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Analyst: Wii U GameStop sales below expectations

GS:Sterne Agee industry watcher says hardware and software sales for Nintendo's latest fall short during holiday period at speciality retailer.

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LOL_WUT1364d ago

"Our conclusion is the Nintendo Wii U launch has been slightly disappointing,"

Ouch! ;) Nintendo need to lower the prices of each port they have. Why would anyone want to buy a port that offers little to nothing over the other consoles, and on top of that costs more? While their at it lower the price of the Wii U. Nintendo need to step their game up!

dedicatedtogamers1364d ago

Even Nintendo's Iwata said "we do not expect the WiiU to sell like the Wii. But we believe that success is not simply judged by sales numbers".

Take that for what you will, but it's clear that the WiiU generation is going to be yet another generation where Nintendo just coasts along.

miyamoto1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

"But we believe that success is not simply judged by sales numbers".

oh that may not go well with many Nintendo fans here.

that statement just burns their numero uno source of pride,
their numero uno trump card to win an argument and
reason for happiness in life

Kevin ButIer1364d ago

WiiU launch is slightly disappointing when compared to Wii. It doesn't feel ground breaking at all. Many casuals are jumping to Kinect, no to WiiU

TristanV11363d ago

i don't know what he's smoking but success=sales without sales a company will fail and that's the opposite of success

xursz1364d ago

Agreed. Price of the WiiU is ridiculous at this point. Multiplatform games that look identical to Xbox360 versions isn't exactly selling me on the new system.

Nintendo will slash the price similarly to the 3DS.

lilbroRx1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

Not a chance in hell of a price cut anytime soon as the price has nothing to do with it not outpacing the Wii(its only behind by like 10% in sells and that is still almost more than the PS3/360 sold combined in the same time frame during their launch.)

People didn't buy the Wii U to play old PS3/360 ports, they bought it to play stuff like Zombiu, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 and Rayman Legends.

You clearly had no interest in the system even before if all you are concerned about it multiplatform port comparisons(its all you state so it is quite clear).

A port will look and perform no better than it does on the console it was primarily developed on and all of the multi-plats on the Wii U were developed with the 360 as the lead system.

If beating everyone except yourself it losing then what does that say for everyone else?

yeahokchief1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

that's what i said back in november and everyone called me a "troll", the mods banned me for 2 weeks for saying it and all of my posts on the topic were deleted or hidden as spam.

you're welcome if you listened to me and held off on a purchase.

i've lost interest in the wii u entirely. just yesterday i was reading a reddit frontpage post about people complaining how skyward sword sucked. im not even gonna waste my time. ps3 ftw.

user39158001364d ago

This things has been around since the time of released all over gamestop in Texas, aparantly, dont matter were I go, toys r us, walmart, or any major saler has them. Dissapointing to see so many hardware from a great company, but the truth uis, most gamers are waiting to see what a next gen is, and to be honest the wii u is current gen. My bet is 720 will come out with all gun blasting and people will eat it up. whi9le sony in USA will stay down, but catch up worldwide, Nintendos WII-u will be last cause people see it as nothing more than just overprice hardware which a 8 or 9 year old system has been doing what they can do now. Sorry, although, I love my nintendo, this is 1 fight I will go away from and either PS4 or 720 will be my resource of wasted money, lmao...

AWBrawler1363d ago

Really. That's your argument? Didn't Nintendo say they would prevent a shortage like the Wii? Well mission accomplished. Its closing in on 3 mill how is that bad sales for under 2 months?

thezeldadoth1364d ago

even though their launch numbers are a million over other consoles. people are begging for this thing to fail and its not gonna happen, sorry.

zillanoir1364d ago

I'll take this data and trump it with this newer data that states otherwise 2.2 mill worldwide sales yup! http://wiiudaily.com/2013/0...

morkendo231363d ago (Edited 1363d ago )

The wii-u success would have been on much LARGER scale
if NINTENDO would had brought out SNES game portfolio
as kick starter.
1.MARIO
2.CONTRA
3.GRADIUS
4.R-TYPE
5.CASTLEVANIA
Those first 5 would have solidfied wii-U

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NYC_Gamer1364d ago

Nintendo has yet to offer anything that makes me wanna run out and buy Wii-U

TongkatAli1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

It has the best side scrolling Mario game to date, but Mario doesn't give you an epic experience. Its been there done that no story yada yada which is the problem with most first party Nintendo games even thou they're fun.

You're having fun, but you kinda feel stupid if that makes sense : / Blame Kojima and Atlus for giving me well crafted story lines.

krazykombatant1363d ago

"no story... is the problem with most first party nintendo games" LOOOOOOOOOOOOL yeah nintendo first party games lack story. BAHAHAHAHHAHA

TongkatAli1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

Double post.

MizTv1364d ago

Same here
If I got one what games would I get?
Zombie u maybe but what else?

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

Buy a wiiU!! It will stream next sony ps4 reveal at next e3 while ur in bed..

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PopRocks3591364d ago

I was going to say inb4 troll comments, but it seems I'm too late.

ziggurcat1364d ago

i'm surprised it took this long for post-launch wii U doom articles...