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

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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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by reduz on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
reduz
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The success of the PS4 launch is to be expected. I recently had a business lunch with a Sony (Playstation) executive. He explained it very clearly.

A lot of media considers this to be the last console generation, but Sony's view on the industry is that all the fragmentation and casual gaming boom that started with the Wii and iOS devices less than a decade ago, were actually entry points for new players that will, in the long term look for more complex and compelling experiences.

About Nintendo, the 3DS is a cash cow and must have device at this point, but their development process for big budget games (WiiU) is what is getting them in trouble.

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