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daredevil.shark said:
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.


Yes the Wii sold like a monster back then.  that's why there's 10 Wii games in the top 30. and install base matters. There's barley games that sell much better on Xbox One than Wii U. If you're talking about CoD or AC those games don't sell well on Nintendo systems. And install base matters. A game on Wii U can't sell 10 million units on a 6.68 million install base. But it can on a 30 million selling console. It doesn't matter if MK Wii had more compitition. The point is it doesn't matter the Wii had more people to buy it. Do you really think a little compitition to MK Wii can compare to a MK8... that's on the slowest selling Nintendo console of all time. except the VB. The thing that should open our eyes is that MK Wii was on a system selling like hot cakes and MK8 is on a console that isn't doing well.



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daredevil.shark said:
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.

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daredevil.shark said:
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.


I think you do like repeating yourself.  It's fun, isn't it?  Geting into it with someone online. 

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What do you gotta say to that, Brother?



ExplodingBlock said:

Nintendo's financials show Mario Kart 8 with a total of 2.8m copies sold (including digital)

Unless you combine the sales of Watch Dogs across all platforms then Mario Kart is the best selling game of 2014 so far :)

  

Digital is not tracked for either WD or MK8 so its fair obviously.



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Dr.Henry_Killinger said:
ExplodingBlock said:

Nintendo's financials show Mario Kart 8 with a total of 2.8m copies sold (including digital)

Unless you combine the sales of Watch Dogs across all platforms then Mario Kart is the best selling game of 2014 so far :)

  

Digital is not tracked for either WD or MK8 so its fair obviously.

Also, these are shipped numbers in the financial report, not sold to consumer



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Tamron said:
ExplodingBlock said:
Ka-pi96 said:
ummmm so thread title says Mario Kart 8 is top selling game and then op says when excluding Watch Dogs... hmmm...


I said excluding combined sales

Not each platform

You combined disk based and digital for mk8, despite the 2.8 figure being shipped and not sold, but didn't combine disk based and digital for watch dogs (and you can't, because we don't have digital numbers.

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Teeqoz said:
Tamron said:
ExplodingBlock said:


I said excluding combined sales

Not each platform

You combined disk based and digital for mk8, despite the 2.8 figure being shipped and not sold, but didn't combine disk based and digital for watch dogs (and you can't, because we don't have digital numbers.

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jlmurph2 said:
Teeqoz said:

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That doesn't work for me, when I do that I get &.



Let's do some comparisons according to Nintendo's own financial information from the 1st Quarter of 2008 during Mario Kart Wii's release. I wouldn't put into comparison with Mario Kart DS nor with Double Dash since those released in the Holidays, unfair comparisons. Recall that we're comparing the mediocrity of the Wii U with the monster that was Wii. Mario Kart 8 had about a month less than Mario Kart Wii for the reporting period, but it's still fun to compare:

Mario Kart Wii - 6.42 Million
Wii Hardware - 29.6 Million
21.6 % Attachment Rate

Mario Kart 8 - 2.80 Million
Wii U Hardware - 6.68 Million
41.9% Attachment Rate

High attachment rate is a nice figure, but let's not get over ourselves either (though, it'll be curiously interesting if those same people talking negatively about the high attachment of MK8 also praise the somewhat high attachment rate of Watch Dogs on PS4....). 510,000 Wii U consoles is a nice number, brings up our spirits a little, knowing that there have probably been around 300,000 +/- new Wii U owners because of Mario Kart, but it's not good compared to Nintendo's last unsuccessful console the GameCube. Mario Kart 8 is probably Wii U's largest game release it'll ever have (unless Wi U gets another game that can sell as fast as Mario Kart 8 AND have the amazing legs it'll have over time). The next big Wii U game is Smash Bros, but that's NOT gonna outsell Mario Kart 8 in lifetime sales, it's way more front-loaded and won't be strong in over-time sales. Let's hope Nintendo keeps up with bringing more successes like this. Well, not selling that much in a short period of time, but breaking expectations.



jlmurph2 said:
Dr.Henry_Killinger said:
ExplodingBlock said:

Nintendo's financials show Mario Kart 8 with a total of 2.8m copies sold (including digital)

Unless you combine the sales of Watch Dogs across all platforms then Mario Kart is the best selling game of 2014 so far :)

  

Digital is not tracked for either WD or MK8 so its fair obviously.

Also, these are shipped numbers in the financial report, not sold to consumer

Also VGChartz track sold numbers not shipped.