Splinter Cell: Blacklist sales on Wii U account for less than 2% of total sales

Splinter Cell: Blacklist launched last month in the US. Having been on the market for about a week, the game did fairly well - just not on Wii U.

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Hatsune-Miku1678d ago

some fans will say the wii u is doing well and scream at anyone that says otherwise

PopRocks3591678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

How is the sales of this one gimped port a sign of the console itself not doing well?


I get that. I don't really see the correlation between Wii U sales and the success of this port. Pikmin 3 was among the ten best selling game of August according to NPD, and that's not even a well known Nintendo IP.

SpideySpeakz1678d ago

It's not just this one, but on nearly every multiplat game. The general public forgot the Wii U even exist.

RyuCloudStrife1678d ago

not just the sales of this 1 game, but the sales of the console ITSELF!

Genuine-User1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

Pop, you should look at the Digital Foundry article on Blacklist, the game is technically superior on the Wii U when compared to other consoles. It's not gimped at all.

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MasterCornholio1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

"How is the sales of this one gimped port a sign of the console itself not doing well? "

By your logic Need for Speed was gimped and we all know that isn't true.


It doesn't matter if its gimped or not because look what happened to the superior version of Need for Speed.

The real problem here is that in general Nintendo fans don't buy 3rd party games. When Bayonetta 2 comes out you will know what i mean and its a shame because the first one was fantastic.

PopRocks3591678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )


First of all, my comment doesn't suggest that in the slightest. NFS should have sold better, but didn't. Same with ZombiU.

Besides, that doesn't answer my question. If people don't generally buy 3rd party games on Nintendo consoles, then how does that directly correlate with poor console sales? That makes little to no sense. You say people buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games, which historically they do. Then you blame poor console sales on poor third party support. It's a half-assed, illogical, double-back argument.

Not to mention that no third party game deserves to sell that well on any platform on which it's outright missing content and features. I don't care for performance if the damn game is missing content.

Studio-YaMi1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

"If people don't generally buy 3rd party games on Nintendo consoles, then how does that directly correlate with poor console sales?"

Well that's actually one of the Nintendo Fanbase problem big problems ! if you don't buy 3rd parties software then you're only putting more pressure on Nintendo IPs and that's not good at all,the system needs good software badly,yet when it's available it's not supported !

Don't come back and say that developers are lazy or are ignoring the Wii U when the fans of Nintendo don't support games other than exclusives ! (most of the time at least)

I was talking in general about the blaming subject,wasn't meant directly at you.

A lazy developers is the results of lazy sales,yes that's right,if you don't support the devs then you have no right to complain about lazy ports or missing content that's available on other consoles where the fanbase SUPPORT IT.(again not directed at you)

PopRocks3591678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

"Don't come back and say that developers are lazy or are ignoring the Wii U when the fans of Nintendo don't support games other than exclusives ! (most of the time at least)"

First of all, considering I bought Ninja Gaiden, Darksiders II, ACIII and Black Ops 2 AND ZombiU (NONE of which were missing content) all on my Wii U, you don't have the right to lay any of the blame on me.

So you're telling me it's Nintendo's fault, or even their fans, if a developer releases an unfinished product for full price on their system and it doesn't sell? Decently made games I understand, but releasing a port that's missing content and expecting it to sell is tomfoolery. And you're full of it if you expect me or anyone else to lay all the blame on Nintendo for it. Or myself for that matter. I've done my part. Doesn't stop you from making ignorant assumptions.

Edit: By the way, you don't need to put a space between a word and "!".

Edit 2: Okay good. You made it sound as if your comment was entirely aimed at me. Portions of it I actually agree with though.

Studio-YaMi1678d ago

Had to make a new comment just to address your edit lol !

I know that I don't have to,it's just a habbit of mine,I think it looks more appealing to my eyes when I put a space between them. :)

LOL_WUT1678d ago

You Nintendo fanboys need to support 3rd party on the Wii U especially Ubisoft who btw has shown ton of support to the platform. Like I said before you guys are all talk ;)

BosSSyndrome1678d ago

It can't be a port, it came out at the same time as the other versions. The reason it didnt sell is because of a low install base, plain and simple.

PopRocks3591678d ago


Fine, "version." The point is it's the same exact game. Only the Wii U version has content removed from it and is sold at the same price.

Also since everyone insists only Nintendo games can find success on Wii U, I'll just leave this here.

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Bundi1678d ago

Same can be said about Vita fans...

MasterCornholio1678d ago

Still doesnt change the state of the Wii U though.

Im a Vita owner (and i buy a ton of games for it) and i will admit that the handheld is doing poorly.

Genuine-User1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

The software attach rate proves otherwise.

AbortMission1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

What? Vita gamers actually BUY their games Lol. Devs who transfer their games on the Vita like to talk about the Vita's high attachment rate.

So much damage control and diversion from you drones Lol

_QQ_1678d ago

@abort mission "vita owners buy their games"so do Nintendo fans when the games are worth it,Mario kart sold over 5X what uncharted sold,does that mean Sony fans don't buy their games in comparison with Nintendo fans?

Beastforlifenoob1677d ago

Why are you comparing the WiiU to the vita, the wii u and vita are nearly shipping the same amount of units (+- 10,000 units oer year) and its older than the Wii u and also you can't compare handheld to console

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THamm1678d ago

I'm sure most of the people here sticking up for the WiiU, didn't buy SC anyway. Kinda lame but people need to start buying 3rd party games or else

LOL_WUT1678d ago

^ This right here. I swear if this game would've have sold more on the Wii U you'd have all theses faithfuls boasting about it but, seeing as that's not the case they just shrug it off and blame it on the port. I wouldn't be surprised if Ubisoft were to drop support for the Wii U all because you guys ain't even buying their games. ;)

Campy da Camper1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

Honestly, I bought a wiiU for one reason. To play 1st party Ninyy games at night while laying in bed or to have a tablet to browse internet while the seahawks are destroying their competitors.

I knew going into the purchase that the multiplats were going to be irrelevant on it. I have my PlayStation and my big screen led for those games, anyway.

The wiiU is a great second console/internet tablet touse recreationly.

AbortMission1678d ago

"Who cares if it doesn't have co-op and runs at a worse framerate and has sub-HD textures! Wii u version is the DEFINITIVE VERSION!"

Lol, these drones really had it coming. The sales prove this as well.

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yellowgerbil1678d ago

nintendo likely is done after this with home consoles. They are a relic. They way they do business is too 20th century, and they still treat it like a toy, even though the majority of gamers are in late teens or adults.
Sad to see them in this state, but that seems to be the way of Japanese game companies, them capcom square enix. They are all behind the times and their businesses are suffering because of it.
Thank god sony has a good head on it's shoulders and is really pushing things in the right direction.

NihonjinChick1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

One failed console isn't going to take Nintendo out of the games. Going by history, it usually takes about three failed consoles in a row to make a company get out of the console business.

Ex: Sega and Atari

Nintendo just got done cashing in off the Wii. That thing basically printed money.

Also, I think SE is doing pretty good. They hit a rough patch but they are coming back strong.

FF: XIV ARR, KH3, and FF XV are far from behind the times.

yellowgerbil1678d ago

"The last six years have been terrible for Nintendo's (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY ) shareholders. After peaking in 2007 with a market cap near $85 billion, Nintendo has steadily collapsed and has now lost over 76% of its value over the last five years."
No the wii didn't print money apparently
As for Square Enix, I am referring to profitability and popularity, the series have been steadily declining in both quality and popularity. I really hope that isn't the case for KH3, and hope FF15 will be better than 12 and 13

DarkBlood1678d ago


what does that have to do with the fact that they sold alot of of wii's anyway?

did you also forget about the money they have in the bank to keep them afloat even if said console was to fail? bet you ingored that part didnt u.

Nintendo isnt going down not by a long shot as much as you want it too.

Magicite1678d ago

Technically and graphically Square Enix games are always times ahead of average games.

ritsuka6661678d ago

Technically and graphically Square Enix games are always times ahead of average games. '

This is joke ,right? this is 1997 anymore dude theres a lot of Jrpgs better in this days.

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NihonjinChick1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

I can show similar number that shows Sony has been taking huge amounts of losses themselves for the last couple of years. Does that mean they're dropping out of the console race?

I can also point out that they have their own hardware that is failing. It's called the Vita.

So they must not be pushing everything in the right direction.

Magicite1678d ago

dont you dare to drag here square enix. uve no clue what your talking about.

grassyknoll1678d ago

If this is true & the trend continues, I see even Ubisoft stopping most WiiU multiplatform development. Nintendo needs to give the system a significant price reduction before Xmas.

2pacalypsenow1678d ago

I could have told you that

falcon971678d ago

Well Rayman has sold best on wiiu....

iamnsuperman1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

It did which could mean one thing. Wii U will get more titles like Rayman Legends and less titles like Splinter Cell. This is a bad outcome for wanting to attract new consumers (who want the rounded experience). I am not sure 2% covers the port cost so Ubisoft will not bother with these types of games in the future

edit: @gamingsince75 possibly but I really meant games in that genre and style.

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monkey6021678d ago

While I know the better version of legends to own would be the wii u version. You have to take into account that the recent releases on any other platform have been abundantly more than the wii u's. can't help but think it sold better because there really was nothing else to buy

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monkey6021678d ago

Agenda? Dude you need to take off the tinfoil hat. I loved rayman and wish people would support it but the unfortunate thruth is that everyone is saving their money for the almight GTA 5 next week and the leap to next gen coming shortly. There are very few niche games getting the credit they deserve