Wii U Sells Nearly 6 Million SKUs, 3DS Totals 42.7 Million

Nintendo dropped their financial report for their hardware and software sales, as well as forecasts and revenue reports throughout the year and forward looking into the rest of the year.

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GribbleGrunger3818d ago

Sometimes these articles amaze me:

"The report indicates that the Wii U has shifted a total of 5.86 million stock keeping units. By comparison, VG Chartz is reporting that the number is 5.52, so the latter is working on a discrepancy of about 300,000 units."

VhChartz estimates 'sold to customers' while the recent numbers given by Nintendo are 'shipped numbers' which isn't the same thing at all. I really wish these sites would stop replacing the word 'shipped' with 'sold'. This is what causes so much confusion when sales numbers finally come in for all consoles and handhelds. VGchartz are pretty much on the money with their figures here.

jackanderson19853818d ago (Edited 3818d ago )

VGChartz are never close with their numbers and they go about retroactively changing the numbers that they do have listed.... they've been called out on it by numerous sites numerous times

why do you think no other place reports VG Chartz numbers? they're made up of pretty poor estimation techniques.

but once in a while they do get things relatively close but as they say a broken clock is right twice a day (unless it's a 24 hour clock then it's right just once a day)

OT: william usher can't even do one article without taking a pot shot at MS... the man hates MS with a passion it's ridiculous

hellzsupernova3817d ago

I think usually they are pretty close, like you could use hem as a rough guide on how something is doing

GribbleGrunger3817d ago (Edited 3817d ago )

Regardless, the figure Nintendo gave was 'shipped' not sold. It was written clearly in their report.

Read: http://gimmegimmegames.com/...

gaffyh3817d ago

Well as Pachter said, they are good if you are looking at old numbers, but anything from the last 3 months is probably inaccurate.

MsmackyM3817d ago

When Microsoft say themselves that they actually only sold through 3 million consoles with 900,000 sitting on shelves, gaming sites still say 3.9 million sold. Nitpicking over Nintendo's numbers at these point just seem petty.

Hicken3817d ago

I really, REALLY hate cinemablend. Actually, just William Usher, who's such a horrible "journalist" that I don't even want to use the word "writing" to describe what he puts his name on.

Can we ban his articles, please? In order to get any sort of fact out of what should be PURELY a fact-based article, you have to ignore all the links to his other articles- which are similarly demented- and find the few that direct you to other sites. It's just far too much work, and I haven't seen anybody this blatantly biased AND incompetent since... ever.

MsmackyM3817d ago

What the corn in Micheal Pachter's dung are you rambling about? Atleast make your statements berating someone coherent.

Hicken3817d ago

William Usher, the author's article, is a Nintendo fanboy and all-around troll. He's spun shipping 2.8 million units in a fiscal year as good. He spun that number not even being as much as the XB1 sold in two months as good. It's a constant routine with him, and his articles are pretty much the only ones from cinemablend that make their way here.

He has an article saying the Wii U is superior because it had more 1080p games after a year than the other two consoles had before launch(it was one game more than the PS4, and two more than the XB1). He has one claiming victory for the Wii U because it holds onto its sales lead, as if the extra year on the market doesn't exist. He made a comparison video of the GT Academy build of GT6(which was out in like June or July) to the launch version of Forza 5, which was released in November.

He twists or outright ignores facts as he sees fit, all for the purpose making his point, which is usually that Nintendo is superior to Sony and Microsoft, even when it isn't.

Honestly, if you couldn't follow my initial comment, there's something wrong with your comprehension, not my coherence. Seems as though you commented on something you didn't quite understand- my comment- and didn't even bother to do any sort of research before you responded. Did you look at the links in the article? Did you check out his utterly biased body of work? As a writer, myself, I hesitate to call the words he strings together even something as deplorable as propaganda.

It's willful ignorance, spun to perpetuate ignorance and further an unworthy agenda. There's no integrity of any sort involved, journalistic or otherwise.

In short: EVERYTHING written by William Usher is crap, and should not be allowed on N4G, or the internet at large.

MsmackyM3817d ago

I actually read the article and according to known facts it's pretty accurate. I must also state the sheer number of articles that are biased against Nintendo ranging from IGN to whatever basement "jounalist" trolls can gig up is a virtual avalanche compared the practical snowball of non anti-Nintendo articles.


Nintendo's Official Magazine For Summer 2024 Gets English Digital Release

Summer is finally here and Nintendo is seeing it in with a brand new online seasonal magazine.

The full 84-page magazine was shared today by Nintendo Japan and is, naturally, in Japanese. However, the Big N also shared a slightly abridged 54-page version in English so you can read up on all the Nintendo gossip for the summer.

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OtterX1d 4h ago

I wish they would have resurrected and used the Nintendo Power name. I had almost every issue starting from around Mario 3 forward, and at one time had Nintendo Power foldout posters as an upper border on the wall, circling my entire room.

PRIMORDUS16h ago(Edited 16h ago)

I also have well, every issue of Nintendo Power and also some Fun Club Issues before it transformed into Nintendo Power. They are all stacked in a plastic tote lol. Most have probably turned yellow by now. If you would like the whole collection as a torrent there is one here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Da... Torrent magnet link.

XiNatsuDragnel20h ago

Nintendo power name instead would've been cool


Soapbox: How Does Your Personality Affect Your Gaming?

Personality, passion, profession, play.

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mandf4d ago

Stoned and happy go hand in hand with video games


Nintendo Runs Out Of Replacement Parts For Wii U, Ends Repair Service In Japan

"We will no longer be accepting repairs for Wii U"

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Vits8d ago

Between the low sales, the shit in the memory that simply dies and the regional crash on the Gamepad. This is a console that will become stupidly rare in a few years.

IRetrouk8d ago

Still got my black one fully working, I should maybe box that bad boy up lol

DarXyde8d ago

It's really funny to think about people harvesting Wii U parts like some organ trafficker and selling them on the dark web.

But sure enough, Nintendo Will probably try to find a way to put a legal bullet in the base of that person's skull.

Chocoburger7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

Actually its the opposite, boxing it up is what will kill the machine. You want it plugged in, and you want to power it on frequently, that's how you'll extend the life of the memory chips. This brief video explains it.


IRetrouk7d ago

Appreciate the tip chocoburger

badz1498d ago

nah...just their way of saying, just buy the Switch already, you pleb!

FinalFantasyFanatic8d ago

Unfortunately, there are a few games still stuck on that thing, I've been hoping they'd port Xenobalde Chronicles X and Twilight Princess over to the Switch since I didn't buy a WiiU.

MetroidFREAK218d ago

I still have one in working order. Debating if I should grab a 2nd one before too long

hiawa238d ago

MY Wiiu is still connected for Wii Punchout, and the Donkey Kong game which comes out on the Switch in January 2025. Almost everything else has been ported over.