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How has the Wii U performed so far?

It's doing spectacular! I'm blown away!
It's doing really good, can't complain.
It's doing good, not as good as I had hoped, but still good.
Could have been better...
It's doing poorly; Wii did much better!
Still can't believe they named it Wii U... Also, gimme results!

After 1 month on the market and well over 1.8 million units sold, how is the Wii U doing?

It's been a whole month now since Nintendo's newest home console launched in North America. It's now available in all major markets, and have sold over 1.8 million units - and that's just in it's THREE first weeks. But is that good or bad? It's not as successful as the Wii, but it seems to be doing better at the start than both of the PS3 and Xbox360.

The best selling games so far are NintendoLand (albeit bundled) and NSMBU, followed by (would you believe it?!) a 3rd party game; ZombiU. Most of the other 3rd party games aren't doing as well as ZombiU, and there's still some concerns that Wii U won't be fully backed by 3rd parties. Heck, there's even some concerns that Wii U won't be able to run next-gen games at all!

So what do you guys think? How IS the Wii U doing, and how do you think it will continue to do?! Discuss!



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The update fiasco was a mess, and it's still missing some key online features, but overall, I am satisfied and optimistic for the future.

1. Miiverse is awesome. If the ability to create communities is added, it would be the best thing in the world.
2. ZombiU shows that this system has potential. It uses the gamepad really well, and adds to the fear. I look forward to whatever Nintendo cooks up for it.
3. Gamepad is very comfy, one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used. (I do have huge hands though)
4. Gamepad Speaker+Surround Sound= Surprisingly awesome sound system.


Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, but I want more features added, and more games. I hope that this is better than the Wii, which really burned me on several fronts. I like the controller much better, and it can actually put out games that look decent. (Wii games looked bad even for their time) So I don't think this is the Nintendo Renascence that we were all hoping for, but it will be a definite step up from the Wii.


Mensrea said:
The update fiasco was a mess, and it's still missing some key online features, but overall, I am satisfied and optimistic for the future.

1. Miiverse is awesome. If the ability to create communities is added, it would be the best thing in the world.
2. ZombiU shows that this system has potential. It uses the gamepad really well, and adds to the fear. I look forward to whatever Nintendo cooks up for it.
3. Gamepad is very comfy, one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used. (I do have huge hands though)
4. Gamepad Speaker+Surround Sound= Surprisingly awesome sound system.


Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, but I want more features added, and more games. I hope that this is better than the Wii, which really burned me on several fronts. I like the controller much better, and it can actually put out games that look decent. (Wii games looked bad even for their time) So I don't think this is the Nintendo Renascence that we were all hoping for, but it will be a definite step up from the Wii.


You pretty much said everything.



Good thread, DS :)

It's all kind of a mystery, but I think the Wii U is doing fairly well. I expect it to be more of a slow burn console, quite unlike the meteoric rise of Wii. I think Nintendo built the Wii U to last for a while.

The sales in Japan are looking very good for Nintendo, and I think sales will start to pick up in N. America. As far as Europe goes, I have no idea. I'm unsure how economic problems are affecting consumer confidence. Maybe the rest of the 8th generation systems will struggle in Europe also?

Somewhat worrying is the fact that Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros., and ZombiU are selling well, but nothing else is. Are people balking because the games are already available on previous-generation systems? Or do Wii U owners simply have no interest in games like Darksiders, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect? I think the jury is still out on this.

I think the Wii U has the potential to become Nintendo's second best console, not in terms of sales but in terms of quality. The first-party software will arrive, that much is sure, plus some cool third-party exclusives are already on the way. If Nintendo pushes the limits of the Wii U hardware with its first-party games (Pikmin 3 looks absolutely gorgeous), and wins support from Japanese developers, and gets enough (not all) of the big third-party games it will do very well.

Mensrea said:
The update fiasco was a mess, and it's still missing some key online features, but overall, I am satisfied and optimistic for the future.

1. Miiverse is awesome. If the ability to create communities is added, it would be the best thing in the world.
2. ZombiU shows that this system has potential. It uses the gamepad really well, and adds to the fear. I look forward to whatever Nintendo cooks up for it.
3. Gamepad is very comfy, one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used. (I do have huge hands though)
4. Gamepad Speaker+Surround Sound= Surprisingly awesome sound system.


Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, but I want more features added, and more games. I hope that this is better than the Wii, which really burned me on several fronts. I like the controller much better, and it can actually put out games that look decent. (Wii games looked bad even for their time) So I don't think this is the Nintendo Renascence that we were all hoping for, but it will be a definite step up from the Wii.

Going by what you're saying (and what I already know) it sounds like a great system! Can't wait to get my hands on it :D

But I do agree that there seems to be things they need to fix for it to be truly awesome, but I'm sure Nintendo will iron out the worst things sooner or later. I'm not too sure they'll allow the creation of communities - this is after all Nintendo - but it would be great to have!



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Mensrea said:
The update fiasco was a mess, and it's still missing some key online features, but overall, I am satisfied and optimistic for the future.

1. Miiverse is awesome. If the ability to create communities is added, it would be the best thing in the world.
2. ZombiU shows that this system has potential. It uses the gamepad really well, and adds to the fear. I look forward to whatever Nintendo cooks up for it.
3. Gamepad is very comfy, one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used. (I do have huge hands though)
4. Gamepad Speaker+Surround Sound= Surprisingly awesome sound system.


Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, but I want more features added, and more games. I hope that this is better than the Wii, which really burned me on several fronts. I like the controller much better, and it can actually put out games that look decent. (Wii games looked bad even for their time) So I don't think this is the Nintendo Renascence that we were all hoping for, but it will be a definite step up from the Wii.

Some very good points :)

But surely the Nintendo renaissance has already happened. Wii was that rebirth.



KeptoKnight said:
Mensrea said:
The update fiasco was a mess, and it's still missing some key online features, but overall, I am satisfied and optimistic for the future.

1. Miiverse is awesome. If the ability to create communities is added, it would be the best thing in the world.
2. ZombiU shows that this system has potential. It uses the gamepad really well, and adds to the fear. I look forward to whatever Nintendo cooks up for it.
3. Gamepad is very comfy, one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used. (I do have huge hands though)
4. Gamepad Speaker+Surround Sound= Surprisingly awesome sound system.


Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, but I want more features added, and more games. I hope that this is better than the Wii, which really burned me on several fronts. I like the controller much better, and it can actually put out games that look decent. (Wii games looked bad even for their time) So I don't think this is the Nintendo Renascence that we were all hoping for, but it will be a definite step up from the Wii.


You pretty much said everything.

That's the worst kind of first reply in a thread, isn't it? ;) People won't find it necessary to comment further ;) Damn you Mensrea!!



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Oops, sorry. I'll try to articulate my thoughts less next time. ;)


Veknoid_Outcast said:
Good thread, DS :)

It's all kind of a mystery, but I think the Wii U is doing fairly well. I expect it to be more of a slow burn console, quite unlike the meteoric rise of Wii. I think Nintendo built the Wii U to last for a while.

The sales in Japan are looking very good for Nintendo, and I think sales will start to pick up in N. America. As far as Europe goes, I have no idea. I'm unsure how economic problems are affecting consumer confidence. Maybe the rest of the 8th generation systems will struggle in Europe also?

Somewhat worrying is the fact that Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros., and ZombiU are selling well, but nothing else is. Are people balking because the games are already available on previous-generation systems? Or do Wii U owners simply have no interest in games like Darksiders, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect? I think the jury is still out on this.

I think the Wii U has the potential to become Nintendo's second best console, not in terms of sales but in terms of quality. The first-party software will arrive, that much is sure, plus some cool third-party exclusives are already on the way. If Nintendo pushes the limits of the Wii U hardware with its first-party games (Pikmin 3 looks absolutely gorgeous), and wins support from Japanese developers, and gets enough (not all) of the big third-party games it will do very well.

Thanks Veknoid :D much appreciated ^^

I guess we have to wait for the releases of PS720 to see what kind of situation EU is in... Maybe they're not too keen on the Wii U, or it's the economic that doesn't allow for expensive electronics.. Perhaps a more ambitious and smarter person could dig up some sales of TV's in the Eu so we have something to compare to?

I actually do think that it's the fact that's it's all old ports. I stopped by my local game shop here in Sweden a few days ago, and BLOPS2 were the 2nd most sold title for the Wii U - only bested by NintedoLand (or maybe it was NSMBU?). And ZombiU is doing really well for a brand new IP on a brand new console, and I think that shows that Wii U gamers DO enjoy more "mature" titles. That's almost as mature as you can go, in a sense :p



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Mensrea said:
Oops, sorry. I'll try to articulate my thoughts less next time. ;)

Yeah, you better! Nopw the threads just gonna diiieeee!



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