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Wii U purchasing intent surges 50% after E3 presentation

This year’s E3 presentation for Nintendo was the best yet, not only for the number of new games revealed at the show, but in terms of what consumers thought about the presentation as well. Nintendo’s fans are more excited than ever, but what about people who don’t own a Wii U already? How did the E3 presentation affect them in terms of their plans for purchasing a Wii U in the near future?

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According to a new survey commissioned by GamesIndustry, E3 was a huge boost in confidence to Nintendo from people who don’t yet own a Wii U but would like to purchase one. The survey shows that after the presentation, those who said they would be more interested in buying a Wii U after knowing what’s coming rose by 50% compared to those surveyed before the presentation. The sample size is one thousand gamers and despite starting out with the lowest number of people interested in purchasing the console, the Wii U saw the biggest benefit from its E3 showing.

When surveyed about the most popular title for the series that prompted them to become interested in the console, 89% of gamers responded that the Zelda Wii U presentation headed up by Eiji Aonuma was what made them interested in the console.

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  • ActivesiN

    who could of thought….show good games and people are interested in your console lol
    good job Nintendo!

    • nin-10-doughfan

      amazing, isn’t it?

    • FutureFox

      Nintendo knows, they’re just slow to deliver which hurts them.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        It still hurts them despite this survey.

      • Rinslowe

        I think half of them knows. The other half is away with the Hyrule fairy’s

        • FutureFox

          Ha, sipping red and blue magic tonic no doubt.

          • Rinslowe

            :)
            It’s a party then. Did I say fairy’s? No no I must have been mistaken. More like Hesperides…

  • Thomas Vienna

    If only people were so willing to change their mind after a presidential debate, instead of stubbornly staying in their party. It’s quite amazing to see so many people actually making thoughtful decisions based on what they saw, instead of just sticking with their chosen console.

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

      What’s even more interesting to me is that apparently Sony’s E3 presentation had a negative affect on those who don’t own it but are considering it. Apparently their E3 showing was considered the weakest of the major three.

      • JudgeMethos

        I own one and I play Strider and Watch Dogs on it. That’s about it. I’m on military orders and I brought my Wii U too! Thank goodness. But I’ve been playing ‘The Wolf Among Us’ on my laptop during down time. Cool game.

        • CydeFxt

          On a side note,is TWAU a good game? I’ve been curious about it but don’t know anything about it’s history. Is it a comic or graphic novel as well?

          I have both Walking Dead games which is why i’m interested in this one as well.

          • JudgeMethos

            I like it quite a bit. It’s based off the Fables comic with characters like Snow White, Little mermaid, The Three pigs, Beauty & the Beast, The Woodsman, Ichabod Crane and quite a few others in an adult like setting. Graphic game with a cool murder mystery to solve. Great characters. Bigby Wolf (the big bad wolf) is the sheriff of Fabletown. That’s of course, who you play as. Great game so far. I’m on episode 2.

          • CydeFxt

            Nice! I’ll probably get it after all the episodes release.

          • JudgeMethos

            Oh, they’re all released. All 5 episodes. That’s why I bought ‘em. I’m on episode 2 of the 5. So far, so great!

      • matthew garcia

        Not sure still sold pretty well for the month June. Beating a price cut Xbox one and a 200% increase Wii u. Pretty easily to

        • Rinslowe

          What’s with the Sony apologist routine Mathew? lol.
          Don’t deny it. It’s the motivation behind almost every post.

          • matthew garcia

            I can tell that your so annoyed by me lol

          • Rinslowe

            Really…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “I can tell that your so annoyed by me lol”

            By all those links above, I’d say you’re spot on. Speaking of crusader, eh? :P My two cents there. Good luck with this apologist. Have a good night, Matthew.

          • Rinslowe

            There’s literally no sense to your post. Unless the point was a simple circle jerk for your fellow apologist. I don’t know why you think you’re in any position to be talking Gonzalez. You’re ten times the Sony apologist he is.
            And almost everybody else has your no’ as well. Like I said. You’ve devolved. Exposed. Your just a sad little troll’er who doesn’t even have the decency to be somewhere else. That’s how much you need the attention here. So carry on. Being a delusional blind console warrior…

          • InterTreble

            Gonzy is a blind Sony fanboy, we all know. Why he spends all his useless life spamming the web with bullsh*t and attacking people, nobody knows. He’s disturbed, no more reasons…

          • matthew garcia

            We just say are piece that’s all we do lol. You act like are comments are directed at you. I hardly ever speak directly at you. You just happened to get annoyed or offended and come at us and try so hard with your short novel post lol.

          • Rinslowe

            If it makes your insecurities easier to deal with then by all means. Take all the time you need…Lol. The brutal honest truth is I only see console fanboys like yourself and Gonzalez as the one true joke of gaming today. A tragic byproduct of the industry.
            You love that plastic soo much. You’re both driven crazy by it…

          • matthew garcia

            Your taking this video game thing to seriously. Do you not get that there games lol. You say me and Daniel are the true joke to gaming like playing video games are so important. I could live without games cuz guitar is my favorite hobby. I like to write my own songs but also play led zeppelin, pink Floyd, rush, radio head even metal songs by mastodon, opeth, lamb of God. I always choose music first. Seems like you choose games lol

          • Rinslowe

            “Your taking this video game thing to seriously”
            I should probably be insulted by that, lol. A console fanboy tells me I’m taking gaming too seriously. It’s a sign I’m talking to a true blue fruity freddy. Wake up man. There are no two people that I have ever seen on the internet with greater hard on’s for a gaming company than Daniel Gonzalez and Mather Garcia. Either that or you two are just touching each other for the fun of it…
            The saddest thing about guys like you is that you go straight into denial mode at the drop of a hat. Man, I don’t care if you love your guitar. It’s obvious you love that plastic even more. And time and time again, you prove it. And here’s the cold hard truth you can’t handle buddy. If people are talking about games, if they’re writing long posts, if they’re communicating with like minded individuals on shared topics. That’s “normal” behaviour. If like Daniel Gozalez and Mathew Garcia however, you’re spending half you time “defending” a piece of plastic like it just went down on ya like you’ve never had it before, well that ain’t half loopy loop.
            You wanna talk to me like this is some kind of care bear share session go ahead. But here’s a pointer. Self improvement is about seeing yourself as you “are” not as you “want” to be. And right now, you’re a console fanboy.

          • matthew garcia

            Lol I come on Wii u daily and write a post in 5 seconds and that’s it. How does that make me take it seriously. If I never got responses then you would hardly ever see me on Wii u daily. It’s you who writes a book to explain your points lol. All you have to do is not reply to me and I would be gone lol.

          • Rinslowe

            Yeeah. That’s the denial part again. Mathew you’re exposed already. Have the decency to take it with your chin up. I can see why you have problems with books. But reading more is a good thing.

            All you have to do is not reply to me and I would be gone lol.
            Hahaha. And there it is… The saddest thing on the internet. It’s practically a cry for mummy.

          • matthew garcia

            Lol I like talking to you. Your insults don’t bother me just lets me know your the one who is bothered. I won’t insult you back

          • Rinslowe

            Lol. Mmm hmmm…

          • matthew garcia

            Did I mention that Sony is crushing Wii u in sales lol

          • Rinslowe

            Hahaha. I don’t have crusader issues like you Mathew. Lol…

      • lonewolf88

        it was the weakest people say micros was bad but they showed some interesting stuff.

      • Rinslowe

        PS4 still has a lot of interest to be fair. But apart from great titles like LBP3 and No Mans Sky there wasn’t a whole lot to get excited about truthfully from the “show itself”. It felt a little mechanical imo… And somewhat too much “gore” for “gores” sake. That went for Ubisoft’s presentation as well, with so much forced emphasis on swearing every second word it ended up being really awkward to watch. And if we have to spend another year listening to Aisha Tyler talking about “girl wood” again or to that effect, ah “stuff” it. Switchin that crap off. I mean it was funny the first year and expected the second. But year 3? Losing it’s lustre…

    • CydeFxt

      SO TRUE.

    • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

      No! Do not bring politics in this. I’m sick of hearing people squabble over things that has nothing to do with topics.
      Besides both parties are full of it if you ask me.

      • Ducked

        I agree. Reps and Dems are just two different cheeks on the same butt.

        • matthew garcia

          Ha lol so true

        • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

          “fist bump*

  • Ducked

    Looks like Wii U has risen over Xbox One.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Not that hard of an accomplishment these days. :P

      • Ducked

        Second place is a good accomplishment

        • matthew garcia

          Looks like it’s gonna be ps2 era all over again. Ps4 dominating sales while Xbox and Wii u fight for the scraps

          • Ducked

            Seems accurate. PS4 will start getting big third party games exclusives as the install base drives down the Xbox One. If only games like The Last Guardian would ever be released.

          • matthew garcia

            I loved ico and shadow of the collossus. I hope last guardian comes out

          • Ducked

            Same here

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s certainly what’s likely to happen.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          True.

    • William Cole

      That wowed me on Vgchartz today, the Wii U actually is holding its own now. It beat Xbone in sales! I’m so happy Nintendo is doing well now. Sadly we won’t ever see world wide doom posts of Xbone ever but if Nintendo is in a bit of trouble people just love exploiting their minor issues. Welp, comes with the territory I suppose, a territory where Nintendo is the only inhabitant.

  • TheAnimal Fleming

    Nintendo finally getting respect around here

  • bistricky

    It’s hard to argue with those stats. Nintendo and the Wii U was a success at E3 2014. With all the prior talk of Wii U being ‘doomed’, Nintendo’s presentation did well to dispelled this opinion and made the Wii U a viable option for gamers.
    :D

    • Rinslowe

      Totally agree on their presentation and the reception following E3. They still need to deliver on what they’ve been hyping up and any delays in software releases next year will hurt them. They need to be like surgeons…
      I think until Smash later this year it’s all co-funded titles from partners etc.. Who may be looking after distribution themselves. But unknown. I guess Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2 are well enough along already to make release on time.
      Thinking specifically about Zelda U first and foremost – that’s the game of 2015 for them. Then Splatoon and Starfox.

      • bistricky

        Nintendo definitely has “to deliver on what they’ve been hyping up”. It is clear now, that they have succeeded in righting the ship and they will have to keep it going by getting their software to the market, as soon as possible.
        It is quite amazing, IMO, seeing the substantial positive feedback on gaming websites about the Wii U recently ….. with an increasing amount of gamers sharing their stories on how they finally invested in a Wii U and loving it. The positive shift almost feels like it happened overnight …. it wasn’t long ago when the Wii U was relegated to be least popular console …. now, an increasing number of gamers wonder if the Wii U is the next best option to the PS4. This is a big change and I hope one that will continue for years to come.
        In terms of Zelda U, I know many Wii U Daily gamers believe it will arrive for holiday season 2015. It would be nice to see, but for some reason I have my doubts. If not, it may be that game secretly being worked by Nintendo’s Retro Studio which might take its place (and I don’t mean Diddy Kong Racing 2 .. lol).
        :D

        • Rinslowe

          I don’t know about amazing. But it is good to see them turn their image around somewhat. And after their E3 presentations/ treehouse etc.. They have earned it, to be fair.
          What I’m really thinking about with that though, is now they have the ball in their court again to “right” the ship. But the ship is still not on course just yet. They’ve bought themselves more time is probably the more accurate description of the current situation. And they still need to follow through to the letter to get it right.
          When it comes to Wii U as a console, I’ve never really understood the “anti” it’s received from the majority of “western” gamer’s. It’s kinda sad that so much expectation goes into the hardware of a device. As it is obvious looking at games like SM3DW/ Pikmin 3 and Kart especially there’s enough grunt under the hood to make nice looking games. And with Nintendo’s flavour – decent playable experiences. But the whole engine compatibility debates and the failed cooperation with EA has really hurt their image overall with those AAA multiplats either missing/ gimped or selling poorly.
          And with even more third party support pulling back with multiplats it’s put them in a difficult position.
          Having said that, I think what they’ve done with their online services/ infrastructure etc.. In terms of Miiverse and the E-shop has been a step in the right direction. Outsourcing that to origin would have been a tricky scenario for other publishers content no doubt. And it makes sense in any case why they would want to maintain autonomy on their own direction with that. And still, when you upset the wasps nest you’re gonna get stung…

          • bistricky

            Hi …. sorry that I wasn’t able to reply earlier.

            Many good points and topics you discussed.

            When I used the term “amazing”, I was mainly speaking of the recent responses I have seen on the ‘bigger’ gaming websites. Personally, it is amazing in terms of the ‘degree’ of change we can witness on those websites //// the comments there, was once … well, …. brutal Wii U bashing //// NOW …. its like a different world ….. filled with praise for the Wii U ….. and that is aspect that I most find amazing.

            Nintendo on the other hand has been better but not amazing. They have put their best foot forward but I agree (as you accurately stated): “they still need to follow through to the letter to get it right” ,,,,, Yet, for now …. in these past ‘few’ months ….. for reasons which have surpassed my rational thought …. the ‘mood/tone” as seen as a snapshot on the gaming websites have been substantially more positive about the prospects of the Wii U and with it confidence in their message. It is one thing for me to factually state that many notable gaming websites have recently published that the Wii U is “a must-have” gaming console ….. but tie into that the ‘core’ gaming community seemingly agreeing with this via their posts is something I didn’t expect, this quickly. And

    • bistricky

      I can’t help myself but mention …. that Wii U graph looks like it’s giving ‘the finger’ to the competition …..

  • Nintenjoe82

    Magnus was right. The Zelda teaser was a clever trick to get some sales and there isn’t a real Zelda U..

    • Chuck Norris 2.0

      lol wow

  • Sdudyoy

    That’s good, I have a feeling Zelda and Star fox had something to do with this.

  • Capt. Smoker

    It was a good presentation, the only downside is having to wait for Xenoblade Chronicles X and Zelda U :( ah well, been replaying Xenogears, Ocarina of time and Twilight Princess to get prepped for these major Nintendo releases ^^

    • Fred

      I already knew we were going to have to wait till next Christmas for Zelda, but I fully planned on buying Xenoblade X this year. 97% of the was through the trailer I was on cloud 9 then at the end when it said 2015 I fell out of the sky smashed through the roof, through the floor and smacked into the basement floor.
      I wish I had Xenogears to play, but sadly, the only consoles I own are SNES Gamecube, PS3, and Wii U

      • Capt. Smoker

        I’m usually content to wait on Zelda games, but waiting it out for X is pure devastation, I don’t wanna wish my life away but 2015 really can’t come quick enough, my only console at the moment is the Wii U, not interested in the rest and was let down by all the mature games ps3 had to offer, had a Vita and 3DS for a while but passed em on to little un as I just can’t get my portable game on anymore, still have a psp in a draw somewhere, but since running homebrew on Wii mode on Wii U, I play Wii, Gamecube, N64, even ps1 on it, I’ve been playing Xenogears on Wiisx ^^

        • Fred

          I got you. The only Xeno game I’ve played is Xenoblade and I absolutely love that one so I’d love to play Xenogears or Xenosaga

          • Capt. Smoker

            It’s a great series, I’ve never played a bad Xeno game,Xenoblade was my personal favourite, but as far as epic stories go, Xenogears has always been the standout for me, I’m really glad Nintendo own Monolith, these days, I doubt they’d have more freedom with their work in the hands of another.

          • Fred

            I love the Xenoblade story, maybe I should find a way to get my hands on Xenogears.

          • Capt. Smoker

            Best bet is an emulator for your pc or android phone/tablet?, espxe and wiimote controller apps on android…. lethal combination ^^

          • Fred

            Why is that? I was thinking about downloading it on my PS3 when I get home from this work trip

          • Capt. Smoker

            Ah right, sorry, I didn’t realize you were from the u.s, U.K and Europe dont have this game available to them on psn, nor Chrono cross, damn shame really :(

          • Fred

            Wow, I don’t understand why they do things like that. It’s already in English on the PS3 just let you guys buy it too

  • FutureFox

    “rose by 50%…?”

    I see pre-E3 ~12-13% and post-E3 at about 20%. How is that a 50% rise?

    • iamserious

      Cuz 50% of 12-13 is 6-6.5. Since this is only an estimate you could easily say that the 20% intent to buy figure post E3 is about 50% MORE than the 100% of 12-13% intent to buy pre E3 figures.

      • FutureFox

        They could easily have just said intent to purchase went up 6-7% without abstracting away from what is already provided in the graph just to make the leap “sound” momentous.

        • iamserious

          But then it wouldn’t sound momentous. :-)

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It’s just a survey. They don’t represent 100% of consumers so who knows what the actual percentage is. My gut says 50% is an exaggeration, as surveys usually are.

      • darkcreap

        Hmmm, my statistics are low in this sense. How many samples do they usually need for a US presidential election estimate? The gaming market is maybe around 100 million if you count consoles and discount those who may have two or more consoles. And let us not forget PC games.

        The thing is that if the US is around 300-350M inhabitants, the sample size for that should be around the sample size you need to profile the gaming market.

        Of course, it also depends on the methodology of the statistical study. The survey must be completely random, that is, you have to choose gamers from different parts of the world. And it is you who has to choose them, you can’t use voluntary people (since certain people may be more interested in showing their opinion than others).

  • Jonathan Robitaille

    nice, hopefully the trolls won’t invade this thread trying to shit on anything remotely positive. Oh wait…Daniel….too late

  • TheAnimal Fleming

    Dam daniel your the most negative person ever

  • darkcreap

    Not surprising:

    -Better marketing with Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. Advertising, tournaments, merchandising, collaborations, etc.
    -A lot of games for 2015. Some are innovative (Splatoon), others seem to be wonderful (Zelda) and others use the gamepad uniquely (Mario Maker, possible Starfox
    -Some third part collaborations (but not enough yet, though), like Bayonetta and Devil’s third which bring variety.

    • Jon Turner

      And as WiiU’s life goes on, the third party support will gradually improve since it looks like Nintendo’s serious about getting the system back on its feet.

  • TheAnimal Fleming

    Everyone always want to hate on nintendo

  • allvalve

    The people who attend E3 know about the Wii U, so winning them over with a strong showing was actually the easy bit.
    It’s Joe public WHO STILL HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE.
    If you were to stop 100 people in the street and ask them if they owned a Wii U, 1 would say yes, 30 would proudly tell you they have owned a Wii for years, 19 would say “no way I have a PS4/XBox1/PS3/360″ and the other 50 would probably stare at you blankly.
    The single biggest failure in the Wii U life cycle is not lack of games, or lack of power, but a terrible marketing campaign, which in the UK was pretty much non existent.
    Designing it to look like the Wii was a massive own goal too, a non gamer walking past it in the shop would look at it and dismiss it as a Wii.

    • matthew garcia

      There was no market campaign. With the billions Nintendo has in the bank there is no excuse for a poor marketing. Sounds like they thought Wii u would sell itself cuz of how popular Wii was. Talk about a backfire

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        ^This

      • Rinslowe

        Obviously the lack of marketing was a total failure on Nintendo’s behalf. And gave birth to most of their current issues regarding Wii U. Had they not forced their console out months too early. They would have at least had the right type of games to market and a better message to communicate the clear differences of the console over it’s predecessor the Wii.
        But, in typical fashion of nonsensical corporate decisions, they just had to rush the console out the door. Hell, even the OS wasn’t ready for market at the time of launch. Most the ports were last minute rush jobs on skeleton crews as well. And if Wii U hadn’t sold 3.5 million units in the first 3 months on hype. Then their system would be fairing even worse today.
        But in all that mess is the truth behind the “why” of a lack of advertising and clear marketing. They weren’t able to communicate what the didn’t have.
        It doesn’t change the facts though. And trying to make up for it – will be an uphill battle. I’m pretty certain they will not have third party mulitplat support return for the platform now. So it’s first/ second and third party exclusively funded projects only to drive sales forward. Not really sure what sort of no’s they’ll pull by the end of this generation, but I’m pretty confident that according to their first party title performance to date. And the software attach ratio they’ll be posting profits overall.

    • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

      It doesn’t look like the Wii though…rounded edges doesnt have a stand, has a Gamepad controller with it. As long as someone has 2-3 brain cells you should be able to tell its not a Wii.

      • allvalve

        It looks enough like the Wii to make the difference, even down to the “U” on the front being small enough to not be noticed by a passer by.
        If they could have fitted the new guts in the old case they would have.
        It should have looked totally different, not had Wii in the title, and had a massive marketing campaign for the first year of its life.
        These are the only ingredients that would have given it a chance against the PS4.
        In marketing, you have to assume that the target audience only have 2-3 brain cells. Sadly Nintendo believed the Wii brand would continue as before, with minimal marketing. They were wrong.

        • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

          Yet going the PS4 which is just a 1 digit change in the name from PS3 to PS4 doesnt cause confusion? Uh huh…The PS4 console looks similar to the PS3 console.

          • matthew garcia

            The original fat ps3 and the ps4 look drastically different. Ps4 goes with the more square edged box that looks straight out of stargate. Ps3 looked kinda ugly to me. I thought the original Wii was more attractive looking then Wii u. Seems like they took a step back in the look department

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Wii and Wii U look the same to me.

          • allvalve

            People who bought/are buying the PS3/PS4 are gamers who understand the difference and follow the technology and attend the shows.
            Of the 100 million people who bought the Wii, the majority had no idea about specs, and certainly wouldn’t attend gaming shows.
            For the most part, the Wii customer base was a totally different demographic, if it wasn’t Mario Kart for the Wii would have sold 80 million copies.
            The PS3 design was almost all curves. the PS4 is almost all straight lines, and a number gives you differentiation and a sense of progress, whereas the “U” in Wii U could be viewed as a rehash to to the non gamer.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well said.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Going from 3 to 4, means a step ahead, hence new hardware. Going from Wii to Wii U, can mean many things. Since the average consumer doesn’t pay attention to the news, it makes sense to see why people were confused, whether you feel they have a few brain cells or not. Nintendo should have had commercials long ago explaining that it’s a new console to avoid further confusion. That’s a fault of their own. Also, PS4 and PS3 look different. Only thing that is remotely the same, is the color perhaps.

          • TheAnimal Fleming

            You really never have anything positive to say do you

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            False if it was called the Wii 2 then people would think it was a 2nd attempt at the Wii. And whats your excuse for Xbox One which makes people think of the 1st Xbox…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Wii 2 would have been a better buzz to the consumers than Wii U. Being that 2 right beside the Wii name, would have signified a new console. Wii U can simply imply an accessory and so on. So, I wasn’t surprised by the confusion of consumers. Xbox One far as I’m concerned, is about the only part of the discussion that I can agree with you on, though. I don’t recall excusing it as it wasn’t mentioned until you brought it up. :P Have a good one. Always a pleasure to discuss.

    • Michael DeVore

      The survey is not a survey of people tho attended E3. It is a survey of about a thousand “core” gamers that were selected randomly to participate in a survey pre and then post e3. They have a fairly good response rate too, 70%, so there isn’t even a non-response bias if their numbers are to be believed. This is not a survey of Game Journalists, but rather closer to the “Joe Public” you’re concerned about.

      • allvalve

        Randomly selecting core gamers will still only give you a cross section of core gamers. The race to 2nd place will be decided by the casual gamer: the gamer who buys a console when its £150 and there is a large library of available games.
        Unless MS go with a strategy of swallowing huge losses (they won’t) the Wii U is better placed to serve that market, as they have cheaper hardware, and as it stands a stronger library of exclusive games.

        By the way, you have replied to me in a totally different thread on a totally different website.

        My Bad, its getting late, I’m posting on multiple sights, you’re probably responding in the correct area!

        • Michael DeVore

          You’re clearly posting sleep deprived.

        • Michael DeVore

          No I haven’t, and your 3 posts to me come across as drunk or tired.

          • allvalve

            Yes, I stayed up far too late last night (I don’t drink). I must say though that your comments about stats tickled me as I worked alongside statisticians for 5 years and the variables you were throwing into the mix would not have stood up.
            As I said, a core gamer survey only gives you a very small cross section of the overall gaming population, so is not conclusive, and I did agree that if you were to use this formula you would have to cater for variables. To be fair though you then went on to pull 2 totally random figures out of the air: 100,000 gamers (which you then conceded was inacurate) and then a “margin of error” of 3-4% based on nothing concrete, other than your own hunch.

            My response was a bit of a friendly jab in the ribs, pointing out there may be flaws in your argument.

        • Rinslowe

          “Unless MS go with a strategy of swallowing huge losses (they won’t) the Wii U is better placed to serve that market, as they have cheaper hardware, and as it stands a stronger library of exclusive games.”
          This is true.

  • jjbredesen

    Yup, on sites such as IGN people where not sure about Wii U before E3, but after i have never seen so many people being so positive about Wii U, think Nintendo have finally realized what to do, and it looks like things are getting a lot better :)

    • FutureFox

      They need to stop letting their guard down every console generation and assume the public isn’t that heavily invested in them as a company; only in what they currently offer. Then win them over again. Its basically what Sony did.

    • Rinslowe

      Welcome back fella. What’s your story?

      • jjbredesen

        Thanks, i am moving so no internet and its summer festival season so i am out traveling, just spent the weekend with Ylvis, and have been drunk, so it has been best i don’t think my post would have made much sense :P

        • Rinslowe

          Hope you drink responsibly JJ. All good things in moderation eh…

          • jjbredesen

            Well so far i have not done anything that bad…

    • bistricky

      Happy to see your posts again …. hope the move goes smoothly. All the best. :D

  • http://www.epicpassiveincome.com/ Elvis Michael

    Sadly, the occasional “Doom” article still pops up here and there, all by people itching for ad clicks and website traffic. Did you guys see a recent one by “TheStreet.com?” LOL people ripped a new one on the author of the article.

    She’s there talking about tired, old arguments on how Nintendo should abandon the system immediately. Debating old subjects that were hot in 2013 but have since been addressed, and doing non-stop bashing referencing things that are no longer relevant in general. It was hilarious.

    It’s so sad that just about anyone can write an article these days.

    • allvalve

      I saw that article! Terrible, but terribly effective in terms of would the article was trying to achieve: hits.
      Having said that, such an article couldn’t be written about the PS4, as Sony have done the launch right, people are lapping up the PS4 despite the fact there are no games worth having yet.
      Nintendo have to take 95% of the blame for the situation they are in with the Wii U.

    • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

      I wouldn’t worry about clowns like these. They keep summoning Doom Train and like Sabin Nintendo keeps suplexing these hacks http://youtu.be/2u84cH_bmTA

    • DoctorWily

      Magnus was trolling the “Zelda U will be vast” thread and presented this article as a 100% certainty that it was going to happen or should happen. Of course, he continued to profess his love for the Wii U and stated how he was just worried that Nintendo was going to pull the plug on the system and cancel Zelda… because they have such a long history of doing that sort of thing. Troll. I wanted to stab him in the eye with a fork.

  • Yuuki

    Hopefully Nintendo can keep this going into next year and beyond! They could also bring games like Fatal Frame to the US and EU,which would be nice.

    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9G6ZuDb0PaYUoYllW2ypNA Brandon Burce

      The Nintendo hype train is going to have to make so many tickets from now on :D

  • TheAnimal Fleming

    If you can’t nothing nice well y’all can finish the rest

  • Michael DeVore

    Why the hell isn’t there a margin of error on that report. The bothered to put the n but not the moe. Assuming that the total population of gamers is at least 100k, we know it’s much higher, the margin of error is +- 3-4 percent.

    Which means the PS4 lost ground but within the moe thus possible a measurement error.

    XBOne might appear to be up, but is defiantly a measurement error, and may as well had no change at all.

    WiiU, almost twice the margin of error, and thus not a measurement error.

    The PS4, and XBone graphs have nearly no meaning, but nothing to indicate that they have no meaning if you don’t have a stats background.

    • allvalve

      Discarding the PS4, they way I read the chart is XB1 has sold around 5 million units, a further 18% are committed to buy, Wii U has sold around 7 million, a further 12 % are committed to buy. This puts the 2 consoles at level pegging for future sales.
      Forget about the PS4, that has this gen sewn up, this is about a respectable 2nd place, and it might be close.

    • allvalve

      In a closed poll, where you interview a select amount of people and collate the results, a margin of error is not applied to the sum, as you have fixed input (opinion) and fixed output (collation of input)
      Margin of error is applied to the sum if you want to use the formula on a larger scale with lots of variables, in this case non core gamers, or people who have no idea and just tick a box.

      Of course, a statistician would never try to apply a percentage variable to an unquantified result, such as a margin of error of 3-4% on a speculated 100,000 gamer population, while discounting their own figure with a caveat of their own figure being wrong.

      Of course, to then go on to use the speculation that their chosen figure of total population is wrong, and the chosen margin of error is based on nothing but opinion, the posters mathematical opinion of which console “may be” wrong.

  • gamerinexile

    Great to see wii u starting to get some traction.

  • Des

    Talk is cheap. Unfortunately, the game most folks in that poll are interested in isn’t coming out anytime soon. So I’m hoping we see a huge boost in numbers when Super Smash Bro’s comes out.

  • Agaton Atienza

    There’s truth here. Im 50/50 in buying a Wii U console for more than a year. The E3 presentation (kudos to Smash) stamped it. I bought one last week (and a new reader of Wii U Daily!)

  • gamer457

    This is only the beginning, sure the Wii U has been doing atrociously in the past, but now it’s rising up. The games are flowing and hopefully Nintendo acknowledges proper marketing for their video game console and software.

  • Logan Waltz

    So, the graph says that people who bought xbox and ps4 don’t actually care about games that are coming out? Sounds accurate to me.