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Amazon UK: Wii U Sales Rank Jumps 875% Following Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal

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.

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PopRocks3591546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

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?

animegamingnerd1546d ago

M$ did a better job at selling PS4'S and Wii U'S then sony and nintendo could ever do

aCasualGamer1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

Omg lol!

Hahahaha... so true though. Sony stock boost and this news article proves your point.

dedicatedtogamers1546d ago

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.

Testfire1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

This is awesome, it's like a big kick in MS's nutsack.

*queue fake applause track*

MikeMyers1546d ago

The Wii-U could be the trump card. The Xbox One and the PS4 could do serious damage for used games.

darthv721546d ago

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.

lilbroRx1546d ago

Huh? Exactly how many PS4s did Microsoft sell?

SilentNegotiator1546d ago

Xbox One: The best thing to happen to Wii U since its birth.

SonyPS41546d ago

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.

EeJLP-1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

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.

UltraNova1546d ago

Dont worry Ms will get them back by buying everything for their console! They've done it before what's stopping them now?

badz1491546d ago

M$ is not call the master of marketing for nothing LOL!

abzdine1545d ago

Now Sony should open the pre-orders.

batbatz1545d ago

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??

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nosferatuzodd1545d ago

hhaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
good will always triumph over greed

indysurfn1545d ago

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!

papashango1545d ago

ummmm if WiiU's are selling like hotcakes.

It's because people aren't seeing anything in X1 AND PS4...

MEGANE1545d ago

Xboxone: nok nok.
wiiu: who is it?
Xboxone: xbox!
wiiu: xbox who?
Xboxone:xboxone!!
Wiiu: xbox...go home!

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dark-hollow1546d ago

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.

DivineAssault 1546d ago

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..

ziratul1546d ago

I mean its obvious PS4 (for all sport, and other HC games) + WII U if you want something really different and fun.

jc485731546d ago

kinda expected. I will go with my PS4WiiU Combo as planned.

Cam9771546d ago

I want a Wii:U now to accompany my PS4, does it play WII games?

Skate-AK1546d ago

Yes it does play Wii games. Actually the entire Wii console is inside the WiiU.

Wolfbiker1545d ago

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.

AJBACK2FRAG1545d ago

Lol! If your Wii U is hooked up to your hd television via hdmi cable it upscales them!

AJBACK2FRAG1545d ago

A neat little side effect of having your Wii U attatched to your television via hdmi cables it upscales Wii games.

FITgamer1545d ago

Does it play GameCube games? Because i still play SSB Melee on my Wii.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

lol One will be number 3!!!

SOny and nintendo 4ever!!!!!

The original gangstas!!!

I hope M$ fails and Valve take xboxs place.

THamm1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

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

Moonman1546d ago

It's top 10 now. :)