According to the latest numbers released by VGChartz, the Wii U has reached 10 million units sold worldwide.
I'm sorry but I kind of laughed
What's even more sad is that it still hasn't gotten a price cut even after publicly admitted that the system was a failure. How can anyone expect this system to sell when all Nintendo has been doing is focusing on Amiibos as far as we know these numbers aren't even confirmed! They could still be sitting at 9 million. ;) .
Coming off the sales of its predecessor (Wii); it is funny in a sad kinda way. Out of all the things they got wrong with the Wii U, it's the console's name. Playstation 1,2,3,4. Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox 1. Microsoft, apparently avoided the silly mistake Nintendo made. Wii 2 (or even Wii HD), would've informed gaming's casual market - more thoroughly.
Are you implying most of Nintendo's userbase is causal? Careful that'll piss off a lot of Nintendo gamers on this site...
Its not just the name alone (Wii U) that hurt Nintendo here. Don't see what the hell MS has to do with it. Xbox One's name is just a dumb.
I believe Nintendo did confuse their user base because of the name. The Wii is primarily a family franchise and the names of the consoles in Nintendo's family don't necerssarily mean upgrade. Nintendo DS vs DSXL not an actual sucessor but a higher quality one. Nintendo 3DS then 2DS: Ok go backwards and make it a slice of cheese, is it better. Wii to Wii U, o.k. it just looks like a black Wii, why would I pay more. You think I'm joking and I wish I was. I worked in Walmart and parents really don't understand it. What they do understand is Trends and if Jimmy and Timmy got a PS4 then so does my son.
There's a lot more than that, but it's definitely part of it.
Wii U is no more a casual system than the Xbox One or the PS4.
Honestly, it is the shitty power and the gamepad that killed this system. I will buy any Nintendo system out there that has power to actually make classic games that don't need to be emulated in three years. I bought a Wii and sold it after playing the big games. Now.... lol I am play SMG2 at 4K on my PC with perfectly, BETTER, adapted controls to my DS4. I could not ask for more. Nintendo, I will gladly buy your systems if you actually make one for gamers. Otherwise you will force me to play your games on PC. SMG2 has never looked so damn good with the texture pack running in Ishiiruka Dolphin. Same with NSMBwii. You could not ask for more out of Mario. It is like I am playing games made yesterday. Timeless. But not because of Nintendo. They don't make a system that can actually run their own games like this. And from reports, they are just that, they may be contemplating another low powered POS. They will have lost the game if they do so. People do not want another low powered N console.
Wow this really is pathetic. Well at least its only 2M behind the Vita, and Sony is giving that quite a bit of games... Just not in the US. Nintendo seems to be focusing on the NX ATM, showing it to publishers and courting them. Gearbox is probably already working on Borderlands and possibly Aliens for them. Leaked e-mail from Gearbox that's floating around teh interwebs: postimg.org/image/jm2qqn003
Kind of a mirror image of a certain company's gaming division. Only with more 1rst party software..
I seriously doubt Sega will ever let them anywhere near an Aliens game EVER as long as they have the license.... At least Gearbox told the truth, the Wii U did get the best version of Aliens they got the version that never came out....
Oh yeah splatoon is all you need brother! Get your rank and gear up! Ninja squid time! What I find weird is the ps4 is not at 30 million yet. What if the nx tech is all the wiiu needs to become a smash? There are a ton of ports on the game pad. The account system is coming, smash, splatoon and mk8 where online player master pieces. It really looks like people just bet on the ps4 first. Then xbone once that got sour. 3rd party games are ok but other than the graphics what is the draw. We all end up going nintendo eventually. I know I'm enjoying mine. It's been all splatoon. I haven't played a game this much since quake damn do I have work to do!
I know what you mean brother Splatoon is taking all my time right now, it's so much fun. I finally made it to B- still trying....
I see you MnGamer-N Yeah I'm loving this game just got a new map just now. It really is too bad that most people have beat their exclusives by now and only have cod. Get your practice up and be sure to be ready for the new perks after winning a splatfest. They really got this game right. Seriously the NX is a place holder idea right now. It really could be any thing right now.
Lol, wtf are you smoking?
"I am sorry but I kind of just laughed" Ya know,Wii U has great games. I think the entire LACK OF ADVERTISING killed Wii U before it was even released. Dreamcast had a fantastic ad campaign, but it failed, and Wii U has had pretty much NO ADVERTISING at all. Nintendo has done a POOR job even ADVERTISING the system. Whoever leads their advertising dept needs to be fired....even N64 Get N or Get out. Was stuck in our heads..how many years ago... Nintendo's advertising Sucks!
They had commercials like right before it came out....I dont know how widespread they got shown, but I know they were shown at least once or twice during Raw. Then it released and you never saw another commercial ever again. At least with the Wii they had those stupid as hell Wii would like to play commercials
Yep just mock and ridicule the console. That's all anybody ever does anyways. Nobody actually cares about the games it offers, despite the fact they say they like playing video games. Like the unpopular kid at school and everybody still wants to kick him while he's down. When if you weren't such a dick you'd find out he's actually a really cool kid if you got to know him
lol, you say that like your feelings are hurt or something. It's not "nobody." Just not enough.
LMAO it's sad this a rumor
VGChartz, always a rumor.
I think you missed his point. It is sad that we can't even confirm it has 10 million by now. Sad that we have to rely on a rumor to even know for sure it so that little by now
Don't state its a rumor if its on VGChartz's front page
So it is a rumor. I am sure it has but VGchartz is a terrible site
Compared to what public info site that states how many consoles are sold.
why are you so sure. i bet it isn't at 10 million shipped, let alone 10 million sold. we will know in few weeks.
Ah, nope !
Well it is still behind Dreamcast.
Yes it is, but Sega marketed the hell out of dreamcast, when was the last time you saw a Wii U commercial?. Also Dreamcast imo was THE TRUE FIRST NEXT GEN SYSTEM.
Actually the Wii U surpassed the Dreamcast in overall sales.
Wii U is rumored to have sold 10 million. Dreamcast was 10.6 million. http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi... No doubt Wii U will surpass it eventually but still, this is saying something.
The WiiU will overtake Xbox1 confirmed...
XB1 is at about 14 million now and rising. Nintendo already announced a new system is coming, so that pretty much ends the Wii U. I'm still waiting for Nintendo to drop the price to $200 or less. Then I'll grab one.
I am waiting for NX to see if it is backward compatible. If it is then I'll just skip Wii U altogether.
Wait....are you talking about "Xbox One" or "Xbox Classic"?
Nintendo were once Kings, almost infallible in the Home Console space. I like that gameplay/visuals are way more advanced now, but I really miss the 90's gaming scene. A time when the Japanese Market was thriving, there were No Patches, No Downtime, No Long Loading Screens, Co-op with friends on same console.....and the debut of Doom! Maybe I'm really Old School, or just OLD, but I have my fondest memories on Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis/Megadrive, N64, Dreamcast & PS1. I'm extremely grateful to 'Father Time' I was there to experience The Golden Era of Gaming, 1990-1999 ;)
Your joking right? The NES and SNES were almost infallible in the console market...The N64 didn't sell spectacularly well, and neither did the GameCube. Both systems were extremely poorly designed... And NO it doesn't matter that the GameCube was more powerful than the PS2, it damn well better be considering it came out like 2 or 3 years after the PS2. Its not hard to be more powerful when you launch your system a couple years after your competition.
Dreamcast had a total 10.6 million. The Wii U might finish on 12 or at a push 13M with a price cut and this years final Christmas sales. I don't think many people who want Zelda don't already own the system at this point.
The Dreamcast sold less than 10 million units, shipped. Page 16. https://www.segasammy.co.jp...
I would still bet money that Wii U owners are not getting a Zelda on the Wii U period...I'd still bet that it was pushed to move development over to the NX so that it could be a launch title to help push more units when it releases in November 2016. If Nintendo is smart to try and boost sales they wont do a Wii U port of the game, it would be smarter for them to try and leverage Wii U owners into having to upgrade right away
Twilight Princess repeat. It will come out on both.
The fact this article uses the word RUMOR made me laugh.
Why? It's accurate as long as they refer to VGChartz.
Even if it is true, it is sad. Riding on the heels of a mosnter selling console it takes this long to hit 10 million? And I even helped though my WiiU has been pulled from the shelf and is sitting in a box worth absolutely zero at Best Buy as a trade in. Instead of focusing on whether it is true, I think the real amazement and shock should be that a console that had the premiere market to itself for a while took so long to reach 10 million. Then again, Nintendo keeps shooting themselves in the foot... https://www.youtube.com/wat...
The same can be said about PSP and Vita. It happens
Why do people act like the PSP sold bad? There's like 80+ million PSP's sold.
I am saying the Vita has sold comparitively worse to even Wii U vs. the amazing psp
The same COULD be said, except this isn't a Sony article, and nobody's brought it up but you. Can't help but feel like you're trying to make yourself feel better about the Wii U's sales.
Poor Wii U... Not really... Having that name, and the sheer lack of must have games is what made the console not very successful... Oh well
The name I agree on, a server misstep....but the WiiU has easily one of the best library's this generation.
Lol Smash Bros and MK8 are only two games... Calm down
Best exclusive library maybe .... but far from the best overall library. The majority of the most popular games across all genres are third party games. Games the Wii U lacks.
"and the sheer lack of must have games is what made the console not very successful..." That comment makes me think you've never touched a Wii U in your life. I have more games for mine than I have for my Wii and 360 combined.
If Smash and MK8 are the only two games you can deem worthwhile on it, that just proves you've either done zero research or have laughably narrow tastes in games. In either case, though, it renders your opinion of its library moot.
keep telling yourself wonderful 101, pikmin, and splatoon are the best games ever.
@OzzY-waZZy all of which are great games, who said anything about them being "the best games ever"?
Nope best ever...
Ozzy-wazzy: it so happens that Wonderful 101 is my favorite game ever. So, yup, best game ever, as far as I'm concerned.
The Wii U has an incredible library, actually. It's unfortunate that the sales don't reflect this.
That's a milestone number.
Nintendo has behaved in a very odd manner this gen. I don't think they even really advertised the Wii U when it came out, or during that entire year long head start. Maybe they just assumed it would be huge because of the Wii?
Anything that vgchartz posted should be consider rumors. It is going to be a lot worst now since Creamsugar of NEOGAF that leak those monthly NPD hardware sales had retired. Vgchartz made their adjustment, at least on the USA side, based on those monthly NPD figures.
why are you lying? creamsugar is still on NEOGAF, Aquamarine left.
10M WoW! I didn't think N.A.M.B.L.A. had that many members.