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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Twin Peaks
by M.Onty on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 17:37 UTC
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Nintendo's console business (excluding handhelds) went into immediate decline after the NES, only perking up again with the Wii. All the intervening consoles --- even the SNES --- sold at least 10 million less than their predecessors.

Its true they seem to be gunning for a new low with the WiiU, but they'll bounce back again. Eventually.

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