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X1Gates said:
the wii u was also doing well before everything went south of the border, lets not forget. We will see how well switch does when the eventual dry spell in games begins (similar to its dead baby brother Wii U).

Yeahhhhhhhhh..... no.Other have already given you millions reasons why it isnt the case you are saying.

 

Just quoted you to properly inform you that the Switch is killing it.



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iLikeEggs said:
Slarvax said:

To be fair, the Wii U did pretty good at launch. If "pretty good" means being outsold by every other system except the Vita and the DS in it's first 2 months, that is.

Seriously, people don't understand how much of a gigantic failure the Wii U was.

Yup, i completely agree with you : ) 

Apologies if my post wasn't easy to understand. It's my first time posting on here!

Nah, I was agreeing with you too



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Slarvax said:
iLikeEggs said:

Wrong. Do some research. Wii U stagnated in, like, January or February aka 2-3 months after launch. Switch is doing better now than it was a few months ago, and it will only improve from here. 

To be fair, the Wii U did pretty good at launch. If "pretty good" means being outsold by every other system except the Vita and the DS in it's first 2 months, that is.

Seriously, people don't understand how much of a gigantic failure the Wii U was.

According to NPD Wii U was doing better its first 6 months than the ps3 and 360 did in theirs



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RJ_Sizzle said:
X1Gates said:
the wii u was also doing well before everything went south of the border, lets not forget. We will see how well switch does when the eventual dry spell in games begins (similar to its dead baby brother Wii U).

Sorry, bro. Switch is here to stay. Especially now that Pokemon seems to be coming its way. You better be happy with having the best console multiplats for now since I take it you're going all in on the X1X train.

While we don't know if there's a cliff, hasn't it already passed the WiiU LTD sales?



DaveTheMinion13 said:
Slarvax said:

To be fair, the Wii U did pretty good at launch. If "pretty good" means being outsold by every other system except the Vita and the DS in it's first 2 months, that is.

Seriously, people don't understand how much of a gigantic failure the Wii U was.

According to NPD Wii U was doing better its first 6 months than the ps3 and 360 did in theirs

That's not true for either system and the PS3 had a terrible launch. 

Lets put it this way. 

The Wii U launched in November 2012 and in January 2013 it was already seeing monthly sales as low as 55k according to this article. 

http://nintendoeverything.com/january-2013-npd-wii-u-apparently-sells-only-55000-units/

 

It took the PS3 until January 2014 to sell less than that in a single month and till May 2014 for the Xbox 360, which launched in 2006 and 2005 respectively. 



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What the hell is a Wii U?

3DS NPD LTD was still under 1.7 million at the end of its first October (a comparable time frame to Switch at the end of September).



Switch and PS4 must still be neck and neck, been like that since April. If Switch is killing it, than Xbox One and PS4 were serial killers when they launched



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DaveTheMinion13 said:
Slarvax said:

To be fair, the Wii U did pretty good at launch. If "pretty good" means being outsold by every other system except the Vita and the DS in it's first 2 months, that is.

Seriously, people don't understand how much of a gigantic failure the Wii U was.

According to NPD Wii U was doing better its first 6 months than the ps3 and 360 did in theirs

Uh... no. Not at all.

  X360 Monthly X360 LTD PS3 Monthly PS3 LTD Wii U Monthly Wii U LTD
Nov 326 326 197 197 425 425
Dec 281 607 490 687 460 885
Jan 231 838 244 931 57 942
Feb 160 998 127 1058 66 1008
Mar 192 1190 130 1188 67 1075
Apr 295 1485 82 1270 36 1111

Wii U was behind PS3 by its fourth month and behind Xbox 360 by its fifth month. Not to mention just how few units it was selling each month. Wii U was only ahead for any length of time because of its launch sales. It crashed and burned afterward.



X1Gates said:
the wii u was also doing well before everything went south of the border, lets not forget. We will see how well switch does when the eventual dry spell in games begins (similar to its dead baby brother Wii U).

The Wii U had like two months that were pretty good.  Two holiday months.  The sales then absolutely collapsed in January-February.  In 2013, it sold 3.1 million.  In the first 12 months - which includes it's launch, first holiday, and part of its second holiday - it sold around 5.4 million.  And the Wii U was abbundant as Nintendo unwittingly stuffed the channels.

As of the end of August - only 6 months - the Switch has blown past that and is at over 6 million.  And those 6 months include no Holiday months.  And it launched in March.  And it was pretty badly supply constrained in most major markets.



DaveTheMinion13 said:
Slarvax said:

To be fair, the Wii U did pretty good at launch. If "pretty good" means being outsold by every other system except the Vita and the DS in it's first 2 months, that is.

Seriously, people don't understand how much of a gigantic failure the Wii U was.

According to NPD Wii U was doing better its first 6 months than the ps3 and 360 did in theirs

You're not entirely wrong. But I meant these numbers:

Wii U barely outselling the Wii (considered a dead console at that point) and the DS (definitely dead).

Outsold by both Wii and DS.



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