Nintendo released Wind Waker HD in Japan last week and it debuted to the series worst opening week sales ever.
Hey atleast it sold better then the W101, thats something right?
Unfortunately its really not. Im not surprised at the sales, windwaker is one of the worst selling 3d zeldas, if not the worst, and its also an hd remake, which japan doesnt buy.
I'm pretty sure it will sell better in US and EU.
still unfortunately, but zelda hasn't exactly been popular with the Japanese market, the series has resonated well with the west and i suspect this is where the game will perform decently
ok when a Zelda game does bad in sales that's when you know you've made a bad console.
That is a huge leap in logic. Zelda has never done well in Japan, and this console has considerably smaller install base than the previous on top of most people having played Wind Waker already. You are just make a generalization to bash the Wii U. This isn't a new game, its an upgrade of an old one. Remind me how much Z.O.E. and DMC HD collections sold again?
Never knew zelda was unpopular with the Japanese, well lets see those NA sales then.
Does this include eShop purchase though? It's a shame, zelda never really sold much compared to EU/VS in japan.
I don't know what Nintendo was trying to achieve by releasing a game that released a decade ago but the fact that they had to fall back on a remake to garner sales for their struggling console is pretty bad. This is something that should've been made once the console started to pick up on it's sales hopefully in the US it does much better. ;)
They said previously they did this remake because it was going to take a while for Zelda U to come out.
You are trying to use logic with the second biggest Nintendo troll around these parts(Mika/Akuma/Miku being the first). You're wasting your keystrokes.
Hard to sell games when no one has the console...
its a remake, how the hell does it count?
Anything that can be used to disparage Nintendo counts for haters.
If thats the case then the Metal Gear Solid Legacy collection was the worst debut in series history as well, it sold 17,000 in its debut week
So the article is about gloom and doom and then at the end of it the author says....but it may not mean crap because we don't have the information to make a real analysis. Yes, you need both physical and digital numbers and you need to wait for an appropriate length of time for both to be on sale. It's also good to see how it did worldwide and not just Japan.
how long does it take to get a digital sales count?
nintendo only released this game because they are completely lost and at this point have absolutely no clue what they are doing. nobody wanted or expected a hd update of windwaker. this is reflected in the sales. nintendo really need to start listening to the fans and stop thinking they know whats best. we wanted a next gen console to compete with sony/microsoft, we got wiiu, which barely outperforms the ps3/360. we want zelda, we get aa port of a game a decade old. we want a 3d mario, we get a port of a 3ds game with added bells and whistles. we want f zero. ignored. we want star fox. ignored. we want metroid. ignored. they force feed us party games. force feed us wii fit. force feed us nintendo land, wario and watch and all that other nonsense. we get another donkey kong game nobody asked for. and delay the game anyway. and nintendo wonder why the wiiu has flopped.
Wii Fit is a critically acclaimed hit game. The fact that you bashed that alone invlaidates your argument. Second, only you wanted a console to compete with hardware that didn't even exist when it was made, and that no one knew about. There was no PS4 or XboxOne when the Wii U launched an no one knew what would be inside of them. Only fanboys care about "hardware" competitions for use in all of their console war garbage. So long as its stronger than the last gen consoles, its good enough for me. And the Wii U is far more than a few notches above the PS3/360. Ubisoft just solidified that when they said next Assassin's Creed would be in between the PS3/PS4 in graphics and the same with Watchdogs. The rest of your comment is just grandiose namesake begging. I don't care what the titles of the games they make are, so long as they keep delivering high quality games that are fun to play.
''Wii Fit is a critically acclaimed hit game. The fact that you bashed that alone invlaidates your argument. '' i have wii fit. i know what a great idea it was when it first came out. but a new fit game doesnt have the same impact. the millions of people who bought wii fit, arent going to 'cop' a wiiu for wiiufit. thats nintendos problem, they are a one trick pony. they think they can use the same strategy that won them last gen, this gen. it wont work. wiiu fit is not what people want now. wiiu sports is not what people want now. wind waker is not what people wanted. wario game and watch is not what people wanted. none of these games are. dont believe me? look at the sales. look at the wiius in store gathering dust. dont blame me. '' There was no PS4 or XboxOne when the Wii U launched an no one knew what would be inside of them.'' everyone knew ps4/one would be at the cutting edge. nintendo delivered a console that was/is old hat. it was out of date tech when it was announced and as time goes by that will only get worse. nintendo should have learnt from the 'mistake' with wii and made wiiu future proof. gave it enough power and long legs to last. and to compete with whatever sony/micro offer. instead they went with the same old wii strategy and offered old tech. ''the Wii U is far more than a few notches above the PS3/360.'' lately we have been hearing the multi platform games on wiiu (watchdogs for example) will be somewhere between current gen and next gen. thats not good enough. wiiu is suppose to be a next gen console, so this half-way nonsense just doesnt cut it. people want next gen experiences, not some muddy grey area in-between. again, the games buying public will vote with their wallets and the wiiu will suffer. '' I don't care what the titles of the games they make are, so long as they keep delivering high quality games that are fun to play.'' the sales figures speak for themselves, people agree with me, which is why the wiiu has flopped.
so do you want them to release zelda unfinished now? Jesus man you know that skyward sword just came out not even 2 years ago. A game of the caliber or Zelda takes time to make so heaven forbid they give you an OPTION to play an hd update of a great game while you wait. The other zelda is coming and you act like this is taking the place of it. Also nobody is force feeding you a damn thing. You keep complaining about Nintendo cutting cost and comparing them to companies that have operating incomes over 8 times the size of Nintendo's, when it is illogical to think Nintendo could pump out games at the rate you are demanding because they don't and won't have near the amount of resources of a Sony or Microsoft. And for the love of everything Holy stop using WE to refer to YOUR complaints. Honestly you must have no idea about how their development process works.
no, im using 'we' because the large majority of the games buying public agree with me by default. this is proven in the epic failure of the wiiu at retail. if everyone is so happy with nintendo and the wiiu's line up, then how come it is left on the shelves and sells embarrassing numbers? they are not merely my complaints, the sells figures speak for themselves, you just dont like to acknowledge the facts. all the things i listed are the reason why the wiiu is a failure and will be completely destroyed when the ps4/one hit retail.
You seem to be missing my point... You didn't address that I noted it is illogical to think that Nintendo could have a new high quality Zelda up and running when they just released one not 2 years ago. The same goes for any of those games. Trust me I would love to have any game you mentioned there, and I'm not denying the "sells". The Wii U isn't selling well because Nintendo did not prepare enough for this launch. It is 100% their mistake, but the mistake has been made and now there are things set into motion to help at least bring wii u to profitability. You are going on acting as if all Nintendo has to do to make a game is snap their fingers. Anyone who thinks they could have high quality versions of all the games you mentioned out by now is highly overestimating how many resources nintendo has to focus on solely the wii u, and how their development process works. Especially given that they are clearly having trouble with the time necessary for HD development. I could personally give a crap if Nintendo never sold another wii U. I will always be where the games are, regardless of the console. It is just annoying to see you disregard all logic because you feel you have a need to be met.
'' It is just annoying to see you disregard all logic because you feel you have a need to be met.'' yes, because i have had every home console from nintendo since the NES. i want to have a wiiu too, but frustratingly, there is absolutely no justification for me to spend £200+ on one. my need is for there to be games, and they simply arent there. yes, there is pikmin, and yes there is wind waker, but to me, these arent titles that sell a console. its just not enough. ''You didn't address that I noted it is illogical to think that Nintendo could have a new high quality Zelda up and running when they just released one not 2 years ago.'' all those staff and resources they put to work on wind waker, could have been channeled to other projects. ''Anyone who thinks they could have high quality versions of all the games you mentioned out by now is highly overestimating how many resources nintendo has to focus on solely the wii u'' ok, maybe its asking too much to have all those games on the market by now, but when there is no hint of those (or any interesting) games on the horizon, its alarming. when you buy a console, you are also investing in its future... what have i got to look forward to on wiiu beyond mario kart 8 and smash bros? at this point you could say there is 3rd party support to fill the gaps nintendo are struggling with, but wait.... the third party support is limited too. this is not a haters view, just a frustrated fan of nintendo who has absolutely reason to by a wiiu even though they want one.
" what have i got to look forward to on wiiu beyond mario kart 8 and smash bros? " This is where there is just too big of a personal difference between you and I. I have no need to look beyond mariokart 8 and smash bros to be excited. Those two games alone will warrant my purchase of a Wii U, provide me with what will literally be years of replay value, and I'm going to be busy with my PS4 as well by the time. I think these would be issues for someone if the Wii U was their only console, but I won't have that problem. Also windwaker hd only took six months to develop so allocating resources to make it was hardly a dealay for the actual wii u game So I guess we can just agree to disagree.
WW HD bombed even worse than i thought it would. Well, looks japan dont care anymore about great games. =/
they were never big on zelda
It's 2 days of sales and that's it. Doom and gloom for 2 days of sales. Anything to bash Nintendo. How sad and typical the last year.
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