Analyst: Wii U to Sell 25 Percent as Well as Wii

In an market research report provided to IGN, it was revealed that the PlayStation 4 is the quickest-selling console in history. In that same report, DFC Intelligence also makes a sales prediction about Nintendo’s struggling Wii U console.

According to DFC Intelligence, the Wii U “is expected to be mainly a system for Nintendo first-party software.” However, the report paints a dire picture for Wii U. DFC Intelligence writes that “sales [are] anticipated to be only about a quarter of the Wii.”

The Wii U has shown moderately improved sales in Japan in particular, though it continues to struggle selling hardware and software alike.

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DEATHxTHExKIDx1649d ago

its a Gamecube 2.0 and I always preferred gamecube over wii regardless of sales.

Concertoine1648d ago

definitely. sales would be nice too though >_>

guitarded771648d ago (Edited 1648d ago )

Yeah, GC had a much better catalog, and controller than Wii. Wii U has some stuff going for it, but it's never going to do Wii numbers. Wii was an anomaly, and it's not simple to do those numbers time and again.

Rustynail1648d ago

No, it's Virtual Boy 2.0.

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XiSasukeUchiha1648d ago

Gamecube 1.0 sold more than Wii u (Gamecube 2.0)

Concertoine1648d ago

gamecube had smash bros melee at launch.

Chrischi19881648d ago

Gamecube had its full life cycle to sell more

RPG_Lover1648d ago

Sales have no impact on system enjoyment

RobbyGrob1648d ago

Enjoyment clearly has an impact on sales though.

360ICE1648d ago

Crappy controller does.

In all seriousness, though. I think Wii U will pick up the pace. Super Mario 3D Land looks fantastic, Windwaker HD is great and with MK8 and Smash Bros on the horizon, it'll have a good offering soon.

HOWEVER, I wish they just stuck to the pro controller. Maybe tweaked the Wii controller a little bit. I can't stand that awful 5$ (est. value, not price) "tablet".

wonderfulmonkeyman1648d ago

It's got all the same functions and buttons as a normal controller, a really good grip, and the touch screen isn't over-used in the majority of its titles but still gives enough extra options aside from Off-TV play to be useful.

There's no "Crappy" about this controller.

360ICE1648d ago

I disagree.

It feels light, clunky and somehow more plastic than the other plastic controllers. You're right, most of the games don't really use the touch screen all that much (it's not over-used), and that is why it's annoying to be holding a controller that's essentially a board fitted to your hands instead of a smaller controller that rests perfectly in your palms. Is the screen useful? Sometimes. And in games like Nintendoland it's even fun, but that doesn't stop it from being devastated by the Pro Controller in nearly every game - and in comparison to PS4 and Xbox One's controller efforts, even the Pro Controller isn't that good.

Also, screen is low-res, it doesn't have multi-touch (what touch-screen doesn't have multi-touch these days?), which is incredibly weird seeing how there'd easily be many uses for that.

This is largely a matter of taste, though. You're free to say that you like it, but I'm just saying that it feels really cheap to me. Second screen thing would have been a neat add-on, but going beyond that I feel it overstates its welcome.

Chrischi19881648d ago

Then you didnt understand, what the use is for. I know there are not too many games, to actually show of its functionality, but there will be games, that will show, why it is superior to other controllers. That would be games, who are similar to Skyrim or any MMO or even games like DOTA or something like that. These games are simply said not playable on a PS4 or Xbox 1, at least not with the controlls they offer right now. In my eyes, Wii U can offer a completely new genre to play, with that controller and that makes it for me more next gen, than pretty graphics and same controlls since PSX days.

360ICE1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

I'm sorry, but nothing suggests that Wii U users are gonna get this widely different experience. As far as I'm concerned, the tablet integration for PS4 and Xbox One have been equally interesting until now, and may continue to be so. Also, these consoles are powerful enough to play around with Kinect/Camera technology, and eventually virtual reality. What's left for Nintendo then?

"Superior" to other controllers is such a bs statement, because ultimately it will never be as good at 99% of the games that are out there as the quality products that are Dualshock 4 and the Xbox One controller. Response time, ergonomics and everything is just optimalized on those two controllers.

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Reeze1648d ago

Sure, sales are very important.

However, I like to evaluate consoles based on the enjoyment I get out of them. Wii U is definitely one of the highest ranked, personally, in that matter.

wonderfulmonkeyman1648d ago

Won't change my choice of system regardless. Nothing else is getting Bayonetta 2 or Monolith Soft's next game, so the Wii U is sticking around my place.
It's not just for Nintendo games anymore...

curtis921648d ago (Edited 1648d ago )

Isn't it though?

wonderfulmonkeyman1648d ago

No, it's really not.
Granted, Nintendo still makes good quality games. I've got Pikmin 3 and SM3DWorld, for example.

But there's still quite a few great second and third party and indie games going for the system.

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