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Submitted by mslug 253d ago | news

DFC Intelligence lowers Wii U lifetime sales forecast to 25m or less

GameDynamo - Bad news for Nintendo - according to GamesIndustry International, DFC intelligence intends to significantly lower the sales forecast for the Wii U in its upcoming December 3 release (Wii U)

Neonridr  +   253d ago
Good for them, too bad they will have to amend their report January 1st after the holiday sales are done. Do they not know what game releases tomorrow? Might be a good idea to hold off on any estimating before a game that is historically known to move units releases.
LOL_WUT  +   253d ago
Nah too little too late. Even Nintendo had to drop their estimated forecast and the delays certainly didn't help. ;)
Fanboyssuck27  +   253d ago
Time will prove u wrong.
Ur wishes won't come true, sorry to burst ur bubble.
Nobody cares what a troll thinks, your irrelevant to Nintendo and any true gamer. d;o)
Concertoine  +   253d ago
i thought they kept their 9 million forecast for FY 2014. not that i think theyll make it but im pretty sure they kept it.
Anway, im positive the wii u will sell more than this. this gen will last at least another 6 years, and nintendo won't cut support for the system when anything they release on it is guarranteed to sell since their fans buy everything they make.
ShinMaster  +   253d ago
@ Fanboyssuck27

But Nintendo did drop their estimated forecast.

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean that the Wii U is a failure or anything. It just won't reach the Wii's success. My guess is it will reach N64 numbers.
ritsuka666  +   253d ago
This guys will eat crow in the ending of this gen, just watch.
iamnsuperman  +   253d ago
We will see how many units they ship this Christmas when two new systems have just launched (one of which managed to do over a million in in one region). The Wii U sucess will not happen this Christmas (it will be poor for them, depsite how well the one game has been reviewed, because it just a affect when new hardware is released). They need to (and it appears they will) make a move for 2014 which will be the deciding year for them (if they can't do it then they are in trouble)
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dedicatedtogamers  +   253d ago
Gamecube-style games will equate to Gamecube-level sales. Nintendo needs to bring back the sort of games that made the Wii popular.
Kevlar009  +   253d ago
Remind me when Nintendo didn't make some of the best games on the planet. The last time I checked anything below an 8 was an anomaly for a Nintendo game. The games Nintendo made during Wii are the same games they made in GC, SNES, NES, N64, and now WiiU

It's the marketing and focus the WiiU lacks atm
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   253d ago
Regardless of sales I'd pick Gamecube over wii any day.
Concertoine  +   253d ago
i dont think thats the kind of audience they need to be chasing after.
ShinMaster  +   253d ago
Hey, GameCube had better games than Wii.

The problem was continuing the gaming trend of the Wii on a console that doesn't have the same appeal as the Wii.
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EcoSos3  +   253d ago
Because the first year say how well the console will keep selling, just look at the PS3 and 3DS both are selling well.
lilbroRx  +   253d ago
It never ceases to amaze me how fast negative news regarding Nintendo gets approved, while positive news idles for days.
meganick  +   253d ago
Yup, the Nintendo (and Microsoft) hate on this site is relentless.
Dunban67  +   253d ago
If they don t have several yet to be announced games to reveal after the holidays (for 2014/ 1st half of 2015 release) then we will be lucky to hit 20 million- At some point very soon- Nintendo needs to act like they actually care about the future of the Wii U- So far they have seemed very ambivalent or even hesitant to support the Wii U- IMO most 3rd parties saw how little Nintenod was getting behind the Wii U shortly after launch and said if Nintendo are not going to support it then why should we?

If we had not had Ubisoft releasing games on the Wii U this year it would have been a far worse drought
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grassyknoll  +   253d ago
I think we need to see what happens after Mario 3D, Smash Bros & Mario Kart (especially this!) come out. If there's no momentum after those, then I think this target is realistic.
Dunban67  +   253d ago
When do you think Smash Bros and Mario Kart will be released? Any chance we get them both in 1st 1/2 of 2014?
grassyknoll  +   253d ago
Mario Kart is coming in March / April (I sure it's before the end of the financial year, which is the end of March). Smash, I really don't know, they could hold off till next Xmas, but have shown quite a lot so could be sooner.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   253d ago
MK8 in the spring!
meganick  +   253d ago
Wii U will definitely sell more than 25 million units. This estimate is absurdly low. I'd estimate it'll sell roughly 40 to 50 mil in it's entire lifespan.
RPG_Lover  +   253d ago
Who cares, I am having so much fun with wii u right now
Misaka_x_Touma  +   253d ago
intelligence lol
never heard of em
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Theyellowflash30  +   253d ago
Bad news Nintendo, some random company lowered the lifetime Wii U sales because they came from the future.

LOL this is a joke
linkenski  +   253d ago
Just get Iwata off his chair ffs. Any other CEO would've done a better job.
JackieCruise69  +   253d ago
Oh whatever. I don't even care what these analyst idiots say anymore.
HardcoreDaBoss  +   253d ago
yeah whatever,, just wait until you guys see how much mario 3d world sells and then talk about that.. and tommorow we will see some news on just how good the sales are... I predict at least 1 million day one.. but mario games and nintendo games have crazy attach ratees
FlyingFoxy  +   253d ago
Predicting sales is like predicting the weather, it's not always going to go like you might expect.
_QQ_  +   253d ago
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