The Wii U has had a rough couple of months where games originally announced for the launch period that ended March 31st have been pushed back out of reach, leaving something of a drought for many consumers. However, the console seems to be picking up in speed, as this week the Wii U finally outsold the PS3 in Japan. So what’s the cause of the jump in sales? Well, Dragon Quest X and Game & Wario are finally available in the country, which probably spurred numerous people to go out and get a system in order to play those games. Remember, Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG with a subscription fee, so those who purchased the system for that game will be using it for quite some time. Perhaps if sales for the game are good enough, we could see a localized version in the rest of the world. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year | YTD | Last YTD | -------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 3DS # | 66.980 | 76.553 | 121.921 | 1.258.395 | 1.240.445 | | PSV | 31.795 | 41.073 | 12.105 | 336.059 | 202.504 | | WIU | 22.829 | 11.398 | | 226.960 | | | PS3 | 19.069 | 22.942 | 23.771 | 303.914 | 420.622 | | PSP # | 12.594 | 12.690 | 18.356 | 210.110 | 277.974 | | WII | 1.858 | 1.720 | 9.292 | 26.265 | 160.167 | | 360 | 598 | 610 | 1.317 | 9.548 | 18.176 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ALL | 155.723 | 166.986 | 189.848 | 2.371.251 | 2.363.120 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 3DSLL | 38.442 | 40.924 | | 785.379 | | | 3DS | 28.538 | 35.629 | 121.921 | 473.016 | 1.240.445 | | PSP | 12.594 | 12.690 | 18.356 | 210.110 | 277.974 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [via NeoGAF] local_offer Japanese sales Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Nintendo was brainstorming about Switch when Eli Braden yay!  I suspect this is all part of Nintendo’s plan. When they said they were talking to retailers about their approach to pick up sales, I think this is the kind of thing they were talking about. Anyway, like Nintendward said, all we need now is to launch a game like Mario Kart, and we’ll be set. And to think, so many people were labeling Wii U as a failure, and saying Nintendo was just sitting back without a care in the world. The ignorance these days…. But of course, I think everyone here saw this coming. All you really had to do was look at the past. ICHI And all these stories about the wii u failing make me wonder why we dont get weekly updates on how the xbox 360 only sold 500-600 units in japan week on week. Glad I didnt buy into the predictions of doom and gloom as I really enjoy my wii u and my 11th retail game (lego) is coming in the post tomorrow, so that story about attach rates is bullshit! Stories like that can hurt sales of the product in question, just look at the housing and mortgage crisis in the uk which arrived before the credit crisis and crippled us further brought about by media hype. Prospective Wii U owners are bound to look at sites like this and by predicting doom, they will be scared off. ReturnoftheTruth2 Japan has quirky tastes, so it is what it is. The US is the most important market. If it keeps flopping here, it can never recover. Laud Wrong. So long as a company succeeds in the home land, they’ll be fine. Btw, It’s Nintendo. Zelda is all it needs to take the US market no prob. dylanbob121 that is so wrong.just look at monster hunter Guest If you’re talking about the 360, then yes. Bob Wilkerson Never? Me thinks you will be eating your words after E3 when the big Nintendo titles are shown off and what ever other announcements Nintendo has up their sleeve. tronic307 So, by your logic, Durango should skip Japan entirely? That would mean no Japanese games, and that’s a no-buy for a lot of people. Capcom games already do better on PS3 in North America because the 360 is too ‘western’. ReturnoftheTruth2 Capcom will make games regardless, but MS should go to Japan on the next one because Nintendo will be gone so the market will be open. MS just wants Japan for the same reason Justin Timberlake wants to rock the urban market – for respect and to make themselves official. tronic307 Well, if Microsoft wants to be official in Japan, it should say “Microsoft Japan” in Kanji on the box. Also, the unit can’t rival the size of a desktop PC. As for Nintendo being gone: “Nintendo has enough money to keep them going for 50 years even if they lose money per year.” – Michael Pachter ReturnoftheTruth2 Oh I see. You quote him when he says something good but dismiss him when he predicts doom for Nintendo? If you dismiss one of his major claims then you must dismiss them all. AAAkabob I agree with this one statement of yours and this one only, as far as I care to remember. Patcher is less informed than the average adult hardcore gamer. The only reason he exists is because for some reason people think the gaming industry is a viable way to make cash through stocks. tronic307 He had to admit that, even though he seems to hate Nintendo. Dismissing ALL claims would be an ad-hominem fallacy. If a known liar admitted he was a liar, I’d have to believe him. My point is proven BECAUSE he’s biased. Jamie Clabon No, we ignore his opinions, which he is entitled to, but nintendos massive vault of money is a fact. Guest You are so misinformed, I’m not even going to bother facepalming. What in the f*** is preventing you from accepting the obvious fact that Nintendo is not going away anytime soon? Rinslowe You really are just a troll, trolling…. John Again, if you hate Nintendo, why are you on a Nintendo site? And if you think X-Box is leading, then your wrong because the PS3 outsold the X-Box in America and the Wii Outsold the PS3 in America as well meaning Nintendo is doing fine, but you insist that they suck and will die because Wii U isn’t doing well in America but is now picking up speed in Japan? And not other countries other than America. So the reat of the world that consist of Billions of People don’t matter and it’s the ‘American Audiences’ that count? Gregory Edcius I’m not american and this way of thinking you described makes the rest of the world think americans are stupid douches who see themselves as the almighty most important people in the world oblivious to what happens around them Javy G You know your going nowhere fast when you include Justin Timberlake in argument! Lol Rinslowe Lol, spoken like a true idiot. The US is the most important market to the US… But that is about the full relevance of your argument. Of course to a company like Nintendo all markets are potentially important but only a moron would suggest that Japan, Nintendo’s homeland is not the “critical” market for them to gain consumer support, positive perception and successful sales, over and above all others… And as @Laud mentioned, in the states once the next Zelda drops, it’s going to be mayhem trying to get a copy and if there are bundles, it will literally be raining Wii U units… Jeremy Thompson that is true I mean they was still selling the first nintendo system up untill years ago in japan in some stores NkoSekirei u flop like a fish troll mikel334u2 Of course, this is only in Japan (and jeez gaming handhelds are popular there). At least here in the U.S, it isn’t selling too well compared to PS3/360 due to games like BS:I, but systems will fly off the shelves once Mario or Zelda come out. Guest Mario Kart: Relatively easy and fast to develop, widely popular, and sells millions. I guarantee you there will be one out for Wii U very soon. dylanbob121 There is one coming this year ReturnoftheTruth2 We already know which Nintendo games are coming so there is no surprise. Nintendo would do better to surprise us. The main thing is, in the US< Nintendo games no longer shock and amaze, but in Japan, they like repetition. Guest Yes, that makes so much sense because Nintendo games never get any attention, no one buys them, and they’re always the same. BRILLIANT CONCLUSION! BRILLIANT I TELL YOU! Nobody I actually do agree. While Nintendo makes great games, it’s the same thing day in and day out. I think Nintendo would like to make different games, but they know that if they go too far, they will lose the remaining fans they have that will buy their games without question. Honestly, I would like a new console, but at this rate, I might have to buy a PS3, since it has more fighters and can actually play blu-rays. Nintendo needs to move faster if they want to compete. mikel334u2 Well said. Rinslowe I’m surprised you’re not surprised by your own shadow… Consistently, Daily… ICHI like microsoft surprised us with the 6 halo games for xbox360? or the 4 forza games or 3 gears of war games? Dont get me wrong i still loved playing halo up until halo 4 but as an argument how one company is better than another because of how many sequels they pump out, MS and Sony are just as bad. I’m sure little big planet and uncharted will appear on the ps4, but just because nintendo has been able to do it for longer it seems as though they have gotten a bad rep. However they still add new ip’s every generation. N64 = Animal Crossing, smash bros. GC = Pikmin, Luigis Mansion, Metroid Prime (more of a re-invention). Wii = Wii Sports, Wii fit. There are more, and i havent included Snes or any handhelds as its a bit big, but pilotwings, mario kart and fzero are worth a mention. Some of those games up there were big suprises or gambles by nintendo. Sure you’ll get the next in a long series on wii-u but that will be alongside a couple of new ones too, I dont see the problem? Obviously knowledgeiswhatsup should be called knowledgeiswhatihavelittleof. ReturnoftheTruth2 Nintendo does not simply have sequels, any game that they would make for variety purposes they do not feel secure enough to let it stand alone, so they put Mario in it. Maybe they should try a tennis game, football game etc. without Mario instead of being scared thinking that he makes the game. He makes me sick because he has limited scope in today’s gaming. dylanbob121 They like fun games,like we do.And nintendo games do still amaze us.Tell me that in 5 weeks and ill just laugh. ReturnoftheTruth2 They only amaze gays, women, kids under 14 and lames. For the rest of us, they are played out and not deep enough in today’s age. Ricky Guzman This was never part of Nintendos plan, they just screwed up and are now starting to recover. The only thing that messed it up was lack of games but that will be fixed eventually. Laud Well, I don’t wanna brag about some predictions I made before but it looks like I might have been right on. We’ll see what happens in June. Guest Great Laud share your predictions, like that we know what is to come in the near future. lol ICHI Its called E3 Laud, everyone knows about it, it occurs every year 😉 So excited I hope its good 😀 ReturnoftheTruth2 Laud does not make predictions, he has inside information… Guest Well, if that’s true, then all the more reason to believe him. What’s your point? tronic307 He’s trying to imply that Laud and many others here are paid agents in some grand Nintendo conspiracy. Guest 0_o Laud I am so paid, dude. Nintendo pays me tons of money to go around Wii U fansites and post my opinions, that’s how much money they have. /Joke Rick van der Linde But Laud spelled backwards is Dual, as in DualShock! His nick contains 4 letters, meaning DualShock 4! He is not from Nintendo, but obviously from Sony! Sony and M$ are like an exact copy concerning the type of games they use to sell (cod/bf, fifa/pes, another cod/bf, another fifa/pes), so Laud is helping Ninten.. you get my point. Jamie Clabon LAUD IS AN ANAGRAM OF IWATA! HE’S A NINTENDO SPY, HE KNOWS TOO MUCH! TAKE HIM OUT, NOW! NkoSekirei wii u is on the rise while the trolls are on their way to oblivion Kwis Wose So uh… how’s the weather in Japan? NkoSekirei i live in california jack@$$ Justin Rashad Thomas Nintendo still owns japan ! Hand claps nintendo and sony are doing a good job lets see the wiiu hit that 55million mark in the next 5 years ! Chris Bingham I’d say the score goes like this in Japan: 1st. Nintendo 2nd. Sony 3rd. A random Arcade Company 4th. Some random tech company 5th. Microsoft Justin Rashad Thomas Yeah that’s where nintendo are kings. I’m really curious for what’s going to come this fall. I’m thinking with the new xbox and PlayStation coming out at the same time it will be a hard Christmas season for everyone. Unless Nintendo drops mario kart, bayonetta 2, wind waker hd, yarn yoshi and xenoblade 2 which will put them on top. I’m still excited for ps4 and wiiu over the next 6 years. ReturnoftheTruth2 paid Guest If anyone’s being paid, it’s you. You frequently come onto Wii U Daily, a Nintendo fan site, and talk nonsense out of your ass to try to make the Wii U look bad. Who in their right mind would spend their time that way. You are definitely being paid. ReturnoftheTruth2 If I were being paid, I’d go harder. John The thing is, if he hates Nintendo nowadays, then why is he on a Nintendo fan site. tronic307 He spends so much time here, he’s actually BOOSTING the site’s popularity! Chris Kattner I doubt it could pay well enough to justify more effort. Rinslowe That’s called blsht talks and money walks, away lol… If, if if… Sorry dude, people who go harder aren’t motivated solely by money. Chris Kattner If he is getting paid it’s probably by WiiU Daily. Rinslowe I think it’s just for attention, masquerading as a troll, when in fact he’s just really lonely… Butt hurt and lonely… Quicksilver88 I just think people are failing to see that PS4 and nextbox coming out at same time is going to hurt sales for both. I am fairly well off and buy all viable consoles and handhelds since the Atari 2600 …..yet I have never bought two consoles at the same time….just no reason. It was actually a plus that pS3 came out a year after x360. I bought x360 in early 2006 when oblivion came out but didn’t get ps3 till 2008 when MGS4 came out. So think of this xmas…..ps4/nextbox are fighting each other for the same market sharing most of the same 3rd party titles and going for 500+ each. Wii-U gets a price drop to $300 for the pro with a game and a pro controller. Wii-U has lots of good titles and family friendly stuff as well. Anyone want to take bets as to who sells the most units? Microsoft will be hurt by lack of 1st party IPs and Sony hasnso much good ps3 comming out this year they will be competing with their last generation. Why do no market analysists predict this as an issue for the new systems? Justin Rashad Thomas Oh yeah its gonna hurt both of them entirely. I’m not getting a ps4 until 2015 you know that shit is going to be $500, ill have enough wiiu games to play till then. Rinslowe Exactly, and that would be sound logic my friend. Why clog up the gaming schedule with PS4 launch games when Wii U titles will be hitting at strength? Not to mention PS4 as you say will be frackin expensive when it drops… No thanks… 2014 End sounds about right to make the holiday price reduction and maybe one decent exclusive by then that doesn’t involve another FPS, I prefer PC for those ones lol… Justin Rashad Thomas With the way games release its going to be harder for me to jump on the ps4 I need the ps3 to completely die out lol, I love sony consolez but the next gen consoles just don’t seem like the leap it was from ps2 to ps3 and the wiiu isn’t that far behind the ps4 in terms of things it can do like service s and such even the grahic leap inst huge but ill get one in the future for sure Rinslowe It’s not that they don’t see this coming. And I agree with you 110%. It’s that they are also actively (like Epic) trying to help create buzz for the next gen “era”. As you mentioned PS3 has some sweet, sweet titles coming, “The Last of Us” being my most anticipated. And to enjoy that soon and quality Wii U games at the end of this year, only requires purchasing a few titles… Money better spent IMO. PS4 is on the list, but not till maybe 2014 end for me… ICHI At this point i think the neo geo is selling better than the xbox in japan brian murphy you should goto japan nintendo has some of the weirdest games ever and they eat it all up in sales its crazy ReturnoftheTruth2 troll Guest troll Bob Wilkerson Are you the pot or the kettle? Rinslowe When looking at Japan, I really think you’ve done Microsoft a great service by even mentioning them at all… 1.6 million units sold since 2007, Ouch! Miles Phillips I know this will probably get alot of hate or dislike’s but im really hoping Microsoft/Xbox do well(better) this next gen as far as becoming popular(not replacing Nintendo or Sony) in Japan. I really think that if you have alot of competition on all fronts you as a company(Nintendo, Sony) are pushed that much harder to keep up popularity in said region. I know the Japanese(and other Asian countries) will stick with or prefer systems from Sony/Nintendo but I believe it would benefit gaming as a whole if Microsoft/Xbox became a bigger player in Japan/Asia. Quicksilver88 It just wont happen….Xbob did horrible in Japan and X360 just as bad. The problem is they are loyalists to their homeade products and Nintendo and Sony both know how to market there and know what type of strange content they like……Considering ps3 barely beat out x360 in sales last cycle and competed in 3 territories when Microsoft only competed in two…..of course Microsoft had their secret weapon the RROD…..lol Miles Phillips Well I know it won’t sale nearly as good or even as good as Ps4 or Wii U but that doesn’t mean they should stop trying to get Japanese sales. Why was Ps2 so popular here in the States? Because Sony was able to appeal to Western gamers, even though their was an American system(Xbox) being sold along side it. Now im not saying Japan is like America/Europe when it come’s to consoles but I feel that the Japanese truely didn’t see the use in getting a 360 even with a few JRPG’s when they could support a home console while still getting exclusives they love. But we must look at the reason’s why it truely failed in Japan and how they can improve. Too much Western centered games and not enough Japanese games, this will hopefully be fixed by the next Xbox having more Japanese(studio) made exclusives Also it never really advertised the Japanese games it did have and focused on FPS games being their front image in Japan which isn’t a good Idea in a country that doesn’t really care for FPS games All in all I know that Xbox won’t truely rival Playstation and Wii U in Japan, I just hope it does better there and hope it gains more recognition than it has in the past by catering to Japan/gamers in Asia more. Zorbo85 55 million the next 5 years?that is pathetic the wii sold 100 million in 6 years!!! Slurper!! Guest Please. Shut up. Justin Rashad Thomas The decline in the economy say anything to you by chance ? Also there is more competition than just PlayStation and Xbox. Mobile phones and tablets have been on the rise so yes 55million is great that’s not a flop at all I’m sure ps4 and durango will do around 55 as well. People aren’t buying consoles like they use to I know this I’ve been in retail for years niw. And yes I’ve been in video game retail at gamestop and best buy. Justin Rashad Thomas And its funny you call me a slurper when I prob get way more pussy than you do. Fuck with me !! AZHood DQX shouldn’t of been an MMO. Oh well, hope it sells decently. Chris Bingham Its actually Pretty good, its not like Final Fantasy Online which is a sequel in the main FF series… and it sucked… badly… Jon Turner Plus it sold 60-80% of its stock in Japan. 60-80%. So people who wanna say DQX failed can just **** it. Adrian If it wasn’t an MMO it would be the biggest Wii U title that I would be looking forward to. Unfortunately I don’t do MMOs, so I’ll have to wait out for another great RPG. Guest Don’t breathe a breath of fresh air just yet; it’s great the system has jumped in sales, but neither DQX nor G&W debuted to stellar numbers, selling about 36k and 26k, respectively. But hopefully Nintendo nor Square-Enix are disappointed; at least both of their titles boosted the system, even if its modest. D.M.T Wii U outsells PS3 for the first time but yet retards will say that Wii U is doomed. What’s the difference between Michael Pachter and Nintendo haters? None! They are the same. They make no sense whatsoever. Zuxs13 It’s not for the first time, just the first time this calender year. Nintedward Let’s see what happens when Mario kart launches on Wiiu lol! I’ve fallen fully in love with my wiiu now. Lego city , Monster hunter and Need for speed nice graphics U have pushed me over the edge. Before I really really liked my wiiu and saw the potential. NOW I love the thing cannot put it down and feel like i’ve already gotten my money’s worth! This console is gunna be unbelievably good once games like Pikmin 3 , Bayonetta 2 , mario kart , Windwaker remake , Yoshi yarn , X , Wonderfulll 101 arrive. Shit ! Zorbo85 Outsold the ps3 by a pathetic 3k in a week?LMFAO!!!! David Wow…you’re reaching and that’s pathetic. 🙁 Kwis Wose Reaching for what? he’s correct! it outsold a 7 year old console only slightly and only because it released two fairly popular franchises…. something is pathetic, but it’s not Zorbo. david jarman That was not his point at all. Nice try though. You do know that both ps3 and Xbox 360 had a crappy launch that didn’t even come close to wii u’s. You don’t know that right cause you’re a smart who does his research and some pathetic troll. Ps3 had to cut its price multiple times under go countless cosmetic surgeries and Xbox 360 had a few recalls. Not to mention both consoles first year were mostly flooded with old ports with slightly upgraded graphics and I stress slightly. But you knew that so that’s why you’re not a pathetic troll, right?….riiiiight Kwis Wose Wait… where did it outsell the ps3/xbox?? thats kind of a significant omission on your part, just pointing that out as you seem to think OTHER people are retards. david jarman That’s what this thread is about. Wii u outsold ps3 and Xbox in Japan. Maybe not all others are retarded, but by judging by your avatar and comments you might be something special. Adrian This is in Japan, so it’s pretty irrelevant unless you live there. D.M.T It’s not irrelevant what’s wrong with you. Every Wii U sold matters. Nintendo cares about worldwide sales not United States sales. I’m not from U.S. but that doesn’t mean i don’t give a fuck about sales there!!! As a Wii U owner I should care and I do care. Adrian I’m just being realistic. This isn’t indicative of a worldwide buying trend. Japan has a unique demographic. Yeah they may initially eat up DQX. But will other countries? If you want to get hyped up over this feel free to. I’m not saying anything bad about Nintendo, I’m just saying to look at this for what it is. Kyle Berger not for Nintendo. a wii u sale is a wii u sale. Zorbo85 EXACTLY nintendo slurpers are jumping for joy that the wii u managed to beat the ps3 by a mere 3k last week in japan!!! In america were nintendo sold most of the wii the U it is selling pathetic!!! LOL Miles Phillips You can’t just look at how well the Wii sold here in America to a console launched in a different economy than the Wii was the first few years of it’s launch and expect it to reach Wii sales status, also the new motion controls pushed Wii sales cause it was unique. The Ps3 sales in america where pretty pathetic in America compared to Ps2 in America, does that mean if the Ps4 does bad we should compare it to the Ps2? no cause that’s stupid and you know it. zhenyaivan So, to me the sales in UK are irrelevant? Adrian Europe is a continent, not a single country. I’m just saying it’s useless to read into this. But go on and continue feeling like you are a great market analyst who can predict the future of the gaming world :)! Don’t let me stop you. I’m fairly certain the Wii U will do fine in the long run, but the facts in this article will likely have nothing to do with that. andrea Not impressive to me. This week DQX and game&wario was released,I honestly would have expected something better. Zuxs13 This is good news along with a 125% increase in the UK with the release of MHU and a 3 fold increase in France ( though the overall numbers are still low) this is a good trend. Let’s hope people jump on Deus Ex next month and keep the sales rolling. Chris Bingham Don’t you mean HMV, not MHU Aidan He means Monster Hunter U. Zuxs13 Well that was part of it but HMV only had limited quantities of WiiU’s and MHU was at the top of the game sales charts so id say it was the biggest factor. Chris Bingham Ahhh okay ICHI And resident evil, and shouldn’t pikmin be out before E3 too? If that gets reviewed well i know a few old gamecube owners who wont be able to resist taking the plunge. Jon Turner Here’s something to chew on : the DQX numbers really aren’t that terrible. They sold about 60-80% of their stock, so on that level it’s a modest success. Considering that it released on a Saturday and Sunday, I’m sure sales will continue for this. Chris Bingham Typical PS3 Fanboy = OMG!! TIS IS NOT RIGHT!! PEEU SUCKS GRRRR!! True PlayStation Fan (Myself & Many others) = Well congratulations Nintendo, you earned it ^^ Joel Too bad the PS4 is the one getting the attention of all the hardcore gamers. 🙁 Chris Bingham You forgot the ‘ ” ‘ over the “Hardcore Gamers” part Yeah, PS4 is awesome but really I’ve been paying more attention to the Wii U than the PS4 recently Joel They still see the Wii U as a joke, sadly. I thought it was cool at first with Miiverse and that a Nintendo console was finally getting AC3, BOPS2, ME3, and TTT2 that are actually on par with the competition. But a drought of games and the Announcement of PS4. The only 3rd party games Wii U can look forward too are AC4 and Watch Dogs (Ubisoft seems to be the only one that actually respects the Wii U.) Kristian Kouvo PS4 is still just a daydream and it will take a good while until it’s released / reality. It’s going to be f’n expensive and before it’s out Wii U has already created a huge fanbase, has games etc. which rulez. PlanesAreABless Huge fanbase ? Nobody buy a Wii U. Third party doesn’t even do games for it. Kristian Kouvo History repeats itself, look where 3DS vs Vita are now? Same thing is happening here between Wii U & PS4. Just wait and see – buddy. Chris Bingham I want DQX released here 🙁 Kwis Wose you and me both, pal! fliadaloisio Playstaion fanboys, prepare arms !!! 1, 2, 3 GO !!! Chris Bingham I think Nintendo actually earned it and to be honest though it outsold the PS3 I’m glad it was Nintendo and not Microsoft. There, was that what you were expecting from a Sony fan? =D fliadaloisio Nope. 😀 Chris Bingham Hooray!!! Guest Although that was a top comment on IGN, I don’t think this the right place to get the same effect fliadaloisio On the contrary, here are more PS fanboys than even Nintendo fans. Zorbo85 When the ps4 and next xbox launch for 450 bucks the wii u will be dead!!! LOL Fred You really think they’ll be that cheap? Zorbo85 Yes they will sony has said that they will NEVER make the same mistake they did with the ps3 launch at 600 bucks which killed the console for the first 2 years!!! Cadrion No backward compatibility for ps4…I bet that’ll be another item they’ll say they won’t make the same mistake on for the ps5. Zorbo85 LMFAO!!!so what that it is not BC with ps3 i bet every player who bought a wii u ALWAYS plays wii games on it!!! BWHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA Cadrion Is that English? Jimmy D. Fugate Not the English I was taught… Chris Bingham Actually, Wii U owner actually do play Wii games on the Wii U and also the Wii U games as well… Wow, you are really are that side of the PlayStation fandom we true Sony fans don’t talk about Jamie Clabon Everybody look at this. This infectious disease named Zorbo85 is what’s killing the industry. Akin to cancer, he is a mutated cell that will grow, infect others and create tumors to divide true gamers. without people like him, there’d be no console war. We’d be free to buy whatever consoles we like without “betraying loyalty”. There’d be no bullying of people based on their preferred company. The industry would unite and grow healthy. But he will kill it. It’s sad. Justin Rashad Thomas He’s a dumbass (red forman voice) John Pope STFU! Adrian I specifially bought the Wii U because it was backwards compatible. I never owned a Wii. I went onto Craigslist and bought the 10 top rated Wii games before I picked up my Wii U. Sylux Because PS3 WAS overpriced for the hardware you got at the time, mainly the”back then” very new blueray player massively increased the PS3 price and within the next 2 years blueray players where sold at Lidl and Aldi for 40 bucks. PS4 and it’s hardware are worth 600,- Kristian Kouvo Preorder for PS4 costs in Finland right now 800€, which is in american bucks around $1000, so better pray you got lesser taxes than we do, since this console is going to be shitty expensive. BTW there’s no “next gen” on more power (only), but a console with tablet ctrl is more like it! I’ll stick to my Wii U so far, enjoying it. PS4 can suck rats bollocks. Sylux wow €800,- preorder price in Finland that’s a lot indeed I guess in the Netherlands it’ll be around the same price then. I’ll ask a friend of mine about the pre-order price for the Netherlands, if he has it allready (he owns 2 games stores) Ricky Guzman it was over priced but it was the best. 4 usb ports nice big hdd and full backwards compatible by hardware emulation. Totally worth $600. Im guessing they will have a basic and pro model. Fred You’re right that the $600 price tag really hurt sales, but I didn’t know Sony had said they’ll never do that again. I just think they’ll have to heavily subsidize it to get it down to that price I mean $450 is pretty low considering everything that it is going to have. david jarman “They will never make that same mistake” That’s what your parents said before they had you. Fred However, the specs on that PS4 are very high end. In order to keep it to $450 they would have to massively subsidize it. I know that they subsidized the PS3, but they might have to do it even more to hit $450. Nobody Has to be. The big three are all competing against PCs and tablets that do what they do, but better and cheaper. If the PS4 is more than 450, then I may as well just build myself a PC with a blu-ray drive. Or, hell, I could just save my dough and get a tablet like a Nexus. Fred Even at $450 you could save some money by getting a $200 Nexus. But can Sony actually make money if they sell it for that cheap? With those specs, my guess is it’ll cost them a LOT more than $450. Nintendo is taking a loss on the Wii U, but they said they become profitable with the sale of 1 game, but at $450 sony would have to sell a lot more than 1 game to turn a profit (my guess at least) Nobody The big thing is that Sony has plenty of support throughout the world. While Nintendo is great in Japan, and Mircosoft does fine in the US, Sony just seems to have a better reach all around. If the PS4 was released at 400 bucks, for example, then Sony may very well have a repeat of their best seller. Sony just has a really good foothold but if they overprice it then it’s going to be overlooked. I feel, that if Sony messes up, then the Wii U will be on top. But Sony has to price their console too high for that to happen, and possibly the unlikely event of Nintendo suddenly slashing the price of the Wii U after PS4 and Nextbox. Fred I agree that IF Sony prices the PS4 at $400 it’ll probably sell like crazy, but I don’t see how they can do that. Seems to me that would be a HUGE loss per console. Remember they have to actually make money at some point. I’m very interested to hear what they will charge. Nobody As am I. But right now, their PS3 seems like the best buy for now. Fred You’re kidding right? I own a PS3 and a Wii U and if someone broke in and stole both tonight and I only had enough money to replace one of them there’s no question I’d replace the Wii U Fred And that’s considering I have a 3D TV and the PS3 is the only way i have right now to watch 3D movies or play 3D video games Nobody Well, I’d agree, expect for the part where I would use the PS3 as a Blu-ray player and the insane amount of PS1/PSN downloadable games I can get. I like fighters like Skull Girls and Street Fighter, along with other great gems I might have missed during the N64/PSX era from owning an N64. So no, I’m not kidding. I think the PS3 is a fine console considering how over the top the 360 is their crap and how underwhelming the Wii/Wii U is with online. Chris Bingham I’m looking forward to the PlayStation 4 but it won’t be THAT cheap, I’d say it will cost more along the lines of $500 to $650 By the way, I’m actually a Sony Fan but even I know Sony fucks up sometimes, same with Microsoft… although Microsoft fucks up all of the time now a days… Have fun trying to play your games on the Next Xbox when the servers are down.. Sylux 600,- you mean I assume? Chiwawa Dick…. Nothing5555 Forget the Wii U look at the 3DS numbers! Cadrion Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the 3ds a “sure failure” too? Zorbo85 LOL the 3ds had no competition for over a year and only has 1 other handheld to go against!!! The wii u will have to go head to head with the ps4 and next xbox!! LOL Sylux You forget that WiiU has MORE then a year Headstart on PS4/Nextbox. If some more tripple A titles come next to Deus Ex, MH3U and DQX, it’ll be difficult for the “competition” to reclaim that market share. Fred It has more coming, Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Yarn Yoshi, and more Nothing5555 Why would it be a “sure failure”? Unless people were stating the same doom and gloom when it first came out. Cadrion That’s what I mean…seems to me Nintendo got railed about the 3ds and now it’s doing really well… sithWiiU Yeah, after the rpice drop. Everyone knew the 3DS want worth what it was when it 1st released, the way Wii U isn’t worth 300 bucks. Desend If previous prices for consoles are any indication the PS4 will release for like $600. I can buy a better computer for that price and score about 90%+ of the same titles. $300 really ain’t that bad for a new Nintendo. david jarman Dude, even your spellcheck is dumb. Fred The 3DS was worth $250, but there just weren’t any good games at first. the price dropped helped, but the slew of new awesome 3DS games made a bigger difference. Bob Wilkerson They were saying the 3DS was going to be a failure when it had a slow start. Bob Wilkerson If a game like Monster Hunter can help double sales of the Wii U imagine what can happen once Mario Kart, Smash Bros. the new Mario 3D and other Nintendo titles are announced and released. JBeauregard Very true! I just want them to offer more than the regular Nintendo fare to boost the Wii U. Zorbo85 LOL get real nintendo will again rely on the same mario and zelda rehashes to try and save the wii!! It is to late by the time mario and zelda arrive there will be 2 brand new next gen consoles on the market,with better features,better graphics,much better launch titles,much better online play and not gimiick cack!! JBeauregard The PS4 and Nextbox won’t sell as well as you think. It will be a few years. If you think otherwise, I will assume you are young and just don’t know the history of console releases and success. That’s okay, though, we’re here to support the less knowledgeable! lol Listen, Zorbo85, with all of your negativity and trolling, I think you have Daddy issues. Did your Daddy work for Nintendo, perhaps? That would explain why you have so much resentment towards them; but it’s lost on those that just enjoy the Wii U. I suggest counseling, then reconciliation! JBeauregard You flagged my comment as inappropriate? Classic, dude! Can’t handle the heat, just hit that “Flag as inappropriate” button hahahaha CACK!!! lol WTH is that, anyway? lol JBeauregard cack? lol JBeauregard And another deletion. Loser DemonRoach If only we were all Japanese. Zorbo85 LOL at E3 all nintendo will be showing will be the same mario,mario kart and zelda rehashes we seen for the last 20 years with only difference will be HD graphics!!! Sony and microsoft will be showing off true next gen consoles!!! Nintendo is so screwed!!! HA Laud Rehashes? Bro, the best IPs are coming to HD. That’s bigger than anything Sony can bring to E3. I know you’re a troll but I’m using you to spread some knowledge. Zorbo85 LOL and?wii u has only 4 million fanbase by the time mario games come fanbase will still be a mediocre 4 million!! Your just gutted as you know when the next gen arrive wii u will be finished!!! TwinTails In what twisted universe do you live in where Mario doesn’t move units? Nintendo is not irrelevant, that’s only what you want people to think. david jarman You’re just mad cause you mom didn’t buy you one cause you flunked out of English. Johny you have no idea what would sony give to have ip’s like nintendo… in fact.. sony has been trying to find their place for DECADES…. and they still didnt make it… they always try to make other ideas better… but its just ,…meh Miles Phillips *sigh* what has the gaming world come to when people constantly say one console is not “Next Gen” because stupid devs/publishers fill people’s heads with the idea that a console is not next gen if it does not provide a huge graphical leap from current gen consoles? I mean really even a Moron like Zorbo85 should have enough of a brain to realize the true definition of Next Gen consoles simply means the next wave of consoles after the Current Gen consoles. Guest Shut up. Please. Listen to yourself. You sound like an idiot. Shadriczo Good luck buying a expensive dildo toy. Bob Wilkerson He can’t buy anything… his mommy does for him John Of course, the Legend of Zelda and Mario are still critically acclaimed franchises that still bring in tons of fans of the franchise and have been major system sellers for decades now. david jarman 85 can’t be the year you were born in.( judging by your comments) My guess is its your I.q. Zorbo85 Wii first 4 months 11 million Wii u………..4 million!!! LMFAO Sylux LOL @ Zorbo85 you must be the most biatched and amusing troll ever since you can’t find viable arguments you just rehash you 3 arguments more then Nintendo “rehashed” top IP’s in the gaming industry (owned by Nintendo) in the past 30 years in this article alone. BeanerSlayer Don’t worry wiitards next week the wii u will go back to it’s rightful place…Dead Last! LMAO RIP wii u Kyle Berger hey everybody! 6 months after a release, everyone can be sure its doomed! its not like the 3ds is still doomed now right? Squid Nintendo says Super Wii U, that makes super sales! Ray01x And thats just because of 2 games. . . .DAMN! 😛 bizzy gie Dear Ashley, please delete that Wii U picture off of your computer. I’m tired if the misleading thumbnail that implies that the Wii U’s CD reader can light up blue like its predecessor. I wish it could, but it can’t and I don’t want to be reminded of it every time I go to get my fix of Nintendo news. Please take this into consideration. 🙂 Sincerely, Well you can see my username up there ^ now can’t you? that guy except it can light up if you have notifications or an update that you need to download hellomello123 Really? Never seen it happen renedonahue Leave a message…ive never seen that happen bizzy gie The home button does, not the CD reader. tronic307 Thumbs up, but it attracts more attention like that. We all know that the disc slot LED was a one-time gimmick. Maybe Nintendo will see the picture and get a ‘bright’ idea. I’d bet that capability is included, but not implemented in the finished hardware. The 3DS XL doesn’t have a 3D LED like the regular 3DS, but it would be a safe bet that it easily could. Dominic Coradazzi Nice to see sales start to really pick up although they’re still a little rough, it’s a good start Kyle Berger this site has too many Nintendo haters. goodbye everyone! Jimmy D. Fugate No don’t leave! Kyle Berger yea I probably wont leave but I just wish there were fewer trolls. John Pope Cry more BeanerSlayer typical wiik nintendo fanboy. cant stand the heat so run. no wonder the wii u is a joke Wdas224 Not a fanboy, just wants a hate-free, troll-free environment. Kyle Berger so I want to look up wii u news in a troll free environment and now the wii u is a joke! makes perfect sense! david jarman Typical troll. Doesn’t form complete sentences or use proper puncuation due to lack of intelligence. Who will probably combine these letters like so:”stfu!” As a form of some kind of whimsical comeback. John Pope STFU! david jarman Ta da!!! david jarman Ta da! Bob Wilkerson It would be different if they could offer constructive and mature criticism but all they do is troll and make up crap and repeat the same doom posts. It would be better if everyone (including me) would just ignore them, not comment back to them, and flag them as inappropriate when they name call, use profanity, or lie which is the only thing they can do. John Pope Fuck off and dont come back you are not welcome here Kyle Berger whoa calm down bro I didn’t do anything wrong Johny also 125% increase in sales in UK and 3x higher sales in France since the release of Monster hunter 3 Ultimate 🙂 And thats nice sign for wii u in europe too … see guys ? people just needed some strong games to buy the system… its picking up nicely. its looking bright as alot of epic games are coming soon Zorbo85 Chris bingham the xbox 360 was a failure?LMFAO!!!it has sold pathetic for 7 years in japan yet it has still sold 80 million in the rest of the world!!! You take the wii numbers out of japan and total would be 75 million!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA david jarman Which took 7 years. Zorbo85 Ubisoft hate the wii u,EA hate the wii u,unreal engine makers hate the wii u, the whole gaming world is talking about the next gen consoles and why no one is buying the turd over priced wii u!!! 350 bucks for a little bit better graphics than the 6 year old ps3?WTF!!! FAIL!!! Sylux Ubisoft loves Nintendo. UE3 runs flawless on WiiU, UE4 runs on WiiU, Frostbite 3 runs on WiiU, Crisis 3 ran flawless on WiiU only good arguments you have is EA hates Nintendo, but the whole gaming industry hates EA. So what’s your point? Daniel Hatton Someone doesn’t so research before opening their mouth. And now you look like an idiot. Good job, buddy! Dgander Wii U is so irrelevant you are on a website called wiiudaily posting countless hatred comments towards the product. Nice logic there buddy…. Kwis Wose Depends what games you think have a little bit better graphics… the sports games are a joke compared to the other current gen consoles. heavenshitman1 Think the worst thing Nintendo really faulted on was probably just a pre-mature launch. Maybe shoulda waited till bout Febuary. Alas, it’s gonna start picking up pace and this is getting it ahead of the competitions ps4/720. When the first party games come, it’ll start to rocket. And ps4/720 will start looking like lesser impressive options come their launches. Even on the 3rd party front WiiU is doing ok now. Getting improved Deus Ex 3, Which I’ll get, didn’t get on PC, upgraded Most Wanted (though I hate that title but nevertheless) , looking at injustice Gods Among Us, Got Lego City, gonna get Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2. Really this system will have a games library more than enough to satisfy most any individual. David Tims You’re not getting pikmin 3? D: confused dgallo911 Um, have u seen any of the info on the PS4??? Sony are going all out on their next gen system and what they have shown it pretty impressive…Hell, im traditionally a xbox gamer but Sony would have to screw up in a really big way for me not to purchase the PS4 day 1 Bob Wilkerson In Sony’s current financial situation and their history I predict hardware issues at launch with heat and software issues due to trying to make the console on the cheap side. Not to mention they really haven’t even fixed the security issues of the PSN. I wouldn’t trust my money with Sony at this point. dgallo911 Security im not to worried about since they finally got around to getting paypal and i dont think they will have (as many) issues with the PS4 because its being built with essentially PC parts which have been in circulation for some time and have been tested and (lets face it – abused) by pc gamers Bob Wilkerson In the past it was never the CPU or the RAM or the Mainboard that was the problem but the design and assembly when it came to the cooling. Same with the XBOX360.. The inadequate cooling was the downfall of that machine and the same will be in the PS4 unless they do it right. I guess there is a chance of that happening but history says probably not. And for the record I do not trust paypal either as they are a prime target for hackers. I guess that is why I always buy my points cards retail and do not keep my credit card numbers on file with online network services or online store. Zorbo85 Wii U……biggest joke console ever from nintendo….FACT!! Sylux Fact… …in your eyes! Now that’s a FACT! Advertising for the WiiU is the biggest fail from Nintendo ever, that also is a fact. zhenyaivan and yet the WiiU still sold more. Daniel Hatton Fact! Fact! FACT!!! dgallo911 I dont think its fair to blame nintendo’s marketing dept as the rest of the company have clearly forgotten to make any software for them to “market” lol Sylux Honestly I hate to say it but we can blame N for it. They had plenty of AAA titles at launch be it ports so said, but again in Europe I have seen WiiU add on tv a total of 4 times since it’s launch and that was in December alone. This year not one has been shown anywhere in Europe. I don’t know the ratio for USA and Japan though, but in Europe biggest fail ever. Heck adds got even banned for being missleading in Europe. dgallo911 Look, i reckon we can blame Nintendo as they have fucked this launch up in a big way but the “marketing dept” shouldnt be help responsible cause the rest of the company really havnt given them anything to “market” lol Matt Jarvis calm down dears….its only April. Captain~Raid My gosh, is this how my son BeanerSlayer going on when he’s being hanging out with these trolls? who is that boy Zorbo85 anyways? He looks like he could have a little attitude adjustments with his mom. Bob Wilkerson Don’t sink to the level of the trolls. They most likely have multiple names for the same person to post the same troll crap over and over and so they can upvote their own comments. Just ignore them and move on. Captain~Raid I hear that, thanks bob. Person It may be a fact, but it is not a true fact. The Wii U is not a joke from Nintendo at all. It is meant to be a serious console. Whether you take it as a joke is on you, but millions of people take it seriously like it was meant to be taken. bizzy gie Change “Wii U” to “I am the” and remove ‘console’ and ‘from Nintendo’ . There. Fixed the comment for you. Revolution5268 LMAO^^^ XD Kwis Wose but but but….It sold better than a 7 year old console in Japan last week! how can you say that??? Captain~Raid Have you met my son beanerslayer? He’s starting to suck right now since he’s acting too much of a bitch like your hoe’s butthole. sithWiiU He’s starting to suck right now? What does that even mean? AntiTrollTeam Youre his boyfriend, you tell us… Nothing5555 Wrong….Virtual Boy was the biggest joke console from Nintendo. Ducked Sales up in Japan and UK. Now I wonder how sales are doing in US… Mario Hooray! Take that Sony! The WiiU has outsold your console! What do you say to that!? zhenyaivan No major site is reporting this, biased…biased…biased… Matt Jarvis then why are you reading this site?Doh! zhenyaivan this site isn’t major, i was talking about sites like ign Revolution5268 don’t you just love it? zhenyaivan all I gotta say is that I’m glad that I don’t stick with overrated news sites. Aiddon it’ll definitely be interesting to see how Dragon Quest X pans out on the Wii U over time. Though we all know regardless of how well Nintendo does (like with the Wii and 3DS) people will always try to quantify their successes in order to not make it seem like they’re doing fine. Person Look out, there are five sore trolls under you looking for some trouble… Aiddon pbbt, I have better things to do than worry about twits who are sociopathically pissed at Nintendo for supposedly dumping them. Bob Wilkerson They are mad because their mommy didn’t get them all those Pokemon cards they wanted from Santa Claus Person Or not being Sony or Microsoft. They’re just fanboys. TwinTails You mean “downplay” Nintendo’s success, to justify it as being bad anyway. To them Nintendo will be doomed no matter what. dgallo911 Wow, 2 more games that wont be coming to Aus…..They dont call us the “lucky” country for nothing…….. Wdas224 Can’t you still buy the PAL copy from Europe. dgallo911 Not to sure bout Europe, could get them from the UK (i think) but unless the are selling at heavily reduced prices it will cost me a fortune as the pound is like double the aussie dollar lol Hell, we dont even have Bit Trip Runner here yet … Miles Phillips I heard that new games in Australia cost upwards of $100. Is that true? haha don’t usually believe stuff I hear on the Internet but some Australian guy on Youtube said games are ridiculously expensive brand new. dgallo911 It does vary between $70 – $90 (generally speaking) for new release titles but to give you a idea of how badly we get screwed over down here, EB GAMES (our version of Gamestop) have the PS4 pre order price at $899…………. Miles Phillips Damn! that really does suck, not sure how you guys manage. I wonder why you guys get screwed over so bad? I would think that a place like Australia would be focused on more by the game industry, their are (id assume) a fairly large market of gamer’s in Australia so I can’t wrap my mind around why you guys of all people would get the bad end of the stick. dgallo911 Your guess is as good as mine mate, all i know is we get screwed over in a big way. i recently wrote a blog on ign about this issue so if you got a min or 2 feel free to check it out. link is…http://www.ign.com/blogs/dgallo911 Miles Phillips Ok I will TwinTails This pretty good, it proves that the Wii U needed new games to come out all along. If sales continue to be good, we may see a localization. Michael So true how major news sites aren’t posting news like this. It’s like they’re in denial. If you remember back a few years, they did this same thing when the 3DS wasn’t selling “phenomenally”. They labeled it as “dead” and moved on, even when it was definitely alive and kicking, they ignored positive news about it for awhile until they couldn’t any longer. I hope the same thing happens with the Wii U. ReturnoftheTruth2 It’s not major news, only a propaganda piece for publicists(liars). Archiq09 WiiU has more people who want play 😉 …but people says “it’s not next gen” for me it’s “next gen of gameplay”. If people will know it I think nintendo will sale more wiiu. sithWiiU I hope not. I want to play future games with a traditional controller, not a stupid gimmick. david jarman You can do both on the wii u. Nothing5555 Wow the same thing was said back in the Atari 2600/NES days I don’t want to play with a stupid gimmick D-pad give me a joy stick. Or even further back video games are a gimmick go play outside. Archiq09 you have pro controller if you not like gamepad… ReturnoftheTruth2 I guess this is SOME good news, even though it still does not amount to much as the numbers are still small. Jizz Beard thePirate http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=152379 Nuff Said Trey Def. I have been waiting to get my Wii U because I am moving soon and I dont want to lug it around on my transition. However, I am stressing because I feel like by the time I want one come fall time, they’d be sold out! sithWiiU They wont. There’s plenty of Wii U’s in my local stores. Stock will be there in Fall too…unless you go on a super sale day or something. Enigma The PS3 is 8 years old. Mostly everyone that wants one has already bought one. So, this really isn’t significant. Also, this is only in Japan, not the rest of the world. Kwis Wose no no, Its significant because any news about nintendo that makes it sound decent is awesome, even if it doesnt affect anyone in NA. Bob Wilkerson It’s significant because it shows when a game people want is released it sells the console. So when the games the world wants are announced and shown off at E3 for Nintendo what will that do?? Sell consoles thats what. Bob Wilkerson Not to nit pick but the PS3 was released in November 2006 so it is only 6.5 years old Abdul-Azeez Azeez New consoles typical don’t sell better than their predecessor during their transitional period the fact is the ps3 is still being supported by software and the Ps4 is not out Sony didn’t start making a profit on Ps3 until 2010 hence it outsold the Wii U initally and will probably out sell the Ps4 initially as did the ps2 when compared to the ps3 and the Ps1 vs the Ps2 you can try to deny it all you want but these are healthy numbers for the wii U as of now you can go back to finding some other way of insulting the wii U, the sales argument is no longer valid. The numbers have also increase in both the Uk and and France btw . Kwis Wose So …. I assume the people who are stoked on this news live in Japan, Because I fail to see why this has any relevance to anyone in NA. Bob Wilkerson Because it shows when a game that many people want comes out that the console that plays it sells. Think of the bigger picture instead of your own little corner of the world sithWiiU but…America?… Silent NAH THIS IS JUST A BREAK, THE WII U IS DOOMED!!!!!!HAHAHHAHAH!…….Yeah right. Captain~Raid By the way, who started the “WII U IS DOOMED” thing anyway? Was it those trolling fanboys? ThunderGod_Cid Called it! (like every other non-Nintendo-troll) I mean really, it’s console sales 101: Release popular AAA exclusive = $$$. It’s like all the “Nintendo-Doomsayers” keep forgetting that little fact when it comes to Nintendo, yet they’re first ones to use that excuse when their “system-of-choice” is in a similar situation. Revolution5268 Exclusives are key with Nintendo. Javy G The news that there is PS4 coming during the holidays could be the reason buyers are holding out on the PS3. The Wii U, with the similarity in outer console design and name, is finally but not fully being recognized yet as new console in the market. Advertisements should fix this along with commercials and especially with the launch of Zelda, 3-D Mario, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart etc. around the holidays. Almost forgot, the prices during that time for the consoles would also be factor in buyers determining which console to buy. My prediction as far system sellers later on this year will be Last of Us for PS3 and Zelda Windwaker U for Wii U. Bob Wilkerson Why hold on the PS3… It’s not like the PS4 can play those PS3 games Shadriczo Unfortunately, it doesn’t. Well not yet though. cause the backwards compatibility with both the PS3 games and accessories (example: PS3 Dual Shock3 ——-/Incompatible to PS4/—–PS4 DualShock4) won’t have any effect with the PS4 since it’s got…more they say. Bob Wilkerson More what? Seems to me that backwards compatibility with at least the console that came before it is pretty important. So now you have to have two consoles to do the job of one. I hope Microsoft does not make the same mistake. John I hope Nintendo’s new console sells more in America as well. Captain~Raid Well, it’s selling good in EU since the release of MH3U and Lego: City Undercover, sales have skyrocketed and it’s starting to progress quite well, but let’s keeps our hopes up when Nintendo talks about their new upcoming games at E3 in two (2) months time. In fact they’ll might be a couple a Nintendo Direct vids coming soon before it happens. sithWiiU Well, not good. Dang dude, u dumb bro? Captain~Raid You look like you could use some lovin’, how about some cookies and milk. 🙂 sithWiiU That sounds mighty good actually. 🙁 I like you! I shall not argue with a nice person like you. david jarman Dude their sales have been up 125% Quicksilver88 Why are the trolls here so rediculously stupid? Console sales are a marathon and not a sprint. All the majors know this and that is why they don’t panick when things start slow. It took nealry two years for ps3 to get a robust library and took about that long for it to catvh up to x360 on multiplatform releases. 3DS is celebrating 2nd birthday and finally has a full and diverse library. First year for Vita has been a horror but between a few good games, some decent PSN and a few good psp/ps1 games I now have enough to play on it. PSP had almost no 90% rated games but survived and does have a decent library. When I look at the xenoblade2 and zelda HD demo I am impressed with what the system can do…..consider that Wii-U is pushing both 720/1080p to the TV and 480p to the gamepad and I think Nintendo has made a good system. Consider that the competition likes the concept so much that Sony is pushing ps4/vita and microsoft is pushing tablet glass…..I think it is a good sign that NFSMW and Deus Ex were ported quickly and with graphical improvements. Crytech said theynhad Crysis 3 up and running quickly and smoothly but EA nixed a release. What devs like is a system that is easy to dev for and easy to port pc or existing popular titles to…..Wii-U will be fine once it gets original mario, zelda, amd metroid content…and like Wii it will always be a cheaper option for cost concious parents or multi system owners Captain~Raid The trolls react to any article that don’t make too much sense to them, so they decide to criticize on article that is full of details about the Wii U so that others would come and do the same, and furthermore, they make no sense into what effort they try to achieve here on this site if it’s being yelled at or being more stupid by putting more negative comments like “Wii U will fall, PS4/XBox720 will rise.” Or “Wii U is doomed and it’s all thanks to Nintendo.” Don’t let those immigrant trolls get to you, that’s what they want, there only looking for attention and non the less. Cause in the end, they just keep coming back for more.. sithWiiU Yo! Your english sucks. Stfu & read a book, stop playing games. Captain~Raid Tengo mi leche recién exprimido de mis grandes pechos. ¿Te gustaría un poco de chocolate con él mi hijo? 🙂 sithWiiU Yo! I am American. What? You couldn’t do a proper retort in english, so you revert to spanish? Come on, yo! ICHI Being English myself, i can tell you that neither do you speak my language, but you can’t type it either. And when you told that chap above to read a ‘book’ I think you meant to type ‘blog’? I can see how you would get confused they do both start with ‘b’ but they are different words, comprised of different letters, pronounced differently. You wont find ‘stfu’ in a book, if you do that book needs burning to protect the future of the human races potential intelligence. JBeauregard Using acronyms and “Yo!” makes you seem anything but intelligent. Don’t you have some crack to sell or prostitutes to beat up? 🙂 Justin Gray People will stop buying the PS3 now that they know a new system is coming down the pipe from Sony. Graeme Lynch What really annoys me is the countless comments I read that always use mario and zelda games as reasons why wii u will be successful. Sorry but as a gamer and consumer I want more than 2 games to play on my console. I’m aware of a couple of other games that have my attention but I can’t help but feel that I need and want Nintendo to do more to ensure that the wii u has plenty of games to choose from and not rely on century old IP’s as much as I enjoy them. Zorbo85 LMFAO!!!poor nintendo slurpers Dragon Quest X on the wii u only managed to sell 30k copies in its first week in japan!!!PMSFL!!!!! Like I keep saying nobody gives a cack about the lame gimmick wii u as EVERYBODYS attention is now on the next gen!!! John Troll Zorbo85 aww just as your wii u is pathetic and has already bombed in america and japan go and cry no ones for the gimmick wii u!!! John Troll sithWiiU u mad bro? John It’s clearly obvious that he’s a troll for his constant bashing of users and constant use of the words “LMFAO” and acting like a complete dick to anybody who likes this console. If you and him hate Nintendo and try to troll me, then why the fuck are you on here? I especially love the fact that it’s obvious the only person who thumbed him up on his reply was himself and that you also snooped down to his level by using old shitty memes that even Encyclopedia Dramatica doesn’t give a shit about. I can also see the same person just trolled Gamergirl by calling her a basement dweller. But it’s obvious that Zorbo is a lifeless troll who got bored and decided to go on a Nintendo site and troll it’s community in a sad pathetic quest for lulz. I can also safely say he doesn’t have anything to live for, has no loved ones and will most likely be kicked off this blog for mulitple attempts of trolling. Also love this. “u mad bro?” Which I can easily counteract with. “No, I’m not mad, I’m just smarter than you” 🙂 PlanesAreABless Outsold a 7 year old console by 3k with all new games… Sorry but that’s just doomed all the way Only a few are true gamers Haters…Choke on it! Zorbo85 Choke on it?why just as the wii u outsold a 7 YEAR OLD ps3 by a mere 3k with 2 new huge games? The wii u is already dead in japan and america!! LOL Only a few are true gamers Again your behind in the times it just beat the 7 year old fossil this week and really this is the same thing that will happen to your gaystation4 and sexbox720 so anything thing that comes out of your ass is not really news and again like the other trolls on here your not a true gamer and never will be…Now go cry and bitch to people who give a fuck and looks like 8 people don’t agree with you that’s to bad for you…lol Brandon Betlej Umm don’t you think it should outsell a 7 year old console? JBeauregard I think it would if there was more content available. About a half year after launch, the quantity and quality of games is quite disappointing. Nintendo has done this to themselves, for certain. Abdul-Azeez Azeez New consoles typical don’t sell better than their predecessor during their transitional period the fact is the ps3 is still being supported by software and the Ps4 is not out Sony didn’t start making a profit on Ps3 until 2010 hence it outsold the Wii U initally and will probably out sell the Ps4 initially as did the ps2 when compared to the ps3 and the Ps1 vs the Ps2 you can try to deny it all you want but these are healthy numbers for the wii U as of now you can go back to finding some other way of insulting the wii U, the sales argument is no longer valid. The numbers have also increase in both the Uk and and France btw wober2 I really hope the market is big enough for nintendo, sony, microsoft, valve if any of them go down or merge or move to apple/android elusively it is a sad day for us consumers imo wober2 also amazing that one or two games can do that for a console! Zorbo85 Calling it the wii u has already killed it!!!worst name ever and is why people have been so confused as all the majority think is that the wii u is just an add on for the wii as well as nintendo pathetic marketing!! They should have called it wii2 that alone would have told everyone that it is the next wii console just like the ps2 ps3 and ps4!!! Wake up 3rd party have already turned their backs after only 4 months,funny how lots of 3rd party are already committed to the next gen that have not even been sold or shown yet but they already have faith in those machines!!! Nintendo have lost the plot and they should stick to handhelds!!! GamerGirl You must have a small package if you spend all your life trolling. sithWiiU You must have small breasts if you have an avatar of some anime girl with big breasts. AntiTrollTeam At least she has an avatar, troll. Guest Get the fuck off of this comment section and take your bullshit with you. Matt Jarvis YAAAAAAWWWWWN…….just enjoy playing your games on whatever console u want. GamerGirl This is a good start and probably get better when more and more games are released for the WiiU. Will the WiiU sell the same amount as the Wii?,no but in the end it will have a good amount of sales. Zorbo85 Good start?LMFAO Wii first 4 months 11 million Wii U first 4 months 3.7 million!! Wii launched with a free copy of wii sports and a zelda game Wii U launches with no free game,no zelda just a lame rehash of mario bros wii but with HD graphics and a lame 350 bucks price tag!! No wonder it is failing!!! Guest It’s inclining after a drop. You are an idiot. Get off of this site. AntiTrollTeam Notice how you’re comparing the Wii U to another Nintendo console and not competing consoles….and Nintendo Land was packed in in NA and ZombiU was packed in in Europe. 3.7 million in 4 months is not a fail by any means. Zorbo85 Wii u gets 2 huge games in japan and only manages to beat the 7 year old ps3 by a mere 3k in a week?LMFAO!!! Even huge games in japan dont make it shift units….the wii is dead all that nintendo has to offer is the same mario and zelda games we seen the last 25 years only this time they will be in HD….like wow!!! Sony and microsoft will be both showing off true next gen consoles!!!nintendo is so screwed it is hillarious!!! CuriousManiac Just makes me want to live in Japan more then anything else… Id have more games, more Nintendo quicker… But have you tried to learn moonspeak? Ill just stick with Australia where games are on the shelf for 99.95 and we miss 30% of most of the international games and we only JUST now got an R+18 classification… *sobs and curls into a ball* But on the bright side, can I just I can’t wait for game and Wario? I want to inject some wacky wario style and substance into my wii U! Zorbo85 LMFAO Nintendo slurpers who keep thinking that this is amazing news!!!BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Wow the wii u finally managed to beat the ps3 sales in a week yet with 2 huge releases for wii u it only manages to beat the 7 year old ps3 by a mere 3k?LOL. Seriously this is embarrasing news!!!when a wii u game makes sales jump up 400k then let me know!!! America does not care for the wii u as does japan….yet slurpers think this is fine? Zorbo85 Wii has been out for 4 months yet everyones interest is with the ps4 and next xbox who have not even been shown yet!!! That alone goes to show you that everyone is holding out to see what sony and microsoft bring in the next gen. The wii u was launched to get a head start on the next gen which has been a huge epic fail!!! Sony and microsoft will launch for 450 bucks finally killing this lame gimmick cack console!!! Zorbo85 LMFAO nintendo of europe has just sent out an apology about MH3U stock shortages!!!BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA They have a huge release but do not send out heaps of stock to cover deamand and in turn leave customers again dis satisfied? School boy error after school boy error from nintendo with the wii u!!! John Madsen pay for dragon quest online no thanks dragon quest sucked on the gamecube even Michael Jurado i wish people who stop comparing sales of a new product vs sales of 7 year old product can we all just please shut up about sales until ps4 and 720 take their 2 years to hit the 3mil mark Jordan Finally some good news for the wii u!