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So, Wii U sells 48k this week in Japan, yet I'm worried

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"You are a troll!" Wait a minute until you post that and read it all.

This week numbers for Wii U are maybe the highest of the year. Until now. And the bump was because...yes, you already know.

Dragon Quest X expansion pack was almost sold out, or at least it sold a lot of the stock as the Japan Sales' thread of this week pointed. But why am I worried? Wii U sold almost 50k a week, 10 times a normal week. That's a lot!

Well yes, it's a lot. Then you are a troll.

No! Wait a little longer. That bump was caused by Dragon Quest X expansion, a mmorpg, genre not that popular in Japan. Yet, it managed to bump the console to the heavens, something that New Super Luigi U+Wii U White Premium Bundle+Wii Remote Plus, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U and Super Mario 3D World can't.

So, will this means that Wii U needs the power of third party games to rise? It's kind of ironic considering how every third party effort has bombed, yet Wii U needs to rise hardware numbers. One of the proudest prouds for Nintendo console is how their first party software can sell consoles, but now, this is pointing otherwise.

I'm very worried as this foreshadows a future where third parties are needed for a Nintendo homeconsole to be succesful. Imagine that it needs a big Call of Duty launch to put respectable numbers, or Battlefield 4. What if you need FIFA, for example in Europe, or Madden in the US. And what about Assassin's Creed? Grand Theft Auto?

What if Nintendo games don't sell on Nintendo systems? I'll be sad the day a sequel of one of the highest Nintendo's first party franchises sees a drop of 50% between releases with a higher userbase. That day, Nintendo first party is dead.

Now, what do you believe?



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It's the franchise that's selling, not wether it's a first or third party game. Even though it's an MMO, Dragon Quest X still has the Dragon Quest name attached to it and will sell Wii U's. It's also worth pointing out that third party franchises like Dragon Quest, the Tales series, Final Fantasy, and Monster Hunter are popular than Nintendo franchises in Japan. Now, just imagine how sales would be if it were a traditional DQ game.



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I believe that you may have been drunk when you wrote this...



I don't get it :(



gergroy said:
I believe that you may have been drunk when you wrote this...

Do you reaaaally believe that?



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Cold-Flipper said:
I don't get it :(


Japanese Media Create sales thread can give you a hint.



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Call me when other 3rd party games push hardware where 1st party software doesn't.

Until then, anomaly with no correlation leading to causation.



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Viper1 said:
Call me when other 3rd party games push hardware where 1st party software doesn't.

Until then, anomaly with no correlation leading to causation.

Didn't MH3G and Lego City pushed sales? And, weren't we expecting a bump from Rayman in february?



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Prediction: No Zelda HD for Wii U, quietly moved to the succesor

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We don't have to forget that it's close to holidays and Japanese people celebrate those too, so maybe the boost wasn't just Dragon Quest X...



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Anfebious said:
We don't have to forget that it's close to holidays and Japanese people celebrate those too, so maybe the boost wasn't just Dragon Quest X...


Or maybe we just need to accept at this point that without third party Nintendo homeconsoles won't rise. I cannot wait for it to become the FIFA machine in Europe.



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DKCTF didn't move consoles

Prediction: No Zelda HD for Wii U, quietly moved to the succesor

Predictions for Nintendo NX and Mobile