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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Wii UK
by Chrispynutt on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 16:25 UTC
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* Sounds and looks like a peripheral for the Wii not a console. Confused many people. Especially as the remotes are the same, but the tablet thing is not.

* People bought Wii's like they buy monopoly and scrabble. Once to bring out at parties. I don't see them buying again.

* Wii U is as or less powerful than a PS3 or 360. It's support from publishers has been hand me down old gen games. Right now there is no point developing an old gen game when the PS4 and X-One seem to be shifting.

* The UK has a vastly different gaming history than Japan or America. Our 80s and early 90s games machines were the ZX Spectrum, C64, Amiga and other micro computers. There was a window from around 1992-96 when the SNES did get popular, but the Megadrive was equally popular. There are people like myself with no nostalgia or love for Nintendo (despite many attempts to get on the wagon).

So they brought a confusingly titled product to a market that had already been met to people with no rose tinted specs for their product.

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