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Wii U sales rank jumps 875% after Xbox reveal on Amazon UK

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It seems I’m not the only one who feels Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal was less than stellar, as customers in the UK have been snapping up the Wii U console ever since. Before the conference began the console had a sales rank of #390 on Amazon’s UK site. Shortly afterward, the Wii U skyrocketed up to #40 on the online retailer’s list. That’s a huge jump for a single event that had absolutely nothing to do with the console.

Microsoft achieved what price cuts weren’t able to do, as it got UK customers to purchase a Wii U. Those of you who believed the title on my opinion piece was misleading yesterday now have proof that Microsoft is indeed selling the Wii U better than Nintendo has so far.

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  • howling_wolf1334:[

    Thank you, Microsoft!!!

    • Clel

      Aren’t they so sweet?

      • Nintedward

        ”Uhhh hello? Yeah , hey B-man. Yeh , yeh cancel the Xbox pre order,Yeh … Nintendo Direct on June the 11th. Make sure you have some Pot and Liquor for that one…. I know I know , who the fuck even watches TV anymore ? I watch my shit for free on Letmewatchthis .com lol”

        • Hugh Quinn

          Do you still have the bottle of nintendo haters tears left over?

        • Nintedward

          ”Lol , Wiiu and PS4 all the way Georgey”

          • Guest

            http://fasteddie9318.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/r159769_583213.jpg

            Okay. Okay. I admit it. I’m better at video gaming than presidency.

          • atl hawks

            these are just… great

          • Jake

            I encourage all of you to play Wii U and PS4 so you won’t mind if I secretly go into your private information, tax you more (if republican) and let 4 more Americans die with a plea of help b4 it happens. If it happens, I did not hear omit until everyone else did.

          • Elem187

            Obama, the same guy that said the job market is in the gutter because of ATM’s and internet kiosks? I dunno, he makes GWB look brilliant by comparison.

          • jay

            At least he can hold the phone upright lol

          • teknik1200

            you mean the guy that brought the economy of the worlds richest country to it’s knees?

            no.

          • DragonSilths

            I liked George Bush…I’m not even American I’m Candian lol. I liked his accent. Plus he was doing what needed to be done to fix the USA.

          • jay

            …. yeah he sure fixed up the economy alright…

          • Jake

            Obama is doing a great job too. Tell me how it was Bush’s fault again because his job has nothing to do with the stock market.

          • DragonSilths

            You dont get it. He realized to fix the states YOU MUST DESTROY IT AND START ALL OVER. Obama just wants to put a bandaid on it…The states needs a FULL restart to get fixed no other way can fix it. Bush new that.

          • jay

            So his plan was to DESTROY THE US?

            Ummm… your argument is looking pretty bad right now.

          • olajuwon_patterson

            he definitely didnt lol you guys are crazy if you thought he was helping the usa

          • Guest

            [URL=http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/robb28/media/iwata_not_dead_zps1096405d.gif.html]

          • Jake

            Just puttin these out there

          • WarioForever

            What has socialism to do with the american presidents right now? Better question is: Why there are presidents on a video game community?

          • Jake

            He wants a Dropout Druggie McDonalds worker to basically make the same has a Harvard Dr, Lawyer. He is more of a Communist because he wants the Government to have all the power.

          • gamesplayswill

            “Now, are we still going for that pizza, or did you lose your wallet like last time?”

        • Luke Wilson

          Is Georgy holding the phone upside down? lmao

          • Nintedward

            ;)

          • DragonSilths

            Didnt even notice that LOL.

        • teknik1200

          i unplugged my tv in the year 2000!

          no joke.

          • Cameron

            Who watches TV any more anyway?

        • Guest No. 3

          Yep. Let’s all bring politics into video game politics. Sounds like a brilliantly awful idea.

          • Nintedward

            Except I did it jokingly and without any of intention of bringing up political debate.

          • Guest No. 3

            I never said you did it on purpose, but that’s just what happened to have happened. It’s really funny when you look at the comments unbiased.

          • Nintedward

            lol , I don’t give a crap about Politics I just thought the scenario of GWB telling barrak to cancel his pre order would be hilarious.

        • Cameron

          Oh god, you just started a political comment war.

          http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/167/571/Abandon-Thread.gif

          • Nintedward

            haha!

          • Mc Robins

            Right!

        • NintendoMan

          Microsoft, why did you make such a silly mistake?!

    • Colin Tosh

      Nintendo should give them a present. They are not only getting more sales but increased user-bases.

      • Fred

        wait why increased user base?

        • Cameron

          Because the more people who use a Nintendo product, the bigger user base

      • Leeroy

        A free wii u?

      • NintendoMan

        Oh! Nintendo should go all “Godfather” on Microsoft. You know, put a horse’s head in Bill Gates’ bed with a GamePad reading “SmartGlass sucks”. That would be hilarious.

  • peeer

    Simple enough… Xbox One’s annoncement was all about TV.

    Now I wonder how EA is feeling lol.

    • pfff

      maybe they’re getting an own TV channel. just for XBox xDD

      • http://4812cpvideos.webs.com/ Zack4812

        If they would, it would probally be like Sega Channel.

        • jay

          Sega channel was AWESOME.

          EA not.

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      Pretty stupid, that’s probably why they’re backtracking their statements on supporting the Wii U right now.

  • Denvy

    Glad to see it getting a spike in sales. I do love my 360, but the more I hear about the Xbox One, I’m going to steer clear of it. I may go solely single console this gen.

    • Elem187

      Can we assume other retailers are seeing the same increase in interest of the WIi U console?

      I kinda thought the reason why nobody was buying the Wii U is because they wanted to see what both Sony and Microsoft were going to offer before making a decision. Which makes sense.

      So for gamers there is only two choices
      A. Buy a PS4
      B. Buy a Wii U

      But we can assume the PS4 will cost more than $400 USD, so I wouldn’t bother buying one for a few years while I wait for the price to come down. The Wii U already has a few titles that show it is more powerful than a PS360, so I’ll get the Wii U today before their big blitz of games that runs from June 20th until the end of the year.

      • DarkEternal

        Or we can buy the PS4 AND the Wii U. Nothing that a job can’t handle. :P

        As for the Xbox One, well…

    • METHical reality

      If you are going for single gen definitely PS4 is the answer .. I love my WiiU and i love everything about Nintendo but going for a single gen esp if you are a true gamer PS4 would be a better choice .. and then you could buy the 9th generation Nintedo console and it will be backward compatible WIN WIN xD .. if you are a casual or a semi-gamer then WiiU is a good option .. but what i really recommend save some bucks and get PS4 and WiiU this = Heaven on earth

      • Clel

        Would you please define ‘true gamer’ for us?

      • Denvy

        Seriously, what are you implying? I’ve been playing games since the Atari 2600 and Colecovision. Pretty sure I’d call myself a “true gamer”. I have my Wii U and absolutely love it. Don’t really need recommendations on consoles. I’m quite informed. Why would I bother posting here if I didn’t mean my Wii U being my sole console?

      • Mario

        What the fuck, ‘true gamer’?

        • AJ Chioino

          a true gamer is one who has collected all 150 stars, beat emerald weapon legitimately, and has gotten a legitimate 50 in halo 3 :P. what else…. i know theres more.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Collect all 150 stars: Done.
            Beat Emerald weapon legitimately: Done.
            Get a Legitimite 50 in halo: Not Done.
            Beaten Ruby Weapon legitimately: Done.
            Made my chars in FFVIII lvl 100 and Immortal to any form of magic (just every attack magic is being absorbed and therefor heals you): Done.
            Got 5 golden chocobo’s legitimately: Done.
            Used to have third best fastest world record 100% speedrun on Super Metroid (1 hour 7 mins) Done.
            Unlocked the Ultimate quest and beaten it in Zelda 1(NeS): Done.
            So I think we can be friends ;)

        • AJ Chioino

          oh, and own all the golden versions of zelda games. thats one of my favorite hobbies. dont think skyward sword had a gold version cd though… maybe im wrong, but i bought it day one of release and it was golden.

      • D.M.T

        First of all, any Nintendo fan that has been playing Nintendo games since the 1990’s is a “true gamer” just like any Sony fan. If you want to believe that Wii U is for casuals then fine but it doesn’t mean you’re right about that.

        Second, you don’t know what will happen next-gen. It’s possible for Wii U to get just as much 3rd party support as PS4, especially after the Xbox One reveal. Development costs for PS4 will be very high while development costs for Wii U will be cheaper. In other words, bringing games to PS4 will be a higher risk for Devs, especially if the PS4 doesn’t sell much in the first year. A smart developer would make games for the cheaper Wii U instead and make more money (if the game is good).

        Stop underestimating Wii U so much because you don’t know how successful the PS4 will be. You’re just assuming it will sell like hot cakes but i’m not too sure about that.

      • METHical reality

        wow wtf have i done i must die today .. i didn’t mean to insult you guys but let us put it this way … Let us go back to the 7th gen era .. If you got asked by someone only capable of buying of one console .. PS3 or Wii which one shall i pick ?? come on the wii is awesome but the PS3 have many more games .. and i know mario and zelda are franchises that no one should miss on but also the PS3 have equivalent games and i believe the library is more extensive in PS3 giving more choices for someone only buying for one console .. I’m only using history to support my evidence .. If you seriously believe the wii is better than the Ps3 then you are just a fanboy .. but that doesn’t mean the wii sucks not at all it comes very close to the PS3 .. Again i always support Nintendo but i don’t lie or act as a fanboy when i want to state some facts

        • Johny

          i know what you want to say… one just shouldnt say wii is simply a better console… because its really not. it has SO much less features… a huge power and graphics leap…
          but the thing is,… i LOVE games on wii soo much.. i’d NEVER “trade” them for games on ps3. ever… i’d say wii has one of best game libraries ever for me…. and it even got quite some multiplats… often times kinda inferior (lack of dlc for example) but they were there, and they were awesome

          • METHical reality

            Yeah finally someone who understood me .. If i would go a single gen console it would be a WiiU without a blink … but that is my personal taste .. if i would recommend someone with an honest opinion that’s a different story .. but i guess i deserved their curses because i said a true gamer :P hehehe live an learn i guess i didn’t mean it that way :(

          • Johny

            i personally couldnt without a wii u . the biggest reason being in the moment Monster hunter 3 u. its pretty much my favourite game ever…the monster hunter game on wii hooked me for life, and it was a huge reason why i got a wii u (not mentioning all the amazing games im SO looking forward to on wii u). in a month and a half, i already got over 300 hours of gameplay, and there are no signs of stopping ^^;
            aside from that, i m really looking forward to other games like Bayonetta 2, a new metroid game, and xenoblade 2.
            at the end of the day, when i look at the games im (and will be) playing on wii u, i wouldnt substitute them with what other consoles have to offer :)

          • Denvy

            Well that’s funny. Super Nintendo has less of all of that, but I would consider it a better console ;)

          • Fred

            The multiplats are what I used my PS3 for NBA 2K11 for example, I bought on PS3 not Wii, but I have lots more games for Wii and spent lots more time playing Wii

        • D.M.T

          You can’t use history this time to support your evidence because things have changed a little bit. Just because Wii was for casuals doesn’t mean Wii U is for casuals too. Just because PS3 was better than Wii, doesn’t mean PS4 will be better than Wii U. Wii U has proven to be less casual than the Wii and it has potential to be better than PS4 overall. You didn’t insult us, we just don’t agree with you.

          This is another generation dude, a new beginning for each company so don’t assume that things will stay the same in the 8th generation of consoles.

        • Clel

          You can’t use history when things have CHANGED. I agree with you about the PS3 and Wii. But now that the Wii U is much more powerful than its predecessor and has third party support, I believe you may be wrong there good sir.

          • METHical reality

            I sure hope so that i’m wrong .. even if i wasn’t wrong i wouldn’t care that much because all i care for that i’m enjoying my WiiU since day one and will do till the next Nintedo Gen .. But saying i can’t use history is kinda biased don’t you think … History is taught and always embraced because it can help in predicting the future but that doesn’t mean History = Future it just gives you a hint for the time being… and i apologize for misusing the word true gamer

          • Clel

            No, it’s fine, man. We’re cool.

          • Graeme Lynch

            Interesting that you didn’t comment on the use of language here Clel…

          • Clel

            *facepalm* Because he did use periods HURR DURR

          • Graeme Lynch

            By periods do you mean the Improper use of ellipses?

          • METHical reality

            I would love to see you write or in my case argue with someone using your 3rd language.. That is if you know a 3rd language or even a 2nd language xD..

          • Graeme Lynch

            Certainly I can only write in English. My comment was referring to Clel busting someone else’s balls the other day because there use of grammar was poor. I thought it strange that he/she didn’t complain about your use of language.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            3 languages here:

            Dutch.
            English.
            German.
            and working on a fourth: Spanish because I love the language so much.
            Just wanted to hook in your comment no offense or pun intended in any way xD

          • METHical reality

            Kudos bro :p i hope you reach your 10th .. The problem for me is that i hate learning languages but i had to learn the first two, Arabic and Persian because of my country and ethnicity and i started learning English when i started collage… But what i really don’t get when people over the internet tease each others about a period or a capital letter REALLY? It’s good to be formal when needed otherwise it’s not mandatory unless you enjoy doing it.. Being formal in youtube or a gaming website is like wearing a suit when going to a supermarket or a barber shop, well very formal but not needed.. Well that’s my opinion

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            All I can do is agree with you, the notifications on a wrong punctuation or something is annoying.

            I do agree on text people write and they don’t use paragraphs at all especially in longer texts, people complain about the lack of paragraphs and in such a situation I often do agree though.

            Nothing is more annoying then very long texts without paragraphs, well okay full capslock text is even worse :)

        • Denvy

          Well, hate to inform you, but as a true gamer, I only got a PS3 three months ago. Console choice is merely a game preference.

          • Johny

            ^That
            Console choice is (and should be) primarily chosen by game (exclusives) preference, and maybe the way of experiencing gameplay

        • Cerus98

          The Wii has more games than the PS3. The only console with more games was the PS2.

        • Fred

          Let’s put it this way. I own a Wii and PS3. I bought 6 PS3 games, but only played 2 of them a lot. I own about 20 Wii games and played half of them a lot. so yes I’d say for me I enjoyed the Wii more.

        • jay

          I picked the Wii so….

      • 7Down

        Only time when I had two different consoles was when I had PS1 and N64.

        Other than that, I’ve always gone with Nintendo only and will continue to do so, two consoles doesn’t make you any more gamer than one console.

        People should stop using these terms, true gamer, gamer, hardcore gamer, next gen. last gen, FFS, they’re always used incorrect.

        PS: Guys, don’t freak out, he just stated how he sees things.

      • http://twitter.com/Jamie_Clabon Jamie Clabon

        What gives you the right to decide what a “True gamer” should have or not?
        And there is no such thing as casual, semi and true gaming. There is just gaming, an enjoyable form of media.

        • METHical reality

          I already apologized twice i didn’t mean Nintendo games are casual .. What i meant if you like to play many variety of games PS is better option because it has bigger library that’s all compared to Nintendo ( it’s a fact check number of video games in N64vsPS2 and WiiVsPS3 .. PS always have a bigger library).. but bigger library doesn’t mean better it just means you have more choices that’s all .. So again I didn’t mean anything by saying true gamer it was my bad

          • http://twitter.com/Jamie_Clabon Jamie Clabon

            Sorry, I didn’t see your apologies and was very annoyed at the time. I was quite harsh and I’m very sorry

      • Cameron

        Is a “true gamer” someone who plays online fpses all day every day? I’m probably gonna get a PS4, but only for exclusives for the console. If anything, the Wii U is better as it has 1st and 2nd party Nintendo support, plus Sega, Ubisoft, and Indie devs working for it.

  • D.M.T

    People didn’t buy Wii U for 2 reasons:

    1. It doesn’t have much games
    2. They thought Wii U was for casuals like the Wii

    Xbox One has proven to be more casual than Wii U and costumers will rather buy a Wii U than a Xbox One. Wii U is guaranteed to get more games soon. Xbox One has 15 exclusives but how many of them are Kinect games? Or how many of them are just timed exclusives? People don’t trust Xbox One and the console is anti-consumer

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      People barely bought Kinect this generation aside for sports and fitness games. The only reason I own one is because I got it half off and it came with a fitness game I wanted to try.

      Microsoft is now shoving Kinect down our throats, as it’s the way the console knows who is player one and who is player two. That, mixed in with the fact that the microphone on Kinect never shuts off means that Microsoft could potentially monitor your living room experience. It’s creepy stuff and any consumer who cares about privacy would be wise to read up on Microsoft’s EULA for Kinect and Xbox One before purchasing.

      • Mario

        Yeah, Kinect is terribly annoying.

        • Nintyfan

          Agreed. I don’t want a machine that is always watching my every speech and movement.

          I would just cover than camera eye with some tape! Lol

        • gimpcell

          Says Mr. princess saver that has cameras all over him watching everywhere he goes. Hypocrite.

          • liamdawe

            Hah that was a good one

          • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

            There are no cameras except for the Lakitu Bros.

          • gimpcell

            You rang?

        • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

          I’ve played Kinect at some friend’s houses, and the motion sensing is horrible. Mario Kart Wii with you as my driver is light-years better. And I’m sure you like my picture. ;)

          • Frank

            I know, when playing Kinect Sports, I couldn’t play bowling without having to stretch out my arm as possible and I still got guttered. I had more fun playing Wii Sports, Play, and Music; yeah Music.

          • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

            Kinect sports was just…oollhhl.

          • teknik1200

            I actually liked the kinect bowling, I was pretty good at it.

          • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

            Well Wii Sports bowling is better than all the XBOXs combined.

        • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

          On top of that, it led to many Kinect-exclusive games getting terrible reviews because of unresponsive controls.

        • jay

          Kinect! That racist piece of shit!!

      • bizzy gie

        Heartbeat. It can monitor your Heartbeat.

        • NintendoMan

          While that’s creepy, I can see it being implemented into some games (Yes there are games for the Xbox One, and I won’t be playing any of them) in a unique way such as: if you approach a boss with a heart rate of over 180, it could say “You’re pretty scared right now, huh? You should be.” Or if it’s 180-, it could say “You’re pretty brave right now, huh? That’ll change soon.” Just something I think is pretty cool.

      • teknik1200

        way to creepy and the M$ EULA is quite scary if you ever read it.

      • andrewjcole

        Kinnect is watching you. Wherever you are…

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        I find it amusing wasn’t it microsoft who made the biggest fun of Nintendo with their Motion Controls last gen, and as it became a success Microsoft used it also and improved it over motion controls in their eyes, and they called it Kinect, now Kinect hasn’t really been all that succesful, yet Microsoft Forces you on Kinect 2.0, what if you or me or anyone on this site (as an example) had and romantic and/or exciting date but also Kinect 2.0 I would fear that you could easily become the most populair YouTube Video with that :P

        • jay

          Sony does the same shit. Makes fun of Nintendo then copies them.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Very true indeed Sony does it as well but I feel Sony actually did a better job at it then Microsoft. That’s why I only referred to Microsoft in this case, but yes I should have reffered to both companies.

      • Frank

        and it could turn off your Tomb Raider/Borderlands 2/GTA IV/Bioshock Infinite/ any other acclaimed game the last 6 months by complete accident

        • jay

          Nope. It’s not backwards compatible so it won’t even play those games!!!

    • xjb17

      at the end of the day, the wii u is still casual

      • http://www.twitter.com/Jonoridge Jonoridge

        For me, I don’t consider a launch title like ZombiU or games like Monster Hunter which are both in the Wii U’s top 5 best selling games to be casual. The sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei are two games that have been announced which also certainly aren’t casual.

        Wii U still has it’s casual games (what console doesn’t?) but they are doing a much better job at feeding the core gamer now than originally on the Wii.

        • xjb17

          having a few “non-casual” games doesn’t make a console “hardcore,” but with those specs, nintendo has chosen to make a casual console. i’ll still buy it though, cuz i love nintendo first parties

          • Guest No. 3

            FYI: those specs are closer then you think.

          • xjb17

            than* but maybe. who cares, i dont feel like arguing about something i dont care that much about anymore

          • http://www.twitter.com/Jonoridge Jonoridge

            Specs don’t define whether a game console is casual or hardcore though. Surely the games developed for it do? I certainly don’t think acquiring and funding an exclusive like Bayonetta 2 tells me Nintendo is determined to only cater to the casual market.

          • xjb17

            i wouldn’t say that nintendo is only trying to sell to the casual market. that was the wii, i feel like now they’re trying to change it up a bit, but what i’m saying is those gamers who consider themselves “hardcore” aren’t gonna be any more interested in the wii u. i don’t feel like the wii u is pulling in the people that the wii didn’t. the upgrades on the wii u are really only helping us guys who already love nintendo games, cuz now i get to play them in hd, which is awesome.

      • MetroidZero

        at the end of the day, the xbox one is still casual

        Fixed.

        • xjb17

          agreed lol

      • Cameron

        Someone’s not played MH3U. Or Zombi U. Or AC3. Or Deus Ex Revo Directors cut. Or Trine 2. Or Runner2. Or Arkham City Directors Cut.

        And new games like Pikmin 3, new Smash Bros, AC4, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, and new Sonic are coming

        Yeah I know a lot of them aren’t exclusives, but they all saw or will see their own “hardcore” console releases, which is one of the reasons I was convinced. I’m sorry CoD isn’t coming to fill your “hardcore console” status for the U.

        And if anything the Xbone looks more like a glorifyed cable box. That’s so casual my Luddite grandma might get one.

        • xjb17

          i dont care so much for CoD. i love nintendo, but they’re not marketing to “hardcore” gamers. if they were, they’d have made a stronger system. at the end of the day, the people who are gonna buy a wii u, are the people who bought the gamecube, and some who bought the wii. those people who love nintendo first party games. i know, cuz i’m one of em

      • Cesar Barroso

        but all about games!

        • xjb17

          i 100% agree

      • MikeL

        Anyone who thinks playing video games is anything more than a casual distraction from real life, needs to get a life. “Hardcore gamer” is just another phrase for loser.

        • xjb17

          relax lol idc about hardcore, casual, or any of that. i play pokemon as well as halo and nba 2k. all i’m saying is that the wii u fits into what people would categorize as a casual console. in 3-5 years people are gonna view it the same way they viewed the wii as far as core gaming is concerned. NO ONE who doesn’t like nintendo first parties would buy a nintendo console, because there’s really nothing else to offer. and by that i mean actual gamers, not like moms and grandpas. people don’t consider nintendo games hardcore for some reason, so i categorize it as a “casual” console, because there’s no other reason to buy a nintendo console

          • MikeL

            If “casual” means seeing gaming for what it is and not taking it to seriously while “hardcore” means thinking you’re cool by playing scripted FPS games with big explosions and body parts flying in slow motion, then I’m proudly a “casual gamer”.

          • xjb17

            whatever makes you happy man. all i’m saying is that the wii u is a weak console compared to the other next gen consoles. take it how you want it.

          • Guest No. 3

            Not really. You need to look up some spec comparisons. We’re hitting the graphic barrier.

          • xjb17

            http://www.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_vs._Wii_U_Comparison_Chart

            if i’m interpreting it wrong, let me know, but this is my source

          • Guest No. 3

            You actually are, since these numbers actually don’t dive deeply into the infrastructure of the systems. For example, PS4 has 8 RAM, but how much is dedicated to multitasking? Also, the way a system threads can lead towards greater efficiency at lower clock speeds (which is what the Wii U does). Then there’s a whole shpeal of technical smargesbargen that I don’t understand about comparisons between cores and graphic cards, ultimately though, the bottom line is that yes, the PS4 and Xbone have more power, but the difference is insignificant when compared to the Wii vs. 360 vs. PS3.

          • Guest

            ^Exactly what this guy said. Xbox 360 and One will mostly be 720/1080p, PS3 and PS4 will mostly be 720/1080p, Wii U will mostly be 720/1080p- and is still more powerful mostly than 360 and PS3. Their RAM? As a game programmer myself, most games do not even need over a gb for gameplay, even with powerful graphics. A lot of 2D games use more resources than even 3D ones.

            In the last 7 years, computer power hasen’t evolved too much except in smaller devices like tablets and phones. At this point it’s less about power and more about features and being creative.

            That is… until 4K fully comes out (2160p). $K TVs are rolling out this year at $10,000. lol so maybe in half a decade.

          • Robert Corey III

            ^Exactly what this guy said. Xbox 360 and One will mostly be 720/1080p, PS3 and PS4 will mostly be 720/1080p, Wii U will mostly be 720/1080p- and is still more powerful mostly than 360 and PS3. Their RAM? As a game programmer myself, most games do not even need over a gb for gameplay, even with powerful graphics. A lot of 2D games use more resources than even 3D ones.

            In the last 7 years, computer power hasen’t evolved too much except in smaller devices like tablets and phones. At this point it’s less about power and more about features and being creative.

            That is… until 4K fully comes out (2160p). 4K TVs are rolling out this year at $10,000. lol so maybe in half a decade.

          • xjb17

            touche, but the thing is, by saying the wii u is not “casual” you imply that it’s “hardcore.” all i’m saying is people who weren’t interested in the wii aren’t necessarily gonna be interested in the wii u now.

          • jay

            Me too. I got better things to do than to call people “virgins” because I play CoD and they don’t.

        • thousandyoung

          So edgy. Hey pops we’re in 2013. You probably suck ass at most videogames as much as you do in real life matters. Whatever helps you sleep at night n00bs.

          • MikeL

            I guess you’re one of those “hardcore gamers”….

        • jay

          100+ for you!!

          Can’t stand hardcore gamers in person. I once asked a hardcore loser, “Why do you care about your gamerscore so much?” The idiot replied, “It’s like so people can see my score and say that I’m a real gamer” *facepalm*

      • Silent

        And thats your opinion. To me, the Wii U can be anything you want it to be. Either casual or hardcore.

        • xjb17

          then so can the xbox one

          • Silent

            No, the Xbox one is totally casual and Im sure a lot of people here agree with me

          • xjb17

            okaay bud

          • Magiphart

            How do you watch tv hardcore?

          • xjb17

            it’s called porn lol jk

            i dont understand how a nintendo fan like myself has been left defending the xbox one for the last like 24 hours lol this is stupid

      • Aaron Joseph Blakely

        The games don’t determine what is “hardcore gaming”. The gamer does. Regardless, Xenoblade II, Fire Emblem, Zelda, and Metroid are not necessarily casual games. They will come out with many more games as they did for the wii such as No More Heroes, Madworld, The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandoras Tower. Not to mention that many third party titles are also coming to the Wii U.

        • xjb17

          first things first, fire emblem is my favorite franchise ever. i love nintendo first party games. i just don’t think that any one who wasn’t interested in nintendo before would be interested in nintendo now, because they’ve become a little more “hardcore”

          • Aaron Joseph Blakely

            I’ll agree with that. We all have our own preference. As long as you respect Nintendo then I respect you and your gaming preferences. I actually dislike the term “Hardcore gamer” since it typically refers to people who spend the majority their time playing COD or other typical games rather thana fruitful new and genuine experience.

          • xjb17

            i don’t consider myself either hardcore or casual, cuz thats stupid, but i do understand what people mean by the two terms and thus use them accordingly. but i’m glad we can finally agree.

          • Luca Invernizzi

            Man, I’m sorry everyone just start arguing with you for an honest opinion…

            I can see your point: most people will see the WiiU as “new” Wii, and the “strange” pad with the lower specific will strenght the perception og it as a casual console.

            (Everyone know you don’t really need high specific for games anymore, but gamers can be stupid sometimes)

          • xjb17

            i’m glad someone sees what i’m talking about

    • Sol Ridgeway

      The only reason I have not bought one is because the controller cramps up my hands. I played Rayman at Walmart and my hands hurt after 10 min. of testing the system. I actually talked to some people that said they wont buy it because it is centered around the GamePad and what happens if they don’t like it?

      People are sick of buying something they might not use in a couple of months, example: Wii Balance Board, Kinect, and those stupid PlayStation Wiimote Ripoff. People see the GamePad as a new Balance Board but now you can’t just get rid of it if you don’t like it, the WiiU is centered on it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucy.heartfillia.106 Lucy Heartfillia


        I’m Sorry but i play on my gamepad for like a solid one hour (rayman legends challenges app) and i dont get tired or my hands dont hurt, idk how you’re complaining about that, Its big yea, but its light, lighter than an xbox 360 controller, and im using a silicone case which makes it havier, and still its not annoying me

      • Cerus98

        I’ve played a few demos at Walmart as well and its definitely NOT the same experience as playing mine at home. When you can’t hold it in your lap, rest your arms comfortably and just kick back and relax its a much different experience. If your Walmart kiosk is the same as all mine around here then having it bolted in one position on a metal arm isn’t the proper way to play it.

      • AJ Chioino

        time to hit some weights if you cant hold the gamepad up for hours on in. even my frail wife can hold it forever. i hope you dont have arthritis or something. you might want to check with your doctor. :P

      • Fred

        Buy the Pro Controller. Lighter and very comfortable.

      • Nathan DeFalco

        You just need to get used to it. My hands did kinda cramp up at first, too. But, after awhile it got much easier. Now I game on it more than I do the big screen. You seriously cannot judge your experience standing upright in a Wal-mart for 10 min vs an hour on your couch with your elbows resting on the arms of your chair.

      • Nathan DeFalco

        The gamepad really is an evolution in gaming. Off-tv play is a MAJOR bonus for gamers that have to share a TV (and even for ones who dont). 5 player couch co-op/competition cannot be done on any other systems out now. Gameplay elements found in Zombi U and Lego City Stories are really cool and definitely add to the experience.

      • teknik1200

        cramps your hands? I really like it, it sits nicely in your lap you don’t have to hold it and it has the easiest to reach to shoulder buttons in the history of gaming controllers.

        the gamepad is tight.

      • jay

        My family was using the Balance Board last night. You’re comment fails :(

      • MikeL

        Apart from the fact that your hands are held further apart, which is a more natural position for your arms anyway, it feels almost exactly like a regular controller. What’s wrong with your hands?

        • jay

          He has troll hands.

    • Nintenjoe82

      3. They wanted to see the competition before buying.

      • jay

        This article proves that.

  • SuperSmashMan2

    I’m surprised Gamerant didn’t report this those biased asses.

    • Clel

      Neither did IGN.

      • beerkin

        fear not. I went on the forums. I went into the lair of anti nin sony fanfux and told em whats up.

        • Erik

          I tip my hat to you for braving those waters in the Shitbox forums. :)

          • beerkin

            they are brutal. apparently I am an autistic 12 yr old for enjoying Nintendo AND sony. IGN has become almost completely anti Nintendo. its bizzarre.

          • Guest No. 3

            IGN has multiple branches though, some specifically Nintendo based. I’m pretty sure that they have some good workers there who support Nintendo.

          • beerkin

            Ms Audrey Drake. She is IGNs last hope.

        • jay

          We should all spam them with this news for the shit they put Nintendo gamers through.

  • QuizmasterBos

    I laughed so hard right when I saw this. It just seems unbelievable.
    What’s really funny about it is that Nintendo was going to run into a problem with E3 because then they wouldn’t advertise their product.

    So now this happens and Nintendo is like: “Thanks!”

    If console gaming ever comes to an end and someone writes a book about it, this and EA’s idiocy better be in that book. I’d laugh so hard when reading that.

    • D.M.T

      I rather watch a documentary about console gaming, reading about it is not enough for me. I wanna see the expression on people’s faces when talking about EA’s stupidity and Xbox One being more casual than the Original Wii

  • Sperling
  • Clel

    Simply put:

  • claudio garcia

    Who would want to buy another DVR? Ha yes I knew this was going to happen!

    • Denvy

      Not only that, but it’s just jammed with features I care nothing about. I would think most gamers wouldn’t care about, but I guess that remains to be seen.

    • Cerus98

      It’s not a DVR for TV though – that’s the even shittier part.

  • Nintyfan

    I want to know how the percentages actually turn into numbers.

    Microsoft just gave Nintendo a 1-UP!

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Numbers for the UK region won’t see reflected sales until June, so we’ll have to wait until then. But you better believe I’m going to keep my eye on it.

      • jay

        Thank you. please keep us informed this interests me.

  • Offens1

    Kinect at launch they learned from Nintendo that these things must be come from the very beginning because developers don’t want to gamble half way trough and have no garantee that everybody will buy them additional.
    Now you know you buy a gametheater console for a premium price with premium features that you will probbaly don’t use because it is first USA only at the beginning or have these things already such as media player and a REMOTE.
    Wiiu
    Play used games check go ahead
    Go online check it’s free
    storage to low for you check you can buy a normal harddisk

  • Super Buu

    Iwata is laughing right now.

    • claudio garcia

      Leave a message…I want to see Microsofts and Ea’s face

    • Guhtere

      Nintendo and Sony have made a temporary truce and are now having a party celebrating Xbox’s fail.

  • claudio garcia

    Microsoft: Here you go a ”brand new Xbox One!”

    Me: Oh no, the trash is over there…

  • Clel

    You know, it’s funny. From the beginning of the Xbox One conference to ten hours later, all the Internet’s hate on the Wii U transferred over to the Xbox One.

    • Denvy

      very true. I actually hope the MS can make some positive changes to get me to be excited about it, but I think they are too far long in their plans to change much. They should be listening to the fanbase, but that’s doubtful.

      • teknik1200

        They’ve never been a company that cared about anything but money. they’ve been in the game for a long long time and M$ has never been one to try and please their customers. Windows was forced on everyone.

        • NintendoMan

          Just like them doing Bing vs. Google (Only a matter of time until they start Windows 8 Phone vs. Android vs. iOS and Sony Cross Play vs. Wii U GamePad vs. SmartGlass) and posting fake reactions to it to earn popularity.

          • NintendoMan

            BTW, I want to know if you have ever heard “Bing it” over “Google it”. Think about it.

        • Denvy

          You do realize that no business is in it for charity. Money is priority #1 for all businesses.

    • jay

      Have you noticed the trolls are disappearing too?

      What happened to “Hurr hurr wait until ms announce xbox”

      OK Wii did! Still not impressed!!

    • DereX

      People need something new and exciting to hate on lol.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    I guess peoples wanted to wait the Xbox announcement to decide what console they will buy, and it seems that the Xbox One disappointed many of them :o

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    Microsoft, that’s the best thing you’ve ever done.

    • Nintedward

      This is one of the best meme’s i’ve ever seen , It make laugh every time I see it!

    • jay

      But “Nintendo has no geamez!” Remember?? ;)

      • ps4ultimania

        they will now with the rise in costumer demand

      • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

        Oh no! I completely forgot! WE’RE DOOOOOOOOMMMEEDD!!!!

        • DragonSilths

          Doomed means have games and success didnt you hear? If something is going to succeed that means it will fail. Its a backwords world my friend. Wii U is doomed so it will succeed. But Xbox One will succeed which means fail…

          • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

            But the XBOX One is going to fail, and the PS3 is going succeed.

          • DragonSilths

            PS3? You mean PS4? PS4 will be lucky to survive the entire gen. Sony may not even exsist that much longer as a company. I want Sony gone as a company, and Microsoft to either get their shit together or leave the gaming industry. Nintendo should make 2 systems. A typical Nintendo system and fund Sega and make a Genesis system again lol.

          • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

            Yeah, I meant PS4. SONY should make Ratchet and Clank for Nintendo.

          • B.J.

            Why will PS4 be lucky to survive. Sony has a bigger international base than Xbox, the PS4 is already reported having better specs than the Xb1, and after the douchery of the One press conference, the market is leaning towards the other systems. The MS press conference boosted WiiU sales, what does that tell you? Unless MS has the games to back up this new system of theirs, they’re the ones who will be lucky to survive this entire generation.

          • di g

            sony was losing a lot of money from their other investments. sony was close to going bankrupt

          • B.J.

            Worse comes to worst, the PS division will spin off as it’s own company. It’s still profitable.

          • http://www.bagofgames.com/author/jennero/ Jennero Rossi

            Why does everyone think one or the other is going to fail. We know absolutely nothing about Xbox One and PS4 minus a handful of games. Give me a break and wait till E3 then at saying crazy things like that.

          • Vernoy Sorrow

            Dude, people are saying Xbox One will fail because nobody wants it, i don’t, my friends either, so much people on internet either, because it is not a bad console, but it is not a videogame console anymore, now it’s all based on internet, TV and others stuff gamers don’t care about, also it may be a little expensive with all the adds that it has now, the 360 with kinect was already kinda expensive, but this is gonna rip the wallet of the first guy who buy it.

          • NintendoMan

            My friend thought the next Xbox was going to be pretty cool, then after Xbox One announcement, he said he was switching to PC unless Microsoft showed some pretty amazing games. I guess he’s a PC gamer forever now.

          • oontz

            Holy run-on sentence batman!!

          • ChubbiestLamb6

            Comma splice*

          • VirtualMark

            I agree – I buy a games console for games. The other stuff is an added bonus that I use occasionally, but I really don’t need it.

            The PS4 has 50% more graphics power too, I like graphics.

  • Johny

    People were shying away from wii u for a logical reason. They wanted to wait for the other two consoles to be announced so they can decide based on comparison which one they want (so they dont buy one, and then figure out they’d want the other one better after it gets announced)

  • Ernie Sanguyo

    if this already happening i wonder what happen when all those good first party games is out lol.

  • Potemkin

    Damn…Now it won’t drop to 200 bucks D:

    Anyways, I’m glad this happened to Nintendo. Let’s see if they know how to keep the momentum :)

    • Silent

      But, wasnt the Wii U doomed according to you? Hypocrite much?

      • Potemkin

        If it keeps the “Non advertising” business model they keep on following. If you bothered a little bit, just a little bit, to read each and every one of my posts you would realize by now that I keep complaining about it and how they sell this system overpiced, but I guess when someone mentions something your beloved company is doing wrong you can’t even bother to see the other person’s point of view. Then again, I never said the WiiU sucked, but it seriously needs more advertisement and have a price cut so I can find it as a “must have” system.

        • Silent

          No, you want Nintendo to meet every of your demands. The system is not overpriced and it is not being advertised due to the lack of AAA games in the system. Thats how simple it is, Im not delusional and you whine too much. If it is not a must have system for you, then dont buy it. The system is not going to fail if you dont buy it.

          • Potemkin

            hence being my personal opinion. Nintendo doesn’t give a fuck about what I think of them and I personally don’t care but I think I am entitled to express my opinions on the matter. I think it’s overpriced and I think it needs more people to know about the system. Period.

  • DUNNY

    people just waited for the big 3 to be released and then made their choice

    • Frank

      The mind of the consumer. A factor Nintendo considered. No wonder they release in Nov. 2012. Now they’ll have that 9 million sales by March(2014) for sure

  • Revisawesome

    Well that makes Microsoft the best 3rd party so far lol

  • derty

    Lol this is the best news I’ve heard all year :D

  • DennisJKA

    I always knew it: Nintendo is on the right track with Wii U!

    Sorry EA, you had your chance, we don’t need you.
    Go Home (you see what I did there?) to your strong partner of choice….Micro$oft!

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Well as more and more information comes out about how the Kinect may use visual DRM to scan the room to see how many people are watching what is on the XBOX for licensing compliance
    http://www.nerfed.co.uk/xbox-one-may-employ-visual-drm-via-kinect-2-0/6083

    Fees and charges on used games to players and retail channels that resell them
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/publishers-to-receive-cut-of-xbox-one-pre-owned-sales-at-retail/0116137

    Plus all the other negatives of such an expensive console I cannot see how anyone would be interested in the XBOX One at this point.

    • boynhisblobs

      Thats crazy, it’s very “big brother”. Too many people present and I gotta pay more cuz they’re afraid too many people get to see it for free? Microsoft already nickels and dimes its customers, why make it so much worse?

      Also, if this is Nintendo’s most expensive console to date, I conclude that it will most likely be Sony and Microsofts most expensive console, probably in the 599 – 699 range?

    • Guest No. 3

      OMG. Have to be online… have to pay for online? Have to buy downloads, can’t redownload for free? Have to have kinnect, have to pay when kinnect scans too many people in the room? This sounds like a VERY expensive console to maintain. O_o

  • Lusunup

    nintendo used Wiiu on competitors
    Not very effective….
    Sony’s Ps4 used steal on Wiiu
    It took touch control!
    Microsoft used Xbox one! presention On Wiiu
    oh! but its confused! looks like they hit themselves!!

  • InterTreble

    You guessed yesterday! LOL

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      I have the mind of a consumer. :)

      • InterTreble

        Oops, sorry Ashley… I’ll edit my comment! XD

  • john

    No way, really? I thought Amazon was having a glitch in their system or something at first. But I don’t think this is bad; it’s fantastic news for me as a Nintendo fan; if more people are buying, then logically I could figure that Wii U is gonna get more games and support, and be all around more successful. I do feel kind of sorry for Xbox fans though. Fans of Wii U know what it’s like to have people bashing their favorite brand without giving it the proper chance.

    I find it funny that so many people jumped to get the Wii U after only a glimpse of the Xbox One. I guess I still don’t understand consumers, but hey, I guess that’s why I’m not an economist. I still hope Xbox does okay for the sake of their fans though. It’s always sad to see a console fail.

    • boynhisblobs

      I’m guessing a lot of people were waiting for the reveal to find out what all their options are, my brother in law was like this. He only has enough money to purchase 1 of the big 3 consoles but didnt wanna rush for Wii U before knowing that he wouldn’t be disappointed after hearing all the cool features he’d miss on X1. After the reveal, he’s pretty set on getting a Wii U now. Graphics this time around aren’t gonna do anything, its more about innovation and games.

  • kenny Johnson

    Why isn’t Amazon US selling the Wii U? It looks like the Wii Us on Amazon are all sold by other sellers — not Amazon directly.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Amazon US doesn’t sell Nintendo consoles anymore after a bit of a problem with 3DS returns. Others say it’s due to Amazon wanting greater discounts similar to those afforded to brick & mortar retailers like Walmart.

  • Mark Thom
  • Hugh Quinn

    they are too kind:)

  • John Andalora

    Numbers of actual sales?

  • Jay

    looks like we’re in second place now. and somehow, i don’t feel bad about being a few steps behind Sony. I can see how much they care too.

    • zimbambo

      Second place?It all depends on how Sony price the ps4, if it is priced around $400 then yeah it will sell like hot cakes, but if they go for $500 range they can forget it.
      Plus another factor will be launch games and exclusives in the first year.

    • jay

      SECOND PLACE to Who?!!

      And who’s “we’re”? NO ONE here works for Nintendo loser.

  • zimbambo

    LOL Funny that a month ago the whole gaming industry was writing off the Wii U……….Then after the lame Xbox One reveal EA do a U-turn and now Wii U sales in UK shoot up %800!!!
    If a lame reveal helps Wii sales shoot up %800 what is going to happen to sales once Mario,Mario Kart,New Zelda,Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2,Pokemon,New Retro Title arrive?
    Awesome news for Nintendo…..Epic fail for Microsoft!!!

    • AJ Chioino

      how is EA doing a U turn? are they supporting nintendo again? sorry, ive been out of the loop for a couple weeks now.

      • Louie

        EA now claim that they will be making games for Wii U, even though a week ago they said they weren’t making anything.

    • Jean

      Lol i love that “U-turn” pun HAHA XD

  • Siu Leung

    did we just win the console war?

    • zimbambo

      Would not go that far yet it all depends on how Sony price the ps4 and if they have an awesome E3 that show a great launch lineup and future exclusives.

  • PS4/WiiU

    I used to hate Microsoft. Now, I LOVE THEM!!!

  • siccmethods

    I’m a fan of video games. I like them all. I try to refrain from showing bias between the different consoles as they all have exclusive titles and features that make them unique. That being said, do you really think the revealing of Xbox One had an effect on buyers of the Wii U?
    I think MS did a great job at the revealing. We already knew that Xbox One would play next generation games. MS needed to show us the things we didn’t know the Xbox One could do, the things that would set it apart from the PS4 and the Wii U.
    Everyone is upset because there wasn’t more information about games. Why would we need a presentation on games when that is what E3 is for?

    • Agent721

      Why do we need a presentation on cable, skype, or NFL fantasy football? Thats not gaming what so ever.

    • Relick

      It didn’t have an effect on the average mum looking for a present for their kid.

      However the UK has as large a gaming presence as Japan – and these are the people it had an effect on. The problem is that the people WATCHING the reveal weren’t investors, it wasn’t the average Joe who is going to use those features, it was gamers interested in the console. And they didn’t do a good job of showing off the console to the gamers watching. The gamers wanted to compare the different consoles and the WiiU just looks like the most appealing to a lot of people (or they are going WiiU/PS4 combo).

  • Agent721

    Ha! Hilarious. But in all reality, I hope the One isnt a failure. Less competition is bad for the consumer, as it results in higer prices & less innovation.

  • Cerus98

    I bet all those retailers that were slashing the Wii Us price against Nintendos wishes are shooing themselves in the foot right now too. Stores around me are selling out of them again proving that consumers who don’t have thousands of $$ to drop in a day were waiting to see how the Xbone turned out. Nintendo is brilliant which is why they have been rolling in dough for years. Wouldn’t surprise me if they had some idea of what the Xbone was going to be about and were trying to warn retailers against price cuts.

    • jay

      Every time someone says “nintendo stupid”

      I reply “they know what they’re doing. shut up!”

  • Sam Muir

    We UK gamers don’t want an over-priced CableBox with huge restrictions simple as that. I’m glad people are starting to warm to the Wii U now. Nintendo have always stated that gaming is the primary focus for the Wii U :-)

  • edwincarp

    This shows how people can easily be prompted into comparisons between products. It’s possible that the Xbox One might not look appealing at the moment, but that’s only because people haven’t yet been prompted to feel certain about the product. The Wii U has all the cues for selling itself at the moment because people can now see the fundamental points of appeal within the product itself. In other words, Microsoft might have confused people, leaving Nintendo in a better position to clearly present their gameplay philosophies — and these philosophies are things that people cannot see when looking at fixed rates of competition. That is to say: Competitive environments can create fixed expectations. Now Microsoft has slightly let go of the Xbox 360’s power against the Wii U, which means a new competitive environment has to grow from here on. It will be interesting to see, however, if Microsoft are going to attempt the same approach as Nintendo, which is to not try and compete.

    • Cerus98

      I don’t think anyone is confused about used game fees, online requirement and kinect spying. Did you even watch the big hyped up reveal? It was ALL about TV – they must have had a half dozen people saying it a dozen times or more. MS isn’t the kid of noob company to blow their wad on the first reveal and not talk about games if games was what the console was about.

      • edwincarp

        People are confused about these things because Microsoft isn’t being direct as to whether it’s always online or not, etc. The trouble is that people just need reassuring. After all, they were possibly expecting more, but just ended up seeing only the things that create feelings of uncertainty. Until Microsoft shows people why their vision is a good one, people won’t follow it. You can assure people of anything. People will try new things and move in different directions.

        • Cerus98

          They’ve stated very clearly that its not always online but has to connect once every 24 hours which in most people’s eyes is the same thing. They’ve been very elusive on used games saying they’ll reveal the details later. Which to any educated person means there will be some kind of BS restriction and/or fee since the question has a yes or no answer. Either it plays used games without restriction or it doesn’t. They know it won’t be well received hence the sidestepping.

          They also focused solely on the TV features which will cost you an additional $60 a year on top of what you already pay for Netflix, Hulu etc. I can watch all of the above for free on my two smart TVs, PS3, Wii U, BR player, Roku etc.

      • edwincarp

        “MS isn’t the kid of noob company to blow their wad on the first reveal and not talk about games if games was what the console was about.”

        Can you rephrase this, then I can address your point ?

  • zimbambo

    That EA Disgrace Senior president must be feeling such a loser after what he said about the Wii U!!!He bragged that the next gen would just be gaming machines!!Oh how wrong he was!!!
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Tony Phan

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • orpheus bryce

    man wii u owns. I like that i could take a dump and still play COD or even watch netflix on the gamepad.

    • MetroidZero

      Multitasking ftw!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Samson/1509177659 Joshua Samson

      I do the same thing!

    • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

      Wow – so innovative. It’s allows you to take a shit while playing games, as if you have time to concentrate on both. This is why you can’t borrow remotes and phones from people.

      • jay

        you stooped to an all time low dude…. :(

        Now go back to your “innovative” Xboxone

        • Petri

          Don’t be like that… 8GB of RAM is an innovation!!
          Kinect is an innovation, and surely not Playstation Eyetoy HD!!

          • Destructonator101

            Kinect is a copy of the Eye toy. Yes Eyetoy wasnt precise, but I had more fun with it than the Kinect.

          • Guest

            Don’t do that near Ignoranceiswhatsup. He takes it seriously.

      • beerkin

        Ill give you that. alwys take an alcohol wipe with you when you go to someonelses house to play wii u.

  • zimbambo

    LOL the Xbox One……lets you watch Tv, on your Tv, while you are playing on your tv!!!!
    LMFAO!!!!

    • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

      Lol!!!! Wii U – let’s you play games on a smaller screen while you are playing on your larger HDTV screen!!! Lol!

      • zimbambo

        Massive difference you can turn the HDTV off and Still play the same game on the gamepad!!!
        Aww just as Microsoft failed with the Xbox one do not cry!!!
        LMAO

        • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

          Oh great,,,

          • jay

            running out of shit to say?

      • jay

        EPIC Fail.

        You ADMIT Wii U is for games…..

      • jay

        You call yourself a gamer… Yet you’re defending Xbox One TV features and pissing on GAMING INNOVATIONS.

      • Silent

        Wasn’t that what people said about the DS, how they couldn’t look at two screens at once?

        • jay

          lol I never got to hear that one.

          • Silent

            Yes, It is that stupid once you look at it. When the DS first came out, people complained about the incapability of looking at both screens at the same time, but then they got used to it. It seems we have the same phenomenon at hand. Trolls took the opportunity to bash the handheld before and after it came out during the first months of its release. Sounds familiar?

          • jay

            What I find funny is all the trolls that kept saying “wait until the next gen consoles come”, Now have their mouth shut. lol

          • Silent

            Now they will either shut up or turn to the PS4 for trolling material.

      • Silent

        Now, you say something different. Wasnt the Wii U doomed, heh?

      • NkoSekirei

        ur an idiot dude nintendo systems are strictly for gaming not for entertainment/movies and others and by the way wii u doesnt have a dvd player and doesnt need it either not like ps4 and xbox one will have

  • Carl Spencer

    Bear in mind the console was also a hot deal in terms of price! 32gb bundle for £230.

  • MetroidZero

    Up 875% and the June 11th Direct hasn’t even started.

    • jay

      I can’t imagine how high the sales will be. Nintendo NEEDS to blow heads away!

  • MetroidZero

    Microsoft, oh Microsoft. LOL! Kinect has to be connected at all times.
    Image on XboxOneDaily:

  • RandroidRampage

    Irony, sweet sweet irony.

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    The UK market does not determine anything. Their market is an alternative one, not the main one.

    • Jon

      damn, you posted before I got your queue in

    • zimbambo

      Hey Microsoft slurper go to your Xbox one forum and cry at how they have messed up big time!!!
      LOL

    • http://www.twitter.com/Jonoridge Jonoridge

      I think you should look at the Professor Layton & Brain Age games… They sell nothing in comparison to the millions they sell in Europe.
      Brain Age sold over 5million alone in the UK. That’s more than it sold in Japan and America.

      There’s a large potential market here and if Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo had your attitude then they’d be very ignorant and have a poor business mindset.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AJ.Fowl Andrew Chambers

      Actually, Europe sales are quite important. And FYI, Wii U sales in Europe have been complete shit up until now.

    • jay

      You do know that the UK market dislikes Nintendo the most right?

      This is BIG buddy.

    • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

      Huh, are you hating on the UK? Huh?

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        Not just UK it seems he says UK, but he really means all of Europe, as often the whole of Europe is reffered to as UK.

        • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

          How sad.

    • Guest

      I swear, you are probably the most unintelligent person who visits this website. Just when I think your intellect has reached its lowest, you prove me wrong time after time.
      Go buy a bullet and rent a gun.

  • Gary Chandler

    Mini mushroom for microsoft

    MEGA MUSHROOM FOR NINTENDO!

    • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

      No, it’s a Poison Mushroom for MS. AND a 1-UP Mushroom for Nintendo.

  • zimbambo

    Hey Knowledgeiswhatsup……after Xbox one lame reveal Microsoft stock went down -%35 while sonys went up +%75!!!!
    LMFAO!!!!

    • Jon

      it wasn’t quite that much, sony was like 9% and MS dropped less than 1% but still :) the stock still dropped. lol MS reveals, Nintendo Sales increase, Sony stock increases and MS stock decreases. lol

      • zimbambo

        PRICELESS!!!

  • Guest

    • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

      Aahhh, never gets old.

  • Dimitra Giorgiou
    • Luca Invernizzi

      Made my day.

  • Cameron

    That Nintendo Direct in June might just be the last nail in the coffin for Microsoft’s console.

  • zimbambo

    Xbox one 15 exclusives first year…………..11 of them will be Kinect games!!!
    LMAO!!!

  • Erik

    Time to put the nail in the X-Done in the coffin! We should do a video of the box in the coffin just like the Wii U haters did in a video! :) Victory never sounded so sweet :) Thank you UK :) The USA will follow suit in the next month when the Wii U WILL skyrocket as well :)

    • Cameron

      I was just thinking about that burial earlier. It’s obvious now they were so right to do it. The Xbone is clearly superior in every way.

      Disclaimer: That was sarcasm.

      • Erik

        Hahahah i hear you :) I guess the Wii U has the upper hand in their cards. Once they done it right then the Wii U just won it anyhow by any means :)

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        All consoles including Microsofts consoles at the funeral, Xbox and Xbox360 burying the Xbox one, Nintendo’s WiiU walks off, PS4 runs up behind and says: hey buddy what you say? Shall we put our differences aside and get a drink in the local pub.

        • Erik

          Hey i think maybe PS4 and Wii U made some kind of truce :) For now until they some how team up in the near future :) A toast for the MS total fail of a console this gen :)

  • Rob Lucci
    • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

      YYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

    • Destructonator101

      Lol.

    • TaintedXGamer

      Finally there’s a Wii U version! Yahoooo!

  • ps4ultimania

    Microsoft has Microbrains GONE FULL RETARD MICROSOFT THANKS FOR THE WAVE OF WIIU BUYERS

  • Moshugaani

    Huh! I can’t believe what I’m reading! :D

  • SuperSmashMan2

    I really love how all the trolls where saying The Wii U is shit and that it’d be the Dreamcast for Nintendo. Obviously, we now know which console will be the true Dreamcast of this generation,

  • Jason Wilkins

    Nevermind that only days ago UK retailers slashed another 50 pounds off the price of the Wii U constituting the 2nd major price cut

  • Squid

    My guess is that everyone was disappointed in Xbox one and bought a Wii U. lol

    • thesupertomek

      O_O

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    Fucking christ that’s a lot

  • Guhtere

    *Before Microsoft conference*
    “HA NINTENDO IS GOING TO DIE”
    *After conference*

    “SONY AND NINTENDO WILL TAKE XBOX DOWN! RIP XBOX!”
    Anyone who thought Nintendo will die now release that Nintendo’s safe, it’s just Microsoft that’ll leave. Of course they won’t die, they do have billions of dollars, but they’ll stop making “gaming” consoles.

    • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

      WHAT?!? ARE YOU INSANE?

      • Guhtere

        Insane about what? Microsoft is going to stop making poor excuses for gaming console.

        • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

          “but they’ll stop making “gaming” consoles” C’mon man!

    • Destructonator101

      I don’t think they would give up so easily.

      But the VCR years a very much passed. Now we need consoles. Not VCR like gaming consoles!

  • DragonSilths

    Could this have been EA’s plan all along with that support they talked about at E3 2011? Their SUPPORT was NOT putting their shit on the Wii U and using it to hurt the Xbox One? Could EA be a double agent?

    • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

      If they are, If I was president of Nintendo, I wouldn’t want them developing games for me. But I wouldn’t let the public know…

      • Petri

        Well, I could see Nintendo frowning upon EA’s microtransactions and selling half of the game as DLC.
        Also releasing most of the games as half-assed ports, didnt really help.

  • david daniel wharton camacho

    i dont like how you guys are reacting…. making fun of xbox? i love microsoft as much as nintendo and seeing they are going down, that hurts me… the thing here is that that wasnt E3, nor the final console…. i mean they can cancel the Xbox one and boot up a new plan for a new xbox and have it done by the end of the year… that doesnt need to be the final product, neverless… this indeed is good for nintendo… this means more games for us more retail of them as such

    • jay

      The article doesn’t make fun of xbox. It doesn’t mention ms going down. It just states factual information.

      Did you read the same article as the rest of us??

      • david daniel wharton camacho

        omg dude.. chill mr defensive know it all!

        Guhtere
        a day ago

        *Before Microsoft conference*
        “HA NINTENDO IS GOING TO DIE”
        *After conference*
        “SONY AND NINTENDO WILL TAKE XBOX DOWN! RIP XBOX!”
        i mean PEOPLE* you guys, never said this post** and yes i consider ” Microsoft is indeed selling the Wii U better than Nintendo” as making fun, so chill and accept you dont know it all :)

  • phajej

    It’s nice to know the Wii U isn’t doomed after all. I would hate to be playing 3rd party Nintendo games on an XBOX or PS.

    • jay

      I’ve been telling people the Wii U will be alright… And I kept getting thumbs down for it :/

  • FlyingBoat

    now i know what everyone means when they say that, if one of the big 3 was to disappear, it will harm the other two.

    • jay

      Won’t do much to Nintendo. Nintendo doesn’t need them to innovate. ms/sony NEED Nintendo to innovate.

  • OMG

    I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Yeah, I thought Microsoft really turned me off when they didn’t make their event focused mainly on gamers such as me so I believe they deserve all the bad rep. This ought to show them the error of their ways and make them fix it fast if they want any positive results from gamers.

  • GuardiansFan

    not surprising…..#1 is what they are doing with used game sales…you would think there would be a law against doing that and its the single thing that will keep me away from them…too bad because i enjoyed the kinect tremedously on the 360. and #2 is the cost although thats bound to go down eventually and if some rumors are true there could be a cheaper version with a subscription.

  • Tea Man

    wow, its only the 4th day after the xbox one was released and already there is a ton of hate on it!

  • disqus_TCujPcjAm7

    People was just waiting for the 3 company to show their cConference to make their final decision don’t leave Sony out of this article they had there day weeks ago lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephenbeckman Stephen Beckman

    Told my MS fanboy friend about this, wouldn’t comment.

  • Wizpiggleton

    nintendo’s strategy
    http://i.imgur.com/TWbHsU9.png

    • GreenMarine

      Subliminal Reggie!

    • Petri

      That GIF is pretty much spot on in every aspect.

  • howling_wolf1334:[

    I just have to say this:
    THANK YOU MICROSOFT!!!
    I did say this already, that Wii U sales will skyrocket, but I said when the big games comes out, I never foresee that Microsoft give or better said lend a hand on Wii U!!!
    Thank you Microsoft, YOU are the best!!!

  • steinhauershawn

    The cheaper and weaker system ALWAYS wins in sales EVERY generation. NES>Master System, SNES>Neo Geo, PS1>N64, PS2>Xbox, Wii U>HD-Twins an now Wii U>PC-Twins. and All Nintendo Handhelds>More powerful competition.

    • Cerus98

      One big flaw in this argument. All your “winners” weren’t the least powerful and/or the cheapest. The cheapest and least powerful award generally goes to Nintendo (always te cheaper option) and they haven’t “won a generation in sales” until the Wii. PS1/2 still holds the title of most sales for their generations and all time. The GC was considered the least powerful and was also cheaper however its sales pale in comparison to the PS2. The 3DS hasn’t yet caught up to the PSPs sales yet either.

      Nintendo fans don’t need blind fanboyism “facts” to support our reasoning for declaring N as the best console manufacturer. Makes us looks like idiots.

      • steinhauershawn

        PS2 was only 300MHZ, GameCube was 485 MHZ and XBOX was a whopping 733MHZ was the first system to have programmable shaders.

      • Arrei

        PS2 was the weakest system of its generation, friend. Even the Dreamcast was stronger.

        Also, why did you compare the 3DS to the PSP? The DS was weaker than the PSP, and outsold it by double worldwide. The 3DS is weaker than the Vita and is beating it by a country mile.

  • NintendoMan

    Do you think once Microsoft launches the Xbox One and nobody buys it that they’ll realize their mistakes and make a JCPenny-like commercial saying “come back to us”?

    • Sheistermeister

      Only problem is, people are STILL going to buy this console. Believe it or not, there are actually idiots out there who give into sales gimmicks and drop hundreds of dollars on worthless products.

      • Sordel

        Yep … after all the argument about who would win the last console generation, we were still left at the end with three fairly successful consoles.

        People panic a lot going into a generation because they’re worried that their horse won’t make it to the finish line, but it would be very premature to count Microsoft out. All we can say right now is that Wii U is looking more viable than it did before the XBone launch, and Microsoft is looking weaker than expected.

        My hope is that publishers who thought that they could opt out of the Wii U will start thinking that it’s too risky to ignore. We all know that many publishers lost many millions of dollars from failing to exploit the original Wii.

  • gamesplayswill

    Hey guys, check out reviewtechusa’s take on this.
    He makes some good points.

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    Microsoft should be Nintendo’s unofficial new spokesperson.

  • PachterStation

    I don’t get it. How do Wii U sales jump due to the Xbox One reveal? Load of rubbish. Amazon UK had the Wii U for £149, then it went up to £219 soon after. Some of these articles are laughable.

    • Arrei

      Easily explained. A number of people didn’t buy a Wii U under the assumption that the “true” next gen would be awesome. We get a look at what the next gen really is, they are displeased, and the system that didn’t look so hot before suddenly is a lot more appealing, especially when the new systems don’t have basic functionality like… PLAYING USED GAMES.

      • PachterStation

        Wii U sales went right up before the Xbox One was revealed due to the price drop (£149) and still continued after the Xbox One reveal, even though the price went up to £219. The Wii U will be a great console, but like with the Wii and other Nintendo consoles before them, it’ll mainly be supported by Nintendo. Realistically, the Wii U will never be able to compete (games wise) with the Xbox One and PS4. The Wii U will never have good third party support.

        • Arrei

          The price cuts began three weeks ago at the time of this article’s posting. If they were going to cause an 875% increase in sales and a 350-space jump in Amazon ranks, they would have happened a good while ago, not coincidentally after the Xbox One reveal.

          And I don’t see what third party support even has to do with the topic at hand, that wasn’t even brought up.

  • Guest

    Not to insult other people…but I’m not sure how many consoles were sold before and after 875% rise.

  • Guest

    Not to insult other people…but I’m not sure how many consoles were sold before and after XBone announcement(875% sell rise).

    • Guest

      But still…I want to Wii U(and Nintendo,of course) to successfully pass these years above us(including 2013). :)

  • Alex Wright

    I think everyone was waiting for the xbox (720, one or whatever they thought it would be called) and then saw it and was like…SCREW MICROSOFT, NINTENDO TIME :D

  • Takarashi282

    People do this because they see Wii U as next gen. Nintendo has put forth their new console, and they were just waiting for all of the consoles to be announced to see what’s to come from the other two ‘competitors’. These people found Wii U to be more favorable, so they bought it.

  • TaintedXGamer

    GREAT WORK MICROSOFT :D KEEP UR BULLS*** UP! HELP NINTENDO GET MOAWR UNITS SOLD! XD

  • Guest

    I can’t wait to see Micro$oft in total damage control at E3 hurrying to show some improvised trailer from supposed games that will never see the light of the day Lol I bet they called Rare and DEMANDED a Killer Instinct CGI trailer ready for next week ASAP Lol

  • Leo

    I can’t wait to see Micro$oft in total damage control mode at E3 hurrying to show some improvised trailer from supposed games that will never see the light of the day Lol I bet they called Rare and DEMANDED a Killer Instinct CGI trailer ready for next week ASAP Lol

  • Emma

    wii u is the best
    we can wii games on it as well

  • Leo
  • Tino S

    This is one of the most godawful and labored quantitative analyses I’ve ever read. Rank is not quantitative like sales are quantitative, you can’t claim the rank had a 875% increase from going to 390 to 40, yes those are numbers but 390 is 875% increase on 40, 40 isn’t 875% increase from 390. How can you make such a claim after addressing claims that your last piece was misleading? And for Heaven’s sake, Ashley King, you’re a goddamn editor, act like one.

  • Justin Downer

    And i though nintendo’s universe was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXU8w336oGs