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Wii Outselling Wii U, Only 160,000 Units Shipped Last Quarter 212

rescendent writes with news that the Wii U still isn't selling very well. From the article: "Nintendo's Wii U console sold only 160,000 units worldwide during the past three months, with the company blaming a lack of first-party releases for the poor performance. Software sales for the system were just 1.3 million units. During the period Nintendo sold 90,000 Wii U consoles in Japan, 60,000 in the US and only 10,000 in Europe and Australia." El Reg reports that the Wii sold 210,000 units in the same quarter. On the bright side, Nintendo is once again profitable.
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Wii Outselling Wii U, Only 160,000 Units Shipped Last Quarter

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  • Re:Ironic (Score:5, Informative)

    by JWW ( 79176 ) on Wednesday July 31, 2013 @12:58PM (#44436961)

    It is ironic, but its also a correct analysis.

    As a Wii U owner games I would like to see on the Wii U are:

    New Mario Kart
    New Mario Galaxy
    New/Relaunched Metroid
    New Paper Mario game
    New Mario Party game
    New Zelda FPS style game

    But NONE of these titles exist!! As a long time Nintendo fan, I'd buy all of these, but they didn't even bother to make and have them ready by the Wii U launch!!

    Also, the migration from the Wii to the Wii U was so customer hostile that we don't play Wii games on the Wii U, we fire up the Wii and use that. One time, one direction game data transfer!! Fuck that shit!! One of the worst customer decisions ever by Nintendo. On the Wii you could plug in the cartridge from your gamecube to access the saved game data, why the hell won't the Wii U and Wii allow you to move Wii save game data back and forth on a SIM card. Oh, what's that Nintendo? Piracy, you say? Well Fuck you there too! I'm a customer who's fairly committed to your stuff who is getting rapidly disillusioned.

  • EXACTLY! (Score:4, Informative)

    by bussdriver ( 620565 ) on Wednesday July 31, 2013 @01:00PM (#44436983)

    They are so paranoid about compatibility because of their history of designing things around fixed hardware to get the most out of it (including saving time NOT testing software for such changes.)

    Nintendo could simply create an OPTION to run Wii games in full emulation mode or enhanced mode - and let the user set the option; default to the safe option. Later, with enough feedback online (a simple forum or poll online) could allow them to update their software with a list of safe games to run in enhanced mode.

    OR they could continue to think like the music and movie industry and expect people to buy replacements... then NOT release HD versions of their old games-- Nintendo rarely ever remakes anything, just a few zelda games and the rest is all emulated.

  • Re:Ironic (Score:2, Informative)

    by DrXym ( 126579 ) on Wednesday July 31, 2013 @01:52PM (#44437597)
    That's a pretty lame argument since it presupposes that the 360 and PS3 are somehow not "fun" or that the Wii U is imbued with more "fun". Which is clearly not the case.

It seems intuitively obvious to me, which means that it might be wrong. -- Chris Torek