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A little context of what the numbers mean would be nice



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February:

Nintendo handheld software sales down 160k YOY (-44%)
Nintendo console software sales down 170k YOY (-53%) - with a new console...

 

Jan+Feb:

Nintendo handheld software sales down 375k  YOY (-45%)
Nintendo console software sales down 490k YOY (-57%) - with a new console...

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Units                     YTD '12                 YTD '13

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Xbox 360             1570K                   1530K

PS3                        1120K                   1075K

PC                          565K                     445K

Wii                         855K                     305K

NDS                       545K                     250K

3DS                        280K                     200K

PSV                         95K                        80K

Wii U                     ---                            60K

PSP                          55K                        20K

PS2                           5K                          5K



playstation 3 in uk, very good. wiiU .. no games and the future is bad and boring for wiiUgamer. (software)



the best RPG's are coming 2013 !!!! oh my god, this is perfect for RPG-GAMER = ) Ni No Kuni - 25 january, Time and Eternity, tales of xillia (PS3) and the maybe best game ever: metal gear solid ground zero


"Total market decrease - 16.4%
Non-Nintendo decrease - 2.3%
Non-Nintendo decrease console only - 0.0%
Nintendo decrease - 48.5%"

Seems like Nintendo is responsible for the industry's decline in the UK, PS360 are doing just fine despite their age. This was to be expected, the market grew abnormally during the Wii/DS years. And this when PS4 or X720 have yet to be shown.



As bad as the Wii U and Vita are doing, I almost think the bigger story is the 3DS.  Going into its third year, it ought to be hitting its stride, but it seems to be falling flat on its face.  It wouldn't surprise me if Brain Training and Nintendogs alone sold more in February 2007 than all 3DS software in Feb 2013.  I'm not really sure what it can do to turn things around.  It has Mario Kart, it has NSMB, Nintendogs, 3D mario, and a Training game (not out in Europe, but it hasn't made much of a splash in Japan and the US).  Maybe Animal Crossing and Pokemon will do it, but Pokemon doesn't do nearly as well in Europe as elsewhere, and Animal Crossing on the DS did better in Japan than elsewhere (even more so if we look at just the first couple years of sales).



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Max King of the Wild said:
A little context of what the numbers mean would be nice

Just software for the UK. Units and revenue (when you click on the link).



Yakuzaice said:

As bad as the Wii U and Vita are doing, I almost think the bigger story is the 3DS.  Going into its third year, it ought to be hitting its stride, but it seems to be falling flat on its face.  It wouldn't surprise me if Brain Training and Nintendogs alone sold more in February 2007 than all 3DS software in Feb 2013.  I'm not really sure what it can do to turn things around.  It has Mario Kart, it has NSMB, Nintendogs, 3D mario, and a Training game (not out in Europe, but it hasn't made much of a splash in Japan and the US).  Maybe Animal Crossing and Pokemon will do it, but Pokemon doesn't do nearly as well in Europe as elsewhere, and Animal Crossing on the DS did better in Japan than elsewhere (even more so if we look at just the first couple years of sales).


The biggest story here is the fact the Wii U is flopping.. nintendo's next gen console..



 

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leo-j said:

The biggest story here is the fact the Wii U is flopping.. nintendo's next gen console..

The Wii was their only console to ever do more than 9 million outside Japan and the Americas.  Their handhelds on the other hand did 42 million, 23m, and 61m.  We also haven't seen if software or price drops can affect Wii U hardware sales yet.  I don't think it has much hope of a massive turnaround, but it still has a chance.  The 3DS on the other hand has played most of its cards, and while sales aren't awful it really shouldn't be seeing large YoY drops at this point in its life.  In comparison (not perfect, but to show general trends) the DS went from shipping 14 million software in Ja-Mr 2006 to 30 million the same quarter next year.  If the 3DS is flat YoY it will only have about 8 million in an equivalent quarter.



Lol. Lots of Nintendo haters in UK.



Rogerioandrade said:
Lol. Lots of Nintendo haters in UK.

Yeah, I'm sure the people there go out of their way to hate Nintendo