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Wii outsells Wii U

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

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ApolloTheBoss1189d ago

How...How is that even possible?

lilbroRx1189d ago

Simple, the Wii has a larger library and cost less.

ApolloTheBoss1189d 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.

darthv721189d ago

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.

MasterCornholio1189d ago (Edited 1189d 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.

@darthv72

"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.

@GodsPerfectK7ng

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

@Drazz

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

Dont let this happen to you.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

@Solo227

"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.

theEx1Le1189d ago

@the guy above.

The Wii mini isn't only available in Canada.

http://www.game.co.uk/en/wi...

adorie1189d ago

That and giving the successor to one of your best selling pieces of hardware a similar name which ends up confusing some people.

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stragomccloud1189d ago

Same reason the PS2 was outselling the PS3 for a while. Costs less and has a large library of games.

donman11189d 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.

jcnba281188d ago

How isn't it?

Last gen consoles always outsell brand new hardware. Look at how long the PS2 outsold the PS3.

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_QQ_1189d 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.

lilbroRx1189d ago

You can't say this. Its using logic and it has factual details. Nintendo haters don't like logic with factual detail.

darthv721189d ago

is only available in Canada...ehh.

_QQ_1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

even still the Wii is really cheap too. only 30$ more.

GodsPerfectK7ng1189d ago

Nintendo should have made a console that has pc specs like ps4 and xbox720 and this might not have happened lol!!!:)

SonyPS41189d 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.

GodsPerfectK7ng1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

the wii U is just a wii with a new controller bro! like a iphone 4 to 4s

jimsas1189d 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

lilbroRx1189d 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.

PopRocks3591188d ago

Well not always. I'm pretty sure the original Xbox sold more than the Gamecube and was a little bit more powerful.

Drazz1189d ago

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

Realplaya1189d 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.

Solo2271189d 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...

Williaint1189d ago

Which is exactly why it caught on with everyone else.

jcnba281188d ago

Why is why sony and microsoft jumped on the motion control bandwagon? Riiiiight.

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