Wii U: Nintendo Sells Under 500,000 in Six Months

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U sold just 460,000 units worldwide in the six month period ending September 30, 2013.

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theBAWSE1445d ago


will always love Nintendo

they need the rare from n64 days back, not sure where most of them are but they are not at the rare sold to Microsoft so Nintendo could try get them together again... maybe

vishmarx1445d ago

haters just dont know it yet.

Rageanitus1445d ago

They are ruling the portable market, but they lost support from me since the gamecube.

pixelsword1445d ago

They don't know it because Nintendo doesn't show it.

TheTwelve1445d ago

I highly doubt you own a WiiU.

Maddens Raiders1445d ago

Damn. This is not good news for the Wii U.

abzdine1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

i will always love Nintendo but seriously since Wii they have been offering consoles way too expensive for what they have to offer.
Wii was a Gamecube 1.5 and Wii U should be priced same as 360/PS3 because not only what it propose is current gen but it's way behind in terms of games.
They were kinda greedy when they first priced it. I also don't see the use of Gamepad because when you play more than one the others cannot use a Gamepad each and the whole idea of second screen falls short :'(

NarooN1445d ago

As of my posting this comment, you're sitting at 0 agrees and 65 disagrees. That's the largest ratio I've ever seen on this site thus far... (probably 'cause your comment makes no sense whatsoever)

mcstorm1445d ago

Abzdine I have to disagree. The wiiu pad adds to games imp esp on local mp games. Nintendo land is a big example of this and I picked up wiiu party yesterday and they way Nintendo have used the game pad is very creative.

I was not a big fan of the Wii it had some amazing games but for me the console I played the most last gen was the 360. I got the wiiu on day one and yes it has really lacked games since the beginning of the year up until September. But now I have too many to get through in sonic lost world, pikmin 3, wonderful101 and windward. Also with super Mario world 3d, Mario kart, dk and super smash bros all to come before the end of the year and it still has some must own 3rd party games too I think the sales of the wiiu will pickup as long as Nintendo start to push the console like they did with the Wii and 3ds.

I'm excited about the ps4 and Xbox one and have a one on pre order with Forza and ki but I have to say for what I'm interested in at the moment the wiiu has the best line up out of the 3 new consoles and for me the wiiu is a very under rated console.

itBourne1445d ago

Well its about damn time they stop reaping the rewards from 2 franchises. Same damn games have been coming for the past 12 years. Maybe if they actually had some fresh stuff people would be excited.

itBourne1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

One game to fix the problem tho, Pokemon MMO, there is 10 million consoles sold for you Nintendo. Alteast.

miyamoto1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Worst than the Sega Dreamcast

The greedy Nintendog has barked on its reflection for the last time & lost its bone into the river.
You cant have the casuals and the hardcore in your disguised kiddie platform all at the same time.

Industry monopoly, price fixing, arrogant treatment of 3rd party developers, pure greed on the sucker mom's wallet, selling cheap for more mark up... all these have instant karma that will burry Nintendo to the ground

And thanks to the Kidtendo man-child fanboys for your immature comments and opinions that kept millions of hardcore gamers away from the Wii U

Thank you very much. we can't thank you enough.
You did Kidtendo's undoing.

See you next time when you know how to make HD games Iwata.

KillrateOmega1445d ago

75 Disagrees and not a single Agree?


CanadianTurtle1445d ago

0 agrees
91 disagrees

I've never seen that before haha

Magicite1445d ago

WOW @ the amount of disagrees!

Dravidian1445d ago

I love nintendo and all......but what are you talking about?

miyamoto1445d ago

I knew the wii is just a fluke. Saw it in 2009 when I was analyzing which platform to get wii, 360 or ps3.

glad to know i made the right decision with ps3

its way more less expensive but more progressive and overflowing with the best of Japan and the west

knew Nintendo is a kiddie sell out machine
and i will be right again with the PS4

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ATi_Elite1445d ago

Meanwhile Samsung Galalxy Note 3 has sold over 5m units in 30 days!

So by Next month SGN3 will have surpassed WiiU and PSvita in lifetime sales which is why Devs are more prone to make iOS Games and Android Games instead of WiiU or PSvita games.

Mobile Phones are KILLING handhelds.

ABizzel11445d ago

Proud owner of the Note 3 :D, but I must say gaming is better on my 3DS and Vita, especially since PS+ is popping out extremely quality games on Vita free of charge.

slapedurmomsace1445d ago


So you say smart phones are killing hand helds but use the Wii U, a home based console, as half of your example. Why not mention the DS, 3DS sales? Why neglect to mention phones are marketed to pretty much every single person. Hand helds are focused on a specific group. No one buys a phone as a dedicated gaming device. Furthermore anyone who does play games on their smartphone or tablet and only their smartphone or tablet weren't buying a handheld anyway.

N81445d ago

Yea I honestly feel like if you really love games. Mobile games will never be enough . I have a SGS4 and I play games sometimes but there is no comparison.

XisThatKid1445d ago

Not only what everyone else is is true but has anyone taken in the fact some of these figures about all these phone sales that are upgrades some people only payed 100$ 50$ or even free for some carriers under certain circumstances gamers aren't that lucky or privileged to have anywhere near the deals and breaks mobile carriers put out and add everything what those before me said of course there will be more GN3's. And like most people they lump all the Galaxy Note 1 2 and 3 sales together to help prove their point (this time not being the case but it does happen).

clouds51445d ago

Nobody cares...

Those devs don't know how to make games. All they care about is how to milk money out of us. 90% of mobile games are PayToWin.

That being said, i would LOVE some real and good games on android that support real controllers. There are enough android controllers out there, but not all devs implement them.

The other issue: You are comparing mobile gaming and home console gaming. Two completely different markets, that require totally different games to succeed.

And please before we judge the wii u, let's wait till all next gen consoles are out. The same thing that happened to wii u could happen to both ps4 and xb1, expecially xb1.

Imalwaysright1444d ago

Yeah is that why the 3DS is nearing 40 million units sold?

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bigfish1445d ago

RIP Nintendo - We loved you and you will always have a special place in our hearts.R.I.P Xx

Metallox1445d ago

Who's dying here is the Wii U, not Nintendo.

solidjun51444d ago

Hopefully you're banned The_Villager so I can say RIP to your account.

TheTwelve1445d ago

All of the Nintendo defenders aren't buying their own console.

LOL_WUT1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

^ This right here! ;)

PopRocks3591445d ago

Probably because they already own one? Where does a dumb assumption like this come from? I've had one since launch.

jcnba281445d ago

Yeah...just like all the Vita defenders who aren't buying the system.

PopRocks3591445d ago

9 disagrees? You have got to be kidding me. The Wii U sold, what, 2 million units in its first two months? All the fans who were going to buy one bought one then. Are you people really this uninformed?

TheTwelve1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

The Wii sold 100.30 units as of this September. The WiiU has sold 3.9 million units so far. Will the Nintendo fans eventually come along to pick the U up?

And this from Wikipedia:

"During its first week of release in the United States, Nintendo sold its entire allotment of over 400,000 Wii U units and sold a total of 425,000 units for the month of November, according to the NPD Group. It also sold over 40,000 consoles in the UK in its first weekend. In Japan, over 600,000 Wii U units were sold during December 2012. According to the NPD Group, nearly 890,000 Nintendo Wii U units were sold in the United States after 41 days on the market.
In January 2013, the Wii U sold 57,000 units in the US. By comparison, the original Wii sold 435,000 in January 2007, also two months after launch."

So all the real Nintendo fans bought it the first two months and now there are no more, @PopRocks359??

Sephiroushin1445d ago

"The Wii U sold, what, 2 million units in its first two months? All the fans who were going to buy one bought then"
So by saying that you're implying that Nintendo has only 2 million fans, so sad too few fans for an old company... Seriously, a lot of the people that defend the Wii U do not own one!

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SilentNegotiator1444d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

That's a stupid assumption.

Unless you can count more Wii U fans on the internet than there are Wii U consoles sold (I know there's room for a joke there, but I'm being serious here), the people defending Wii U probably DID buy it.

4lc4pon31444d ago

That is so false myself and my bro purchased our Wiiu's and I honestly enjoy mine. Yes was over priced but that did not matter to me.

TheTwelve1444d ago

Either this, or Nintendo doesn't have many fans anymore. Which is it?

AbortMission1444d ago

Watch that language Poprock. I guess some people take this too far Lol

SilentNegotiator1444d ago

Look, the point is "Nintendo defenders" (that is, "Wii U defenders", as 3DS clearly doesn't need defending) did buy the console. A couple million people bought the Wii U, so you can't make the assumption that the few people you've seen on the internet defending it haven't bought it.

TheTwelve1444d ago

Nor can you make the point that every person who we see online saying Nintendo is great have bought the WiiU In fact, I think my point, although unproven, carries more weight than yours based on the facts. Nintendo fans are out their supporting the 3DS obviously, what about the WiiU?

I don't usually agree with Pacther, but he said the same thing:

SilentNegotiator1443d ago

There are no facts to back up your assumption that the people defending the Wii U haven't purchased Wii U.

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Xer0_SiN1445d ago

at his rate nintendo might pull an atari and gather up the remaining wii u stock and take it out to the famous new mexico landfill LOL.

Gamer19821445d ago

The RARE that was at Nintendo now work for Crytek as they formed free radical who were bought up by Crytek. under 500k in 6 months is terrible just to put that in perspective the 360/ps3 sells around 1 million a month worldwide. Around 150k in US alone each 150kX6months=900k. Yep the PS3 and 360 outsold the wiiU in the US compared to worldwide thats TERRIBLE.

clouds51445d ago

It's simple. People buy consoles because of games. Ps3/360 have a huge library and still the most popular games coming out for them.
Here is what I think is going to happen: It will take another 2-3 years until the software for ps3/360 dries out and during this time the 360 and ps3 will continue to be the best selling consoles. WiiU, PS4 and XB1 sales will suffer because of this. Right now the fact that CoD: Ghosts is coming for PS3/360 is going to cut HUGELY into ps4/xb1 sales.

People (big mass/regular people, not the fanboys like us) are happy with their 360 and/or ps3. New buyers will look at the prices and the games they want and realize that 360 and ps3 are cheap, have free online (ps3) and some of the best games are still coming out for them.

Hell even I am tempted to get a PS3 atm (I already have a gaming PC and a WiiU), because it has such amazing games.

Now I think WiiU will still be fine but they had the wrong strategy imho. They should release their big system selling franchises first and THEN introduce new titles like Wonderful 101 and HD remakes. Not the other way around...

Aceman181445d ago

Wow I just bought my Wii U this past Thursday with Batman AO. Nintendo needs to sit down with 3rd party devas/publishers and figure out how they can both benefit from each other

Also they need to get their games out in A timely fashion.

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joseph11111444d ago

Nintendo and Microsoft made the mistake of having business experts drive their gaming vision when they should have followed Sony's direction by hiring a game lover and developer (mark cerny) to create their system.

SilentNegotiator1444d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

One year later, I think we can finally stop pretending like Wii U's problem is "new console jitters"

In fact, no one should have thought that a dive like we saw from December to January was normal.

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FrigidDARKNESS1445d ago

Wii U is an awesome system with great games sales will pick up during the holiday season.

vishmarx1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

nothing to worry about.
either youre working for NINTENDO. or they should employ you

NarooN1445d ago

Lmao @ that image! It's pretty messed up, but still hilarious, xD.

KingOdin891445d ago

I'm enjoying my Wii U too. I think it's a great system, combined with my PS4 when it's released

Hoping Nintendo makes a turnaround when their games start coming out. Guess time will tell.

Toon_Link1445d ago

I like my wii u but really only bought it for windwaker remake and the Nintendo staples that will eventually come out like SSB Zelda and the occasional Mario title.

Deadpoolio1445d ago

Occasional Mario title...Hell they are so out of ideas were already on the 3rd Mario title for the Wii U in less than a year....

Toon_Link1444d ago

@Deadpoolio what I meant was the occasional Mario title that I want to play.

NYC_Gamer1445d ago

Nintendo needs to make some key changes in order to change the status of Wii U

LOL_WUT1445d ago

Yep, but the faithfuls on here like to say otherwise even when Nintendo's CEO publicly admits it. I hope they manage to turn the WiiU around but at the pace they're going its most likely going to take forever.

Delayed games, still no N64 titles, one VC title a week and system updates that don't bother to fix certain issues like friend messaging. They need to get it together. ;)

jcnba281445d ago

You posted a blackbond video! How am I not surprised another troll just like you LOL!

You said Skyward Sword sold little so you want to talk numbers do ya? Sure just take a look at this list.


Deal with it, live with it, accept it ;)

LOL_WUT1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

How exactly did I get exposed? The list shows exactly what I just said LOL! Talk about damage controlling for the_villager. Way to bring up Sony into everything guys, insecure much? Exposed ;)

jcnba281445d ago

"The list shows exactly what I just said LOL!"

What does the list show you? Not one sony exclusive is there and how many Nintendo exclusives are on that list? How many Wii exclusives are on that list? Facts are facts. LOL Exposed.

Have that seat ;)

clouds51445d ago

Of course it's real but the wii u is a great system. I think the problem really could be saturation. Everyone has either a wii or ps3/360 or all of them. Why buy another system. Especially when you're more on the casual side.