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Forums - Sales Discussion - WiiU overtracked 40k in the UK

Kresnik said:
That's... surprising. We've had some killer deals on Wii-U this past year (£199 deluxe models with various games thrown in like ZombiU/Mario/Luigi/LEGO etc.). Thought that might have at least pulled it up a bit, although I guess that means that VGC was overestimating their effect.

Nintendo really need to step things up over here. This summer TV seemed plastered with Luigi's Mansion 2 every ad break; haven't really seen anything similar for any Wii-U games.

I think they need to declare it a lost cause and focus on other territories instead of waste more resources.  If there was hope, sure, but at 150K units, it's dead in the UK.



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I mean who is actually surprised when they were running stories about the product being pulled from Tesco and all these other major retailers. I mean I am honestly shocked that Nintendo even does business still in the UK. They are clearly not wanted.



Turkish said:
kowenicki said:
Jesus

150k in a year!!??


PS4 did 100k more in 2 days

No shit, Sherlock.



Wii's UK to US userbase ratio was very similar to 360 last gen, both around 8m to 40m

Suggests UK sales should be at around 320k



 

Yeah, the Wii U definitely bombed in the UK. It's like the 360 in Japan all over again.



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What about the Vita? How does this compare to the Gamecube's first year?



kowenicki said:

Honestly?  Its over. 


It's going to be strange going from a gen where 5 different consoles found a degree of success throughout various points in their life to a gen where only 3 consoles really achieve anything (at least, in terms of UK market).



Maybe Ninty should stop wasting time in the UK? Its not even worth it.



shikamaru317 said:
Yeah, the Wii U definitely bombed in the UK. It's like the 360 in Japan all over again.

Its actually far worse.... the 360 sold almost 300k in its first year in japan.  Twice as many.

THATS how bad this is.



I'm not really here!


shikamaru317 said:
Yeah, the Wii U definitely bombed in the UK. It's like the 360 in Japan all over again.

Dayyyum.

 

X360 37,821 (+748%) 229,496

Xbox 360 in Japan after 1 year on sale.