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Wii U sales increase in Q2, but the console is still negatively affecting Nintendo

GameDynamo - The Wii U’s sales have begun to improve. Hooray! The Wii U is still a financial drain on Nintendo. Boo!

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thomasmiller1239d ago

Wait until the big dog Mario 3d world comes out!! then smash bros, and mario kart and donkey kong, things are picking up for nintendo as I knew they would, look at the 3ds, it got off to a slow start, so Here is to the success of the wii u!

live2play1239d ago

Steady good news. Things can only go up from here

and before any troll comes in here, how much time did it take for the ps3 to turn a profit for Sony...like 4-5 years?

cyclindk1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

Two things:

First thing: Things could actually... gasp, GET WORSE!

Second thingy: Arguably the PS3 had more to offer than its competitors, subjectively speaking of course, (Wii U is up against two Titans, relatively anyway).

Additional Thingamabobber: Wii U controller turns out to be sorta... inconvenient in most cases... looking down at your touch screen and all, should have been left to tablets and smartphones (and handhelds).

LOL_WUT1239d ago

^Even the Gamecube had better support at launch! I don't know but 3.91 million in 1 years time is very low for a new console. Both the X1 and the PS4 have 1mill preorders each. At launch those two consoles could very well catch up or surpass the WiiU's sales. Nintendo needs to step it up ;)

zeal0us1239d ago

Games like Smash bro, Mario Kart and Donkey Kong can definite pick up sales. However these games aren't release back to back and there are several months between their release. During this period Nintendo have to rely on third party games. The overall quarter can still be down even with the release system selling titles. As a result of this it still can affect Nintendo negatively.

Thepcz1239d ago

even if it can render the universe and its entire contents in real time

mrbojingles1239d ago

One game, Wind Waker HD, sold 3 times as many consoles as before just last month so it finally is starting to get games thankfully

mii-gamer1239d ago

Just imagine what happens when 3d world, smash bros, Mario kart, Bayonetta, donkey Kong, Metroid, and finally an original zelda comes out.

It may or may not do as well as ps4/one, but it will be a successful console.

nosferatuzodd1239d ago

nice stealth trolling there i give you A for effort

Thepcz1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

since when did telling facts equate to trolling?

the wiiu is a failure because it doesnt have software. the millions of gamers who dont own a wiiu agree with me. hence extremely poor sells.

still dont believe me? go and look at the sales figures. go and find a wiiu in store. you will have a hard job finding a wiiu and its software section in store- not because its such a success its flying off the shelves, but because its such a failure the shops are pulling the thing off the shelves!

so dont accuse me of being a troll when i am merely a messenger. the wiiu is not selling- fact. this is because gamers dont find any of its games appealing enough to warrant its purchase- fact.

JackieCruise691239d ago

As I always say, it's still too early to decide anything. The holiday seasons are still coming up and Nintendo's various bundle options should definitely bring up profits. Parents eat deals up and Nintendo is offering the best this time around.

mrbojingles1239d ago

Well duh of course its still negatively effecting them. They had to write off a large sum of money due to the price cut and still came out with a small profit due to 3DS. I firmly believe they'll likely have a Wii U redesign that cuts costs on the console AND the game pad in 2014 to reduce price further and increase profits.

danny8181239d ago

the way I see it is that things can only get better. They need to cater to the hardcore market and the die hard ninty fans. They lost the casual market. And the numbers wont be as impressive this holiday season. maybe next holiday season

mrbojingles1239d ago

If funding Monolith's X, funding and publishing Wonderful 101 and Bayo 2 isn't catering to the hardcore market I don't know what is.

Mognetman1239d ago

And none of those titles will sell more than 2 million.

danny8181239d ago

I meant they should continue to

ape0071239d ago

so BF4, KZ and ryse are hardcore while Super Mario 3D world isn't LoL

the core game design of SM3D run circles in "hardcore game design" than those games

Mognetman1239d ago

I agree, but clearly isnt enough.

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