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Nintendo officially lowers Wii U sales forecast

Nintendo wii u logoNintendo had a somewhat unrealistic sales forecast for the Wii U: they estimated the console would sell 6.8 million units in fiscal year 2014 alone. As everyone expected, they have now revised their sales forecast to better reflect reality.

Nintendo now expects to sell 4.3 million units in fiscal year 2013, which ends on March 31, 2014. As of December 2013, the Wii U has sold a total of 4.3 million consoles in total (including both 2012 and 2013 fiscal years).

While it was clear that the Wii U would not reach Nintendo’s target sales, the console has been doing a lot better lately, thanks to high-profile games from Nintendo.

Ever sine the release of Pikmin 3 back in August, sales have steadily increased. Nintendo also released Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World in the Fall and Winter, which help sustain the sales increase.

While Nintendo hasn’t been doing well when it comes to marketing the Wii U, they have done a great job at launching great games with a few months in between.

In 2014, Nintendo expects to release Mario Kart 8 in the Spring, which will hopefully sustain the current Wii U sales level. Later in 2014, Wii U owners can look forward to games such as Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros U, Yarn Yoshi, and more.

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  • COMIN4DATASS

    I don’t know what to say about this but I can just imagine the headlines from the gaming websites about how Nintendo is doomed.

    • JB

      I honestly think Mr. Kinsley draws the short straw in which articles he gets to publish. Or he volunteers because he can take all the crap most people give him on this site. Lol

      • Wii U Daily

        Pretty much. I always get a lot of flack from readers, but someone has to report the “bad” news…

        • crocodileman94

          very funny…

        • jrob23

          but it’s not actual news. It’s some random dudes tweet. I mean, really. This is the worst article yet and that is saying something

        • Deadpool U

          Except this isn’t news you have nothing to support this claim.

  • LopsidedPasta

    It’s sad, but it’s the right decision. Hopefully Nintendo admitting they were overestimating the Wii U’s current success will lead to them admitting, and then fixing what they did wrong, i.e. awkward marketing, weak virtual console, and a lack of hardcore games.

    • Deadpool U

      What do you classify as ‘hardcore’?

      • LopsidedPasta

        Bayonetta 2, Assassin’s Creed, COD, Injustice, Sniper Elite, Battlefield, Tom Clancy. The Wii U has some of these games, but they are always neutered ports of the 360 and PS3 equivalents. Some haven’t come out yet, and some are out, but have no DLC for the games.
        Nintendo needs to make more of an effort getting these games, and getting the FULL EXPERIENCE of the game. I’m tired of getting these games, and getting maybe 5 or 6 ours of fun out of them. That’s why I’m getting a PS4. Also, why was I downvoted in my first post? How am I wrong about anything I just said?

        • Shota

          dunno trolls maybe. you did made a good statement though

        • CMB

          COD is hardcore? You’re joking right?

          • LopsidedPasta

            I hate cod also, but it is considered “hardcore” whether you like it or not.

          • CMB

            uuhh, infinity ward,the developers of the game, stated themselves that COD is not a hardcore game. Its more of a casual game. More casuals play it than hardcore players. A real hardcore FPS is counter strike.

          • LopsidedPasta

            I know. But it is CONSIDERED hardcore. Why can’t anyone read today???

          • CMB

            By who? Most actual hardcore gamers i know do not consider it hardcore. It’s fun, but not hardcore. Even the developers themselves said it was not “hardcore”.

          • LopsidedPasta

            People! The people I know DO consider it hardcore. I’m sure a lot of people do.

          • CMB

            Still means nothing when most of the player base is casual and the developers themselves said they target that base. If they target the casual base then doesn’t that make it a casual game.

          • Rinslowe

            COD has adult oriented themes present and the constant portrayal of war and violence by definition. But hardcore, these facts do not make.
            Alternatively, I prefer Nintendo’s hardcore fun factor and creative genius.

            Hardcore….

        • NkoSekirei

          sry dude but wen u said bayonetta 2 is a port from 360 and ps3 then ur comment is invalid.Bayonetta 2 is for wii u only and battlefield is not on the wii u either cause of issues with(cough)EA sucks(cough)

          • LopsidedPasta

            Lol, I NEVER said Bayonetta 2 was a 360 and PS3 port. Learn to read.

      • DragonSilths

        Basically every Nintendo IP that hasn’t been released yet on Wii U.

  • Cesar Barroso

    Where did you get that information from?

    • GmailIsDown

      i would like to know this as well. most i can find is some “analyst” tweeting that he now forecasts 4.3m: “Nintendo – WiiU we now forecast 4.3m for FY3/14 down from 6.8m prior, but Dec in JP was 26x Sept levels driven by Super Mario 3D World”

  • Deadpool U

    Can someone tell why I only glanced at title and knew who was writing this?

    • DK_Hadouken

      Because we can smell biased B.S. from Kingsley’s mouth well before we click on his articles.

    • The Clockwork Being

      I was actually surprised at some point. I went on Wii U daily saw the Nintendo is worth more then Sony article and was like: ”Are you serious Kingsley wrote this!!” then my reaction afgter clicking was: ”Ah no its the good ol Zorpix.”

  • Petri

    Funny how you claim “officially” without any sources to name.
    Bet it’s that tweet by that one random dude.

    • Guest

      Exactly I just searched for it and found nothing except articles about Nintendo’s stock going up since China lifted the console ban a matter-of-fact why hasn’t that been reported here?

    • DK_Hadouken

      You mean the one with the hair, right? Or was it that one bald guy?

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      They already reached 4.3 mil. that tweet makes no sense…

      • kevin nun—-

        I think he is refering to the 2013 fiscal year, not total sales since launch.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I have no idea… it’s not very clear

          • Noteak

            Zorpix aren’t you a writer on here, can’t you put the word in noone likes John Kinsley?

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Not my job, not my place

          • Noteak

            That is true, do you know if he reads comments like Ashley and you do though?

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            No clue on that one. Sorry.

    • CMB

      Yeah nintendo did not officially say they did, this guy is just speculating.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Yep not official at all. IF they did change it a actually believable source should have come with the article.

  • D Moness

    Nintendo now expects to sell 4.3 million units in fiscal year 2014, which ends on March 31, 2014.

    How can a fiscal year end when that year just started. Fiscal year 2014 ends in march 2015, fiscal year 2013 end in march 2014

  • Justagamer

    @john Kinsley You failed again…Dude id retire..You sir are exposed

  • InsaneZucchini

    As of December 2013 is a bit misleading, considering the article you link to is from December 14th. And not the end of December or any time in January stating the past months sales. And you’re not providing any actual sources here… nor in the article saying that it sold 4.3 mil that you linked.

  • Googs

    Isn’t it kinda obvious that 4,3m is more ‘realistic’ when they already sold over 5m consoles?

  • Michael Rowlands

    I am sick of Nintendo if something good don’t come out of this years e3 them my wii u is going back in the box……the only thing that will save the wii u now is a game like doom 4 all half life 3 and we all no that’s not going to happen so yes I do think the wii u is doomed

    • Deadpool U
    • Alan Michael Hensley

      if there was a Doom 4, it would suck balls, and Half Life 3 will never come out, and even it it does, the other Half Life games, aren’t that great, I don’t see the big deal with them

    • BGhp

      For real I have been waiting since 2011 of the Wii U to come out getting all excited and $hit telling my friends about the Wii U and then they would say its just a Wii U and I would say no its a Wii U. Then when the console comes out then I wait and wait wait for somthing extremely good to happen. People would say Oh $hit look at Monster Hunter on the Wii U damn look at those textures but really it was the same but only in HD The same thing for Zelda WW HD but with just better lighting. Its natural to be disappointing at Nintendo and you should be.

      • Deadpool U

        I can not understand any of this.

        • BGhp

          The Wii U is disappointing.

          • Deadpool U

            You’re disappointing.

          • BGhp

            No your disappointing! You shouldn’t be ok with the Wii U right now. As a consumer you should me more demanding. One of the things that the Nintendo haters are right on is that we have a habit of damage controlling. When damage controlling get out of hand that means that you have accepted mediocrity. Lots of Nintendo fans wouldn’t notices accept a few. How could Nintendo ever get better if we pretend to be happy. The time is hear this is were Nintendo needs to take action not tomorrow not next month or next year..They have to take action right now!!!!
            I what them to be talked about everywhere in a good way. I want in Wii U to be relevant to the outside world. I want good quality games back to back to back First Second and third party. And no game droughts like right now. Till that day comes the Wii U is disappointing do you understand?

          • Deadpool U

            I wish I had the time and patiance to explain all the reasons why you are sersously wrong but I should’t waste time on trolls like you.

          • BGhp

            You don’t have reasons because every thing I said was true. I am not a toll or a hater. Nintendo has to fix there only problems not you. Only they can prove the haters wrong by taking action.

          • Guest

            Are you John Kinsley?

  • Interloper

    I don’t think I understand this correctly…so Nintendo decided to change their sales forecast to match what has already been sold? They don’t believe that they’ll sell even another 100k before the end of the fiscal year..?

    • NkoSekirei

      let me give u piece of advice dont trust in wat jon kinsley writes on here hes not a big fan of nintendo and keeps on posting negative articles about the wii u

  • DragonSilths

    I thought Wii U sales were at like 5.2 million right now?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      That’s according to VGChartz, which isn’t a reliable source. Never seen those numbers nowhere else.

      • DragonSilths

        So either way someone is wrong and nobody knows the real number. Wii U is the wild card it seems.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          No one knows the exact numbers. Probably won’t know until the end of the fiscal year which ends March 31st.

    • jrob23

      They were 3.91 officially at end of last quarter. After holiday seasons based on several reports it is assumed they have sold anywhere from 5 to 5.5 million.

  • crocodileman94

    Aaaand, what is your sources besides this random tweet from a random guy?

  • Superstick98

    Even if the Wii U does not sell that much throughout it’s lifetime, I still consider it one of the best consoles ever. It’s like the Vita situation. A great piece of hardware that just needs games. And those games are coming. ;)

  • XypherCode

    i think this…in one way or another…is false info. better get your facts straight.

  • CEObrainz

    I’m betting this article will have a huge amount of comments.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I’d say you’re probably right.

      • Screamin Mime

        You guys think people will just comment with nothing pertinent to say?

        • CEObrainz

          It’s a trend with this site, the more negative news usually have more comments unless it’s something really brilliant from Nintendo. However whether peoples comments are relevant are not is totally based on the context they were written in.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Wasn’t what was said at all, so dunno why you’d think that. However, CEObrainz is right, negative news draws in more hits and comments. It certainly is a trend here. There are people who make relevant points here, but there are also a lot of crazies who just go AWOL over bad news and lash out at anyone who agrees with it. Positive news has the same effect, so it’s a no win situation.

          • NkoSekirei

            im more concern about everyone getting downvoted to oblivion by fking hackers/trolls that need to stop

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, whether it was trolls or hackers, it’s not something that can be easily controlled. They’ll always find their way through, which is why the best course of action is to simply ignore them.

    • Clel

      John Kinsley’s articles do have a tendency to attract a lot of clicks and comments…

    • The Clockwork Being

      How’d you guess?Is it because its a Kingsley article? OR maybe because the headline is a clickbait? Or even because the info is obviously false?

  • PlayboyPacquiao

    John Kinsley, I select you as my next opponent. Prepare to see me in the boxing ring April 12…

    -Manny

  • jrob23

    LOL, some random dude tweets this and all of a sudden it’s official. mynintendonews.com first reported this. I wonder if Mr. Kinsley is SICKR in disguise. Both don’t seem to like Nintendo yet run blogs on them. It’s so weird. You’d think they would be embarrassed at how poor the journalism is but they don’t. Oh well

    • Donaald

      It was alba who wrote the article on mnn.

      • jrob23

        but SICKR owns the site and if you look at his tweets…he barely ever mentions Nintendo. Mostly he talks about Sony and Microsoft which is odd when you own a Nintendo centric site. The lack of Nintendo tweets and the bad news he is always reporting makes me think he’s a xbot or Sony shill in disguise

  • Decker Shado

    I’d like a feature to be added to Wii U daily – let us know the writer of an article before we click, therefore I will be able to avoid being Kinsley’d.

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      OMG, i think the same every time i came here…. if they put out the article the writer i avoid to click on it.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Great minds think a like Decker. I thought of the same thing.

    • ScrewAttack

      I fourth this wonderful innovation!

  • DK_Hadouken

    I’m starting to think that Kingsley sees the Grim in his toilet every time he takes a shit and believes it is related to Nintendo.

  • Levi Johansen

    Nintendos previous forecast was 9 million, not 6.8… right?

    And they have more than 4.3 now, they have more like 5.2…. maybe their new forecast is 6.8 and the writer messed up the numbers…

    Anyway, that’s a low forecast. I think the Wii U will sell atleast 8 by the end of March.

  • Donaald

    John, how much do they pay you to be a retard? Cuz I want some of that money, nigguh.

  • Rocky Math
    • bd-lt-dnkr

      That article is bs. How does a ‘large’ developer have so many problems in developing a game for the Wii U (durrr, even ‘hello world’ was hard), when the indy developers put stuff on the eshop all the time?

  • Mario73

    well, we all know the wiiu is going to shit unless nintendo realeases somthing major, but too bad nintendo has shit till mario kart 8. we all know that dk will be an good game, but its not going to be the wiiu killer app

    • NkoSekirei

      seriously ur gonna believe wat jons writes on here(facepalm) u need to read more of his articles to understand why he posts negative articles about the wii u and you ll see hes not a fan of nintendo

      • Mario73

        i actually did not even read his article, i just wrote what we are all thinking, i couldnt care less what he thinks, since i know hes not a real fan like me or any of us

  • gamerinexile

    Oh dear god, not again! This is the second site I’ve seen referring to this as “official” word from nintendo. THIS IS NOT FROM NINTENDO! It’s just an analyst, and he’s not affiliated with nintendo in any way. Nintendo has not changed their sales forecast whatsoever. Seriously, I know sites like this can’t exactly attract the most talented writers around, but is it really that difficult for people to check their sources? Or even actually LOOK AT their sources before you post a story? Someone kill me, please.

    • jrob23

      Part of me thinks that these aren’t even Nintendo fans that run these sites. There is a lot of disinformation and bad news reported. The major sites have more resources and more reason to post these types of things and even they don’t go to the lengths that this article does. Shameful

      • NkoSekirei

        i agree

      • gamerinexile

        It’s just neglect. I’m sure the people writing for these sites are busy with other things and have little motivation to spend much time here. But if you’re going to go out of the way to post something, do it right and at least GLANCE at the source you’re citing.

    • Ducked

      “Hi gamerinexile,

      Welcome to Wii U Daily. You have managed to see a John Kinsley article.

      • gamerinexile

        I come here just about every day, and this is the first time I’ve seen an article that actually pissed me off. I saw the same thing on another site. It makes me want to start my own Nintendo fan site.

        • The Clockwork Being

          B-B-But your name says you’ve been in exile. How is that even possible for you to come here everyday if you have exiled from the gaming community.

          • gamerinexile

            How is it possible for you to formulate such a complex thought and base a question on it when you’re a clockwork being and not a real man?

        • Andreas Sunde

          Good sites: Nintendo Enthusiast, Always Nintendo, Nintendo Life, and Wii U Forums.

        • bizzy gie

          This doesn’t reflect every writer at this site. It’s a John Kinsley article.

          • gamerinexile

            I know.

        • Justagamer

          If you do let me know

          • Virus6

            I look at GoNintendo and NintendoLife

          • gamerinexile

            Me too. Nintendolife is a great one.

          • gamerinexile

            I will. It might take me a while to put it together, but I think I’m going to do it.

        • Ducked

          Wii U Daily usually isn’t biased, as long as the article isn’t being written by Kinsley. Nintendo Life is a pretty good site as well. But, maybe you should make your own site. Let me know if you do, I’ll be one to join ;)

        • Chad Dodsworth

          I ended up taking this site off my favorites due to how biased it can be at times.

          But I do come back a few times a week because I love Nintendo!

      • Justagamer

        They need to get rid of john..He is biased towards Nintendo.

        • Ducked

          Tell me about it, the whole community knows it now

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      This is John Kinsley, what could we expect ?

      • Rinslowe

        In other breaking news, it’s actually quite brisk in most parts of the UK right now… :)

    • fireheartis1

      Welcome to a John Kinsley article where it’s always doom and gloom for Nintendo even if it’s not true.

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        But this article isn’t doom and gloom, it’s just bad journalism.

    • Alex Ortiz

      soo, what if it wasnt an official? Wii u still isnt selling 9 million, or 8 or 7

      • gamerinexile

        Ummm, are you serious? It’s called journalistic integrity, guy. The numbers aren’t the issue here. I would be reacting the exact same way if the numbers were reversed and the article was claiming an increase in the sales forecast.

    • Bobthebuilding

      So let me get this straight. The Wii U is selling a million per week and completely destroying the PS4 and the Xbox One, but there’s a worldwide conspiracy to cover up the true sales figures, correct? As a matter of fact, Nintendo has officially TRIPLED its sales forecast, right? LOL. Denial. Enjoy your Wii U. It’s a complete failure but Nintendo is a big enough company to sustain it for the few thousand who own it.

      • gamerinexile

        First off, you’re an idiot/douchebag/troll for coming to a site called “wii u daily” and making fun of the wii u. Second, none of your points even make sense. Are you trying to quote someone? Who ever said any of those things? The key to effectively belittling someone is to accurately portray them and their words. You can’t just randomly ascribe statements to someone that they never made.

        Anyway, since you specifically decided to post your garbage in response to my post without really reading what I wrote, apparently, I never once said that this has anything to do with a conspiracy, or that people are trying to cover up Nintendo’s actual sales figures. The point of my post was that I can’t stand when news is falsely/innacurately reported on. It’s a pretty simple concept, but apparently not simple enough for a dunce like you.

        And by the way, that’s a really stupid name you’re using.

        • edwincarp

          hmmmm.

          • gamerinexile

            Hi.

          • edwincarp

            I was going to write something a little larger, but then I just thought… hmmmm I need to just relax a little bit. I’m sure you have the best interests at heart but may I point out one thing. You might want to take a step back, away from the idea of belittling people; it’s too prevalent these days and it’s part of the problem, not the solution. Other than that, I won’t comment on your activities I’ll just let you get on with it.

          • gamerinexile

            Thank you for taking the time to tell me that. But I take stupidity and lack of thought very seriously, no matter what it relates to. The internet is a vessel of inaccurate information, and it tends to elevate ignorance and celebrate it by giving a megaphone to uneducated people and letting them make whatever incorrect statements they want with zero oversight. And believe it or not, inaccurate information can actually do a lot of damage when it goes unchecked, even on a website such as this one, humble though it is. So excuse me for not being as holy as thou art, and turning the other cheek. But I’m fed up with trolls and morons.

          • edwincarp

            If you can do decent parodies, then by all means, but be careful not to be too aggressive or passive-aggressive. That’s all; I would just advise you to tread carefully. You’re calling me holier than thou, well fine, but I’d have preferred it if you hadn’t made that comparison.

          • edwincarp

            You know what? I’m sorry if I struck a nerve, because I really appreciate it when people try to help out the Wii U with all the misinformation going around. It was just that one statement that you made, which prompted me to reply to you like that. Just forget about this, it’s no big deal.

          • gamerinexile

            Don’t worry about it. You seem like a genuinely nice person. And believe it or not, I’m normally not this confrontational. I usually let most things slide. I’ll go weeks without posting anything online, just reading what people say and moving on, because I’m pretty thick-skinned. But there are times when peoples’ unwillingness to think just shouldn’t be ignored.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Many people Hate John But I hate his statements so I like Zorpix works and Ashley, Zorpix started from nowhere so he is doing his community a service.

    • Enough is Enough

      Yep, saw this on MNN too.. since when is a RANDOM guy on twitter an OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE??!!!!

      • gamerinexile

        What’s amazing is that these places haven’t updated or corrected the story.

    • edwincarp

      The Telegraph, BBC news, and Guardian have just posted articles abou the Wii U Christmas sales. You’re in the right mindset to try and level things out a little bit. Maybe you could help out, if you just search “Wii U” in google. Thanks.

  • Schultz38

    “While Nintendo hasn’t been doing well when it comes to marketing the Wii U, they have done a great job at launching great games with a few months in between.”

    Funny, I’d argue the opposite. Nintendo has needed a lot more games then they have. Now granted their marketing the first half of the year was pretty lacking, but by the end of the summer it was doing a lot better. Especially into Christmas. (at least here in the States) I would’ve liked for Nintendo to have released more games this past year than advertise.

    Great games advertise themselves (to an extent).

    • NkoSekirei

      reggie did say there be plenty of games coming this year lot more then last year

      • majora :D

        “While Nintendo hasn’t been doing well when it comes to marketing the Wii U, they have done a great job at launching great games with a few months in between.”

        “…they have done a great job at launching great games with a few months in between.”

        “…they have done…”

        Present tense.
        Not future tense.

        • NkoSekirei

          i agree and at least they admitted their mistakes from last year so now we will see more games coming this year

  • Flawless Victory

    John Kinsley you bring shame to yourself.

    • NkoSekirei

      thats sums it up cause hes the only one that bash the wii u with negative articles majority of the time mostly false information to troll us

  • BGhp

    Not good nintendo

  • gamerinexile

    Seriously, how is this article still up?

    • D Moness

      Same reason the BS article about belgium dumping the wii U is still up, because they do not care. Ironically enough both are Kingsley articles. He doesn’t even check the facts he is writing about. I can not understand why he is still writing for wii U daily.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    why do people keep saying yarn yoshi will release later this year and we can look forward to it?… Nintendo hasn’t released any information on it.

  • Kyle

    They may reach 6.8, but no big games coming out can back that up for March, except DKC.

  • Rinslowe

    I’m really looking forward to 2014 for Wii U. There’s going to be many solid gaming hours put in….

  • Cat42

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Nintendo report shifting 3.45 Wii U units by the end of March 2013? If they’re forecasting 4.2 million from March 2013 to March 2014, that would bring the expected lifetime total to 7.6 million by end of March 2014. Still a tall order whether you believe the December figure in this article, or the December figure at VGChartz. Unless Nintendo have got something up their sleeve…

  • verymetal

    Its not how you start, its how you finish.

  • Flawless Victory

    Poor journalism….Nintendo did not lower their Wii U sales forecast. Check your sources….it’s embarrassing.

    • D Moness

      It is Kingsley he doesn’t check sources, not does he check what he writes himself. Even more annoying is the fact that by the end of december the wii U’s sold in total a re a little over 5M. This is his 3rd article in a row that is just wrong.

  • shane91

    I’m deleting Wii U daily. How the hell is something from an analyst “official”? I thought “official” meant from the horse’s mouth, not a third party.

    It’s been nice knowing you, Wii U Daily.

  • Rinslowe

    This as many people have pointed out did not come from the horses mouth, so no way to officially verify it. But come to think of it, neither was the 9m units sold – within – 2013′s fiscal year…
    Is there anyone who has a source where Iwata or any other Nintendo spokesperson, have been directly quoted saying; “9m unit sales – within – 2013′s fiscal year”??
    I always thought it was kinda clear that they were referring to lifetime sales by March end 2014…

    (9m lifetime sales still looks quite impossible. But 6.5 – 7m could be achievable by this March).

  • Chong

    More western lies….

  • acoustic404

    It guess this guy gets his “official” docs from internet blog sites…

  • Justin Rowan

    Please stop having this site direct me to the App Store every time I go here on my phone… Anyone else experience this?

    • Josie the Sketcher

      You’re not alone as it does that to me too. At first I thought I accidentally pressed an advertisement but now it seems that’s not the case.

    • gamerinexile

      Yup, pretty damn annoying.

    • Grendelmon

      Welcome to the new spam tactic for 2014. It annoys the $#@! out of me. Hopefully Apple will update Safari with a “Block App Store Redirects” in it.

      • Jelle Knibbe

        Never happens on my Android [plays trololo song]

  • Josie the Sketcher

    HHHEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRE’SSSSS JOHNNY posting such silly articles. I have a huge feeling that Nintendo is planning something big that would blow their haters out of the water. They HAVE to!

  • wiimenonowiiu

    This is coming from some1 that turns ppl out what was a good site well john do your homework before putting up garbage

  • Bobthebuilding

    What’s so hard to accept about the Wii U getting eaten alive by the Xbox One and the PS4? Deal with it.

    • 3DS_2DS

      Are you retarded?

      • Virus6

        Is that rhetorical?

  • Tom Greene

    Metroid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dforce79

    Dear lord, I know that clearly John is your prophet. He has on many occasions delivered the message that the Wii U is doomed. Clearly you have given him the gift of fore site and research. I thank you for that. Ashley is fair but John see the errors of our ways. I pray you do not smite us for our love of Nintendo. We are such sinners! ;-)

  • Gameonfool

    John stop writing for wii u daily.

  • LJay

    Kinsley why dont you just go away?

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

      Word.

  • wiimenonowiiu

    Lol john do your homework nes sold 4.3mil at the start of dec why would nes even lower the number then what they sold

    And you contradick your self in the 2nd pararagh what no1 will by a nes durring xmas to march nes would not make that type of statement

    You need to retract this story its not from nes and just bullcrap

    Do you get paid to do your story or just copy and paste

  • Krzysztof

    Let me get that straight. What Nintendo is saying, that they forecast 6.8 mil units sold in FY14 alone, so from April 2013 to April 2014, which is basically twice as many as in FY13. Right? If I got it right, FY13 sales closed at 3.45 million units. So by April 2014 they’re expecting Wii U’s life time sales to hit 10.25 million. As far as I know current sales are showing 5.3 million units sold so far. So how the hell they’re expecting to sell another 5 mil Wii Us within three months, is beyond me. They would have to sell around 400,000 units per week to hit the target and after the holiday season, this is 3DS territory or other words “currently the best selling console on the market” territory. So unless they’re planning to release at least two of their most anticipated games in the first quarter of 2014 (no, it’s not DKTF) and advertise living Jesus out of this console, I don’t see that coming. Even though I’d love to see that, but Nintendo … really ?

    • RennanNT

      The article is wrong, it wasn’t Nintendo who said that (look at the other comments for details).

      Nintendo prediction, if I remember right, was 9 mil total (5.5 mil for FY14). They had about 1 mil at the beginning of december, and right now should be around 2 mil.

      Nintendo’s hope is probably Wii Fit U and MK8 (if it launches at the beginning of march). Wii Fit sold 22 mil and Wii Fit Plus sold 20 mil, and lots of people bought Wii only for it. MK Wii was 34 mil. That is 17th, 18th and 4th best seller games in any console respectively (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games).

      There’s also the lift of the console ban in China too..

      IMO, they won’t reach the target, but if they do a great job on advertisement of these 2 and (Wii U sports) then its possible, though not likely. Lets just hope that the PR so far was bad because they were waiting the right time to seriously put money on it.

  • 30hanman

    There’s a couple of problems about this article: nothing can be confirmed that Nintendo’s doing this (or confirm this entire article), and if they are, where did you get this info that no one seems to have. You’d have to be extremely special if the big N would share this information with you. Nintendo hasn’t even released their Wii U sales numbers for the holidays yet.
    To me, this article isn’t worth anything until Nintendo updates the public with their Wii U sales.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wheres_my_phone zzzzz

    If they’ve sold 4.3 million already why would they still expect it to be 4.3 million in March?

    • Grendelmon

      They’ve sold 5.2mil total since launch… 4.3mil will be total sales for fiscal 2013, which ends March 2014. Of course assuming the article is correct.

      • http://www.twitter.com/wheres_my_phone zzzzz

        something is fishy here

  • Bortly

    I thought they already sold 5.3 million?

    • TalesOfBS

      Fiscal year. That is since launch. It sold a lot at launch, remember?

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

    Want a forecast, here’s one. All Wii U need is few more GREAT games and it sells like cakes.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wheres_my_phone zzzzz

      yes, hot cakes

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

        Even better. ;)

  • David Lein

    It’s not about games. Nintendo has a bad rep. Name one good ps4 game that won’t also be out for PS3. This isn’t 1996 Sony fans. I love my PS2 but also enjoyed great games for gc unlike the majority of Sony cunts who pretended gc only hAd first pArty games. Guys u can’t use a valid argument for 1996 17 years strAight

  • starwars360

    John, you are secret writer who is behind with IGN.com!!!!

    I agreed with you John for sales stories but you always made miserable articles!! That is sound like you came from IGN fanboy!!!

  • Rick Valenta

    Oh thank god! Now I only need to buy 4.3 million Wii U’s…

  • Relias

    4.3?? Bah, maybe for the entire year last year. (Not sure) But most in the industry place the official number at 5.1 to 5.3 million. It’s not that much of a difference in the long run of things, but if you are going to report on official numbers you may want to actually get the official numbers. Know what I am saying?

  • jrob23

    LOL, this ‘official’ news is still up? How can the founders of this site allow this? So sad

  • GABRIEL GARCIA

    Hi I’m 28 years old and I just want to comment that the wii U is awesome I don’t care if people is buying it or not i’m just very happy with it and I play every day every day, I really think the wii U is AWESOME !!!! Thanks.

  • Deadpool U

    ‘Facts’? This isn’t even supported by any links to show Nintendo has done that.

  • Donaald

    You should put a ring on him.

  • LopsidedPasta

    Hardcore games are typically described as the M rated violent games with more adult oriented themes. If anyone says that Nintendo is doing a good job securing quality games that fit that description, they’re full of it.

  • Deadpool U

    Why does everytime I read one of your comments I lose faith in mankind?

  • beerkin

    What games r you playing on your bone? The Wii U launch lineup was rated higher than the Xboxone. As of today the Wii U is the better console to buy. Why it’s bombing is beyond me tbh. I will say this. The bone has shiny graphics.

  • BGhp

    I have zero people on my Wii U friends list because none of my friends have one.

  • jrob23

    no…we really believe you own a Wii U and are a Nintendo fan…no really we do. All your negativity towards it means nothing. You actually game on the Wii U. No..really you do. We all believe it lmao

  • Deadpool U

    What type of upside down backwards world are you living in?

  • jrob23

    he’s trolling

  • Phillip Fauble

    The present is full of ignorant people who can’t take in reality. Drones that do what they’re told. We’re all guilty of it, consciously or not.

  • Phillip Fauble

    You apparently haven’t browsed the Wii U section at your local Walbargain recently.

  • Alan Michael Hensley

    Hardcore games on only described that way because people are ignorant, a Hardcore game can be any rating, it just has to have a strong fan base, sells very well, and generally have more than just 2 games in the series, and isn’t easy to play. i.e. Zelda is a hardcore game, and its only rated E, E10+, or T, same for Metroid, and same for Super Smash Bros. along with Fire Emblem, and for fun, the Paper Mario series and the Pikmin series, none of these games are M rated, but are hardcore games, the whole mindset that a game is only good if its M rated needs to stop.

  • Rocky Math

    SOURCE, FACTS, PROOFS ???

  • BGhp

    Man doses it matter the Wii U is still not selling well

  • The Clockwork Being

    IT’s worst then IGN when comparing the PS4, X1 and Wii U when the PS4 reached about 4 million sells. They took the sales of all the way from September and compared it with the X1 and PS4 sells. That made me loose faith in IGN so much!

  • Guest

    source please. (serious question, not trollin’)

  • gamerinexile

    No, he’s not. It took me two seconds to click on the link to the actual tweet and see that it’s not from nintendo at all- it’s just the forecast of an analyst who has nothing to do with nintendo. I don’t give a rat’s ass what you think about nintendo’s future sales hopes, this is just embarrassing for this site/author.

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    and now come the silence…

  • Stretch90

    The xbone has hype…. Also, the industry loves to hate on Nintendo.

  • LopsidedPasta

    ??? What am I missing

  • LopsidedPasta

    Exactly, you can’t tell me because I’m not missing anything. YOU’RE the one speaking out his ass.

  • LopsidedPasta

    The mindset needs to stop, but in the meantime Nintendo needs to accept it and come out with quality M games. Plus, NSMBU is a ton of fun, but “hardcore”? You have… issues if you think that. Besides, you never provided your own definition of the word.

  • NkoSekirei

    u need to accept that ur a stupid troll and the word hardcore is over rated.

  • Deadpool U

    NSMBU is hardcore I haven’t met one person who can say they’ve easily found every star coin, found every secret flag pole and beaten Superstar road.

  • Alan Michael Hensley

    not once did i say that NSMBU was a hardcore game in my comment, nor did i say a game had to be fun either, granted fun helps to a degree, but no, the NSMB series is not a hardcore game, however super Mario galaxy and super Mario galaxy 2 are, along with super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, the 3D mario games are much more complicated than the side-scrolling, and are generally large games that have expertly crafted levels, and Nintendo did create a M rated game on the GCN, it was Eternal Darkness, which btw, is a hardcore game…..now my definition of a “hardcore” game is as follows
    ~> 1) needs to be well crafted(aka many different environments/levels, it shows the creativity of the dev)
    2) needs to have some sort of skill to play, or have the ability to acquire the skill through playing the game( basically it does need to be challenging, i.e. DarkSouls and Zelda II The Adventure of Link, these are two games from the extremely hard skill set) and
    3) needs to have replay value for after you complete the main part of the game.
    now, there are a ton of games rated M that qualify under these conditions, but so are there Nintendo games, that aren’t rated M.
    also, note that this is my opinion about hardcore games and what makes them hardcore to me, if you disagree, thats fine, but no need to be rude, i dont think i have, and if so, I’m sorry.

  • LopsidedPasta

    It was fun, but it wasn’t hard. I got 5 stars on my file in about 5 days of playing 1-4 hours each day. And I only used a guide twice.

  • LopsidedPasta

    Lol, I can spell, and you can’t. But I’m stupid?

  • NkoSekirei

    well someone is still downvoting so must be trolls

  • gamerinexile

    Gee, thanks for the suggestion. I was literally foaming at the mouth and about to do something really awful until you pulled me back down to earth. Now I finally realize that there are more important things going on in the world than video games. From now on I will only care about things which are serious and critical, and I will no longer act as though I am passionate about things which are just hobbies, like video games.