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Submitted by NonShinyGoose 660d ago | article

A rough week for Nintendo (UK charts)

GamesAsylum rounds-up this week's UK charts. It's not a very good week for Nintendo, that's for sure. (3DS, NintendoLand, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

evilbart  +   660d ago
With only a few hundred thousand wii u's sold in the UK and probably a lot of them sitting under christmas trees how can they compare sales of software against the xbox and ps3 with a 70 million install base.
Its simple maths i dont understand the constant wave of negative wii u articles i think the system is amazing and am really enjoying it
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NonShinyGoose  +   660d ago
Who is comparing the sales against Xbox and PS3? There's nothing of the sort in that article.

It isn't even a purposely negative story - it's just a round-up of the UK charts. What you see in the story are facts.

Moreover, what about Paper Mario on 3DS entering at #40? There are hundreds of thousands of 3DS consoles out there now. The game has got off to a bad start so we're reporting it.
Game-Modo  +   660d ago
The Paper Mario series has never been a big seller in the UK (worked at a video game shop for years and this was always the case when a new Paper Mario came out in the UK). Also Nintendo have barely advertised it. I know people who love the game and had no idea a new one was coming out on the 3DS.
lazyboyblue  +   660d ago
40k they sold. They wish they'd sold hundreds of thousands in the uk.
You're right though, it's a great machine.
evilbart  +   660d ago
Your title says 'A rough week for Nintendo' when in reality the percentage of games sold to systems owned is on par with xbox and ps3 so how is it a rough week for Nintendo,it's a brand new console obviously the games are going to be low in the charts untill the install base signifinetely increses
NonShinyGoose  +   660d ago
The headline is "A rough week for Nintendo" because two of their games have dropped significantly and a big new release has entered at a lowly #40.

How is that *not* a rough week?
wiiulee  +   660d ago
haters come out of nowhere with silly articles,...last i checked the wiiu is not even a week old
MmaFan-Qc  +   660d ago
for a brand new console, its a bad way to start.

sorry to burst your bubble.
FriedGoat  +   660d ago
too true
evilbart  +   660d ago
Well you would have to burst five of my bubbles you are the one with only a single bubble
NonShinyGoose  +   660d ago
Nintendo told Eurogamer they expected WiiU games to enter the top 5. They didn't even make top 10. For Nintendo Land to drop to 20 must be disappointing.

We're loving the WiiU so far - there's no hate here.
MsmackyM  +   660d ago
Dumb article, who really expects Wii U software to top charts this early in the console's life.
Nodoze  +   660d ago
Does the pack in version of Nintendoland count? If not I would not judge Nintendoland sales as over 60% of sell through is on the deluxe model with NL packed in.

Also Paper Mario Sticker Star just does not look that good at all. The reviews have even stated it is not the best title.

I guess people forget that this is a long game, and not a sprint.
MasterCornholio  +   660d ago
A nintendo game flopping? Thats impossible.

Motorola razr i
stuntman_mike  +   660d ago
the reason paper Mario inst doing so well is because they have more or less got rid of the RPG elements and now its just another plat former of sorts. I'm disappointed with it as I thought it would be a return to the thousand year door style of play but on handheld systems.
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ronin4life  +   660d ago
Seeing Blops: Declassified at the top of the Vita Chart is horrendously disappointing and vomit inducing...
>.>

Furthermore, not a single Vita game made the list, despite Europe potentially being its best market. While the two can't really be compared based on their respective situations, it does put the situation in a different light.

EDIT(sorry for the constant additions... this should be the last one)
Further-FURTHER more, the wiiu has a very limited number of hardware allotments for Europe. There is a definite sales cap, though what it is I don't know.
If you can't buy the hardware, you won't be buying the games.
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   660d ago
What does the Vita have to do with this article?
ronin4life  +   660d ago
He posted a link to the vita top 10 in the article. This IS NOT a "Nintendo" story but a sales week story with a Nintendo headline.
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   660d ago
Yea, in reference to the Sonic kart game other than that it is mainly a Nintendo article. Learn context, it seems like your just trying to cushion the "negative" nintendo news of the article with the PSVita situation, which is stupid.
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ronin4life  +   660d ago
Eh, a teeny bit ~ͺ^

It has lots of info on the other games too. The second paragraph opens with a CoD update. This is a sales story focusing on wiiu because the wiiu just launched. If it was JUST a nintendo story mention of vita would have happened at all, and a recap of everything else would have been secondary and used as a comparison.

Vita only came up from me because of that link in the story itself and... what was on top. >.>
I said myself That I wasn't comparing numbers directly, as one is a launch and the other a near year old console, but if you want another perspective ("to put it in perspective" from my previous comment) it doesn't seem bad at all to me to have several exclusives in the top 40 across your newest consoles when your competitors newest console doesn't even chart.
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millzy102  +   659d ago
America and Japan got loads more stock than Europe, Japan alone sold over 300,000 compared the launch allocation of 30k for UK we had less than Americas allocation for the whole of Europe what does that say plus alot of people are waiting for rayman. monster hunter and pikmin before they purchase a Wii u
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stuntman_mike  +   660d ago
I pre ordered mine here in the UK with AC3, BLOPS 2, and ZombiU and they're awesome and I'm loving it so far.
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millzy102  +   660d ago
all the ones at top are multiplatform some of which include the Wii u and Nintendo has the only exclusives apart from book of spells which is still beaten by Mario bross 2 (ok not wii u but still Nintendo) and 2 forza games and a dance game (again beaten by Nintendo) there's 6 nintendo exclusives go down the list. so is this a bad week for Sony with only 1 exclusive and microsoft with 3 (one being a shitty dance game) on list as third party multiplatform titled don't relate to a console in particular. are people ignoring this or not actually checking the list.
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metroidfusion2  +   660d ago
The wii u sales will be huge next year there are several big name titles and ports coming to the wii u and I'm sure more surprises and the same for the 3ds
DivineAssault  +   660d ago
people refuse to believe that wii u isnt impressing too many ppl beyond its fanbase.. Lets wait n see all of europes numbers before judging tho
millzy102  +   659d ago
the point is it does when people actually play it. 4 people played mine who hated it before playing now they love it and thinking about getting one. you cant just look at something and say its shit until you try out for your selves.
3-4-5  +   660d ago
un truth
NirvanaInChains  +   660d ago
Well they are missing out i just bought a wii u this weekend. Alot of fun.

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