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Wii U doing better at launch than Xbox 360 and PS3 did

Despite all the negative press about the Wii U's launch sales in recent days it turns out that the system is doing better out of the gate than the 360 and PS3 in America.

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GalacticEmpire1288d ago

Titles and descriptions involving sales figures should really start to specify regions. This being NPD numbers only, although I'm curious to see how it's doing comparatively WW. It'd be nice to see the WiiU doing well the world over.

PopRocks3591288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

It's interesting how this platform was nearly the same price as a 360 at launch and yet it still sold as quickly as it did. A little under the Wii and little over the 360 (and therefor the PS3).

Though I'm largely unsurprised by the early success. This is a post-Wii Nintendo platform. Despite the apparent confusion about whether or not this is a new console, it's still selling. And at that price, it's pretty impressive.

-Mika-1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

First off, the 360 had shortage problems and The PS3 was $500-$600. So of course, the wiiU would of sold more since it wasn't priced high and it didn't have any shortage problems at launch.

Overall, I don't think the WiiU is going to have any selling power in the long run. The Wii brand has been damaged over the years. When most people think of the Wii. They think of the console that collecting dust in their closett. The ps3 and 720 won't have those issues because alot of people are satisfy with those consoles and they still actively still play them.

EddieNX 1288d ago

@Mika Butthurt much ?

Stop acting like you can see the future. What are you gunna say when The wiiu has sold more than Ps4 ? See that's just me guessing at the future.

Before 3DS and Vita released , you're probably one of the people that was saying ''Vita has much better graphics , it will destroy the 3DS''

Just sayin...

BlackWolf1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Oh!! Mika is back?!
Man, I almost missed her constant, biased and childish Wii U hating. Almost.

corrus1287d ago

Cos Nintendo washing brains with Mario that's why

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SpoonyRedMage1288d ago

I think it's doing better in Japan as well so far. We don't know about Europe but the UK figures were pretty bad.

PopRocks3591288d ago

So I heard, yeah. I suppose it can pick up in that particular region after the software lineup has increased. The 3DS at first wasn't selling in ANY part of the world, and look at what happened after a couple of big name titles came out.

Dark_Overlord1288d ago

I don't know if it was bad in the UK, but one thing I do know is whenever a new console or handheld was released (PS1, PS2, PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Gamecube, DS 3DS etc etc) they've always been sold out on release day in my local town, resulting in a wait of months to get one, however since launch day the shops have had WiiU's on the shelf (never sold out), maybe Nintendo supplied them with loads? But I've never known a new console to be this easily available.

Megaton1288d ago

PS2 was still running strong when 360 launched. PS3 was $600.

Zhipp1288d ago

Okay, but the 360 and PS3 are still selling strong now, and for a cheaper price, than the Wii U.

Megaton1288d ago

Very true, but you've gotta remember that Nintendo is going for a different demographic, and gaming has been blown wide open into mainstream pop culture over the last few years. The 360 and PS3 were still only for "hardcore" gamers. Everything is more accessible for larger audiences these days.

venom7861288d ago

Wii u will be winning the new next gen race.

doctorstrange1288d ago

They've all had shortages when they launched. Launches are a terrible thing to compare.

Belking1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Wii-u will probably put up great numbers just like the wii did be fore it's said and done. The other 2 are still trying to catch up after all these years. Plus it's profitbale on day 1.

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