The August sales numbers for the UK are out, and it’s looking bleak for the Wii U when it comes to software sales. While games sales have been up the last 4 months, the Wii U is still trailing its predecessor, the almost 7-year old Wii. The Wii U sold 32,000 software units in the UK in August, compared to 30,000 in July and 24,000 in June. Which is a great sign that sales are rising, however, so far this year, games on the Wii have outsold the Wii U 3 to 1 in the UK. Software sales for the Wii U are at 242,000 units in the UK so far this year, compared to over 5 million on the Xbox 360 consoles, and almost 4 million on the PlayStation 3 consoles. Of course, there are certain things to be taken into consideration: the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 have been on the market for years and have a huge install base, while the Wii U has been on the market for less than a year. And the good news is that Wii U software sales are rising in the UK, thanks to games such as Pikmin 3. Nintendo will be ramping up Wii U game releases this Fall, with Wii Party U, Wii Fit U, Super Mario 3D World. And of course, the recently released Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Nintendo really needs to build some momentum for the Wii U before the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft hit the market in November. And with the current lineup of games, they might just do that. local_offer Nintendo wii u wii u sales stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO bizzy gie Can’t wait for SSB! Johny yeah really hope AND believe that wii u sales WILL rise on the level of 3ds.. well maybe not that much… expecially that soon, but it will sell just fine and good. great games are coming out and nintendo has plenty surprises in its sleeve… i bet you that Squid I really do hope the Wii U gets more sales, it’s a really awesome system. Every system that Nintendo releases does… The. GameCube made people think Nintendo would fail, but it had some of. Nintendo’s best games, along wih the Wii, Mario Galaxy… Ducked Agreed Merrfn The Wii U has amazing potential. It is a shame Nintendo dropped the ball with the consoles launch, but the console should succeed. SonicLucario Once Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart comes out its gonna have a lot of sales CEObrainz Don’t forget the Zelda Wii U game. Majora’s Mask Yes but that could come very later and the game hasnt been properly announced and remeber all games are at least two years released after they re announced so i wouldnt bet on it if i were you besides if zelda fans havent alrady bought a wii u they probably will with tloz the ww hd Lusunup They actually started making a concept and skits for zelda wiiu since 2011 Im mine there is a tech demo showing us how it would look like it’s going to take them a while but it’s worth the wait! hopefully it comes out fourth quarter of 2014 🙂 Pikachief Theyve already confirmed multiple times that it wont look like the tech demo. wiiu4life Can you post a source I don’t remember them saying this. Pikachief Sure. http://mynintendonews.com/2013/06/15/next-zelda-for-wii-u-will-feature-a-unique-art-style/ http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/eiji-aonuma-admits-the-zelda-u-team-tested-twilight-princess-and-skyward-sw Majora’s Mask the tech demo is to showcase the wii us power no how the next zelda will louke Ducked Don’t forget Yarn Yoshi! Clel <3 <3 <333 Go go Yarn Yoshi! Jack5221 Speaking of Yarn Yoshi, I would love an update on that game! Ducked Same here. We haven’t had any news on it since they revealed it back in January. Magnus Eriksson IF it will come that is. Nintedward Implying that Nintendo will just think ”You know what? FUCK YARN YOSHI IN THE ASS!!!!” ? Magnus Eriksson Hahaha! Whaaaaat??? 😀 Nintedward You said if it will come.. I’m just saying its not like Nintendo I going to cancel it.. Magnus Eriksson Ah, I meant the Zelda U game, not Yoshi 😀 I hope as much as anybody else that we will see a Zelda U on Wii U, but im kind of afraid that we wont if sales doesnt pick up (or that we get something along the lines of Four swords). Squid Nintendo wouldn’t cancel a game from a franchise like Zelda, it’s common sense, Magnus Eriksson No, common sense is that they want to make money of it. If they dont they will delay it until they do. If they delay it to long Wii U might be dead. Then we wont see a Zelda. Squid A company needs to make money to stay in business. And (Intended to be literal) a Wii U can’t be dead, it’s not a living thing. Magnus Eriksson Needs money to stay in business yes. But Wii U clearly doesnt generate any money, and difficult to predict it will. But I guess we will see that soon enough. 🙂 jay Yeah i mean, Wii U’s getting discontinued in march and all. Magnus Eriksson It will probably be discontinued before 2015 Lusunup Um..excuse, Monlith soft X 🙂 The Clockwork Being Just gave the public a real 3D Mario game like Mario 3D World and the sells will jump. Jack5221 Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, 3D Zelda, and 3D Mario are ALWAYS system sellers. Manon DeFlorette Hey, hey are we forgetting something? Hero got beaten first, just like any films. Now they’re just watching and will soon rise up again and kick the hell out of the two! (PS4 & Xbone). Marcus Navarro Yo, Kinsley, do you tell Ashley King that you’re gonna write all of the “bad news” articles, or does it just happen like that? Anyway, the sales will pick up this holiday, especially since the Wii U will be the more enticing buy, having more games on it and being cheaper, as well as the titles coming out for it. Ducked He just enjoys writing them, and enjoys writing his sarcastic remarks in the end of every article. Decker Shado One reason Wii games continue to outsell Wii U games may be (aside from the Wii’s much larger install base) the fact that a, Wii U’s library is still not as big as it could be – and b, Wii U is backwards compatible with Wii games. I myself don’t have a Wii, but a Wii U, and have been busy picking up classics to tide me over until Wii U’s big ol’ holiday lineup is ready to take over the world. jay Yeah there’s tons of good exclusives on the Wii. Magnus Eriksson Please sister, thats really not true. There are maybe 30-40 good games. 15 great games and 5 really top notch. And about 500 really shitty games. Edward I have a lot of games for the Wii I enjoyed. Deadly Creatures, and No More Heroes were especially fun. Magnus Eriksson At a time I had around 50-60 Wii games. Most of them was ok-ish. jay Wii had the most high rated exclusives last gen. Go to metacritic.com and do some research dumb fuck, instead of being a gaming-media puppet. Magnus Eriksson Tough guy again? The internet is really a great invention making it possible for victims of bullying making a stand without being beaten up. Its ok for me though, I give you this by heart just because I feel sorry for you and thinks it might be good for people like you to blow off some steam. Because both you and I know you never would have called me such things in real life. 🙂 IcyCatt Same here! I’ve been stocking up on wii zelda titles. But soon I will have my glorious windwaker! Majora’s Mask No its that wii has more quality games than wii u THERE ISNT ONE GAME TO BE THE FACTOR OF WII U SALES EXPECT TLOZ WW HD WHICH STILL HASNT BEEN RELEASED and no buying a wii u for wii games is stupid like buying an amphibious car for land only Decker Shado Nobody said I wasn’t going to get any Wii U games from here on out. I don’t have a Wii, I have a Wii U, it can play Wii games, I want Wii games, I buy Wii games to play on my Wii U. What is wrong about that? Majora’s Mask i am saying that to point why wii u has mediocre sales not to judge you and i took advantage of what you said that even wii u owners dont buy wii u games C4 It’s really strange they put these kinds of titles ahead. They are not that mainstream or system sellers. Pikmin 3 is great, but even for me that alone isn’t reason to buy the console. Also many people like sports games and there’s almost nothing on Wii U. I don’t think you can really compare Wii games with Wii Us games. Look at the games Wii had in its first year. Wii U at the end of this year will probably be comparable. Majora’s Mask i was just saying wii has more quality content than wii u thats why it sells better C4 I see 🙂 Baum 「ツリー」 “the recently release Wind Waker HD”… well, I guess I forgot that “the US” equals “the world” again. Merrfn Sigh, I hear you… Schultz38 We don’t have it either….just digital, if you want to count that. Majora’s Mask You have it regardless saying recently released is racist but it must also be considered that only 1/15 of a games sales are digital Jacob D. Taylor Ratio’s are higher now. Especially Nintendo’s. With Animal Crossing digital sales are almost 1/4 and while most games may not make 1/4 that is still a significant difference from 1/15. Rinslowe This is true. Actually just my objective opinion on the matter having all current HD systems. My personal belief is that Nintendo is taking a lot of unnecessary flak from critics regarding their online services. Personally I find the E-shop to be more user friendly than either Xbox and PS3 stores… Just about every game I own on Wii U; 5 mainstream titles and 4 indies are downloaded. Only black ops 2 and Nintendo Land are hard copies (not counted in the first list)… Mii-verse is simply awesome stuff! (Self powered 1TB drive for storage) And so far no hassles with compatability… Majora’s Mask animal crossing makes more sense digital than retail and thats the exception but there is also one or two games that are better digital like monster hunter 3 ultimate jay Actually eShop sales do Very well, but they are not counted. Majora’s Mask You do know that it actually says how many people have bought the game dont you Mercurio2054 no, it doesn’t Majora’s Mask yes it does but you gotta be clever to find it obviously you re not and telling you where wouldnt be fun Mercurio2054 where is it? take a picture of your eshop on wii u where it have that info. CEObrainz We should revolt! Or you know….wait a few days till it releases. Squid Hey hey hey, you got Pikmin 3 before us, plus, I don’t have Wind Waker until September 4th.. Ducked You mean October 4th? Squid Oops, you are correct. Ducked Yeah, well everyone still knows what you mean though. Lovejit Marok Hey check out my soundtrack for ducktales: http://soundcloud.com/lovey-shores/ducktales-remastered-intro/s-VE5nf Ernie Sanguyo Same with me , I gotta wait til Oct 4th because I want a physical copy. Ducked Yep, I’m with you. Not a fan of digital. WoodenSaucer I’m not either, but I bought the bundle, and I’m pretty happy to be playing the digital version of WWHD right now. It’s an amazing game. Ducked I plan on buying the WWHD Bundle, but I’m trying to get the money for it in time. WoodenSaucer I wonder how long they’re going to offer it. I can’t figure out if it will be long term or a limited time. Ducked Same here, it says limited edition, but the question is how limited? The Pikachu 3DS XL was very limited, and sold out in North America in less then a week. Since the bundle is still available, most likely it will be out all holiday season. And leave selves after Christmas. So we should have plenty of time to buy it. It’s also likely that a NSMBU bundle might come out later this year as well. Mercurio2054 the good thing of digital is that you don’t need to change disk when want to play another game. Ducked The only good thing. But I like looking at the box art and disc. Mercurio2054 yea, do you have starcraft 2? that game have a very good box art. Ducked No, but I’ve seen it. I don’t have a gaming PC, although I’d like to get one. Ernie Sanguyo Yeah that’s true but as you can see I’m a collector and I want them on my shelves. Dáibhí wotshissurname But you in the US also have Netflix for 3DS 🙁 Magnus Eriksson Those shameless imperialists need to learn a lesson! Marcus Navarro If you can take the city of Oslo and crush Washington, D.C. with it, that would be much appreciated. Sincerely, an American. Magnus Eriksson Nah, I will be good as soon as I get my Wind Waker HD 🙂 Edit: Btw. A bit out of context here. But there is quite some america hate many places in Europe. Im not one of them although I disagree on some of the US foreign policy the last ten years. But Im not part of anti-imperialistic sentiments that you sometimes can find here, especially on the left side of politics were I belong. Many of my best friends come from US. (just wanted to clear this up if my jokes was unclear) Majora’s Mask You said nothing wrong america is a selfish country which doesnt want anyone there but they can go anywhere else as much as they want THEY RE ANTI CHRISTIAN (IF ANYONE TELLS ME HE HAS ANOTHER RELIGION HE IS THE DUMBEST PERSON EVER) EUROPE MUST BURN THOSE FOOLISH IMPERIALISTS Mercurio2054 you mean, US? Marcus Navarro Now this is the shit that grinds my gears. America’s in shambles; you know it, I know it. However, you’re speaking out of your ass. Most of America’s Christian. Plenty of Christians here have developed an anti-Muslim attitude, not the other way around. Atheists have recently started their own community to live life to the fullest(not in debauchery, but in accomplishment), and even they’re not anti-Christian. We DO want people to come here! It’s the talking heads in the White House that misrepresent us! It’s the conservatives that wanna continue pouring guns into the country for EVERYONE! Stop generalizing us, you biloviating turkey tit. Screw you, man. Go kiss a table saw, you fuck. Majora’s Mask I AM A GREEK HOW DARE YOU COMPARE ME WITH THOSE GYPSIES ? I AM JUST SAYING AMERICA DOESNT ALLOW ANYONE TO LIVE THERE BUT CAN GO ANYWHERE THEY WANT AND LIVE THERE WHATEVER YOU THINK OF GREECE GREECE IS PROUDLY FAMOUS FOR BEING AN OPEN COUNTRY FOR EVERYONE Marcus Navarro You know what Greece is also famous for? Letting the banks fuck over the whole country and bailing them out. You know what else it’s famous for? Neo-Nazis, anarchists and communists. So much for everyone being allowed there, right? You claim that we don’t want immigrants, which is far from the truth. Sure, there are areas that shun people who aren’t white Americans, but are you really that willing to generalize an entire country that is totally comprised of immigrants? We have heritage celebrations all the fucking time. We have laws to help Cubans into the States if they ever flee their mother country. We have laws protecting illegal immigrants and actually help them into the country. You must be under the false impression that we’re xenophobic because of the talking heads in the capitol, who don’t even represent the people. Edit: Oh, before I forget, deepthroat a gyro and choke on it, you egotistical motherfucker. Majora’s Mask HAHAHA NEONAZIS IN GREECE RE ABOUT 2000 COMPARE THAT TO 11 MILLION PEOPLE THE WHOLE COUNTRY HAS ALSO ITS NOT MY MISTAKE ABOUT THE CRISIS I WAS BORN IN IT SO DONT BLAM ME FOR IT AND I DIDNT SAY AMERICA DIDNT ACCEPT OTHER PEOPLE IT DOESNT ACCEPT OTHER PEOPLE TO LIVE THERE IT JUST MAKES THEM EASY TO RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRY PLUS GREECE IS THE MOST FAMOUS COUNTRY OF THE WORLD IT CREATED EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS IN AMERICA DEMOCRACY CHECK YOUR FUCKING FREEDOM CHECK PLUS IT HAS THE BEST HISTORY AND ALSO IT S QUITE A GORGEOUS COUNTRY I DONT SEE YOUR POINT GO LIVE IN THAT SHITHOLE WHICH YOU CONSIDER AMERICA LOSER I HAVE A FUCKING NHERITAGE YOU LL NEVER HAVE PLUS ACAB IS TRUE Marcus Navarro “…IT CREATED EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS IN AMERICA DEMOCRACY CHECK YOUR FUCKING FREEDOM CHECK…[sic]” Democracy? No. It created the foundations of a republic. The Hellenic Magistrates, the Censors; both of those positions are elected officials to represent the people. Every democracy was born out of internal strife, like that of England(which is the gov’t system America actually emulates). It’s a fact. Our freedom? USA was born out of rebelling against a tyrannical colonial power, not by emulating an aged gov’t system. But do continue to speak out of your ass though. “…I DIDNT SAY AMERICA DIDNT ACCEPT OTHER PEOPLE IT DOESNT ACCEPT OTHER PEOPLE TO LIVE THERE IT JUST MAKES THEM EASY TO RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRY…[sic]” Wow. This portion of your diatribe not only contradicts what you’re trying to say, but it’s still disagreeing with my point. If it’s so easy for immigrants to return to their countries, then explain the huge numbers of Vietnamese, French, Austrian, Mexican, Indian, and Native American people living in New Orleans right now. Explain the sheer number of British, Irish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and African people living in New York right now. Explain the extremely high number of Cubans and Central American people living in Florida right now. Oh, that’s right. You can’t explain. Yawn. “…ALSO ITS NOT MY MISTAKE ABOUT THE CRISIS I WAS BORN IN IT SO DONT BLAM ME FOR IT…[sic]” Are you a banker? No? Then calm your tits. My point still stands. “…GO LIVE IN THAT SHITHOLE WHICH YOU CONSIDER AMERICA LOSER I HAVE A FUCKING NHERITAGE YOU LL NEVER HAVE PLUS ACAB IS TRUE…[sic]” Y’know, that’s pretty bold talk to call America, a country more that sextuple the size of Greece and more than three times the number of providences/prefectures, a shithole entirely. Sure, there’s a significant amount of bad places, but you honestly think USA’s bad as a whole? Nope. Even though my government makes me ashamed to call myself an American, USA’s a good place to live generally. It just depends on where you go. Yes, Greece is a beautiful country, but it’s on track to becoming the world’s biggest relic in the foreseeable future; its gov’t is going to collapse, its economy is screwed, tourism isn’t as lucrative as it once was, and it just doesn’t have the land or resources to sustain itself unless it centralizes its banks(which is never gonna happen). America just might be the most racially diverse country in the world, and with white supremacy a dying movement here, that status isn’t gonna change. As for “Greece creating everything, let’s disprove that real quick. Alphabet? Nope. Sumerians made the 1st alphabet. Polytheism? Nope. Plenty of civilizations have that belief system. Advanced architectures? Nope. Your big brother Roman Empire made those. Overseas trade? Nope. Just about every non-xenophibic/non-isolationism country traded overseas prior to Greece. Basically, the only things Greece founded are cultural; theater, glassblowing, epics, etc. All of which is commendable, but you act as if it’s the greatest country on the planet, which might be true if they weren’t in such a sorry state. Your superiority complex is disgusting. Stop stroking your ego and look at the big picture every once in a while, yeah? Edit: Before I forget. Go stick your head in a dick. Majora’s Mask the greeks created the roman empire long story but true in a way because they burned troy and the trojan left and created Rome also you forgot the GREEK FUCKING MYTHOLOGY YOU RE BEING TAUGHT AT SCHOOL ALSO THE GREEK ALPHABET CREATED THE LATIN SO FUCK OFF IF THE GREEKS HADNT CHANGED THE ORIGINAL ALPHABET WHICH DIDNT HAVE LETTERS LIKE A,Y,E,I ETC ENGLISH WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN CREATED SO SUCK IT ALSO THE 7 WISE MEN OF THE ANCIENTS ARE MOSTLY GREEKS THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD 4 OF THEM WITH GREEK ORIGIN (SOME WERE ROMAN WITH GREEK ARCHITECTURE )(THE SAME FUCKING ARCHITECTURE WHICH MOSTLY CREATED THE WHITE HOUSE MORON) Marcus Navarro I don’t blame most parts of Europe for the anti-America hate. It’s just the parts who exhibit hypocrisy in their hate, like England, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands(although I don’t think they really care much; I could be wrong), you get the picture. Any of the ex-colonial empire countries talking shit about America gets my ire. But, I digress. Anyway, America has done its fair bit of shit and other things that magnify the horrible things its done- empower the #1 terrorist organization in the planet, criminalize Hussein for oil, the 900 military bases, wanting to go to war with Syria(doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen thank goodness), the government going to war against its own people for the corporations they represent, the fact that conservatives still exist(I’m on the left as well), the fact that USA planted missiles in Turkey but flipped shit when Russia wanted to do the same thing in Cuba, you get the picture. Hence why I specifically picked Oslo. D.C. is one of the most dangerous places in the US to live and the scum that represent the corporations work there. Your joke was clear, hence my rebuttal. Rinslowe Lol, to that!! Nice call… Merrfn Bad sales, but good to see them rising. Hopefully the Wii U is picking up some momentum… Ducked The sales will be huge in November and December. We’ll have Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Wii Party U, and Wii Fit U out. Not counting hot 3rd party games like Sonic Lost World, Watch Dogs, Call of Duty Ghosts, Assassins Creed IV, Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games 2014, and Rayman Legends. Merrfn I’m hoping systems sell. When the price cut comes into play, the average consumer will want to go with the cheaper option. Funkee Dynamite i have a few buddies who are just waiting for the price cut to buy the system. hopefully many more are doing the same. Merrfn The significantly lower price will move a lot of units. (I predict) JB I’m looking at this holiday list and I feel like at least half of those should’ve been launch window titles. Imagine how many units could’ve been pushed with that lineup. Not to mention they could have retained (and gained) a lot of third support. Magnus Eriksson Same here. And another thing… Where are those games that was planned for now? Pikmin3 and W101 was launch games originally. Didnt Nintendo have anything planned after that? Was their original plan to launch those games around march and nothing more until Wind Waker HD? C4 Maybe Wind Waker was originally planned for an earlier release around spring, then one of the other games for late summer august / september? Kind of makes sense as that only leaves summer with no 1st party release and not the whole first half of the year. Magnus Eriksson Could very well be so. That everything got thrown bacwards a couple of months? 504HotBoy I totally agree with you. I was discussing this among some friends and thinking a lot of games that’s coming out, should have been released during the launch window. Also the 2014 line-up like Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, X, & Bayonetta should have been coming out at least in the 3rd & 4th quarter of this year (2013). It’s like all their games been delayed for a year. Nevertheless, im glad we’re starting to see some momentum building up for the Wii U. oontz Nintendo has gone on record stating they had issues developing in HD and it was a learning curve they weren’t prepared for. Ducked Your exactly right, The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, and Pikmin 3 were all scheduled to release at launch. Shame they didn’t. WoodenSaucer They should have been. But the fact that they weren’t doesn’t negate the fact that we’re getting them now, and it’s going to be huge for the Wii U. RyuNoHadouken Wii U sales will be abysmal in the U.S. this holiday season…Xbone and PS4 will dominate….Wii U has to drop the price to $249….$299 is too close to $399 Ziggy yes because a $100 difference between xbone and ps4 then another $100 difference between the pS4 and wii u is such a small difference – go buy a calculator you idiot Magnus Eriksson Go buy a soap and wash your mouth tough guy. RyuNoHadouken you totally didnt get what i was clearly stating….idiot Mercurio2054 299 + game and more games in the market bellow the 30 US + Wii Games. 399 with no game (+60) (as far as i know), no retro compatibility. Majora’s Mask thing is the wii u isnt as powerfull thats the drawback of nintendo and only the gamepad costs about a 150 its like buying a wii with 50 extra dollars and these 50 ARE THE POWER AND GRAPHICAL IMPROVMENTS NINTENDO PLS STOP MAKING CHEAP MACHINES SURE ITS GOOD LOOKING BUT NOT GORGEOUS LIKE PS4 Ducked It’s a $100 difference. Why would more people buy Xbone when it’s $200 more, and has way less software at the time. I can’t take you serious. Mercurio2054 and some of the games are in 360 and ps3. why evolve now if i have the same games in 360 and ps3 (in the case of some one with those systems). less games, no retro, and half of them in the old generation. RyuNoHadouken if i have to explain that to you, then you shouldnt take yourself seriously Ducked I don’t need you to explain false information to me. Ice Climbers PS4 and XB1 won’t dominate at all. 3DS will be the one dominating. oontz “The sales will be huge in November and December.” No… just no. Every single person I’ve spoken to about gaming, EVERY SINGLE ONE is buying a PS4 when it releases. Some of these people haven’t owned a console since the ps2 era. None of them even care about wiiu, and many have played mine. Everyone is buying a ps4 and many have already pre-ordered and paid for it. Sony’s machine is going to dominate the market this holiday, and unfortunately no Nintendo first party game is going to change that. This in no way means the wiiu is going to fail and stop being made… we’ll still be playing wiiu games for the next few years. It’s just not going to be the market leader the wii was. Mercurio2054 That is you case, in my case, no one will buy the next gen this year, well only me that buy the wii u 4 month ago. Ducked Yes, because every person in the entire world is going to buy a PS4, and not a Wii U because of the people you know are buying it. Yes, lets based the entire world wide sales based off of people you know in your area. oontz I’m not basing the entire world sales of this you idiot. I’m making an educated guess based on a group of gamers that I have questioned about this. I m sure the gamers I have spoken with aren’t the only ones who feel this way about the wii if current sales are anything to go on. Consumers speak with money and currently they’re not talking about PS4 Ducked An educated guess that’s not very educated. You just ducked out of your argument by simply changing what you said before? Okay, I’m out of this. oontz Are you handicapped? How is it not educated? I took a direct poll of my social/peer group and 0% are NOT buying a wiiu and 100% are buying a ps4. With this information I made the statement that “Every single person I’ve spoken to about gaming, EVERY SINGLE ONE is buying a PS4 when it releases” “You just ducked out of your argument by simply changing what you said before?” Can you read and understand the English language? I clearly said… “Every single person I’ve spoken to about gaming” At what point do I EVER say the entire world? You’re the ONLY ONE who mentioned “The entire world” Learn to read wanker. Ducked Your the one that came here and said that Wii U is going to fail because everyone you’ve spoke to is buying a PS4. Nothing about that is educated. No one I know has a 3DS. But guess what, it’s sold over 30 million units. So I guess someone else is buying it besides me. oontz WOW you are a complete moron! HA HA HA It’s painfully obvious you lack basic reading skills so I’ll re-write MY EXACT WORDS from above… “This in no way means the wiiu is going to fail” So how did me clearly saying the wiiu WOULDN’T FAIL… turn into the complete opposite in your brain? Are you dyslexic or something? Go back to school and learn to read. Ducked How’s the 6th grade going? There’s no editing when you get to high school you know 🙂 oontz Sorry you fail, yet again. I never edited that statement. My statement… “”This in no way means the wiiu is going to fail” was there A LONG TIME (days) before you even replied. It’s okay that you’re a loser who can’t read, or comprehend peoples words… we can’t all be winners. The least you could do is be mature about it an admit you made a mistake. Ducked I apologize, I misread your comment. oontz Thank you. I love my Wiiu, I wish it was doing better so we had more games, and I don’t think it will ever fail. But I really do think the PS4 will dominate the market this holiday. Ducked It probably will, but anything could happen. Wii U has a good chance of outselling the Xbox One. I’ll be buying my PS4 next Spring/Summer. So I’m rooting for both. DarkLegacy I found some good and bad news, I found Guest10000000000000/TheScienceEnthusiast1130 and we had an argument. if you want to look at the argument I had with him then it’s on here http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/killzone-shadow-fall-season-pass-detailed/ DarkLegacy So lets talk about school, what grades did you get? 0, high. alright next question, did you get into trouble by teachers like not working or anything. and last question, did you hate school? yes or no and explain why you hated it oontz “So lets talk about school, what grades did you get?” I have a Masters Degree in Art and Design. “did you get into trouble by teachers?” I often questioned things that I was being taught and when younger was sometimes bad in school. Overall though I was never in any serious trouble. “did you hate school?” No, it was a lot of hard work, but why would I hate an opportunity to grow my mind and expand my knowledge and skill sets? Why would anyone hate an opportunity to learn something new? DarkLegacy Sounds like you must’ve been better than me Majora’s Mask Expect zelda the others arent system sellers plus some of the games you have mentioned are thrird party so they re multi platform so they re doomed WHY WOULD SOMEONE PLAY COD ON WII U? Also sonic lost world is nintendo sega isnt making the game Nintendo is Mercurio2054 i play and preorder COD, AC4 AND other third partys for wii u be cause i don’t have another console, and don’t have plan to buy the 2 other ones. Ducked Exactly, plus I prefer COD on Wii U, it avoids if having to play split screen when my friends come over. Majora’s Mask I dont have either but i have a gaming pc so i guess that kinda counts and dont say consoles are better than pcs Ducked I listed 3rd party games, as saying Wii U has plenty of 3rd party games to offer as well. I didn’t count them as real system sellers. Zelda will be a big system seller, but expect Super Mario 3D World to be the biggest system seller. Ice Climbers Zelda isn’t that big of a seller anymore if you go by Skyward Sword’s sales. Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds could meet the same fate as Skyward Sword and not sell as much as they should. However, Skyward Sword’s sales could be due to people being burned out on Zelda from the rest of the stuff that was released that year for the 25th anniversary. Ducked Well Skyward Sword came out near the end of the Wii’s lifespan as well. I just think a lot of people were tired of the Wii. Majora’s Mask I understand but look at nsmbu a new mario game that is one of the worst selling mario games how would you expect 3d world to do any better? Ducked First of all because it’s 3D Mario, not 2D. It’s also the first ever 3D 4 player co-op Mario game in history. And Princess Peach is finally not getting kidnapped. The game has a lot of hype, the game would make me buy a Wii U. Majora’s Mask you dont have a wii u and you re at wii u daily?I need that twich emoticon who shows a man slapping his face…. For the record 2d mario games have far outsold 3d the first mario sold 45 million copies the best selling mario game Ducked My Wii U broke almost a month ago (which I mentioned in another article), of course you haven’t seen me say that. NSMBU came out just 3 years after NSMBWii came out, and 4 months after NSMB2. Why would NSBMU sell well? It was to similar to the last 2 releases. I believe Super Mario 3D World will bring a high crowd being the first 3D co-op Mario game, similar how NSMBWii brought a high crowd. But I could be wrong. A SNES Day Off If Nintendo actually marketed the Wii U in the U.K, it may be a different story. I have faith in Nintendo, but equally, I can’t sympathise too much when they’re not making people aware the product exists. jay Yeah WTF is wrong with Nintendo? CEObrainz I watch TV and I see adverts for Wii U stuff more than 3DS, although it could be partly due to the fact that I hardly watch the adverts. Mochlum I agree. The Wonderful 101 has gotten zero advertising anywhere. It is like they WANTED it to flop. Magnus Eriksson People know about it. They just dont care. Its not good enough, thats the reason people dont buy it. Every gamer knows about it, the non gamers wont buy it because they dont care. They dont care because its not interesting enough. Those people will rather play on mobile phones, tablets or their laptops. Maybe if N. can manage to make the Fit series interesting again, but else than that there is little hope. Some gamers might get it if it gets more games, but the last year of bad reviews, articles that announce its death and no 3rd party support etc have probably raised the bars. I think its unlikely that Nintendo will kickstart this project, I dont think they can either. We hear about lots of mor exciting stuff going on elsewhere. Oculus rift and its PS4 sibling for example. The pad seems just to old and boring compared to that… Pikachief I know quite a lot of people who still have no idea what a Wii U is here in America and I hear its a lot worse in Europe. Casuals are unaware o f its existence and the same people i know who call themselves gamers, %90 of the people i know who play games and also are getting PS4s cuz they think destiny, kh3, and ff15 are ps4 only, are the same people who have no idea what games are on wii u. Informed people of the internet are a small percentage of consumers. Magnus Eriksson Casuals yes, you are true there. But they have heard about it, but for some reason it never grabbed them. But if you look at the sales of GTA V. Dont you think those people who bought it also have heard of Wii U? And what are those games that are on Wii U? jay Buddy buddy… If EVERYONE knew about it, it would be flying off shelves. Most Wii fans don’t even know it exists. Check out “Reviewtechusa” on youtube he explains Wii fans shopping for new games don’t even know about it. Daniel Gonzalez It never states how many people don’t know about the Wii U, only that there are people who don’t know about it. I think the reason for the poor sales is lack of games. We can’t keep making excuses for the Wii U’s short comings. Fact is, whether people know about it or not, it’s suffering. There’s no question about that. jay Not sure if this is supposed to be bad news? The article itself shows that Wii U sales are rising month after month. Now imagine September sales after the price cut, then imagine October, Then Mario releases etc. etc. Not sure if the writer meant to spell doom here but he surely failed. CEObrainz It’s one of those: “It’s good but look, your competition is doing better” articles. Ducked It’s John Kinsley, what do you expect? Merrfn The numbers are horrible, but it could be classified as good news. The Wii U is on the mend it appears. jay I mean, the numbers could be a lot better, but I don’t see how a month to month increase is bad news…. Merrfn No the numbers are absolute shite. It really isn’t very good news, but if you are a glass half full type of guy, it could be perceived as good news. Daniel Gonzalez Agreed. It’s okay news, but I wouldn’t call it great news. When it’s past the 60K mark, then I’ll give Nintendo a bit more credit. Merrfn Yeah the sales suck. If you are a very positive person you can go: Sales are bollocks, but they are rising. Or you can just go: Sales are bollocks. gamesplayswill … As much as I love Nintendo… they really dropped the ball. But what pisses me the most was this: Developers are scared of losing money and are frankly losing their magic touch to games nowadays. Baum 「ツリー」 say that to all those small indie studios, that are putting all of their heart and a lot of effort (and of their little money) into those projects 😉 Also if you’re calling guys like Miyamoto, Aonuma, Sakurai or Kamiya “careful” in terms of new ideas and innovations, you’re nuts… gamesplayswill HA! If Miyamoto was careful then my name is Derrick Longbottom. Baum 「ツリー」 Well, I guess I’ll say “Nice to meet you Derrick” then… Please read the whole Thing next time, kay? gamesplayswill O.0 … what?… Errr… I think you should read through the convo again pal. XD Mr.beenybottom PAPER LUIGI! Jack5221 PS4 and Xbox One wont be that big a threat to Wii U in my opinion. I cancelled my PS4 pre-order simply because I see no reason to upgrade my PS3 so soon. And because I’d rather put that money towards my Wii Us game collection, this holiday season is going to be a good one. Plus, nearly every PS4 / Xbox One launch title is coming to PS3 and 360. Theres really no incentive for me to get a PS4 at launch or Xbox One at launch. (I always buy all 3 consoles.) Of course, there are those people that HAVE to be the first to have the newest gadget on the market. The way I see it, Xbox One and PS4 pre-orders will sell out, but over time sales will be low, REALLY low. Especially for Xbox since its priced at 500$. If the same games for PS4 / One keep getting released for PS3 / 360 then Sony and MS are going to have a very hard time selling their next gen consoles. Mercurio2054 you see… THAT’s the reason i say… 100% fans will upgrade, but reasonable fans will think about it. why to upgrade if “nearly every PS4 / Xbox One launch title is coming to PS3 and 360” Magnus Eriksson “Of course, there are certain things to be taken into consideration: the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 have been on the market for years and have a huge install base” So? How much did the Wii software sell? No mention of that in numbers as far as I can see. Adam Porter 3 times as much Magnus Eriksson About 700.000 then? Well that actually spells bad too compared to the other consoles :S jay But Wii has no games remember? http://www.computerandvideogames.com/380853/best-wii-games-the-50-classic-titles-you-need-to-revisit-on-your-wii-u/ FlashFan207 Very nice to see Wii U sales improving. There is so much to look forward to with this system. I just know this will be a success for Nintendo. There is no way that the public won’t be attracted to the stellar lineup that will be out by next spring. I don’t even have to list all the amazing titles. So excited!! Yen It’s kind of pointless to compare Wii U software sales to Wii Software sales since the Wii U can play Wii games. I’ve bought a few Wii games since the Wii U launch to play on my Wii U. Adam Porter sorry but how small do you think the uk is? there is about 63,000,000 people in the uk, about 20,000,000 are in the 10-30 year old range(basic gamer demographic), if software sales are 32000 then that means that only 0.16% of the gaming demographic in the uk are buying wiiU sofware in august at most, could be alot less. this is very very very bad news people. Merrfn It actually could be classified as good news. The numbers are HORRIBLE, but at least sale numbers are rising. Nintedward Installed base…………. It’s not a surprise that the nearly 7Million UK Wii’s managed to sell more software than Wiiu. 360,PS3 and Wii will soon vanish. Which will make way for the new generation!! Wiiu sales will climb and climb and climb till eventually in 5 years, they should be comparable to those wii sales. Magnus Eriksson Sometimes I must admire your optimism. You never lose faith do you? 🙂 Nintedward Well some people are overly pessimistic…. I like to think of myself as more of a realist. Wiiu has been out for 9 months in UK. Wii nearly 7 years. People by Just dance, Skylanders etc on Wii every day. Comparing todays PS360Wii sales to Wiiu is an unfair comparison. Comparing Wiiu sales to Xbone and PS4 sales in the same time frame is fair. Wiiu will sell like N64 maybe more. I recon about 40-50 Million units by the end of its life. Magnus Eriksson I hope you are right my friend. Wish I had your optimism too 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez I don’t see them reaching the Wii, but they certainly have a chance to get respectable sales. Optimism is good though. Keep it up. Zorpix *Doom and Gloom Article* *check author* Yup. Mitch Hall Wii U sales will pick up as more of the 1st party games are released – especially 3D World and Smash Bros. Speaking of game sales… now that I finally got a Wii U, I’m going to be loading up on all of the good Wii games I missed (my sister took my Wii a few years back.) So far I plan to get Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, No More Heroes 2, LoZ Skyward Sword, MadWorld, Sonic Colors, and Xenoblade Chronicles… any other suggestions? aldo2410 The Last Story is a really good game starwars360 Yes all of them is great plus get DK Country Returns, Metroid Prime 3, The Last Story, Super Paper Mario and there lots more. 🙂 jay Did you know despite media trolling Wii U and PC(duh) had the most high rated exclusives? Here’s a good start: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/380853/best-wii-games-the-50-classic-titles-you-need-to-revisit-on-your-wii-u/ WiiWare also has some gems like World of Goo, La Mulana, Art of Balance,the Art Style series, Rage of the Gladiator, Nyxquest, Tetris Party, Lost Winds etc. Magnus Eriksson Tetris VS GTA V? You are a joke. Get real. Iván Enrique Garcerant Tafur If Wii U is retro compatible with Wii, then is it possible that some of the Wii sales are from new Wii U owners, or not? Emii Thats possible. In my case I didn’t have a Wii but I’ve got a Wii U and I’m playing all those games I couldn’t (like ToZ TP and SS, Pikmin 2) Mochlum Nintendo, now you need to start your super-huge marketing campaign, with the WWHD bundle out. Make a 30-second commercial with 3 second clips from Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Sonic Lost World, Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U, M&S4, Super Mario 3D World, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (with release dates and prices for each). And at the end, show the Wii U, have a little caption saying “Nintendo’s brand new home console”, price, and a huge grid showing every single big hit Wii U game (including NSMBU, NSLU, Scribblenauts Unlimited/Unmasked, LEGO City, Monster Hunter, Game and Wario, Nintendo Land, Rayman Legends, Mario Kart, Wii Fit U, etc) . Seriously Nintendo, you HAVE to step up your game with the marketing. Julio This! Ice Climbers Agreed. Why is it that they have a Pokemon X/Y commercial on TV (and it has been for about a week or two) that is playing on multiple channels, yet I have not seen one commercial for W101 or Wind Waker HD? I saw the X/Y commercial on Comedy Central before I saw it on Nick or Cartoon Network. Mochlum Yeah, X and Y comes out in three weeks or so, and it barely needs advertising (just say “Pokemon on 3DS” and it will sell itself), but other things people may not know about? Nothing. Jacob D. Taylor I REALLY hate all of this comparison between the Wii U and its predecessor. Yes the Wii U is trailing the Wii but the Wii was a worldwide phenomenon. I am EXTREMELY excited for everyone to predict the XBone’s failure as it trails ITS predecessor!!! Boss Hoss Well at least it’s an improvement Nintenjoe82 It’s not surprising that a console with millions of units in homes and hundreds of cheap games is selling more software than one with 50,000 or so units in homes but they still need to do better. jay 50,000? The Wii U isn’t doing that bad bro XD Nintenjoe82 It sold 40,000 in UK at launch. How many has it sold since in UK? I’d be surprised if it had doubled that number yet. Daniel Gonzalez Doesn’t sound too high to me, but at least it’s an increase. Rinslowe Nintendo I think was holding off on an advertising blitz until these critical titles started to hit. Now they are all just around the corner, I don’t see why they aren’t blanketing the world in campaigns for Mario 3D world, Tropical Freeze and of course *specifically in the US right now WW HD… At the end of the day it’s adverts about the systems games that draw us gamers in, not the hardware on it’s own. Now is the time Ninty my good friend to shout from the roof tops why your IP’s are so damn legit!! Elizabeth Barton It might not be a bad thing that wii’s are still selling… Get rid of any surplus stock on the old console while the new one builds a library. The Wii has got to have a huge profit margin for them. However… I think Nintendo needs to sell the Wii’s they have and not put them out there anymore. A lot of those wii sales may have been wiiu sales if Nintendo wasn’t competing against itself. Also, I think its important to take into consideration that Nintendo was 1st out the gate in this economy. Its a whole new world out there, a lot of things have occurred financially and major changes have changed in the way that people are consuming media and especially gaming. Something tells me that next year at this time, Microsoft and Sony wont be looking so hot. only god can judge me I’m enjoying every minute of my wii u and definitely loving my new zelda bundle.I feel that with hands on experience the wii u is one of the best systems nintendo has ever made although sales may say otherwise they have a great device that has some cool features.There’s always doom and gloom surrounding every launch of a nintendo console because mainly critics want to see them fail and still nintendo delivers the best quality gaming experiences that you can’t experience nowhere else on this planet.Nintendo always is criticized for being innovative yet to me that’s when nintendo shines its best where as microsoft and sony go out there way to smash each other and find some way to mimic nintendo’s ideas.You should never judge a system before its full potential is reached because there still room for improvement with the wii u and their best years to come are still ahead so continue to enjoy your wii u and game it up until the fullest. Lovejit Marok I’m actually lov’in Rayman Legends on the wii u. Can’t wait for windwaker HD, 4th October… Check out my soundtrack http://soundcloud.com/lovey-shores/ducktales-remastered-intro/s-VE5nf FamicomPenguin Lack of advertising and consumer confusion are the two most fatal issues of the Wii U that could alone make the Wii U this generation’s failure if not resolved. The reason why Wii U sales have been abysmal so far is because: 1. People don’t know that the thing exists. 2. The people that do know that it exists, thinks it’s a tablet peripheral for the Wii. Have anyone of you ever seen more than 10 Wii U ads on television before? Ever? Or even 10 Wii U game ads? Nintendo isn’t even attempting to put a single 5 second message of the Wii U on television. I know advertising costs money, but then maybe they can explain why the 3DS is getting a lot more spotlight in the gaming public than the Wii U. Second, Nintendo needs to stop the obsession with the Gamepad. Nintendo has put so much spotlight on the Gamepad over the games and the console itself that casuals AKA 96% of the Wii install base, think it’s some kind of tablet peripheral for the Wii. If you take a look at any of Nintendo’s images of the Wii U, the Gamepad is covering 70% of the console itself. But that doesn’t stop there. Every Wii U ad that’s out there, which maybe equal to about 4, never shows the actual console, but instead show people playing with the Gamepad. Nintendo so far is putting 98% of the Wii U emphasis on the Gamepad, 0.5% on the console, and 1.5% on the games. That needs to be changed. It needs to be 45% emphasizing that it’s a new console, 45% emphasizing the new Wii U games, and 10% on the Gamepad. From now on, they should start a heavy Wii U advertising campaign that has more TV ads for the Wii U, that shows that the Wii U is a new console. They show have promotional films sent across the country, and they should from now on heavily advertise the new games. I want the Wii U to succeed. So far, Nintendo has done mostly right decisions for the Wii U, like having a price drop, and releasing a bunch of games this holiday season. But Nintendo seems to be completely blind to the fact that 90% of casuals out there don’t know about the Wii U, or they think it’s a tablet for the Wii. If Nintendo resolved this issue at launch, Wii U sales could be at 8 million so far. My hope for Nintendo locating this issue is slowly withering everyday. I really hope someone at Nintendo sees this comment. Or at least someone here can send out the message to the masses. Negatron99 Even though I own one, I’m tempted to ask “What’s a Wii U?” sometimes. Been on the PS3 more recently. Come on October 4th I need wind waker. Marcos Crill Colon Wii u wii be fine once the other 2 consoles come out and people conpare titles and prices …..cause buying a wii u right now is a sweet deal compared to the other console prices and they don’t include no games in (U.S.A …)and you have to pay for there online plus nintendos tvii service is way better then what xbox one or sony is doing there just using voice controls but you still need a phone or tablet and that’s tied to a subscription (Xbox live) …..truth is its ms and Sony fans that are missing out on nintendos exclusives vs Nintendo fans losing… cause mostly every big 3rd party game is coming to wii u this year besides GTA V …but they not get to play dk, Mario, scribblenauts ,sonic wonderful , 101 Pikmin etc … Its next year that Nintendo might have a problem going up against ms and sonys exclusive console sellers like god of war and halo etc hopefully Mario kart ,smash bro, and bayo 2 are good enough not to mention the new Zelda that’s soon to be revealed soon also they could drop the wii u price again next year being as its been out long enough so maybe production cost can go down by then …but they will be fine the 3ds will make them money untill wii u picks up trust me 🙂 oontz http://www.wikihow.com/Use-English-Punctuation-Correctly John Goatbirth Rayman Legends and The Wonderful 101 are also fantastic titles. Along with Pikmin 3 and the upcoming Nintendo titles I don’t see what everyone’s problm is with the Wii U – how many games can you actually buy and have time to play? I have a busy working life and only have the weekends free. I’m going to spend that on Nintendo’s amazing titles, thanks. Fred I’m with you I bought my Wii U on launch day and I’ve never felt I had nothing to play. vvvvv1v http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2t0Fr_-Ba0 yes my eyes were fooled Ernie Sanguyo They really need to change the prices between digital and physical copy. Haven’t them both same prices is kind of rediculous to me. Fred If you live in the US you can get the games cheaper on the eShop if you use the Deluxe Digital Promotion. I used the $5 from buying Rayman Legends when i bought Zelda and I used the $5 from buying Game and Wario when I bought Rayman Legends so I got Rayman Legends for $55 and Zelda for $45. Tom Greene METROID!!!!!!! STARFOX!!!!!!!!! FZERO!!!!!!!! Teplán Csaba Nintendo should cut game prices. Elem187 They have a lot of new games under $50 on the shelf already for Wii U, with more on the way. Zach Seigel Have there been any adverts for the Wind Waker? palomino blue How bad for Nintendo is it really the Wii software is outselling Wii U software? Nintendo is still pulling that revenue, and those games are playable on the Wii U anyway. As long as sales are rising, I wouldn’t get too worried. Elem187 Maybe next time Nintendo will have some software ready. The console is fantastic, it just needs software to show people why its fantastic. NextChannelGames Shantae Half Genie Hero on KickStarter is almost there to its goal to be on all consoles! Be sure to help support it! Elem187 The Wii U will be fine this holiday season, people need to relax, take a deep deep breath…. Wii U will be cheapest console of the 3, with the most exclusives, with the most colorful game cases on the shelf, with the most included freebies in the box.. also with quite a few games that are $50 or less (Game/Wario, Wii Fit U, Wii U Party, Zelda WWHD, DK, and $10 Wii Sports game on eShop) Most parents will gravitate towards the Wii U because it will offer the better value than the other two, and lets be honest, its parents who have the majority of buying power when it comes to the holidays… Little Johnny might ask for a xBone, but $500 without a free game, it comes to almost $600??? Parents will give them the Wii U and tell them to shut it because Santa Clause doesn’t have much money this year because the Obama economy is about take another drop in employment. Papacheeks GTA V says HI with over 1 Billion in sales for 1 weak. With PS3 GTA V bundles among other things, it’s going to be hard for even family’s to look at the Wii U and then look at XBox, or Playstation and see a better media device with more games at a cheaper price. Kevin Sepulveda I don’t think It’s fair to compare how the Wii U is doing now compared to how the Xbox360 and or PS3 are doing. Its obvious the Wii U is doing the worse. Everyone knows that its not new and isn’t going to change over night. We should compare how it was doing against the 360 or PS3 during the same time frame. So how was the xbox360 doing when it was this far down the road compared to the Wii U? I know this artical does ,mention that but everyone should see it that way. I don’t know if it was doing better or worse back then but It should only be looked at that way. Ice Climbers Meanwhile the 3DS continues to dominate sales charts and is set to crush the PS4 and XB1 in sales this holiday season. Leo “so far this year, games on the Wii have outsold the Wii U 3 to 1 in the UK” – well, the same will happen with PS4 and XB1 for at least a year or more. Its just logical that the current systems sells more than next gen systems since it takes time for a fully transition. Leo Not to mention backwards software compatibility for the WiiU SkullScience Nintendo made the same mistake with the 3DS at first, didn’t kill the DS off so 3DS had a stuttering start. Now the Wii U is having the same problem, imagine if even just 50% of Wii owners went to Wii U, the fundamental difference in the success of the Wii U would be today. The 3DS recovered, but didn’t have a change in demographic rivalry, was and still is the Vita. The problem with Nintendo not being ruthless with the Wii is that now PS4 and XBone are upon us. When the 360 was released Microsoft killed the Xbox stone dead, ruthless but effective!! The rest is history!! Nintendo are too stubborn and arrogant to learn from their mistakes it seems.