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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by jweinraub on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 16:15 UTC
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you know people been saying nintendo is on its way out now for years. i can't believe people still publish this hyperbole! on an os news site even! they're entirely different markets. nintendo sitll has buckets of cash. they're going nowhere any time soon. it would been expected that ps4 would outself wii u. anybody could had predicted that. people are annoyed that the wii u is what the wii should of had been. there is no upscaling of previous wii games so that sucks. other than that, i am waiting on zelda, as in original content zelda not a gamecube remake. problem is, publishers wont make games unless the console is selling and people wont buy a system until there's a good library-hence the catch 22. though now it is HD, why bother getting a game on the wii u when you can get the same game on a ps4/xbox. it is the first party games people want and nintendo needs to start making games. that is their biggest problem.

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by SitrucKram on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 19:26 in reply to "smh"
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It's not necessarily the first-party games that most people want. Yes, maybe some people are content with playing the 50th Mario game in succession, but I'm not. I speak for a group of people that want good games, regardless of who makes them, with controls that aren't batshit insane to operate. I like Mario - I really do. I think it stands for some of the highest quality in game development, but there's only so much time that can be spent smashing little mushroom-headed baddies. Nintendo needs to evolve and grow-up with the group of people that supported them. Nostalgia only gets you so far.

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