Has the Wii's bubble finally burst? Sales figures from Japanese retailers show the Wii is the only console to show negative growth over the last week.
Wii>All in Japan. Nothing but the facts.
PoSTradamus has predicted this long ago and has stated that wii sales will eventually decline.
No sh!t... If I predicted that would you have quoted me? I also predicted that the ps2 sales would eventually decline
I love knee-jerk analysts. I'm sure the Wii will be fine once the next Mario/ WiiParty/ whatever comes out. I'll wait another month or so before assuming it's a trend.
after 3 month of it. just about every body i know let it collect dust agree or disgree
lol most people do
People who had a 360/ps3 let it collect dust. I had two friends who only had wiis, one let it collect dust after brawl but the other kept playing it til Christmas. They both have ps3s now one got it just last week(he was forced to since his wii was never used and he wants Killzone 2 and Resistance 2) the other got it just before Christmas(for LBP), one is now trying to sell his wii, the other(guy who got it for LBP) plays both but the ps3 far more. Edit: It's not a big deal though, since most people probably have one, regardless of whether they use it or not and it is still outselling the others. Hope the ps3 overtakes it soon.
Japan may have been down 8 percent, but North America was up 87 percent. My guess is Nintendo shipped everything they had across the Pacific, maybe they're testing demand for another production increase? Regardless, with Deadly Creatures & House of Dead: Overkill hitting store shelves in the States this week Japan doesn't need any Wiis :)
or maybe theres a new toy in town
And what happened to those 4 people that had an Xbox 360 in japan?
i think 3 of them got RROD and the forth one thought it was a myth.
1 person buys a xBox 360 in Japan...a week later...RRoD...gets another new 1...a week later...RRoD...gets another new 1...a week later(He is never going to finish that RPG game he got at this rate!!!)...gets another 1... There is your 4 xBox 360 sales in Japan!!! ;-D
I think every 1 knew this would happen in the future lol
that is the only system with no price cut nor killer app yet. It's still outselling the ps3 and 360 combined with no software yet( for core player). This article makes no sense to try and say "Wii is the only console to show negative growth over the last week". How much do you want a system to sell weekly with no real software? The DS has been through this also, obviously it didn't have a bad economy to boot but that little white box has sold for a long time with...wii sports, wii fit...wii play. So really to have the market leader and have no 3rd party support until the 2nd year and half is something that has baffled the market analyst. Will MH3(tri) and DQ X make a difference, hell yes, but nintendo can still price cut, make a new wii bundle with wii resort+motion plus, price cut, new colors. Clearly Japan isn't the big player for Nintendo and they know this, according to reports Nintendo might start to allocate system units to other part of the world that need it more, which might be better for other places. I think the wii has done the damage Nintendo needed to regain a proper financial grip, this can surely help them with the R&D for their real next system. Click on the link if you're interested to seeing what's going to hit Japan ( 80% those game will hit Japan some might never come to the Americas unless someone like Ubisoft grabs it) http://www.neogaf.com/forum... sorry for the long post I think Sony has a solid 2009 list, and MS is looking strong but I will hold judgment until E3 2009 for the two. Just think, we'll be playing SF IV just now, well I do have house of the dead over kill pre-ordered also.
Good time for a SONY PS3 price cut!!! ;-P GO FOR THE KILL(ZONE) ;)
that place is all about portable gaming pretty much.
This would be a great time for Ps3' price cut. It would practically kill the Wii!
I doubt it. If Nintendo had a price cut, they would defiantly see a huge increase in sales.
Or bring out the Wii i and have a small camera in the back, that would put the Wii over the top in terms of sales
it would get near the wii dont know about kill.
and a certain group of fanboys (im not going to point any elbows but...) are wishing to be back on top in NIPPON. this is all wishful thinking. not everyone is going to stay on top forever (as is obvious this gen), so a trip here and there is healthy. wait until monster hunter 3 and Dragon Warrior. yo won't find a wii in japan for that entire year.
That a system supposedly slupping in Japan, it is still outselling its competitors combined...What does that mean for the other consoles?
Nintendo is just holding back supplies. Nintendo lowers their sales forecast and a few weeks later their sales start dropping. Now isnt it the other way around usually when demand dies? They're either holding back for the new fiscal year or they've cot production in favor of more DSi for Japan.
yea... its reach the point where it will need a price drop to sell like crazy again. wii sales record is normally matched against its previous sales for the week,month or year before, not the other consoles.
... then I don't think this is bothering them that much...
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