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Interesting article:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-15-north-american-wii-u-sales-show-dismal-start-to-2013

 

"Nintendo's Wii U has had a torrid start to 2013. The struggling console sold around 64,000 units in North America last month, while Microsoft's ageing Xbox 360 managed 302,000.

February's Wii U figures were up slightly on January - Nintendo managed to shift just 57,000 then, Gamasutra reported.

There's been no real change in the console's fortunes, however. January's figure was apparently lower due to the number of second-hand consoles on the market immediately after Christmas.

Wii U sold less in January than the weakest ever months for PlayStation 2, Xbox, PS3, Xbox 360 and the original Wii.

It's worth bearing in mind that GameCube and Wii sales only ebbed that low right before their successor consoles came out - not three months after their launch, as the Wii U has done."

 

So as we can see the Wii U's launch has been difficult. Is this something Nintendo are going to recover from? Considering the "buy" rating for Sony stock and strong demand for the PS4 at gamestop, do you think the Wii U will recover in time for the release of next-gen competition? 

Note: This is NOT about general sales per week - no need to point out Feb was better. It's showing how so early on in its lifespan the Wii U's weakest week is incredibly low. Make of that what you will, but no need to point out other weeks.



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really? hadn't noticed. if only someone had brought it up earlier..



You're really on the ball, you know.

And people here are actually somewhat pleased by Wii U sales, because they're bad but not as bad as feared.

 

Also that data looks like it was from last NPD, not this one. The Wii U weekly sales were around 17k this month.



 

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LOL at the PS2's weakest month. BEAST. 360 not far behind!



Not that I disagree that Wii U's sales are pathetic, but that article is really grasping. When it comes to making February's improvement seem worse, they point out that Jan sales were higher than reported. When they're making comparisons to other consoles, though, they conveniently use these inaccurate numbers. At least be consistent.

Using February numbers, which may still be inaccurate for the same reason as January, we get 16k/week in 4 months. Oh, look at that; it's pretty comparable to the PS3. Worse, definitely. And you'd have to be blind to not think that the Wii U is in serious trouble. But no need to sensationalize it.

It's one of the worst launches ever, but it's hardly bad enough to be in a completely different league from recent bad launches. Definitely gonna be hard for Nintendo to get through this, but it wouldn't be unprecedented for Wii U to recover.



 

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Wii U is doing bad right now, no new games no more consoles sold. But If people say they want a cheaper Wii U, imagine other next gen consoles. This will be a tren with any system. That is why I am not that worry. Firts, Nintendo has the games, second, it will be the cheapest.
By the way, Nintendo stock rises faster than Sony. Don't talk only about Sony, go and check thst about Nintendo.



Conegamer said:

You're really on the ball, you know.

And people here are actually somewhat pleased by Wii U sales, because they're bad but not as bad as feared.

 

Also that data looks like it was from last NPD, not this one. The Wii U weekly sales were around 17k this month.

So what? This article is showing how the Wii U's weakest week is almost record breaking, and is if we consider how long it's been out compared to the timespan of the other consoles worst weeks on record. 

Immortal said:
Not that I disagree that Wii U's sales are pathetic, but that article is really grasping. When it comes to making February's improvement seem worse, they point out that Jan sales were higher than reported. When they're making comparisons to other consoles, though, they conveniently use these inaccurate numbers. At least be consistent.

Using February numbers, which may still be inaccurate for the same reason as January, we get 16k/week in 4 months. Oh, look at that; it's pretty comparable to the PS3. Worse, definitely. And you'd have to be blind to not think that the Wii U is in serious trouble. But no need to sensationalize it.

It's one of the worst launches ever, but it's hardly bad enough to be in a completely different league from recent bad launches. Definitely gonna be hard for Nintendo to get through this, but it wouldn't be unprecedented for Wii U to recover.

Why are you comparing other weeks? The article is about worst weeks on record, not general sales....

This is sensationlism; it's showing how demand for the Wii U is very lacking as it has almost a record breaking low volume of sales in any given week, and yet it is a matter of months into launch. 



Mazty said:
Conegamer said:

You're really on the ball, you know.

And people here are actually somewhat pleased by Wii U sales, because they're bad but not as bad as feared.

 

Also that data looks like it was from last NPD, not this one. The Wii U weekly sales were around 17k this month.

So what? This article is showing how the Wii U's weakest week is almost record breaking, and is if we consider how long it's been out compared to the timespan of the other consoles worst weeks on record. 

But we knew all of that last month, and had several threads on the subject. This is just saying stuff we already knew, despite the fact sales were up 40% over last month, and will likely be moreso this month. 

All I'm seeing from that graph is that all consoles have rocky launches. The Wii U one was poor, but we don't yet know how the PS4 and 720 will fare. Better? Perhaps, but not by a lot I'd say. 



 

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cbarroso09 said:
Wii U is doing bad right now, no new games no more consoles sold. But If people say they want a cheaper Wii U, imagine other next gen consoles. This will be a tren with any system. That is why I am not that worry. Firts, Nintendo has the games, second, it will be the cheapest.
By the way, Nintendo stock rises faster than Sony. Don't talk only about Sony, go and check thst about Nintendo.


Nintendo stock has nothing to do with this thread first of all. Secondly, that claim is inaccurate. Finally, Nintendo's stock went up due to the yen and not Wii U's performance



well as some have pointed out in the past...january sales may have been skewed because the returns from all the people who bought the Wii U just to turn it over cancelled out a good deal of the sales. This means that Wii U's weakest week wasn't (likely) quite as weak but the console sold less in december than it actually retained. I am curious to see how the decent second half of march software-wise treats the Wii U saleswise...

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=517506