The Xbox One’s disappointing reveal has shot up sales of the Wii U on Amazon.com. The Wii U was at #390 before the conference, but now has shot up to #40.
That's... rather difficult to take in. Like wow. If there was ever a face to describe this, it would be this one. O_O I guess what people have been saying really holds a lot of water. The poor performance of Microsoft's PR and their XB1 conference was so terrible that it's now made Wii U a much stronger contender in the race. EDIT: Honest question, how the hell is it that Microsoft just sold the Wii U better than Nintendo did?
M$ did a better job at selling PS4'S and Wii U'S then sony and nintendo could ever do
Omg lol! Hahahaha... so true though. Sony stock boost and this news article proves your point.
A few big reasons why it shot up in popularity: - plenty of people have the mentality of "I'll wait until all three consoles are revealed and then I'll make my choice" - Wii-U is confirmed to not have used-game fees because...duh, it's already on the market and we know that.
This is awesome, it's like a big kick in MS's nutsack. *queue fake applause track*
The Wii-U could be the trump card. The Xbox One and the PS4 could do serious damage for used games.
the more people that get a wii-u, the more devs will likely support it. including...EA and their little engine that could be optimized for the wii-u. also, anyone know when 90's arcade racer is coming out? I cant find any info on its release.
Huh? Exactly how many PS4s did Microsoft sell?
Xbox One: The best thing to happen to Wii U since its birth.
MS really did its competitors a favor. That is what you get for using corporate greed as a "selling point" over gaming for your next-gen "gaming" console.
Just an FYI to put this into perspective. 40th best seller on Amazon UK means very little. 36th is currently Modern Warfare 3 360, which sold ~4,100 copies Worldwide across all websites/stores/etc. for the last reported week according to vgchartz. 41st is currently Red Dead Redemption 360, which sold ~4400 last reported week Worldwide. 42nd is currently Skyrim PS3, which sold ~2300 Worldwide. If the Wii U is only selling around 4k per week (which it's not, it's selling around 30k per week), this would be disasterous news for the Wii U. 875% jump in Amazon UK RANK, not 875% jump in sales.
Dont worry Ms will get them back by buying everything for their console! They've done it before what's stopping them now?
M$ is not call the master of marketing for nothing LOL!
Now Sony should open the pre-orders.
well according to MS the XBOX one is not for gamers any more its for NFL and switching between TV and er playing COD, cant I already do that??
hhaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha good will always triumph over greed
animegamingnerd + 16h ago | Funny M$ did a better job at selling PS4'S and Wii U'S then sony and nintendo could ever do ....... LOL.......This has to be the Best sales comment EVER!
ummmm if WiiU's are selling like hotcakes. It's because people aren't seeing anything in X1 AND PS4...
Xboxone: nok nok. wiiu: who is it? Xboxone: xbox! wiiu: xbox who? Xboxone:xboxone!! Wiiu: xbox...go home!
Ps4 is on sale?
Easy, some people did plan to buy the xbone and didn't care much about the Wii u since they thought it would be a much better choice on it own or of they planned to buy it with the ps4, but after all the negative news and their abysmal failure of a conference made their choice easier. For me, from what I saw from their conference and all the pr spinning about used games and always online, ps4 and Wii u is the best combo for the next generation. Unless they have dozens of super awesome exclusive that shakes the industry, which I highly doubt by this point.
agreed lil hollow.. Nintendo & Sony will provide software.. MS will too but mostly multiplats that sony will receive as well so why get it? To change tv channels by talking? The used game thing, kinect needing to be connected, 99% always online, etc are too many negatives to get around for a game machine..
I mean its obvious PS4 (for all sport, and other HC games) + WII U if you want something really different and fun.
kinda expected. I will go with my PS4WiiU Combo as planned.
I want a Wii:U now to accompany my PS4, does it play WII games?
Yes it does.
Yes it does play Wii games. Actually the entire Wii console is inside the WiiU.
yes it does and another awesome feature is the Wii U gamepad is a universal TV remote so it can control your TV and Nintendo's Nintendo TVii service can bring all your streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon instant video) and live TV together in one simple app....pretty cool and less intrusive than Xbox One's set up if you are interested in media features.
Lol! If your Wii U is hooked up to your hd television via hdmi cable it upscales them!
A neat little side effect of having your Wii U attatched to your television via hdmi cables it upscales Wii games.
Does it play GameCube games? Because i still play SSB Melee on my Wii.
lol One will be number 3!!! SOny and nintendo 4ever!!!!! The original gangstas!!! I hope M$ fails and Valve take xboxs place.
I just bought one too, Target had it for 239.99 and Best buy has mario for preowned 39.99, buy 2 get 1 on all used games, kinda ironic since I didn't like the system
It's top 10 now. :)