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Submitted by Tuxmask55 1017d ago | news

Wii outsells Wii U

Wii U is seriously struggling Nintendo's own figures show; just 300,000 consoles sold in last three months. (Wii, Wii U)

ApolloTheBoss  +   1017d ago
How...How is that even possible?
lilbroRx  +   1017d ago
Simple, the Wii has a larger library and cost less.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1017d ago
But the thought of the fact that the predecessor is making more than the successor, that's just sad in my opinion. They should have had more big name titles at launch, and a better name would have let casuals know that this isn't the same console, but an entirely different one. If Nintendo would have focused more on the hardcore fanbase then this never would have happened.
darthv72  +   1017d ago
i tell people
to go with the wii-u if they dont already have a wii. Mainly because of the larger wii library and how all those games play on the wii-u and look better as well.

When I got the wii-u, i retired the wii to the collectors shelf and it sits next to my saturn, 3do and jaguar among other consoles.
MasterCornholio  +   1017d ago
Yet the PS3 and the 360 cost more than the Wii but they are outselling it.

The main reason for this is games which is why the Wii U is fails to sell well on the market due to the lack of compelling software.


"wii mini...
is only available in Canada...ehh."

Yep there goes that excuse down the toilet. The Wii U isnt selling to due a lack of software more than anything else. I know some Nintendo fanbots believe that the console has an incredible library of games to play but the general public doesnt see it that way.


Even if it wasnt as powerful as the PS4 or the 720 the the similar hardware design would guarantee lots of ports for the system. With the next generation of consoles all of them will be using an X86 architecture (and the PC) while the Wii U will be stuck on powerpc.


"How many mario games can 1 play before insanity starts to grow..."

Dont let this happen to you.


"The Wii only sold so fast cuz it was cheap brand new and motion controls appeared fun enough to buy it... "

Agreed the first time i saw them demonstrate the Wii on stage it looked like a ton of fun to play (i had one). I cant say the same for the Wii U.
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theEx1Le  +   1017d ago
@the guy above.

The Wii mini isn't only available in Canada.
adorie  +   1017d ago
That and giving the successor to one of your best selling pieces of hardware a similar name which ends up confusing some people.
stragomccloud  +   1017d ago
Same reason the PS2 was outselling the PS3 for a while. Costs less and has a large library of games.
donman1  +   1017d ago
The same will happen with the Xbox360 outselling the Xbox720 in its first year on the market. How stupid is this article. Every generation goes through this. Well Microsoft did abandon the original Xbox when they released the Xbox360. Other than that... this is normal.
PopRocks359  +   1017d ago

Not the first time it's happened.
jcnba28  +   1017d ago
How isn't it?

Last gen consoles always outsell brand new hardware. Look at how long the PS2 outsold the PS3.
_QQ_  +   1017d ago
no surprise, wii mini is 100$ right?pretty sure ps2 was outselling ps3 for a while, especially when the price went to 100$. Either way that money goes to the same people, and towards WiiU games since nintendo dropped all wii support.
lilbroRx  +   1017d ago
You can't say this. Its using logic and it has factual details. Nintendo haters don't like logic with factual detail.
darthv72  +   1017d ago
wii mini...
is only available in Canada...ehh.
_QQ_  +   1017d ago
even still the Wii is really cheap too. only 30$ more.
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GodsPerfectK7ng  +   1017d ago
Nintendo should have made a console that has pc specs like ps4 and xbox720 and this might not have happened lol!!!:)
SonyPS4  +   1017d ago
It's more the games than specs. Right now there isn't much available for the Wii U worth buying, and the marketing is really terrible right now. The system needs a price drop, more worthwhile games and better marketing.

The 3DS is selling like hotcakes despite it's weak specs, but Nintendo is doing something right with that system. This isn't the same for the Wii U at this moment.
GodsPerfectK7ng  +   1017d ago
the wii U is just a wii with a new controller bro! like a iphone 4 to 4s
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jimsas  +   1017d ago
"the wii U is just a wii with a new controller bro! like a iphone 4 to 4s"

....And We all know how bad the iPhone Sells
lilbroRx  +   1017d ago
You do no that historically the strongest hardware has always sold the least right?

Specs don't matter to the majority of people. The majority only care about how much fun it is and how much it costs.
PopRocks359  +   1017d ago
Well not always. I'm pretty sure the original Xbox sold more than the Gamecube and was a little bit more powerful.
Drazz  +   1017d ago
How many mario games can 1 play before insanity starts to grow...
Realplaya  +   1017d ago
@Drazz have you seen how many games Nintendo has sold with Mario in the title ? Apparently over 100 million plus people in this world went crazy.
Solo227  +   1017d ago
The Wii only sold so fast cuz it was cheap brand new and motion controls appeared fun enough to buy it...

Wii has the lowest attach rate of games this gen. Its prolly cuz after the 1st 2 weeks it would start collecting dust...

It was a gimic fad that ran its course...
Williaint  +   1017d ago
Which is exactly why it caught on with everyone else.
jcnba28  +   1017d ago
Why is why sony and microsoft jumped on the motion control bandwagon? Riiiiight.
SonyPS4  +   1017d ago
Bad advertising, weak lineup of games, most of the good games are cross platform, the Mario game isn't that much different from the other NSMB games, the list goes on...

It's a great machine with a lot of potential, but Nintendo will have to step their game up like they did with their 3DS.
josephayal  +   1017d ago
this is terrible for nintendo
Williaint  +   1017d ago
1. White version looks like a modified Wii
2. Wii Mini Released at the same time, confusing uninformed grandparents and parents alike
3. A lot of people have begun hearing that the Wii U is just a modified Wii with a tablet
4. It has "Wii" at the begininning of it, which has become ultimately "uncool with the hardcore gamer" crowd, ages 8 +.
5. Very bad advertising.

Having "no" games isn't an excuse; it does have games just no first party launch 'hits' -- unless you use the Wii. Oh sure, NSMB U was fun to play, for a month or so. So was Nintendo Land, AC3, and Batman...
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Moncole  +   1017d ago
And the PS2 out sold the PS3 at launch.
from the beach  +   1017d ago
That's not really surprising, however it is interesting that it's outpacing the Wii as well as PS3 and Xbox 360 over its first four months or so.
GodsPerfectK7ng  +   1017d ago
sooner or later the product will be garbage lol unless it is has a ton great games and dlc and movies and music that people want like x360 or PS3!!!
Axonometri  +   1017d ago
The funny thing is... The Wii also has next to no software steadily releasing.
HonestDragon  +   1017d ago
A steady stream of Wii U games would undoubtedly help Nintendo right now. With Rayman Legends getting pushed back, a boost is sorely needed. We won't be seeing a good stream until next month and beyond with Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Game & Wario, and Mario Kart. If people are going to want to get the next best games from Nintendo, though, they are going to have to get a Wii U. Or if they are first time buyers, then a Wii U would be better since it can play both Wii and Wii U games.
GhostTurtle  +   1017d ago
All the youngins around here are going to be in for a huge surprise when ps4/durango launch. I keep forgetting that most people here started playing video games on the PS2.....Yeah, it happens in every generation change. Hell the PS3 came out in 2006 and the PS2 was STILL outselling it well into 2008. GETTING SO SICK hearing stories like this.
Realplaya  +   1017d ago
@ mbg1411 you are right.

if you have a job you can buy a console if you do not you depend on others to buy it for you such as parents. I can tell you this a lot of minors with no jobs have game systems. Economy is crap and are parents looking to buy kids game systems when there grades suck.

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