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yes 65 75.58%
 
no 3 3.49%
 
show me the money! 7 8.14%
 
Total:75

The nearly Zero releases in Jan in the US is killing the Wii U. Things will get better, especially after what we saw in the ND, then there is hopefully the third party ND this upcoming month. But until games start to come out we should see lack luster sales especially since it is the most expensive system currently with a relatively small library witch some are ports from the other consoles. The good news is the Wii U should out preform the HD consoles of last gen, since it has past all but the PS3 and those numbers are launch to the end of March. It should pop up over 100k a week starting next month when games start to come out for the system.



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WiiU is going to fall behind PS3 fast come March. And PS3 was doing really bad numbers...



Conegamer said:

Your graph on the front page may be inaccurate. This page says Wii U sales (without this week I think) are at 2.55mil. Your graph seems to be just a little below that. Were there adjustments in previous weeks? It's probably not worth changing it until Nintendo releases their figures though.

Regardless, Wii U is certainly slowing down and they will not hit their projections. Interestingly, however, Wii U (even with these numbers which are perhaps too low) has already outsold the 360 through to March. Goes to show that launching first doesn't pay dividends, and indeed that first console out often struggles at launch.

Come the end of March I see Wii U at 3-3.5mil

Weekly charts show 2.47m with this week added. @superchunk: at this rate, PS3 will have sold more (in 2007) than WiiU by the end of March with, what, 1 or 2 weeks of sales in its biggest region? 



Wii U seems to be doing OK compared to the PS3 and the X360. We'll see how that goes throughout the rest of this month and the next few months...



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NintendoPie said:
Wii U seems to be doing OK compared to the PS3 and the X360. We'll see how that goes throughout the rest of this month and the next few months...

39k vs. 144k (360) and 80k (PS3-no Europe) is extremely bad. No sugar-coating. It's just that, really, really bad. Look at the PS3/360 weekly sales going into Feb and March; WiiU sales are not going anywhere but down until there's a price cut and/or a system seller.



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pezus said:
NintendoPie said:
Wii U seems to be doing OK compared to the PS3 and the X360. We'll see how that goes throughout the rest of this month and the next few months...

39k vs. 144k (360) and 80k (PS3-no Europe) is extremely bad. No sugar-coating. It's just that, really, really bad. Look at the PS3/360 weekly sales going into Feb and March; WiiU sales are not going anywhere but down until there's a price cut and/or a system seller.

I'm looking at the graphs, here. Superchunk's graphs show that (right now) the Wii U is above the PS3 and X360. Besides, I was never sugarcoating it. I know the Wii U isn't doing anywhere as good as the Wii was.

Plus, I already saw that 39k figure. And I said it sucked.



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NintendoPie said:
pezus said:
NintendoPie said:
Wii U seems to be doing OK compared to the PS3 and the X360. We'll see how that goes throughout the rest of this month and the next few months...

39k vs. 144k (360) and 80k (PS3-no Europe) is extremely bad. No sugar-coating. It's just that, really, really bad. Look at the PS3/360 weekly sales going into Feb and March; WiiU sales are not going anywhere but down until there's a price cut and/or a system seller.

I'm looking at the graphs, here. Superchunk's graphs show that (right now) the Wii U is above the PS3 and X360. Besides, I was never sugarcoating it. I know the Wii U isn't doing anywhere as good as the Wii was.

Plus, I already saw that 39k figure. And I said it sucked.

WiiU right now is above PS3/360, but practically the only reason it's above PS3 is because it didn't have Europe sales. That won't last for long though, which is why I'd say it's not doing OK compared to them.



pezus said:

WiiU right now is above PS3/360, but practically the only reason it's above PS3 is because it didn't have Europe sales. That won't last for long though, which is why I'd say it's not doing OK compared to them.

I said that...

So that's what the PS3's sudden jump is for? It got released in Europe? Well, hopefully Wii U will get some boosts from it's upcoming games so that it can keep up with the PS3, at the least.



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Conegamer said:

Your graph on the front page may be inaccurate. This page says Wii U sales (without this week I think) are at 2.55mil. Your graph seems to be just a little below that. Were there adjustments in previous weeks? It's probably not worth changing it until Nintendo releases their figures though.

Regardless, Wii U is certainly slowing down and they will not hit their projections. Interestingly, however, Wii U (even with these numbers which are perhaps too low) has already outsold the 360 through to March. Goes to show that launching first doesn't pay dividends, and indeed that first console out often struggles at launch.

Come the end of March I see Wii U at 3-3.5mil

I have the exact data (now including this week of jan 19th) from VGC weekly charts. I think that graph is missing updates.



Week 8 of the cumulative Media Create sales comparison...



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