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    Nintendo: 160,000 Wii Us sold globally in past three months

    Thought this would already been posted but....

    Software sales just over 1 million units for new console system


    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.

    In the previous three months Wii U sales were 390,000 hardware units and 13.42 million games, which left the company short of it's projected 4 million sales in the financial year.

    For the three months ended June 30 net sales were up 3.8 per cent to 81.5 billion ($832.6m / 547.5m) with net profit at 8.6 billion ($88m / 57.9m), compared to a loss of 17.2 billion for the same period last year.

    Nintendo suffered an operating loss during the period of 4.9 billion ($50.2m / 33m) due to research and development for the Wii U and increased marketing costs overseas for the 3DS.

    Despite the low numbers the company remains bullish, sticking with full-year estimates of 9 million hardware units sold and 38 million games for the Wii U.

    It was the 3DS that performed better for the company, with hardware sales of 1.4 million units and game sales just over 11 million.

    The ageing Wii console managed to outsell its successor during the three months, with 210,000 units and 3.67 million games sold.

    Looking at 3DS game sales, Nintendo revealed that Tomodachi Collection has sold 3.91 million units since release in March. Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which released last financial year in Japan and became a 3 million unit seller, has sold a further 1.54 million units, 1.19 million of which are from overseas sales since release in Europe and the US this June.

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, released in March, has sold 1.43 million units, while Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D "has been well received," according to the company.
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    Needs price drop and better library of games. It seems that their tablet idea didn't work as well as they hoped.







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    Damn. That is abysmal. They need to do something to try and get this thing going. I think like Fon said, they are in dire need of a price drop.




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    It's tracking worse than the gamecube. They're in trouble with no price drop.


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    Might be time to abandon the Wii name brand. Start fresh, get back on track with Nintendo games and just make it work.

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    It's a good system, just not enough quality games to make someone say the gotta' have it.

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    Last home console from them, it makes sense to go handheld only at this point the 3DS is selling and profiting nicely. Pretty much all their IPs can work on there now too with the new Smash Bros. being on it, that wasn't really possible with the GBA and not quite with the DS.

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    If I hadn't bought it at launch, I wouldn't buy it now.




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    price needs to come down and better titles needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Might be time to abandon the Wii name brand. Start fresh, get back on track with Nintendo games and just make it work.
    They should go back to NES(Nintendo Entertainment System). I think it's a much better fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub-stance1 View Post
    they should go back to nes(nintendo entertainment system). I think it's a much better fit.
    nes hd?

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    forsaken by the casuals

    The hardcore(well, guys interested in 1st party) will be there. Is it enough tho? 3rd party is next to none on the wiiu.


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    Get out of that motion control gimmicky crap, go back to your roots. That will give the money gifs a rebirth.




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    It's sad to see this happen to Nintendo of all companies, but they did this to themselves. A price drop may keep it floating until some successful first-party titles release, but I'm starting to doubt even those can pull this bird up. Hopefully it forces them to actually give a damn and try next time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    forsaken by the casuals
    It was a massive oversight that they should have seen coming. Casuals don't follow brands, and most have jumped over to the handheld market now. I don't know what the hell Nintendo was thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    It was a massive oversight that they should have seen coming. Casuals don't follow brands, and most have jumped over to the handheld market now. I don't know what the hell Nintendo was thinking.
    I agree. It's been somewhat like "Nintendo, are you f'n serious with this?" since the reveal. The market they tried to capture with the tablet controller are already gaming on handhelds(like you stated).

    The WiiU's power is also a problem. For 3rd party, it's not worth adapting their current gen engines for the WiiU's small install base compared to the 160million ps3/360 market. Plus the WiiU isn't strong enough to handle the engines made for the ps4/xbone/pc and that is a huge problem. Certain things that took months(WiiU/current gen) now only takes a few weeks(next gen) to develop. There's no way they're going to make it harder on themselves when there's no need to.

    Nintendo screwed up bad with their year headstart.


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