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Wii U sales in Japan go up 1,500% after new bundle is released

Wii Party U bundle

We’ve previously seen spikes in Wii U sales — last quarter Nintendo almost doubled sales of the Wii U in the US. Now, according to Japanese sales tracker Media Create, Wii U sales skyrocketed last week in Japan due to a new bundle.

According to Media Create, the Wii U sold almost 39,000 units last week, compared to just 2,500 units the week before. This represents an increase of around 1,500%.

What’s the reason for this huge increase in sales? A brand new Japanese Wii U bundle. The new (Deluxe) bundle includes Wii Party U, New Super Mario Bros. U, a Wiimote Plus, and a 30-day trial of Wii Karaoke U.

Besides strong sales of the Wii U, Nintendo’s Wii Party U also sold well last week. Wii Party U sold over 37,000 units, in addition to the bundled sales with the new Deluxe package.

Hopefully these strong sales will continue throughout the holiday season, and hopefully we’ll see a similar sales spike in the rest of the world. Nintendo has a number of different bundles for each territory, like the Wii Party U bundle seen above.

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  • Dj

    It actually begins…now.

    • Mario

      This is just the beginning…

      • Mj78

        ……before the end

        • Cesar Barroso

          the end of the bad season!

        • Justagamer

          Matty Get a life poser

          • Gameonfool

            You get a life and become a real gamer loooserganon8

          • Mario

            That’s weird. I thought I already was.

          • Justagamer

            Nah I have a life and not so much for you small man now go crawl back in that hole you crawled out of and give up the trolling kid..You suck at it bad

          • Simon Stevens

            A real gamer doesn’t bash on other peoples consoles of choice, a real gamer respects a strong industry, this gamer porked your momma ;) and didn’t use a rubber

    • Mj78

      YAAAAAAWWWWWN. It is already over.

      • Hugh Quinn

        NO

      • Alex

        Um nope this happen 5 times and still going.

      • Justagamer

        Nah not going to happen …sorry get used to it fanboy matty

      • Hipster Victor

        its over when the Video game industry on the whole is over. So please child…hush

        • Mario

          It’s not over till the last person laughs!

        • Justagamer

          Don’t feed the troll..It’s way past his bedtime..LOL

    • Deadpool U

      Well with bundles like this who can question it? There needs to be more bundles like these image what would happen if there was SSB bundle when SSB4 is released.

      • Dj

        Maybe Ninty has your same thoughts :)

      • Cesar Barroso

        no company releases their best games bundled with consoles. it is lost money. remember Nintendo makes more money from selling games than consoles.

    • Logic

      Nintendo gained 1500% increase in Wii U sales is great and all, however they need to keep this momentum up to compete with Sony and Microsoft.

  • Saleh Sbeiti

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves like we did before launch.

  • Mj78

    You have alreadyready reported this you twonks. The percentage does not matter. It is nice news but not as amazing as you make it sound.

    • Alex

      That’s were your wrong, I am very surprised of how this game did, it is a game that nobody cares about, and it is selling so much I didn’t see it coming.

    • Simon Stevens

      Bitch want her make up?

    • Dj

      Please don’t troll now

    • Justagamer

      Epic Facepalm! From the fans of Nintendo

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Today Japan.
    Tomorrow the world!

    • Mj78

      Get real. It is a small increase but massive in terms of the Wii u only. Wii u is pants.

      • Dj

        Well that’s not very nice….

        • Deadpool U

          He’s not very smart.

          • Justagamer

            You are right there..Not smart at all!

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        Heh ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • Justagamer

        Wow 49 people seem to disagree and really guy you’re trolling attempts have and always fail here…Need a tissue?
        This Pic proves Nintendo always brings Awesome

        • Simon Stevens

          This is the reason youtube haters need to grow up and stop being so selfish, Nintendo are vitally important to so many audiences, nobody else gets it right with these audiences, my son looks at this game and runs around in circles in excitement, he would probably cry if I bought him a ps4 and handed him Knack, what a bazinga that would be :p

          • Justagamer

            I agree But some are just that way..This console war stuff is crap

          • Simon Stevens

            There’s good reason to buy most consoles, close minded people miss out, wii u gave me pikmin 3, vita gave me soul sacrifice and gravity rush, 3ds gave me fire emblem and mario 3d land, wii and ps3, too many to mention lol 360 had fable and the last remnant too ^^ oh gaming industry.,, I don’t wanna miss a thing

          • Justagamer

            But some will never admit that and it’s a shame

          • Simon Stevens

            It’s crazy how far back the hate really goes, my friend at work is a huge jrpg lover but refused to buy the original ds just because Nintendo manufactured it, shame too, he really missed out with Dragon Quest IX, it truly is a shame.

          • Simon Stevens

            I feel ashamed for not bringing psp into the light of that, ys is one of the mosf underrated franchises out there and it’s been going since the dawn of gaming, xseed really do a good job with there games

          • Justagamer

            Yep His loss …To much pride

          • DragonSilths

            So in order for me to be a true gamer, I must buy an Xbox One and accept all the BS that Microsoft tries to pull? Ha, I don’t think so.

          • Simon Stevens

            Even mr money bags (from spyro right? lol) isn’t buying it, they said sorry but there not sorry, maybe sorry they couldn’t get away with it, certainly not sorry to the consumer.

          • Justagamer

            I never said that but what ever you buy is you’re choice but console wars are crap and that is fact With that being said i don’t agree with what they did but im not going to cry about it

          • Hipster Victor

            You sir, are a true gamer, have my like

          • Simon Stevens

            Thanks man, have one right back :) gamers be true to the games, not the system there on.

          • Hipster Victor

            Exactly :)

          • DragonSilths

            He is a rich guy, Cause he has the money for every console doesn’t instantly mean he is a true gamer.

          • William Short

            Perfect picture of a true gamer right here people

          • fireheartis1

            This is all too true, how ever, some of us can only afford one system and Nintendo usually is the cheapest and they have great exclusives. That’s why I make friends with people who own a Microsoft or Sony console so I don’t have to miss out on any of their games. I like all gaming consoles I just can’t afford them all and so I usually just stick to Nintendo consoles.

          • Simon Stevens

            I didn’t buy them all at once, I got pretty lucky I would say, when last gen rolled out, I got a ds lite with children of mana and super princess peach lol then my girlfriend at the time gave me her psp claiming the whole “I’m too old for video games” crap lol suited me fine, when the ps3 came out, I had that preordered and prebought from a catalogue, when I met my son’s mother, she had a 360 so it quickly became our 360, we bought our wii just after the lil un was born, they were having a sale at gamestation at the time, out of all the consoles my ds lite got the most action ^^ right now the 3ds is repeating the same pattern, and that’s my story :p hope you enjoyed it, time to find someone new with a galf decent ps4 library :D

          • Mario

            You, my friend, are gamer of many flavors. I respect that.

          • Simon Stevens

            and who has more flavour than Nintendo? :)

          • Mario

            Nobody?

          • Simon Stevens

            Not a single one ^^ playstation used to have a nice garden variety but mostly cater to shooters and movie type kinda games now…. shame on them for forgetting everyone else

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Neither side has more than the other. :P

          • Mario

            True. But each has something unique.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Exactly. They all offer something unique. I just don’t agree that one has more flavor. To me, that sounds very close-minded. (directing that at Simon in this case)

            Good comment. That’s what I like to read.

          • ThisGuy18

            Not that anybody cares about what you like to read or anything lol xD Simon’s entitled to his opinion :P

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            As am I. So what’s your point? Lol.

          • ThisGuy18

            In my opinion Nintendo can cater to a larger group of people than play station can. Just by looking at the games each has to offer.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, Sony isn’t interested too much on casuals, so naturally, casuals would be more attracted to Nintendo. Each targets a different demographic. They don’t however, target those who love CoD and GTA. Microsoft and Sony does that best. So, I don’t fully agree there with the offerings.

            Plus, for a company that caters to everyone, they aren’t doing a very good job with the Wii U. That much is a fact. Time will tell if that changes this holiday.

          • ThisGuy18

            Nowhere else will you be able to play super smash bros, zelda, and call of duty ghosts on one system. That’s the basis of what I’m saying. I’m not talking statistical stuff. What are these companies able to do if they wanted to? Nintendo could cater to large groups of people (which they sort of already do) if they wanted to. Playststion will probably only cater to one group. Because their focus is on shooters and sports games with graphics that will keep getting better and better – until you hit the ceiling that is

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think you’re mistaking Sony with Microsoft on shooters. Does God of War, The Last of US or Uncharted mean anything to you? Come now, don’t make Sony look shooter happy like Microsoft. You make it sound like Sony doesn’t have much variety. Lol.

            Plus, most Call of Duty fans are going to buy the game for other consoles more than Nintendo. I’m not hating Nintendo here, I don’t see how they are the only ones that are offering great games.

            I’m not questioning your intelligence here, but you don’t seem to have a firm grasp on what Sony offers, but give you credit on Microsoft. Won’t argue with that one.

            That’s as far as I go with this topic and will wait on the next article to pop up. Thank you for the mature discussion.

          • Simon Stevens

            I’m only saying what I’ve observed from all consoles, Nintendo seem to cater to more audiences, so if they were an ice cream shop, they would have more flavour, the games you mentioned are movie type games like I said, I loved uncharted and The last of us never the less, but hey, I never grew out of those kids and jrpg games so I’m more of a close minded biased prick for those kind of games, ps2 was my favourite console because it had those games, ps3 did not, that’s all I’m saying.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Most games today have cinematic scenes. Lol. That doesn’t qualify them as movies. Lol. The only game that remotely comes close to a movie is probably the Metal Gear Solid series. I think you judge too harshly.

            I have nothing against your tastes, I just question your logic, which doesn’t add up to me. PS3 catered to the demographic that it was aiming for. If Sony wanted to cater to everyone, I’m sure they could, but they have their own market, as well as Microsoft.

            In my opinion, if Sony and Microsoft made games for everyone, they would give Nintendo a tough time. It’s not being biased at all, I just give the realistic viewpoint. Would Sony or Microsoft succeed if they pulled a Nintendo? Probably not, but I wouldn’t doubt them either.

          • Simon Stevens

            I never said they were qualified as movies lol although I do prefer those kind of games to movies, Playstation used to cater to a much larger demographic and I think they left certain types of gamers out in the cold, Nintendo still cater to there audience and always have so they get a lot of respect from me, saying that, there was some of those kind of games on the psp and it looks like Sony have started to rev the engine up again with those kind of games on the ps3, hopefully more so for the ps4, I go wherever the kinds f games that I like are, games like Soul Sacrifice and Gravity Rush (Gravity Daze in U.S?) are a work of art and it would be amazing if they can bring us those kind of games more often.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Sony moved on to a new audience, plus they didn’t really have a ton of games for kids even back then. So not much has really changed.

            I’m fine with their games as I’ve grown from Nintendo type games for the most part. Peoples taste in games change over time. It’s about the same for Sony. They moved on from it and decided to follow their own path, and I respect them for that.

            I go where the games go as well. I agree with you there. Just for me, those games that I prefer are already on rival consoles or not on the Wii U. If it had good third party exclusives, then I would be more enticed to purchase one.

          • Simon Stevens

            Maybe, but wouldn’t it be nice if they did more to bridge the gap between the similarities between Microsoft?

          • Mark Karpuk

            I still need to play The Last Remnant. I played a little bit of infinite undiscovery but then….. well this happened.

          • Simon Stevens

            HAHAHA damn I love those kids ^^ that game was great, I really wish Microsoft had kept up the trend with releasing jrpg games, Magna Carta 2 was the last I remember seeing from them, loved it too, same for Tales of Vesperia (although that took some getting in to), Blue dragon always made me laugh, poking poop for treasure ;) lovely

          • DragonSilths

            Mr.Money bags…lol

          • Simon Stevens

            Please understand bitches, I’m loaded ;)

          • Martin S

            Same here, I was going to get a PS4 but one family game at launch and a delayed Drive Club means it will have to wait. Knack might be a let down anyway as it looks ok in the vids but Ratchet & Clank sets a high bar for fun adventure games. For now the plan is I will keep an eye on Wii U price and drop on a bundle a couple of weeks before Xmas.

          • Simon Stevens

            The Wii U line up appealed more to me when I opted to go for it rather than wait for ps4, nothing excited me about ps4, Kingdom Hearts 3 of course but I’ve waited so long for it already, kind of been beaten to death with a stick by now, my kid was begging for the wii u too so it was a no brainer in the end, he has a huge collection of games already with more coming all the time lol Ratchet and Clank is always good, even the last one they did, really enjoyed it, the whole tower defence thing really worked well ^^, I only ever buy games that interest and excite me, so far there’s no reason to jump on board next gen.

          • Falcoxcalibur

            knack looks terrible for kids, or families in general. Man, Knack looks terrible for everyone. I mean, graphics are good and all, and I’m getting a PS4 on launch day, but to say Knack is a family game, it’s a clear sign of Sony’s lack of touch with kids and family friendly games. The only exception to that rule is the awesome LBP, I’ll give them that.

          • Simon Stevens

            Little Big Planet is a game for kids and the kids at heart, got all the time in the world for that game, not so much time for Knack, further proof that graphics aren’t everything, a piece of crap is still a piece of crap, Knack is a piece of crap with nice graphics, at a first party level, I have no idea what Sony could offer children, they should certainly be trying harder than this to find something.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            How can you call Knack a piece of crap if you haven’t even played it? Lol. You’re also forgetting that Sony doesn’t target youngsters that much, so I wouldn’t expect that to change anytime soon.

          • Simon Stevens

            Meant to say, it looks like a piece of crap with nice graphics, my bad, personally, I expected Sony to do better.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Looks can be deceiving. Personally, I’d reserve judgment. Might be better than neither of us thought. I give them credit for at least creating a new IP. It may or may not flop. I guess we’ll see.

          • Simon Stevens

            It just doesn’t feel like a must have game :(

        • Rinslowe

          They absolutely nailed it with that Pic… Wonder awaits…

        • Gameonfool

          You will need a tissue when you realise that you brought a failed console from a failed company that can’t compete in these modern times

          • Simon Stevens

            They can compete just fine, always have, They are the only company that offers truly different experiences versus the other 2 guys, seeing them out of business benefits nobody, yes they do things differently but that’s far from a bad thing.

          • Mario

            Sorry to disappoint you, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

          • Simon Stevens

            b-b-b-billionaires

          • Justagamer

            Don’t waste you’re time debate this poser he is a waste of time…Just being a gamer and buy what you like

          • Justagamer

            Hahahaha failed console my ass..You same poser said the same of 3ds and look at it now beating you’re vita 10 to 1
            and why do you keep staying in denial..We all know the truth You are just to ashamed or afraid to show that you really like nintendo. U mad bro? Get that tissue ready guy because nintendo is never going away and you better get used to it

          • Simon Stevens

            Poor Vita sold only 6 million in 2 years, Sony don’t seem to care either, at least Iwata apologies for lack of games and poor sales, Sony need to go on a run and give out some good games that’ll bring in a different audience, it’ll stil get squashed by the 3ds but at least it’ll put up a fight.

          • DragonSilths

            Nintendo being a failed company is as likely as Atari making a surprise comeback and winning the 8th gen, by making a Virtual World Video Game System that everyone buys.

      • dubYA

        Who doesn’t like a nice pair of pants? Especially in November!

      • Andreas Sunde

        I kinda wish it was, it’d let me game anywhere!

      • Henry Hotspur

        “Wii U is pants.” I’ll forever remember this

        • Justagamer

          I know right the guy can’t even spell

      • Michael Pullar

        a lot of people buy pants…

      • Justagamer

        I was right at this time 44 disagree with you and growing..Matt my advice get a life and trollsomeone who care because no one gives a @@@@

        • Mj78

          You still don’t understand the word troll. 44 people disagree with me. Must get a life. 44 people are entitled to their grown up opinion unlike your childish drivel.
          Back to my life now..you go and finish your homework now like a good little boy!!

          • Guest

            Nah now you are just grabbing straws and you can’t handle the truth and it’s really sad and man it’s you guy who need to grow up because you got exposed for what you are and it’s not much but if you want to keep going man that’s you’re choice but everyone knows the truth so get a life poser and maybe get away from the computer screen from time to time it really has fried you’re small little mind..As for trolling son..You don’t even know the meaning of the word and if i want to troll you..I would troll you not just on here but off the internet..But because you’re some 17 year old brat trying to find himself i will just pass and move on…Get some help man you really need it..Oh and you are now up to 54 thumbs down to my 82..By the way learn to spell and guy i was gaming long before you were even born Im a gamer and could careless about you’re small little console war and so im leave you this you can’t bash me all day it changes nothing..You are a cry baby who can’t get his way

          • Mj78

            It is rather a long time since I was 17 and the fact you are now being threatening means you can consider yourself reported. Just no need at all to become threatening. I bid you adieu.

          • Justagamer

            No one threaten you boy..and i could care less what you do and for you to change you’re mind in the last 4 hours on Wii U is bull but we will see and If you like Wii U like you claim..Time will tell so I bid you Adieu and reported you as well..Only fair

      • sd

        Just remember this is a nintendo thread and offer some respect. Everyone has a right to choose the console that best suits their needs and Nintendo make some amazing games.

      • DragonSilths

        Get real? You said nothing that is real.

        • Justagamer

          Just pass on the troll he is exposed and lets move on now

      • Justagamer

        Wow the fans have spoken 54 thumbs down..Congrats on that great number…Clap…Clap

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Good, hope they wont drop the ball this time.

    • kevin nun—-

      1. Japanese are so casual!
      2. I thought Nintendo would discontinue the basic pack in Japan also.
      3. Numbers would be even higher if it wasn’t for the unfortunate earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
      4. Blessings.

      • Hipster Victor

        They discontinue it in the sense that they wont simply just sell the basic pack. Its still in production, just in a form of big bundles.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Read some places its highly likely that the whole Wii U will be discontinued by next year.

          • capitalism1023

            Not if sales keep going up like they do. And what you read are opinion pieces, you know the same people who said the 3DS was dead and Nintendo would have to discontinue it…..And we all seen how that turned out….

          • Hipster Victor

            Be realistic now guy, I know how big of a troll you are. People thought the ps3 was dead in the water. It will succeed. I may not come first, most likely second. But trust me it will suceed.

    • Hipster Victor

      You sir, Deserve a like :3

      • gamesplayswill

        Because: We rould rike to pray.

  • djvalbnc

    isn’t it more like 1’500%? (1,500% is the same as 1,5%)

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      go to kindergartern

      • djvalbnc

        you’re an idiot.

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          my bad, my math are different.

      • Clel

        He already did, and everything he was taught there about the numbers figures are actually correct.

        Depends what country you go to kindergarten in.

        • The Clockwork Being

          Dude where have you been!!

          • Clel

            In the clouds! :)

    • RoyRelapse

      I guess you’re from Europe right ? they use , like we use . for percentages and economical stuff. So actually it states %1.500 :) but they use %1,500 … so.

      • djvalbnc

        oh ok yes i am didn’t know that it’s like this in the united states :) thanks

      • djvalbnc

        thousandfivehundred percent is a lot

        • RoyRelapse

          2500/100% = 25
          25*1500% = 37500 consoles

          • djvalbnc

            exactly :) hope this will increase even more

        • Mickey Mouse

          It could be 1500% of nothing, which is nothing at all! Don’t be fooled by statistics.

          • djvalbnc

            shure but it’s still ALOT because past weeks sales in japan were around 2000-3000

          • LevenThumps

            Except it’s not 1500% of nothing. The article shows the exact number of units sold as well as the percentages.

          • Mickey Mouse

            I didn’t say it was nothing, I said it could be. I was mearly trying to get the point across that percentage figures can be meaningless if you just look at the big percentage and don’t do the math.

    • Daniel Carvalho

      That depends on the country you’re from. Some countries separate the houses of hundreds with a coma, others with a dot, an others don’t separate at all.

  • Simon Stevens

    The plight of the Wii U continues, by the end of 2014 I predict it to be at the top of the chartz, I’m just gonna sick back with a 20 pack of smokes and watch it happen, the bundles are becoming seriously good value for money, I once bought a new television I didn’t even need because it was just too much of a bargain not to, if Nintendo can do a 3 game bundle, regardless of digital or retail, for example (mario 3dw, wii sports club pack AND wii party u WITH wii remote plus) AND keep the price tag on lock, I can see them dominating the console space again.

    • JuleyJules

      This Christmas it’s all about families plus the start of games for more experienced fans with Super Mario 3D World that continues into 2014 with DKC:TF, Mario Kart 8, SSB4, Bayonetta 2, X, Zelda U and other games we’ve heard about plus no doubt some we haven’t!!

      • Simon Stevens

        Reggie on Santas sleigh dropping bombs down peoples chimneys, that’s what it’s all about ;)

        • uPadWatcher

          I hope that one day Reggie Claus get me a Wii Fit U for Christmas. LOL Forget the hashtags– My body is ready!

  • Jack5221

    Thats actually a really nice bundle. Both games are great for large groups of people.

  • Andre R

    this is the proof that nintendo is just a family console.

    • Cesar Barroso

      Everybody have a family at some point, not everybody stay as a hardcore gamer for the rest of his/her life.

      • Andre R

        yes, but when i was little kid. i was the only one that loved games in my family. my parents hated games. and family games are often for more than 1 player. so i think that nintendo needs more 1 party games thats for 1 or mor players. they only have zelda,mario now. it doesnt hold up.

        • Cesar Barroso

          of course, your parents childhood was before video games were mainstreamed. Luckily for you, that is not the case.

        • Tony

          well they need to make games to play online as well, who you going to play with if you home alone

    • uPadWatcher

      You have absolutely NO PROOF at all, Andre Retard! Nintendo is a VIDEO GAME COMPANY. They made video game systems for EVERYONE. You’re already too freaking jealous because the Wii U have sold even better in Japan as well as here in America and Europe. Deal with it! Get N or get the hell out of Dodge!

  • Lusunup

    Finally wii u gets more noticable in japan!

  • Andre R

    nintendo needs to make more games to sell the console

    • Simon Stevens

      Iwata needs to talk to 3rd parties and bring about exclusives to the console, at this point, not many will approach the Wii U short of the indie scene

      • Tony

        they did but 3rd parties keep getting out of the exclusives…. rayman legends and ninja gaiden 3 razors edge

        • Simon Stevens

          Ninja gaiden was awesome, hope more titles get on board like it :) it’s a shame those games didn’t remain exclusive but hopefully they will in the future

          • Jon Turner

            There’s always a chance we can get more Japanese third party exclusives. Aside from KH3 as a multiplat, I can see other studios in Japan doing titles for WiiU.

          • Mario

            Oh please! That game must come to the WiiU! That franchise touches me emotionally!

          • Jon Turner

            It only would have been unlikely if SE was still on bad terms with Nintendo, but they’re not. So it’s not ruled out just yet.

    • Jon

      what do you think they are doing…..? Mario Kart, Smash, Donkey Kong, Yoshi….

      • Simon Stevens

        Could do with a Dragon Quest or Rune factory though :) damn those are good franchises

      • Andre R

        then knew that the wii u would come out this year, and yet they didnt have there games ready for launch. they should have , mario 3d world, new super mario bros u, mario kart, zelda u, donkey kong, kirby, smash bros, pikmin 3 , rayman legends, spread out this year.

        • Simon Stevens

          Agreed, those games SHOULD have been available all year long rather than the back end of the year, the momentum would have made a huge difference, they should of had and need to have 3rd party to fill in the gaps when no first party content is available, they COULD drive the system by first party alone but sales of the gamecube would suggest that it’s not recommended.

        • Jon

          You try developing one game in a year and then come back and tell us this exact same statement. Also, Rayman isn’t Nintendo.

      • Tony

        I think Yoshi not going to be bundled… not applying imo but other two must likely… oh i read your question wrong, i thought you asking which bundles they doing next.

  • bizzy gie

    Bundles for every territory except America.

    • uPadWatcher

      Yet, the Wii U DOES have bundles in United States & Canada– ZombiU, The Legend of Zelda: The WindWaker HD, New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U, and Skylanders: Swap Force basic bundle.

      • bizzy gie

        Canada isn’t the U.S.

  • TheKingJoseph

    ahahah typical delusional ninty fanboys. weren’t you clowns saying “it starts now” a few months ago when you morons got super excited about amazon sales in the UK going up 975%? but yet in the long run those spikes in sales have meant shit, just look at ninty’s q2 report. it’s easy to have a huge spike when the sales of this crap have been in the shit-hole. lmao I wonder what you’re going to say when the next quarter reports shows that system is nowhere near expectations. RIP wii u lmao

    • Dj

      First of all, just because we PREDICTED that sales would keep rising, doesn’t mean we were counting on it. You’re obviously an arrogant nobody who goes to nintendo sites to hate. Proven by your comment…

      • SamusPrime

        It is really mind blowing how these people show up in every single thread, on almost every website. Then it is the same thing RIP Wii U. They all need to grow up.

        • Dj

          EXACTLY Thank you!

    • Simon Stevens

      “clowns”, he’s from the church of blackbond, yet another petty youtube analyst, avoid contact, brainwashed cult member walks among us

      • TheKingJoseph

        “brainwashed cult member”, funny coming from the loser who’s a ninty fangirl. I have no idea what you mean from the first line since I’m not on youtube, I must remind you of someone who hurts your ninty feelings lmao

        • Simon Stevens

          More like someone who freaks the crap outta me, just like you, weird weird person

          • Justagamer

            Let him eat static..He is one of those cultic type who worship COD or WOW! Just pretend he’s not there The thumbs down get to the point and from what i see he gets more down than up..He is really sad like a hurt puppy

          • Mario

            What does World of warcraft have to do with PS3 or Xbox 360?

          • Justagamer

            Alot since there is talk of it coming to consoles but why do you care you are a nintendo fan..Am i right?

          • Mario

            Yes. I just don’t see that game coming to consoles.

          • Justagamer

            They brought diablo 3 so it can happen

          • Mario

            Well, when you put it that way, I guess it makes sense. But let’s not judge that game unless that happens.

          • Justagamer

            Lets hope and world it maybe Wii U

        • Justagamer

          Hurt you’re feeling boy..Stop playing so much COD ..It is real screwing with you’re brain! Or retire fanboy!

    • Cesar Barroso

      yeah, Nintendo fans have been dealing with that since 1985, so nothing new by you saying that. It is just the same crap.

      • TheKingJoseph

        wow typical moronic ninty fangirl. Nintendo was pretty much a monopoly during the NES-SNES years. but what I can expect from a doofus who swears allegiance to a company

        • NkoSekirei

          stfu retarded troll go back to ur parent basement and play with ur barbie dolls and kens

          • Justagamer

            You forgot COD and the guy is the type who stays in the basement jerking off too it

        • Mario

          Oh! Sorry! I didn’t know praising the company that brought me into gaming was a bad thing!

        • Cesar Barroso

          yeap, you are right about that.

        • Simon Stevens

          clearly you’ve no respect for the god fathers of the industry, be gone with you bad man

        • Justagamer

          Facepalm! Like the other two will do any better at this point!

    • Justagamer

      R.I.P TheStinkyking You are a disgrace to gaming..and so we give you a big get a yest infection solute!!!!!!!!!! You are that stink and foul..Did we hurt your feelings..Oh wait you say you have none my bad..This is a true awesome game
      Please admit it you love Nintendo but you are to ashamed to admit it.
      Can’t play this on a PS4 or Xbox one..Any questions?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        You get offended easy. Lol. Relax dude. You make things worse by responding with hate comments.

        • Mario

          Nice image though.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That wasn’t the point of what I was getting across. However, yeah, it’s a nice image. Still needs Link on there somewhere, though.

          • Mario

            True.

        • Justagamer

          Oh trust me man i never get offended

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            By how many times you commented on hate comments on this article, I have a hard time buying that, but of course, I digress. Lol. There are people who just genuinely don’t like Nintendo, and can still be fair on how they vocal it in comments. For me, I like Nintendo of the past more than who they are now, but that’s just me.

            Seriously though, let people hate all they want, it’s their choice. Commenting on the obvious trolls only invites them to stick around and continue to ruin good discussions.

          • Justagamer

            True but they bring it on themselfs and really could care less im just a gamer who games But anyways i get my PS4 this fri and got two games to go with it But heck each to their own.I have no problem debate people till they go insane and start making death threat like one poser did and had to be dealt with

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

      Oh look another name calling troll.. Or is this a new name for a banned troll that is so sad in their own life that they have to make up a new user ID just to call people names?

  • MetroidZero

    Wait for the Mario Kart 8 Bundle in Spring 2014…Oooh Boy!

    • Tony

      hope so, better not wait long time to bundle the game because it took almost til the end of Mario Kart wii to be bundled with the original wii console.

      • Cesar Barroso

        why do you think the opposite will happen?

  • Andre R

    if they released i really good pokemon game, then everybody would buy a wii u

    • Tony

      pokemon using game pad rather than the 3ds/2ds i love it

    • Logic

      Just like the 3D renders that were shown quite a while back. I would buy that game ASAP! There is no doubt that millions of people would buy the Wii U.

    • Simon Stevens

      Software sales would suggest so as things stand for x&y

  • AlienFanatic

    I’m sorry, but why post these inflated figures? 40,000 units for the launch of a title is chicken feed when you need millions of sales to really put the system back on the developers’ maps.

    When both the XB1 and PS4 are going to sell out completely at launch, and quite probably remain sold out through early next year, these numbers seem terribly small. Let’s see how a real key title like SM3DW does before breaking out the party hats. If we start to see shortages of the Wii-U, as we have not seen once since launch, perhaps then it’ll be time to break out the party hats.

    • SamusPrime

      Because its nothing of a parade of bad news, which travels fast. So I’ll take a small victory here and there. I go back to the Rare news from yesterday, if it were Retro Studios and ex employes said how poorly Nintendo managed them, it would be the lead story on every gaming site. Then there would be an editorial to go along with it stating how in trouble Nintendo is. Here we have a Microsoft story, and I hear crickets in the gaming community.

    • Simon Stevens

      You’d be surprised, a lot of people won’t upgrade based on games like Knack or current gen titles on the next gen systems

      • Logic

        But they will for games like Killzone and Battlefield 4

        • Simon Stevens

          Battlefield 4 is available on current gen so I doubt it, Killzone looks good though, dunno about you but I’m still having a great time with my ps3 and don’t plan on hanging it out to dry yet, Kingdom hearts 3 might change my mind though

          • Justagamer

            Im getting PS4 for one reason Elder scrolls online

          • Simon Stevens

            Oblivion justified my ps3 purchase, I’m sure that’ll wind up being the same scenario for me

          • Justagamer

            Me too but what is disgusting is a few wackos who are such denial they come and bash people because we like Nintendo but most really like nintendo they are just to ashamed to admit it

          • Simon Stevens

            Your right it is sad, most don’t realize there probably wouldn’t be gaming consoles now if Nintendo weren’t around,

            they paved the way for the technology to go forward, I see my son playing on Mario bros and Sonic lost world with a huge smile on his face, it’s selfish to want Nintendo to fail when they deliver those experiences.

          • Mario

            Personally, I think Nintendo has something Sony and Microsoft don’t have. A true Nintendo experience.

          • greengecko007

            Elder Scrolls Online looks amazing. I wish I could afford to play it.

          • Clel

            It’s on PC too…

          • Justagamer

            yep but i don’t do PC much

          • Jon Turner

            Regarding KH3, there is a good chance it could hit WiiU as well. That SE didn’t rule it out means there’s hope for it.

          • Mario

            Let’s hope so.

          • Jon Turner

            It’s better to have faith instead of giving up.

          • Mario

            Uh huh.

          • Mario

            Ahh.. I just wish Square would port Kingdom hearts 3 to the WiiU. But hey, a man can dream. Right?

          • Simon Stevens

            I hope they do, that would make my year, or at least make us a spin off ^^

          • Logic

            Yes, but people who play Battlefield are aware that current gen versions are just watered down from the actual experience. This can be proved by the 300,000+ orders for Battlefield 4 on the PS4. Back to my original point, there has to be a lot of people upgrading for certain games, because the preorders have run dry.

          • Simon Stevens

            That’s only a minority though, ps3 and 360 are still going strong and still have a large install base, that’s more attractive to 3rd party developers right now so I doubt were going to see many locked down next gen only games anytime soon, I won’t buy these consoles until there is good reason to justify it, if it wasn’t for the ability of being able to play blu ray movies and having backwards compatibility early on, I wouldn’t of upgraded for a good year or 2, right now I still think current gen has too much to offer, I won’t be signing off until I’ve at least played through Tales of Xillia 2

        • Justagamer

          Those games will not get people to want to buy a PS4 or Xbox one and alot of the same games are on Wii U or the other two older consoles

          • Simon Stevens

            Exactly, not at those price points, ps4 is great value but if it hasn’t got games, it’s not worth picking up

          • Logic

            Are you sure about that? Battlefield 4 itself already has 300,000 people pre-ordering it with the PS4. How can you say those games will not make people buy the system? The facts are clearly obvious.

          • Justagamer

            Again they won’t due to price..Most people will not pay 400 or 500 in day and age because of the hard times people are having..People lose their jobs and money is tight and so people will look for a deal and Wii U is the cheapest of the next gen so yes the facts are obvious and as for battlefield i could care less It is a EA game and i Hate EA so i’ll pass on that but like i said People want deals not a 400 or 500 console

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Yet, people paid for a Wii U, which was $350 at the time of release. Come on now dude, have more sense than that. $400 isn’t much when you compare the launch prices. There are plenty of people who can afford an Xbox One and PS4. Besides, people also do layaway to afford these consoles, so people find ways to purchase them despite their lower income. I’m fine with you being a Nintendo fan(as you did admit you will defend them no matter what), but have some common sense at the very least.

          • Justagamer

            Oh i have sense man I am getting a PS4 on friday so im no fanboy Im just a gamer so chill man and go with the flow

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I am chill. Lol. With so many of your comments back at “trolls,” you don’t appear so chill to me. I’m a gamer as well, and do go with the flow. Only if that flow, has what I want of course.

          • Justagamer

            I really could care less but im ready for PS4 on fri and so this is how i see it WII U for first party and PS4 for third party but only for games not on the Wii U but Im not a hater man i stand by how i feel ..I say buy what you want and be happy because im happy with my consoles..The only one i won’t get again is vita..Each to their own i quess but as for chill me i more than chilled man im not one of those loons that cry foul staying to one console but i respect ya man and have no problems with you Im just a gamer who games and as for the troll you have to have a little fun from time to time

          • Logic

            Your ignoring the facts here. Sure people aren’t going to willingly spend 500 bucks in this economic-troubled country, though they are still a minority. People will still buy consoles like the PS4. Here’s a fact about it; it’s practically sold out already. There’s hardly anywhere to pre-order it. Surely that’s enough evidence to convince you that people are buying $400 consoles. As for your EA comment, that’s something I can agree on. DICE makes good games (Battlefield is made by DICE, EA is the publisher), but I agree that EA are just greedy money sucking vampires.

          • Justagamer

            I can agree with you as well man but the Wii U also sold out at the time so that mean nothing wait till march and we can see where they stand and myself i don’t want the ps4 to fail because there are games i want for it

    • Cesar Barroso

      sold out completely though out the year, like the Wii, but at $500 and $400. History says nothing like that.

    • TheKingJoseph

      dude you do you know that facts are not welcomed here? these ninty fangirls live in a delusional world where ps4/x1 will completey fail and the wii u will sell 70 mil+ ahahha

      • Simon Stevens

        Facts are welcome, as are opinions, straight up being a twat for no reason is not, but hey, I pitty you for not having a life outside video games.

        • Guest

          Forget that loser and lets focas on Wii U and 3ds Like im so ready to download the new mario game and really want this too

          • Simon Stevens

            Definately ^^ 3ds is so good right now, I can’t keep up anymore lol still got dragon quest vii coming too, first things first though, it’s Mario time ;)

        • Justagamer

          This would be awesome to have at some point too

          • Simon Stevens

            Don’t tease me, this is better than hentai :D

          • CMB

            I’d rather have a new 3d mario than galaxy

      • Justagamer

        Nice try donny Keep trying trooper

    • Clel

      Because why be real and down-to-earth when you can be flashy and ‘statistical’?

  • jjbredesen

    This is just what happend to the 3DS all aboard the Wii U hype train WUT WUT!

    • Cesar Barroso

      i’ve been waiting patiently for the monster to react. I saw potential on Wii u since its presentation in 2011. In my opinion to much potential to be showed in simple form through tv adds and pictures. Hopefully it comes to fruition.

      • jjbredesen

        I have been waiting to. I sort of predicted this. Nintendo are using the exsact same strategy, with the Wii U as they did with the 3DS. New 3D Mario game came (M3DL) wich is M3DW on Wii U and sales got higher, Zelda remake (OOT 3D) witch is WWHD on Wii U. Then we have MK7, wich is MK8 on Wii U and then there is a New zelda game comming to both systems. and then we have Smash Bros, New super mario bros U and 2 etc.

        And of course we have the price drop. All of this made the 3DS sell so it will of course make the Wii U sell!

        • uPadWatcher

          I can see that pattern happening already.The U already feeling the same impact as their handheld brother… the Nintendo 3DS.

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

        One of them is DEAD!

        • Hipster Victor

          He’s Alive in Spirit :P

        • Simon Stevens

          Still with us to celebrate in spirit though :)

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

          Does it matter in this case, since the artist isn’t gonna take time out of his day to update the image, Captain Obvious?

        • Mario

          Yes. But he lives in our hearts…

      • Justagamer

        That pic is priceless

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    i hope Nintendo sells least 1 Million From now till New Year Eve

    • sharlo galmo

      Right now the wiiu sels like 300k, I think they gonna sell at least 1million.

  • Jared Garcia

    I believe this is good enough. Mario will push hard as the newer trailers showcased more “enlightening” aspects of it in comparison to 3D Land’s. With more top games in the coming year, the positive numbers should rise to the occasion. Of course, X1 and PS4 will need good compelling software to do any serious damage if there isn’t any for the first half of the year.

  • dad da

    that is impressive considering the size of japan

    • Logic

      Size has nothing to do with this.

      • dad da

        im just saying cause japan is not that big

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        It’s not the size that counts, it’s how you use it.

  • Logic

    Good Job Nintendo, you just need to keep up this momentum!

    • Clel

      *pew pew*

      R.I.P. Logic

  • starwars360

    Super Mario 3D World will be SUPER BOOSTS!!!

  • Justagamer

    This is some good news and can only get better

  • GmailIsDown

    weekly gaming hardware sales in Japan last week (11/2/2013) according to vgchartz: 3DS 86,445, PS3 11,619, Xbox 360 252, Wii U 39,943, PS Vita 28,085, Wii 574, PSP 3,455, DS 18.

    40000 units a week is by all means impressive even without considering that it is a struggling platform.

    • Guest

      you do realize those figures are two weeks old…..

  • Carlos Coronado

    Comone Nintendo make a super smash bros bundle and x bundle

  • Sonic the hedgehog

    It has begun….

    • Mario

      Mamma mia!! Sonic! What happened to your face!?

  • QuizmasterBos

    Huh, seems I was proven wrong (in Japan at least). I honestly believed Nintendo wouldn’t sell as many Wii Us as they were hoping to because the Wii U is no Wii.

    And yet they still managed to sell this many consoles for a non-hardcore player Wii U bundle. That’s really good for Nintendo.

    Now let’s see how Super Mario 3D Worlds sells.

    • Simon Stevens

      Like Grannys fudge nuggets I hope

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Japan is one region. Let the rest of the world speak for sales instead of jumping the gun so soon.

    • greengecko007

      True. Some people are reading to much into this article. But this does give fans a bit of hope, and shows that Nintendo at least understands the Japanese target audience.

      • Jon

        I think it is more the fact that the Wii U was horrible for sales in Japan and then here we have a huge spike. Whether it is the start of a strong momentum, only time will tell.

      • Rinslowe

        I disagree. I doubt that there’s anyone looking at this information on it’s own…
        When taking the last entire quarter (ending Sep 28th) into account and the up-ward trend which started with Pikmin 3, followed by WWHD in the last 6 weeks then it should be fair to say sales are looking up.
        With SM3DW just around the corner and a bunch of new bundles ready for the holiday season, could you really say – “Wii U will start slowing down”?

        At least I can’t see that happening… It does look a lot like the opposite.
        (Not basing on what if’s, but what was recently)

        And agree, on Ninty understanding their home turf…

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          If they don’t understand their own home turf, that could affect some games from being localized. Speaking of localization…..I’m still waiting on a Mother compilation. :D

          • Rinslowe

            I think until now, they kinda were hot and cold at home….
            Some success with MH3U + NSMBU and even Pikmin, W101 and WW HD kinda sold averagely there… Strange huh.
            I wouldn’t have thought Wii Party U could spur on a +36,000 unit increase in one week but Japan’s psychology has always eluded me… lol

          • oontz

            It’s clearly the bundle itself. 3 games and a wiimote plus for the same cost of a deluxe. That’s a great deal.

          • Rinslowe

            Lol, everything is clear in hindsight. My reference to Daniel was made as an opinion of before the news hit.
            After the news became public knowledge it became obvious people were holding out for the bundle and Wii Party U.

            Many people including myself would have expected a competitive bundle to stimulate sales as Japan sorely needed it. But what the deal is here is in just how popular it turned out to be…

            And you’re not wrong, “that is certainly a great deal”.
            :)

        • greengecko007

          There are a lot of people in this comment section that are already assuming the Wii Party U bundle will have a similar affect everywhere it’s released. These are the people that I think are reading too much into this article. While that would be great, I think that the massive increase in console sales is because it happens to be Japan, the country that is famous for quirky game shows and karaoke.

          • Jon

            I am actually doubting that Wii Party U was the major variable in the equation here but more the fact that Wii Fit U has been released. Yeah it could have helped as people maybe bought that bundle to get the Wii U but I think Wii Fit is the bigger factor here. It was pretty big in Japan.

          • Rinslowe

            If looking at just Wii Party U (as in the stand alone title) then I totally agree. I can’t see it doing as well as Japan in say Aus or NZ for eg…
            But I have a feeling it may do ok in the UK. US not so sure…

            Overall though Wii U is looking at maintaining recent sales improvements. I think SM3DW is going to prove to be universally successful.
            I had a discussion about this with another poster as he provided pre-orders only around 40,000. But after giving it more thought I realised, with the exception of AC3 and Blops 2 all other Wii u games I had downloaded… Wii U being very accessible in that regard. With SM3DW I can see a very large proportion of Wii U owners going for the digital download, as the title is only just sitting on 4GB? That’s nothing really…

            Edit:
            Looks as though the title weighs in at a ultra modest 1.6 – 1.8GB. That is pretty impressive, from seeing the game in action. I wonder if their friends in Shin’en shared some their famous compression techniques.
            This is going to murder it in digital downloads…

  • Hipster Victor

    Its funny really. All those so called “hard-core gamers” think this game will never sell. Look what happening now. Gonna be a good time for the wii u

  • greengecko007

    Great news for Nintendo. This shows that Nintendo may actually know what target audience they are selling to.

  • Andreas Sunde

    Guys. I knew this place doesn’t have the highest standards, but you had this exact story three days ago. Are you really this desperate?

    http://wiiudaily.com/2013/11/wii-party-u-japanese-sales/

    • Hezkore

      I was thinking the same thing…

    • Rinslowe

      I don’t think that’s entirely a fair statement; The story was covered a few days ago sure…

      But perhaps there was just a small lapse in communication as they were both published by different people??

      Not sure how desperate found it’s way in there TBH?

      • oontz

        “Not sure how desperate found it’s way in there”

        Because they receive ad revenue from page clicks.

        • Rinslowe

          “Because they receive ad revenue from page clicks.”

          Nothing anybody hasn’t heard before… Typical blsht…
          Even if it were true, in this case it probably isn’t.
          And, so that you don’t feel the need to reply with more of the same, “blsht” refers to Wii U Daily purposefully publishing similar articles just for clicks… We all know about ad revenue, lol.

          • oontz

            “Even if it were true, in this case it probably isn’t.”

            Sorry when a news website posts the exact same story from 4 days prior… it’s ad click bait. wiiudaily knows the fanboys will eat it up and trollers will come out to play. Funny enough the original article (below) contained better info, in that it actually included the figures for comparison and original article link. If it wasn’t intentionally… it makes it even worse. Since it suggests the writers on this site aren’t even aware of what news content has or hasn’t been posted already. LOL

            http://wiiudaily.com/2013/11/wii-party-u-japanese-sales/

          • Rinslowe

            The apology goes to you. Who has apparently forgotten that just because you say something, doesn’t necessarily make it true…

            Truth be told, good news or bad news or anything with Wii U in it these days gets attention… I find the notion that Wii U Daily needed to repeat an article twice “just for ad revenue” as haha stupid as it gets, considering this fact…

          • oontz

            So please enlighten us all mighty Rinslowe. Why would a news site post the same article 3 days apart?

          • Rinslowe

            Well equally all mighty of smite’y,

            I believe I already did that… Check the original reply, lol.
            (@ Andreas Sunde)
            :)

            At the end of the day, unless you can get say “Ashley King” or “John Kinsley” to admit to that. Then your presumptions are pretty baseless IMO.
            Not counting the fact that you’re almost certainly mistaken. They could literally make something up about Wii U and it would get people tuning in…

          • oontz

            So now it’s a fact that I am certainly mistaken. Oh wise one. Please enlighten us with you vast wisdom. So others speculate and you flame them but you’re allowed to state something as fact when you also don’t know? You are an idiot. Not to mention that I gave the exact same reason as you in a previous post and you flamed me for it. At least take the time to read a post before spewing verbal diarea all over the comment section… And an extra thanks for all the downvotes . Cheers

          • Rinslowe

            Lets drop the condescending crap dude. Why don’t you simply prove that the article was just for clicks only as you implied, instead.

            Calling people an “idiot” seems your preferred weapon of choice.

            And I’m not the one down voting you…

            Your entire angle and verbally abusive attitude makes you a dubious fellow to be involved with. I wonder what kinds of people would call you friend?

            Perplexing.

          • oontz

            Wow, I’m the one being condescending??

            condescending: adjective
            1.having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.

            Maybe go back and re-read YOUR replies to not just me but other posters as well. Almost all of your posts/replies on wiiudaily and ps4daily have been condescending, you wanker.

          • Rinslowe

            Perhaps you should do the same for your’s as well mate…

            Seeing as though I have, I would say I’m a regular boy scout in comparison to the way you periodically belittle people online.
            How many times have you called someone an idiot, simply because you do not agree with them?

            Just about 100% of all your posts have been confrontational.
            So go ahead and say what you need to. It just proves your quality.

          • oontz

            Says the person who chose to follow my discuss profile just to be confrontational with me and flame my posts. Yep a regular boy scout you are indeed. How’s the view from up there?

          • Rinslowe

            That just sounds like more conspiracy theories to me, pal. You’re on a roll today.
            I also note how you haven’t defended my comment. It’s quite telling. Anyone could sift through your chat history to see the truth in what I am saying.
            I’m not hiding behind the fact I checked it out. Of course I did…. I wanted to see if this was your usual stance on things and I was right…

            Again, say what you feel you gotta say.

          • oontz

            LOL, yeah you see discuss sends you an email when someone chooses to follow your profile. Just like the one I received 20 hours ago stating that Rinslowe was now following my profile. But yeah its just a big conspiracy. I can’t even believe you just blatantly denied that.
            http://postimg.org/image/l7alfgnz3/

          • Rinslowe

            Lol I clicked onto your pic to view your comments and it was a mistake by hitting the follow icon. Which I immediately un-followed., lol.

            Just so you are not mistaken, I have not and never have had, any intention of following your profile, following you or anything to that effect.

          • oontz

            There you go being condescending again.

          • Rinslowe

            True, but you are well deserving of it.

            And I did originally say “lets”… Just so you know, I thought I should word it in that way to accept that I too had been confrontational with you in this thread. But typically it went right over your head…

            Again, keep adding to it if you feel you have to…

          • oontz

            “True, but you’re well deserving of it.”

            Does the same go for the other posts/replies you make on other gaming sites as well… Where you are constantly calling bullshit on what people type…? Are those posters also “deserving of it”?

            Even when Daniel agreed with me above you jumped all over him for doing so.

          • Rinslowe

            Trying as hard as you can to discredit my character, does not take the attention away from yours.

          • Rinslowe

            Is that how you see it? It was asking a fair question with as much detail as possible. And if the guy insists on taking the whole thing out of context then I have no issues with asserting the facts.

            “Even when Daniel agreed with me above you jumped all over him for doing so.”

            That’s not what happened at all…

          • oontz

            “That’s not what happened at all…”

            If that’s the case you wouldn’t have edited your post ;) regardless It’s all good, it’s been fun. Cheers

          • Rinslowe

            That would be conspiracy theory no’ 3 today… Lol, but seriously:

            I reserve the right to change any comment according to how I see it. Sometimes we type things that in hindsight (as in this entire topic) which does not resonate well with the message we are trying to put across. So I again, have no problems in saying from time to time I can and will change my comments. Perhaps I was being too harsh first off for eg. to someone I felt in the end did not deserve it.

            I changed only this to @ Daniel Gonzalez’s reply; “What are you doing?” and this is enough for you to have a go? Nothing else was altered. Only the part I felt was out of place for the message being communicated…
            Whereas I have absolutely cut things from our discussion as it looked to me more so like noise than anything else. What is left is the only important message needing to be made to you.

            “If that’s the case you wouldn’t have edited your post ;) regardless It’s all good, it’s been fun. Cheers”

            The pleasure has been all yours as you leave a sour taste on the mouth… ( or the keyboard more specifically)

            I doubt this is the last time I call blsht on one of your comments, until next time…

            Adieu
            :)

          • oontz

            Lol, it’s not a conspiracy theory… you may want to check out the definition of the term since it doesn’t apply to our on-going debate. Unless you think I see you as a some sort of covert but influential organization of wiiudaily or the Internet in general. Actually none of the so called “conspiracy theories” as you have called them fall under that literal definition.

            it MAY however just be a coincidence that as soon as I used your post/reply to Daniel as an example you felt the need to edit what you said… and editing out “What are you doing?” does change the overall tone of your post. In written text even one sentence can greatly change the tone of your response.

            Not to say that no-one should be denied the freedom to change any of their posts. It’s your post, change and edit as you see fit. But theres no point pretending that you probably would not have not changed it… IF I hadn’t used it as an example, right?

            Oh no, that maybe conspiracy theory number 4 ;)

            I am sure you took pleasure in this experience as much as I, people don’t tend to apply themselves this much unless they have something to gain or enjoy what they are doing.

            I do however look forward to next time, till then.

            Cheers.

          • Rinslowe

            “it MAY however just be a coincidence that as soon as I used your post/reply to Daniel as an example you felt the need to edit what you said… and editing out “What are you doing?” does change the overall tone of your post.

            It’s not that simple, it did make me re-read my original reply to the other poster and it was at that point I realised that small phrase was not in line with the rest of the point being made and could have been easily misunderstood… Therefore I removed it.

            “In written text even one sentence can greatly change the tone of your response.”

            Exactly, hence the fact most posts are now more in line with the message I am communicating to you…

            “I am sure you took pleasure in this experience as much as I”

            No….just simply no.. My original statement still stands…

            Next time…
            :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’d have to say to increase revenue to their site. I don’t blame them. It’s a common practice. If it wasn’t for the money, they wouldn’t need ads on the website.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Actually, it’s not conspiracy. Lol. That’s common practice, and a lot of sites do that, so this one is no different. If this wasn’t about money for them, then they wouldn’t need ads. Most aren’t going to complain about it, because they aren’t interested in knowing that small truth about ad revenue. Be as it may, oontz is right on this one, it’s click bait. Like I said, I don’t blame them for doing it, who doesn’t? It’s wrong to take advantage of people to get more money through ads, but people for the most part don’t really care or don’t think enough about it.

          • Rinslowe

            Daniel,

            Are you agreeing with a guy who is saying that Wii U Daily posted two almost identical articles just for clicks?
            Because that is the comment made by your pal here…

            Lets not take this out of context, we all know about ad revenue as I mentioned. No-one is debating that revenue is made in this way. That is not the pertinent topic.

            Is it…

            Again NO-ONE is debating the existence of “Ad Revenue”, or that this article is somehow exempt from that.
            What I am debating is that this article is solely for that reason. I don’t think it was TBH. I believe it was an honest mistake…

            Ultimately this entire posting of this subject was for what?
            And yeah, if you believe the article as your pal implied “just for clicks” then that’s more a conspiracy theory than fact, mate.

          • oontz

            As I clearly said above…

            “If it wasn’t intentionally… it makes it even worse. Since it suggests the writers on this site aren’t even aware of what news content has or hasn’t been posted already”

            Thanks though for actually reading my post before flaming me.

          • Rinslowe

            Actually it was this;

            “”Not sure how desperate found it’s way in there”

            Because they receive ad revenue from page clicks.”

            The rest went down hill from there…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            RInslowe,

            That is a common practice over the internet with websites. They all want as much revenue as possible. If it means repeating articles and making them appear to be today’s news, then they will surely do it. WiiUDaily is no different.

            Was it a mistake? Perhaps. However, I find that hard to believe since uploaders on this site should know what news has been posted and if they honestly didn’t know, then that is a poor lack of communication, which is no fault but their own. Lol.

            You can believe it was an honest mistake, you’re entitled to your opinion and I’m fine with that. However, it’s not a conspiracy, it’s a reality of the situation.

            “Ultimately this entire posting of this subject was for what?
            And yeah, if you believe the article as your pal implied “just for clicks” then that’s more a conspiracy theory than fact, mate.”

            I think you’re defending the site a bit much. Lol. Like I said, it’s common practice and that’s something you can’t deny, but you’re more than welcomed to ignore it if you’d like. I’m not trying to insult you here, but I don’t think you have a firm grasp on how websites operate in terms of ad revenue. More than likely, this was done purposely than an honest mistake. I’ve seen this done far too many times on other websites and even on youtube. Lol.

            That’s about as far as I’ll go with this as I don’t want to cause some crazy argument over it. See you on the next post.

          • Rinslowe

            “That is a common practice over the internet with websites.”

            You obviously missed the part where I practically spray painted it on the screen!!!

            “Was it a mistake? Perhaps.”

            “if they honestly didn’t know, then that is a poor lack of communication, which is no fault but their own. Lol.”

            True, but these things do happen. Considering this is not a common occurrence @ Wii U Daily (double posting). I will give them the benefit of the doubt! Perhaps others should have as well…

            “I think you’re defending the site a bit much. Lol.”

            Actually I don’t think so… It’s all here in this thread and plain to see, that perhaps it was people like Oontz and yourself specifically who has maybe defended the generalised perception a little too much, lol.

            Again, where’s the benefit of the doubt and Daniel, I never said they weren’t going to use ad’s in this article. That is not what I was defending. Better to stay in context of the actual discussion and not be carried along by the argument.

            ” it’s not a conspiracy”

            Sometimes I wonder if the things we write today are taken a little too literally (And I’m including myself in this as well). I never really implied “conspiracy”, lol. That was how to say? Well tbh, that was just a condescending statement to a guy who deserved it.

            I don’t have beef with you… Sorry you were further dragged into it…

  • Rinslowe

    Seriously, advertising and bundles is a great way to go. But where Nintendo are finally starting to shape up is in releasing those critical titles consistently…
    I know a lot of peeps said Wii Party U and Wii Fit U don’t fit into that category, but not every region has Western tastes… And not every Western gamer wants FPS’ and RPG’s (although many do)…

    Looking at whats coming up;

    SM3DW
    DK TF
    Smash
    Kart
    X
    Bayonetta 2
    *Watch Dogs

    So far confirmed… incl those bundles…
    I think Ninty are on a climb back to business as usual.

    So long as those remaining titles release on time…

    • sharlo galmo

      You forgot, fire emblem x smt,yarn yoshi,fast racing neo, project cars, and the three unannounced game.2014 is gonna be epic for Nintendo.

      • Rinslowe

        Very True…

  • Michael Ocampo

    It says New Super Mario Bros. U in the article but shows Nintendo Land in the picture… anyways. WOOOOOOOOO!!!!! GO NINTENDO!! KEEP IT UP!!!

    • Rob’s Gameroom

      That’s what I thought at first, but they’re actually different bundles, I think. The Japanese that increased sales in Japan is the one described (deluxe model with NSMBU and Wii Party U). The one pictured is a different Wii Party U bundle for a different market (a basic set with Wii Party and Nintendo Land).

  • JohnnyKnoxville

    impressive!

  • Nintendude

    It’s been a while since I’ve checked Wii U Daily’s comment section. Let’s see how it is.
    *sees trolls everywhere*
    Yup. Still the same.

  • oontz

    Let’s put it into perspective… Japan’s Population (as of last year) was 127,600,000 people and this bundle sold *almost* 39,000. Sure it increased sales which is great… but let’s try not to sensationalize it. It is in NO WAY flying off the shelves.

    • Rinslowe

      This put things further out of perspective IMO. I know you pride yourself on having a certain level of proficiency in statistical acumen. So why not try exercising it?

      It’s put into perspective on the fact that the comparison is rightly made between week by week sales of the Wii U.
      And in that “context” it is relevant as such an increase of +1000% is worth noting. Combine that with last quarters overall performance and including reports of the last 6 weeks and that is an even more relevant perspective. Wii U sales are not flying off the shelves, but they are consistently improving with each new title, month by month. This is fact.

      Showing a contrast of Japans population in comparison to Wii U sales is not directly informative of any specific information. Perhaps other than saying there are many more potential sales out there, lol.

      And frankly I find your argument out of place in a thread where there is no-one that I can see, unrealistically touting this rather positive phenomenon as the indisputable success of the Wii U overall.
      Let the fans celebrate what is rightly a positive change in Wii U sales…

  • Kostas

    Quick mathematics lesson – a 15x increase is 1400%, not 1500%.

    • Stoenk

      alternatively they could say it increased to 1500% of last weeks sales

      • Kostas

        Indeed.

    • Kostas

      Being voted down for pointing out a blatant error in the article is a bit rough. It’s a glaring factual error. As Stoenk points out correctly below, that is 1500% of last weeks sales (a clumsy way of expressing sales data), not a 1500% increase. People tend to forget a 100% increase is a two-fold increase – a ‘doubling’.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    today I was at Target and they had Call Of Duty Ghost for 360 PS3 PC and PS4! (which isn’t even out yet) all lined up next to each other…. but no Wii U version?… wow

    • JAYCEE989

      Most stores aren’t getting Wii U games and if they do its 1 or 2 copies (Hardware sales are to blame), I went to a midnight launch for Ghosts on Wii U and only me and another guy got this copy, the manager said there just isn’t a huge demand for Wii U 3rd party games right now so they only order what people pre-order. First party on the other hand sells off shelves like hot lotto tickets (Super Mario 3D World) and if you dont pre-order be prepared to either show up early release day or check the eShop cause they’re hard to keep in stock.

    • Quicksilver88

      Actually I was at best buy and they has plenty of stock and the local Walmart the other day had an entire case with WiiU including every new release…it was nice to see.

  • Marius Valasinas

    Finally Japs are buying their own product. LOL

  • Martin S

    I am so close to getting a Wii U for my household for Xmas. I was going to get a PS4 will wait due to lack of titles for younger player till probably the middle of next year & it’s going to cost £400 with the only family friendly game atm (Knack). I already have a Dsi, Ps3 & Vita in the house. My laptop can run older games but is not a powerhouse by any means.

    Atm Wii U comes in at about £240 with Mario & Luigi U then I could top that up with Zelda WWHD, Mario World 3d & Pikmon 3 for a great Xmas package and tbh I would enjoy all those games. The 2nd hand Wii games from eBay and the like could be cool as we never had a Wii and missed the Zeldas and Mario galaxy. The only thing holding me back from getting the Wii U atm is the lack of support from 3rd party developers but I can still see my kids (& me) really enjoying what is currently out. The other big draw is being able to play on the gamepad as I considered a 3ds for my eldest but that would be great when I want to watch the tv

    I have been a console gamer since the Sega master system and have owned pretty much every system that was worthwhile since although I always went PS over Xbox & I love playing multiplayer games with the kids as well as a bit of after they have gone to bed gaming on more mature titles.

    Any thoughts on what you would do in my shoes?

    • oregano

      I would recommend the Wii U. I’m curious which 3rd party games you are interested in because most titles for the next couple seasons will be on Wii U or your PS3.

      • Martin S

        Hi Oregano,

        Thanks for taking the time to reply. Need for Speed Rivals was tbh the game I had in mind but as you mention it will be on PS3. I notice this is carrying a 12 cert so it may not be suitable anyway. NFS Most Wanted has seen loads of play time. I suppose running the PS3 & Wii U side by side would give pretty much every great game for a good while. I have loads of PS Plus games that I have not even started yet & foolishly thought the Vita would allow remote play of all PS3 titles when I had it as it was touted as something that was going to happen. Instead it never took off being saved for the PS4 which as I read this morning one game already is not going to have this feature. The Wii U as far as I can tell lets all games go to the gamepad.

        Also regarding older Wii games I can see 6 or 7 games I would get over time being the 2 zelda, 2 mario galaxy, Mario bros wii, mario kart, sonic colours and maybe donkey kong country for starters. That with the solid Wii U titles heading up to Xmas will keep me going for some time no doubt .

        • oregano

          You can add Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story if you like rpgs. And all virtual console games that are on the original Wii are available on Wii U in “WiiMode”. Yes most games can use off tv play. Its the best feature you never knew you wanted. Great browser as well. But don’t get me wrong, I want a PS4. The value just isn’t there yet for me.

          • Martin S

            I never knew you could use the Wii virtual console too. That is a real bonus. I am going to have a chat with the other half later and get some kit on order as I notice the Pro controller is a lot cheaper if I take the time to get it from HK. I am thinking the pro controller a motion plus wiimote with nunchuck should cover all the bits and bobs I need as the deluxe comes with a sensor bar. and allow us a bit of multiplayer Mario on Xmas day.

          • Quicksilver88

            I have had WiiU since Jan and finally it is really worth owning. The 3rd party support this xmas is actually better than the doubters said it wouod be with great family friendly games like Rayman (really fun multiplayer), Spyro Swapforce, sonic, disney infinity, and Scribblenauts Unmasked. Add to that heavy hitters like AC4, COD Ghosts, and Batman AO and the lineup is good. Plus most of last years games are now in the budget bins as I have recently pocked up COD BO2, Batman AC, and AC3 all for less than $20 each. If U need a WiiMote look for the WiiU Party as it comes with a WiiMote and the game for less than the controller itself if U find it on sale. IMO the gamepad is awesome both for second screen and offTv play. Not having owned a Wii is an added plus because there were many good games that where unheralded and really good family games as well. You won’t be let down as next year has as great lineup so expect qualitu games every month.

  • InterTreble

    Where is the news? When software is out, the hardware sells. It has been ALWAYS in this way. It will be so also for PS4 and Xbox One. It’s just a matter of days: 3-4 milions at D1 and Christmas (fanboys and early adopters) and then no sales for the rest of the year, waiting for new real next -gen games (gamers who know what they buy). Haters pretend to forget this basic principle just because Wii U is Nintendo’s.

    • JAYCEE989

      True last Holiday Wii U launched and sold over 300,000 consoles in the first week, but there was no software to keep up the sales so we all saw numbers skyrocket to hell. Now that Nintendo is putting out more software this Holiday, which honestly should have been done sooner we will see the Wii U rise in sales dramatically. Ps4/Xbox1 Have great launch titles but we wont see much software released well into Q1 2014. I want to see all consoles do well but lets be honest we all want to see Nintendo back on top like the good ole days, at least I do lol.

  • Merrfn

    25 hundred in a week? I knew the Wii U was doing bad, but I didn’t know it was going THAT bad. Hopefully 37k units a week is a number that will not decline, but grow.

    • Justagamer

      It already has they sold 100 wii u today at gamestop

      • oontz

        100 units? or 100k?

        • Justagamer

          They 100 in the store for the day and that is awesome where i live and so..Nuff said

        • oontz

          LOL, 3 down votes for asking for clarification. Wiiudaily you so crazy!

      • Merrfn

        100? OR 100 thousand?

        • Justagamer

          199 in the store i go to ..No gamestop store is going to sell 100 thousand in one store

  • Marcos Parreira

    I hope Nintendo gets a lot of those bundles when PS4 and X1 get released. It should get some commercials to explain the difference between Wii and WiiU too.
    Right now, the console won’t sell that much because people are waiting to see what Sony and Microsoft will bring, but as soon as their consoles launch, our Wii U will rise above.

  • Huxley Tanner

    Wiiii U!

  • Ziggy

    42090 (this week) / 1500 * 100 =2806 (last week). as per vgchartz as the gamespot article that this was blatantly ripped off from is a little inaccurate as it sates 38802 wii u sold this week, compared with 2598 last week. Either way compared with xbox 360 in USA (72,520) and PS3 (45,931) last week compared with wii u (20,247). The article oversimplifies the real data

    • Andrew Longo

      this is why nobody likes nerds

  • Laquandra Washpon

    LOLs all up in this

  • capitalism1023

    Looking good all around the globe going into the holiday season. Super Mario 3D world will sell like hotcakes and all the new bundles will definitely push some systems as well. Couple that with Wii Party U, Windwaker HD, Wii Sports Club, and Wii Fit U and the holidays are looking pretty good for Nintendo.

  • Martin S

    Just ordered this http://www.play.com/stores/ShopTo/listing/884882390 through Top Cashback I should pay around high £180’s. That’s Xmas sorted then! At that price with the Mario bundle it was too good to resist & I will look for some good deals on Zelda, Mario World & Pikmon 3 for now as that’s plenty of gaming for while.

    Ok next question. 3rd party Wiimotes and Nunchuck or get the Party game with Official Wiimote but then do I need official nunchuck for the Wii games?

    • Jelle Knibbe

      NEVER use 3rd party controllers. Period.

      • Martin S

        I hear you and I will take your advice, I will get the party game with the Wiimote and get an official Nunchuck and that should do the job for now…

  • Kris

    I would like to see a bundle with Zombie U and New Super Mario or Zelda.

    • Martin S

      I have seen Zombie U for £7 pre-owned so I think that will be worth a dabble

  • Graham Gillman

    More like 1600% percent. Do math Mr. Kinsley.

  • Gust

    I wonder if this will be enough for people to stop bashing on the console

  • Martin S

    My Wii U will be here in about 45 mins! Got to get some work done then so tonight will be fun as the kids don’t know I have got one. Glad I dodged the PS4 bullet with Knack getting at best mediocre reviews. I will no doubt get a PS4 but probably this time next year when they have a bit more content available….

  • GmailIsDown

    nintendo is a japanese company and i’d think japan is the most important for them. xbox 360 has been hugely successful in western markets but it has been selling like turd in japan. it does not mean it is not successful.

  • Mario

    What’s your problem with Japaneses man?

  • oontz

    “i’d think japan is the most important for them”

    North America is the largest video game market.