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Soundwave said:
RolStoppable said:
No timeframe has been given. Doesn't say much without context and hard numbers.


These are for the recent month, it's whats selling on Wii and Wii U currently.

They do list the year to date for Wii as well, but it's even more depressing with two Just Dance games and a Zumba game being the top 3 selling Wii software titles for 2013.

I'm not sure if they list the Wii U for year to date yet.

That makes more sense, then.

Good to see people are still supporting MHTri, and to a lesser degree, Injustice (i guess now that the DLC's finally out)



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I don't think that really is good news.

Wii U needs killer apps. What kind of customer those games appeal to is beside the point. Wii Sports and Just Dance were huge assets for the Wii, and it's too bad nothing on the Wii U has made a similar impact.



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spurgeonryan said:
Just Dance 4 has done alright on it though. But I see the same thing happening with it that has happened with the 3DS. More core games. Shovelware is a thing of the past. Either Nintendo abandoned it, or they have all mainly moved to mobile gaming.



Nintendo never made shovelware. It's sad its become a buzz word where people dont actually know what it means.. I am curious why shovelware was never a big deal til Wii? It plagued PS and PS2 libraries. Blues Clues and Rgurats, barbie , power rangers, heck most of the Wii library was also on PS2 when it comes to shovelware. Rugrats series actually outsold God of War series on PS2. Then Wii comes out and those companies shift from Sony to Nintendo and its suddenly a bad thing? 

 

It just amazes me how people hate on something til its on their console or love something til its on another console.

 

What is shovelware you ask? Shovelware is usually where a company uses a cheap game engine and similar assets to make different games. Example= COmpany A makes a racing game. Its about Bikes. They use the same game engine and and models to make another racing game only its with 4 wheelers, then while they are doing that they also make a car racing game but it uses the same tracks, physics and game engine as the bike racing game. Now they release 3 very similar looking games from the same genre at the same time.

By same assets that does not mean "mario" and since they use him in another game its shovelware. That would be like calling every Sony sequel shovelware and that is not the case at all.



Mr Khan said:
Tank! and Injustice did that much better than, say, Arkham City, Scribblenauts or ZombiU?

There's something wrong with this list.

There's something even more decidedly wrong with the list: New Super Luigi U has yet to even be released physically in America. The idea that it could outsell NSMBU just by downloads from the people who bought NSMBU and overseas sales is ridiculous, especially considering it's been on the market for only two months as a DLC and less than a few days physically in Europe and Australia



Regardless of everything else, Injustice: Gods Among Us doing well is probably a good sign. Publishers will be watching every multi-platform title on the Wii U closely. The better they do, the more likely it is that the Wii U will get simultaneous versions, especially in the same genre.

As for the rest, Trine 2 performing well is very, very interesting. I'm not sure if it means that the current Wii U user-base is interested in indie games, or if they're very loyal and want to reward the developers of Trine 2 for saying so many good things about the system. Perhaps a bit of both. Or maybe it's just that it's a good game on a console that doesn't have many good games.

I do have this feeling, though, that many Nintendo fans will buy a Nintendo exclusive from a third-party publisher before they'd buy a multi-platform game. Why, I'm not sure.



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pokoko said:
Regardless of everything else, Injustice: Gods Among Us doing well is probably a good sign. Publishers will be watching every multi-platform title on the Wii U closely. The better they do, the more likely it is that the Wii U will get simultaneous versions, especially in the same genre.

As for the rest, Trine 2 performing well is very, very interesting. I'm not sure if it means that the current Wii U user-base is interested in indie games, or if they're very loyal and want to reward the developers of Trine 2 for saying so many good things about the system. Perhaps a bit of both. Or maybe it's just that it's a good game on a console that doesn't have many good games.

I do have this feeling, though, that many Nintendo fans will buy a Nintendo exclusive from a third-party publisher before they'd buy a multi-platform game. Why, I'm not sure.

Like the other fanbases, the Nintendo base usually follows good indie games.



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Cool thing is I own 8 out the 10 games for my Wii U on your list. All except for Monster Hunter and Mega Man X