Submitted by lilbroRx 812d ago | news

Wii U January Sales in U.S. May be Higher Than NPD Figures, Thanks To Resellers

NPD refused to comment on this, as it's not something that retailers would be keen to advertise, but another source of Gamasutra's has suggested that various retailers have found that for every 100 Wii U systems sold in January, between 40-50 have then been returned, in many cases possibly by failed resellers. (Wii U)

Godmars290  +   813d ago
So, someone's trying to use the used games market to say, "Hey! we aren't doing THAT bad!"

don't know whether to laugh or facepalm.
PopRocks359  +   812d ago
That's not what they said at all. Here's a bit straight from the article.

"The figure reported by the NPD Group, the sources' story went on, included perhaps 100,000 units sold to consumers — and 40,000 or more units returned to stores. The net, then, would yield the 57,000 units reported by the NPD Group."

They didn't exclude used game sales, they excluded units that were sold and sent back, possibly from people who were hoping to resell the Wii U at a higher price than normal to earn a profit.
mandf  +   812d ago
Not much difference. It still shows the demand for the WiiU is low.
BitbyDeath  +   811d ago
"possibly from people who were hoping to resell the Wii U at a higher price than normal to earn a profit."

The Wii U is easily available though, more likely it is Xmas returns cause they just don't want it.

That happens with a lot of Xmas gifts.
SilentNegotiator  +   811d ago
I highly doubt that they factored returned products and it's certainly not a positive thing to have had 40% of them returned.

Another horrible, backwards logic article from a Nintendo fansite downplaying Wii U's diving decline.
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darthv72  +   811d ago
"Xmas returns cause they just don't want it"
but the wii-u isnt an xmas sweater that doesnt fit. Its a game system. who in their right mind would want to return a game system?

As for 3rd party sales, that is how i got my wii-u basic. I bought it brand new off someone for $230. He was asking $250 at the time but I know this guy and he wanted over $300 back around xmas.

When he knew he wasnt going to resell it for more...he couldnt return it to the store as it was passed the return time frame so he had to sell it at a loss.

But it was a win for me.
Theyellowflash30  +   812d ago

So, someone's trying to use the used games market to say, "Hey! we aren't doing THAT bad!"

- READING COMPREHENSION - This is something your lacking.
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deafdani  +   812d ago

Theyellowflash30  +   811d ago
Never said you didn't know how to spell.... lol
Godmars290  +   811d ago
You still messed up when trying to accuse someone else of not understanding something.

Just like I said people are reselling their consoles to others, people who were looking for a quick price-gouging buck from those despite for a WiiU with no takers, and this article superimposing those possible numbers on "official" public results.
Theyellowflash30  +   811d ago
I just used the incorrect 'your' because i'm typing on my phone. I don't have time to proof read my messages on N4g. Nor do I call out people who use incorrect grammar to try to make my point. Just as long as what they said was understandable, I'm not going to go all English Internet teacher on them.
deafdani  +   811d ago
Whoah, calm down. I was just correcting a spelling error, and did so in what I thought was a kind way (hence the ^_^).

Nothing more, nothing less. Jesus.
R_aVe_N  +   811d ago
It really doesn't change the fact that there are not many Wii U systems in homes.
disturbing_flame  +   811d ago
And can we do that with other consoles to explain that they sell more or is it just for the Wii U in particular ?
sashimi  +   811d ago
It's a WiiU exclusive!
josephayal  +   811d ago
Mario and Luigi
Next year the Wii-U will be dominating
SolidDuck  +   811d ago
With a new playstation and most likely a new Xbox. The wii u will be doing anything but dominating next year. Unless they really come out swinging with first party support they might be in even worse shape. But the 3ds is so strong Nintendo will be fine. I expect the wii u to be more like the GameCube, a good system with some great games but not strong sales wise. I expect playstation to bounce back strong this gen.
Root  +   811d ago
If only Del Boy was real....he'd manage to sell more Wii U's :D
mcstorm  +   811d ago
Lol I can't wait for the next Xbox and PlayStation to come out and see what crap is put up about there sales to.

Just looking at the last 2 consoles the 3ds and psv its been all doom and gloom about them and now the Wiiu.

People need to get real and see times have changed since the ds, psp and the Wii, 360 and ps3 generation but they are all doing fine. All the consoles that are out now and the ps4 and next Xbox will all sell fine and all give us amazing games and make Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo lots of money.
flyingmunky  +   811d ago
I've always hated the people that wait in line at launch to buy a new console just to sell it on ebay or where ever for a profit. It basically creates a bubble of artificial demand that drives prices up and makes it hard for legitimate purchasers to buy the new console.

I guess I may as well complain about capitalism in general though, since this isn't going away anytime soon.
skyrimer  +   811d ago
Now explain why last week japan sales are terrible too.

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