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Submitted by xHeavYx 717d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo’s new nightmare

Sony’s PlayStation 4 has finally debuted in Japan… and it is a big problem for Nintendo. According to Famitsu, the PS4 had a pretty great launch week, moving 322,000 units in its home market debut. The Sony box has clearly accelerated the steady erosion of Nintendo’s 3DS portable console sales. (Nintendo, Wii U)

BoneBone  +   717d ago
"The Wii U is dead and buried — even in Japan, its sales are now at a dismal 8,000 weekly level. It’s all now riding on 3DS."

Childish and unprofessional use of language. After 7 days of the PS4 on sale? Please learn some patience before jumping to extreme conclusions 4 years too early. Terrible 'journalism'. Just terrible.
DonDon  +   717d ago
Lol I just KNEW you would be the first one to jump to Nintendo's defense. Nothing in your response undoes the facts stated in the article. If you want to hold onto some hope that the Wii U will be fine, than go ahead. But don't expect EVERYONE to put their trust in a system that had a 1 year head-start, only to be outpaced in a mere 3 months by ps4. We can believe what we want, and according to sales, MOST people believe that the Wii U isn't worth their time, while the ps4 IS.

Geekman  +   717d ago
While at the same time the PS4 outselling one console doesn't mean doom for it. And there were no facts in this article, speaking as a neutral gamer.
bullymangLer  +   717d ago
ps4 sold more than a wiiU, aaand ??

haha sales dont deem a winner . lol wiiU STILL on top of ps4 like missionary position. and with less sales .

Better looking, more inventive, more next Gen quality exclusives on a wiiU rather a ps4 just Resogun < lol . .

nintendo is in the lead by a TON over ps4 < fact , because sales dont determine a consoles glory, the exclusive games do < fact . . .

nintendo is STILL dominating. better get used to it. .
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just-joe  +   717d ago
Let's overlook the fact that Nintendo is still worth more than Sony as well as Sony selling off it's PC business and closing over 60 percent of their stores. The Wii U may not be selling well but Nintendo still doing better than Sony.
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BoneBone  +   716d ago
Jumping to the defense of the Wii U? You sound a little like an over emotional school boy with a crush on a teacher. Problem is with people like you, you see it as strange should anyone say perhaps nice or positive things about a toy, but reading, writing and commenting negative things about a toy is just completely normal.

No, that's just a little bit psychotic.

Honestly, all you hear PS4 people talk and talk and talk about is SALES. SALES, SALES, SALES SALES. And power. POWER and SALES.

Why do they NEVER talk about games? Because it has NO games.

Wii U has plenty of top draw games. PS4 folk only turn their consoles on to load up N4G and play that great old game of Brag About Sales.

It's embarrassing.
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rdgneoz3  +   717d ago
It might not be dead yet, Nintendo has a huge bank to live off of for a while. Though investor's are not gonna like slumping sales. However, it's somewhat discouraging when the WiiU has been out since Nov 2012 and the PS4 since Nov 2013, and the PS4 is beating it in total and weekly sales. The WiiU needs more 3rd party support and to pump out some more quality system sellers to get back into it.
Knushwood Butt  +   716d ago
Today (Friday) is the 7th day that the PS4 has been on sale.
Chevalier  +   716d ago
Really your going to complain about the lack of games on a system that has been out 4 months? Now that is just desperation. The PS4 has 3rd party support unlike Wii U and has more games coming out this year then all the Wii U games out. The Wii U has slight bumps in sales every time a new game comes out, but, they are far and in between with most sales from Nintendo 1st party. Where are the 3rd party games? I have sold more PS4 in my store in the last month than all the Wii U sales we had since christmas. Our 1 month of sales more than doubled our whole 1st year sales for Wii U. If that is your idea of good then I really have to ask what your smoking.

It's all about the games you say? Just look at how many exclusives were released on PS3 last year and the GOTY and variety. PSN had more good free games then all the good Wii U games that came out in 2013. Sony has much more 3rd party, indie support and many 1st party studios so let's give it a year first. Funny how you say the article is 4 years too early and call the writer immature yet you can only comment on lack of games when PS4 has been out 4 months! Great logic there. If you bothered to look at all the games coming out this year and compared it's not pretty. Wii U has no major releases into this summer and my preorder list is at a dozen titles whereas PS4 has more than 3x that. Unless you know something I don't I would say prove it? You say lack of numbers? Then where was your proof?!
3-4-5  +   716d ago
These people's BOSS do not hold them accountable for accuracy anymore.

It's all about first instead of most accurate.

Calling something "dead" is the new "cool journalist" thing to do now. haven't you heard.

All the cool people are doing it
Baccra17  +   716d ago
So the truth is childish now, that's good to know.
Neonridr  +   717d ago
Pretty sure those who play handhelds will still play handhelds even if they purchase a PS4. The more interesting numbers to watch is if the Vita gains more traction with the new PS4 owners.

3DS will be fine, as long as they still get the Monster Hunters, Pokemons, Animal Crossings, etc.
Benjaminkno  +   717d ago
Since Nintendo is in better shape than Sony..

I can't take this opinion seriously.

Let me know when Nintendo posts a billion dollar loss.
Vegamyster  +   717d ago
That and laying off thousands of employees.
KonsoruMasuta  +   717d ago
It's funn. Nintendo's loss was nowhere near that amount.
Alex_Boro  +   717d ago
Lol, why are there any disagrees? Some people are butthurt by the truth. SMH.
XisThatKid  +   717d ago
I mean I really don't care how much most of these people make it's not mine but
And yea it was 2011 I remembered when this happend. All in all I see your point though.
Vegamyster  +   716d ago
That was Nintendo's first loss in 30 years and it was a $458 million loss, not $926 million.
XisThatKid  +   715d ago
yea i know, I seen it in the article I just posted.
Ck1x  +   717d ago
The title of this article made me think Nintendo pulled a Sony and canceled a high profile game in development or something... Damn people don't scare me like that!
SegaGamer  +   717d ago
What is with the daily bashing of Nintendo these days ? it's like people want it to be bad.
Geekman  +   717d ago
Hm. Lets think. The Ps2 outsold the Xbox and Gamecube by like 80 million units. Both consoles made it through they;re generation. The Wii outsold the PS3 and 360. Those still made it through there generation. Not only that, if the Wii U WAS dead, there are still people who wold buy the 3DS with there PS4. Think. Is the Wii U officially dead because its competition outsold it? We ALL knew that was coming. Not only that, one American does not speak for the entirety of Japan. And lastly, I ask a question: How does something outselling something else for one day make the console dead? The Wii U might die should Nintendo screw anything else up, but if they DON'T and get the system sellers , updates, etc out, then they'll make a profit and the Wii U would STAY alive regardless if even the Ouya starts outselling it. There are PS4 fans who own a Wii U or plan to buy one. Do you think they'd want the console to die?

I love these kinds of "Journalism." They distract my attention from the lack of news about The Division.
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RPG_Lover  +   717d ago
This site trolls Nintendo ignore it
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Killzoner99  +   717d ago
Wow and I thought the Xbone was looking bad. It looks like the PS4 is going to put both M$ and Nintendo out of business. To all the Nintendo defense force about to downvote me , you can't argue with those numbers. The FACTS don't look good.
just-joe  +   717d ago
Sony posting a billion dollar loss, selling off it's PC business, laying off thousands of employees closing 60 percent of their stores and still being worth less than Nintendo, yeah the fact don't look good.
king_george  +   717d ago
And yet they're doing an incredible job turning all of that around and stomping on the competition in the video game department.... yeah you know the same department that we're on this site to talk about..
Gemmol  +   716d ago
@king_George you mean the same videogame department where the ps3 lost 6 billion dollars, where sony put psp and vita sales together to hide how bad the Vita is doing, well since I'm on the right topic, you still cannot say anything bad about Nintendo with sales dealing with Sony because the only thing as a company Sony sell is hardware I am talking about ps1 and ps2, beside that 3rd party games sell the most on sony system which is another reason why they are doing bad.....its like I said in other posts out of 3 sony systems only one game sold over 10 million that they made, every other game that sold 10 million or more is from the different 3rd party developers.....while Nintendo who sell many 1st party games do not struggle with money....Look at Gamecube only 22 million console sold and they never lost a penny in that generation, if that is not good business I do not know what is.......I do hope Nintendo learn their lesson this generation from following Sony/Xbox, cause the Wii U and 3ds are the first system they made that they sold with a loss, if they make another system like that then they may head where Sony is at in a couple years

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lemoncake  +   717d ago
Microsoft and nintendo can take the hit, sony must have been very nervous before launch because I dont think they would have been able to survive a flop. I am glad its working out for them because it would have been sad for them to leave the console market.
tattooart83  +   717d ago
I dont understand why people are trying to hate the wii u so hard. Its stupid. They both have their ups and downs and sick exclusives. Fanboys are gay.
tattooart83  +   717d ago
josephayal  +   716d ago
im so dissapointed in the lack of games
Geobros  +   716d ago
Ive started reading this article and i stopped after few lines. Nothing interesting and serious here which worth reading...
Gemmol  +   716d ago
I think the point of all these hate articles for Nintendo is not real articles, but hopes from different people wishing Nintendo to fail. I think Nintendo and their fans should stop worry about these articles, because the truth of the matter is that before the Wii U and 3ds they never made a loss on a system. There is nothing to worry, and even if the system sold less then Sony/Xbox then so be it, Nintendo made money in the Gamecube era, people may complain about low amount of systems sold, but Nintendo made a lot of money and this was depending on 1st party titles only. If they start doing what Sony doing which is paying developers to come on board, things that happen to Sony will happen to them, they will lose more and more money. All they need to do is just forget about the other developers, make a bigger team and make their own games, their own sport titles, and etc. All they need is have a company for each genre, with 2 to 3 different teams for each company, like Call of duty where its a different developer making the game so each game gets the special time needed.
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wheresmymonkey  +   716d ago
the steady erosion of 3ds sales in japan? that made me laugh. It consistantly outsells every other device on the market by a massive margin. If its erroding then the rest of the market in japan is dead.

This is just another stupid, poorly researched, nintendoomed article.
DC777  +   716d ago
PS4 sales were pretty weak in Japan considering months of hype and expectation. You can spin it any way you want. The sales over the next few weeks will be more telling when it's debut is over. It's largely a handheld market we all know that. Obviously on its launch week it made a splash. I doubt it continues for long. It's pretty expensive compared to a 3ds or a vita.
Ck1x  +   716d ago
I know the PS4 is selling well now, but Sony fans should really learn to be more humble when it comes to spreading the news. In light of the Vita doing worse than the WiiU at the moment and Sony's name coming over the air with layoffs, 1.1billion dollar projected losses (projected, which means it may end up being more), selling off buildings, closing studios and the most recent cancellation of a high profile title from one of its trusted game developers. I understand wanting to stay in a positive mindset for your company of choice, but why sling mud when that company is still in the fire themselves. I've seen people justify the recent news as "oh every studio cancels games and lays off people!" No they don't, not from such a trusted studio house they don't. You especially don't just cancel a game after 3-4yrs of development going into it. Many are claiming that its similarities to Destiny is the reason for it being cancelled, but Destiny was announced a year ago. Why wouldn't Sony just have put the brakes on the game then when it was first revealed? Being tactful goes along way when you are a fan of gaming, because this industry is so fickle that the company that's on top today maybe on the bottom or out of the gaming business tomorrow...
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TheVideoGamHer  +   716d ago
Nintendo is killing the Wii U. They're their own worst nightmare lol.
videgamenext1  +   716d ago
I own a wiiu. I dont own a ps4 the only thing selling the ps4 is hype. From what ive seen the ps4 has alot of multi plats i can still get on my ps3. Games like smash bros and mario kart 8 are timeless games that ill prob still be playing years from now. No reason to own a ps4 and i love sonys game consoles but i know it wouldnt get played until uncharted is out. All i see is over hyped bs right now.

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