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Im pleased with these sales and am happy with the performance of ZombiU. It's a great game and deserves some solid sales.



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I'd have to double check on this but I don't think GC or N64 ever sold 300,000 units in a week in Japan (and I don't think PS3 has either), so the figures probably indicate 5m+ lifetime at a minimum, barring some kind of Vita like flop in the ensuing weeks.



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So what do we think about the WiiU thrashing the PS3 and 360 launch, I think it signals the continuing utter domination of Nintendo in Japan. Xbox will stay irrelevant next gen and ps4 will continue the drop we have seen from PS2 to PS3. Seems set to me.



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Good WiiU start there but the software is again pretty low.

Btw. is Nintendo Land bundled in Japan or not ?



PS4 should have a better launch than PS3 if Sony charges less than before (although they might charge $800... PS3 was $470 more than PS2 at launch) but there will be virtually no way to make a profit on titles for it in Japan. Will probably do worse than PS3 in the long term.



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kowenicki said:
So what do we think about the WiiU thrashing the PS3 and 360 launch, I think it signals the continuing utter domination of Nintendo in Japan. Xbox will stay irrelevant next gen and ps4 will continue the drop we have seen from PS2 to PS3. Seems set to me.


Nintendo is in an interesting position here.

The Wii software is still selling at an impressive rate - 4 million WW and yet there are no 'new' releases.

The DS software is still selling at an impressive rate - 2.1 million WW and yet there are no 'new' releases except for Pokemon

The 3DS is now gaining rapid momentum and from here on forth, 3DS will likely dominate 2013 with the software planned (Monster Hunter 4, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion, Pokemon, etc.)

The Wii U will most likely sell 3 million by year-end WW, however the future does not seem to bode well currently as there is hardly any software announcement for 2013. Will the Wii U Vita itself? I don't think so but there is a cloud of uncertainty that follows it for sure. In Japan however, there is no cloud of uncertainty as Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest are now 'technically' Nintendo exclusive games.



Barozi said:
Good WiiU start there but the software is again pretty low.

Btw. is Nintendo Land bundled in Japan or not ?

No it's not.



VicViper said:
Barozi said:
Good WiiU start there but the software is again pretty low.

Btw. is Nintendo Land bundled in Japan or not ?

No it's not.

ah yes that's what I thought. Just like Wii Sports then.