Wii U Surpasses 2 Million Sales

According to Vgchartz, the Wii U has finally passed the 2 million sales mark, all within just around a month.

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mochachino2296d ago

I hope there are two million satisfied gamers then. Wii U is not for me, as my gaming tastes are more in the 3rd party/Sony/MS exclusive category but satisfied gamers are a good thing.

Joegrine202296d ago

lol wut.........anyways good to see the Wii U is doing well. Can't wait to see what E3 brings to the table. Wanna see those Nintendo exclusives (hyping up for retro studios hidden game)gonna buy 1 after E3. Plus i can't to see what the Other big companies are coming with. E3 2013 start counting down the days!!!

quantae062296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )

I'm expecting Eternal Darkness 2, Fatal Frame, new Yoshi, and a new Metroid. I'm also expecting to see the new Monolith ip that they are claiming to be working on. Monolith made Xenoblade Chronicles, so most likely they are coming with something big. Monolith already sound like their motivated, with their latest comments on the competition. I'm also expecting tons of 3rd party games being released on the console.

donman12296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )

The WiiU/PS4 combo will be for me. Both Sony and Nintendo have the best 1st and 2nd party franchises. If Wii U does not get all the best AAA 3rd party titles then they will certainly be on the PS4. Face it guess we now live in a two console owning generation of gaming.

EddieNX 2296d ago


Same here definitely. I just bough a Ps vita 2 days ago and I love it!!! I prefer my 3DS (due to games) But the vita is really really really good. A sexy piece of Hardware.

(The kid I bought it off had Black ops declassified installed on it *sigh* . Worst game of all time. It looks like a dreamcast game or worse... Uncharted and gravity rush look almost like ps3 games though.....)

Moving on.

Now I need the Playstation Ultra (4) to take its thrown by the wii Ultra.

Nintendo Exclusives 1st 2nd and third for wiiu with the odd multiplat if it arives.
Ps4- Sony exclusives with the majority of third party games .

Who needs lamerosoft ?

Wiiu x 3DS x Ps4 x Vita . The only way .

BlmThug2296d ago


It's funny how you hate MS in this comment yet in a previous comment, you list both the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 in your favourite ever consoles :S

MikeMyers2296d ago

donman1, not sure how you concluded we now live in a two console owning generation. You seemed to have ignored over 70 million Xbox 360 console owners out there. I guess game publishers didn't get your memo.

The Wii U is doing well but the real data will come later on when those who buy every new system fades. That's when we will know just how successful it is and how committed 3rd party publishers are. E3 is going to be very interesting.

kesvalk2296d ago

i will go with Wii-U/PC combo, but i will wait for some of the game i want to be released (like smash bros)

donman12295d ago


I fail to understand the point (Donman1, not sure how you concluded we now live in a two console owning generation. You seemed to have ignored over 70 million Xbox 360 console owners out there. I guess game publishers didn't get your memo)you are trying to make when it is obvious the majority of gamers have at least two consoles (be it WiiU/PS3, WiiU/Xbox360 or PS3/Xbox360). What does console sales number have to do with gamers owning more than one console.

I agree this years E3 will be very interesting. I know Wii U will not get all the key AAA titles so that way I will be a WiiU/PS4 combo. This means I will have access to all the best AAA 1st and 2nd party titles from Nintendo and Sony great franchise catalog. PS4 will get all the best AAA titles from 3rd party developers. So my combo of choice will be a win win situation.

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metroid322296d ago

Mate on MiiVerse developers can find out just how people rate their games and how happy everyone is with their Wii U and boy i can tell you this console is OUTSTANDING and everyone is happy with it i love it and use the Browser every day its more powerful than my PC And MOBILE Browsers ?

Apex132295d ago

Unlike the wii (crap developer ports) the Wii U actually is a great system and right now my system of choice even for COD.

It's solid but Nintendo need to sort out their marketing.

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-Mika-2296d ago

Ok but I don't think it going to reach that 5.5 million nintendo is expecting by march.

KangarooSam2296d ago

So, according to you, Vita fails because it doesn't reach it's goal. (which was admittedly high)

But you have absolutely nothing to say about Wii U failing to meet it's goal? (which is much lower)


iamnsuperman2296d ago

I agree. These sales are easily attributed to great timing with black Friday (identified by the massive difference between Europe and USA. Of course time and people are a factor as well) and also Christmas. It is this rest of the Wii U's first year that are going to be interesting.

MegaLagann2296d ago

Again, everyone on N4G pretending they have marketing and business degrees when really they just pull "facts" out of their ass. We call this the "Pachter".

BlackWolf2296d ago

Mika, bashing the Wii U one more time.

Well, as someone said below you, what do you have to say about the Vita? Sony has had to lower their expected sales more than twice, if I'm not wrong. Nothing to say? Ok.

On topic, the Wii U has been out for a month and a half, and it has already reached the 2 million milestone. There are 2-3 months to the final date of expected sales (given, if by march you mean the start or end of the month). If they can keep up a constant rhythm in sales, they could get to the 5 million milestone.

xursz2296d ago

I'm starting to think Mika is a parody sort of like DarkSniper was, but just worse at it.

But like i was saying, (*i know i'll get ravaged by fans who bought the system, but hear me out first*) the WiiU is sort of in a tough spot. It's being slaughtered in sales by both Xbox360 and PS3. In Europe being outsold about 5-1. I think price is an obvious factor (as well as games) but above that I don't really see a need for the WiiU in the market.

I think we can all agree that the hype for nex gen has never been higher so why is the leader of the pack doing horribly compared to the old consoles? Simple, in my opinion Nintendo's attempt to play it safe (following the steps of the Wii) with weak hardware has backfired. You look at a multiplatform game on both WiiU and Xbox360 and won't be able to tell a difference.

In my opinion that's the problem. Nobody is jumping ship to next gen until we are really in the next gen, if that makes any sense. The WiiU needs a hefty price drop and soon. Otherwise nobody is going to cross over from their Xbox's and PS3s.

N4g_null2295d ago

Xursz it is more of a game issue. I'm not even excited about the other Jd games coming out plus every thing is on hold. No real next gen announced not even for the imaginary next gen!

There is to much juke up in the air to push forward right now.

vallencer2296d ago

Where's your boyfriend hatsune?? It's weird not seeing him around.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan2295d ago

I agree, the U benefited from the black Friday and Christmas, parents wondered what to give to their kids and went for the easy win, but the U is really an underachieved console and as soon as the 720 and PS4 will be announced it will become obsolete unless you like the plumber/Zelda/Metroid...

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Neko_Mega2296d ago

I'm not really one of those Two Mill, seeing how I brought my used from my friend. The Wii U isn't great, but it does have some good games only for it.

I do wish the Wii U Gamepad was alittle more lighter.

ChickeyCantor2296d ago (Edited 2296d ago )

Well in that case, why not work out more? That way you can be strong and amazing by holding that already light-weight controller.

Not trying to cramp your style or anything, but you know...some people are really b/tching about the silliest things.

Neonridr2296d ago

a little lighter? the thing weighs one pound. My iPad weighs more than that thing. Are you serious?

To each their own I guess, but how much lighter do you want it to weigh? It's not even double the weight of the wireless Xbox 360 controller, and it has a screen in it.

xursz2296d ago

Wow @ you guys attacking him for wishing the controller was lighter... Fanboys are sensitive. -__-

hivycox2296d ago

no...he is trolling...everyone knows the gamepad is a light-weighted controller..
and btw.: fanboys could wouldn'T be so nice ;)

RTheRebel2296d ago

cant wait till e3 when nintendo unleashes all the best ip's

god_mode2296d ago


One day in the far future I will definitely pick up a WiiU.

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