Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jul 2013 12:28 UTC
Games

Just 160,000 Wii U consoles were sold worldwide between April and June, along with 1.03 million software units. The figure is a 51.3 percent decrease on last quarter; the console has now sold 3.61 million units around the world despite Nintendo's initial prediction of 5.5 million systems moved by the end of March.

To put the 160000 figure in perspective - Microsoft sold 140000 Xbox 360s in just the US, in June alone, and that's after a sharp sales drop, for a console that's 8 years old. Nintendo is not doing well.

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Nintendo will be fine.
by TM99 on Wed 31st Jul 2013 13:55 UTC
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2012-08-26

They aren't trying to compete with the PS4 and the Xbox One. Once those come out, Microsoft and Sony will be competing with themselves. Do I buy a PS3 or a PS4 which can't play all of the PS3 titles still coming out? Do I risk, after all of the bullshit at E3, investing in the costs of an Xbox One when there are still so many questions unanswered concerning it?

New WiiU titles are coming this fall, winter, and spring. Those who purchase Nintendo consoles to get Nintendo franchise games are patient.

While games are talked about here, this is not a 'gamers' site. Those that I am on, the repeated posts go something like this: "I can't afford a new PS4 when it comes out especially since I have a large PS3 library. I won't get an Xbox One! I will wait for the first price drop on the WiiU. I look forward to their new titles coming later this year."

Yup, that describes me to a tee as well. We shall see, but I am not betting on Nintendo's demise just yet. ;)

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RE: Nintendo will be fine.
by WorknMan on Wed 31st Jul 2013 15:36 in reply to "Nintendo will be fine. "
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

While games are talked about here, this is not a 'gamers' site. Those that I am on, the repeated posts go something like this: "I can't afford a new PS4 when it comes out especially since I have a large PS3 library. I won't get an Xbox One! I will wait for the first price drop on the WiiU. I look forward to their new titles coming later this year."


Yup, some of my friends on G+ who are die hard Nintendo fanboys, are saying the same thing. And the sad thing is, they're usually right. The tech press predicted doom and gloom for the Wii and 3DS, and then look what happened. Nintendo are Apple-like in their ability to build up a rabid fan base. In fact, they could put turds in a box, and as long as Mario or Zelda was on the cover, could have people lined up around the block.

So, I'll never count Nintendo out, even though I'll admit it would give me a bit of satisfaction to see them fail, if only so I wouldn't have to see 5,000 'I told you so' post on G+ for the next several months, if they manage to turn it around ;)

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RE: Nintendo will be fine.
by BluenoseJake on Thu 1st Aug 2013 00:45 in reply to "Nintendo will be fine. "
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

What unanswered questions are there about the xbox one? The used game question was answered, the hardware is well described, the online experience will be similar to today, the developer situation is well explained.

I'm not really sure what you mean.

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