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Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have outsold the Wii U in the UK

Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have surpassed Wii U lifetime sales in the UK, with the PlayStation 4 achieving that in just 48 hours.

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Over the weekend the PlayStation 4 launched in the UK, selling 250,000 consoles within a 48 hour period. That made it the best-selling console in the region, dethroning the record the PSP held since 2005. The Xbox One hasn’t done nearly as well as the PlayStation 4 with its launch, but they both have one thing in common.

Both new consoles have outsold a year’s worth of Wii U sales in the UK. The Xbox One surpassed 170k sold, beating out the 150k Wii U units that have been sold in a year to date in the region. This sort of numbers makes us better understand why retailers like Asda were dropping the Wii U from shelves in the region.

Nintendo’s sales in the UK have been less than stellar and that’s something the company has acknowledged with numerous game promotions for both the Wii U and the 3DS. Hopefully once everything calms down after this shopping season, Nintendo will be able to focus and get sales up for the UK.

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  • Darkgoat

    I live in the UK and I have seen one advert for the Wii U since launch and have seen nothing but PS4 and Xbone in the past 2 weeks.
    Not surprised.

    • jjbredesen

      True there has been no Wii u ads here in Norway either…

      All i see when i turn on the TV is PS4 and Xbox One ads, Nintendo must get more ads out there. They need to get COD ghosts and other 3rd pary Wii U ads out to get the so called “Hardcore” gamers to jump onboard aswell as the casual gamers.

      • DragonSilths

        The “HarDCoReZ” want to pay for online. They have made that clear. Free online with COD on Wii U or PC? NO WE WANT TO WASTE $60 a year to play with out friends.

        • RyuNoHadouken

          yeah, so we can have a vastly superior online infrastructure, more servers and stability….crybaby

          • DragonSilths

            Oh is that so? How is playing online on PC not a superior infrastructure? And servers and stability. And yet that’s free? And yeah the Wii U has a crappy online…that’s why EA wanted it so bad right? You need to just stfu honestly. Wii U has more stability then Xbox One and PS4, it had a year of updates to improve it. PS4 and Xbox One dies on a fair amount of people. Hell the Xbox One does NOTHING until you update it that 1 time. Its a $500 brick till then. The only thing that Xbox and PlayStation has that’s “Superior” is Party Chat and nothing else. As for Servers…that comes to do GAMES INDIVIDUALLY. Not the system.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            wrong…MP on PC is so wack because of all the cheating and mods and EA didnt want Nintendo’s “online”, they wanted to be able to implement their crappy Origin software on it…get your facts straight….and servers are not entirely based on “Games individually”…2K uses their own servers, as well as EA, but most other games are supported by MS and Sonys own servers, with MS being superior in that category by having more than 300,000 servers always online…My PS4 AND XBOne have yet to “die” on me during any game ive played so far(killzone, warframe, blacklight retribution,2k14, Ghosts, Killer Instinct, Ryse and DR3)…i only have a Wii U for exclusives and, so far, they have been seriously lacking.

          • DragonSilths

            Without breaking NDA I can only say EA wanted the “Nintendo Network to be absorbed into Origin.” That’s all I will say and good day sir.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            good day to you as well

          • ScrewAttack

            ^Talks big game, but doesn’t know the difference between modding servers and actual cheating.

            And get YOUR facts straight- EA helped BUILD the Nintendo Network. They wanted to ABSORB it into Origin as a part of their network.

            Terrible troll, 2/10

          • RyuNoHadouken

            LIES!!!! they talked about it, but Nintendo nixed that idea because they didnt want Origin being built in.

          • ScrewAttack

            Right and wrong. They DID help build it, and they DID want to absorb it, and that’s where the relationship soured because Nintendo said gtfo.

            Jesus christ, trying reading up on a topic before arguing about it.

          • RyuNoHadouken
          • ScrewAttack

            You’re going to have to find a guy that doesn’t contradict himself in his following posts. Also, he gives no evidence. Now the story I’m backing comes from neogaf and has a lengthy thread with sources….but (yeah I know I know) I’m a little too busy right now to go chase the link down for you. I’m supposed to be writing a lab report :p

          • RyuNoHadouken

            write that report!!

          • ScrewAttack

            lol I am I swear! Ten pages of approx twenty…..I hate referencing theory.

          • ScrewAttack

            FYI, pretty sure party chat is broken on xbox live for Xbone- won’t be working again for 6-12 months apparently.

          • DragonSilths

            What? where did you hear this?

          • ScrewAttack

            Another gaf thread iirc. Will link when I get home this evening.

      • snooklet

        Agreed. I hate COD, but Nintendo needs to remind people that they have it too.

      • Alexander Kleinwechter

        Here in sweden i havent seen a single ad of a video or console in the past 5 months lol weird!

      • harelsen

        that is not really true, i saw a wii u ad on tv3 for nokon dagar sidan.

        • jjbredesen

          Ja men dei reklamane er ikkje gode, vi trenger gode reklamar som faktisk vil få folk til å kjøpe den…

      • RyuNoHadouken

        no one wants to play Ghosts on Wii U when theres only like 20 people in a lobby at all times

    • Jerry Garcia

      The only time I have ever seen Wii U television ads are on my children’s tv commercials.

      Disney Jr, and occasionally Nickelodeon channels will throw one in there. But even then, it’s an ad for the 3ds…

      So frustrating…

      • AkaLink77

        Hopfully Nintendo can ad to other audiences besides kids (the stereotypical troll argument) in 2014 because they said 2014 will be the year for “Core Gamers”.

        • Gameonfool

          does not help you when all wii u adverts are aimed at kids or family’s when declaring that its not a kids box

          • AkaLink77

            Thats kinda my point. -_-
            and for nintendo to turn that around in 2014

        • Mj78

          It is not a troll thing to say about the ‘kids’ thing with the wii u it is a fact. Zombii u hardly shifted any copies yet it is one of the best games on the system – it didn’t sell because it did not appeal to the Nintendo audience of kids. I bought it but there are too many games that are for kids. I mean karaoke U? Get real. The wii u is dead in the water

          • Dave May

            how didnt it sell units? i bought my wiiu with zombiu and it was the game i was most psyched to play, not only that i think it was one in 5 wiiu purchaces were purchaced witn zombiu. the didnt perform well because the wiiu didnt perform well, its not realistic to think that everyone with the wiiu is going to buy 3 copies of this game

        • harelsen

          sony’s president Yoshida said he got a wii u for his son and they are playing mario 3d land together!

          • AkaLink77

            hopefully he can get it for his teenage son and get him a more mature game…come 2014

      • rp17

        Really I haven’t seen an PS4 commercial in forever and I have only seen a few Xbone commercials. I have seen many Wii U commercials… especially on Disney. EVERY commercial break on Disney there is a Wii U commercial with 3D World. But Nintendo really needs to advertise on other channels.

        • DragonSilths

          For me I see 1 PS4 commercial every few days. 1 Wii U commercial every day. And like 5 Xbox One commercials each day lol. Always that stupid Forza commercial.

          • rp17

            That Forza commercial… is that the only game on Xbox One? That’s the only thing they advertise other than TV and Netflix

          • Zach Cruz

            I’ve been seeing a lot of Ryse commercials, Cod, Forza, NFL, just a lot of of Xbox One commercials and PS4 that one catchy commercial with the two dudes decking it out singing to each other. The WII U has yet to have any great advertisements… I really hope Nintendo can launch a darker more adult game rated M to show adults that this system isnt just for their kids.

      • DragonSilths

        I see a few Wii U commercials every day. But they are rather painful to watch.

      • Petri

        Only Wii U ads I have seen, has been as side product on Disney Infinity and Skylanders Swapforce ads.
        Gamepad showed for like 2 seconds.

    • AkaLink77

      It’s practically cuz PS4 and Xbox One marketed each other. XBox One was marketed cuz the complete outrage of the DRM,spying,TV,used game policies etc. it completely blew up the internet!! Then everyone went to PS4 as a result of Microsofts XB1 reveal. Then finally MS changed their policies and some people went back. Then the flame wars started. Hardly no one talked about the Wii U at the time.
      Not only can things be advertised with public ads but also with internet, hype and outrage…

    • CEObrainz

      I’ve seen a fair few adverts for the Wii U, but mostly for the 3DS. Nintendo have a lot of work to do if they want more people to buy the Wii U over here, for now it simply isn’t the most attractive option.

    • Monty Mont

      These are the commercials that made Nintendo famous. This is how is needs to be done to get the word out….remember this was for a “kids” game…one of my favorite of all time too…

      • Shigeru Miyamoto

        you see… This is exactly what Nintendo’s problem is now a days…. they’ve turned bitch. They use to make such cool commercials and now?… nothing! little innocent looking kids dancing around with smiling parents. LAME CRAP

    • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

      Same story for WiiU vs PS4 in the Netherlands. Tons of commercials for PS4 and PS Vita. One for Wii U and quite a bit for 3DS as well. None for XOne though, it’s not available in the Netherlands we gotta get one from either UK, Germany or France assuming we want to that is.

      • YogiGRB

        yup, annoying isn’t it .

    • Adrian Brown

      same here in Latin America. I’m sick of the PS4 ads, but I haven’t seen any for the Wii U yet.

      • Donaald

        Yo suelo verlos en las mañanas en Cartoon Network.

        • Adrian Brown

          en CN generalmente se ven de 3DS, pero en Warner y otros canales se ven solo de PS4 y XBox, nada de Wii U

    • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

      Im guessing you don’t have children? All the kids at my son’s primary school know what the Wii U is. Nintendo have been advertising a fair bit on the Sky kids channels.

    • harelsen

      remember comrades! this is not a competition! the game cube was a major failure for nintendo if you compare it with the ps2. then as long as nintendo is making money. it doesn’t matter what sony and microsoft does.

  • NintenScience

    That is sad to hear… :(

    • NintenScience

      Mr. Downvote?

  • Jan

    Sadness -__-

  • Petri

    This does not bother me one bit.
    Pretty dumb to get worked up by one countrys sales.

  • AkaLink77

    Being a Nintendo fan sucks…Nothing but trolls and bad news… When will we ever hear some good news!? ;`(

    • SamusPrime

      Sadly, you never will. Nintendo is not liked by the rest of the gaming industry, and gaming media. Bad Nintendo news just cruises across the internet. I wouldn’t let this news get you down. People love bad news, and you will see by the flood of posts from those who claim they are better than us. You want my opinion, stay away from the websites and just go enjoy your games.

    • Zuxs13

      I bet there will be some good news Dec 7th at the VGA’s when Reggie Comes out.

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

        I’m excited to watch for that and PS4 news. :)

        • NintenScience

          Yes! :)

          Wii U/PS4 master race

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            let’s not start master racing…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I agree.

          • NintenScience

            Android*

        • Zuxs13

          Its a great opportunity for Nintendo, because the people who watch the VGA’s are the exact audience they are not impressing right now. If they show somethings impressive enough it could really spark some interests. We Will See.
          As for Sony News it would be nice to see some stuff to make a PS4 worth buying, right now there is nothing compelling on it.

        • NintenScience
          • ScrewAttack

            So the no-life troll is called Truth as Always now? Zero points for effort.

          • Guest

            lol

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            I responded to him. Hopefully he learns his lesson.

      • nexxus6

        GTA V for WiiU is going to be announced at that time!!!!! I have no proof to support that, only wishful thinking.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      when Nintendo makes a console people want

      • AkaLink77

        lol im sure people will want it, come 2014

  • Teplán Csaba

    I have only one question: which one should i buy ? Xbox1 or PS4 ? 9days till Fallout4 reveal, i hope Bethesda will help me to choose a good console.

    • NintenScience

      PS4

      • Teplán Csaba

        I think, it isn’t so easy to say.

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

      Fallout 4 will be a multi-plat title, so that’s ultimately not going to help you choose which to get.

    • Yoshi5081

      PS4… of course if u got a Wii U already! :)

    • jjbredesen

      PS4 because it is:

      1. Cheaper
      2. More powerfull (you get more for you money)
      3. Cheaper online
      4. Less problems than the Xbox
      5. No stupid DRM
      6. The PS4 is smaller. (could be a good thing if you don’t have a lot of space.)
      7. You don’t have a kinect that is looking at your balls 24/7
      etc.

      The Xbox one is a great console, but i would put my money and the PS4.

      • Akatosh

        What about PS4′s blue line of death?

        • RyuNoHadouken

          that effected less than 1% of consoles sold…my PS4 works great!!

          • Akatosh

            So where’d you get that figure from out of curiosity? I hear 49% of statistics are made up on the spot.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            Sony actually reported .4% of all consoles sold so far were defective

          • Akatosh

            And you actually trust Sony? That’s like Nintendo saying the Wii U is selling fantastic right now.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            its not because everyone is reporting their colossal commercial failure(Nintendo)….not many people have reported a broken console…you see one or two articles and you think its widespread…thats not the case

          • Akatosh

            No, but I read the comments on youtube videos. Seems like it’s problem enough. Also, I have relatives that have had real bad luck with Sony hardware (in fact they’re not buying the PS4 for a year to play it safe).

    • Petri

      Knowing Bethesda, you might get better product from them on Xbox.
      But its bug ridden broken code either way, no matter which platform you choose.
      At least on PC side we have nice community to fix their games.

    • C4

      Unless you really want MS exclusives like Forza or Ryse I’d say the PS4 is the better choice. It’s less pricy, and will have great support over the next 5 or 6 years.

      PS4 is “easier” or similar “easy” to develop according to many devs… unlike the PS3. So even Bethesda games will run I guess :P

    • RyuNoHadouken

      get both…i own all consoles and a gaming PC…you never want to leave yourself without options

      • Teplán Csaba

        I’m done with gaming PC, I won’t be spending a penny on gaming PC. I would like to have only one console, that’s why I’m looking for the right one.

        • RyuNoHadouken

          Playstation has the better exclusives

  • Luciano

    This is so far to happen in Brazil,just search for the prices of the 3 consoles in BR.
    The cheapest is the Wii U,with the Mario & Luigi Bundle.

    Why buy consoles that don’t have any “must-have” game?
    Stay with your “old gen” like PS3 and X360,or you can buy a brand new Wii U with exclusive-amazing games.

  • Trevor

    UK has always been Playstation country. So no surprise there. Wiiu has a large mountain to climb.

  • Zuxs13

    What is sad is that many fools bought an Xbox1.

  • Agent721

    It’s pretty sad when the NY Times, The Motley Fool, and other non gaming sites have other news, besides the bad ones, on the Wii U. Yet this site’s news is almost always bad news or a link to a sale from another site. Lazy journalism at its best. If this is what Wii U Daily is about, Id say to quickly hire people who care a bit more about the console.

    Theres nothing wrong with reporting facts, good or bad, but how about game or product reviews? This site is quickly becoming irrelevant simply due to the lack of depth in the articles, which I would classify as link posts rather than articles at this point. Some news articles are straight up reposts of info on other site, which you can get get earlier on other sites.

    Simply put, you can get much better Wii U info elsewhere. And SURPRISE! It’s all not negative.

    • SamusPrime

      Between the stories, and the people in the message boards, this place has become a bit of a chore. Which other sites do you recommend?

      • Agent721

        Nintendo life appears to be the best. They have all the news, good & bad. I would even say IGN at this point does a better job (they have an excellent article about Nintendo’s future on other consoles today, from the perspective of an ex Naughty Dog VP). The best part of Wii U Daily are THE FANS by the way…the only reason I keep coming back.

        • Rinslowe

          “The best part of Wii U Daily are THE FANS by the way…the only reason I keep coming back.”

          This I totally agree with.

    • AkaLink77

      That’s practically Mynintendonews(dot)com…. NOTHING BUT BAD NEWS ALL THE TIME AND IDIOT TROLLS

    • Shigeru Miyamoto

      like MyNintendoNews.com is awesome! so is Nintendo Life .com they have great game reviews. This site is just good for juicy gossip.. which i’m addicted to now.

    • Oskar

      I rarely read the articles here, I visit other nintendo-sites for that. The only reason I come back here is because of the comments. I’ve spent maybe 10x the time I have reading articles reading the comments (weird sentence). People just have so much smart things to say and those who don’t still give me a good laugh :)

  • GameBoy1979

    I hate to even say this, but I’m beginning to think that the ads are not what is causing the lack of sales for the U. Maybe even the casual gamers have seen the other dimension that power & graphics can add & are dismissing the U as inferior altogether. We still haven’t seen the dearth of games that Nintendo is working on, but even the ones that have hit the market haven’t managed to push quite as many systems as I think Nintendo may have anticipated. Sooooo hoping they can turn things around, but every time stats come out, it doesn’t look all that promising.

    • Akatosh

      It really doesn’t have much of anything to do with casuals realizing power.

      Casuals are more than happy playing Angry Bird on their iPhones. No graphical superiority there eh?

      • GameBoy1979

        Maybe, but what I mean is that maybe casuals are beginning to align themselves with hardcore gamers more than before & looking for something that is more aesthetically pleasing graphics-wise. Not all, but I do think some casual gamers might be making this move. As far as the iPhone goes, it doesn’t appear Sony & MS are losing sales to them. In fact, it looks like they may be setting records for sales compared to previous launches. There is quite a disparity between the sales of Sony & MS’s next gen systems when compared to the Big N. I guess we will never really know until it is all said & done years from now.

        • Akatosh

          The reason why PS4 and X1 are selling is because they’re trending. Nintendo’s 3DS is trending. Nintendo Wii U is not.

          • GameBoy1979

            That’s partially what I’m trying to get at, but I guess in the wrong way. Those are “trending” to a larger crowd, including the previously deemed “casuals”, because people tend to gravitate toward products that evolve & get better. For graphics reasons, some people don’t see the Wii U as doing so. Btw, I’m not trying to say that’s the ONLY reason. I just feel like that is part of the problem.

          • Akatosh

            I’m pretty positive the only people that care about graphics are the people that care about graphics. Trust me, if you really care about graphics, you own (or like me are trying to upgrade to) a gaming PC.

          • GameBoy1979

            Maybe, but I have several friends who don’t necessarily align themselves with hardcore gamers; they are what I consider casual gamers. They also see the three new systems & immediately gravitate to the PS4 & X1, simply because they like the graphics. Also, if you were a “casual” gamer, you more than likely don’t realize that PC’s are better than any console you can buy. They generally think that Nintendo, Sony, & MS are the best options available. So, of those, they dart for the ones with better graphics (PS4 & X1 obviously). Just an observation from my small corner of the world, which I would imagine happens more often than not.

    • Shigeru Miyamoto

      you think Nintendo will just let the U go and make a new console?

      • GameBoy1979

        I highly doubt it. They are too far into the U’s cycle & have so much invested that I think they will continue to give it a chance for as long as they possibly can. Nintendo has enough financial resources to kill the system altogether, despite what many may think, but I don’t think it will happen unless things become completely hopeless. I actually think they will eventually turn things around, but it will just take a little longer than most of us are willing to wait right now. The U’s penetration rate has been much slower than anticipated, but it may end up like consoles of the past that started slow & gained a massive following (GameCube/PS3/3DS?) It will basically be a war of attrition for Nintendo with the U, I believe. Who knows, though? I don’t want to see this system fail by any means, but sometimes I do wish they had added a little more horsepower under the hood so that 3rd party developers would give it a chance, helping add games to the library, and in turn helping it to have a little more staying power so they could better contend with Sony & MS. Even if that’s not what they intended from the start, they are inevitably & intrinsically linked to them no matter how they may try to avoid such a situation. Ninty and many gamers alike, may not want to admit it, but they are losing sales to both companies simply bc their system isn’t as powerful & many are dismissing its’ next gen status.

  • Lil J Moore

    Good work Sony and MS. This still doesn’t change my opinion on the WiiU. It’s still a great system despite what others say

    • Nintedward

      This^

      I got a PS4 on launch day (no people, I’m not a traitor I ALWAYS buy the other console/s ) and all it has managed to do is remind me how awesome the Wiiu is, especially since 3D world came out. The PS4 is pretty good for me so far, but I just don’t love it like I do the Wiiu.

      It will be handy to play future third party games that don’t make it Wiiu though.

      Wiiu+3DS = Gaming heaven

      • Agent721

        What’s the best part of the PS4? I thought about getting one, but the games look unimpressive thus far. And you are no traitor! I own all the consoles…we are simply ubber fans.

        • Nintedward

          Well, I’ve had ABSOLUTELY NO problems what so ever with my PS4 yet, not even the smallest one which is more than I can say for the Wiiu launch….

          I got Killzone bundled and it is has pretty AMAZING graphics, although the graphics aren’t consistent throughout the game. Sometimes they look incredible, sometimes mediocre.
          I got AC4 on PS4 so I would have a time consuming game on the platform. It looks incredible on the PS4 and the framerate never once drops.
          And last but not least I got Fifa 14 (being a huge football/soccer fan) and its very impressive @1080p 60FPS with loads of AA and stuff. It’s pretty damn good!!!
          Oh and Resogun, which is pretty sweet.

          The controller is the best normal controller I’ve ever used, but the Wiiu gamepad remains my favorite, mainly due to the 6.2” LCD on the front of it ;)

          The UI is simple, super quick.

          So yeah, the PS4 is a great system. The only thing it lacks is compelling software, which will come in time.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            i beat Killzone this morning….Resogun is one of my favs too…I have AC4 on my PC…not really into it, but my son loves it

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            Make sure your son stays consistent in PC so that when he gets his own computer he knows all the ins and outs doesn’t struggle with getting it going and playing on it, as some people have a hard time if they don’t have the prior knowledge so it’s good he gets exposure know so that when he grows up he has a smoother gaming experience and not much hassle getting it up and running. But also make sure he stays close to consoles, as both offer equal and unique experiences.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            Infamous: Second Son is coming March 21. You interested in that one?

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

        Why would getting a PS4 make you a traitor? Play the games that you like to play on the platforms you want to play them on. That is what gaming is all about.

        • Nintedward

          Exactly! I just wrote that for the people who think as Nintendo fans we should only buy Nintendo stuff.
          I’m a massive Nintendo fan, but also a gamer.

      • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

        Our family got a Wii U + 3DS XL (they rock). We also got original Wii, PS3, 3 different DS-handhelds, two PS2′s, three PS1′s, Dingoo A320 handheld, a Gameboy Advance, 5 different original Game & Watch handhelds, a Vectrex , an Atari 2600, Sega Megadrive, 3 different C64′s with 1541 & 1571 drives, a gaming PC – huge amount of games to all of these – and we are planning to get also a PS4. I’ve been playing games since the 80′ies & trust me when I say; Wii U is a super system! I won’t explain it too much, it’s unique – just get it and enjoy its possibilities.

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      The problem here is, PS4 and XBOXONE is seen as an “investment for the future”, while Wii U is seen as a “risk”. Let me tell you right now & right here Wii U is the most clever, unique & attracting system in this gen. The other systems offer nothing new compared to the last one, except more horsepower. Wii U offer so much more – and should not be seen as a risk, but as THE investment.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        let me tell you you’re delusional if you think the PS4 and XBOne “offer nothing new.” they can do everything a Wii U can times 5…stop being a fanboy and deal with the truth

        • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

          Times 5? Are you referring to the “muscles” again? So far not yet been proven e.g. in the launch games of PS4 & XBONE, since they don’t look exceptionally better than games in PS3/XBOX. In fact some of the launch titles got quite low resolution, while -all- Wii U titles released so far are in full HD 1080p/60hz. Go and figure. Tell me how that happened?

          Also the native tablet controller in Wii U means the world in terms of what possibilities there are for apps and games; usability, 2nd quick / interactive screen for maps & items, picking locks, using devices, you name it. It rocks! PS4 and XBONE have none of that – and don’t even start with VITA or the cam-gimmicks. It’s not the same thing and won’t ever be.

          PS4 and XBONE controllers are very_old_school – and the lastability in them is even crappier than in their predecessors. Yes, they might fix it some day, but for now – the break, they are not innovative – and they offer nothing exciting. The mini-touchpad in PS4 just doesn’t “cut it”. Not to mention the hardware problems competition have had. Nintendo had none, because their devices are built to last. Heck you can give a Nintendo as a heritage and it still works.

          Backward compability. The competition has none. Gaikai is late and might appear 2015 if you are lucky – so no retrogaming, just new stuff. Nintendo has VIRTUAL CONSOLE. Micropayment hell awaits with MS and Sony release titles. With Nintendo you don’t have that pain – you pay once and you’re done. They don’t suck your wallet all the time in every corner. They deliver – don’t drip things.

          And let me tell you what is times 5, if anything is. It is a Wii U 5 player asymmetric gameplay, where 4 people wave wiiremotes and chase the player who are using the tablet. That’s something new and innovative (for example). There are more to come.

          Since I own (or have owned) most of the consoles ever been released in history, played them all and been doing that since the 80′ies, am hardly a “fanboy” – but more of an experienced gamer knowing what am talking about. Been there & done that, for a good while already.

          So take my word: Wii U is an excellent system! Don’t stare just at the numbers or CPU-power. It’s about the whole combination of features. It’s a true VIRTUOSO in every way.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            you know why Wii U can run everything in “1080p@60hz”? because its not rendering half the textures, anti aliasing, motion blur, ambient occlusion, god rays, etc as PS4 and XBOne…Wii U would blow up trying to run Ryse and Killzone…second screen gaming is stupid no matter what console you have….motion gaming is garbage…yeah, lets grab four wiimotes and you use the gamepad and we can all chase you around….lol….ive never done the micropayment thing and never will…and im 35, been gaming and owning every major console for awhile myself

          • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

            I guess all the millions of DS + 3DS sold prove you wrong – having the “stupid 2nd screen”. Handhelds have proven the concept works so there are no reason why it wouldn’t work with a TV. It’s just a “bigger upper screen”, while the operative screen is at your fingertips. Oh how painful that is, eh right? Too advanced for you?

            So you like more button bashing, huh? Drag & drop, using graphical icons are too crappy for you? I see what you mean, you are too senior to adapt for new stuff? And all you want is power, and two player games in ONE screen only, Right, I guess you must be right with everything then, a real pro speaking here.

            And I told you “there are more to come” in terms of asymmetric gameplay. This is just the beginning. Also, wait for “Zelda” and “X” to be released. Then tell me how Wii U isn’t rendering the gfx. ;)

          • RyuNoHadouken

            handhelds cant be compared to consoles…im not gonna continue further….

  • Doron

    Seems like the X-box is doomed in the fight against the ps4,

    at least that’s what most people here think:

    http://opi.cc/gFDpY4z8MM04l9W1

    • C4

      Never underestimate Microsoft… even if things go worse the next few months they will strike back.

      • Akatosh

        I hear Microsoft is thinking about selling the Xbox because it’s too expensive to maintain.

  • Fred

    If you want the truth, I bought a Wii U at launch and I love it. I never had any fears about it because it’s so much fun I figured it would sell well enough even if it sold less than PSONE (PS4 and XBONE) However, this season has given me my doubts. So many people are choosing the more expensive consoles. I don’t know anyone buying a Wii U for Christmas. I’m finally starting to fear I have a dreamcast on my hands. Someone please convince me that I’m wrong because I don’t want this to be the case I want to buy Zelda and Smash Bros and X and who know what else over the next 5-7 years. As it sits I’m tempted to buy ALL DECENT Wii U games in case they discontinue support so that I at least have plenty of games to enjoy.

    • Zuxs13

      first the Wii U will only be around for the next 4-5 years (Nintendo will have a new console by 2017ish) Second Nintendo isn’t missed managed like SEGA was during the Dreamcast years. Dreamcast followed failed console after failed console. Third Nintendo is loaded, sitting on Billions in Cash. Fourth there are so many great games on the console already, just enjoy the games as the come out, its not like the system will disappear from your house.

      • Jon

        plus Nintendo is turning profits even with the sluggish Wii U right now so we shouldn’t be too worried about Nintendo. They are not going anywhere for a long time.

        • Fred

          I know Nintendo isn’t going anywhere, but I don’t want to see the Wii U abandoned like the Virtual Boy or even the last 2 years of the Wii.

          • C4

            N64, GC and Wii all suffered a drought towards the end of their life cycle. It’s strange because that’s when they had to highest install base. Sony for example had stil 4 or 5 1st Party releases on PS3 this year. But for Wii U that “2 years” might be still 3 – 5 years ahead.

          • Akatosh

            Wii U is growing. Painfully slow but it is. Nintendo has plenty of money to grow the Wii U up. The only thing you have to worry about is never seeing third parties. That WILL happen. The Wii U dying is trollish nonsense.

          • Fred

            I won’t be excited about it, but I can handle no 3rd party (although I really hope we’ll at least continue to get indie games) If you look at my Wii Collection or my Gamecube collection they are both 80-90% Nintendo Published titles so if there’s no 3rd parties I’ll still have plenty of fun. Hopefully X comes by my birthday in mid March!

          • Donaald

            VB was discountinued in less than a year after its release, the Wii U has surpassed that mark, plus the VB had like only 12 games while the Wii U already has 40 and still has enough third parties to support them for at least two more years, that wasn’t the case with neither the VB or the DC.

          • Fred

            That’s good to hear thanks man. Here’s to at least 4 more years of Wii U fun!

    • WellWisher

      Sit down, relax and play the games. They’re the best you’re going to get this year. Next year looks stellar too, so I’d just enjoy the games until 2015 and then start worrying again.

    • C4

      Nintendo will try to squeeze as much out of Wii U as they can. It’s not a Dreamcast situation where the transition to becoming a 3rd party had priority over everything ~ 3 years or so after launch. Really a strange situation because in my opinion it was by far Segas best console with 2 years of great 1st party releases, but that’s another topic.

      Hopefully Nintendo still has some ideas to turn the tables and why wouldn’t they at least try! :)

      Worst case though Nintendo will shift some games to their next console but that likely won’t be before 2017.

    • nexxus6

      PS4 and Xbone sales will slow down. Don’t forget, both systems just launched and it is the holiday season. There is no evidence that Nintendo has even considered killing the WiiU. Sleep soundly Fred, in my opinion you will be enjoying all your favorite Nintendo titles on WiiU.

      • Fred

        Thanks that’s music to my ears

  • Yoshi5081

    I got a Wii U with ” a lot of games” that’s the problem here!

    • Yoshi5081

      DO NOT TELL ME TO BUY SHIT GAMES!

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    So smash bros mario kart and zelda next year, lets see how that turns out!

    • RyuNoHadouken

      Zelda is 2015

  • Anonymous

    If this WII U daily, why is Xbox and Playstation mentioned? Who cares how much people want the console or who outsold who?

    • Akatosh

      PS4 and Xbox1, while playing on completely different ball fields, are still in direct competition to have a place in everyone’s living room. One effects the other.

  • Marcos Parreira

    I am kind of tired of only playing Call of Duty and Battlefield… Last generation I had the 3 consoles. I preferred the PS3, but now I am a little tired of the same thing. Only graphic changes is a little disappointing. I know the PS4 has new “abilities” and the X1 can watch TV, but what I get from “new generation”? I only see some difference on Nintendo, that has a “double screen” kind of play. Is like I have a mix of the DS (portable) and a HD Console (not exactly the Wii). That is innovation, makes me feel I am playing something I have never before. The Wii U is a powerful machine, just don’t have the games to show that yet.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      then buy other games besides CoD and BF

  • kutral

    No ads at all here in Chile, its really sad :/
    Only PS4 campaing

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

    Good for them. I hope the gamers that chose those platforms are happy with their gaming experience.

    • Nintedward

      Yep and I hope the ones who don’t want a Wiiu but have got an Xbox one or PS4 only realize the magnitude of the games they will be missing out on.
      I guess I have to dream on…. those ignorant twats will be too absorbed in their COD FIFA!!!!!!! sessions.

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

        Eh.. I am under the belief that everyone’s gaming tastes differ and if they are not interested in the Nintendo’s exclusives then so be it. I only really have a problem with the gamers that make the claims that Nintendo will be out of business or go third party and they think that Nintendo should make the games for the other platforms. Basically saying they would buy games from Nintendo if they were not on a Nintendo console. To me those are the ignorant gamers.

        I mean I have no current intention to purchase a PS4 or XBOX One because non of the exclusives interest me enough to invest in the console. The vast majority of the multiplatform games coming out not making it to the Wii U are on my other gaming platform which is the PC so those console have no value to me as of yet.

        • RyuNoHadouken

          only reason i bought a Wii U was for the exclusives…you have to be a complete moron to buy multiplats on Wii U…i get 95% of multiplats on PC…i plan on getting Ghosts on XBOne just because the COD community makes me lol during in game chats

      • NintenScience

        Why the hate on Call of Duty and FIFA?

        • Nintedward

          I only hate the type of gamer who plays only CoD and Fifa. They call themselves gamers but they’re not.

          I got Fifa 14 on my PS4 but I also play a wide variety of other, proper games as a good gamer should.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            So if people buy nothing but Mario games, does that make them not a true gamer? Had to ask this question. :P

          • Nintedward

            It means they have a very 1 dimensional and narrow minded take on gaming and realistically, shouldn’t be referred to as a ”gamer” but as someone who just plays Mario from time to
            time…

            In the UK at the moments there is this thing where like a third of all the gamers here just play COD and Fifa and sometimes Minecraft… THAT IS IT.

            Real gamers play a variety of games like Mario like Zelda like Spinter cell like the W101 like Pupateer like TLOU like etc etc etc. Not just Fifa and CoD, stupid Esports over and over again.

          • Donaald

            Yeah, if all you play is shovelware you’re a casual at best.

          • nexxus6

            Person A plays Mario games on average for about 40 hours per week every week and Person B plays various titles but only spends about 5 hours per week every week playing games, who is more of a “true gamer”?

          • Donaald

            What does that have to do with people playing shovelware?

          • nexxus6

            Nothing, it was just a question that I was throwing out there for discussion.

          • Donaald

            To answer it, none of the above.

          • Guest

            *facepalm*

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

            Unfortunately these type of gamers exist. But I suppose this could be applied to any gamer that refuses to get out of the one or two game types they play. I know a few that play nothing but Madden and to them any other type of game is not worth playing. To be a true gamer you have to at least try and experience games of all types on all types of platforms.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Quite a subjective statement, but I agree with most of what you said. Just not the last bit. You don’t have to own them all to be a true gamer. I’d say as long as you branch out a bit, and not stick to one form of gaming, you’re a gamer. Being a true gamer is quite a disrespectful term I think, even if it wasn’t intended to be. :P

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

            I didn’t say own them all so sorry if I implied that. I guess I was just trying to point out there are people out there that will snub their noses up at a certain game, game type, or gaming platform and have no real justification for that other than to project hate. So yes branching out is what I meant.

            I meant no disrespect with the true gamer but I guess I can see how it can be taken that way.

          • Rinslowe

            So true, I think what you’re saying if anything is keep an open mind and try something before taking a stand either way. If we cannot at least do that much, then what good are our opinions for lack of experience – except for the occasional lite read.

          • nexxus6

            I agree with Daniel on this one. In my opinion, a true gamer need not own all systems. However, a true gamer should play various types of games and not limit themselves to just a couple of titles. This is just my opinion.

          • Nintedward

            I agree. To be a Hardcore gamer, you should own more than 1 platform and be into more than 1 or 2 genres of games.
            If you can only afford 1 platform, then at least buy a good variety of games on that 1 platform.

            Otherwise you’re a casual gamer. Which isn’t a bad thing, just fact. I just dislike these posers here in England who think they’re hardcore, when all they play is COD and FIFA ffs…

          • NintenScience

            Please do some research.

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

            Well your first post sounded like an attack, at least make it like my post where everything sounds like a defense.

          • oontz

            Who are you to say who is or isn’t a gamer? If someone plays FIFA or cod for hours every day they are still a gamer… People who aren’t gamers are the old folks playing wii sports bowling and breaking their hips.

          • Nintedward

            Well I suppose they are, but they’re the scorn of the gamer community and they’re not true gamers or hardcore gamers.

            A proper gamer, is interested in and plays a wide variety of games.

            I’ll give you an analogy. Could I claim that I was a car enthusiast or collected if Only had 1 or 2 cars and refused to get any others? NO. Your just a person with 1 or 2 cars. A Car enthusiast collector has or is interested in a wide variety of cars. This logic applies to everything.

            A food enthusiast eats a variety of food, a figurine collector collects a variety of games and so forth. A gamer plays a variety of games.

            Someone who plays just CoD and Fifa only, is just someone who plays CoD and Fifa only.

          • oontz

            So by your logic a person who collects and rides only Harley Davidson’s wouldn’t be considered a motorcyclist, or motorcycle enthusiast?

            Your logic is flawed… anyone that spends a large percentage of their personal time playing GAMES… is a gamer by definition. Regardless of what genres or titles they play.

          • NintenScience

            Anyone that plays games is called a “Gamer”.

  • Nintedward

    Well I don’t speak for the 80 million+ folks in the UK, but in my local independant game store, things are picking up for the Wiiu according to the Owners/my friends.

    The new games for Wiiu have been selling well and a few people have bought consoles recently with a few more wanting them before Christmas!
    Let’s hope the Wiiu can do something at least half significant here in UK. It deserves it after all, having by far the best line up of exclusives.

    • Rinslowe

      There’s no shortage of recent articles all painting a picture about Wii U’s struggling sales. But as a fan, it’s hard to take these things too seriously anyway. We all know that lack of first party content stalled sales. And that with the release of first party titles sales have been consistently on the rise. The media is either genius in their support of Nintendo, knowing very well that it’s too early to quantify the effect of recent releases for the platform and are setting Wii U up for a massive win (not likely). Or Nintendo really does have a lot of anti against them in the industry today. Be it perceptual or by corporate design. Anyway, those UK totals to date are just sad. Come on Brits, buy more Wii U’s!

  • Cesar Barroso

    well, if Nintendo decides to go out of the console market I don’t want to hear anyone crying over it, specially the Sony and Microsoft fanboys. Nintendo keeps developing the best games every generation like automatically, yet people prefer to play and pay much more for mediocre games. If you don’t buy them on Nintendo’s games you won’t buy them on other platforms

    • Akatosh

      And why would that happen? Nintendo is profiting right now. The Wii U can be a miserable fantastic flop, and Nintendo will just learn (hopefully) for next time.

      • Cesar Barroso

        just because Hiroshi Yamauchi is not in the business anymore. everyone want Iwata to be like him, but nobody remember that Yamauchi was the solely president of Nintendo, he could do anything he wanted to do just because of that. Iwata is one more employee. So if the shareholders decide there is no business in the console side for Nintendo based on numbers, profits and others, then that is what going to happen.
        I don’t want to, but i think is what gamers need for being such douchebags against Nintendo. Let them sink in their own mature games.

        • Akatosh

          Last time I recall you don’t own a business unless you have over 50% of stock. Does any single Nintendo shareholder own that?

    • oontz

      Best games is an opinion not fact. My ps3 saw a lot more gaming hours this last year than my wiiu. Opinions aren’t facts

      • Cesar Barroso

        how do you call the best ranked games of the history of video games? oh yeah, opinions…

        • oontz

          Nintendo does make amazing games… once or twice a year. However many other developers ALSO make amazing games, that aren’t even released on Nintendo consoles.

  • gamesplayswill

    … Wow, this is depressing. :|

  • Jared Garcia

    Hate to say it, but maybe it’s better left up to the players to go viral with their stuff since Nintendo’s footing is less than stellar. I’m buying some junk to make my own since there’s a lack of variety online.

  • WhataShame

    A) Nintendo need to pull their collective heads out of their warp pipes and quickly figure out what it means to market and support a system. Apparently having a system that sells itself makes one lazy.

    B) This is really a non-story. This is nothing but one long, drawn out, wordy ‘DUH’. We all heard the pre-order numbers. This was obviously going to be the result, given the pre-orders, the hype surrounding the systems and their superior marketing blitz. Lazy journalism on a slow news day. Blah, bah, blah…

  • DragonSilths

    COD and FIFA (Which isn’t on Wii U) Its no surprise with the UK being the way they are.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    Tell me one good xbox or playstation game, because i cant name one?

    • MujuraNoKamen

      I agree but Sony are still kicking ass because they’re doing a great job of building hype and making their line-up look good. Nintendo has some awesome stuff like Watch Dogs, X, Bayonetta, Mario Kart and more but its like they’re trying to hide it from consumers.

      • Cesar Barroso

        that only say that gamers care more about hardware than really good video games. There is a crash incoming.

        • MujuraNoKamen

          If Nintendo would publicise its great line-up then gamers will care less about specs and come to Nintendo for unique quality games. It’ll be like the NES again but they’re practically handing PS4 and hell even XBone the top spot on a silver platter while they squander more opportunities.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Well, perhaps you don’t see any good games, but those who bought an Xbox One or PS4, see a few good ones. Also, they mainly buy it because the games will be coming in 2014, so they invest in it earlier than later.

      It’s the same reason why people weren’t buying a Wii U, lack of games. You’re kinda forgetting that the PS4 and Xbox One just launched, so I don’t really see the point in your post to be honest. Of course there’s not big must haves right now, it’s too soon for that. Wii U has suffered this same situation. Have a little common sense. No offense. :P

      • NintenScience

        That is because third party developers/publishers/distributors did NOT port their video games to the Wii U.

        +1

    • Rinslowe

      That’s nearly as terrible a comment as some anti Nintendo peeps that frequent this site on occasion, trolling. Both Sony and MS had great exclusives. You may not like any of them and that’s cool, really it’s not a thing. Personal preference being what it is. But is there really a point to saying so? It really reads as though you’re challenging a pretty undeniable fact by way of personal opinion… Just saying and no harm intended. :)

      • Alexander Kleinwechter

        Do you see the question mark after my comment! I wonder what that means!

        • Rinslowe

          Lol, It means you’re confused about your own question, that’s the only thing that means…

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

      Everyone has their own tastes.. The exclusive lists did not interest me as well and the multiplatforms I like to play are on either the Wii U or PC so those consoles do not interest me either.

    • oontz

      There are a ton of great games on every platform, even platforms that don’t end up succeeding. Enjoy games for games… If you don’t like anything Ms or Sony has to offer that’s cool, no one is forcing you to buy their systems. But don’t for a second think that there aren’t some truly amazing first party AAA titles on platforms that aren’t Nintendo. Cause you’re missing out on some great experiences .

    • Reason

      Knack & Rise – very bad
      Killzone & Dead Rising – pretty good
      a lot of multiplatform and indies, not counting cuz we all have pc

      that’s all for now but wait for uncharted & halo, MGS and so on

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Can’t say I’m surprised, Nintendo ought to be ashamed of themselves. When Wii U launched we had 1 terrible advert then silence for almost a year. Now they are advertising but only for Mario 3D World. The ads are OK, it looks like they’ve taken note of some of my/our criticisms and put focus on critics’ scores and gameplay. They need to do an ad talking about Wii U as a next-gen console with exclusive games and new ideas and specify NEW CONSOLE. If they’d show a reel of games like Mario, AC4, WW CoD and NEXT GEN stuff like Watch Dogs, X, Bayonetta then they’d be able to compete. I’ve not seen much for XBOne but the PS4 ads are really good. The one they keep showing is great at hyping up the next gen specs, talks about the features a bit and shows off tons of games like Infamous, AC, Killzone, Watch Dogs and Knack. I know the latter is supposed to suck but they’re showing a great variety of games and making it look good – ADVERTISING DONE RIGHT NINTENDO. Even if PS4 has few gret games they’re building hype and the sales say more than words ever could, look at the gold-mine of games Nintendo are sitting on and what are they doing wit it? they’re hiding it FFS!
    God, I couldn’t beleive after 6 months we were having to talk about the lack of ads but after one full year and countless warnings and opportunites Nintendo still pays people to do nothing. Do they want to fail? I’m seriously at the end of my rope with Nintendo they’re sabotaging they’re own great system.

    • Jeremy Jones

      Ummm…I’ve seen a ton of wii u commercials hyping up games and talking about the system. There is one on Disney Channel showing gameplay of Super Mario 3d World and it’s really cool. In fact, the xbox and playstation 4 commercials dont show ANY gameplay and just have live action versions of the game which dosent really make any sense. I’m tired of Nintendo’s fanbase CONSTANTLY complaining about having no advertising, but when they DO have advertising, they ignore it or complain how it isn’t “hardcore” enough and threaten to never buy a nintendo consloe again.

      • Donaald

        Yeah, not to mention the fact they start questioning their own maturity when Nintendo ads “are too childish”.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        who watches the Disney Channel? you must be young

      • MujuraNoKamen

        Can you post the vid talking about the system please?
        I’ve seen some SM3DW ads on other channels and they’re good, the problem is that’s all they’re showing. OK there’s the elusive one about the system you’ve seen but where’s the ads for Zelda, Kart, B2, CoD, AC4 etc? with the latter games driving PS4 sales Nintendo should be saying “hey forget PS4, here’s a new console with all those games for £100 less, with free online, off TV play and the best exclusives ever!”
        - see, a pretty good ad for Wii U right there.
        It might seem ironic me saying this but I too hate when fans overlook the good points to find something to complain about but 99% of us aren’t seeing the Wii U ads, it seems like Nintendo are only plugging it on the Disney channel and here lies the problem[s]: Not everyone has Disney channel (I don’t) so not everyone will see them. Who watches Disney channel? Kids. Do the kids have the money to buy a Wii U? No. Their parents might but they’re not going to see the ads. If the ads are good enough (and it’s a big if) then the kids could ask their parents for one for Christmas which is fine but their parents won’t know about Wii U and may get confused by the Wii/Wii U difference and get the wrong thing or go into a shop and get caught up in the PS4/XBox frenzy which to the untrained eye looks like a better deal. This is why Nintendo needs to get everyone in on it (I don’t just mean families I mean everyone)
        During Homeland the other day (a prime-time show) there were tons of PS4 ads and one whole ad break was a lengthy look at the history of Playstation and the future (PS4) why doesn’t Nintendo do that, they’ve got 30 years of brilliance a great future in Mario Kart 8, Zelda etc. You bet tons of parents saw that and thought, PS is a great brand, we’ll get that new one for our kids this year. If Nintendo ran decent ads for the Wii U system and the various games like one ad focusing on Mario, Wii Party U and Wii Fit, and another focusing on “hardcore” stuff like Zelda, CoD, X, B2 to a wide audience then they’ve nailed both audiences, put PS4 and XBox One in its place and sales would go up.
        You and I can question Sony’s ads all we like but the thing is they’re working and the statistics prove that. Nintendo needs to do the same, we can defend all we want but people aren’t listening because Nintendo isn’t saying anything . If I could I’d make a Wii U ad for TV that would work but I can’t. The Ball has been in Nintendo’s court for a year now and they need to do something. It’s their last chance to compete.

  • verymetal

    This is obviously Nintendo’s fault. Lack of quality software will not move systems.

    • NintenScience

      Same issue can be applied to third-party developers/publishers/distributors.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      It is their fault, but its not just software, its marketing. PS4′s lineup is hardly amazing but it’s selling because Sony are building hype. If Nintendo showed the power of Wii U, its features and games like Kart, WD, and all that they could beat XB at the least.

      • verymetal

        You make a good point, but the Wii U has been out for one full year, not one week, and not one month – one full year. After being out for one full year (yes, I am trying to make my point) one could argue that the Wii U has had the weakest launch of titles in the history of gaming. Great software creates its own hype by word of mouth and that alone is enough to sell systems.

        • Kenshin0011

          That is not the case anymore….COD Ghosts is the best selling game on both PS4 and XBONE and that is hardly true next gen software.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            in your opinion it isnt…to the masses, its freaking next gen fun!!!!

          • MujuraNoKamen

            If Ninty marketed the fact that it has all the PS4′s most popular games for less money with free online they’d do well but apparently they don’t like success.

        • MujuraNoKamen

          The game-drought was horrific but to consumers looking to buy a new piece of tech this Christmas Wii U is more appealing due to a number of good 3rd party games (AC and Cod are really popular) and a massive list of exclusives (MH, LCU, Mario 3D World, DK, X etc) Even if took them ages to get here, they’re available and amazing whereas the other consoles have what? Knack and Ryse? Wii U has the better line-up and consumers will want that, or they should do but they’re all being bombarded with XB/PS propaganda and falling for it and Nintendo isn’t persuading them otherwise. Many STILL think Wii U is a Wii and so don’t care. Word of mouth is effective but it’s being drowned out by the competition, Ninty is sitting on an A-Bomb (Kart, SSB etc) that could knock them out but it wont use it and they’re being slaughtered.

    • lonewolf88

      thats no the complete problem. they didn’t hype wii U to the normal consumer enough think ps4 has no good quality stuff they got 3rd party and 2 first party that people have been bashing on.

    • Cesar Barroso

      u can say whatever you want, but never anything about Nintendo’s software. every generation is a new gem that Nintendo develop.

  • James Enk

    this is just… i have no words, Nintendo pls wake up

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    It’s like Nintendo doesnt really care about UK anymore…

    • majora :D

      more like the other way around?

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        Kinda both XD

        • X3Charlie

          They’re seeing other people.

    • Donaald

      Then how come Club Nintendo reward are better in the UK than in the US?

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        … I have no idea. but I want better US Rewards. I have over 1000 coins burning in my wallet XD

    • Petri

      To be honest.
      Microsoft and Sony seems to do more for gamers in Europe than Nintendo.
      I know my country is small and not really worth 100% support.
      We do get most of the games still, all for Wii U so far, but some Wii games didnt get released here.
      I dont really require games on my own language, but there are zero games that support my language on Wii U.
      And a lot more games that supports it on PS3, would think this trend will carry on to PS4.
      I could settle for Club Nintendo support, I have a stack of those codes, but dont feel like spending them on Wii points.

      But as long as Nintendo gives me Bayonetta 2, I’m happy.

  • https://www.imthegoddamnbatman.com Gamer Mania

    I feel sad because I own both Wii U and PS4 but I feel the Wii U needs more love

    • Rinslowe

      So true.

    • Guest

      No love? It has plenty of love.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I see lots of love. How dare you say it can’t love.

      • oontz

        You see that hidden port on the back…?
        That sir is a love port!

  • Rinslowe

    UK lifetime sales being anywhere lower than 250,000 is a story in itself, lol. W T F to that. :)

  • Kenshin0011

    This launch is very successful, though you have to acknowledge that the majority of games sold for launch were the annual COD and FIFA. These are hardly what I consider next gen software, so it seems that gamers taste of quality games are declining…

    • Akatosh

      “Gamers,” may be a gross exaggeration of people who bought the new systems. The people I know who have purchased them are NOT gamers. The people who are waiting (in my place) are. They don’t see the benefits of upgrading to these systems.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    The real question to me is how PS4 and X1 will fare once the hype dies down because basically they are running on pure hype alone. People are going on about how Knack outsold Mario 3D World but it was only one spot ahead and the only reason it outsold 3D World was likely because it was bundled. From what I hear UK tends to be known as Sony Land

    • C4

      UK usually is Xbox land :)

      I think Knack sold well and it’s the only (retail) 1st party release next to Killzone and it’s more family friendly then Killzone and most of the other launch games.

      • Pikachief

        It was number 15 on the sales charts I think. I know it was a little under Mario.

        • Graeme Lynch

          This is wrong. Knack sold more than Mario and charted at 13 while Mario debut at 14.

  • yousef

    um i have ps4 and the still dont have much games yet but i think ones the do maybe in 2014 the are gonna do great compare to wii u all though wii u have some good games coming in 2014 still wont be enogh in my opinion

  • Dastunna

    the wii u looks like a toy and the ps4/XB1 look sexy and new… many people r thinking the wii u is some toy for children…. well ninty is making it look that way ….

    • NintenScience

      troll

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

      If you are buying a console because it is sexy then you have issues you need to work out. Either that or you are just weak minded and easily manipulated by the marketing machine.

    • Akatosh

      You think a piece of metal is sexy? Get yourself a life mate. You make Sony and Microsoft fans look bad.

  • Kenshin0011

    The Wii U is biting hard right now because of how excellent Microsoft and Sony positioned their systems for launch. The hype machine was there in full throttle and their advertising campaigns are aggressive.

    Nintendo seems to take these things for granted, which is a huge mistake in today’s electronics market because of how saturated it is! There’s only so much everyone can buy, smartphones, tablets, PC’s, new consoles, old consoles, etc. It’s not like it was 5-10 years ago when gaming consoles was the premier avenue for electronic entertainment.

    So that is Nintendo’s main problem, their lack of aggressive advertising that show ALL the Wii U has to offer and compels gamers. Though their software releasing right now and coming up in 2014 looks amazing and is exactly what the Wii U needs. Bayonetta 2, X, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash, Yarn Yoshi. And we still have Zelda on the horizon along with Miyamoto’s new IP and the inevitable next gen Metroid and Star Fox. And we all know there will be software that none of us have any idea about that’s yet to be announced.

    Anyway, what matters most is games. PS4 will get some great games soon Naughty Dog, Level 5, Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15, but its launch is pretty dumbed down. Seeing that the best selling launch games are COD and FIFA does not impress me. I want REAL next gen games, like Super Mario 3D World has proven to be!

    • Gabe Hoffman

      I wouldn’t see it that way. I think Nintendo’s main problem was figuring out a way to explain Wii U’s appeal to the casuals and families which is hard to do with just a 30 second commercial. I wouldn’t really say they were slacking off on marketing more like waiting for right moment considering how they have been pumping out commercials for Mario 3D World and and been doing promotions like what we have seen from SW Airlines. The other thing could have been that Nintendo was relying more on word of mouth to help sell Wii U. While Wii U did have several third party games at launch like COD. Nintendo platforms are not really where the FPS fanbase so they couldn’t really boast of that. You see games like COD and Fifa being heavily marketed with X1 and PS4 because Sony and Microsoft know that the fans will lap it up anyway even if it is a cross gen port where the only real perk is slightly better graphics

      • Kenshin0011

        Ads for 3D World are great right now, for it just came out and is a flagship title to move systems this holiday, though they need to also address hard core wii u games. Unless you’re an avid gamer and/or watch Nintendo Direct, you’re unlikely to know that Bayonetta 2, X, etc even exist.

        • Shadao

          I hear that will be next year’s Nintendo theme for advertisment.

          • MujuraNoKamen

            They need it now! Do one ad focusing on casual games, another on core gamers. They’ll appeal to all markets and steal some of MS and Sony’s hype putting them back in the running for the 8th gen. They’ve neglected the marketing enough (especially to Hardcore gamers) and any more mistakes will be the death of Wii U, it’s got one more chance to prove its worth to the masses but it deserves so much more.

    • devmiles

      in next gen capabilities the wii-u has not so much to offer as often said here. it is a hd wii with a touch controller and a handful of games, no next gen here..just the same old mario (which is nice in hd gotta admit) but ps3 still kicks wii-u’s ass in titles and graphics big time.

  • John Andalora

    Dang. A Year of Wii U in the UK, and the other consoles wrecked its record in 2 days each.
    Yikes.

    • Rinslowe

      You my man, are a genuine champion! :)

      • John Andalora

        Maybe it’s because it’s midnight here, but I don’t get what point the two pictures are trying to get across.

        • Rinslowe

          Lol, that wouldn’t be the reason. :)

  • BGhp

    OH MY GOD NINTENDO

  • TheKingJoseph

    ahhahah when will you delusional ninty fans finally wake up? nobody wants this shit lmao RIP wii u

    • Donaald

      Wii U MAD?

  • AkaLink77

    • Nintedward

      The 5th gen should have Sega Saturn, and the 6th sega Dreamast ;)

  • Archiq09

    just need something like it… :3

    • AkaLink77

      heres something even more sexy than that!!!!

      • Rick van der Linde

        Best. Controller. Ever.

      • Archiq09

        Im agree ;)

  • Silent

    ”FIFA FIFA All I want is FIFA” Average European Gamer

  • Veries Seals

    Don’t really understand the point of this article. It is a new console that just launched. It should sale more. Nothing much to write about huh? Let’s see how they sale after January.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      they will only pick up in sales…lol…Gamestop alone has over 2.5 million PS4s on back-order, already paid for by customers

      • Veries Seals

        Actually they don’t. They just have request. GameStop is no longer taking preorders after release. But they will take your name and information and call you as soon as they are available. So that is false info.

        • RyuNoHadouken

          2.5 million backordered is different than the reuest thing youre talkin about…Gamestop HAS 2.5 million on order with Sony…they will sell every single one of them…ill come back to this in January

          • Veries Seals

            yeah, but back orders from one corp to another still does not tell actual sales or does it let you predict sales. Its sell not relevant and that does not mean they will sale them all. But if they do then great but its nothing to brag about. Lets just see how they sale after the Christmas Euphoria is over.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            guess we’ll see

  • CivilRobo

    Damn shame. Lot of people missing out on a great system.

  • jreed3842

    Well…. that sucks.
    Well. They don’t know what they’re missing.

  • devmiles

    one simple fact, every potential wii-u buyer has one thing in common..they complain about the games. it’s true.. what a fucking shitty library of games, even nintendo admits it. they should have known when the ps4 would come sony would perfected all the little details and many games ARE coming soon. PS4 won’t lack software, won’t lack developers or support…just fact. it’s nintendo’s own fault and don’t start with we have a handful of nice games, no, we haven’t got shit.. we have mario and mario and pikmin, batman is ok that’s it.. and a whole shitload of VC games that 1st of all play like shit and 2nd shouldn’t even be there..cut the crap and make games asap nintendo. you might be handheld king, you might have stacks of money but with this behaviour you end up like sega. i’m like more than halfway through mario and i gotta say it’s nice, looks good but same old style from 3d land. people are getting mario sick here. look at the current sonic games, all shit

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

      By people getting mario sick you mean you right?? This is nothing but your opinion which you are entitled to but please do not pass it off as fact or speak for everyone based on your personal tastes. You can make the claims that all Nintendo’s games are the same based on the characters they use in their games but it is not true. Also what is so new on the PS4 and XBOX One. I see plenty of sequels and games of the same old names that have been on those consoles for years. Not many new game IPs to speak of.

      Oh and the VC titles play pretty good and sell pretty well for those into classic gaming. Just because you aren’t doesn’t mean everyone else shares your opinion

      • RyuNoHadouken

        Mario sucks bro…deal with it…and the Wii U is a huge failure…only reason i dont sell it is because I wanna play the next Xenoblade, Fire Emblem, Mario Kart and Zelda…outside of that, I have an expensive paper weight

  • ENDOT123

    man… bring a propper pokemon game to wii u and you will see the meaning of sales.

    • Pikachief

      They’ve said multiple times that they will not, ever, bring a main pokemon title to a home console. Handhelds only.

      • ENDOT123

        Yes but Im saying if they did, things would be different.

  • Fboogey

    Honestly people this is to be expected. These consoles JUST released with a TON of HYPE created by tons of paid ads and tech fanboys/gadget whores.. The Hype machine is going full steam ahead on them. So I expected them to outsell the WII U in the week or two, maybe even in the first couple of months. But once the hype dies down then we’ll see where we’re really at. Note that the fastest selling console previously in the UK was the PSP and how did that fair against the DS in the long run? The DS destroyed it. Like I said lets wait till the hype goes down. When we’re around April/May if they are still outselling WII U then I’ll be willing to say they got it as far as sales this Hardware gen

    • Pikachief

      The install base will be much larger on PS4 and XB1 so 3rd party wont have any chance on Wii U. :/ All up to the exclusives basically.

    • Adam Porter

      there is a huge difference between fastest selling and what is going on here, this is 48hours of sales vs 12months of sales. this isn’t as if there is just 10000 units between them in one week sales or something this just shows how much of an utter failure the wiiU is in the UK, it shows that there are consumers out there wanting a new games console but that the WiiU just isn’t it. and if that’s the case after a year then that’s how it’s going to be, if wiiU sells the same over the next 6-7years as it sold in the first year then it will barely break the 1,000,000 units sold mark in the UK. wake up and see the size of the situation nintendo are dealing with here.

  • TalesOfBS

    Welcome to 2013 game industry. Hype and lies sell consoles, not games.

    • oontz

      What are these hypes and lies you are talking about?

      • NintenScience

        Marketing.

        • oontz

          but what exactly (while marketing) did sony lie about the ps4?

          • TalesOfBS

            Here is the tip of the iceberg so you can start googleing: used games.

          • oontz

            Well thanks to your genius response I have about 1,750,000,000 results after googling “used games”. Again instead of trying to be cryptic… what did sony lie about? You’re making a pretty bold claim that you can’t seem to back up.

          • TalesOfBS

            Instead of blindly defend them, get your head out of your ass and use google right. Start with the articles about how they silently dropped paid online play and reserved for themselves the right to block used games after all that “this is for gamers” PR bullshit while everybody was busy bitching about m$ failed DRM attempt.

          • oontz

            “Instead of blindly defend them, get your head out of your ass”

            I’m not the one with my head in my ass, nor am I the one making blind accusations such as “Hype and lies sell consoles, not games.”

            “how they silently dropped paid online play”

            Ha ha, ha… They never silently dropped anything… they stated ON record during a press briefing that ps4 users would require a PS+ subscription to play online multiplayer.
            http://ap.ign.com/en/news/7253/e3-2013-playstation-plus-required-for-ps4-online-play
            Not really that big of a deal since PS+ is an amazing service. For just $49.99usd last year, PS+ Users received over $1000usd in free downloadable retail ps3, psvita and psn games. How can that be seen as a bad thing. On top of that all other online functions on PS4 work without a ps+ subscription a far cry from the likes of xbox live.

            “and reserved for themselves the right to block used games after all that “this is for gamers” PR bullshit”

            Again they have stated on record that on the European PSN network they needed to update the TOS as a legality. Not all the PSN networks. They still stand by their statement at E3 that gamers have the right to do what they want with physical games they have bought. There is no DRM, maybe you don’t know what DRM is? Have a look in a local game store (if ps4 has launched in your region) and you’ll see used PS4 games already… I know I have.

            So for the record… I still haven’t heard any lies about the ps4. Maybe you have a different version on google than me?

        • TalesOfBS

          More than just that.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Sounds like anger to me.

  • Obambush

    This gap will only increase in 2014, X1 has TitanFall, Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Fable, Plants vs Zombies plus 3rd party, PS4 is getting DriveClub, Infamous 2nd son, The Order 1887 etc.

  • Lophs

    One day? One day?….The Wii U is Underpowered, the marketing is a joke, the one unique thing it has going for it it doesn’t even do the right. Using a resistive screen instead of capacitive to shave off a few bucks to rip people off. Hello 2004 called, wants its tech back…You make a crappy product of course people won’t buy it….

    • NintenScience

      Resistive touchscreens do have their advantages.

  • Old School

    Is this a surprise? Fuck no it ain’t, Nintendo has failed us plain and simple! I own a Wii U and I have played Wii games on it for months until recently due to Super Mario 3D. I will say the graphics are nice but its so damn easy it’s retarded.

    Now about VC, LOL! The games suck, they COULD be great if they brought the damn originals for us old school gamers that used to hang out in the arcades. Some of you know what I’m talkin about…..waiting to get out if school to play games like Double Dragon, WWF Superstars, Ninja Gaiden, Golden Axe, Final Fight, TMNT, Street Fighter 2, MK, Killer Instinct ect. If Nintendo knew what they were doing with the VC they would bring back these games and the ORIGINALS!

    Why can’t Nintendo excite us anymore?

    • Anthony K Aurelia

      Killer Instinct is now owned by M$ so they will never have that on Nintendo anything.

  • Old School

    Also I am not fan boy of any console since I have had so many, Turbo Grafx, every Nintendo product, all PS’s except 4, ect but I want all you gamers to actually take a look in person or on YouTube and see the difference between XBOX 1, PS4 and the U. You can clearly see how they offer more then what the Wii U can do. I understand the whole “family safe” system that Nintendo has brought into gaming but it would be nice to talk, IM chat, video chat or anything close to what these systems can do. The YouTube thing on Wii U is a joke.

    Sorry but I am just a little frustrated with Nintendo. Why wait so long to bring out the real games (and sellers) Smash Bros and Mario Kart?

    • Robin

      Why is it that the new Halo they announced in E3 is not at console release? or Quantum Break? Infamous Second Son? The Order 1886? because it takes time to make a game.

  • Josie the Sketcher

    As well as I defend Nintendo I also been supporting Sony since PS1.

    Most people seem to forget that Nintendo are still the heart and core of video gaming and the world needs them more than ever.

    If Nintendo quits, video games will die with them because all there would be are interactive movies starring fighters on steroids and people killing each other.

    We need variety! VARIETY!!!!!!!!

    As the Sony president once said, “We need the Wii U to succeed”

  • Adam Porter

    look the goddamn console is dead, dead, DEAD, DEAD!!! stop encouraging nintendo upon this path to failure, it’s about time they released the console they should have released over a year ago, shove huge horsepower into the box to meet or exceed the power of the xbox and ps4 and just be done with it, devs will not develop for a console that doesn’t sell and has outdated tech.

    • SkullScience

      See my above post, ignorant people are just blinkered by the tv consoles and don’t see the companies as a whole. By your logic PSP would have beat DS, Vita would easily have beat 3DS, Xbox would have beat PS2. Idiots!!! It is not about tech, if it was the PC Engine would have obliterated the NES, the Panasonic 3DO would have killed the SNES! By your logic the Gamecube would have been far superior to PS2 in terms of sales. AAAHH! The list go’s on and on!! I suspect Wii U struggles are more to do with brand awareness and Nintendo selling out to the casuals. That may take a couple of generations to recover from, but the money they made from that will hold them in good stead, and of-course the 3DS is dominating.

      • Adam Porter

        how? these console each sold in 2 days what it took a year for the wiiU to sell, and more. so you are blinkered, i don’t think nintendo are dead, just the wiiU, i didn’t say it was all down to tech, it’s down to games, but wiiU’s lack of inspiring tech is keeping 3rd parties away, and alot of gamers, and the rest of the devs who don’t care about tech are staying away because of the low install base, and that leads to fewer gamers wanting the wiiU. nintendo needed to get our attention early on and they didn’t do that, now with the other 2 consoles here it’s a hell of alot harder to win people over especially as the 360 has similar tech and more games and is cheaper and the ps4 is new has better tech a larger install base and will therefore have more exclusives from 3rd parties and costs about 50 euro more than the wiiU.

        • SkullScience

          But you are obviously choosing to ignore two prime examples from recent history. The PSP sold like hotcakes at launch and had superior tech, The 3DS sold miserably its first year and had inferior tech. What happened next? Why do people not discuss the fact that, potentially, Sony will have ‘failed’ in handheld wars two generations on a row. Somehow do people think that handhelds are not bringing in revenue or are not important? People get distracted so easily by hype.

  • SkullScience

    Hmmm! What they don’t mention is the record that the PS4 surpassed in the UK. That of the PSP. That went on to be an utter failure for half a decade afterwards, so the initial figures really do mean very little. What gets me is no-one mentions the total and miserable failure of the PS Vita in comparison to 3DS, like somehow that isn’t relevant to Sony and Nintendo. with Vita only having 6 million global sales and 3DS having 34 million. Vita is bleeding Sony millions! Sony’s projections have been slashed by 40% this fiscal year. It is just trendy to bash on Nintendo.

    • oontz

      You do realize that the PSP is still being sold in many regions around the world right? Not exactly the poster child for an utter failure. Do some research.

      • SkullScience

        I said an utter failure for half a decade in the UK, not its total lifespan. The PSP has existed for nearly a decade now. The PSP did pick up a little towards the end of its life, but just because it is still available for retail does not mean it was a screaming success. The DS still outsold it 2:1 despite being massively inferior technically. My point was it had an amazing launch, like PS4, but trailed off to virtually nothing.

        • oontz

          “My point was it had an amazing launch, like PS4, but trailed off to virtually nothing.”

          Ummmm, like the wiiu?

          • SkullScience

            Erm, no, because the Wii U didn’t have an amazing launch. You really aren’t bright are you? Ok, lets try and say this slowly and deliberately. We are looking at two Sony machines, both had stunning launches in the UK, one has completed its lifecycle, one is at the start. The one that has completed its lifecycle in the UK was not a success in the UK by the end of its life. Which one am I talking about? Go back to the first week of September 2005, the headlines for PSP were identical to the PS4 headlines now. But having read your first post, then the one above, by your argument and logic the Wii U will be a success by the end of its life or at least ‘not exactly the poster child of an utter failure’. Strange aren’t you!! The PSP launch smashed the record of the DS launch, look how it turned out, in the UK approx. 9 million DS and 3 million PSP at end of lifecycle. Still, those launch figures were really important!!!!

          • oontz

            “Erm, no, because the Wii U didn’t have an amazing launch.”

            ummm… the wiiu sold close to 3 million within its launch window. How is that not an amazing launch? And you say I’m not bright… lol.

          • SkullScience

            Oh dear! Back to school for Oontz! Obviously you can not read, can not listen and have no idea of ‘contextualisation’. What does the article say Mr Smarty Pants?!!! Well? It says the UK!! That’s right, and the Wii U has only sold 150,000 in an entire year in the UK and was overtaken within a week by other consoles. Now once again, how was that an ‘amazing launch’ in the UK?!!! The record we are talking about is PS4 v PSP, once again, in the UK. WHAT DOES THE HEADLINE SAY….. UK!!!! Doh!!!

          • oontz

            you didn’t say…

            “”Erm, no, because the Wii U didn’t have an amazing launch *in the UK*”

            you said…

            “Erm, no, because the Wii U didn’t have an amazing launch.”

            don’t say one thing but mean something else.

      • NintenScience

        Ignore SkullScience.

        • Guest

          Hm?

        • SkullScience

          Why, looking at your profile you seem rather unpopular. Child or troll?

          • NintenScience

            Neither.

            I apologise for that statement.

          • Guest

            Hello?

    • NintenScience

      Are you trolling my username?

      • SkullScience

        I am a scientist, are you?

        • NintenScience

          Almost.

          A scientist is someone that uses the scientific method.

          I am interested in science.

        • NintenScience

          I see in your profile that you are a practitioner of Environmental Science…

  • smguk

    So the Nintendo fans are just ignorant as those in the Sony & Microsoft camp honestly you think all people are buying a XB1 for is COD & TV right… I happen to own both a Wii U & XB1 at the moment and have been playing games since the days of the Spectrum i would consider myself more of a Xbox person and i bought it because of exclusives such as TitanFall / Halo 5 / Fable Legends / Quantum Break / Forza 5 etc etc.
    For a start they shouldn’t have called it “Wii” anything, Secondly the Gamepad is fine but most people want a proper control pad so they should of spent more time and money to come with something that competes on a level with the rivals control pads. And like them or not Nintendo needs something like achievements or Trophy’s and they also need Mario Kart asap.

    • SkullScience

      Exactly my point, although my first was Amstrad CPC! Lol!! I own all next gen consoles and can see the biggest, most damaging thing for Nintendo was selling out to casuals and then, with an ambiguous name change, expecting non-tech savvy casuals to understand Wii U was a step-up, or indeed why they would need one at all. Of-course, finances garnered from the Wii may have long-term benefits and the 3DS is dominating the world. It is no use comparing Wii U to Wii as the user base was transient. The Wii U should be directly compared to GameCube as the user base will be similar. I disagree with the Gamepad and believe in the end it may be Nintendo’s trump card, even if everyone gets Wii U as a second console for off-screen play.

  • Mj78

    It is just laughable. I have seen a couple of Super mario ads in the last few weeks and every other advert has been for ps4 or xbone. Wii u is finished, mind you it never got started. What were u thinking of Nintendo?

  • Mj78

    The advert for for just dance makes me laugh – it is out on wii and wii u but the wii version is the focus of the advert!! GENIUS. NIntendo have got no clue how to advertise the wii u and to be honest, I think after 2014, they will stop producing games for it and wither focus on the 3DS solely or just maybe try again, but I think we will see Nintendo games on Sony machines in the future, possibly from 2015.

  • Marcus Larsson

    Seriously why are we defending Nintendo when they are not selling.
    It has to be something they did wrong?
    It’s on nintendos table to make sure the console sells and to get all the third party games for the console.
    Who’s other fault is it? The media? Sure they love to say that Nintendo doesn’t sell but that wasn’t until it was true.
    The media loves to announce when any company ships wrecked consoles as well, like with both Xbox and playstation.
    Is it our fault? I sold my ps3 and was hoping the wii u was my only console this gen.
    Hell I even dreamed of the console after it was announced the first time.
    Here I am with a console I barely play and just wait for watch dogs.
    Where is all the games that utilizes the controller in a brilliant way?
    Nintendoland and zombieu and zombieu had terrible fight gameplay which fugged it all up.
    I’m just disappointed…

  • Zombie_Andrew

    Let’s face it Nintendo are cheap asses, they are trying to save every penny in order to squeeze some sort of profit, instead of investing money into actually getting consumers aware of the WiiU and its potential with third party games “hey you can get Call of Duty Ghosts AND Mario 3D World on this console!” they stick to Nintendo directs and youtube adverts. It’s stupid. Nintendo should be cramming Wii U and its huge exclusive library down our throats -on TV, on public transport and in newspapers. But I’ve barely seen ONE TV advert. Seriously Nintendo need to hire a new PR company, or actually invest money in the one they use.

  • Andrew W Garttmeyer

    what…a…joke…

  • Rocky

    I feel that Nintendo like to base sells on history or past, which is nothing wrong with that, but they gotta focus on what the MAJORITY of gamer TODAY generation want. Which are consoles that are similar to PC SPEC. No more weak stuff, that loads longer, graphic do matter to the MAJORITY gamers; if I had to choose a date between 3 girls (3 console) I would want the the most beautiful one (beautiful graphics). Gamecube had the best graphic and failed, but that generation of gamers aren’t PC fanatic like TODAY GENERATION.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      you’re partly right…anyone that down votes you is in their feelings

    • Leo

      Do you have a WiiU?

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    well doesn’t matter its just new so everyone is picking it from there poket so after a few days/weeks/monts/years its gone

  • Relick

    What’s the surprise here? The only thing most people play in the UK is FIFA anyway. Also the 360 outsold the Wii in the UK so it really is no surprise why this is.

    If anything, I’d be surprised if WiiU sold more than the others in any country.

  • Forbsz

    People keep defending Wii U like crazy fanboys people need to wake up and realize maybe it isn’t going to be okay for nintendo sure they’ll keep going but how well will this console really be for them…

    • SkullScience

      Nintendo’s handhelds have always kept them going strong. Nintendo TV consoles tend to be secondary since the Gameboy. People must see the Wii as the system that bucked the trend as the user-base was transient and had zero brand loyalty. You could only imagine Nintendo were fully aware of this when performing their market research. If Wii U sales are similar to Gamecube in its lifespan then they have retained their core user-base. It is the handhelds that make mega-bucks for Nintendo. I don’t see why people seem to see this as any different as Sony’s handhelds always losing out. Green is green!!

  • Chris Hearn

    I’m buying one for my 5 year old.
    Adults arguing over toys? Please!

  • Leo

    More PS/Xbox propaganda? Haven’t we had enough?

    • NintenScience

      lol

  • NintenScience

    Oh no, NOT another @Donaald:disqus!!!!

  • tronic307

    Banned as always!

  • Jon

    Yeah…. I guess that’s why the 3DS is selling so well then. Yep guys, Nintendo isn’t wanted that’s why it is pushing 400k 3DS’s a week. We can all go home now.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Are you always this pessimistic? If you weren’t, I bet you that you would have more friends. Be positive and you will get better results instead of people hating on you all the time. Not to cramp your style, but just making a simple point. I understand if you disagree. Don’t you want friends? People who can get you through the good, the bad, and the ugly, and never leave your side no matter what? I understand Nintendo HAS changed overtime but the same Nintendo you knew then is still there just in a new light. This doesn’t mean you should give up on them-have you witnessed how they never gave up on you just when you thought your gaming days were finished? Where would you be if they never became an integral part of your childhood or the part of your life where you almost gave up all hope when you thought all was lost?

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Lol. Well that didn’t take him very long.

  • Guest

    xd

  • NintenScience

    rofl

  • Jon

    yeah but you said Nintendo and the 3DS is part of Nintendo so saying no one wants to revisit Nintendo, isn’t the truth at all which contradicts your name….again… kind of ironic.

  • NintenScience

    Are you downvoting me?

  • Jon

    yes, and so did you. The fact is you said no one wants Nintendo when that is completely untrue. The article being about the Wii U doesn’t matter when you were the initial one to move from that subject.

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    you looks like 2 different person; and one is so idiot;

    if you say:

    ” Nintendo is something from the past that no one wants to revisit in 2014. ”

    don’t say : “this is WII U DAILY, not 3DS Daily.” because if you say “nintendo” you include everything in it.

    and yes wiiu daily have a section for 3DS…. my god

  • NintenScience

    Why the downvote?

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Sony are plugging Watch Dogs no end and it’s apparently working well for them. Since its coming to Wii U too, Nintendo should show it for Wii U to get in on the hype and persuade people that they don’t need a PS4 for such great games. The best Nintendo is doing is saying there’s a new 3D Mario out which is all well and good but they need to hype up Wii U as a next-gen console to compete and show that its the cheapest console with the best ideas and the best exclusives.