GariNGB This doesn’t surprise me one bit to be honest as every store (that sells games) that I visit here in the UK has minimal Wii U and 3DS space in-store. Although the 3DS isn’t in the top 10, its very popular here in the UK, but the Wii U is a totally different subject altogether. Nintendo Europe just don’t push the Wii U at all in terms of advertising and getting space in stores. There are still people in Europe that don’t know what a Wii U really is, which is scandalous and Nintendo Europe just don’t seem interested in improving the downward spiral. Pretty much every store I have visited has about a metre of Wii U space and thats it. For a company trying to push the Wii U, Nintendo are doing a terrible job. Before anyone says that I’m a MS or Sony fanboy, I’m not as I grew up with Nintendo and without them, I would of never been into gaming like I am today. Oh, and I own a Wii U and a 3DS. jrob23 here in US retailers generally give equal space to all three except Target who for some reason gives a little more to Nintendo. From my experience Xbones are available everywhere. PS4 can be found at Sears and Fred Meyers but not Target or BB (I try not to go into Walmart). Sony really hit the mark with marketing and price point. They’ll need a lot more games for me to take the plunge but I am sure by fall that won’t be a problem. Seems like Europe and their love of shooters and Fifa and the fact that they all have a PS360 and their economy might prevent them from purchasing new consoles might play a role in no reason to buy a Wii U. Why bother if you can’t get Fifa, don’t need it to play COD, and you get multiplats already? Kart won’t change that, nor will Smash, the market just isn’t there for Nintendo any longer GariNGB Its partly because of the lack of titles for the system, I agree but another big problem is Nintendo’s marketing. I think I’ve seen 2 (at the most, 3) adverts on TV since the Wii U launched and thats not good enough. Considering the Wii U has had top releases like Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, thats not good enough. Its like Nintendo Europe have given up on the Wii U like many gamers I know, have. It would be totally understandable if they were short of finances and didn’t advertise the Wii U as marketing products regardless, is very expensive and costs millions, but Nintendo are the most secure financially out of the three, so there are no excuses this time round. To me and so many other hardcore gamers, Nintendo screams ‘given up on the Wii U, lets move on’ at the moment. I hope it improves, as I love my Wii U and it has some fantastic titles already available and coming very soon, but because of Nintendo’s reluctance to do anything about the problem, Im not holding my breath. They need to change their strategy, as if they think its working like it is at the moment, well Im sorry to say, they’re deluded. Guest Can someone explain me why nintendo is not buying companies to make exlusively games for nintendo Skelterz Please understand those two words sum it up really. lonewolf Everyone says how nintendo is responcible for everything well in my country things work differently if you are importrr of a product and want that product to sell well and you to earn some cash from it you will have advertise it yourself you dont need th main company to advertize it for you. So putting the blame does not work. Jumpman 1981 Mario Kart 8 is coming, Wii U sales are about to explode. SkullScience I would like to agree. My only fear is that if the sales are not what is hoped, will it bring a new round of ‘Nintendoom’?!! I think it may remain a niche console (or everyone’s second console) and let’s be honest, it was never going to outsell the power-house XB1 and PS4 without the same selling point the Wii had. I don’t want MK8 to be make or break because I doubt a ton of third party developers will jump at Wii U after whatever success MK8 has. CydeFxt This just further justifies the dismissal of Iwata and I hope Reggie. KH What do people expect? Pokemon can’t be in the charts forever, Yoshi was received badly by fans, and DK came out on February, it is obvious there will not be any Nintendo game at this time, and their will not be any, till Kirby Triple Deluxe or MK8 ben Wow that chart sucks. Mj78 Mario kart will do well but it is not going to stop the inevitable demise of the wii u. Chris Heskin Euro gamers have dull taste. IMO FutureFox That’s a whole lot of Xbox support UK’s got going there. Thought they were more known for PS. LukeMM95 Gaming here in the UK sucks. Relick WiiU is dead here in the UK, and to be honest the Wii didn’t do much better. I really hope that the WiiU serves as a lesson to Nintendo so we can get a much better console next time, and I might actually know someone who has the next console as opposed to being the only person in a 100 mile radius to own one.