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    Weak sales confirmed by Nintendo - Ruh Roh!

    This doesn't bode well for Nintendo. When I bought my Wii in spring of 2007, it was sold out everywhere and I had to buy a bundle with like 5 games in it. In that bundle, everything was full price. The stores had the leverage because of the supply/demand issues. Now, just a month after launch and they're selling bundles with FREE games?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nintendo...&CJPID=1312731
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    Doesn't bode well for Nintendo? In the first 4 weeks, the Wii U sold 1.8 million units. The Xbox 360 sold 940,000. This is certainly not a sign that Nintendo is struggling and needs bundles to sell their console.
    http://wiiudaily.com/2012/12/nintend...an-ps3-or-360/

    This is just Best Buy trying to get people to buy from their store over others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Doesn't bode well for Nintendo? In the first 4 weeks, the Wii U sold 1.8 million units. The Xbox 360 sold 940,000. This is certainly not a sign that Nintendo is struggling and needs bundles to sell their console.
    http://wiiudaily.com/2012/12/nintend...an-ps3-or-360/

    This is just Best Buy trying to get people to buy from their store over others.
    Nintendo has to sign off on these promos. Best Buy can't do this without approval. This means that the supply channels are chokes with products and that they are desperate to dump inventory... Also, nintendos stock price is falling because illegal insider trading is happening and the large funds are selling before anyone else know. These guys are criminals. Same thing happened with thq. I have a long post about it. That's not to say Nintendo is going out of business just that some bad news is coming during their next cc.

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    After reading the article more closely, it seems obvious that the Wii U has already sold all it's going to sell. It was in stock all Christmas season so anyone that wanted it would have bought it. This means that demand has been reached and no more units will sell until free games or pricing discounts are given. The original Wii sold 4 million during the holiday season and it sold out the entire time, meaning that demand wasn't met so they sold every console they made. Not so with the Wii U. If you think they'd be giving away free games with the console purchase if the thing sold out or was near sold out, you have no understanding of the way company's sell products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Typical guy View Post
    If you think they'd be giving away free games with the console purchase if the thing sold out or was near sold out, you have no understanding of the way company's sell products.
    I know exactly how companies sell products. I also know that some companies pay for exclusive package deals..... I also know that the Wii U is the fastest selling console in the past decade.

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    Probably because Best Buy is mostly just selling Deluxes so they need to move their Basic stock somehow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    Probably because Best Buy is mostly just selling Deluxes so they need to move their Basic stock somehow.
    That's what I'm thinking as well. Personally I don't see the value in the basic set the deluxe comes with more value for an extra 50 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    That's what I'm thinking as well. Personally I don't see the value in the basic set the deluxe comes with more value for an extra 50 bucks.
    I think they vastly overestimated demand for the basic. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the first step in eliminating that line. Even if they decide to keep the basic around, it's clear that they can't sell them and they made way too many. No doubt they're trying to cut their losses during the same quarter as the thing launched to hide their screw up in the quarterly numbers.

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    why is this even important
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    I know exactly how companies sell products. I also know that some companies pay for exclusive package deals..... I also know that the Wii U is the fastest selling console in the past decade.
    If you understand these things then kindly explain why the best selling console in history or whatever you claim has any kind of deal associated with it. That is by no means standard practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typical guy View Post
    If you understand these things then kindly explain why the best selling console in history or whatever you claim has any kind of deal associated with it. That is by no means standard practice.
    There could be numerous reasons. Maybe nobody is buying that $#@!ty Nintendoland game by itself and Best Buy figured bundling it with the basic edition would push more 8gb models. Not to mention that Nintendoland is basically pure profit.

    Since the Wii U is the fastest selling console, thus far. It would be ridiculous to think that this bundle has anything to do with the lack of unit sales.
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    Could possibly be the case with the basic set its been over produced and not selling as well as the deluxe model. That's a reasonable assumption.

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    i bought the premium model with nintendo land on release.... still havent even opened the box, lol. not sure why i bought the damn thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneJ View Post
    i bought the premium model with nintendo land on release.... still havent even opened the box, lol. not sure why i bought the damn thing
    You paid $349.99 for a system without knowing why you bought it? Open it up and enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    You paid $349.99 for a system without knowing why you bought it? Open it up and enjoy it.
    i thought i wanted it... got it home, looked at the box and went, meh. tried to return it the next day, but the store said they return everything bar consoles :S
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    I honestly wouldn't buy nintendo land stand alone I mean its fun as $#@! but u need atleast 3 to 4 people playing to get the most outta the game.

    They should bundle that ish like they did wii sports with all Wii U's lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    I honestly wouldn't buy nintendo land stand alone I mean its fun as $#@! but u need atleast 3 to 4 people playing to get the most outta the game.

    They should bundle that ish like they did wii sports with all Wii U's lol
    That's why I held off getting the deluxe. Nintendoland isn't for me. It's just me and my wife. I'll eventually get it because it looks fun, but I wouldn't get the most out of it. I just used that $50 and got ZombiU instead!
    And as others have said, I think this is more to do with the basic specifically instead of the Wii U in general. On launch morning, there were at least 15 or 20 people in line and I was one of the only ones getting the basic.
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    does this include the 350 gig hard drive needed to play the game because the system update eats the 3.2 gigs that was free on the 8 gig console and the game requires 3.2 gigs including updates

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    this is not good for the basic wii u. nintendo should have never came out with the baisc. i might jump on this deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy View Post
    this is not good for the basic wii u. nintendo should have never came out with the baisc. i might jump on this deal
    I like the basic model because I like the white better than the black. Black gets too dirty. I do wish Nintendo decided to make them both deluxe packages though, especially since it was only a $50 difference.

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    Another thread on something that is not really important

    It does not stop anyone buying or playing the system, does it
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    anybody that gets a wiiu will get a usb hard drive anyways, if i get the wii u i will get a 1 TB usb drive for like 79 dollars from amazon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneJ View Post
    i thought i wanted it... got it home, looked at the box and went, meh. tried to return it the next day, but the store said they return everything bar consoles :S
    What store doesn't except returns on unused unopened products with a reciept 1 day after purchase o_O? That don't sound right to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by faaeng View Post
    What store doesn't except returns on unused unopened products with a reciept 1 day after purchase o_O? That don't sound right to me...
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