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Well, the doomtrain for WiiU is starting, but let's look at the facts: the WiiU has overall a pretty good launch.

To start with the thing: yes, it sells bad in europe. Not as bad as X360 in Japan, but bad. How can I say it launched pretty well?

Let's take a look:

4 weeks USA: 

WiiU: 849,068

Wii: 864,647

PS3: 378,603

X360: 477,303

So WiiU did 98% Wii, 224% PS3 and 178% X360. Looks excellent.

3 weeks europe:

WiiU: 340,310

Wii: 618,450

PS3: 691,843

X360: 403,037

WiiU in europe did 55% Wii, 49% PS3 and 84% X360. Bad here.

2 weeks japan:

WiiU: 437,390

Wii: 460,235

PS3: 130,335

X360: 65,430

In japan we have 95% Wii, 335% PS3 and 668% X360. OK, that is XBOX 360. In Japan.

4 weeks worldwide:

Keep in mind, the consoles didn't launch worldwide at the same time, so this is pretty skewed. It should work for Wii though, it was also launched in a window of some weeks.

WiiU: 1,817,166

Wii: 2,071,242

PS3: 524,687

X360: 948,162

That are 88% Wii, 346% PS3, 192% X360. Pretty decent.

 

That looks pretty good. I expected something between 50 million and probably PS3/X360 numbers lifetime for WiiU. Therefore I expected launch-numbers with around 50-70% Wii. But it launched - with the exception of europe - significantly better than PS3 and XBOX360. And it did 88% of the launch the winner of the last gen did. In the USA and Japan it is even more than 90%. That is by far more than I expected. Even with the burden of bad european sales, the WiiU did a pretty good launch.

And to set the european numbers into perspective: The WiiU sold around half of what PS3 did in europe in the same time. But it sold more than double the number that PS3 did in the US and more than 3 times the number in Japan. While the european numbers are bad without a question, worldwide the sales look good.



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Very interesting numbers! Thanks for the info.

The Wii U is doing bad in Europe so that means is doing bad in all regions /Nintendo haters logic

Anyway thanks for the info, pretty good numbers so far.



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I agree. Very solid numbers, but EU has resorted back to PC and PS3 now. It had a renaissance with the DS and Wii but the overall console market has been in decline since 2008. Not that I'm justifying the low Wii U numbers (which is more to do with horrible advertisement, distribution, and crazy prices), but just saying :P



 


I would say it had a good launch. It should pick up in europe when more games start showing up. The worldwide number is still higher then both sony and microsoft when they launched so that is a good sign.

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if nintendo could pick up europe, Wii U could be a beast...what games do they need over there (like Japan is Monster Hunter/Dragon Quest, NA is Call of Duty (and others), Europe is...?)

i though it done well but i didn't imagine performing nearly as well as the original Wii did. Well done nintendo

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if nintendo could pick up europe, Wii U could be a beast...what games do they need over there (like Japan is Monster Hunter/Dragon Quest, NA is Call of Duty (and others), Europe is...?)


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WiiU - Good supply, fair price

Wii - Limited supply, affordable

PS3 - Good supply, $600

X360 - Limited supply, expensive

These are factors that need to be looked at as well before considering the launch a success a failure or a success.



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Yes, the launch is quite good. Not the crazed Wii launch but solid nevertheless.