Interesting posts on gaf following the abysmal Wii software numbers in the UK
So I did a few calculations with these figures.
Total sales Jan 2012 - 2778
Total sales Jan 2013 - 2111
Market decrease of 26%
Now let's look at the detail.
Nintendo vs non-Nintendo:
Total Nintendo platform sales in Jan 2012 - 999k
Total non-Nintendo platform sales in Jan 2012 - 1779k
Total Nintendo platform sales in Jan 2013 - 467k
Total non-Nintendo platform sales in Jan 2013 - 1644k
Nintendo YoY decrease - 53.3%
Non-Nintendo YoY decrease - 7.6%
Non-Nintendo YoY decrease consoles only - 3.5%
So, is it the UK market that's dead, or Nintendo that's dead in the UK?
I hope this myth that gaming is dead in the UK ceases to exist, it's Nintendo that are in serious decline. A new generation of consoles from Sony and MS would more than fix the current problems for their own decline.
This is the percent of marketshare the Wii U had in each country last year:
In those terms the UK is the Wii U's joint second best market.
"Home console HW sales aimed at traditional gaming demographics have been remarkably stable during the last decade through the rise and fall of the Wii, through the GFC, through the rise of the iPhone and iOS and consequently Android and tablets.
Per JVM's figure:
So what do you guys think?