Forums - Sales Discussion - Wii Fit: 1 Million copies sold/shipped

Gnizmo said:
Just_Ben said:
TalonMan said:
Troll_Monster said:
looks like their will be allot of j working out, not that they need it but I guess it's good to stay in shape, well that's if playing wiifit does indeed burn calories.

In any case that's allot of units sold but it was to be expected, not that I'll be buying it of course seeing as it has no appeal to me.

I'm pretty sure you're already aware of this, but for the sake of being fair, here's your one and only warning on the matter: Using the term 'jap' is highly inappropriate. If you have difficulty typing the entire word Japanese, then I suggest you find something else to do other than posting in a public forum...

 


Why is that exactly? I also had first a jap. in the original post and changed it afterwards because back in my head there was a "No, not liked to do that one", but I can't remember why.


It is a racial slur from back during the WWII era I believe. It has mostly stopped having that meaning I think so it suprprises me that anyone would be bothered by it. The funny part, for me at least, is that probably non of the moderators have ever done anything about the use of the word gyped, which is also a racial slur. (Feel free to edit the word out if there is to be some greater form of enforcement.)


 The term "jap" is also a reference to the late eighties, when western economy was burgeoning after the "fall of the wall" and whatnot. Here in Norway this period is called "Jappetiden" which roughly tranlslates to "The Japtime", a time where consumers started really spending money on the open market!

But in this context, I see no reason to use. 



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

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Gnizmo said:
Just_Ben said:
TalonMan said:
Troll_Monster said:
looks like their will be allot of j working out, not that they need it but I guess it's good to stay in shape, well that's if playing wiifit does indeed burn calories.

In any case that's allot of units sold but it was to be expected, not that I'll be buying it of course seeing as it has no appeal to me.

I'm pretty sure you're already aware of this, but for the sake of being fair, here's your one and only warning on the matter: Using the term 'jap' is highly inappropriate. If you have difficulty typing the entire word Japanese, then I suggest you find something else to do other than posting in a public forum...

 


 Why is that exactly? I also had first a jap. in the original post and changed it afterwards because back in my head there was a "No, not liked to do that one", but I can't remember why.


 It is a racial slur from back during the WWII era I believe. It has mostly stopped having that meaning I think so it suprprises me that anyone would be bothered by it. The funny part, for me at least, is that probably non of the moderators have ever done anything about the use of the word gyped, which is also a racial slur. (Feel free to edit the word out if there is to be some greater form of enforcement.)


 I thought it was two PP's needed to make it a slur



 

Predictions:Sales of Wii Fit will surpass the combined sales of the Grand Theft Auto franchiseLifetime sales of Wii will surpass the combined sales of the entire Playstation family of consoles by 12/31/2015 Wii hardware sales will surpass the total hardware sales of the PS2 by 12/31/2010 Wii will have 50% marketshare or more by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  It was a little over 48% only)Wii will surpass 45 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  Nintendo Financials showed it fell slightly short of 45 million shipped by end of 2008)Wii will surpass 80 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2009 (I was wrong!! Wii didn't even get to 70 Million)

Gnizmo said:
Just_Ben said:

Why is that exactly? I also had first a jap. in the original post and changed it afterwards because back in my head there was a "No, not liked to do that one", but I can't remember why.


It is a racial slur from back during the WWII era I believe. It has mostly stopped having that meaning I think so it suprprises me that anyone would be bothered by it. The funny part, for me at least, is that probably non of the moderators have ever done anything about the use of the word gyped, which is also a racial slur. (Feel free to edit the word out if there is to be some greater form of enforcement.)


 Aha, it is pretty common to write countries short in two ways: First three letters of the countrys name (aka: FRA, GER, NOR, ITA, SPA, AUS, JAP) and domain name(fr, de,no,it, es,at,jp). I use more the former, since not many know the TLD of smaller countries.



Gnizmo said:

 It is a racial slur from back during the WWII era I believe. It has mostly stopped having that meaning I think so it suprprises me that anyone would be bothered by it. The funny part, for me at least, is that probably non of the moderators have ever done anything about the use of the word gyped, which is also a racial slur. (Feel free to edit the word out if there is to be some greater form of enforcement.)


Just because a term is 'old' does not mean that there aren't people who are sensitive to and offended by it. It's called being 'politically correct' and it's not something new to society these days...

...as for the word 'gypped', yes, there may in fact be a few gypsies on this board that might get offended by that term - but it's use is more out of ignorance than to actual meaning (in fact, you'll see most people who use it, don't even spell it correctly!).

There is no need to refer to any culture or nationality in a slur or stereotypical way - as I said before, if you have a hard time typing Japanese, Italian, Irish, etc., do something else with your time. The words themselves aren't that difficult to type out and since we're already 'typing' on a message board, what's the big deal???

 

 



Just_Ben said:

 Aha, it is pretty common to write countries short in two ways: First three letters of the countrys name (aka: FRA, GER, NOR, ITA, SPA, AUS, JAP) and domain name(fr, de,no,it, es,at,jp). I use more the former, since not many know the TLD of smaller countries.


I understand what you're saying (even this site uses the word if you check the link for Japanese weekly numbers), but referencing the people of Japan with that particular word is offensive...

...I think we're far enough off-topic on this - if anyone still has any questions about this or other possibly offensive terms, feel free to PM me.

 



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Gnizmo said:
 

It is a racial slur from back during the WWII era I believe. It has mostly stopped having that meaning I think so it suprprises me that anyone would be bothered by it.


 Yes, also well into the 80's. I understand that younger people may not hear it the same way I hear it but as I'm older I still hear it as a derogatory term. I let it slide but I wouldn't advise using it in polite conversation with someone who is Japanese (which I am).



I'm just going to wait until after Wii Fit releases in the US and the first non-athletic fatty gets injured and then sues Nintendo for big money for releasing a dangerous toy that caused a severe injury. Then you'll see it recalled, pulled from the shelves, and you can only get it from those who got it before the lawsuit.



 


Get your Portable ID!

 

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this will definitely pass 10 mil worldwide



jjseth said:
I'm just going to wait until after Wii Fit releases in the US and the first non-athletic fatty gets injured and then sues Nintendo for big money for releasing a dangerous toy that caused a severe injury. Then you'll see it recalled, pulled from the shelves, and you can only get it from those who got it before the lawsuit.

In order for a lawsuit like that to work they would have to prove that Nintendo was negligent with how they designed or built the product and that negligence was what lead to the injury; I haven’t tried the game yet but I don’t think that it is intense enough, or has dangerous moving parts, so I doubt that negligence could ever be demonstrated.

 



wii fit will sell 10mil in US alone



Bets:Missed by 420k I bet leo-j vg$500 that wii will sell 31 million by 7/31/08.  Sorry, I don't think he has enough vg$ to make it with all of u that wish you could. Hit, with room to spare I bet kingofwale a 1-week ban that wii Americas ltd sales>360 Americas ltd sales as of the numbers for week ending 7/05/08 (using vgchartz homepage #s)

Predictions:

Wii will sell 18-20mil by 12/31/07  CHECKWii will sell 45mil+ WW by 12/31/08Wii will surpass PS2 sales WW by 11/17/11 (5yr anniversary)Wii Fit will hit 12mil sales in 2009MKWii+SSBB+Wii Fit+SMG > 50 mil sales by 2010 > gta4+mgs+gt5+ff13+haze+lbp