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Nintendo hardware sales down 31% last year

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Over the past many years, Nintendo has dominated combined hardware sales worldwide with its Wii + Wii U + 3DS consoles. But last fiscal year, Nintendo hardware sales fell by 31% to 16.3 million units combined, which resulted in dropping to second place in the worldwide hardware sales race.

Nintendo’s Japanese rival Sony took the top spot by selling almost 19 million hardware units, comprised of the new PlayStation 4, the PS3, and PS Vita. This is the first time that Nintendo isn’t the top selling hardware maker in 8 years — since 2006.

Microsoft sales rose as well last fiscal year, selling 11 million Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. While the Wii U has been struggling, Nintendo’s 3DS sales have picked up since last Summer. But that still wasn’t enough to retain the top spot as the best selling console maker in the world. It’s not all bad news though, as just last week, the Wii U outsold the PS4 and PS3 in Japan, thanks to Mario Kart 8.

E3 is next week where all major console makers are expected to unveil new games and franchises for their respective systems. Nintendo will be showcasing a Super Smash Bros game for the Wii U and 3DS, and it’s rumored that we’ll get a glimpse of a new Zelda Wii U game as well.

Stay tuned to full E3 coverage from Wii U Daily next week!

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  • Nintendofreak

    ty captain obvious

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      I HATE CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!!

      • Mario

        Mario: CURSE YOU CAPTAIN OBIVIOUS!!! AND YOUR ABILITIES TO POINT OUT THE OBVIOUS!!

        • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

          1 Pikmin Vs Captain Obvious. Pikmin Won

    • anthony optimo

      Baby Ganondorf

    • jjbredesen

      Just thought this was funny so posting it xD Don’t think this article will stay on topic anyway :P

      • Mike

        that is all

        • jjbredesen

          Reload the page, i posted the wrong link xD

          • Mike

            Actually, my pic didnt work. XD

      • Clel

        Why are you posting it as a reply to a top post? I sense that it is a way to hang in the top of the page so that you can get more upvotes.

        Otherwise, you could be a good citizen and post it in the normal comment feed. Mmm…

        • jjbredesen

          Okey, yes i admit that is posted it as a reply to the top post on purpose, but i don’t really give a shit about upvotes, i just know that more people will see it if i do so they can get a good laugh, but i understand that is comes across as like i want upvotes.

          Honestly i don’t think about upvotes or repatriation etc. i just enjoy good debates with people and sharing stuff. But i can understand why it comes across that i wanted upvotes.

          Upvotes don’t give you anything in life, so why would i honestly want them?

          But you do have a point, and i will be a good “citizen” and post in the normal comment feed like i normally do, except from when the top post has good potential for debate etc.

          • Superstick98

            It’s ok man. We’ve all tried to post to the top comment before. :P I know I probably wouldn’t have seen it because I never go to the bottom page. Saves me time. XD

          • Gudleifson

            Still… Other people might also have something fun to say :3

            Lads, stay on yer own orgin if you do not have anything to post about the matter!

          • Guest

            Not to be a cynical bastard…I’ll start to downvote every comment that does not have anything to do with the corresponding comment beforehand…

            And i’ll urge ye others to do the same.

            btw

          • Gudleifson

            Not to be a cynical bastard… I’ll start to downvote every comment that does not have anything to do with the corresponding comment beforehand.

            And i’ll urge others to do the same.

            btw

          • Nintendofreak

            meanwhile in walmart

          • Mendoza Manuel

            ahahahahahah!

          • jjbredesen

            lol!, does Walmart by any chance use anti gravity??

          • Nintendo Fan

            Hahahahaha! Have they seen any of the ads? Or anything to do with MK8? Hahahahaha!

        • matthew garcia

          Lol chill out dude what does it matter to u. No need to be so observant.

          • Darius

            Lol chill out dude what does it matter to u. No need to be so observant

          • matthew garcia

            I observed what shouldn’t have been observed. What’s your excuse

          • Darius

            who are you to decide what should and shouldn’t be observed again? Do you have a certificate or were any laws broken? being a jerk is overrated

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It’s a comment section. We’re all here to give our own opinion. It may not be something you wanna read, but far as I’m concerned, we’re all guilty of this. Certificate? Broken laws? I think that was overrated. Lol. Now we’re all even. :P

          • Darius

            you’re making the same point I was trying to make to that other guy lol

          • matthew garcia

            So if that’s what u think about me then what do u think about the guy who made the initial observation to begin with

          • Darius

            He was DEFINITELY being a jerk! Yea he’s quite the simpleton but lets leave him be and put the REAL jerks in place like these damn internet trolls
            p,s wasn’t trying to offend you that’s why instead of calling you a jerk directly i said “being” one is overrated.

      • Superstick98

        XD XDD

      • Nintendo Fan

        Hahahaha! But who spends their time doing this really?

        • jjbredesen

          I donno, but it is still fantastic xD

    • Tecpedz94

      You guys really like bashing john… I disagree with most of his articles but jezz give the guy a break hes human and has feelings as well. Everyone just keep insulting the poor guy. I kinda feel bad now.

    • Darius

      games aren’t fun unless they sale 1 million plus! lol I feel like gamers are becoming less like gamers and more like stock brokers

      • Mario

        Not me! I’m a gamer at heart! Always has been, always will be!

  • andrewjcole (aka Sean – lol)

    I just knew from the title and description that John Kinsley wrote this. Not good news.

  • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

    But with the Mario Kart and Smash Brothers sales, I have a feeling they will be going up

    • Zuxs13

      Still not on #1 for some strange reason people are still buying more PS4s than wii u’s

      • RecheDiazrivarola

        compare ps4 with 3ds, and wii u with vita sales

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Putting PS4 with 3DS side by side, doesn’t hold up. Two different markets. That’s like comparing books to dish soap.

          • oontz

            Ha ha

      • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

        You see any Wii U advertisement? Nope. MK8 yeah sure, but not the Wii U. The PS4 has been advertised to shit, its riding pure hype nothing else much like Watch Dogs did. How much longer can the PS4 maintain its boost? With almost all of its games delayed till next year…I see sales slowing down for it. Unless at E3 games are revealed and coming out this year.

        • matthew garcia

          What u see is hype really isn’t hype. The market has changed and people have a different taste in games today. Mario and friends are great games it just doesn’t appeal to what’s the so called in thing now. Ps4 has the games that people want and it’s not hype. It’s just has the games u don’t like. I prefer both consoles

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            PS4 has the game….no it doesn’t. Other then Infamous what is there? The CONSOLE is selling well other then Infamous no PS4 game has really sold that well.

          • matthew garcia

            Like I said it has games. Just has games u don’t like. Just cuz u don’t like games like watchdogs didnt stop over a million people buy the ps4 version of it or didn’t stop a million sales of wolfenstein neither. Killzone sold over 2 million and so has nba 2k and fifa. Also assassins creed and Rayman sold over a million. Rayman on ps4 sold more then the Wii u version

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I did get Watch Dogs (PC Version) Its a meh game at best. Put about 15 hours into it, but its just so boring. Wolfenstine is a multiplat so that doesnt count much like Watch Dogs, Killzone was not much of an upgrade from the last one on PS3, it got a mediocre score. NBA 2K…lol sports games. Those arent even a A game, let alone a AAA game. Its a B+ game at best. Assassins Creed is like COD, a yearly thing that doesnt change enough to be anything special. Though I’ll say its a AA game, again not AAA. Rayman sold best on Wii U and it SHOULD have remained a Wii U exclusive.

          • steveb944

            Here’s the main point tho, we don’t even have the option of purchasing these titles on Wii U and that’s a huge loss in sales. Believe it or not people want those sports games, gamepad would fit perfectly if done well but we’ll never know.
            There’s nothing major third party this year for Wii U and that’s a big reason why people don’t buy the hardware. You can’t deny the lack of software, especially when an older system should have already picked up steam vs the newer one.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            When you talk about an older system should have picked up more steam then a new one, you mean Wii U should have more games then PS4 and Xbox One right? Well they are both going through their 1 year drought much like the Wii U did, so it did have it’s 1 year advantage, wasn’t much of an advantage for us consumers, but the fact is its a year thats gone by for Nintendo fans and now hits Sony and Microsoft fans. As for no big Wii U 3rd party games….Project Cars says hello. Its the only 3rd party multiplat game I’m getting on the Wii U this year, the ONLY other 3rd party multplat I’m getting is Destiny, wish it was on Wii U, cause now I have to spend $570 just to play Destiny on a damn PS4.

          • Brandon

            Game drought? Ps4 and xbox both have been getting more games then wii u around this time last year and this this year.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            All the biggest PS4 games are delayed till next year. Order 1886, Batman (Although a multiplat) The division so forth. Other then Destiny there is not a damn thing that is a system seller on the PS4 thats coming out. Infamous was but seeing as it’s already out its excluded.

          • Brandon

            Its not system sellers we’re talking about, its games, and both xbox and ps4 has them coming. As I said there is many games this year, but next years games are better.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I can agree to that.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I agree with most of what you said except Killzone man the graphics was good but story wise it sucked. Finished it on my Brother PS4. Loved the game but it was extremely short.

          • Brandon

            It does have games, maybe not exclusives, but it does have alot of games coming. Look at the list of games for ps4 compared to wii u. Ps4 has alot more games coming, even xbox one has more games coming also. These are AAA games that will be missing the wii u, that why people are not that interested in it.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            These so called AAA games coming to the PS4 and Xbox One like KH3 and such I have no interest in.

          • oontz

            Glad to know you represent the entire wiiu user base.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Not all of them, just the ones with functional brain cells.

          • oontz

            What percentage of wiiu owners would you say, in your opinion… had functioning brain cells.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            About 40%. The other 60% are Nintendo fanboys who only want more damn Mario and kids.

          • oontz

            What DO those 40% want then?

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Less Mario, more stuff like Party Chat on Wii U, Starfox and F-Zero on Wii U, select 3rd party games like KH3, Destiny, and Batman Arkham Knight. As well as Metroid, which is coming eventually. Also 1080 and Waverace would be nice. Hell a new Ice Climbers would be nice. Then there are the ones who want new IP’s, which Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 could also be considered one, Miyamoto’s new IP and X are all technically new IP’s. Also the Miiverse has gotta go or be fixed.

          • Ducked

            You speak knowledge

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Thank you.

          • oontz

            “Starfox and F-Zero on Wii U”

            Really don’t see F-Zero making an appearance with the among of racing games already available on the platform and Mario kart 8 using anti grav similar to what’s found in f-zero.

            “select 3rd party games like KH3, Destiny, and Batman Arkham Knight.”

            Never going to happen.

            “1080 and Waverace would be nice.”

            Both of those would be day one buys for me if they happened.

            Then there are the ones who want new IP’s”

            New IPs would be welcome as well but most likely wouldn’t sell well.

          • Ducked

            KH3 is possible. The game is in early development, and Kingdom Hearts has a fanbase with Nintendo.

          • oontz

            I don’t think that is going to happen. You’ll see more and more multiplats not coming to wiiu as we move further away from the last generation.

          • Ducked

            I don’t know. If Wii U’s install base grows with Smash Wii U should get third parties back.

          • oontz

            I think that ship has long since sailed.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            The only thing that may come to Nintendo fans for Kingdom Hearts is maybe a 3DS game made from the ground up.

          • oontz

            Yeah, if that. Only time will tell.

          • Brandon

            Not to be rude, but its not what your interested in, but what people in general are. Thats why people are buying the ps4, its not just hype, but the fact that people know they will be getting games.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I speak for the general public. 2 years ago I started bringing up Starfox now everybody is talking about it. As I am linked to every human beings mind on the planet I know what people want. With the PS4 people want games, and they arent getting them till next year. Most people are saying damn it I should have waited till 2015 to go “next gen”.

          • Brandon

            Ok now I think your crazy. But no the ps4 has many games coming out this year also. Its just that the games coming next year are better. Thats the reason people are buying the ps4, and soon the xbox.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Crazy…crazy is just a title given to those who aren’t understood. Think what you want. I’ll think what I want. As a member of the industry I take my word over yours.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Can you prove you’re a member of the industry? Cause any fool can say they are on the internet. Lol.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            What you want to see my credit card debt for spending over 10K on the building I wanted for my studio? I frankly don’t care whether you believe me or not. In time you will get your “proof” like everyone else.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You must care enough to respond to me that you don’t care, which only shows that you care what I actually think. Not rocket science there. Look forward to this “proof,” but the odds are against you so far. Whichever the case may be, good luck to you. I do have to ask. If you don’t like where the industry is going so to speak, why be a part of it? Lol.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            As an Indie Dev I get freedom to make what I want, how I want. My game world, makes me a god in that sense. I have no interest in making something that simply blends in with other generic stuff like more FPS crap.

          • Brandon

            When you say member of the industry, You mean gamer right? If thats the case so am I.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He claims to be an independent developer if I recall. Though, I have my doubts. Besides, how can one take their own word when it’s going to be biased? That makes little sense to me. I’d take the word of a veteran over even myself. He can call it whatever he likes, crazy is crazy. Lol.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            No I mean an indie dev who has worked on all 3 dev kits, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U.

          • Brandon

            Is your gaming coming anytime soon?

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I have no release window as of yet, just started back in January.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Can you tell us what genre(s) you’re covering?

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            By covering do you mean my current project or what I plan to do over the years? I wont say a damn thing on the current project other then I got inspired from a certain N64 game. (No not Ocarina Of Time lol) As for over the years, I have a book full of ideas, stuff from RPG’s to Puzzle games, to Adventure games. FPS is something I want nothing to do with unless I can think up something interesting…

          • Brandon

            Well it better be good. I’ll support it, it dont matter what platform it comes to.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I plan on all my IP’s being PC exclusive. Like hell I would support Greedysoft. Not a fan of Sony, and Nintendo…I want nothing to do with the professionally these days. As for it better be good, that is the hope. I don’t see how it could possibly be worse the say COD…lol.

          • Brandon

            Well then pc, thats a great start, but bringing it to the other consoles will bring more sells, and potential fans. Not much of a pc guy, but when I get mine, I will try your game when it comes out.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I don’t care about “More sales and more money” Our philosophy is to make games with our passion, we aren’t in this industry just for money, if you are then you need your ass kicked out of the industry.

          • Brandon

            Its not just the money. The money is just to keep the business up. Porting it to console, will give you more fans.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I don’t consider the gamers on Xbox or PS even worthy of being a part of my projects. I don’t want them near my stuff. I was already in talks once with Nintendo last year. But that…well I can’t say to much, but went in a direction I wasn’t expecting.

          • Brandon

            Your loss man.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Don’t care to be honest. Not much in life and in reality do I care for.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Most of what you are saying is right. I have PS4 and regret buying it last week. I should I have bought PS4 next year.

          • oontz

            What are you talking about? The ps4 attach rate for its first year is already higher than the ps2 or ps3. As of March 13.7 million units of ps4 software had been sold (not including digital downloads). Still not as high of an attach rate as the wiiu, but software is selling and it’s selling well.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Sit down and wait till I call for you. You do not question a god, you simply sit down, shut up and pray.

          • oontz

            I don’t pray to anyone or anything. I do however rely on facts and recorded data, which clearly shows software IS selling well on PS4 making your original comment incorrect. Good day sir.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Only thing I can get from him is, that he can’t stand that games he despises, are selling better than Nintendo games. As the old saying goes, “shit happens.” People need to get over it.

          • oontz

            Yeah it’s a very elitist point of view. Personally I don’t care what games people enjoy, as long as they are enjoying games.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Same here. If they enjoy them as much as they claim, then why are they so uppity on news? It baffles me. Lol.

          • oontz

            Yeah play games to enjoy them. I have friends that only play sports games, does it bother me… Of course not. As long as someone is getting enjoyment from games then awesome!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Lol. Did someone slip you some bad acid?

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            PS2 had 3870 games total. PS2 picked up its steam in the end not in the beginning. PS4 on other hand picked up it’s steam on hype which was false saying 1000 games on first year which is not true. 40 games came out so far and that is about it. I would say the PS2 was way better than PS4 just because it had JRPG games i wanted. Also PS4 has Zero JRPG as if now.

          • oontz

            Thanks for sharing your opinion, but it doesn’t change the fact that the ps4 software attach rate is higher already than the ps2 and ps3. Also no where was it ever promised that there would be 1000 ps4 games in the first year. No need to make up numbers to try and prove a point.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            it was promised lol. I can show you a link. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/1-000-devs-signed-up-to-make-games-for-playstation-platforms/1100-6418650/
            Read in the end they said this on brief case. Yet somebody hided the evidence I saw the video last year. They said 100 games coming by end 2013 and 2014 will have a total of 1000 games. lol 40 just came out. I am not lieing and if you want proof I have PS4. My account using my bro PS4, alromaithi91, Gerrard_liver8 is my PS4. One European and other american.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You misunderstood the news. Lol. They have 1000 indie developers on board. They never promised 1000 games from those developers as games take time to create. Also, just because 1000 developers are on board, it doesn’t guarantee that all of them will have a game out as even some may shut down or have delays. You simply misread the article.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Lol they promised and they lied. That is the truth Daniel. As PS4 owner I am incredibly upset, right now. My brother wanted to sell his PS4 last year. He said I will keep my PS3 until games come out. Well to quote his statements he told me both Sony and Xbox rushed on Next Gen. I would say he is right.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Uhm…dude. Re-read your previous post. They didn’t lie. Lol. PS4 came out in November 2013. They promised 100 games by the end of 2014. There’s no way they can get 100 games out in less than two months into 2014. So, there is no truth there, only misinformation.

            http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-getting-over-100-games-in-2014-here-s-the-full-list/1100-6418569/

            Case in point.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            They said by end of 2013. Truthfully I remember the brief case I was attending it last year on February 20 2013 through Facebook. Awesome presentations first class show but most games won’t be shown this year. Next Gen has been delayed Daniel. As far as I am saying both PS4, Xbox One and Wii U failed me terribly this gen.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            The article I showed you, is on other sites too my friend. Again, you misunderstood. February of 2013, the PS4 wasn’t even released, so I’m not sure what made you think that PS4 would have over 100 games in a few short months. No console has that kind of lineup at launch. They said there will be 100 games by the end of 2014. The 1000 developers that signed on are indie developers. There is no guarantee of 1000 games from all of them. You can ask anyone who about the news and they will tell you the exact same thing. Lol.

            I’m not trying to be mean here, but where ever you got your info from, fed you poor news. I suggest you google more about it. You’ll get the same results in what I told you here. Google is your friend.

          • oontz

            No where does it say that… Ha ha you need to actually read what it says.

            “1,000 devs signed up to make games for PlayStation platforms”

            And…

            “Yesterday, Sony published a master list of more than 100 PS4 games that will be available on the platform by the end of the year, many of which are self-published.”

            Since the article you linked was written march 2014 this means 100 ps4 games by the end of 2014. Never said you were lying, but you are misinformed. Regardless hope you’re enjoying your ps4, feel free to add me my psn id is “DjSchism”

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Sure thing I will add you tomorrow. Anyways. They said it last year. Anyways the article was written at 2014. Yes that what I am saying they said at first year 100 games will come out by end of 2013. It never did. A total of 1000 developed games by end of 2014. Anyways forget it. The argument is stupid. Just leave it all alone. Don’t want no flame war from fans.

      • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

        Speaking of, I just recently learned that BOTH the PS4 and Xbox One have ADS on the DASHBOARD. LIKE WITH YOUR MENU AND GAMES. I. Am. Furious about this. Like, I hate this so much. They’re still there even when you pay for the console, AND THE FREAKING MONTHLY ONLINE SERVICE. I have no interest in getting a PS4 or Xbox One, but the fact that THEY THINK THAT THIS IS AN OKAY THING TO DO, blows my mind. Even worse- NO ONE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT IT. It really makes me so mad that this is considered an okay thing to do. I really REALLY hope this is something Nintendo never picks up.

        Sorry for the wall of text, it just makes me so mad…

  • clownshoes1982

    in other news, John Kinsley is an amateur journalist.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      The worst. He say Zelda is rumored while it is confirmed.

  • TheSkeletonMan939 .

    Wow. Who’d have guessed?*

    *Everyone.

  • AlienFanatic

    I just wish Nintendo would release a version of the Wii U without a gamepad. I know that’s heresy to most of Wiiudaily’s audience, but there are so few titles that make good use of it. I know Miyamoto is in charge of developing games that justify the gamepad, but I strongly feel that games like Mario Kart and Smash Bros will prove that the gamepad isn’t that important to gamers who like Nintendo products. Although I have the money to buy a Wii U if I wished, I really don’t think I’ll play the system enough for the $300 asking price. I firmly believe, though, that if Nintendo were to release a system with a Pro controller and no Wiimote or sensor bar for $199, and pitch it to Wii owners that have the other accessories already, they could sell significantly more hardware.

    • Zuxs13

      That would be so pointless. It would also cause the wiiu to die almost instantly unless they dropped all the game prices too to $30-40 and made it a “discount” console.
      Why would you okay a console more if it didn’t have a gamepad? Having the gamepad makes it more accessible you no longer have to fight over TV time in order to get your game play on. Why do you think removing the gamepad would mean a $100 price drop too? That’s everyone’s common argument, drop the price it will sell, what people don’t realize is when you “drop” the price on your product, especially too often, people don’t buy because you de-value your product and you cause consumers to shy away fearing if they jump in too soon their purchase will drop in price in a few weeks then they will get buyers remorse. Id they do put out a stipped down wiiu it will be near the end of its life time 2016-2017.

      • JB

        ^This all day. To add, manufacturing costs will go down by the time they are ready for a 2016 re-bundling and they might not even have to remove the Gamepad. Shoot, we might even have two Gamepad support by then!

        Besides, @AilenFanatic it’s already the cheapest of the three 8th Gen systems by a hundred or two dollars. Even more if you include the bundles. The problem with the Wii U has been two main things: Marketing and the lack of third parties. Power for the cynics. Do you really want to remove the most unique thing about Wii U, especially when there’s evidence that Nintendo is about to ramp up production on games that will utilize it’s functions, Zelda U included? Removing the GamePad isn’t as an easy choice as say, making a Kinect-less XB1. At least in my opinion.

        • 504HotBoy

          I totally agree!

      • 504HotBoy

        Exactly and dropping the price isn’t the issue, nor is the Gamepad. The main issue has always been the way they have marketed and promoted the Wii U. Also not enough or better yet the, right titles to attract people to purchase the system.
        The PS4 has sold extremely well because of Sony’s strong marketing and promotion, building a giant buzz and extreme hype. That’s one of the main reasons the system has been selling well, besides the Sony loyalist who will purchase the system anyway and the people who buy systems based on the highest specs. Even though PS4 may have a lack of a library (I only have 6 PS4 games at the moment, 2 of them are exclusive to the system) and there pretty isn’t too much coming for the rest of the year, most so AAA exclusives. It doesn’t really need it, cause it has a great momentum of hype surrounding it.
        Nintendo on the other has to be more aggressive with their marketing and promotion. Go all out. Don’t just advertise on family channels. Be more in your face with their ads. Also if they can release a decent amount of AAA exclusives. They may attract gamers who haven’t bought 8th gen consoles yet, or attract gamers who have bought a PS4 or Xbox One and decide to pick up a Wii U as a secondary console, because of those exclusives.

    • Mr Ninty

      if they do that they will lose the only main difference between the other 2consoles and then it will be the first time in recent (1980) gameing history that we have taken in step back in progress.

      in my eyes ps4 and x1 are no next gen consoles. x1 was one with kinect bundeled but without its just a 360 doing a 180. sony never did anything special but maybe the VR project will help them or destroy them

    • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

      The Wii U doesn’t work without the Gamepad, even without using it its always on when the Wii U is on. Its always streaming. Whether you like it or not the Gamepad is great and mandatory.

    • C4

      It’s too late. MS dropped Kinect after 6 months. I think at that time (~June 2013) a slight change to Nintendo’s strategy would have made sense but they decided against it.

      Maybe a Wii U Mini without GamePad and other features removed in 4 years :P

    • tronic307
  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    It should be pointed out that with Nintendo you only need one console or each type to play their game library because the Wii U plays Wii games and the 3DS plays DS games. To play the library of games from the other consoles you need two.

    • oontz

      How is that relevant to this article?

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

        Uh because you cannot just buy a PS4 or XB1 you have to buy the old consoles too if you want to play the library of games therefore inflating the sales

        • oontz

          So you think if the PS4 was backwards compatible no one would want to buy the PS3, even though it’s a much cheaper price point?

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Actually, he’s kind of right. If the PS4 had backwards compatibility I would of bought a PS4 instead of a PS3.

          • oontz

            No he’d be right if you bought a ps3 and a ps4 together. That’s what he is implying with his post. If you only buy one piece of sony hardware than his argument doesn’t make sense. He claims people buy both which is very unlikely, unless those purchases are spaced out over time.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh, I see. I didn’t quite understand what he meant, I guess. Still, I think Sony should have put backwards compatibility. Therefore you have two consoles in one. It’s a better deal in my opinion. I would of actually bought one (the PS4) instead of having to wait a couple years.

          • oontz

            Of course backwards compatibility would have been great. but it just wasn’t possible, even with emulation do the difference in hardware. The wiiu can do backward compatibility so well because its basically a more powerful wii inside.

  • JB

    There he is!!! It’s John Kinsley everyone! Though seriously, sure on the surface it’s bad news, but it wouldn’t be a news site if it was all sunshine and rainbows… 2nd place isn’t too terrible.

  • JB

    There he is!!! It’s John Kinsley everyone! Though seriously, sure on the surface it’s bad news, but it wouldn’t be a news site if it was all sunshine and rainbows… 2nd place isn’t too terrible.

    https://p.gr-assets.com/540×540/fit/hostedimages/1380391351/753658.gif

  • RecheDiazrivarola

    with super smash bros,
    Omega ruby Alpha zafiro
    Mario kart 8
    x, bayonetta 2, hyrule warriors.
    Many E3 games presentation.
    PS4 whitout games, sales down in 20-30%
    and Vita discontinue.
    nintendo tops the first place. wathever, Nobody cares.

    • oontz

      “PS4 whitout games, sales down in 20-30% and Vita discontinue.”

      Wait… What?

  • Marlon Frijters

    No shit Sherlock!

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Wellll….it didn’t take very long for people to get upset. Good work, John.

    • JB

      Right. Naturally when I say something about Kinsley, it’s in jest. Like I said in my earlier, post. News isn’t always sunshine and rainbows…

      • lonewolf88

        the only thing i dont get is this is last year.. should the news came like jan or december?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        100% agree. It never is, and no one should take anything for granted. It’s the easiest way to run into disappointment. You’d think the crazies would learn by now.

    • matthew garcia

      Lol people really shouldn’t get upset over this stuff. It’s good factual news. Not everybody knows this stuff

    • Magnus Eriksson

      John lost my respect after stirring up racism in this page. Wiiudaily should get rid of him after that. The page loses credibility and proves to be nothing but sloppy journalism and click baiting.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Well to be fair, Ashley is guilty of clickbaiting as well. So in my opinion, both of them are on the same boat there. However, I do agree with what you said in the beginning of your comment. That article about racism wasn’t necessary and should have been saved for a blog, not a news site. I believe I heard from someone that John is one of the founders of the site. Not sure if that’s true or not. If it is, it’s going to be tough to oust him. At the very least, I think he should stop posting news and just stick to running the site instead.

        • jjbredesen

          According to the old “About us” page he is the Co-founder, but on the new one he is not even mentioned?

          http://wiiudaily.com/about/

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, if he was on the old one, he’s still considered the co-founder no matter what. Kinda odd that he’s not listed, though. Off topic a bit….where are these other staff writers? Lol. They’re listed, but I never actually saw an article from these guys with the exception of John Zaccari.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah, it seems really weird and it uses Ashley’s old picture from like 2012-2013, so i think it is a bit outdated, if you search for the authors in the search bar (right corner of the top of the page) there are articles, but they are old.

            There have been a lot of guys here that are either new (note: Zorpix is not listed) and old ones such as Kyo Sasaki who wrote the Zelda U article that first brought me to this site via IGN and all the other major sites reporting it as a leak.

            Think the page is a bit outdated, but there is one more page on this site that has more details trying to find it.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            If you do, link it. :P

          • jjbredesen

            I will ;)

          • crocodileman94

            Funny. I too was led to this site by that Zelda U “leak”.

          • jjbredesen

            Found it!!

            http://wiiudaily.com/authors/

            “John Kinsley, Contributing Editor

            Wii U Daily co-founder and contributing editor John Kinsley has been writing about Nintendo for over a decade, covering the N64, GameCube, Wii, and Nintendo’s portable system for magazines, sites, and blogs of all kinds.”

          • Mario

            Darn it! He rules this site! :(

          • jjbredesen

            Yup :/

    • Brandon Olson

      I took a look at this article and thought to myself, “Well what do you know?” And that was it. I’ve seen a lot of click bait that is more tongue-in-cheek from the journalists here, and maybe this wasn’t exactly a news worthy piece, unless it’s trying to anti-hype E3. But whatever. /shrug

  • Googs

    It’s not that big of a deal really, Nintendo has been 2nd (even third in the 6th gen) for a long period of time before the Wii was launched.

  • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

    PS4 is the reason for Sony taking the #1 spot. And the Wii U and Iwata is the reason for Nintendo dropping the ball. Nintendo isn’t doomed, but they are going down a slippery slope and wont stop till they reach the bottom, then its a long ass climb back to the top.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      No man not Iwata fault. They paid “Gaming” websites to promote PS4 and Xbox One. Truthfully the hype was been bought.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Is there proof or a source on the internet that proves that they paid websites? If not, then you’re just stating conspiracy theories.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          No their is no proof I just give an accusations on my own. But that is true they did pay. Aside from the proof about 1000 games still stand. Lol.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            So you’re saying it’s true that they paid, but you are admitting to no proof? Lol. That makes no sense dude. You just went against your own claim. What proof about games? You mean in our convo moments ago? Your misinformation was shown to be inaccurate when I showed you the actual facts. Sorry man. Not trying to be a dick here, but you really need to do better research. If you read those same articles, then it’s clear that you misinterpreted them. Though, if you wanna go around being mislead, then that’s your decision. Don’t say I didn’t try to help ya. Lol.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Lol no the one I showed which was the truth you showed something to counter my argument not saying I am wrong that is not how arguments works Daniel. Sometimes argument cannot be won. You above all in America know that Democratic and Republicans always argue where no clear winner among them. So you just showed a source from your evidence which never changed my mind. Lol I admit I don’t have proof on Gaming Websites being paid. Because simply I cannot lie neither do you. Yet that is entitled as opinion. Read my comment you will find out that it was an opinion because I never said I have proof. Lol .

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’m not looking to win an argument. I’m correcting your misinformation and giving you the facts. It’s not really my problem if you choose to ignore them. Looking back on your comment, I was right the first time. No because I won, because I don’t care about that, but because the proof is there.

            “No their is no proof I just give an accusations on my own. But that is true they did pay.”

            That is in your own words. You said you made an opinion rather than fact, but you ended it by saying it is true that they did pay. I don’t know how you can argue when it said it yourself. Now that I made my point, I see no reason to go further with his matter. No skin off my back. :P

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Well man that is not for you to decide who won or not won. If I lost I don’t care. If I lose I accept it as a man because I am a man. But then I did not lose neither did you. Also I am not on your back man why would I be. Lol stop making me laugh.

      • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

        Xbox One has no hype. And yes it is Iwata’s fault as the head of the whole damn company it is his fault, not to mention IWATA HIMSELF SAID HE SCREWED UP. I don’t get it, even Iwata himself says he fucked up yet Nintendo fanboys still say oh it’s not his fault…EVEN WHEN THE MAN HIMSELF SAYS IT WAS. WAKE THE FUCK UP. Iwata is a nice guy and everything but the money from the DS and Wii and 3DS has went to his head and cause the problems with the Wii U.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Okay he fucked up should he quit. Lol no still 3DS sold more than PS4 when it first came out. 3DS sold 14 million on 7 months. Yet PS4 sold about eight based on false Hype. Stop blaming other people. Just be happy for “Once That Nintendo Failed”. I don’t care at least I am having fun with my Wii U. That is what matters.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            The 3DS is in a different market. Lol. Handhelds always sell more because many people like on the go gaming. Looking back on sales for years, handhelds have always sold better. Which is why you don’t compare handhelds to consoles. Two different markets that target a different demographic. Sorry man, that was a poor comparison. 3DS/Vita and PS4/Xbox One/Wii U would be more accurate.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            No you admit it sells mode off course it does. But no your argument is false. PS2 TOP SELLING CONSOLE IN WORLD and not even a handheld. PS2 was the beast. PS4 can never be a PS2. Until It goes back to its old Market. Then yeah it can be the Next PS2. PS2 was first and foremost my best console on the history of video games.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Again, you miss the point. Lol. I said that the 3DS is a handheld, which in history has showed us, handhelds always sold more. Even saying that, it makes little sense to compare a console to a handheld. Two different markets. I don’t know why that’s hard for you to understand. Lol. I never said PS4 will sell more than the PS2. Not sure why you brought that up. That wasn’t even part of the topic. Other than that, yes I do agree with you that PS2 was probably the best console in history and 157 million will be tough to beat out.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Yep hard to beat that number. Very tough.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            He shouldn’t just up and quit without having someone ready to replace him. But they need to find someone who can replace him, people err sorry Nintendo fanboys keep saying oh give him more time…give him more time, how much more time do you need to give him? Seriously wake up he has to go. He claimed he has a plan which is the QOL thing and if it doesnt work he’s done, he wont have any reputation left. i want him to get his shit together and fix Nintendo, but you can only wait so long before you realize…yup…he’s finished. I to am enjoying my Wii U, except for Miiverse being a broken piece of crap. And yes Nintendo must fail with the Wii U to wake them up and see where they went wrong.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I feel that Iwata should be replaced. Though, who do you think is the right guy for the job? Many people say Reggie, but I don’t see how he could, and he’s more of a salesman than someone who can run a huge empire.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            I have no clue. If he was still alive I would say Hiroshi Yamauchi should grab the reigns again.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Why man you hate Iwats just because he says please understand. Man give him some time we have no right to interfere in business affairs. As if we own Nintendo. No we don’t have those even though we are fans just give him some time. Iwata is a fantastic guy. He led Nintendo to the success of the Wii and the DS.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            You didnt read any of what I said. His past success doesn’t mean anything for the current situation. Iwata has gotten HEALTH ISSUES from the stress from fucking up so much. If he continues on and still fucks up he could die.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Come on man don’t say that you are good person. Lol.

  • jjbredesen

    Well that is a bit of a nobrainer, seeing how PS4 is selling fantastic, i am not superised, will be interesting to see how sales are this year, as Nintendo has almost all of there biggest hitters either launching or being revealed this year, and Wii U is picking up traction, PS4 has slowed down a bit, but i think once a new game hits it will go back up, and then down think it will be a bit of a roller coaster.

    As for Xbox One we will see Halo 5 this year at E3, and i am guessing it will release late next year, think that will be its largest seller.

    As for 3DS it looks like it is slowing down slowly, but with new Pokemon games etc. i think it will see another bump.

    I will make a new sales prediction after E3, but this is my pre E3 prediction.

    Wii U: 45-55M units

    Xbox One: 75M units

    PS4: 100-120M

    3DS: 88M

    PSVita: 25M

    • WellWisher

      Nah I think the market for dedicated hardware is going to drop quite significantly. Soon, someone is going to create an open device that you can carry around in your pocket with a bluetooth controller and HDMI out which can generate PS360 level graphics. Then, soon after, PS4 level. If Sony and Microsoft stick to a 10 year plan on these consoles, they’re finished in the videogame biz.

    • Allvalve

      I think you are quite wide of the mark on home consoles.

      Nintendo would be ecstatic to reach 45 million units for the Wii U, but current estimates from Nintendo put it at less than 10 million by the end of the year.
      Based on a maximum of 6 year shelf life (which is unlikely) they would need to sell over 11 million units per year for the next three years which is unlikely.

      Xbox One would need to outsell the 360 comfortably to get to 75 million units.
      With the XBox 360 they had a year start over the PS3, performance parity (perhaps slightly better) and a cheaper price. None of this is the case this time.

      PS4 getting to 100 million units is very unlikely.This would make the PS4 a bigger unit shifter than the Wii, Nothing in the figures suggests this could happen.
      Sony Knows this which is why they didn’t spend huge amounts of time and resources developing proprietary hardware for what will be a much shorter and challenging generation.

      I think this generation will be very similar to the PS2/Xbox /Gamecube era but heavily reigned in for the winner:

      Wii U/Xbox One- nip and tuck at 20-25 million (unless MS and Sony extend the generation)
      PS4 clear winner, but no more than 60 million units (unless MS and Sony extend the generation

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      3DS 88M lol. I bet over PS4. Even without games 3DS still sold more on first year. My bet Ps4 is hitting over 70M. That is about it.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        88M is a fair prediction as sales for the 3DS of late, have dropped significantly over time.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Mark my words once 3DS smash Bros comes out. PS4 will be second place just like 3DS beat PS4 on Christmas day. Not to mention Pokémon coming out this year.http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/17/xbox-one-beat-ps4-sales-in-us-during-december-4266705/. Here is proof it beat PS4 christmas.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think you mean it’s first place in the handheld market. Which 3DS has no competition in. However, PS4 will be up there in first place(in the console market) since games will come in 2015 just as they did for the Wii U, only it has third party support backing it up. Two big games indeed for the 3DS, no doubt, but they won’t keep sales up forever. Right now, not many games on the 3DS at the moment, are big sellers. It’s going to take more than two games to keep 3DS up and about. I will be buying them both as I love my 3DS, but even I know it’s not doing too well of late either.

    • Brandon

      I agree with you, the only thing that can change is the ps vita.

  • Will W

    Wit a second! This was last year? Today?

    • Kevin Schimes

      Fiscal year, yes. So from April 2013-Match 2014

  • HorizonChaser

    I am glad to have some news, any news today. I did not think there would be any more news before E3. Come Monday I doubt we’ll be able to keep up with all the news.

  • Donaald

    Slow news day, huh?

  • MetroidZero

    ttp://i.imgur.com/ANNkBak.jpg

  • Jon Turner

    Trolling.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Lol it has been confirmed Zelda will be shown at e3. I mean John what an idiot. He made me laugh reading this article.

    • oontz

      It’s been confirmed they will talk more about it, but they never said they would show anything or have anything playable. We’ll find out soon enough though.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        They did confirm that it will be shown go check on Google. Lol. Man John is making me laugh. I can’t stop.

        • oontz

          Every article I’ve read on the topic says this…

          “In an interview with Mashable, Aonuma was asked if he could reveal anything about the forthcoming Zelda Wii U game and he simply replied: “I’ll say more at E3 2014.”

          I can’t find anywhere online where Nintendo or Aonuma said they would be revealing or showing gameplay of Zelda.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Back on 2013. On Nintendo news everything that is what he said he could have shown Zelda on 2013. He could not because Wind Waker is coming that year. So in e3 2014, he will show what he wanted to show last year. I expect a release date this year or early next year. X is 2015 summer. That is about it.

          • oontz

            I can’t find anything were he says he will show it this year, only where he says he will SAY more about it this year. I do hope we get to see something though.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Well i don’t know go check on e3 2013. When he said he wanted to show case it last year but then he will take off interests from Wind Waker HD. Lol what do you mean we won’t see Zelda at Wii U be optimistic. Man off course we will see it. I hope it will be better than ever.

          • oontz

            I never said we won’t see, I actually said I hope we see it. Can you read?

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Okay then we will see it.

          • oontz

            Well it’s not 100% confirmed but we’ll find out in less than 24 hours!!

          • Yousif Alromaithi
          • oontz

            You can laugh all you want but no where has Nintendo confirmed they would show Zelda the only thing confirmed is that they would “say more about it” big difference between saying and showing.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Okay Chillax Brah.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Just saying, I think it’d be pretty retarded of Nintendo to just talk about it and not show ANYTHING, lol. I know there’s no legit proof that Nintendo will show it, but come on. That’s like reading a book to a child and not showing them the pictures.

            It’s been in development since…2011? Right? I think that’s plenty of time to have a little footage ready. They should at least have concept art.

          • oontz

            “Just saying, I think it’d be pretty retarded of Nintendo to just talk about it and not show ANYTHING”

            I completely agree, just pointing out they have never confirmed they would SHOW anything only that they would SAY more about it. Thats all.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Yeah, I know. Well, it looks like they did show it…And uhh….just 3 words: fix Link’s(?) model!

          • oontz

            Ha ha, yeah I imagine people will be pretty divided on that one.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Actually, I found this article that kind of makes me happy. Basically, it may not of been Link in the trailer after all. Though, it’s a little odd that the main character may not be Link, but I’m honestly more happy than sad. Having Link look like that would of been the biggest mistake ever (At least in my opinion).

            http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/10/zelda-creator-teases-that-we-didnt-see-link-in-wii-u-trailer/

          • oontz

            Well people are usually upset when they change the art direction. If it is link he has a much more anime look than ever before.

  • bistricky

    Seeing how well the PS4 has been selling (everywhere but Japan), this info doesn’t come as a surprise. I like my Wii U and happy with it.

    On a different topic, noticed that IGN yesterday chose Mario Kart 8 as their pick as Best Game for the Month of May …. with a rather gushing video about it. Not sure if that really means much, but I thought it was cool. Cheers :D

  • Johny

    why…. why is this even news. Its nice to know that your console is selling well and shit but… this is TOO much… YOU MISSED THE SITE (whoever wrote this article). WE’RE NOT STOCK HOLDERS or some shit… we’re just GAMERS ! we wan’t news about games, and not how many percent their stocks has risen, how many hardware units there are sold compared to competition combined in a year and all other statistical BULLSHIT.
    fuuuck.

    • oontz

      Is this your first time visiting wiiudaily? These type of articles are the majority of what’s posted here.

      • Johny

        Im actually very active on this site. Or atleast, i used to be.
        Got to admit, i haven’t been here in quite awhile. Also first time i see this poster.

        • oontz

          I would say a large number of Nintendo articles are about financials and sales of their products. This is partly due to Nintendo being so secretive about their upcoming games, and reluctance to show software to news outlets early.

    • Decker Shado

      Actually, I am a Nintendo stockholder.

      Still, this kind of news seems to make little difference on how the stock performs. From what I’ve seen, Nintendo stock steadily climbs, and then drops sharply every time Pachter opens his mouth.

      I could be slightly off… eh, I attribute that to human error.

  • ben

    Hardly a shock given the terrible sales of the excellent wii u.
    Nintendo predict 2015 to be their big year for the Wii U. I can see that. Smash and Mariokart both will sell a lot of consoles this christmas. Then the momentum will be with Nintendo. Sony and Microsoft games are stuck in generation 7. Still brown. Nintendo is stuck in the age of the Super Nintendo, lucky for nintendo retro 90s games are going to be cool among most young people with money.

  • Zanzama
  • Sdudyoy

    In other news, E3 is in less than two days, exciting?

  • GABRIEL GARCIA

    Oh my god ! Zelda for wii U !!!! It’s just AWESOME !!!!

  • Sdudyoy

    So bassicly what this article is saying is that the Wii was the best selling console of the last generation, and the Wii U is not the best selling console of this generation, that’s bound to happen, nobody can stay on top forever.

  • fireheartis1

    When is Wii U Daily going to realize that John Kinsley is nothing but a troll. They need to fire this dude already. Plus I love Nintendofreak’s Meme it sums this troll article up completely.

  • Rinslowe

    This is less relevant than many may think. Sony is selling the most hardware right now, but they have the most financial losses to recuperate. MS is obscure about their entire operation lately – so what to believe… Nintendo has been losing money.

    Get lives. Play games. Go do stuff in the really real world.

    On a positive note. E3! Just around the corner. Sweeeet….

  • wiimenonowiiu

    Well seeing how much mk8 sold as of far wii u will sell those bundles well

  • Yen

    I read another article about this same thing and it mentioned that Sony though is on top also fell by 20%. You can make everything sound worse than it is if you conveniently leave out the other half of the numbers.

    • X3Charlie

      This makes a good point, I don’t mind negative articles about the Wii U or Nintendo, new is news, but I do prefer they give a looks at the whole story.

  • Shota

    it’s rumored that we’ll get a glimpse of a new Zelda Wii U game as well.

    ………..i’m out

  • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

    Not hard to believe considering the success of the Wii..

  • James060394

    I’m not sure what the problem is with Kinsley posting this article. It’s news of which I wasn’t aware of. Yes a lot of the articles written can be negative but it provides a good counterbalance to the positive news which prevents this site from being ‘fanboyish’.

    • X3Charlie

      Agreed.

  • Ducked

    Its been reported that Wii U outsold Xbox One worldwide in May. Still waiting for an article on that…..

    • oontz

      Link?

      • Ducked
        • oontz

          Good find, I imagine a lot of those sales came on the 30th ;)

          • Ducked

            I imagine this same, I think sales will continue this month too. And if Nintendo has a big E3, they will be giving the PS4 some competition

          • oontz

            I don’t think they will ever give the ps4 more competition. But there is nothing wrong with more sales or second place. I just hope that with more sales developers see the wiiu as a viable platform and start to provide more exclusive content that uses the gamepad in interesting ways.

          • Ducked

            I predicted PS4 for first place, and Wii U for second last year after E3. And really, Nintendo should be happy with #2, as well as the fans. I think Nintendo needs to find more content to use the gamepad with.

          • oontz

            The only thing that might turn the tides of this entire generation, is the new kinect-less xbox1. Coming in at 399 the same as ps4 may level the playing field and result in the wiiu having to settle for 3rd place.

    • Clel

      Well, it certainly won’t be John Kinsley posting that xD

    • http://www.fabulous-femme.com/ Fabulous-Femme

      I just bought one … I just love the different games on there … :-) just more child friendly.

      • Ducked

        Glad you enjoy it :)

  • LordiMcKill

    I completely forgot that that they sold the Wii to almost everyone on the planet. Also the Wii isn’t being manufactured any more unlike Sony who decide to keep their consoles selling for as long as possible (here’s looking at you PS2, it took 13 years before they toppled you).

    • oontz

      To be fair the wii was discontinued due to lack of sales and lack of new software at the end of the last generation. Developers were still making games for the ps2 and people were still buying, hence the reason sony continued to make and ship them to retail. The same is happening now with the ps3.

  • Gameonfool

    Who gives a shite.

    • leo

      Investors duh.

      • Gameonfool

        This site is not for investors duh

  • Prizm

    I don’t keep track of this stuff, but apparently Nintendo didn’t make a personal appearance at last year’s E3 either. And this year they’re just phoning it in again with some video announcement. Sure, Iwata is supposedly sick, but if that’s two in a row, I doubt it has much to do with illness. Nintendo really needs to get off their ass if they want to revive the Wii U.

    • leo

      *dis

    • Kenshin0011

      You’re ignorant or trolling. Nintendo was at E3 last year and is there again this year with just as much booth space as the others. So what if the conference is a recorded stream rather than a live stream? It makes no difference to those NOT at E3. If anything it makes it more organized and less prone to glitches.

      • X3Charlie

        My only problem with their new format is that we don’t get that audience reaction anymore, it feels bit lonely watching the directs.

        • Kenshin0011

          True, though in the grand scheme of things that hardly matters

      • Prizm

        A live stream is not the same. It makes a big difference to people’s perceptions when you make a live appearance (or when you don’t).

        • Allvalve

          I personally think it might be a deliberate tactic: Wait until you are releasing new hardware, and attend with a live event then. It just adds to the occasion.
          On the subject of Sony selling more hardware,, I’m not too concerned. This is the last year of PS3 selling in any quantity, and Nintendo will likely announce a 3DS successor next year which will seriously damage the Vita. Interestingly, although not commented on, Sony are in the same predicament with the Vita as Nintendo are with the Wii U. They are caught in a situation where the machine is probably beyond reviving, but to replace it would severely damage the brand.
          And in closing, I’d be willing to bet that Nintendo are making far more from overall sales than Sony, as the majority of the big selling games on Nintendo hardware are from Nintendo themselves. The same can’t be said for Sony, relying on the big 3rd parties.

          • Dominicruz

            Nintendo is doing fine with the 3ds no next device at least 2 more years for the next portable

          • Allvalve

            Yes, announced next year, on sale the year after.

  • Skelterz

    does anybody wanna buy my free game code

    • Chuck Norris 2.0

      LOL no one wants to buy a free game code, that’s why it’s free

    • Dominicruz

      I’ll buy it for $5

  • Nintendo Fan

    The Wii U will take over soon.

  • SkullScience

    The launch of a new console plus many unscrupulous game vendors declaring they had ran out of PS4’s but would sell PS4/PSVita ‘bundles’ at inflated prices back in November will have contributed significantly to these figures. This was rampant at Game and GameStop. in saying that, it was a poor year for Nintendo and the 3DS has long since peaked. I doubt Nintendo will be too concerned with these figures. The 3DS has been a gargantuan success when put into the context of still remaining viable in the ‘smartphone’ age.

  • Vlad_S

    It’s up to nintendo to become number 1 again.

  • Sdudyoy

    E3 starts tomorrow, or twelve hours and 30 minutes until the Microsoft press conference, although It’s really the Nintendo stuff I’m looking forward to.

  • MarkyWiiU

    I don’t know if its just me but… There is no new articles since 2 days!

  • Mario

    Mario: Oh well! Can’t always be in first place.

  • MetroidZero

    Not sure if it’s my browser, but I see no new articles for today. There’s MK8 DLC coming tomorrow and more.

  • uPadWatcher

    No news until tomorrow afternoon.

  • Shootdatrupee!…

    Welp. Time to start blurting out Kinsley hate so that Wii U Daily has a brighter future.