Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 11:44 UTC

Not only did the PlayStation 4 outsell the Xbox One in its first weekend by about 100000 units in the UK, it completely obliterated the Wii U.

The numbers are even bleaker for Nintendo - its year of Wii U sales have now been trounced in a weekend by both next-gen machines. More people bought a PS4 and a copy of Knack over the weekend than bought a Wii U at any point over the past year and new release Super Mario 3D World.

If not even a Mario game can save a Nintendo console, you know something's up. People, Nintendo is in deep, deep trouble.

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by SitrucKram on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 13:42 UTC
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I just can't help but think that this is Nintendo's fault. The advertising campaign for the WiiU might as well have not existed in the first place. I always thought the Wii and WiiU were cool consoles, but I never really had any friends that wanted to play them with me.

It almost seems like they take their IPs that people have known for decades more seriously than actually competing with Sony and Microsoft. In my eyes, Nintendo just isn't 'cool' anymore. They used to stand for the clean, robust standard in console gaming, but now they are more of the bargain basement option for people that want a box to collect dust.

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