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January 2014 NPD Thread! - PS4: 271k, XBO: 141k, WiiU: 49k

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Wii U is done. Mario Kart can't save this trainwreck and its too far off even if it could. 3DS is in trouble. Rough times for Nintendo.

The only possibly good thing about this gen for Nintendo is maybe MS will flee after getting their rear ends handed to them by Sony and Nintendo can slide into a more comfy no.2 spot next-gen. 



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trixiemafia86 said:

So Wii U peaked already?

things aren't looking good for Nitty. atleast for now

Eh, 8,000 is basically flat, even if it is a larger percentage at those lower levels. Wii U still has its best games ahead of it, this year specifically.



Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

PS4 really did well, especially when you look at the weekly average. Almost as good as the hype machine wii.



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Mr Khan said:
trixiemafia86 said:

So Wii U peaked already?

things aren't looking good for Nitty. atleast for now

Eh, 8,000 is basically flat, even if it is a larger percentage at those lower levels. Wii U still has its best games ahead of it, this year specifically.

Compared to last year it has a much stronger library and $50 cheaper with a free game bundled. Yet it's still doing worse YOY? I know it has stronger competition now but it should have at least done better than 49k. I think Nintendo needs to slash the price another $50 or else they'll be completely dead during the 3 month drought. 



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Fusioncode said:
Mr Khan said:
trixiemafia86 said:

So Wii U peaked already?

things aren't looking good for Nitty. atleast for now

Eh, 8,000 is basically flat, even if it is a larger percentage at those lower levels. Wii U still has its best games ahead of it, this year specifically.

Compared to last year it has a much stronger library and $50 cheaper with a free game bundled. Yet it's still doing worse YOY? I know it has stronger competition now but it should have at least done better than 49k. I think Nintendo needs to slash the price another $50 or else they'll be completely dead during the 3 month drought. 

Don't worry, Cranky Kong will carry the Wii U for 4 months or whatever. 



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Soundwave said:

Wii U is done. Mario Kart can't save this trainwreck and its too far off even if it could. 3DS is in trouble. Rough times for Nintendo.

The only possibly good thing about this gen for Nintendo is maybe MS will flee after getting their rear ends handed to them by Sony and Nintendo can slide into a more comfy no.2 spot next-gen. 

Demand for Nintendo consoles basically functions in a vacuum, though. Wii proved that presence or absence of competition from Sony or Microsoft really had no bearing on how Nintendo really performed. The rot is coming, as you yourself have often said, from down below, and even if Sony goes belly-up and the activist investors convince Nadella to bail out of gaming, it really wouldn't help Nintendo, except in Japan. Western devs would leave for PC and mobile permanently if the "high-end" gaming market suddenly evaporated due to Sony and/or Microsoft's departure.



Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

Fusioncode said:
Mr Khan said:
trixiemafia86 said:

So Wii U peaked already?

things aren't looking good for Nitty. atleast for now

Eh, 8,000 is basically flat, even if it is a larger percentage at those lower levels. Wii U still has its best games ahead of it, this year specifically.

Compared to last year it has a much stronger library and $50 cheaper with a free game bundled. Yet it's still doing worse YOY? I know it has stronger competition now but it should have at least done better than 49k. I think Nintendo needs to slash the price another $50 or else they'll be completely dead during the 3 month drought. 


Hmm didn't Ninty say Wii U sales increased 16% year over year for January?  Or did I misread that.



Zucas said:
Fusioncode said:
Mr Khan said:
trixiemafia86 said:

So Wii U peaked already?

things aren't looking good for Nitty. atleast for now

Eh, 8,000 is basically flat, even if it is a larger percentage at those lower levels. Wii U still has its best games ahead of it, this year specifically.

Compared to last year it has a much stronger library and $50 cheaper with a free game bundled. Yet it's still doing worse YOY? I know it has stronger competition now but it should have at least done better than 49k. I think Nintendo needs to slash the price another $50 or else they'll be completely dead during the 3 month drought. 


Hmm didn't Ninty say Wii U sales increased 16% year over year for January?  Or did I misread that.

You might be thinking of software sales. I'm not sure, I didn't see that number. 



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

Fusioncode said:
Zucas said:
Fusioncode said:
Mr Khan said:
trixiemafia86 said:

So Wii U peaked already?

things aren't looking good for Nitty. atleast for now

Eh, 8,000 is basically flat, even if it is a larger percentage at those lower levels. Wii U still has its best games ahead of it, this year specifically.

Compared to last year it has a much stronger library and $50 cheaper with a free game bundled. Yet it's still doing worse YOY? I know it has stronger competition now but it should have at least done better than 49k. I think Nintendo needs to slash the price another $50 or else they'll be completely dead during the 3 month drought. 


Hmm didn't Ninty say Wii U sales increased 16% year over year for January?  Or did I misread that.

You might be thinking of software sales. I'm not sure, I didn't see that number. 

Ah could be.  Let me go shuffle through some articles to find out.  Thx for the help.

EDIT: yep you are right it is software sales.  My mistake.



I really have a bad feeling that DKC is going to bomb or at least fizzle (ala Pikmin 3). Too many platformers (again bad planning) and Nintendo can't sell anything for sh*t outside of the holidays any more. I hope David Wise gets to work on at least one more DKC game.