The Wii U will celebrate the second anniversary of its Japanese launch on December 8th, and the best way to do that on a high note is definitely a sales milestone.
Congratulations! The most high-quality exclusives by far, more than XBox and PS4 put together. It has the worst multiplats, but that's not the question or the answer.
The glory of Japan has really fallen in the console world. When a huge milestone is 2 million and being the 3rd largest gaming country in the world makes it seem like only UK and US matters anymore. The US alone sells 3-4 million consoles in November easily across console platforms. The rest of the world is either on smartphone/tablet or PC?
the ps2 sold over 20 million in japan, my how times have changed
US is like 26x larger than japan in land size.
the console was released in 2012... they had one year head start...
"head start" It's not a race. Nintendo clearly does their own thing.
Wtf???? Cling to that troll.
I keep seeing people bring that up. The 360 had a one year head start too. What's the catch?
@Takwin "Congratulations! The most high-quality exclusives by far, more than XBox and PS4 put together." It's all a question of opinion. For me, Nintendo doesn't have the best exclusives. Out of all the exclusives released on the WiiU, there are only 2-3 I would really like to play. Well, that's my opinion... ... but nevertheless congrats Nintendo for the 2 million units sold in Japan. EDIT: All those Mario's, Smash, Karts, etc, simply don't appeal to me. A exclusive game that I would like to play is Bayonetta 2.
I agree. I only want 2. The newest Mario Land and Smash. Nothing else.
I got 2 as well. Mario kart and bayonetta.
He said "The most high-quality exclusives by far, more than XBox and PS4 put together." . . and its true, according to reviews round the globe, wiiU is kicking ps4 and XB1 booty. . .nothing to do with opinion, or which games cater most to you . . thats a diff story
Donkey kong country returns (wii) and tropical freeze (wiiu) would sell the system for me :)
Why involve PS4/X1 here?
This is a gaming site populated by passionate gaming nerds. Wouldn't it be weird to see an article that didn't mention the competition to put things in perspective? I mean, I'm no shareholder and I don't consider myself a fanboy, but discussing (or arguing, gently) about your console(s) of choice is the reason people come to the comment section of gaming sites. That, or to witness the downfall of humanity, one troll at a time.
Ill pass on regurgitated smash, mario, Donkey Kong and ill keep my Infamous SS, TLOUR, Driveclub, Resogun, MLB The Show and whats to come. lol You act like Wiiu hasnt been on the market an extra year hahahaha and even with that their game turnout is horrendous which is why i dont own it and wont own it because its overprioced, archaic and behind the times.!
Mario Kart 8, Super Smash, Captain Toad, NSMBU, Super Mario 3D World. I've had fun with all of them...well except CT..that isn't out until friday, but looks like a lot of fun. * Just because your not Michael Jordan, doesn't mean you were never good at basketball.
It's crazy because 2 million sounds like peanuts but in Japan it's actually pretty significant.
Particularly for consoles. I'd be more concerned if this number was for 3DS or Vita.
3DS is over 16m and Vita is probably 3m
I wonder how high it will go with Smash out this holiday season. 2.5 million, maybe?
I suspect it will be less than that. The home console market is in bad shape in Japan despite Wii U's general lack of significant competition. Last year, Wii U sales with the release of Super Mario 3D World were low. However, the reality is, none of the 3D Mario Game have ever been strong system sellers for home consoles in Japan during their first week of release.
Possible SM3DW push Wii U over 100k for a week in Dec. last year
Yeah well it finally has good games so I'm not surprised.
@Takwin: LOL, Wii U better have a nicer library of games in certain asppects, it's twice as old as PS4/XB1.
Well, it doesnt matter. It matters what you are competing with and what they offer during the same time period.
Of course it matters. That's stupid. Why would you NOT take time on the market into consideration? Don't be a fanboy.
It still doesnt. Fanboys are the ones who always mention the time. It matters, what the consoles offer during the same time period. If a console offers more, it offers more. If I want to buy a console today, I will look at the new ones and look what offers the most I like, I dont care if one is a year older then, I care what it offers now.
Nintendo Forever!!! Great News for my 2nd favorite 8th Gen console (Wii U) Wooooopie Dooooo!! ;o))
When it comes to 1st party, they are top notch. All it took was some time.
pfff only two million?
The ps3 life time sales are only around 10 million in Japan. so it is pretty impressive that in 2 years the wii u has a 5th of the install base of a console that has been out for almost 8 years.
Congrats to Nintendo ;)
Is they a recession in Japan cause is seems like the only thing Japanese gamers wanna buy is a 3DS
This just goes to show how off VgChartz actually is. When they're 200,000 behind in tracking for a console selling 10-14k a week that means they are potentially off by 3-5 months in each region, CLEARLY and SEVERELY under tracked. http://www.vgchartz.com/ana...
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