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Nintendo's quirky new Wii U console might have been received warmly by reviewers, but it might not have made the impact on the charts that Nintendo was hoping.

No Wii U title was able to crack the top 10 in its first weekend on sales, according to GfK Chart-Track.

The pack-in game Nintendo Land made it to number 11 in the charts, followed by New Super Mario Bros. U and Ubisoft's action-survival game ZombiU at 17.

It is not clear if the figures represent a disappointment, however: the Wii U was in short supply over the weekend and many who pre-ordered systems have not yet received them.

Its games were also only released on Friday, relatively late in the week.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/03/nintendo-wii-u-games-fail-top-10_n_2230027.html



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Nothing to worry about. Some possible reasons are already mentioned in the OP.



It is not Sprint, it is a Marathon....

well considering the big titles that are out for the other consoles on established console family sizes, it is not that difficult to understand why they didn't get into top 10.

 

 

zhao3gold said:
It is not Sprint, it is a Marathon....

Hahaha much like sony said about the Vita

http://www.gamespot.com/news/sony-on-ps-vita-its-a-marathon-not-a-sprint-6399062

 



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weird considering the numbers the WiiU games did in the US

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So you think that the 25,000 cosoles available in the UK would sell a Million games do you!



 

bananaking21 said:
weird considering the numbers the WiiU games did in the US

didn't the WiiU have a full week over there?




Roma said:
bananaking21 said:
weird considering the numbers the WiiU games did in the US

didn't the WiiU have a full week over there?

yeah but the numbers were very strong, over 350k for both nintendo land and mario bros. with zombiU doing 100k. even if it had 2 days i thought that the games would have done better



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It's harder to a console put a game in TOP10 at launch... the user base is so low for that and the holidays sales didn't help nothing because the sales are up for all others games.