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: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 12:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

The obliteration refers to the Wii U, not Nintendo.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 12:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I know, but I was talking in general. Surf the media sites and it's not that hard to find an article stating this obliterated that or that destroyed this.

The hyperbole has become media fashion, but it's not something I enjoy and I don't think it adds anything to the story apart from making it seem more sensational than it actually is.

The PS4 can outsell the Wii-U by a wide margin or even a huge one, but nothing got obliterated.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Soulbender on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 13:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

but nothing got obliterated.


Except your faith in online media.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by reduz on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 13:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

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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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by WorknMan on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 17:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

The obliteration refers to the Wii U, not Nintendo.


I'm not really much of a gamer anymore, but if I were, the Wii-U would be a no-brainer this holiday:

http://reviewlagoon.com/the-next-gen-console-wars-the-ultimate-ques...

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