Nintendo officials don't seem to be concerned by some lacking sales performances!
that "article" is full of bad spelling. Top notch professionalism there.
Care to elaborate on the spelling mistakes?
Well something about "don't seem to be concern" doesn't sound right to me.
"Sure, we’re always expecting companies to boast on their performance from their own advantageous angles, and this month is no different, with Sony declaring Playstation 4′s launch to be “the biggest in history”, while Microsoft is pointing out that the Xbox One is “the fastest selling console” out there." that is one LONG poorly written sentence. "boast on their performance from their own advantageous angles" seriously are you just trying to sound smart??? It is common knowledge that companies will skew the results to make them look more favorable. For instance, Sony makes the claim that the PS4's launch is "the biggest in history". While Microsoft claims the Xbox One is the "fastest selling console". There a guy who got C's every year in English can still out write you.
Catalog is catalogue
Okay,.the writing is lacking. Great...but whom amongst us are tired of seeing.repeat articles about Nintendo's inabilty to move units or sell games. This is like.the eight article.i have seen.in.the last few weeks. Forget the grammar of the article and.focus on.why we constantly give.these mediocre sites hits. I hate being the douche, seriously, but n4g needs to look.into these articles submitted more an decide of.they really should be approved. Just my opinion. It is like any 13 or 14 year old kid can get a site and call themselves journalists. (Forgive the angry joe rant my people lol). On topic, nintendo really needs to step it up.
Why write a negative article on wiiu sales when they are picking up ???? basically when something good is happening for Nintendo all you little Sony/Microsoft lemmings start writing negative articles that contradict themselves......??????
Fixed the description, thanks for highlighting that. Still, that was the N4G description, I still fail to see where the horrid spelling is in the article itself.
"Nintendo struggling with sales" You shouldn't say "Nintendo struggling" for two reasons. The first is that it just sounds extremely awkward and makes me think your writer is the Hulk. Who wants to read an article that is written by the Hulk? Who would hire someone who speaks like "Hulk resume good?" Also, you need to add something between Nintendo and struggling, like "Nintendo is struggling with sales." I am not saying that should be the title, but it's infinitely better than Nintendo struggling. "Nintendo officials don't seem to be concerned by some lacking sales performances!" The sentence is very awkward and could easily be worded infinitely better. For starters, you don't need to say some or performances. It implies that some things are performing (maybe Super Mario 3D World, but thats it) and even then, some invalidates the need to make performance plural. In either case, the sentence should read more like "Nintendo officials don't seem to be concerned by underwhelming sales" or something along those lines.
Not to mention this guy got nintendo's opinion of liking the boost in sales momentum and said, "I'm my opinion these sales numbers are bad!' Nevermind what the company said. This guy knows better. Nintendo really has to be worried about having the best selling game console and seeing an attach rate forming for wii U.
What a very uninformative article. Are you kidding me? The Wii U has a bad library of games? No offense to the PS4 and XB1 but aside from a couple of exclusives for each system, the rest of the library is made up of last gen ports, and a few of them are found on the Wii U as well. The Wii U sales were down in November this year compared to last year. Ummm, ok. The console launched last November, so of course there would be more demand. Do you think the PS4 or XB1 are going to sell over 2 million consoles next November? Highly unlikely, the demand won't be as high because they won't be new toys anymore. Why is the 3DS even mentioned in this article? You cannot have an article about struggling sales and include the 3DS in it if you want to be taken seriously. The 3DS is a beast, and week in and week out continues to sell at a ridiculous pace. If recent reports are to be believed then the Wii U is actually trending up in terms of sales not down. Titles are starting to release that people actually want to play, and as a result, consoles are being sold. No it's not as many as the Xbox One or PS4, but those are brand new consoles that will naturally have a high initial demand. Will they both continue to sell at such a high pace? Perhaps, but only time will tell on that one.
Both Xbox One and Playstation 4 will be getting a huge amount of content next year, most of which really looks next-gen. The Xbox One is also getting a TV Show based on Halo, directed by Spielberg himself. So yea, when I'm stating that there's a major difference between available content, I have good reasons to back that claim. Sure, the Wii U has a few great games, but none of them are really next-gen, and looking into the future, I see Nintendo in a state of stagnation while the competition is evolving and progressing. Lastly, the drop in sales is an overall analysis, not referring exclusively to the Wii U.
and I bet the Wii U is getting no quality software next year in your mind right? Donkey Kong, Smash Brothers, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, X are all shaping up to be great games. I own a PS4 so I know that there are some games releasing that I will be purchasing. But to sit here and say that the Xbox One and PS4 are getting big games but the Wii U is not clearly shows a level of ignorance.
so ridiculous fanboy made a website. marked it as WTF.
"but none of them are really next-gen" I love when people say this, since it's a pseudo fact that means nothing. Like what makes The Wonderful 101 or Pikmin 3 "current generation" (shouldn't we start calling the next generation stuff current at some point?) and things like Destiny, The Evil Within, Wolfenstein, Ground Zeroes, Watchdogs, Titanfall, Thief, Rayman Legends, or Diablo III "next generation" stuff? Beyond them, only a few titles are announced that we don't know a whole lot about, so who's to say The Order is next generation, but X isn't?
I really don't know how you came to that conclusion about Nintendo (The Company). 3DS is outselling EVERYTHING!!! Wii U's sales are going up. PS4 & Xbox Sales are very high because they just launched before Christmas & are brand new systems. Vita is selling very badly, does this mean Sony as a Whole is going down too?? NO IT DOESN'T. Also, please define a NEXT GEN game for me? Do you mean just graphics? because as i recall a certain magazine said That Super Mario 3D World was the only REAL next gen game out right now! scoring higher that all PS4 & Xbox One games out at the moment.
Nintendo with Mario 3D WORLD have the only nextgen game in terms of graphics easy....get a grip....
This guy brings a tv show into a convo about games, and he is supposed to be a good reference on what is qualifies as next gen...you funny
Killzone shadowfall has proven that just because a game "looks next gen", doesn't guarantee great gameplay or new, innovative, truly next gen ideas, so your assertion of their coming games "looking next gen"means precisely jack squat.
Wii u is fine
Eh. I plan on buying one by the end of the year. That doesn't seem to be true for the majority though. That said, Nintendo is most certainly fine, financially. They can eat these poor sales this entire generation and then another after that.
no shit sherlock, at least they are improving
If a Mario 3D world game did not help Nintendo to see its wiiu selling a lot more in nov/December I don't think smash bros or Mario Kart will help more. But for sure smash bros will sell a lot and a lot 3DS systems. I am geting my copy. But Nintendo did not convinced me why I should buy a wiiu. The 3DS is all I need when I think of Nintendo.
I think you underestimate the power of Smash bros and mariokart. I'm not saying they will topple GTA V numbers, but historically, Mariokart has been a system mover and the need for a new Smash Bros has been pent up for 7 or so years. Ps- I completely agree with the 3ds. It is a flawless device and I put more hours on it than all my consoles put together.
Mariokart sells around 15 million copies in the west and around 7 million in japan ????? Mariokart is in COD territory in the UK always has been and beats COD worldwide in sales everytime.....so your very wrong,mario galaxy didn't sell wii's so why should 3D WORLD sell wiiu's ????
Allowen - Mario Kart sold over 30 million copies on the Wii. And this is a game that isn't played by the soccer moms and grandpas who bought the Wii.
So can i become a gaming journalist?
apparently anyone is qualified now adays
I swear, this entire article must have been written in a different lanuage then translated to English via Google translator.
Most of you are missing the point of the whole article. When you can t rationally debate the key points of the article and you don t like what the article states, then you find something else to attack- Moffet of Nintendo no more beleves what he is saying in the PR than any other sane, objective person- Moffet like all Nintendo execs know the Wii U is performing horribly and I will bet there are quite a few Exec jobs on the line right now if they don t turn it around- For Moffet to say "they are right were they want to be right now" is not only complete BS, it makes him and his colleagues lose credibility because they are far from were they want to be and most everyone knows that- If they actually are happy about the colossal failures of the Wii U to date then they don t deserve the jobs they have
If the definition of struggling is not number 1, than most systems struggle
Struggling would be historically poor performance- The Dallas Cowboys defense is struggling, The Wii U is struggling- The Wii, The 3DS, The PS3, PS4, XB360 and XB1 are not- Struggling may even be a kind term for the performance of the Wii U and the Cowboys D
Wii u isnt historically bad either
but we cant talk about it, because its trolling if you criticize nintendo. but the wiiu is doing very badly. when xmas is over and the sales figures are in, and the wiiu has been humiliated by ps4/x1, people will still refuse to believe the wiiu is finished. people will still say obtuse things such as 'why all the negative journalism' when the journalists are simply reporting the miserable state of affairs for the wiiu. people will still say its trolling to say the wiiu is failing, even though, yes, the wiiu is failing.
You're just doing a repeat of the haters from the 3DS's first year, not to mention the PS3 and the people from just before the Wii came out. It's nowhere close to being finished. Poor starts never guarantee the death of a console. You just wish they did whenever it's relating to Nintendo.
Thepcz is a fairly well known troll, so I would suggest just ignoring them.
lmao @ admiralvic do i not have a point? its not trolling if its a very good point. you only scream troll because its the only defense against what is a very good argument. in short, what im saying is true, hence, not trolling. its merely something you dont like to hear. heck, i dont like the fact the wiiu is failing, but believing it isnt failing isnt making it a success. see what i mean?
@ Admiral I know. I just feel I need to make a final point. @ pcz No, you do not have a point. Quote from you, for emphasis: "the wiiu is finished." It's not even half-way through its life cycle yet, and it hasn't made any Sega-level decisions regarding its console that would make it die that fast. You only scream that you're not trolling because you desperately want people to believe your nonsense, even going so far as to subtly change your tone half-way through to make it sound like you're only referring to sales being bad right now[which is such a blatant Captain Obvious moment that it SCREAMS "I'm quoting sales to get people mad, trolololol!"], as supposedly the only point you were trying to make, when in fact you've already said yourself that you think the system is "finished". Being poor in sales for a while doesn't automatically mean the death of a console, IE, being "finished". You, again, just wish it did. Troll harder. You've yet to make a point worth listening to without tossing in a load of troll alongside it.
It's not trolling to say the Wii U isn't selling well, it's business. But god forbid you say the Vita isn't selling, Vita TV isn't selling, the Xbox One is keeping up with the PS4, Knack sucks, or the dual shock battery life just blows. That's considered some seriuos trolling here on PSN4G.
exactly. its just commenting on the facts. if the wiiu was a sales sensation and i said ''wow, the wiiu is incredibly successful, congrats to nintendo'' nobody would scream troll. i would get thumbs up. but when i say ''wow, the wiiu is doing incredibly bad, it sucks right now for nintendo and its gamers'' people scream troll. people hate negativity, even if the truth is negative. i will get 'disagrees' for this comment, doesnt make it any less true.
Well yeah, but remember there are plenty of people on there who simply just click the disagree button, just to click it. It's extremely rare anyone on here actually justifies their disagree. And I don't think its a terrible thing that Wii U is doing bad. I actually think this is a good thing long term. Iwata or successor should see that simply catering to trends (in this case tablet gaming) and soley relying on 1st party to sell systems, its a thing of past. Nintendo first and foremost needs/has to fix it's relationships with 3rd party developers. Now if this read Nintendo is shutting up shop, then yeah I think we'd be disappointed.
There is a difference between "Very Badly' & "Badly". I would say the VITA is selling very badly. Wii U is selling badly, but sales are starting to pick up. PS4 & Xbox One wont continue to sell Millions in 24 hours after the holidays are over. after all the excitement is over.There sales will slow down aswell.
In response to your latter comment. There's nothing wrong with havin ur view, if u think the Wii U sucks etc... Then fine. But people think your a troll as u stalk every Nintendo article with your negativity. I've never once heard u say anythin positive about anything Nintendo, its always doom and gloom no matter what Nintendo do. People just think your a lonely sad old man (kinda like cranky Kong) when the highlight of your life is to seek and troll every Nintendo article. there's never any balance in what you say and come across as a extremely bias and one sided, delusional fanboy.
@Thepcz - so by your logic, the Vita is finished then too right? Oh wait, that's a Sony handheld, so it can't be true. Demand for the X1 and PS4 were at an all time high, it's a new console launch, that is ALWAYS the case. We all know that you have nothing but negative comments to say when talking about Nintendo and you relish every opportunity to troll these articles with your jibberish. Sales have been improving for the Wii U, not declining. Quality software is out there, regardless if you want to believe it or not. The review scores are evident that the Wii U has plenty of good games. If you don't want to get one, then fine, nobody is forcing you to. But please stop pretending like you know more than all of us when it comes to the state of affairs for Nintendo as a company.
lol oh how I agree with you. Your point is spot on. I think the wii u is failing currently, and a lot of people are in denial about it.But that is not what makes you a troll. What makes you a troll is how you never miss a chance to state this. The number of times you have said the same thing in articles is disgusting. That is what makes you a dirty troll
I never get these small sites. They try to be edgy by making an article that's negitive and never look at the good lart of somthing.
The 3DS is making killing though
needs a big price drop
The swamp force bundle is $220 @ newegg. Its today only, that's a good price if your looking for a wii u for Christmas.
I feel bad for Nintendo, I wish things would go back to the glory days, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Super Mario Sunshine and Sonic Games. Man, those were fun.
The games you named were from the Gamecube era. (Melee, sunshine, and lots of sonic games). Apparently, in Nintendo's "glory days", their console only sold 22 million. Maybe you were talking about software though. But the Wii U software is getting just as good as the Gamecube's. 3D World, a sonic racer, a sonic platformer, Smash bros on the way. The wii had those games as well (mario, sonic, smash). So you obviously weren't talking about software. If the Gamecube era was the glory days, people wouldn't say that the Wii U is struggling in terms of sales.
I'm talking about the Gamecube. This was before they recycled everything over and over. Super Mario Sunshine was probably one of the best games ever. SSBM was fun when you had friends over, probably one of the best fighting games. Then the sonic games like Sonic Heroes, Sonix Adventured DX Directors cut, and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle where amazing. Now it's Super Mario 3D Land which is recycled like some of its predeccesors. So is Sonic, Sonic Lost World was probably one of the worst games the Wii U has had. But when GC wad around Nintendo put in full support, and now, i can't say that. My respect for nintendo is now deteriorating.
"This was before they recycled everything over and over. " Then you mention Super Smash Bros. Melee, which was the sequel to Super Smash Bros. on the N64 (great game, improved a lot, but it's not like Melee is not recycled). You then mention 3 Sega games, which have nothing to do with Nintendo. Of these we have Sonic Heroes, a multi platform title that was generally disliked and two "recycled" Dreamcast games with additional content (how exactly is this better than 3D Land exactly?). "Sonic Lost World was probably one of the worst games the Wii U has had." I agree that Sonic Lost Worlds wasn't the best game on the Wii U or even the best Sonic, but it wasn't really a recycled title. Sonic Lost Worlds just felt like it was trying to be Super Mario Galaxy, which didn't make it awful, but it did not make it Sonic. In either case, I don't see how mentioning a sequel, a disliked sequel and two Dreamcast ports are "glory" days and 3D "Land" (I'm sure you mean World) and Sonic Lost Worlds are recycled garbage.
Nice. Article points out how awful the WiiU is selling and the site gets bashed for phantom spelling errors. Classic misdirection. Tell me how it's possible to defend against this simple fact. The WiiU has sold less this holiday than the previous holiday. While November was not terrible for the WiiU this year, it had double those numbers when the console launched. That simple fact justifies this articles existence. Of course I'm going to get a ton of disagrees for stating a fact but please try and reply instead of stealth disagrees.
it had double those numbers when the console launched. this one line answers your own question
What? Tell me you're not suggesting a console should somehow sell less with more available stock than it did back when the WiiU had fewer console available? AND AT A CHEAPER PRICE POINT AND BUNDLED WITH TWO GAMES? The goal of every company is to do better than the previous year. PS3 outsold it's launch. X360 did the same. The Wii tripled it's launch numbers. The WiiU sold half as many. That's not normal for consoles. I don't expect the X1/Ps4 to sell a million on their launch anniversary but they will outsell this year's holiday numbers simply because they have more stock available for purchase. The Wiiu, on the otherhand, is tanking hardcore. 1 year in and less than 5m sold is terrible and there is no defense for that.
lol well I think the article makes good points. Wii U is selling awful indeed. But the more simple fact is this article shouldn't exist. A person who doesn't seem to have a grasp on the english language is telling us what a million others have already said. They should save the writing for people who at least can garner some respect. No need to defend against wii u not selling well cuz it is pretty clear to anyone not in denial, but there is a need to defend against shitty writers who write the same thing that has been written a million times.
@inthelab This is completely and utterly nonsensical. Last November was launch month. Name one console that has ever sold less in the launch month than it did the following year in the same month?
I think this article was properly written. That said, I don't agree with it at all. To say that the Wii U sold better last year, and use it as a point against its sales THIS year, is asinine. Wii U was launched last year, it was 2012's hot holiday item. OF COURSE it would sell like gangbusters. This year, the Wii U isn't the new toy anymore, so it's going to sell less. On top of that, it's competing against not one, but TWO items that are, actually, NEW. I would be pretty surprised if the PS4 and Xbox One managed to sell as well in november of next year, as it did this year. I'm betting that won't be the case, and that won't mean these consoles will do bad. On to another point: the author says, time and time again, how the Xbox One and PS4 will have a lot of notable titles next year, and how the Wii U won't be able to compete with that... conveniently ignoring the fact that the Wii U has Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, Smash, Bayonetta 2, X, and who knows what else, all slated for release next year. Then he makes the ABSURD argument that the PS4 and Xbox One will have unannounced games for next year that will do wonders for them... then failing to aknowledge that this could also be the case for the Wii U. How in the hell is he supposed to know that one console won't have titles for it, yet the others do? Basically, this article is pure bias, and a good show of bullshit talking, where the author intentionally omit information because it goes against the point he wants to make. This isn't journalism, and it shouldn't be supported.
While I agree that there could be some unknown killer app coming in 2014 for all 3, I disagree with what you're saying about sales. November isn't just any month. It's Black Friday/Cyber Monday month as well so you have to treat that month a bit differently than say, a February launch. So the WiiU launched and quickly sold out in November. N didn't have to stocks to keep up with demand that month and by that month, I mean for 2 weeks out of November. Meanwhile, WiiU this year has much more available stock, a significant price drop, SMB 3D World, and came bundled with 2 Mario games. Lastly, most console tend to do better the following year. All last gen consoles did it. The WiiU isn't. Especially since the WiiU wasn't even out for all of last November...
You know what, you raise excellent points. Maybe the Wii U should've sold better now than it did last year, with more stock, lower price, and better games. You may be right. But on the other hand, I don't know how much of the blame lies on the Wii U doing bad because people simply don't want it, and how much of it resides in the fact that it had its spotlight stolen from it big time by the releases of the PS4 and Xbox One. That being said, the Wii U may be, in fact, selling absolutely abismally, but I don't think Nintendo will give up on it. They have consumer trust to maintain, so they will keep the Wii U afloat for a minimum of 4 years before trying again with another console. In the meantime, if the Wii U turns into the underdog (already has, by the looks of it), then you bet Nintendo will try their hardest to make it appealing, in terms of games. That is actually a good thing. Sony did the same when the PS3 had a bad first year in the market, Nintendo did it when the 3DS had a bad first year in the market, and Microsoft did it when the original Xbox came out and needed to prove itself against two big competitors (Sony's PS2 and Nintendo's Gamecube). Ok, I admit it gladly. Maybe I was a bit too hard with the article's author, but I maintain my points regarding the games, which said author completely ignored.
Still waiting for WiiU Zelda and Metroid to save this dying console.
Some of us are still waiting for the new Zelda game. -_-;; No, not the HD remake, the new Zelda game. Right now I'm happy with the X1, PS4,Vita, 3DS, PS3. I might pick up the Wii u's Mario Bundle at 250.00 CDN on Boxing Day or buy more clothes. -_-;;
Rayman Legends, Super Mario 3D World, The Wonderful 101, Zombi U, Pikmin 3, and LEGO City Undercover are excellent games that all gamers can enjoy that plan on getting a Wii U with even more to come. DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, X, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei, Smash Bros. (I'm hoping for 2014 release), Yarn Yoshi, and many more. Lets not forget about the other systems also with awesome future software. There is so much to be had in gaming world guys. Lets have fun and be grateful for what we got.
No surprise th... *oh! it's already been said* This is unfortunate to all Nintendo fans and those who grew up with Nintendo...
The Wii was an anomaly. It became wildly popular among casuals and sold like crazy. The Wii U is selling pretty normally for a Nintendo console before the Wii. The GameCube only sold 22 million. Before that, the N64 sold 33 million. The Wii U will probably end up somewhere in that range if things keep going the way they have been. Nintendo could not recreate the magic of the original Wii fad.