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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by atsureki on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 15:13 UTC
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It's amazing to hear that the WiiU, and somewhat heartening to hear that only the WiiU, is doing that poorly. Unfortunately the other comparisons are meaningless; during launch window scarcity, these numbers are literally just how many were distributed to the UK. PS4's lead speaks highly of its production and distribution efficiency, but says nothing of its longevity or overall demand.

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by _txf_ on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 18:49 in reply to "and statistics"
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2008-03-17

PS4's lead speaks highly of its production and distribution efficiency, but says nothing of its longevity or overall demand.


Well, If Nintendo cannot sell enough consoles despite not being production limited.

One has to wonder how many consoles Sony and MS might have sold had they not been limited. Some analysts seem to project that there will be supply limits all the way to March. Sony Predicts it will sell 5M up to March. That is more than The WiiU has sold to Date.

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