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Before News⇒ WiiU wont get a boost nowhere, Its just dead

WiiU gets a good hardware spike with over 6x the sales ever since its been hitting rock bottom

After News⇒ WiiU is still selling Bad, Doesn't matter

I mean really to the people who come and discourage threads like this. As a nintendo fan i kno wiiu sales are terrible and this isnt as much as the wiiu needs but seriously does people expect it to have 2000% increase to be satisfied?

Give applaud where its needed and move on. WiiU+Vita threads do good and one guy has to say "3DS still outsells it" or "Its not beating 8 year old hardware in sales" -_-



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Viper1 said:
Seece said:
Viper1 said:
Come on, Seece. Really? The system gets a damn nice week and all you can do is tear it down?


This isn't a pity party, I'm being realistic.

No, you're not trying to be realistic.  You're intentionally finding a factoid to produce to eliminate the perceived success for the circumstances.  And then you've followed it up with several posts that continually try to marginalize that success.

It's irrelevant that it's not selling as well as the Wii or even the PS3/X360.  The point is that it received a massive increase in sales.  And rather than acknowledge that accomplishment, you marginalize it under the guise of being realistic. 

When Vita spikes soon, are you going to be 'realistic' about it?  Or happily acknowledge the success?


It's not massive though, as I said in my first post. 7k in the UK is not massive.

I don't give a crap about the Vita, I don't follow its sales.



 

benji232 said:

I took a random week (24th august 2013) to see how much ps360 were averaging there (because at the moment, their numbers are being boosted by gtaV), and the ps3 was at 5800 and 360 at 7500, so yes, it is indeed a great boost. It puts it above the average of the 2 best selling consoles there. I can't see how this is not impressive, it is the equivalent of if the pricecut/windwaker bundle boosted US sales from 9k to 50k.

Okay, you say you took a random week because consoles are being artificially boosted due to a game... then ignore the fact wii u got a game and price drop.

Also, yes if 9k got boosted by 685% then it would reach 50k... but it really doesnt work like that because percentages are harder to increase at higher numbers... you just cant compare it like that



Guess it's a good start. Needs to continue though.



 

Here lies the dearly departed Nintendomination Thread.

Seece said:

3Ds was never a broken concept (the 3D is a little weak but it was far more accepted than the Gamepad has/ever will be) it was considered far more overpriced than what WiiU is, and it was giving a significant price cut.

To top all of that off, it still isn't doing amazing numbers elsewhere in the world besides Japan. It was nearly dipping below 100k in the US earlier this year, at the same point in its life the DS was getting 700k a month or something ridiculous. Things will definitely pick up now with Pokemon, but that has been a franchise that has sold Nintendo handhelds since its inception. Nintendo home consoles don't have any such franchise, hence you get a 24 million selling gamecube and a drop in sales console over console continuiously (as they experienced) until the Wii.

Secondly, just like past Nintendo home consoles and handhelds. You can't base the home console sales on how well their handheld is doing. That's what history told you, not that all price cuts and games work to completely reinvigour a system.

Weak baseless excuses for why NSMB didn't sell. I would say today that franchise/game has more appeal than Wii Fit/Wii Party/ That audience has well and truly moved on. And they're certainly not picking it up for Super Mario 3D 0_o

@bold. Price. You are proving my point.

@Underlined. Games. Again, you are proving my point.

Nintendo consoles have now the Wii series, and MK which has soared in popularity since the cube days. That success is not going anywhere, it's now considered an evergreen title.

@handhelds and consoles being different. That's a baseless point. All the factors point to the same recipes for success between handhelds and home consoles so long as the now de-facto minimal requirements for success on a portable are met: good battery, portability. After that, it's all games & price first and foremost, then new input methods (which is secondary).

@NSMB. Then how do you explain NSMB not selling well, the fact that the U doesn't have a new input method? Yet it does, so what's your point?

@Super Mario 3D. The audience for that game and the one for Wii Fit are very different, you're confusing everything.



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Seece said:
Viper1 said:
Seece said:
Viper1 said:
Come on, Seece. Really? The system gets a damn nice week and all you can do is tear it down?


This isn't a pity party, I'm being realistic.

No, you're not trying to be realistic.  You're intentionally finding a factoid to produce to eliminate the perceived success for the circumstances.  And then you've followed it up with several posts that continually try to marginalize that success.

It's irrelevant that it's not selling as well as the Wii or even the PS3/X360.  The point is that it received a massive increase in sales.  And rather than acknowledge that accomplishment, you marginalize it under the guise of being realistic. 

When Vita spikes soon, are you going to be 'realistic' about it?  Or happily acknowledge the success?


It's not massive though, as I said in my first post. 7k in the UK is not massive.

I don't give a crap about the Vita, I don't follow its sales.

You seem pretty worked up over this.

 

You should really give it a rest.



happydolphin said:
Seece said:

3Ds was never a broken concept (the 3D is a little weak but it was far more accepted than the Gamepad has/ever will be) it was considered far more overpriced than what WiiU is, and it was giving a significant price cut.

To top all of that off, it still isn't doing amazing numbers elsewhere in the world besides Japan. It was nearly dipping below 100k in the US earlier this year, at the same point in its life the DS was getting 700k a month or something ridiculous. Things will definitely pick up now with Pokemon, but that has been a franchise that has sold Nintendo handhelds since its inception. Nintendo home consoles don't have any such franchise, hence you get a 24 million selling gamecube and a drop in sales console over console continuiously (as they experienced) until the Wii.

Secondly, just like past Nintendo home consoles and handhelds. You can't base the home console sales on how well their handheld is doing. That's what history told you, not that all price cuts and games work to completely reinvigour a system.

Weak baseless excuses for why NSMB didn't sell. I would say today that franchise/game has more appeal than Wii Fit/Wii Party/ That audience has well and truly moved on. And they're certainly not picking it up for Super Mario 3D 0_o

@bold. Price. You are proving my point.

@Underlined. Games. Again, you are proving my point.

Nintendo consoles have now the Wii series, and MK which has soared in popularity since the cube days. That success is not going anywhere, it's now considered an evergreen title.

@handhelds and consoles being different. That's a baseless point. All the factors point to the same recipes for success between handhelds and home consoles so long as the now de-facto minimal requirements for success on a portable are met: good battery, portability. After that, it's all games & price first and foremost, then new input methods (which is secondary).

@NSMB. Then how do you explain NSMB not selling well, the fact that the U doesn't have a new input method? Yet it does, so what's your point?

@Super Mario 3D. The audience for that game and the one for Wii Fit are very different, you're confusing everything.

A) I'm saying what helped shift the 3DS, doesn't mean it works for everything else. The gamecube was slashed to $99 in no time. Did nothing.

B) The Wii and MK were able to sell because of the huge Wii audience, just like dun dun duuuh NSMB!! I guarantee if that hadn't released yet you would be putting NSMB in that list thinking it has a new audience. In reality it's no different to MK or Wii series. Another franchise we actually have proof for, Just Dance. Huge on Wii. Big on WiiU? nope.

C) Not even going there, Nintendos history shows the opposite of what you're saying.

D) NSMB didn't sell WiiU's because the WiiU concept is not appealing to casuals or core gamers, that's why, and that's why it'll never take off. I can see it doing alright but it's never going to 'Win'

E) What audience is there for Super Mario 3D? The Nintendo core. That didn't help in past gens, so why is it suddenly a big factor now???



 

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hiimnew said:
Seece said:
Viper1 said:
Seece said:
Viper1 said:
Come on, Seece. Really? The system gets a damn nice week and all you can do is tear it down?


This isn't a pity party, I'm being realistic.

No, you're not trying to be realistic.  You're intentionally finding a factoid to produce to eliminate the perceived success for the circumstances.  And then you've followed it up with several posts that continually try to marginalize that success.

It's irrelevant that it's not selling as well as the Wii or even the PS3/X360.  The point is that it received a massive increase in sales.  And rather than acknowledge that accomplishment, you marginalize it under the guise of being realistic. 

When Vita spikes soon, are you going to be 'realistic' about it?  Or happily acknowledge the success?


It's not massive though, as I said in my first post. 7k in the UK is not massive.

I don't give a crap about the Vita, I don't follow its sales.

You seem pretty worked up over this.

 

You should really give it a rest.

I'm not, it's called discussion/debate. I can add a bunch of lol's everywhere if you'd like that?



 

But............ I thought nobody wanted a remake of a 2003 game.... Yeah sure...... Just wait until Mario 3D World and Tropical Freeze get released.



                
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