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Wii U only sold 160,000 units this financial quarter

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Nintendo has released their quarterly financial results for April through June of 2013, posting an overall profit. Net sales for the quarter were 81.5 billion yen ($834 million), which saw a decline from 84.8 billion yen ($868 million) of the same quarter in 2012. Operating income losses were down compared to last quarter as well, down to just 4.9 billion compared to 10.3 billion the previous year. An overall net profit for Nintendo of 8.63 billion ($88 million) was reported, which is huge considering the loss of the previous quarter at 17.23 billion.

Despite these strong numbers, it’s clear the Wii U hasn’t done much to contribute, however, as worldwide sales for the console only reached 160,000 units. Of that number, 90,000 were sold in Japan, with North America shifting 60,000 units. Both Europe and Australia sold a paltry 10,000 units in three months, which explains why retailers like Asda are dropping the Wii U from their shelves.

The real hero of this financial quarter for Nintendo was of course the 3DS, which shifted 1.4 million units worldwide with software sales of 11 million.

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  • JeanPaul

    yea. I love nintendo and everything but they are really doing such a bad job. It’s like they are new to this or something. In a way, the WiiU doing badly is a good thing. It will teach them a lesson in the future about not having any games. I thought they had learned their lesson with the 3ds but I guess they didn’t The WiiU must be a HUGE wake up call for them.

    Also, Didn’t we all know that sales would suck until more games come out? Only one game came out and it has an average of 2 top notch games coming out per month until the end of the year. I dont expect sales to sky rocket until like October

    But also. Let’s not just look at it as a whole. Sales Numbers ARE slowly improving if you look at it at a weekly basis.

    • Shaise Mughal

      What they need to do is look back at the NES, and see why that console got them where they are today, the games are being sorted, but its advertising, we need to see more, bill boards, buses, frequent TV advertisements

      • Zombie Boy

        Agree completely. The advertising in Japan is there, as these figures prove. We just need to see that same level of advertising everywhere else!

      • Brandon Gardner

        Yeah their advertising has sucked completely with Wii U… I remember seeing so many commercials for the Wii now I hardly see any.

        • Silent

          Remember when the 3ds didnt have any advertisement? Yeah, same with wii U.

        • Shaise

          Yup! If you’d asked anybody they’d know what the Wii, they even got Ant & Dec to advertise Donkey Kong Country Returns around the time of I’m a celebrity get me out of here, well Tropical Freeze is coming around the time of that show, hope they sponsor the game, because they’re both to do with jungles. Thats something, celebrites in an ad gives it attention
          P.S: Something creepy happened, when I typed in ant & Dec, an advertisement just popped up with them in it! Maybe its something trying to tell me that Nintendo will eventually come to their senses in advertising

      • Andreas Sunde

        What would be worse for Nintendo? No one knowing what the Wii U is, or everyone knowing that it has very few games? I think Nintendo chose not to advertise until they hvae something to sell.

      • David Porter

        The NES was as successful as it was because Nintendo was practically the only game in town. Looking back on the NES is exactly what allowed them the complacency to paint themselves into this corner.

        Nintendo needs to FORGET all about the NES, because those days are gone.

        Nintendo needs to realize that they’re no longer the big fish in a little pond. They’re a very tiny fish in a much, much larger ocean, and they need to be extremely agile.

        • Shaise

          No I meant they need to see what they did to make the console successful, they advertised it more, thats what Wii U needs, more advertising, even 3DS gets good advertising

  • Shaise Mughal

    All of these are expected to jump after the 1st party titles release

    • Zombie Boy

      Pikmin 3 alone has provided a sharp rise in sales in both Japan and the UK. I expect the same result when it releases in the US. With any luck, the next financial quarter should look a bit different. Still, profit is profit, and as long as the company isn’t losing money, then this is good.

      What is causing the difference between the sales figures in Japan and everywhere else? Advertising. Nintendo really need to step up their marketing campaign for the Wii U outside their native country so that it can perform overseas as well as it does there.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Buddy this quarter does not Include Pikmin 3 or Earthbound. So that’s why it was a loss only Game and Wario came out during that time. you know how Game and Wario was and how much it got. I am not saying the game was good but i liked it. This quarter was April to June. Wait for October you will see a better financial quarter result.

        • Zombie Boy

          That’s my point. The release of one game has already turned the Wii U’s fortunes around, so this next quarter will look better.

          I stand by what I said about advertising though. I’m old enough to remember the TV and billboards (in the UK) constantly showing games for the NES and then the snes. Nintendo need that kind of advertising again. They have it in Japan – we’ve all seen the adverts on this very site – but nowhere else. That is why the figures for Japan are so vastly different to everywhere else.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I just checked through sales this week in Japan the top game is on 3DS. Dual Destines sold the highest on Phoenix Wright series. Imagine when this game comes out on western but sucks only digital rights. Professor Layton and Ace Attorney need to come to the west. This Finical result will be a blast. wait for Pokemon rumble things will go crazy. The finishing move would be Pokemon X and Y. I don’t know but I am really surprised that Wii U managed to sell that much.

          • Zombie Boy

            As strange as it sounds, I think once Wii Fit U is released, there will be no more worries for the Wii U sales figures. That game did wonders for the Wii, even if it wasn’t ‘true’ gamers that bought it.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Off course. I except sales to sore where games like Pikmin 3 or Lego City did not bid well on their quarter sales would do well on holidays. Don’t give up hope yet because the bad publicity of Nintendo will soon be an end. Have a patience since you will witness the many false predictions of Michael Pachter.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Gambatte Wii U o/

  • SonicLucario

    Nintendo really needs to step it up, I just hope it ends up like the 3DS were it ends up selling well in the end

  • MississaugaMaverick

    Nintendo we need games. I just got a wii u as a present and have tons of money to spend but have no games to play :(

    Where’s the castlevanias the metal gear solids the streetfighters Nintendo needs 3rd party support.

    I am gonna keep my U though cant wait for the new dk game.

    • Cesar Barroso

      monster hunter 3 utimate, new super mario u and luigi u, lego city undercover, trine 2 developers cut, earthbound, and others check them out.

      • MississaugaMaverick

        Ya I forgot about Lego city that game looks pretty cool gonna pick it up today.

        • Jon

          that game was pretty awesome, I played it so much. lol the only downside to it was the loading time but once you get past that. it was just great :)

    • Andreas Sunde

      Watch Dogs. ACIII. ACIV. Pikmin 3. Mario 3D World. Nintendo Land. Wonderful 101. Batman: Arkham City. Rayman Legends. Wind Waker HD. Lego City Undercover. NSFMWU. DKC: Tropical Freeze. Splinter Cell: Blacklist. MH3U. Sonic: Lost World. EarthBound. Shovel Knight. Trine 2. Runner 2. Ducktales: Remastered. Deus Ex:HR DX. Injustice. NSMBU. Mighty Switch Force. The Cave. Scribblenauts Unlimited. Resi: Revelations. Scribblenauts Unmasked. Skylanders. ZombiU. Toki Tori 2.

      All before 2014. Not including most VC games.
      You won’t have any problem giving them your money,

  • everyone

    If you look at the game releases in that quarter it shows why sales were weak. No key games. Seems they are stockpiling all their good releases for toward the holiday season. It may be a gamble on Nintendo’s part but they haven’t shown they are giving up. I personally am looking forward to this holiday with my Wii U.

  • Archiq09

    all games coming in 2014 and more people wait it for buy wii u.

  • The Clockwork Being

    These are terrible numbers. You would have to be blind to deny it. But can we consider the situation as whole first? Yes. These numbers were taken before Pikmin 3 and its Wii U sells boost was published so they are not included. But to be honest with no heavy hitters or main first party titles then these numbers are understandable. It is only logical to have these numbers. Once Mario, Zelda, Sonic and other first party games that make the Wii U purchase worth the while for most people then we will see sales jump. I see people saying that the Nintendo fans have already bought a Wii U. IS that true? Not at all. Alot of my friend are Nintendo fans and will be buying the console once their favorite game comes out. One of my friends is in it for Zelda, another one is for Smash Bros. and some of my friend are considering buying a Wii U just for Monolith Soft X and some others just want that Sonic game since they are die hard Sonic fans. My point is 1st party titles will sell the hardware. As the great Reggie says:

    ”Software sells hardware and my body is ready” -Reggie

    Indeed Reggie my body is ready for the holiday season

    Edit: As Clel stated dont reply to Truthteller aka Ignoranceiswhatsup. Just flag him and downvote him. Lets get these trolls off our great site.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      I agree but this quarter does not include Pikmin 3. But Nintendo more money then last quarter. Meaning next quarter which Pikmin 3 and Eartbound will have better percentage.

      • The Clockwork Being

        It is actually a wise move not to put the Wii U’s sale made by Earthbound and Pikmin 3 in these numbers. If they bunch them up with the holidays it will show a much more successful fiscal years and numbers thus encouraging developers to never doubt Nintendo. I mean how stupid will people look with the 22 000+ Wii’s sold by Pikmin in two days + All those holday titles showing great numbers. It would only show positive stuff.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Not a wise move, my friend. A Logical Move bro. Each year all companies post about 4 financial quarter. Each quarter revolves three month. Meaning 3*4= 12. Logic math bro.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Yeah you’re right. So if this is the third month then their 4th financial quarter starts now right? But than that leaves out December.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            No bro. You got it wrong. January, February, March is first quarter. Second quarter is April to June. 3 quarter is July to September. Fourth quarter is October to December. Say like 4*3=12 meaning the whole fiscal year. 4 is the number of quarter on each year. 3 is the number of months on each quarter.

          • The Clockwork Being

            oh yeah calculated that wrong my bad.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            That is okay so it is okay. What I am saying is don’t worry bro Monster Hunter 4 is coming Japan. So god knows what record it will break. The 3DS sold well even broke record while the PSP didn’t and it was a port from the Wii. This is whole a new version so expect more breaking records. Pokemon X and Y will come. Mario Party 3DS, Zelda 3DS, Zelda Wind Waker, Rune Factory 4, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies, Dream Team USA, Hometown story might sell since it is made by the original Harvest Moon creators, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium and Sonic Lost World 3D. I have not counted most of the Japanese game that will come in December. But I know that not just USA since the 3DS will keep on staying the top also on Japan even on the debut of PS4.

          • David Porter

            If Nintendo is wise, they’ll develop a new Pokemon IP strictly for the Wii U, leaving the 3DS without one, for at least six months. This *might* entice die-hard Pokemon fans to purchase a system, particularly if the eventual 3DS version can tie into the Wii U game.

            I never got into Pokeman (I was too old for it when it became a big deal), but I understand it’s a great franchise.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Smart move bro in the past i thought you were a troll. You changed and came a long way from a Nintendo hater. Did you met a girl I am positive you did. Have he melted your cold heart. A Pokemon similar to what the handhelds offers with Ni No Kuni graphics sure that can happen.

        • David Porter

          They can’t bunch Pikmin and Earthbound with the holiday season- this is not the same quarter as the coming holiday season. They have a fiduciary responsibility to report sales made in the quarter they are made.

          The Pikmin bump will end up being a minor one. So will Earthbound. Very few people are running out and buying a Wii U for either game.

          EDIT- I predict that next quarter, Nintendo will announce sales of about 300,000 Wii U systems worldwide. Certainly more than last, but I fear that the holiday quarter will see an absolute CRATERING of sales, as people spend their money on either the XBox One or the PS4, and the titles released for those systems.

          That will convince Ubisoft to give up the ghost (they’ve publicly stated that they are taking a wait-and-see approach for this holiday season to determine next steps), and once they’re gone, Nintendo has no choice but to purchase a developer outright (Atlus), or engage in second-party development, like they used to back in the Rare days (pay an outside party to develop a title exclusively for the system).

    • Maxid765

      Not only they had no heavy hitters, they were also receiving half-assed ports from 3rd parties (Sniper Elite V2 I’m looking at you) 160k… not good but understandable

      • The Clockwork Being

        Exactly

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Pikmin 3 almost TRIPLED sales in japan. Pikmin historically sells better in the US than Japan. So yknow. I’m not worried

      • SonicLucario

        Yea same here the WiiU is just taking a 3DS route with more bumps and detours

        • frank west

          yeah 20k a month is kinda slow but at least its selling!! whereas PS3 had a few slow months as well, Nintendo is actually doing alot better in Japan. Why North America hasn’t caught on ?

          • Jarvis

            Because NA is wating for games like The Division, Destiny, Thief, WD, CoD Ghosts, Diablo 3.

          • The Clockwork Being

            About Destiny:

            Activision says they will bring full support to the Wii U but then they give 2 prime games and 3 shovelware titles. No Destiny.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Indeed but Nintendo should show the eShop downloads of their games.

        • David Porter

          Nintendo should drastically lower the prices of their first party eShop games. THAT’S what they should do.

          You want to sell software for a flailing system? Want to save money doing it? Cut 15 bucks off the cost of retail if I buy the game via eShop. It’s tied to the damned console anyway (a whole other gripe, but that’s a different argument). Enticing people to purchase via eShop, particularly when purchases are tied to hardware, makes the hardware “sticky”, and keeps people invested in using the hardware (and purchasing more software for it).

          It’s absurd that the game costs 59 dollars for a digital copy. It should be 45, max.

          • The Clockwork Being

            WHat Nintendo should do is make account based systems but it has been romoured for that to happen since they have announced that you will be able to purchase Wii U and 3DS games from your PC and mobiles.

          • The Clockwork Being

            To add to what I am saying. Nintendo still has a few adjustment for the Wii U and they seem to be on the way.

      • Billy_Perry

        Triple 0 is still 0. (obviously they didn’t sell 0, but you get the point.)

        • jay

          “obviously they didn’t sell 0, but you get the point.”

          OxyMoron

          • David Porter

            His point is that if they sold 160,000 last quarter, they’re still nowhere near where they need to be, even if they experience a sustained 3x multiplier in sales over the entire next quarter, and that ain’t bloody likely.

          • Billy_Perry

            Haha, right you are :D

      • TheUnBiasedGamer

        And then went down 69% the next week.

        It’s still selling well, but don’t cherrypick facts.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I actually didnt hear that part

          • TheUnBiasedGamer

            That’s because reporters like to cherrypick news. Sorry for being harsh.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            nah you’re fine :3 still, 69% is less than the 200 some odd percent jump they had. So it still boosted in a good way, just not as high as those 2 days

          • TheUnBiasedGamer

            Yeah, it still has an impact, but it won’t last crazy-long. It’s no Mario or Zelda in terms of impact.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            well no, but it certainly showed the impact of a good game.

    • Billy_Perry

      Yeah the first party titles should increase hardware sales, but I’m a bit worried that Nintendo have left it to late to act. Now their major titles are going up against the hardware releases of the other two next gen consoles.
      Personally, I don’t think Nintendo should cut its price, I think they should focus on getting third parties to fill the gaps between their first party releases, and they should just fucking market the god damn thing. 10,000 units in all of Europe I find completely believable. I live in the UK and I’m the only one I know with a Wii U, and I have never seen a advert for it on TV or anywhere other than the internet. They are so shit at marketing its unbelievable, never have I known a company have such a good product and refuse to sell it because of their own complete disregard for marketing.

      The Wii U will be fine as long as they start marketing the fucking thing, I thought they where suppose to start after E3? Well, where is it Nintendo? Come ON!

      • The Clockwork Being

        100% right. Ads need to come in every form. I remember a chanel called YTV here in Canada. The Wii and DS had the most adverts during the commercial breaks. Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Zelda and some other games were marketed so much on the channel it was crazy. Some people are saying that they are waiting for their bigger titles this holiday season but I think we should start now. Show game like New Super Luigi U. Pikmin and some upcoming games for the Wii U

        • Billy_Perry

          Yeah, they have a killer line up of games. As they did for the launch of the Wii U. But they just need to tell people that it exists, and show all of the fantastic games that are coming out. They really underestimate how many people would buy their new 3D Mario Game simply because its Mario in full HD!

          • The Clockwork Being

            Yeah people love their mario. Plus all those people that love 3D land would want the Wii U for it since it is like a similar game

        • Mario

          They’re already doing that now with Pikmin 3 right now. But nothing about the other games yet. But it’s a start.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Yeah the Pikmin commercials are GREAT. It is a step in the right direction and they should continue like that. Make more Super Luigi commercial and for the games coming each months starting in August.

          • Mario

            Yeah!

      • TCar

        Who watches TV anymore?

        • Zombie Boy

          XBox One owners.

          • HSN1

            Both of them?

          • Zombie Boy

            LOL

      • david jarman

        Where do you live? I’ve seen several commercials in the us.

      • Dez

        Why are you worrying? Honestly Nintendo gets to reap the benefits of being released first when the competition arrives. The Wii U is cheapest, it’ll have more desirable titles by that time, and it isn’t being left out of the really major third party releases like your yearly CoD and virtually everything Ubisoft. Every console has growing pains and the PS4/X-bone will be no different.

        Who the hell buys an X-bone, I feel sorry for. They are gullible and they fell for the money grab. The fact they changed their policies doesn’t change the fact they tried to screw over their consumers in typical Micro$oft fashion. Still requires the camera plugged in at all times and the NSA can use is to watch you even when the console is off, plus, it won’t function without the piece of crap plugged in. Add on top of that, $500 price tag and some less than stellar titles, and the thing is dead in the water.
        I refuse to buy another Sony console at launch given my PS3 experience. Damn thing is bloody defective and even when I traded it in, I got another defective one. If ever I get a PS4 it’ll be many months from launch, but the Wii U is the best. It is more original and the titles Nintendo offers are just too good. I’m really tired of Micro$oft’s nonstop Shooterpalooza nonsense and I could care less about Infamous and Killzone. Only Knack and The Order 1866 really stand out from Sony.

        The Wii U doesn’t have good marketing, yes, but there also hasn’t been much to market. I’m seeing Pikmin 3 commercials and they are pretty good. Plus, Miyamoto has mentioned many reasons why the advertising hasn’t been where it should be, honestly, I can’t blame them given how much they need to try and squeeze in like a 30 second TV spot.
        The biggest issue, they didn’t focus on the games all that much. Nintendo was trying to explain how the Gamepad works, but people don’t really understand it just yet. The first time I saw the Wii U, it seemed pretty unique. I am not sure how people still view the Gamepad as an attachment: the box art of games is different, they’re more expensive, and given the price of the box, you know it can’t be just a Gamepad in there.

        I suppose some might think it is bundled with a Wii, but I really attribute this confusion to the fact people are lazy and wish to remain ignorant. They won’t try and look up information on a product, they expect it to be presented to them so they don’t have to think. It is just like all those parents getting GTA for their kids while completely disregarding the ESRB ratings on the cover. Parents aren’t taking responsibility for looking information for products their kids want, and in general, many people won’t even look up a product they might want instead they buy it, and oftentimes have issues with it so they complain, etc.

        People just make me sick. They need to take some initiative to learn about products before buying. People get scammed and taken advantage of because of this. I mean, freaking Apple and Micro$oft do this all the time. I have no idea why there is such strong appeal in overpriced Apple products that barely improved on a yearly basis, but everyone is so excited to spend $500 for a new iPhone or iPad. They act like the one they own is suddenly crap because it is a year old.

      • DragonSilths

        Nintendo screws up randomly from time to time, but they ALWAYS bounce back. Its a sure thing.

      • Guest

        Far from “great” site, but I can agree with acceptable.

    • lonewolf88

      well said

      • The Clockwork Being

        Thanks!!

    • Zombie Boy

      Always do, and his comments are already showing up as ‘awaiting moderation – click to see the comment’, so it shouldn’t be long now before he’s banned again.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Yeah he should get banned soon

    • Jarvis

      I think the same. These are terrible numbers. Wii U is going down :S The last chance is maybe the next gen Zelda and next gen 3rd party support.

    • Jack5221

      Wii U is definitely going to pick up a ton of momentum before the end of this year. Other than games, one thing it also really needed was a good 3D game to show off its graphic capabilities. Pikmin 3 does that perfectly. So will most of the upcoming titles coming out this year. Even DK tropical freeze does a good job at that even though its a 2D game. The detail of DKs fur, and the way it flows around looks incredible.

    • Mario

      I completetly agree with you!

      • The Clockwork Being

        Glad you do

    • Jonathan George Anaya

      I wanted to get a Wii U this year, but, seeing that it’s pretty much dead, I don’t want to flush my money down the drain ;( By the looks of things, Nintendo might have yo pull the plug on Wii U and release a console with comparable specs to the PS4/XB1 if they expect to get any future original third party titles. And as a lifelomng Ninty nerd, that makes me sad to see another virtual boy

      • The Clockwork Being

        It wont be another Virtual Boy dude. And to bring out a new system this early would be too dumb of a move. Nintendo shouldn’t release a new console for 7 years.

    • Potemkin

      Far from “great” site, but I can agree with acceptable

  • Jack5221

    This is the 3DS all over again. When it first came out, sales were awful and almost no one bought it, and all the stupid people started saying things like “NINTENDO IS DYING” etc etc… The Wii U is desperately missing games, other than some shovel ware and some 3rd party games, there has been almost no 1st party titles from April to July. (Wario Ware was the only one I can think of) Its really nice to know that theres a TON of games coming out from August until the end of the year Both 1st and 3rd party. Just to name a few:

    – Pikmin 3 (In North America)
    – Wonderful 101
    – Winwaker HD
    – DK Tropical Freeze
    – Super Mario 3D land
    – Mario & Sonic Olympic games
    – Sonic Lost World
    – Super Luigi (Physical copy of the DLC)
    – Rayman legends
    – Watch Dogs
    – COD Ghosts

    And whatever else I missed. Also, any new virtual console games that come out as well. Some friends of mine bought a Wii U just for Earthbound. If they can get more legendary classics on the VC then that should move consoles as well.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Assassin’ Creed 4
      Splinter Cell: Blacklist
      Skylander
      Disney Infinity

    • Cesar Barroso

      monster hunter 3 ultimate. lego city undercover are not shovel ware. Trine 2 directors cut and other doanloadble titles neither.

      • Jack5221

        Forgot to mention MH3U and Lego City. I have them both, and love ‘em. Great games indeed. Other than whats on the virtual console, I have not bought any other eShop games.

    • Silent

      Remember when the 3ds didn’t have any advertisement? The reason the Wii U is not being advertised is because it doesn’t have the more key AAA titles out yet. After SM3DW, the Wii U will start getting some advertisement. Just like 3ds when 3d Land came out.

    • David Porter

      Not a single one of those games are system sellers (with the possible exception of Wonderful 101). Those that COULD BE system sellers are also multi platform, like Rayman Legends, or Watch Dogs, CoD, etc. Windwaker isn’t a system seller- it’s a re-release of a decade-plus old game.

      MMO Pokemon sells this system, particularly if it ties into a 3DS version (release the 3DS version WELL AFTER the Wii U version, or people will ONLY buy the 3DS version).

      Smash Brothers, with 4 or 8 at a time internet multiplayer and easy, automated matchmaking and leader boards sells this system.

      A new and re-imagined Zelda (as has been mentioned) sells this system.

      A mature-themed game that utilizes the gamepad in uniquely interesting ways, like a Fatal Frame type of game, with optional internet co-op (like Resident Evil 5) sells this system.

      A third person Metroid, like Prime was originally slated to be, that mixes in the excellent platforming, but also excellent shooting aspects like the Mass Effect series, sells this system.

      Something new, something only available on the Wii U is what Nintendo needs. They’re sadly, with the exception of a new Zelda (slated to arrive who knows when, but likely 2015), not planning for any of these things.

      This is a comedy of errors.

  • Clel

    Yes but, as stated by the one and only, Captain Obvious, the Wii U’s fate will depend on its holiday lineup.

    • everyone

      I hope hes playable in the next F Zero game.

      • Silent

        Or Smash Bros. Special Attack: Obvious Punch
        Final Smash: Obviously

        • Clel

          Well duh

          • Silent

            Obviously.

    • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

      ‘Wii U’s fate will depend on its holiday lineup’…..

      2014 says hi.

  • Ben Ifits

    Doctor who just called from 2014. He said the wii u is absolutely killing it! He also said the trolls who bashed it have retreated to their caves and all is well!

    • Edawg

      It would be nice if you’re right, but so far there has been NO good news for the Wii U this entire year, in terms of picking up momentum. It’s a nonstop barrage of bad news: devs drop support, vc is a mess, first party games delayed, sales continue to be abysmal, advertising non-existent, hype building for competitors’ systems, etc, etc, etc. I want Nintendo to turn it around, but Wii U is shaping up to be their biggest flop since Virtual Boy. At what point do we admit that it is a failure, and not keep saying “just WAIT”?

      • Deadpool U

        Are you an idiot?

        • Edawg

          are you a dick? yes, you are. everything i said is true. there are games coming out that nintendo fans want to play, but they have no momentum moving forward. i want them to succeed, but it seems it will be hard for them. i don’t see what’s so idiotic about that.

          • Deadpool U

            You don’t sound like you want it to succeed you sound more like an sony/microsoft fanboy.

          • Edawg

            oh ok, so speaking about facts and how nintendo has a hard battle ahead is being a fanboy now? clearly i’m not the idiot here. i own every nintendo console except for virtual boy, so i don’t see how I could be a sony/ms fanboy. i also own sony/ms consoles as well, aka opposite of a fanboy. but nintendo games were always special compared to the other companies, which is why i want them to succeed. but it seems like they have made a lot of mistakes this generation, and when the sales results are as terrible as this, it’s hard to argue.

      • Ben Ifits

        When they stop making amazing first part exclusives I guess soooooo never.

        • Edawg

          if you read my post, you’d see i said “there has been NO good news for the Wii U this entire year, in terms of picking up momentum” there are great games coming out, which is GOOD NEWS. but this is only generating interest amongst nintendo fans. it is not expanding their market like the wii did, and it is also not generating interest amongst “hardcore” gamers

      • Mark

        But the thing is, the only thing we can do is wait. Seven to eight months after release is still very early to judge; it’s really only after a year or two that we can truly judge a system’s success. To a certain degree, the “just wait” has a lot of truth to it. It’s when fans think the system will succeed after one or two years of failure will we have problem.

        BTW, the Wii U has already surpassed the Virtual Boy in terms of success by miles.

  • lozman1122

    Don’t worry, things will pick up. Next month starts the trend of great titles being released. And maybe we’ll see something about the new zelda!! I was thinking about what I’d want it to be, and I think I got it. A game featuring the origins of the majora’s mask. I’m playing through majora’s mask right now and I’d love a game that took me to it’s origins. And that way people it could maybe appease those asking for a majora’s mask remake? I’d call it The Legend of Zelda: Birth of Majora.

    • everyone

      When does it come out and where to I put my money?

  • Mr. J

    It’s a bird it’s a plane no It’s the 3ds sales numbers

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    I am surprised since this quarter only game and wario came out. Last quarter Monster Hunter Ultimate and Lego City came out. The quarter Nintendo posted does not include Pikmin 3 or Earthbound and the ones will come out such as Wonderful 101. That quarter will be posted in about October.

  • Yugi

    WiiU haz no gamez

    • Silent

      Not true, Pikmin 3 is considered a game.

      • audi lover

        But thats the only one thats been released the past 2 months thats even worth playing not even earthbound can help there

    • 00EpicGamer00

      You better take that back or this will happen:

  • frank west

    I am waiting for black friday to pickup a WiiU and a PS4 because the economy isn’t looking so great right now with my high bills and paying back school loans. The Xbone180 can suck my left nut!

  • $41809923

    THIS SOUND LIKE GOOD NEW TO ME

  • Truthteller

    Uh-oh! She had better take the word ‘only’ out of the title or they are going to jump on her!

  • The Clockwork Being

    And when your ignorance starts to go away then maybe then will you be seen as an intelligent being. Ignoranceiswhatsup please get the hell out of this site.

    • Clel

      Don’t feed him! Flag and move on.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Right

  • Clel

    You know guys, there have been studies made on trolling. It’s crazy, it becomes like an obsession and whatnot. Like a drug.
    Some people, they wake up in the morning, have breakfast, then log onto the internet and troll until lunch. Then they eat, and continue trolling until dinner. Then they eat again, and they might go to bed and read for like a half hour, then fall asleep.

    And lastly. DON’T FEED HIM!!

    • The Clockwork Being

      YEAH YOU ARE RIGHT!!

      Ill edit it on my post so when people read it they wont reply to Ignoranceiswhatsup.

    • everyone

      I think you are right about this one. If you see the log of his posts it clearly indicates he went to bed then woke up and immediately started to spam hate.

    • Wii Uoops!

      Ha! And it says right next to his name, he replied to “Clockwork Being.”
      Coincidence!?
      (someone wrap it up for me)

      • Clel

        I think NOT!

    • Guest

      Ignore this one too

    • Guest

      Ignore this comment

    • Guest

      Hopefully no one will notice me commenting here.

  • Silent

    Anyone please translate. I tried google translator but there is no ”idiot” option.

    • David Porter

      Sure, I’ll translate: You and I thought we were buying a next-gen system with excellent support, but (so far) it looks like we’ve ended up buying this: http://www.emuparadise.me/roms/Saturn/SegaSaturn.jpg

      • Silent

        So Ignoranceiswhatsup does own a Wii U?

        • David Porter

          Listen, guy- I don’t know who “ignoranceiswhatsup” is, but I’ve seen his/her posts. I have NOTHING to do with that person. I don’t know him/her, I don’t post with a fake name (I may post with two accounts occasionally– David Porter (this one) when I’m at home, and “dporter6″ (another picture of my face), when I’m at work, because we block certain traffic.

          I have absolutely ZERO interest in hiding who I am or “trolling”. I respect quite a few of the comments by “ignorance”, because I think he/she fundamentally makes a good point, though it’s couched in unnecessary aggression.

          I am my own person, and if you wish to dismiss me as some kind of “sock puppet” account, you are sorely mistaken, and absolutely wrong. More to the point, you are acting out of cowardice. I will HAPPILY debate you if I think you’re wrong, and I will engender to perform the due diligence to support my argument.

          In other words, you cannot get rid of me so easily.

          I am a Wii U owner, from the first day, and I am unhappy with my purchase. I love my Wii U, don’t get me wrong. I am unhappy that Nintendo doesn’t seem to love the console I paid good money for.

          You can come and test me anytime you like, pal.

          • Silent

            I appreciate you took the time to write a wall of text about a misunderstanding.To explain myself, I meant to ask if Truthteller(previously ignoranceiswhatsup) had a Wii U. I understood your sarcasm and your reply the first time, so to avoid any conflict over which piece of plastic is the best, I responded with something minor. You seem like a great person so I did not want to have any useless arguments with you. As for your dissatisfaction with the Wii U, I know what it feels like.

            The Nintendo 3ds went through that same phase and the best thing to do is to forget about the system for a while until the games come out. I stored my 3ds and let time pass. After 7-12 months, the good games started coming out.

            For now, just wait.

          • David Porter

            i’m so totally drunk right now, i’ll accept that. i have no idea what i’ve accepted. shit sammich.

  • Clel

    C’mon guys, show some self control please…

    • The Clockwork Being

      Got it.

  • XelaFury

    I’m not worried about this, we all know that the Wii U will start picking up once the heavy hitters are released very soon this year, and next year will be even better. Really dying to see more of Yarn Yoshi, SMTxFE, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, X & SSB4.

  • Greg Allen

    honestly i love my wii u but someone over at Nintendo needs to be sacked. There are serious ramifications. Its not just about games, or hardware, customers, next gen etc. Its about theyre brand. Do they not give a shit about their BRAND. You can put piss in a bottle, but a luxury label on it and turn a profit if the marketing is right. How the hell are these people so out of touch. Its a good thing they do have a history because if they were a start up company they wouldn’t of sold anything. Its a great little machine that could be doing so much. I just dont understand what the hell they are playing at. If its not intentional then they are sloppy. If this is all some nose dive marketing ploy to shake things up before the next generation (which is likely) they are taking too many risks and their brand will never recover.

    In my opinion, who has owned every Nintendo console since the NES. Hers what they should do, and do it NOW.

    1) Speed up schedules and release one of your AAA IP’s NOW and bundle it with the Wii U. 2014? Are you fucking kidding me? Its SUMMER 2013.

    2) You need something ridiculously EPIC that everyone in the world is going to want to play. My suggestion is a MMORPG and I suggest Pokemon given the popularity. The first real Pokemon console game, online… world of warcraft but with pocket monsters. Make it so you can customise. This alone would sell Wii U’s like hot cakes. I dont even play pokemon but its OBVIOUS. It needs to be here yesterday, not 2014. NOW.

    3) You need to surprise the world. People think they have Nintendo completely worked out. Nothing is shocking anymore. One of the reasons Kid Icarus picked up sales for the 3DS is because nobody expected it. It did more for the 3DS BRAND than Mario Land 3d and Mario Kart. Sure those games sold hardware but they gave the impression that Nintendo still had tricks up its sleeve, Fire Emblem then came a long to further add to that. Nintendo needs to make its customers feel excited again. Mario World 3D was a fucking mistake. You idiots. You have an opportunity to blow us a way and this is the safest, most predictable, most disappointing console Mario game that I think i’ve ever seen in 25 years of Mario. Donkey Kong TF? Again are you out of your godamn minds? Is Sataro running Nintendo or Sarah fucking palin. Why dont you just start making games about Noah and the flood. What you fail to understand at Nintendo is that there is a difference between fun and entertaining these days. You need to deliver both. Your competitors have got entertainment down and thats why the games sell. Not all the games are as fun granted, many are. Mostly not so much. When entertainment AND fun come together you get Skyrim, GTA V, Bioshock Inifintiy, The Last of Us. I have no doubt that I am going to enjoy the Wind Waker in HD. I enjoyed it last century so why not again now. But am I going to be truly entertained. No. I’m going to think, this will do, for now… and then I’m back to waiting. and waiting is fucking KILLING your brand. I swear to god, I dare you, I just DARE you to make us wait and then announce Goldeneye HD. I fucking dare you. One of the best console games ever made, but announce it and watch what happens. What happened the days when I was sure I would never see a Nintendo movie tie in and then it happened and it was awesome. I dont want movie tie ins but I do want innovation. Not in hardware but in games. Do a Mario game set it OUR world. Fuck Bowser stealing peach, have him take over Brooklyn. Have Mario jumping about a real world with piranha plants popping out of actual drain pipes. Shy guys in Alleys. Have Mario bounce on trash bins, scale scryscrapers, collect stars on subways. Dont tell me that real world/cartoon contrast doesnt work because it DOES. Its original, and different, saves your brand and drives sales. Bring back fucking originality.

    3. The virtual console should be like the appstore. That should be a feature. Not drip titles through. Yes yes if you starve us we’ll buy them all. Release them all, find a way to release them all. and you will have the most diverse and historically rich market place for gamers since games began. That is a feature. I shouldn’t be excited about Earthbound, it should just happen. I should be excited about leader boards, miiverse and playing these games with my mates.

    4. You need adult games. Period. We are your fucking market. You need to create NEW IPs. Monolith X is a step in the right direction. It will sell like hotcakes. 1 game this generation is NOT enough. Bring them all.

    5. Partner with Sega. Its simple. You have a bloody plethora of IPs there. Nintendo helped with sonic lost world? Fantastic. Produce Altered Beast, Echo The Dolphin, Streets Of Rage etc etc etc. All the old classics. These are cult brands that people want back. Sega want back.

    The problem with the wii u is that we all know what it is, its a second screen console with weaker graphics. Thats IT. If its something else you better make your minds up. Is it a revolution in Japanese gaming. Is it THE place to go for JRPGs, is it the place for the definitive Nintendo IPs, is it a back catalogue of thousands of games that all already adore all in one place. It COULD be.

    I know nothing about this shit. I just know that others and myself are hoping you shake up out of your coma and do what you do best. Make us happy and not fucking angry, just for a change. PLEASE.

    • Greg Allen

      One more point. You need to wake the fuck up. No more excuses. “oh the Wii U doesn’t sell because people dont get it” oh we don’t do we? I think we do. I think people in this day and age are fairly tuned up on the whole consumer thing. I think you dont get it. Blaming the sales on the earth quakes? Its fucking bullshit. Nobody would have cared the slightest bit if you had waited longer to release then release with nothing. The last year of the Wii nothing came out. Utter drought. I assumed you were making Wii U games, but noooo. You were all out on holiday, getting pissed up and doing the Gangnam style on table tops. You certainly wern’t coding games. Oh development time has gone up? Employ more staff. There is literally no excuse. Every single window of opportunity to bring this thing around you have fucked it up. The sad fact is that you are ruining this despite the publics leniency. Bad reviews, critics spelling doom, you know what thats us being GENEROUS. Welcome to 2013. I can get entertained on my TV, my computer, my iPad and my iphone. we all bought multiple platforms and you need to give us a reason to play. We gave you a chance based on who you were not what you are. Next generation wont even remember you. Time to get real. Reggie, Sataro. get fucking REAL.

      • jay

        only one who doesn’t get it is you.

        ….and who’s Sataro?

    • Zuxs13

      Although i agree with some of your points (virtual console) i think some of your others are over exaggerated.
      They are ramping up their AAA titles, they have a bunch on the way out starting this month and one every month till next year. That is a lot for AAA titles.
      I wouldn’t mind seeing a pokemon RPG but I doubt it will happen.

      Those enertaining games that you spoke of (most of which are third party so they could easily push to get them on their console) are not the types of games Nintendo makes. That is like asking Ferrari to make an economy car, why would you do that??

      You have 2 number 3’s

      New IP? really they have already released one at launch and have been cahoots with two others (wonderful 101, and bayonetta 2) plus X.

      It looks like they have a strong partnership with SEGA right now

      And why do they need adult games? i go back to my 3rd point, those are not the games they make unless its in colaboration with another 2nd party studio like silicon Knights (eternal darkness) or Rare (conkers bad fur) or Platinum games ( bayonetta 2)

      • Greg Allen

        eternal darkness, conkers bad fur day, bayonetta 2. 2nd party studio games are fine. hell even third party games are acceptable there just needs to be more of them. Metroid wouldn’t go amiss. I’m just trying to highlight a few things that would take Nintendo out of the whole ‘tamagotchi’ maturity rating. Of courseNintendo will never make adult games, I should have been clearer. Nintendo needs to endorse maturer themed content. It can come from anywhere but it needs to be there. The original china town wars was a nice exclusive for a while. Something like that might help. if I have 2 number 3’s its because I dont care nearly as much about this thread as I do getting my end away later so the girlfriends text take priority and full attention.

        My main points are indisputable. They are fucking this up. They need more staff, to work on old and new IPS, new partnerships, a brand new OS, 3ds compatibility, facebook and twitter integrated into the experience as a viable option to Miiverse. Miiverse alone is fantastic for Nintendo but social networking drives sales. It needs an immediate, expansive collection of virtual console games to rival the appstore. it needs a MMORPG that feels like a truly next generation experience (hence Pokemon being a good fit) it needs to completely rethink how they go about bringing the long awaited classics to the system. mario land 2d and passing wind waker are not system sellers. pikmin has never and will never be a system seller. starfox is a system seller, metroid. kid icarus. wave race. rogue squadron, f-zero, 1080, Advanced wars, pokemon. Its been three years, they took their year off with the wii and did nothing with it. released a year early with the wii u and did nothing with it. Im not a troll, i’m a Nintendo fan boy. sat here playing new leaf as I type. but this has gone too far. they need to do things to improve the BRAND. its time for the originality of yesteryear, risk taking with software NOT JUST HARDWARE. bring the Wii Fit and Brainages if you have to, but realise they aren’t going to sell like before without serious advertising and a complete turn around in image. Right or wrong, consumers think the wii u is shit without even trying it. if my mansion and garage full of cars relied on a product being perceived as being “ok” i’d be shitting it if the Wii U was mine.

        Why do they need adult games? Because its shocking. Because it principally means that you cant predict what they are doing, which nullifies all bad press. I’m not talking fucking Call of duty or Dead Space like some 14 year old kid living with his parents and trolling about on the net his mum pays for. Im suggesting that maybe just maybe they should take a risk and give us something that makes us all redefine our terms. Why shouldn’t they appeal to older audiences? Theyve appealed to grandma and grandad with brain age and your fucking sister with nintendogs. Why not do something to shut up the 75% of the games playing industry that are typically 15-30 males.

        I love Nintendo. My kids will love Nintendo or i’ll get new kids. Its that simple. I dont comment on dyson doovers because I dont give a shit. I dont comment on PS3 threads cus I dont own one. I care about this product and the brand, and the truth is, at 30 years old, I hope ive not spent £200+ on a console just to throw fucking flowers at pogs. because thats not the future, the future is the future and it will be here passing Nintendo by very soon. im fed up of the excuses, fed up of the waiting. fed up of the “it will be ok, thats what they said last year, thats what they said when i watched these fuckers try to sell my wii music” its not ok, they need to stop smoking crack and get back on the wagon. Pronto.

        • Greg Allen

          PS new leaf is the tits

          • Greg Allen

            PPS what the fuck does PS even mean

          • Zuxs13

            post script: writing after the initial message.

          • David Porter

            Post Scriptum- after the body.

        • Zuxs13

          I like adult titles as much as the next person, i meant why does Nintendo first party need to make them? I admit it would be cool, a skyrim like Zelda game would be my vote, or a new franchise in that similar environment as skyrim.

          As far as them fucking this up, they have already admitted that they have. They even went as far as saying they should have gone HD with the Wii. Part of the reason why they posted an operation loss recently is because they are adjusting for this error and beefing up the number of game makers and games etc. So this kind of thing takes time. (they wont admit it but i think they were counting on stronger 3rd party support to carry them through the first 6 months, we know how that went)

          My guess is if this fall/winters games end up being as good as Nintendo came make those kind of games then this will all go away. Individually each game isn’t a system seller but as a whole with one after another each month into next year, they will help the system sell and when Mario kart hits it will explode.

          • Greg Allen

            well i hope you’re right. i love my wii u. it just gets painful to watch them fuck about

          • Zuxs13

            Well I can’t say it will be right or not but the strategy sure worked on the 3DS. I think they will have to do a price drop in Oct/Nov though as well.
            I love my WiiU too i actually think its the best console they have made (feature, hardware, and potential) It just needs more of those gem games. I think X will be one of those, lets hope more will be.

          • jay

            NINTENDO DROP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND RELEASE ALL YOUR GAMES NOWW!!!

            BECAUSE GREG ALLEN SAYS SO!!!!

          • David Porter

            No, Greg speaks for a lot of us. He speaks with the voice of the market. You know, the overwhelming majority of consumers who’ve laughed this system into the doghouse.

      • Saul Strange

        I guess technically Nintendo Land counts as a new IP, but it’s not the kind of thing people actually mean when the say “new IP”. A bunch of minigames using existing IP’s is hardly a fresh idea.

        Bayonetta 2 isn’t a new IP, it’s a sequel to a (brilliant) niche game that didn’t sell very well. It’s new to a Nintendo console, and it’s exclusive, but it’s not a new IP.

        Although unconfirmed ‘X’ looks to be set in the Xenoblade universe. Maybe it is a new IP, maybe not, no one knows for sure yet. Either way, it looks amazing!

        So that leaves Wonderful 101 as the only 100% confirmed, genuine new IP coming to Wii U. I think it looks great, but it’s not exactly a blockbuster new IP.

    • jay

      I find it funny how Nintendo is held by a higher standard and punished by it.

      • Saul Strange

        Probably only because they themselves set their standard so high.

        We all buy Nintendo products because we know they are the best game developer in the world. They have a brand recognition for excellence, so when they slip, it’s all the more noticeable. We bought Wii U’s purely on our faith in the Nintendo name, but we were let down. It smarts because we expected great things, but we got one of the weakest console launches of a major console in recent memory.

        The best always get criticised the harshest.

    • Saul Strange

      Yep. Your points are spot on, you read my goddamn mind!

      A HD Pokemon MMO game would set the world on fire, it NEEDS to happen.

      The Virtual Console is pitiful, so disappointed with it. I’m still buying games on the original Wii channel ‘cos there are fuck all games for it on the Wii U VC. That’s absolutely shit, I shouldn’t have to do that. And where are ANY of the N64, Gamecube and GBA games? 3DS got the two Oracle Zelda games, Wii U got jack shit – Super Metroid for 30 cents was nice, but that’s one game and I already own on the original Virtual Console.

      I actually think a slightly darker Mario would be a great idea. Maybe like what Disney did with Epic Mickey, but where our world and the Mushroom Kingdom collide. Ever since I saw this pic I’ve wanted to play a Mario game like this:

      http://download.gameblog.fr/images/blogs/27849/53201.jpg

  • Clel

    Meh

  • Wii Uoops!

    I wish we could all use the word “could.” Notice how Truthteller (who I am very upset with because when I was absent from Wii U Daily, he was known as Ignoranceiswhatsup and was VERY fun to talk to!) and other trolls will always respond with the Wii U WILL fail and the PS4 WILL dominate. That sounds a tad biased, sure, but it is displaying overconfidence.
    The same could be said for us, really. The Wii U WILL prevail… sales WILL boost…
    In all fairness, you don’t know that. I don’t know that. No one knows that. It sounds equally stuck-up and is what seems to attract trolls around here.

    Now, after that behemoth, I’d like to actually chime in. Due to these sales numbers (from not recently, it would seem), the Wii U isn’t helping too terribly much. I am quite sure first party and some third party titles could eliminate this problem, but in the end, I personally believe that Wii U might… er… lose this gen.
    DON’T HATE ME DON’T HATE ME PLEASE PLEASE!
    I’m not sure if I’m living in some tiny bubble or under a rock or something, but it seems PS4 and Xbox One has a much larger fan base. Don’t tell me most core Xbox fans have abandoned Microsoft after their announcement. I am WELL aware. (And kinda happy!) But let’s think about it. Do you know how many thirteen-year-old shoot-‘em-up-cuss on Xbox Live-babies there are? Do you know how much they’ll ADORE the thought of having the super cool next gen console from Microsoft? Do you know how many parents would mindlessly purchase this after an inevitable price drop? And, it would seem Microsoft is applying to the casual market like Nintendo last gen. Guess how many average Joes will think, “Hey, that can control my TV and play DVDs. Let’s buy it now!”
    Do I even need to talk about the PS4?
    Now, I’m quite sure this is a different story for you guys, but I have virtually no Nintendo friends around. Zero. None. Zuech. So maybe I am living under a rock, but from what I’ve collected, it would seem PS4 will win, with a close call between Wii U and Xbox.
    Trust me, I love Wii U, I love Nintendo, I love ZELDA, but from the way I see it…
    Oh, and rest assured, either way the Wii U will most probably turn a profit, and that’s what matters in the end.

    • Sonic

      Most people think the Wii U will win because of the same pattern with other amazing consoles:
      3DS,PS2 etc etc

      • Wii Uoops!

        Very true. I have a feeling the only reason there really ever is extreme hate for Nintendo is because of the Wii.

    • Mark

      Nintendo’s fanbase is by far one of the largest; we have to remember that Nintendo has been around (in a gaming perspective) ever the since the 80s and the kids who lived back then still love Nintendo even as adults.

      • David Porter

        Nostalgia gets you in the door. It won’t keep you in my house.

        • Mark

          Cool

  • Sonic

    I’m not a troll so:
    Could you please find a different site to state the “truth” like IGN where the people are the most uninformed people on the internet?

  • Adam Porter

    do you deluded fanboys not get fed up making excuses for nintendo. the wiiU is failing, what games are coming that are huge system sellers. WWHD won’t be a big system seller, the original was already good enough a small graphical update won’t add much. Super Mario Land of the Retarded Cats won’t sell systems either, you can play the same basic game on a 3ds. W101 looks to be a bit of a marmite game and i can’t see it selling big either, and it’s really fishy why they are doing a 30% off promotion for it with pikmin 3?? system sellers don’t need 30% off promotions. Pikmin3 though it is a great game isn’t selling consoles either, it’s not even being stocked in any game shops in my area.
    it’s crazy, the wiiU is just floating along dead in the water, nintendo knows it and won’t spend the big bucks on valuable advertising space because it would just be more money down the wiiU toilet.

    • springer85

      Exactly it is hillarious to hear them still in denial always using the 3ds and ps3 sales from 6 years ago as a comparison!!!
      The Wii U has been one big epic fail, it should have been released like Patcher said back in 2009 as for 3 years the Wii sold crap.

      • Mark

        The thing is too that people like you keep bringing up “6 years ago” as defense. You’re not being any better than a Nintendo fanboy.

    • Mark

      WWHD is not a small graphical update; look at some comparisons and you’ll see what I mean. Wonderful 101 is a new and radical game style and it indeed does have a chance of faliure, but don’t disregard the game because it still has a great chance of success. The bottom line is, how can you be so sure that the these games won’t sell systems? I’m pretty sure you can’t see into the future; you can speculate all you want, but the truth only comes when it happens.

  • david jarman

    But you’re the one bullying us to share the same view as you. We love our wii u and there’s nothing wrong with having faith in a company you believe in.
    You can’t call it bullying when that someone is willing submitting himself to be ass kicked.
    How about us sueing you for harassment?

  • Jamie Clabon

    Just like to point out the gamecube. That sold poorly for ages, and the gameboy kept nintendo in profit till the gamecube picked up sales wise. Same here, but replace the game cube with the wiiu and the gameboy with the 3DS

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

    Ouch…

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!!!160K in 3 months WORLDWIDE!!!?PMSFL!!!
    It is hillarious to hear you Nintendo slurpers saying when Pikmin 3 arrived in Japan sales doubled…..yes they did but a week later the Wii U got trounched by the ps3 again!!!
    160k WORLDWIDE in 3 months is a total DISGRACE!!!
    Wake up no body even cares for the Wii U no more, sales and the likes of Asda not stocking the system and could not even shift units with £100 off goes to show you everybodys focus is on the next gen!!
    Nintendo had their chance and they blew it stupidly rushing the Wii U so it could be released a year early to get ahead start on the next gen!!
    Since last Novemeber the Wii U has been a steaming pile of turd with 2 AAA games for it, so what was the point in releasing it?it has backfired so badly on Nintendo that they are the laughing stock of the games world!!
    And yes the Nintendo big games are coming………….but not till mid summer 2014!!!
    Released in 2012 no decent games till 2014?wow 2 years before big games arrive!!
    LMFAO!!!

    • Zuxs13

      Only 2 AAA titles for it since launch? And none till 2014? I guess your definition of AAA title is different then the rest of the worlds

    • beerkin

      Loser. Put down your gamepad and go outside. We get it my god. The Wii u is struggling and you re such a pathetic piece of shit that you feel the need to rub it in. Fuk off.

  • JBeauregard

    I’ve said since launch that Holiday 2013 is when the Wii U will really sell. What’s expected? A price cut on SRP and sales this holiday season. Mix that with lack of Xbone and PS4’s with the amazing games coming out around the same time, and you’ll see sales skyrocket. It’s time for the media to stop trying to bury Ninty all by themselves.

    • David Porter

      I’m willing to call you on that bet. I predict *very* disappointing sales numbers for Nintendo this holiday season, compared to what they need, what developers are hoping for, and what any optimist here would consider “good”.

      I’d wager that Nintendo is lucky if they sell 800,000 this holiday quarter. More than that, and I would be surprised.

  • JBeauregard

    Reading comprehension goes a long way, twit. I never said the consoles were competing. I simply stated that sales will go way up this holiday season… you know what? Go read it again, moron, and you’ll see what I’m saying. A suggestion would be to read entire post instead of skimming for your preferred console.

  • Zuxs13

    how do you know they obliterate? they are not even out yet?

    • jay

      The site won’t let me reply to him.

      He needs to see this:

  • Mark

    I find it very interesting why you want to talk about failure so much. If you truly believe your words, you wouldn’t be talking, talking, and talking about the same shit over and over again. Get off the computer, calm down a little, and go play whatever system you like best; what it the point of wasting time talking shit about a system you think is a failure? It’s so fruitless because you should know that no one on this site (besides a few others) will agree with you.

  • Noel Canales

    SEEMS LIKE NINTENDO IS ACTING LIKE BLACKBERRY, STILL BEHIND WITH THE TIMES, JUST LY MYIMOTO SAID ABOUT NOT JUMPING ON THE HD BANDWAGON. WHATS UP WITH THAT. NO ONE EVEN TALKS ABOUT COOL GAME YOU CAN PLAY ONLINE AGAINST PEOPLE. NO REAL ONLINE COMMUNITY OTHER THAN USING YOUR PAD TO DRAW COOL PICTURES….LOL

    • Guest

      You are a moron hahaha 1: you are comparing a multibillion dollar company that has had many successful consoles to a company that has fallin by the wayside with the introduction of smartphones. Yeah your an idiot.

      2: What? I believe you said no one ever talks about a game if it doesn’t have online? That is stupid as hell because 99% of games people buy for the campaighn and to name a few very successful single player only games here ya go, Skyrim, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Fallout 3 etc. So yeah your an idiot.
      Havaseat!

      • Noel Canales

        Ok, sorry for the large caps, habit since at work we use caps all the time. it was an analogy, go to college you would understand an SAT analogy. Nintendo is behind and struggling to put out games in timely manor. Just a lot or rehash and I am huge Nintendofanman. I would love to see multiplayer social games in addition to the Mario, Zelda, Metroid games that I will buy out of loyalty. don’t be an internet troll, look that up toadwart

  • gamedealers

    I really think nintendo should switch it up Yeah people buy their first person titles but A lot of people are also getting tired of them and the same formula. Super mario 3d world im sure using the same engine as 3d land with some coding tweaks which is why it was fast for them to develop it. wind waker hd will be nice but I remember when that first came out a lot of people didnt even bother beecause they did not like that cartoon link.

    Nintendo have the games to make that would easily sell the system and its frustration that they dont do it. Heres just a couple of system sellers they could easily do.

    1. Pokemon Wii u (No spin off crap an actual 3d adventure pokemon game go to the pokemon staduim within the game for your online battle challenges, pokemon centers and stadium for trading)

    2. Golden Sun Wii u everyone wants this but again have not seen this yet.

    3.Zelda Online( Tri force shatters new power surfaces resurrecting gannon and a massive new Dark Army. The Dark world is becoming the real world. Link and Zelda call apon more heroes to help them in this battle. Choose your class
    Fairy
    Gerudo
    Goron
    Human
    Hyrulian
    Sheikah

    Zora and thats just a couple people would be iffy of an idea like that but nintendo does Nintendo games great and i think people would love that.

    Then third party support remake classic snes titles for wii u in visually astonishing graphics.
    soul Blazer
    Secret of mana
    Final Fantasy 6(3 us)

    The possibilities for nintendo is insane and for this reason for all these cards nintendo could deal into the gaming industry is Why I dont think we will ever have to worry about them falling as long as they stop folding and go ahead and play the hand they been dealt

    • ItzameyaToad

      I really like idea 1 and 2(never got to play Golden Sun but still would like to see it on Wii U) I like the idea of Zelda online but I just don’t view Zelda as an online type of world. It just wouldn’t feel right to me and im sure many others. I could see Nintendo push for another game series to be created though that could be online based I just don’t see Zelda being a good Online game.

      I agree with you though they have alot of options that they can pursue that they haven’t yet but need to.

  • Jon

    LOL, this made me laugh. You just out right lied here. You do get made, you DO call people names. The last example of this was just yesterday is the post about Asda. You actually snapped at someone yesterday.

    • Truthteller

      No, I only call people names when they call me names.

      • Jon

        Which again is an out right lie, you responded to a post where he didn’t call you names, a post which was a reply to my post where he said that you hated everything including the people here which also showed that you were angry and annoyed. If fact, he never once called you a name except for indirectly calling you a troll. Now back to your post from above, you stated above that you don’t call people names, flat out, you don’t call them names yet you say here “only if they call me names” So really, you DO call them names. So some truthteller you are when really, you are just being an out right liar here and yes, I am calling you a liar because you are being one right now.

        • Truthteller

          For the sake of argument, I will accept the charge, but overall (99%), have I ever called anyone names who did not call me a name first or give insults?

      • jay

        Ur A Bitch

        • David Porter

          Congratulations- you’ve proven his point. Jackass.

  • Mark

    Let me ask you a question, in what way did I say Nintendo wasn’t failing in that last reply; I said NOTHING about Nintendo in my reply, yet you somehow got that “I’m protecting Nintendo” from all that. I was talking to you and you only. Here is proof that you really are wasting time talking shit on the computer; and I also admit that I’m wasting time on an imbecile like you. What are you laughing about (LMFAO? about what); have you gone insane? Again, no matter how much you spout out your ideas, no one’s going to listen to you on a PRO-NINTENDO site; why do you suppose you’re getting down-votes?

    • Zuxs13

      Mark dont feed the trolls I made the mistake earlier he just got a hard on by all the down votes and keeps coming back. he doesn’t have one intellectual thought on the subject at all.

      • Mark

        Very much agreed; I said in the reply that I was wasting time on him and really, it’s the truth.

  • springer85

    Nintendo are a joke, they used the success of the ds to think every person who bought one would rush out and buy a 3ds even tho it was priced at a ridiculous $250!!
    Its launch line up was an epic failure due to lame 3rd party shite……….then 2 years later Nintendo said that they learnt from the 3ds launch only to go one worse with the Wii U launch!!!
    Again it was way over priced,pathetic first party launch games and they once again stupidly gave 3rd party launch rights even tho they screwed up the 3ds launch!!
    Nintendo do not learn, for 8 months the Wii U had ZERO marketing and they got cocky thinking word of mouth would save them when still to this day %80 of gamers still think that the Wii U is just and add on for the Wii!!!
    All they had to do was name it Wii2 and all the confusion would have been avoided, but it is to little to late,with next gen around the corner Nintendo are history this generation!!!

  • Mark

    Cool.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      As obvious by his spelling, grammar, and just the way he acts, he’s just a troll. So try not to respond to him, he apparently doesn’t know how to read, anyway. Just down vote, flag, and move on. He’ll get banned eventually.
      That’s probably one of Truthteller’s accounts, I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Sora Morp

    0o0. bad numbers..but it’ll take off in october 2013 and in 2014

  • springer85

    Only 10k units in the whole of Europe for 3 months…..LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Wii U is Nintendo’s Vita and it is hillarious to hear Ninty slurpers lame epic fail excuses!!!]

  • Lassassino

    Lmfao this article first off is completely inaccurate its units SHIPPED DO YOUR HOMEWORK. http://www.neowin.net/news/nintendo-only-ships-160000-wii-u-units-in-q2-2013

    • Truthteller

      SHIPPED and not SOLD is even WORSE!

      • Lassassino

        What exactly does that have to do with this article being inaccurate? I WANT PROPER JOURNALISM WITH PROPER FACTS EVEN IF IT MAKES THE SCENARIO WORSE THANKS BUDDY.

        • Truthteller

          YOU brought it up. If you want proper journalism, then she would have to add what I wrote. You did not ask for proper journalism in your original post. I think that these might be editorials.

          • Lassassino

            Are you kidding me? What do you think do your homework means? It means state things properly do a back ground check. You in your negative naive self was trying to take that as OMG LASSASSIN0 IS SAYING SHIPPED AND NOT SOLD MEANS HES TRYING TO SAY THAT’S BETTER! When in no way can u take “Lmfao this article first off is completely inaccurate its units SHIPPED DO YOUR HOMEWORK” as NINTENDO IS DOING BETTER THAN THIS ARTICLE STATES WITH THE WII U. So WTF are you talking about?

          • Truthteller

            Why are you so sensitive? You wrote it. Maybe you should brush up on your writing and grammar so we can understand whatever point that you were trying to make?

          • Lassassino

            The point was clear this article is incorrect end of story.

          • Truthteller

            The point was clear to me that you meant it was only 160K shipped, not sold. Such arrogance! Even when you people are clearly wrong you lie, name call and do whatever to try and be right instead of just simply saying “I did not make that clear, let me do that now.”

          • Lassassino

            I know you have to be toying with me. you have to be. That was exactly my point. The article reads 160000 SOLD when the fact is its 160 000 Shipped. I said that in the first place ” Lmfao this article first off is completely inaccurate its units SHIPPED DO YOUR HOMEWORK”

          • Truthteller

            Hey, I got the point that you said SHIPPED, not SOLD. You just wanted to argue more about nothing for some reason.

          • Lassassino

            Like seriously what are you not understanding?

  • springer85

    Nintendo expect to sell 9 million consoles by March next year?LMFAO!!!so that is just over 6 million in 9 months?
    Yeah right nintendo in 3 months you just sold 160k!!!!
    Iwata needs to lay off the crack pipe as there is no way on earth that they will shift another 6 million by next March!!!

    • Lassassino

      in 8 months with no good games theyve sold 4 million units. By next march new games such as Pikmin 3, Mario kart, Wind waker HD, Donkey Kong, Super mario world will be available. Wii sold 33 Million copies of mario kart alone last gen. Im pretty sure 9 million consoles total which is only 5 million more consoles to sell is easily achievable over the next 5 months. Stop being a doom sayer.

      • Truthteller

        That is because it was new and people who bought it expected it to take off in some way. I do not comments on what other systems did, as other systems sold more.

        • Lassassino

          are you kidding me that was mario kart 7? That wasnt anywhere near new.

      • springer85

        LMFAO u moron Mario Kart is out summer 2014 not March as is Smash Bros!!!!
        Next gen arrive in 2 months that will put a massive hole in Wii U sales!!!
        Also when Mario Kart arrived on the Wii, Wii install base was 55 million, this time around Wii U will not even have a fan base of over 10 million by the time it arrives!!

  • Kriffix

    I’m going to say the same thing as I said back when the 3DS was fresh on the market, and all of the doomsday theories began to arise. Just a wait a little, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

    • David Porter

      Rome also wasn’t built on swampland. This system isn’t comparable to the 3DS, and I’m willing to bet the 3DS sales numbers will tank in the next two years, once phone and tablet manufacturers (I’m looking at you, Apple) release a first-party external controller.

      Can you imagine the damage to Nintendo’s sales an iPod touch would do, if an external controller case made by Apple, seamlessly integrated, were sold with it? We’re talking about a ~300 dollar device that not only plays games, but is a better internet device, a communications device, a great music and video player, and has a huge library of developer support and an in-built base of users. It’s insane.

      Nintendo is in a very dangerous position, here. The market for portable gaming systems WILL dry up and be cannibalized by tablets and phones. The console market WILL be won by Sony or MS this generation. NIntendo needs to get their shit together, and pronto.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    I know you won’t read this, and I’m probably wasting my time but I’m curious anyway.

    So, I take it you’re a very greedy individual? Do you know how many people can’t afford “just an extra $50″? ALLOT my friend. Most people are going to go toward the Wii U since it is cheaper and it does the same thing. Of course, if the person is financial enough, there’s nothing wrong with getting two (2) consoles. So, the way I see it, people are going to buy both Wii U and PS4. But I doubt very many people are going to buy a Xbox One. It’s $500 for crying at loud! And it really is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen, or heard of. I’d be surprised if the Xbox one sold 50,000 units in the first year.

    And you’re probably going to respond with “LMFAO you stupid, you make no sense [insert random gibberish here]“. If you intend to respond to me, do it in a humane like manner, please.

    • David Porter

      50,000 units? Pre-orders alone have topped that. C’mon, man. The fifty dollar difference may be a big deal, but moms and dads are going to see it as a minor amount, because their kids will be begging for the PS4 rather than the Wii U.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Well excuse me I don’t pay attention to a console that I don’t want. Who’s to say people aren’t going to give away their “Xbox one” when they get it? What if they’re buying it so they can sell it again on Ebay, or whatever. I remember someone on this site said that they’re buying PS4 or a Xbox one (can’t remember which) and will turn around and sell it at a higher cost.
        Haven’t you seen the Youtube video where someone pre-ordered a Wii U just to microwave it? I think that’ll happen with the Xbox one a few times.

        Oh, and what is wrong with buying two consoles? People act as if they can only buy one console. Is it okay if someone buy both a Wii U and a PS4?

  • juancamiloarq

    I am one of those 160,000 proud and joyfull Wii U owners :D

    • Vialtoclef

      That figure is only for the the past month; the Wii U has sold millions besides that, don’t worry.

      • David Porter

        Not the past month, sadly. The past THREE months worldwide. Nintendo has only sold just over 3 million total since launch. That’s absurdly awful for a major console launch from one of the big three, particularly given that the Wii U launched well ahead of the coming next-gen systems from the other two.

  • Madmagican

    Well at least Nintendo made a pretty decent profit overall
    although the Wii U is in some pretty deep shit right now and slowly making its way out with games like Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, DKTF, and Super Mario 3D World

  • beerkin

    Or buy both idiot, so you can play Infamous, God of War, Final Fantasy 15 and the new Xenoblade, Zelda, Mario Kart, and Smash Brothers.

  • Santanata

    weed nee gains, now sucks, put a dcente store weeth some old legaci gmeis – sorri four main english

  • Brandon Charles

    I really think nintendo can come back from this. Truth be told, I can care less about their holiday line-up, i’m more excited for their 2014 releases. I purchased my Wii-U a couple months ago knowing full well that I was making an investment for the future, what I didn’t expect was to get so much enjoyment out of it immediately, especially with that insane Amazon sale. Now, I’ve preordered both nextgen systems, however, I have a feeling my Wii-U will still remain my “feel good” system of choice. Feel Good meaning that no other publisher can create games with as much heart and imagination than Nintendo.

  • devmiles

    t’s nintendo’s own fault… eversince the n64 nintendo lacks communication, commercial vision and planning big time. the main reason because of the low sales is good games, as simple as that. i bet that sales won’t change in another half year till super mario 3d worlds will appear and next years mario kart 8 and other announced games. everything goes so slow, so very terribly slow on wii-u front. 3ds is good now and i guess profitable but had a very poor similar start too. if this will continue the same way on and on nintendo will be crushed if sony or microsoft can take their niche market with similar games since that is the main reason that nintendo lovers love nintendo. nintendo has to listen to their customers and they clearly haven’t. still there is no system selling game or package. pikmin 3 should have been released at launch since that is a very good game. i know nintendo will always have their own market but as i company i would take these low sales very serious, it is a signal something is wrong…. and we consumers know what that is…..

    • Mark

      Maybe they need a slapping that Sega took back with the Saturn. The good thing is, Nintendo still has enough money to stay afloat even if the Wii U ends up being a huge failure; really, the software and 3DS are bringing in the buck as of now. Hopefully, Nintendo does a huge 180 during the 9th generation, which won’t be for another 5-10 years.

  • Shlomaster

    Nintendo will run out of business, they should leave the hardware business and focus on software, they should sell their lineup (Mario bros, donkey Kong, Zelda,) copy rights to Xbox so Nintendo fans will still be able to play their favorite Nintendo game on other units

    • sd

      I never understand this attitude. Their hardware sells. They release one console, which has reduced sales for only 1 quarter and people proclaim they should leave the hardware market. At launch the Wii U did well. It just has been slow in the last 3-6 months because they didnt release any games.
      Currently they are still making a profit, worst case they could just release a new console.They certainly have the money regardless of the success/failure of the WiiU. But as it stands it is still too early to say whether the WiiU is either a success or failure.

      • Shlomaster

        People are waiting for the xbox 1 and playstation 4, that is why its not selling. playstation 3 and xbox 360 are selling better now vs the wii U, those systems are 6-7 years old and have better selling #’s.
        I grow up on Nintendo, i had the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, game cube and now my kids have the Wii and the Wii U, but there is not much games they can play on the Wii U. My kids are getting older and within a few years they will not want to play Mario and sonic anymore and will want the hard gaming device, right now my kids want NBA2K14 but its not available for the Wii U, EA sports and other software companies are not planning on making games for the Wii U, so Nintendo will lose support. you say that Nintendo can make another console, well they really can’t because that takes years in the making and hundreds of millions in research and development. I wish Nintendo luck but I think they will run out of gas in the coming years.

        • sd

          not quite true. The Wii U was off to a great start and stopped selling when games stopped being released. It is possible that it could fail, but the answer will not obvious until about March-June next year. I hope it succeeds. The Wii U is great and will go nicely with my X-1. Pikmin 3 never appealed to me, I never wanted to play it, but it did out of desperation and I am so shocked that it is one of the best games I have ever played on any system.
          Nintendo have over 5 billion (US $) in immediately available cash and billions more in bonds. They have more than enough to keep going and keep making consoles.

  • MetroidZero

    I’m sure Nintendo will be sure to sell first party games with their next home console as launch titles.

  • Swikar

    Nintendo should make a new wii u with a more powerful engine,make new characters(should be for hardcore gamers) ,have a huge system update with new designs and a lot of features, and make like 30 new commercials while making a tour with the wii u in other major retailers from places aside North America and Japan

  • Randall Hellmer

    These aren’t good. They’re not as bad as they could be, and they aren’t as bad as they look, but they definitely aren’t good.

    So, Wii U. Honestly, I think it will do quite well the rest of this year, relatively speaking. I don’t expect that to translate to long term success, though the other next-gen consoles are still a wild-card. They could explode, they could implode, or they could just plod along. In this case, we really will have to see.

  • Justin McDonald

    Wii u will be doing great on this holiday season and you haters SHUT UP!!!!!

  • ETeach

    Just gotta keep waiting. If the numbers don’t turn around by next December, then I’ll start worrying.

  • Rémi

    i honeslty don’t care about sale numbers up until Jan 2014, since none of the big IP is out yet

    • Marcos Crill Colon

      Same here I wanna see what they look like after a bunch of there millions sellers are out Mario ,Zelda and donkey kong …to think they sold almost 4 million with just a bunch of year old ports and one 2d Mario game :-)

  • sd

    I would still assume great numbers around christmas, assuming they do a price drop and also advertise the console. The games will be there thats for sure. I also wonder whether sales have lifted slightly with Pikmin 3?
    The other day I spoke to a sales person at EB who told me that people still keep coming in to buy the buy and they keep trying to get them to get the Wii U instead, which of course people still have not heard of.

  • I_I

    I think that reaching 50M unit will be a strong number for any of the three consoles and Nintendo know that so, I think they taking it step by step to reach that goal or some where near it.

    • Lassassino

      Sounds reasonable

  • PS4/WiiU

    Are you guys dumbasses. Did you even read the whole thing. It was an overall profit, so why are people saying they are not doing good. Read before you comment. Nintendo is doing great, now they only have the wii u to improve

  • victor

    The problem whit Wii U is the hardware. Ther are not many casual console players any more, thy can find games on there tuchscreen phones ( who are allot like a gampad already). This guy predicted this long time ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkdqL2rhWns

    • Guest

      The problem isn’t the hardware. I say this because well its just not. If you came up to me a year from now and the PS4 hadn’t been selling well and the reason you gave me for it not selling well is because of the hardware I would laugh in your face. The fact is is games(software) does sell hardware. Nintendo isn’t really going after soley the casual gamers anymore we can see that with the games being put on the Wii U that it is a much more Hardcore gamer focused console. The problem Nintendo is having is showing how the Wii U is different/what makes it the must own console as well as not having alot of compelling games, not the hardware.

      • victor

        What is the diffrent betwen a ps4 and ps3 ? the hardware thats why you make a new console. why would you make a new console and give it 10 years old hardware ?

  • Marcos Crill Colon

    What did every body expect ?they sold that many with no games and a bunch of year old ports there lucky they sold that many lol but truth is they will be fine once the games come especially Mario he’ll sell consoles and games in the millions …. But funny how no ones talking about the 100 million milestone for wii or that they still turned a profit 88 million using a machine they the media said was dead just like the wii u is being crucified now lol oh the haters I love them :)

  • RoboticLink

    They’ll probably get better as soon as Pikmin 3 comes out in North America

  • Gotallofthem

    Man I must have been reading the VGChartz website charts wrong. For the past 2 month I would go every Monday or so to see the amount of hardware units that were sold per week. (for example if you go to the website now, it shows for the week of the 20th of july, 32770).
    Now with that said, every week I would see an average of about 20-30k units sold per week(world wide). So based on that average from the numbers I’v been tracking (or I thought I was tracking correctly) then I put the #’s for the last 3 months at about 300k units total sold or so.
    Sooo……WTF, someone want to explain the VGChartz actual “chartz” to me? Just go to the website, and check them out for yourself.

    Like I said for the week of the 20th the numbers showed in one week 32770, meanwhile the prior week to that they were about 42k. So like I said they average about 20-30k per Week (previous 3 months).
    So how are these units being showed only 160k? Thanks

    • Petri

      VGChartz use a lot of guess work to predict sales numbers (snails and such).
      They update it when they get the real info.

      • Gotallofthem

        Really, then that mean that 360 and PS3 and all the games they list, should all be cut in 1/2, cause they are off.
        Sorry but your answer doen’t seem right. Plus I am seeing other headlines on this topic as “160k units Shipped” not Sold. So which one is it “Sold” or “Shipped”. They are not the same thing.

  • DragonSilths

    This is nothing more then the report on the end of the Wii U drought. Next quarter and every quarter after will be far superior. And while the Wii U didnt really make them much money, that doesnt mean Wii U games didnt.

  • Maraccuda

    Reading this I am reminded of all the people saying ‘Nintendo is finished’.
    If Nintendo was able to make a profit despite all the bad press towards the Wii U, it just reinforces that nothing is going to happen to the Big N anytime soon.

  • Mj78

    How can these figures be right. they have no correlation with the monthly figures that have been coming out at all. This website really does have some odd stories and often wrong stories. Nintendo themselves are quoting very different figures to you guys…do you guys just get bored and then decide to write stuff because you can.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Great to see their focus on developing great games on 3DS and pushing that platform is paying of for them.

    It’s a shame they were forced to do this at the expense of game development on the Wii U.

    Hopefully, they will have a similar push for Wii U development next year – while the current flocking third party support will keep the 3DS in demand.

  • Kholby

    Oh, who cares. I love my WiiU and I play it every day. IPs are coming. I’ll still play the crap out of them. And so will all of the rest of you on here.. except those trolls. Get back under your bridges!

  • Adecentboy777

    Well, well, I’ve foreseen it, so I am not surprised :) Bad Markting, shitty attitude, overrated price, no good games (just postponed games), just ports. No wonder no one buys it. And it’s gonna be even worst, starting by middle of November. So Nintendo, prepare for even worst numbers for Wii U :)

  • Chris Jones

    Really only a concern for shareholders.

    I am pretty sure the current named 1st party games are still coming to the Wii U regardless of sales figures, so i am still happy i bought my Wii U.

  • Potemkin

    And there it is. Numbers do not lie or actual facts.

    I seriously hope Nintendo can turn this around as I would like to give a Wii U to my kid.

  • Talesgirl015

    it’s really nice being right Wii U is a failure

  • Talesgirl015

    Nintendo has squandered their 1 year release lead by doing absolutely nothing. They released an outdated underpowered system with weak online and expected the moms and grandparents to buy into their motion gimmicks all over again.

  • Talesgirl015

    Good night… I’m happy now :)

  • deluxemenu

    its nintendo’s own fault i didnt see a single wii u commercial before or even after launch til that dumb lego game showed up