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Why does so much of this have to happen when it comes to wiiu

Can't we just say "its selling great for a WiiU title" and leave it at that?



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Tamron said:

Why does so much of this have to happen when it comes to wiiu


Ok we feel bad. The WiiU is doomed. Our life now has less meaning.

 

Feel better?



jlmurph2 said:
gcube2000 said:


The reality is MK Wii had 6 years to sell. MK Wii had a much higher install base and it sold only about double of MK8 if it were relased at the same time.

Mario Kart Wii had waaaaay more competition on the Wii than MK8 on Wii U as you can see from this.

http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/39579/Global/

compared to this

http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41826/Global/

For July 5th 2014 there's only one Wii U game in the top 30. The Wii had 10 games in the top 30.

Thats what I was looking for. Even Xbox One which has less install base sells games better than wii u. From hardware wise and software wise wii u is very unimpressive. Thanks for the data and opening our eyes.



KLXVER said:
Tamron said:

Why does so much of this have to happen when it comes to wiiu


Ok we feel bad. The WiiU is doomed. Our life now has less meaning.

 

Feel better?

read my edit.



I don't know why it's so hard for people to wrap their head around the concept of sales of a single SKU when comparing a single-platform exclusive to a game available on five platforms.

Especially given how much those same people probably LOVE to compare a single SKU of a game against a different one of the same game.



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Tamron said:

Why does so much of this have to happen when it comes to wiiu

Can't we just say "its selling great for a WiiU title and leave it at that?


Original title was making it difficult. First OP omits watch dogs number and then forgets to add "till now" word. You cant blame the criticism.



the_dengle said:
I don't know why it's so hard for people to wrap their head around the concept of sales of a single SKU when comparing a single-platform exclusive to a game available on five platforms.

Especially given how much those same people probably LOVE to compare a single SKU of a game against a different one of the same game.

Well the op said 'MK8 now the best selling game of this year' which is factually incorrect. Maybe if it had said best selling exclusive or WIi U game or something there would be no criticism because that would be an indisputable fact.

Secondly, there is no problem with that. That's completely different it is comparing 2 versions of the same game and it can make some interesting comparisons. Not only that but those comparisons are fair, setting it up like this isn't fair. Comparing all sold copies of 1 game (MK) but only certain copies of other games (Watch Dogs).



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

daredevil.shark said:

To OP: "Mariokart 8 is the best selling shipped game of this year till now.

Lol. You cleverly omitted watch dogs. This is how most of the nintendo guys / girls acts. Cant blame. Oh well. I will play by your rules. "Destiny" in PS4 will be best selling game in 2014.

And compared to 35 million sales of mariokart wii this 2.8 million number looks very poor. Its hardly an achievement. This is reality.


I don't think the op meant to say anything about Nintendo looking good, just that there is a relevent story.  I came into this thread thinking it was true numbers.  That was just amazing to me how much they've already recieved in return, but it's just shipped apparently.  And if your numbers of 35 million is true sales of wii, then that just bodes well for Nintendo.  If 101million wii owner bought over 35 Million copies of mkwii, imagine how much they'll sell in months to come.  This game may have some legs like what Mario 3d world did for the 3DS.  Or Mario Kart 7.  The pokemon x and Y has been in and out a thorn in the top ten since its release October of last year. That is of course if Nintendo can get their Wii u out there.  We'll see.

Yeah, i don't think MK8 is the best selling game of the year, just because they don't have the numbers of PS4 is selling like.  Until sales starts picking up, I'm giving best selling game to someone else.  Their current sales plummeting week after week with no sign of resurgence.  I just don't think they can.  It all depends on what the sales numbers are for last week.  If numbers are down again, I'm giving up and not even considerng them for most sells. 



Tamron said:

Why does so much of this have to happen when it comes to wiiu

Can't we just say "its selling great for a WiiU title" and leave it at that?

No. Nintendo or Wii U isn't allowed to have anything good happen. Gamers must hop on and immediately try to discredit it . Thus is the way of the internet lol



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Ouroboros24 said:


I don't think the op meant to say anything about Nintendo looking good, just that there is a relevent story.  I came into this thread thinking it was true numbers.  That was just amazing to me how much they've already recieved in return, but it's just shipped apparently.  And if your numbers of 35 million is true sales of wii, then that just bodes well for Nintendo.  If 101million wii owner bought over 35 Million copies of mkwii, imagine how much they'll sell in months to come.  This game may have some legs like what Mario 3d world did for the 3DS.  Or Mario Kart 7.  The pokemon x and Y has been in and out a thorn in the top ten since its release October of last year. That is of course if Nintendo can get their Wii u out there.  We'll see.

Yeah, i don't think MK8 is the best selling game of the year, just because they don't have the numbers of PS4 is selling like.  Until sales starts picking up, I'm giving best selling game to someone else.  Their current sales plummeting week after week with no sign of resurgence.  I just don't think they can.  It all depends on what the sales numbers are for last week.  If numbers are down again, I'm giving up and not even considerng them for most sells. 


I dont like to repeat myself but for you I am mentioning it again.

Who is stopping nintendo to sell wii u like wii? Me? Or their poor decisions.