VGChartz's William D'Angelo: "In May 2015 the Xbox One grew its lead over the Wii U by 131,529 units. It has outsold the Wii U by 1.43 million units in the last 12 months and currently leads by 3.11 million units."
Around this time last year Wii U was outselling Xbox One because Mario Kart 8 released and the Nintendo fans were completely rabid as they were in the Wii era. Now look at them being as silent as a mouse.
And we people who forecasted something like this development were called Nintendo haters and trolls. *sigh*
I thought the Wii fad was already over during that time. Mario Kart 8 was just that good.
So why is the Wii U doing so poorly? Can it be that the casul gamer rush has come and gone?
People were jaded by the Wii.
No cooking mama wii u edition
1. No third party support 2. Online ecosystem is non-existent 3. Inferior hardware 4. Fading brand awareness 5. Mario can only do so much
the wii had a gimmick that hit with a mass audience. and, it was the first time in a long time Nintendo had a console that was selling well. the 64 and gamecube were duds too. yea Nintendo has some great franchises; but, unless you want a rehash of Mario, Zelda, smash brothers...etc... Nintendo just doesn't create a lot of new IPs that excite anyone outside the hard-core Nintendo follower. also, nintendos consoles always have a cheap look and are very underpowered. from everything I heard, I thought the wiiu was going to be different - but, nope...same old big N. and now they're going to crap on the faithful that bought a wiiu and drop that platform for another console - Nintendo sure isn't the same company from the SNES glory days.
Yeah, I agree. And the NX will obviously be another try at coming up with some sort of new gimmick. It won't be a real console either, and I hope it fails again.
I would lay those same accusations at MS too, if it werent for 2nd and 3rd party releases we would be looking at Gears, Halo, Forza and Fable over the last 4 or more years and nothing else.
1. price. the system does not provide an enough upgrade to that of the ps3 and xbox 360 which cost less 2. game support. nintendo looks to be on their own supporting it. is there enough games to warrant a purchase? maybe as a secondary platform. 3. features and uniqueness not enough to sway consumers. the online is inferior in a lot of ways to what else is available. the gamepad was confusing to many and not well marketed and seen more as a gimmick than something people prefer to play their games with.
The casuals since discovered Farmville and Candy Crush
Two losers contend for the 2nd place
I have never seen so much shit posting in my life. You realize VGchartz makes up numbers right? They are banned on most forums because of that. Wii U might not be selling as much as PS4 or X1, but I have been playing as many quality exclusives on it as anything. As a PS4 and Wii U owner, I am satisfied.
Having recently read other Nintedo articles, you seem to spend a lot of time unjustly defending them.
Unjustly? More like justly. Most of the Nintendo hate is just trolling nonsense. Not based in reality. The truth is in the games.
RPG - "the truth is in the games" lol What games? Mario, Mario & Mario.
Just like all Microsoft does is Halo right? Just like your name? You're proving your ignorance. Is Zelda, Metroid, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade, Splatoon, Pushmo, Star Fox, SMT x FE, Codename Steam, Punch out, Smash Bros.Pikmin, Chibi Robo, Kirby, Yoshi.......Just Mario?
RPG - you have made a good point, it seems their are quite a lot of games, but their is no denying that 3rd party support could be better. I agree with you about microsoft spamming halo, not to mention the downgrade in quality since bungie left
Wow @halo.....I'm impressed you yielded after RPG made a good point.....I commend you sir, most would have kept fighting and dragging it out unnecessarily.
Everybody knows the VGChartz numbers aren't accurate. Kinda stupid to keep bringing that up. Do you really even have anything else on which to play quality games(I have extreme doubts about you owning anything but a Wii U)? Yes, I say "games" and not exclusives. You know why? Cuz the multiplats on XB1 and PS4 might as well be considered exclusives, with them not being on Wii U. So even if you HAVE been playing as many quality exclusives as are available elsewhere, you've been missing out on as many quality GAMES. And that distinction is what's causing the Wii U to fall further into last place. YOU might be satisfied, but Nintendo certainly is not.
I have over 4000 followers on twitter, and have posted my systems multiple times. I have nothing to prove here. "the multiplats on XB1 and PS4 might as well be considered exclusives, with them not being on Wii U. " People are not owning both a PS4 and X1, so no, they are not exclusives..... "So even if you HAVE been playing as many quality exclusives as are available elsewhere, you've been missing out on as many quality GAMES. " Same can be said if you do not own a 3DS. " that distinction is what's causing the Wii U to fall further into last place. YOU might be satisfied, but Nintendo certainly is not." Globally, Nintendo is in first place out of the big three when it comes to overall hardware (3DS and Vita included) and software sales, just including what they publish and first party.
Last fiscal year: 3DS+Wii U = 12.11 million shipped PS4+PS3 = 17.9 million shipped Plus Vita/PSP/PTV shipped another 3.3 million last fiscal year, so that's 12.11 million Nintendo hardware shipped last fiscal year 21.2 million PlayStation hardware shipped last fiscal year
I just don't understand why some people believe that Nintendo is happy with the Wii Us situation. Nintendo themselves have mentioned many times in the past that the Wii U isn't selling as well as they want it to. That to me isn't a good thing and means that they have to change their strategy with future systems. As for the 2DS. Its doing just fine. However mobile is starting to create problems for the portable gaming industry where handhelds are concerned.
Just picked up Joshis Wooly World and cannot wait to play it, just have to get Halo finished off (which is harder than it sounds as I am getting hosed on Heroic!)
What Halo you playing? I'm a boss on it, i don't mind helping you do it on Legendary, maybe even under 3 hour for achievements. But halo 4 is the only i won't play.
Lol, I can see from your name that you are a Halo nut :) Thanks for the offer duder but I am playing through legendary with my teenage son who has grown up loving everything Halo and is pretty handy himself.....god knows how you canndo legendary in single player :)
Cool, i would play halo with my brother, so i know the bond, also solo legendary is hard as hell, done it in Reach, 4 & 2
Sales aside, the Wii U is a great little system. It may not be your thing, but I respect the other 10 million gamer's who might think it is their thing. You should know by now what you're getting when you buy a Nintendo system, if not, you'll learn to do a little research the next time you're in the market for another Console.
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