Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U ranked as the top-selling video game product this week.
Now, hopefully this will improve the Wii U's sales as well.
Here's hoping it does but let's not forget it releases the same day as the X1 which could have an impact on the wiiu sales ;)
The person buying Mario is not the same person interested in Microsoft's offerings. Also the Wii U is a lot cheaper. A LOT cheaper.
Two completely different market. But if anything, I would say the Wii U will damage the Xbox One sales. Wii U + Zelda + Super Mario 3D World for $360 Xbox One + Xbox Live + one game = $650 I think many people are going to opt for a Wii U and Mario instead
Wii U cost $300 Zelda Bundle SM3DW and buy 3 or 4 more retail games cost as much as Xbone.
Nothing wrong with the Wii U just needed more games .
that cant be true since they say no one has a Wii U and if they do they don't buy games on it lol
They say a lot of things lol...
WiiU owners buy games alot mate....
I beg to differ as 3rd party software sales on the WiiU are at an all time low and even to some degree 1st party titles ;)
LOL_Wut The Wii U software sales are over 12 million units not counting the eShop Wii U owners are buying a ton of games. They just aren't buying rip offs and late ports. Disney Infinity, Monster Hunter, Rayman Legends, The Legend of Zelda, Nano Assualt, Ducktails Remastered, Super Luigi U, New Super Mario Bros, ZombiU, Lego City, Have all put up decent numbers
This game looks like a blast. It makes me consider getting a Wii U, but then I remember the Wii U is way overpriced when I can get a PS4 for only 100 dollars more.
Why would u buy a worse console for a 100 more? With no quality games. No free online, no backwards compatability, no off tv play, no innovation.
Stop, just stop.
You should change your name to "Isuck".
You're kind of delusional there my friend. I would love to get a Wii U, but the PS4 trumps it hands down. Also, let me correct you. The PS4 has just launched, give games time. The Wii U had like nothing great when it launched. There IS free online gaming with PS4, Free-to-play titles are free to play without needing a PS+ subscription. There is off TV play if you have a Vita. Backwards compatibility is coming with Gaikai. So yeah... Please stop trolling. They're both great systems, and they each have their respective audiences.
I own six physical discs for my PS4...none of which are on the Wii U. I also have eight titles downloaded on the PS4...none of which are on the Wii U. My Wii U has New Super Mario Bros. U, Lego City: Undercover, and Earthbound. That's it. We're a year into this thing and my PS4, which is less than a week old, has more games.
@wearelegion Well that's your choice, though. You ignored zombi u, w101, windwaker hd, rayman, mh3u, resident evil revelations, NSMBU, nintendo land, amongst others. You could make the argument that you bought them on other systems, but i could just as well say "i bought AC4, bf4, cod ghosts, ryse, dr3, and crimson dragon on xbox one, only bought killzone shadowfall and knack on ps4! Xbox one has more games!"
Actually the PS4 offers so so off tv play via the lol, Vita!!!!!
seroiusly you have a great point there nothing new wolf in sheep clothing the only difference is graphically. not saying sony sucks but the ps4 just isnt doing it for me. the support for ps3 is bound to last at least 2 more years there basically competing with themselves. you release a good game for ps3 and ps4 or relases it exclusive for ps4 and leave out ps3 users.
ps4 is not that special 2 games at full HD against wiiu's 11 ?? plus Shinen are using 8k textures on Fast racing neo,can ps4 even do 8k textures,ps3 used 1k work it out.....
please don't bring in hd in a conversation between PS$ wii u. I'm gonna won both eventually but I guarantee you that within a year the difference graphically between the two systems will not only favor the ps4 but far outshine the wii u as well
@theothervitaowner who cares about graphics. this aint Ms.america this is gaming the wiiU hands down has great games so far. yea they have had a year head start but come on we all knew a ps4 was coming Sony knew as well duhh. so if your releasing a new system at least put decent games out. and when you say outshine there many definitons when a fanboy says that, we all know nintendo games are giving a score no lower then 9 i mean exclusives so outshine on quality i dont think so but outshine on shovel ware yea sony has nintendo outshines, they already started.
>"Wii U is way overpriced..." I can't help but laugh at that. Really. $300 for a Wii U console, one or two free games (depending on the bundle) along with all the basic wires(Charger and HDMI included) and the two cradles. ...is overpriced?
I like that the Wii U is HD, Backwards Compatability is awesome,but I still feel that it tries to sell itself on gimmicks like the old Wii instead of real, next gen features like stream sharing games. I would buy one for sure at 200, at 250 I would still have to consider.
@Veneno Stream sharing games is a gimmick. Advanced graphics are a gimmick. The gaming industry as a whole is a gimmick. A gimmick is a device intended to capture attention, business, or publicity.
Steam sharing is "next-gen" I can do that with a capture card with my Xbox 360. Miiverse is a whole social network dedicated to gamers. that is more next gen that Sony's limited share features that can easily be reproduced with a capture card and editing software
Don't you think that's asking a little too much? They're already selling at a loss as it is, so I don't think dropping the price that low will come anytime soon. $200 would just be overkill with all it offers. Yeah, it doesn't have that streaming feature the other two have, but hey it plays the games and does what it was made for. I guess I value different things in a console than you do, though.
Actually $160 more if youre trying to play online, and 60 more dollars onto that if you even want to play a game. With the Wii U, 300 dollars gets you the console, a game, free access to play games online, you also get backwards compatibility, and 60 more and you get the highest rated first party next gen game.
Not to mention WiiU has totally free online. And the Wii pro controller battery lasts 80 hours. Reports are in that the ps4 controller is only going for 7 hours.
yeah I know I have a Wii U and I play games on it a lot
It be funny if this outsells the Xbox One on friday hehe
This makes me remember when games used to be fun...
THAT is complete bullcrap. I started gaming on the Atari 2600 and games are just as fun now as they were back then. You're going to tell me GTA V, Just Cause 2, Saints Row IV, Super Mario Galaxy, LittleBigPlanet, Halo, Surgeon Simulator 2013, PayDay: The Heist, Pokemon X/Y, Minecraft, Killing Floor, Portal, and the various titles that have come out this generation are not fun? Really? No. Fun is still a massive part of this industry.
are you sure we are playing and looking at the same games
What I meant was, things got a little serious over the last couple of gens that's all... of course I enjoyed most of what you listed there but there's always something fun about a Nintendo game... I've been on the fence about the Wii U, the more I see these games the more I'll just walk into a store and walkout with one.
#wearelegion Zomg the 2600 was the first system I owned followed by the NES. I recently got an emulator to play those games on my phone SuperGNES app (of course had to buy the Moga controller cause touch controls wont cut it for those games). Let me tell you, those games are sadistically hard and not even fun anymore. I played Super Ghosts & Ghouls for about 1/2 half hour and couldn't even get halfway thru the first board. Co-workers were loling their butts off at me playing and dying like every 15-20 secs.
just curious how much is a wii u in america, im in uk and its between 200-250 pounds depending on where you get it from and which bundle you get.
It's 299.99$ in America with one or two games included depending on the bundle ..there's the Zelda bundle,the mario and luigi bundle,and the skylanders bundle
ahh k ty for the reply :)
300 dollars. That should translate to about 186 pounds.
ty for the reply :)
It'll definitely be up there. :) But lots of people will dismiss it simply because it's a Mario game. :/
The great reviews and marketing push definitely helped.
I will pick this up day one but I have to admit the commercial suck Nintendo you need a new marketing team
well this will be day one for me. the reviews are amazing. and seeing videos looks like a lot of fun
#1 on sales at Amazon, and you know a lot of people (myself included) are planning to download to our 2 Terrabyte drives.
Why 2 TB? I don't see myself ever filling more than 250GB on my WiiU. The games just don't take up very much memory. Plus (and the part that really irks me about ddl games) is that they cost way more then the retail copy. I still do prefer the digital version if it's a game Im going to be playing a ton. I don't like doing the disc shimmy, shimmy, shuffle dance all the dang time.
I'm already close to 200Gb. Just Dance that my daughter likes, takes up a ton of space. 2Tbyte was almost the same price as 1Tb, and it wasn't fitting on the console. Also have Pikmin, Deus Ex, Tori Toki, Game & Wario, Monster Hunter 3, Zelda Wind Waker, Tank Tank Tank, Wii Fit U, Trine, The Cave, Tennis, Bowling, a half dozen VC games .... probably others ..... and you know I'm buying more, right? :) I try to wait for sales, but I agree online pricing irks me too.
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