Everyone's wondering whether the PS4 or Xbox One is winning. Well, wonder no more. The answer is clear: the Wii U is winning.
Gamers are winning... Edit: not sure if this guy is stupid or that he's acting stupid. He says the Wii U has the most market share and then answers the obvious by stating that the wii U had a 1 year head start. The Ps4 sold half of what the Wii u had sold in 3 weeks. Same goes for the xbox. I don't know why I'm trying to explain this it's obviously flame/hit bait... Nintendo better get comfy in 3rd place if your disputing market share... Nintendo has advertised a accessory not a console heck I still don't know what a wii u is, and poor Nintendo expected their casual fan base to notice... The hardcore proved their still the decisive factor with the Ps4/Xbox.
I cant fathom the logic behind this article. Ofcourse the Wii U has the biggest market share it has been out for a year with no competition (we have just hit the first month on the market for the PS4). Sine the release of the other systems that market share to a huge nose dive (the PS4 did bettering the UK than the Wii U has done in a year). The same explanation can be applied to the games point. Ofcourse the Wii U has more games. It would be really bad if it didn't. The numbers coming out from this launch (PS4 and One) should be worrying for Nintendo. We haven't seen anything like this (demand wise)
@topic title - No it's not /thread
By the author's reasoning, Nintendo's next generation market share, which took a year to build, has been cut by almost 70% in 2-3 weeks. I own a WiiU, but if that's not the most damning condemnation of Nintendo's security in this race, I don't know what is.
This would be my best advice. Get 3rd party publishers on board to make exclusive wiiU games as well as ports. Promise them 3DS support to make money. Then, like Sony, use some of the money they hav to buy a bunch of companies, some indies and some full scale, and begin making more exclusuve games. Also, create an incentive for the 10 million ppl or more that own a 3ds to buy a WiiU. There is a way. Or scrap the wiiU as fast as possible and create a new console that can compete. I never understood why they didn't take the yr head start to creat a console similar to the ps4. Drop the controller and they could have sold a much more powerful system for $300-$350. Take a loss if possible and they would have had a years head start to get ppl on board with 3rd party games. How many ppl may hav bougjt CoD or Battlefiels for the WiiU if it looked like the ps4 a yr ago. Once u did that, u roll out exclusives and build up online and app support and then sell peripherals if u want. I just never understood.
PS4 sold more software than WiiU in November and it was only 2 weeks old.
Is this satire? Please tell me it's satire. Please.
Just don't forget. Wii U sold it's biggest share during the christmas time. And while xbox one and ps4 are selling well, Wii U is also selling New consoles. Unfortunately while ps4 and xbox one have their post release dry spell nintendo will be dropping a new Mario Kart AND a new Brawl. Wii U will likely keep its lead until the competitors finally get their system seller titles. I don't doubt it will lose the worldwide lead. Just it's going to take a while.
Same goes for the Wii U itself ;) See launch sales, do not reflect the sales afterwards. nd a lot of people where holding back and waitet for the others to come out, to decide, which will be the next console.
William Usher & Pete Haas are both drunk. That's "obvious".
It's a contest about console manufactures getting more consumers, therefore more money. GAMERS WINNING - by raining money on MS, Sony and Nintendo. Flawless logic. Thanks to brains like yours these companies will never bankrupt.
"heck I still don't know what a wii u is" This is the perspective from which most Wii U critics speak from. People with no knowledge of the system, thinking they know exactly what it needs.
@Fang You got a point. The critics and journalist don't know, or have a very little knowledge on how the system works. But yet give criticism on something they don't know anything about but to be fair the critics/journalist's aren't at fault. people are critiquing there ideals on the sales of the system, The software its pushing and the companies PR and message to the fans. hence the criticism and debates.
Sure This guy for kid game NINTENDO XD. I love classic SNES and Nes than Wii change kid game. Bye I played now hardcore on PS3/4 and aduit games.never forget Last of Us lol
You're not an aduit until you dare to be childish. And just to prove how bias can change things: what's more childish, Ni No Kuni and Puppeteer or Bayonetta 2 and Xenoblade? I think it's important to play a variety of games, which is why I have Playstation and Nintendo.
I'd add that you're also not an adult until you at least try to use proper grammar and spelling!
WiiU is dead in the water both XB1 and PS4 are going to outsell the U by summer 2014
Whoa! all the way in summer? I call spring, maybe as early as April that PS4 will at least be tied with WiiU before passing it in the fast lane like a Porch passing a Geo Metro.
Being out-sold never killed off a Nintendo console before now, it won't do so this gen.
They will outsell the wii u as soon as the manufacturers make enough. These new consoles are crazy hot. We just need more games now
I am not necessarily going to disagree on what the sales are going to be, but I have to ask...who is this massive user base thats going to buy these systems in the new year? And what will they be buying it for I wonder? 2-3 new AAA games by summer? Everything else is playable on old systems without having to drop $400+ dollars, new controllers, and pay for online. I'm sorry, but I just don't see what everyone is saying. No one seems to be looking at the big picture. While these systems may be selling gangbusters now, what is gonna keep that momentum going? Heck, the Wii U sold 2/3 of its total in the first two months, and again, I am not saying they arent gonna sell better in their first year, but based on what? Games that aren't out yet? That kind of a mindset is only for the really hardcore, which makes up a very measly percentage of gamers on a whole. Not to mention economies suck right now, and dropping chunks of money on novelty systems with nothing to set them apart really from their predecessors, other than they are more expensive all around, yea, I think that is absurd. I keep hearing 'it will probably outsell the ps2!'...to which I can only logically respond: Based on what? It doesnt double as anything people dont already have(2 had dvd and 3 had bluray), it now costs to play online, and honestly, it doesnt look that much better than ps3(and regardless of what people say about how good this or that looks, the average consumer is not going to see this, not at the cost of $450+ dollars anyways...) Honestly, I don't see either of the big 2 even hitting their previous numbers of 80 million to be honest. I think the games market is gonna see a contraction this generation, not because of mobile or anything, but bc the average consumer already has fancy graphics on their ps3/360, and I think they just aren't gonna care to upgrade...but hey, thats just my take.
thats very true wii u is all really dead
That's certainly the way it looks but I believe every Nintendo developed first party game that's been released on the Wii U look fantastic, play beautifly and is a heck of a lot of fun! I think Ninrendo has already released a couple of masterpieces. Pikmin 3 and Super Mario 3d World both look amazing! Control amazing and both games utilize the internet in cool, innovative way. I believe this is really just the beginning of seeing what the Wii U is capable of. I think what I've seen so far of Nintendo's first party software releases for two thousand fourteen they're going to continue to be building on this trend of developing brilliant first party software that third partys and Sony Microsoft could never dream of developing! Video game history shows the least powerful and least expensive home video game console always win's it's respective generation but this generation could possibly buck the trend and the Wii U could possibly come in second or even third place! I really don't care that much who wins this generation! Because I know as a Wii U owner I'll win! I'll be playing not only the best video games of this generation but maybe some of best Nintendo video games of all time!
If Nintendo wants to dominate again, bring back Nintendo from the 90s. For the author, Back in the 90s you would have a valid point, and even proof. Now? Not so much, especially with the whole "family friendly" approach. Playing it safe and having a target audience for kids is 2 completely different things; and personally I'd rather have the Nintendo where they released both types of games and let parents decide what their kids should play, not them.
in my country nobody cares about Nintendo consoles since Playstation One times.
the fact that you say you dont know what a wii U is really? you honestly dont know what a wii U is but your current with the knowledge of ps4 and xboxone? all i know is ive had my shooterfix with ps3 and 360 which is pretty much the games available for these new systems, nintendo offers gamers much more than shooters as of right now this holiday say what you want but nintendo has the games THIS holiday not just another shooter
Yeah because there are only shooters on 360 and Ps3... Why do you Nintendo fanboys all ways say 360/ps3 ONLY has shooters they have a huge array of games that are not shooters... GTA Gran Turismo Infamous Uncharted God of War Little big planet Mod nation racers Red dead redemption Tomb Raider The Last Of us Assassins creed Batman Arkham origins/city/asylum Nba2k FIFA Mortal Kombat Final Fantasy Injustice Need for speed Splinter cell Blacklist Playstation All stars Hitman absolution Elder scrolls Sleeping dogs Heavy rain Saints row Just cause Ratchet and clank Portal Metal gear solid Prototype LA noire Dirt Dragons age Please don't tell me you own every one of those games and also dont say Uncharted is a shooter because in reality its not, its an action/adventure/platformer. And neither are games such as GTA/redemption/SAINTS ROW, they feature shooting eleements but their definately not shooters. EDIT: there are also many,many more I have not listed.
I know what a WiiU is, (hint, it's not just a tablet controller for a WiiU like the general public seems to think it is) but I'm not sure what it looks like as I've never seen one or know anyone that has one. WiiU is a Ps3 X360 generation standard hardware. It's not winning anything, it released 7 years too late. So guess whose gonna give up on this gen first and jump the gun on next gen with a weak system. Again. There's no way WiiU has the technical legs to keep up with ps4 and Xbone. And I'm not a sales define a console guy, but ps4 is going pass it's life time sales the same week they manufacture one more console than WiiU has sold. Probably February or March and that's really not that long when you consider X360 held its one year lead for about 6 years. Nintendo have just squandered their opportunity.
What a troll comment. What are you 10 or 11 years old now? Really, Please re-read your comment. As far as your 7 years too late portion. I believe around 7 years ago Nintendo released Wii Which won last gen.
No offense to Nintendo but I don't consider the WiiU next gen. Not sure how this journalist came up with this conclusion.
Same, from a hardware point of view it looks like a 360 clone on roids with a tablet hybrid controller. and it appears to a lot of people as just a fancy controller. XO and Ps4 are something else, and more noticebly they appear next gen by just about all definitions, like an uppgrade rather than an accessory to an old console. And both Microsoft and Sony have been stressing games, hey look at this FLASHY game for our next genereation console and there is a hundred more coming, oh look indie games, here have one for free. What Is nintendo doing? I dont really know, but they need to fill the vacuum with killer apps. Bayonetta 2 and Pikmin is a start. But most of the core fans wants a proper Zelda, SSBB, Metroid or Mario Galaxy or something.
@Beastforlifenoob theres plenty you should of took off too... lol ur comparing a whole systems life span to nintendos wiiu which has been out how long?ur telling me ud rather play knack over super mario 3d? ur kidding urself read and understand what i typed please as of right now 12/14/2013 and for the next months and months to come the wii U has the best games of the next gen until ps4 and xbox release better games (and they will) but right now nintendo has the best games and soon mario kart and donky kong.,. ps4 knack...killzone with no gamechat... xbox forza? killer instinct so yes as of 12/14/2013 nintendo has the best games
Soon fourth place when the steam box comes out. Wii u had a year lead wont be in first place for long.
umm...seeing as you regularly troll nintendo articles, i'd say you know exactly what a wii U is. Stop trying to be clever and 'hardcore' you idiot.
The opinion of someone who "dont know what a Wii U is" is irrelevant. Your lack of knowledge on the subject of video games is embarrasing. (@ mafiahajeri)
As much as I love Nintendo, you might want to check the numbers again.
lol since when do SALES prove somethings glory? ha. everyone knows the only reason ps4 is selling is because of the number 4 at the and of PlayStation < FACT the wiiU has better games more high quality than the much awaited ps4 x1 < FACT AND the wiiU has already been proven to be the more immersive more pro gaming experience because of the GAMING-PAD < FACT The new Deus X, Rayman, and splintercell PROVED the wiiU to be a better more next gen system over a ps4 x1 PC because of the pad (: but what really suX, is not the wiiU normal sales, nor how sony FAILED with the ps4 vita HAND CRAMPING integration IMITATION to be like a wiiU gamepad for this generation of gaming, no , what really sucks is how ps4 and x1 launch exclusives RAUNCHED . . so sad for sony and microsoft . . they need to step it up if they want to "compete" with the big boys. Sony and Micro need to learn to lead their own way Nintendo wins and always will. get used to it
*the wiiU has better games than the much awaited ps4 x1* If this was the case the sales would be picking up but they're not. It's time for Ninty to break out of their safe bubble and go back to the SNES days.
Hahaha! Are you serious? Don't get me wrong. I'm looking to X, Next gen Zelda and somewhat Smash, but c'mon. Not everyone likes the gamepad. In fact, with certain games, it's completely useless. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Sakurai say he's not bothering with the Gamepad in Smash? As if the Wii Us launch was any better. And next year, yes the Wii U will have more games, but the XBO and PS4 will have a wealth of third and first party support by the end of next year. Much more 3rd party support than the Wii U. Nintendo is winning in lifetime sales so far, but it's not gonna be long before the PS4 and XBO outsell it. The PS4 hasn't even been released in Japan yet.
Ignore feature is the greatest feature on this site.
I thought Nintendo fanboys LOVED to bring up the sales thing when it was the Wii case last gen? The rest of your comment is just damage control so I won't even bother. I like Nintendo for what they are and I like their games,I wish them success this gen(I have a Wii U and I'm ENJOYING New 3D Mario Land),but you are just a sorry soul.
It's Nintendo that needs to step up their game if they want to compete with Sony & MS. Not everyone loves Nintendo as much as you and the sales of the Wii U prove that. Fact.
I literally thought this was sarcasm but I was shocked to find out you were serious. I just don't know where to begin with this.
You might want to get some professional help for your delusion! Wiiu has lost before it has even started!
Reassurance is good. Keep doing that.
"If Wii U has such good games, why isn't it selling?" Well, by that logic, the best game on PS4/XBO is Call of Duty: Ghosts.
You're a idiot <FACT
Nintendo needs to really needs to do what their old slogan suggested " Change the System"
Just like to point out that the new deus x is really a two year old game. The rest of what you said is crap. Pure crap
You know what bro I'm not going to even diss you cuz I love Zelda and I'm a Playstation fan look I said fan not fanboy But everything you said is incorrect I admit Nintendo makes good first party games but they need more than that if the want to stay in first or even second place..Mario alone just aren't going to cut it,they need to get creative with their first party make a story about why bowser is the way he is ,make a Zelda that Don't have Ganon has the evil guy,surprise us make a story where link of to join forces with Ganon or dark link to stop some even more powerful, more evil bastard than anything he ever face before come on I know they can do way better than that There doing right now ..saying remote play is rip off,((that's not what I'm mad )) You know what I'm mad at landslide
not this time nintendo is not doing to good right now i heard that nintendo maybe stoping making games for the wii u in 2014 and this is from nintendo them self they will end up like sega
Sad that Nintendo is having such a rough time again. But that is what happens when you keep playing the same tune over and over. At some point it gets stale and no one listens any more.
I have to agree. Especially since their target market is getting older. I think they should have maintained their core business, but invested in a more mature spinoff that could appeal to older gamers.
Sony/Microsoft are perfectly fine with playing the same tune over and over again. That's what's so appealing about them. You can get the same games with better graphics. That is the appeal of PS4/XBO. The mainstream doesn't like Wii U because it's designed around making new ways to play games. The fact that it changes anything besides the graphics makes CoD/Fifa gamers nervous.
Touchscreen controllers are hardly new... But go on. I enjoy reading fanboy excuses
Well the Wii U is winning RIGHT NOW in terms of lifetime sales, but it won't be long until both PS4 and XB1 surpass it.
How did that 1 year head start work out for them? Because from what I've seen it didn't do nothing ;)
"didn't do nothing" ...so it did do something? Two negatives equal a positive buddy ;)
And by the same argument, I should buy a ps2, a ps3, and an xbox 360. All have sold more, all have bigger libraries and the latter two are similar in actual tech. I bought a ps4 b/c I wanted next gen, I wanted to invest in the future. And I already own these 3. So, why would I buy a wiiU when I have all these consoles and a 3ds.
Lol OP must have been drunk when he wrote this. M$ and Ninty can learn something fron Sony. Why do you think PS4 is the best system to date?Cuz its a machine made by developers for Developers.Case closed.
Steambox is the strongest console to date, and yes it is a console, no spinning it. case closed. Valve just knows gamers the best.
I myself would love the Wii U to win, but as it is, people are more concerned with system specs and the Wii U has the weakest. It's not nearly as weak as some people seem to think, thinking its weaker then the 7th generation systems, and it is capable of some nice graphics as evidenced by Nano Assault Neo, which uses very little of the system's power as stated by the developers, as well as the New Mario game. but this in turn could be due to their simple nature. Very few of the 3rd parties have really taken the time to see how powerful the system can be and instead have released rushed ports and then complained about people not buying their broken games. In my opinion, a next generation system should offer a large amount of innovation in how you play and not just an increase in power over the previous. If I wanted that I would buy a gaming PC, which is more powerful than the 8th generation anyway. And though the PS4 and XBO offer some innovation also, they aren't trying to experiment with a whole new way of play. Don't get me wrong, I think the PS4 and the XBO are great systems and their install base is very lucky. I just don't consider it "next gen" by my standards. Ironic huh? And I'm also not blind to the Wii U's flaws. having owned one for about half a year now, and using it almost everyday, I can say that the online should be better and there should be more memory. Hopefully those things will come in time, but for now I'm satisfied.
People don't care about the specs. Nintendo doesn't have the games that people WANT. Mario is old and worn out and no cat ears is going to change my oppinion on that. People want their GTAs there Fallouts and Elder Scrolls, They want online interactions that make that 60$ purchase still give enjoyment months after the SP has been beaten. Nintendo doesn't offer any of that, and that is why it is failing.
People want that^^ You want that and dont like nintendos titles, you must be pretty full of yourself, for acting like your opinio n is that of the masses. Remember, the core gamer is as tiny as maybe 3%.
Chris, Zelda and Mario is getting redundant at this point. Its only a matter of time before people lose interest.
Seriously Nintendo is a toy, it is not a gaming machine. I think they made that abundantly clear back in the Gamecube era with the purple controller with big colorful buttons on it. Like all toys their popularity hits a peak, then becomes "uncool" eventually coming back as "retrotastic" (firby for example) But it will never be in competition with the PS4 and the X1, nor will it see the success those systems will see.
'Seriously Nintendo is a toy, it is not a gaming machine.' That's one of the most obnoxious comments I see on here. The ps4 and xbox 1 are just as much toys as the Wii U, they are for playing games on, they are toys.
you mean those same colours microsoft uses for their controller butons?
Glad to see it an opinion article
Luckily this article is just that,l a stupid BS opinion piece without any facts or sensibility.