Nintendo Reveals Console Sales Spike Compared to 2014

Nintendo has announced hardware sales of its Wii U and 3DS systems are up nearly 20 and 80 percent respectively this year, when compared with the same time in 2014.

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gamingpro1185d ago

Good for Nintendo but as a Nintendo fan, I don't care much for sales whether its good or bad, increase or decrease, just keep making the best quality games around and I'm happy.
Leave the sales talk to the Sony fanboys.

wonderfulmonkeyman1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

The only way in which sales matter to me, as a consumer, is how all that money will translate into the next round of games.

AKR1185d ago

Both of you got a bubble. I agree.

The funny thing is; you'd never see a post like this get a lot of attention, yet let the title had been "Nintendo Reports Huge Losses Compared to 2014" and this probably would have made the front page.

Wonderful1011185d ago

You took the words right out of my mouth. Well said.

Griever1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Strange, you guys used to care so much about sales during last gen when Wii and DS were making a killing. :-/ Nintendo fans never got tired of rubbing the Wii and DS sales in everybody's face. This gen they have been having real fun mocking Vita for the past several years. I wonder how Nintendo fans had such a big change of heart so suddenly... :-/
Sales do not matter... only when your preferred console is losing. FACT.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1185d ago

Actually we didn't. We cared about the amazing games on Wii.

Sales talk only comes when ps and xbox fans refuses to admit the Wii won.

superchiller1185d ago

@ OtakuDJK1NG "amazing games on Wii"? LOL please, the Wii was full of garbageware and waggle trash, the console has been all but forgotten now, and the waggle fad fizzled out years ago. The Wii was a fad that caught on with casuals for a while, then died an early death years ago, while the 360 and PS3 are still going fairly strong. Gimmicks alone don't make for a good console, just look at the Wii U for proof.

BrandanT1185d ago

@superchiller, It was pretty much only the first party games.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1185d ago

Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World
Red Steel 2
Sonic Colors
No More Heroes 1-2
Monster Hunter Tri
Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Arc Rise Fantasia
Muramasa The Demon Blade
Tatsunoko vs Capcom
Goldeneye 007
Zack & Wiki
Trauma Center
Rayman Origins
Little King's Story
Super Mario Galaxy 1-2
Zelda Skyward Sword
Xenoblade Chronicles
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Pandora's Tower
The Last Story
Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn
Kirby Return to Dreamland
Mario Kart Wii
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Sin & Punishment 2: Star Successor
Zelda Twilight Princess
Sonic and Sega All Star Racing
Lost in Shadow
Endless Ocean 1-2
Fragile Dreams
Animal Crossing City Folks
Disaster: Day of Crisis
Fatal Frame III-IV
Resident Evil 4
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Metroid Prime 3 Corruption
Metroid Other M
Samurai Warriors 3
Dead Space: Extraction

AJBACK2FRAG1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Lol!!!! So you do remember when two Game Cubes duct taped together beat the living shit out of your triple cored hd blu ray playing wonder machine lol!!!! Do you remember when Sony called the Wii a toy then stole the exact idea and failed miserably??? I'm glad you remember that boykie cause this generation is part 2 of how Nintendo kicked Sony's ass to the curb. Did you know the Playstation brand started life as a cd add on for the SNES? Probably not but my point is Sony is alway trying to steal Nintendo ideas. Rumble pak, Memory card, Analog stick, Wii remote on and on... if you listen closely you can almost hear a Sony exec. trying to steal an idea a Nintendo employee hasn't even thought yet lol!!!! I literally wrote this three minutes ago that when the hype train for Sony sputters out and people begin to realize they bought a home video game console based on a spec sheet rather than one incredible game lol!!!! The Wii U will be there with maybe the best video game library not of this generation but of the company's entire existance! Also please don't forget the least powerful and least expensive home video game console alway's, alway's, alway's win's it's respective generation. I've certainly have seen zero by Sony to change that. Lastly I'm a football fan and we football fan's don't call a winner of a game after the half time show. I've seen with my own eyes the great Terry Bradshaw win a football game with four seconds on the clock. What I'm saying is I'm not done counting until the last Wii U is sold.

Next week, why do the PS4 ánd putrid Xbox One look so much alike? Why are their technologies similar? Whay are their controllers similar but more importantly Why does the Wii U look different? Why is the technology so different? Why is the controller so radically different? Why does it always seem like Nintendo is marching the beat of their own drummer? The answer's may scare you.

Shnazzyone1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

no we didn't sony kids did. There was like 50 stories every single time ps3 outsold wii in japan.

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GordonKnight1185d ago

Looking forward to the earnings report on May 6, 2015!!!

jonrhoades871185d ago

I eagerly await E3. I'm curious if whether or not there going to finally jump in with both feet and do an amiibo centered game. Could you imagine something like "Smash Bros. Avengers" kind of styled like those Skylanders games only done better? I'm not too fussed about Amiibos and I think as far as I might go is picking up a few of my favorite characters, but if they do something like this they will make BANK lol.

WizzroSupreme1185d ago

That's always good to hear. But Nintendo's gonna have to a lot more to win gamers over next generation, because third place isn't cutting it.

marloc_x1185d ago

Mm..double the hardware with 80% 3rd party games or half the amount with 80% of your own software.

Financials will be interesting..

Gemmol1185d ago

thats not true, they made the most profit in the ps2, gamecube, xbox era, with only 22 million sales and yes, I have a link for proof.....ps2 in beginning sold at a loss, and xbox too......Gamecube never lost a profit

BigDuo1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

While Nintendo made a profit on GameCube, Satoru Iwata still called GameCube a failure due to its low hardware sales and accessories (which Nintendo has historically made more money on than compared to software sales) and inability to capture significant market share. He also questioned Nintendo's future position as a platform holder if Wii couldn't outsell GameCube prior to Wii's launch. GameCube's failure is the reason why Nintendo changed from being a direct competitor to being a platform holder that focuses on a hardware differentiation and blue ocean strategy. Nintendo no longer felt it had the confidence to compete against its more resource-rich platform rivals (and truth is, it still feels this way based on more recent comments from Iwata and Miyamoto).

By the way, GameCube was said to have broken even with its $50 price cut in 2002 mainly because the console didn't include a DVD player, so it was able to keep production costs down. This was according to Nintendo's marketing executive George Harrison. Nintendo felt that if it could lower the price of its console, it could stay competitive with its software, but it didn't work and millions of gamers already owned a PS2, so GameCube was facing extremely steep competition from Sony right out of the gate, while Microsoft was providing a more ideal platform for developers with a PC background and western studios to have a home grown platform to support in the industry that pioneered online gaming in the home console market.

Moonman1185d ago

I love Wii U and 3DS. Can't wait for the new DLC packs in Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon!

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