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Wii U software sales increased 479% in June in the UK

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Gamasutra’s jvm has given us a look at the software sales for the month of June in UK, noting that the Wii U was the only console that showed a positive uptick in sales, thanks to the release of Mario Kart 8 on May 30. The Wii U saw a massive 479% increase in software sales alone. There’s currently no data available on hardware so we don’t know how many new bundles were sold, but a quick look at monthly units sold shows the Wii U selling 1.3 million units of software. Here’s the full breakdown for all consoles:

  • PS4 LTD Software: 3.02 million
  • XB1 LTD Software: 2.61 million
  • Wii U Software LTD: 1.32 million

As you can see the Wii U still has quite a ways to go before it catches up to the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 in terms of the amount of software moved, but this huge jump in sales shows that Mario Kart 8 was definitely received well in the UK. With the release of Super Smash Bros. on the horizon, we expect to see more of this upward trend around the globe as the Wii U finally finds its place.

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  • Gabe Hoffman

    Excellent

  • Zuxs13

    So with out watch dogs the wiiu would have out sold the other two or pretty close since watch dogs makes up the majority of those sales.

    The points being that I wonder how well watch dogs would have sold if it came out on wii u as well and how would the wii u software sales be if it had “real” 3rd party ssupport?

    • Ducked

      Watch Dogs wouldn’t have sold as well on Wii U as XB1 and PS4.

      • Jonathan Robitaille

        lol like maybe 200k. Not well at all

      • Keith

        Another negative comment from our PS4 fellow commenter ;-)

      • Zuxs13

        I never said it would. Just wondering how well it would have. Now it won’t sell at all they might aswell save it and release it as a pack in for wii u with watch dogs 2.

  • Rinslowe

    UK/ Europe is probably Wii U’s trickiest market out of the main sales regions.
    Not sure at this point what to make of the software, except it’s expected to trail the others there. And yeah, MK8 has done quite well, considering.

    • matthew garcia

      Man the U.K. loves there 360 lol. Why so much?

      • matt

        The UK love Nintendo/Sony mate not just 360 ? Sony sell best in UK then Nintendo then Microsoft thats a historical fact…..

        • matthew garcia

          From this software chart the numbered show otherwise. 360 from last year to this year only dropped 10%. That’s pretty good considering new gen is out. 513000 360 sales is a lot more then Wii u’s 139000 and that’s with there increase

      • Rinslowe

        Australia and New Zealand were exactly the same until the PS3 dropped dramatically in price. A good three years of markedly better sales than Sony for the 360 – not a certainty on no’s, but definitely true for public perception. Then the exclusives started to come and Blu-Ray Movie discs were going on sale everywhere and the tides changed.
        I wouldn’t be surprised if the PS3 is still selling OK in those two countries because of that…

        • TehEngineer

          Yeah, PS3 is still selling in Australia.

    • Heavy metal Luigi

      Sometimes I feel like I’m the only Nintendo gamer in Denmark..

  • darkcreap

    The interesting thing is that, according to vgchartz (not fully reliable source, though), the WiiU seems to have a new floor. Sales have been no less than 60K during the last weeks. This makes me think about a change of trend, a before and after MK8.

    While these numbers are not really good, I think that, if this trend goes on, WiiU sales will continue to have new “high minimums” as Nintendo’s big hitters release and people see real value in the system. It is very significant that Kotaku and IGN have published recent articles presenting WiiU in a positive way. Also, Nintendo’s new games using the gamepad presented at E3 (Mario Maker, Kirby, Captain Toad, Starfox, Miyamoto’s projects, Splatoon, etc), plus incoming big hitters (Smash Bros, Zelda, etc), plus some exclusive deals (Fatal Frame, Bayonetta, Hyrule Warriors, Devil’s Third) are changing the perception people have of the WiiU. I think that if Nintendo continues this trend by getting more exclusives and bringing some old and new IPs (like Bayonetta and Devil’s Third) the WiiU will get some unique games that will make the system worth for others.

    If Nintendo cannot get the big third party games, the better way for them is to collaborate with others.

    • John Smith

      I have been a wii u owner since day one. I always waited for the numbers to rise and waited for the wii u to finally get good games but never happened.(excluding mario kart 8, which is the only game)
      Right now, I am not to sure if buying the wii u was the right thing to do. I play call of duty and mario most of the time but really, third party support for wii u is really bad.

      • Merry_Blind

        If you bought a Wii U for Call of Duty and other 3rd party games, you’re kinda weird lol.

        Personally I bought one this Christmas for Nintendo games, and it does not disappoints me at all.

        • Joecoo1

          Really playing with 1,598 players on BO2 doesn’t dissipoint, and only 758 players on COD Ghost, Plus no DLC’s,this is disappointing!

          • Dark Lord Sauron

            the reason why theres less people on ghost cause its garbage and infinity ward lost their touch

    • Mr Ninty

      sony and micro$ will be destroyed when nintendo has the same 3party games as the xbox and ps.

      but even if the wiiu doesn’t have big sales. it will be the console with the best games this gen

      • darkcreap

        I think that expecting Nintendo to have “the same third party games” literally is unrealistic. See Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty on WiiU sales. I think that the solution comes from:

        -New Nintendo IPs.
        -Moving Nintendo IPs to 2nd party developers.
        -Acquiring new studios that have good IPs and talent (Monolith).
        -Rescueing IPs, especially if they are new (Bayonetta, Devil’s Third) to establish a new audience. Because Nintendo’s problem is that it needs a wider audience outside that for traditional Nintendo games. A guy that buys Mario 3D might (or not) be the same that plays GTA. You need those who buy Mario, those who buy GTA and those who buy both.

        I think that it is way harder to convince people who have been gaming in a PS or Xbox to buy the next Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed on an unknown platform. The audience, as Ubisoft said, is not there. Ubisoft tried to bring an audience for AC to the WiiU, but failed.

        With new IPs, maybe, new audiences will come, especially if they are exclusives and those exclusives are really attractive. Nintendo’s only chance in this sense is trial and error until they get a big (or moderate) hitter.

        Personally, I think that this a long term process. It requires time to get enough good IPs and bring those audiences to your platform. Especially since Nintendo works so slowly (but carefully) on this.

        I think that the model they are taking recently, to coach and collaborate with 3rd parties to let them do their game but give them positive feedback to improve gameplay, is good for both Nintendo and those third parties. Nintendo gets more IPs to their system and making bonds with those companies. The companies get back good feedback from a company expert in making great gameplay and getting a publisher for their game.

        • The Clockwork Being

          ”-Acquiring new studios that have good IPs and talent (Monolith).”

          They already own Monolith. Unless you mean do it like they did with Monolith.

          • greengecko007

            I think it’s safe to say those points are examples of things they’ve recently done.

          • darkcreap

            Yes, I meant it as an example of things they have already done. I am suggesting they could do the same with other studios.

        • Rinslowe

          “With new IPs, maybe, new audiences will come, especially if they are exclusives and those exclusives are really attractive.”

          Completely agree with this comment. Combined with Nintendo’s own first party offerings, their second party exclusives and their cooperation with other third party exclusives. If yet more major third party companies like Ubisoft decided to make ground up games only for Wii U – marketed them well – then they would find an audience on the platform to their satisfaction. Probably even turn a profit.
          Still it would need to be communicated well and hyped to heaven. But doable.
          I also think this is the Wii U’s real and only viable “message” besides the gamepad, at this point in the game. Exclusive content of the first/ second and third kinds, lol…

    • matt

      I just think everyone that owns wiiu love it and play it more then anything else from what ive seen….ps4/xbox1 just have multiplats and poor 1st party efforts rushed out the door so far,WiiU games are quality from Pikimin3/Blackops2 or Wonderful101/Windwaker to Mariokart8…

    • The Clockwork Being

      Nintendo have send out a steady stream of games so they can keep the Wii U afloat. Mario Kart 8 didn’t save the Wii U, I bettered its condition immensely.

      In my opinion, the secret is the marketing. Look at PS4. The games aren’t here yet but it did sell on hype alone.

      • FutureFox

        Problem with Nintendo marketing too strongly in the beginning is that everyone knew it wouldn’t be nearly as powerful as the other consoles releasing the following year. Even if they had marketed people were going to wait until all offerings were on the table anyway. I think this year and next will be heavy marketing pushes by Nintendo to say, “here’s what we have” give they actually have finished 1st tier games plus Amiibo.

        • Jonathan Robitaille

          yeah that’s just not remotely true. A) Nintendo did the exact opposite and DIDN’T market it well at all B) nobody was sitting there worried about what the others would do 12 months from then.

          The fact is, there aren’t that many hardcore Nintendo fans (at least for consoles) out there. The Wii fad made seemingly you and many others think there were more people out there. The truth is Nintendo (until the Wii) console sales have dropped each gen. You had a stalwart dedicated fanbase that is now older and some are still around and they are the ones buying the Wii U and 3DS, yet others have gotten older and no longer game, or moved on to PC/PS/Xbox gaming. That crowd…that they lost..isn’t coming back. The reason is because it’s two three gens now that they lost to the cooler consoles. Consoles that provided either dvd, blu ray, online, HD and those young kids that started on them aren’t switching over to cartoony graphics.

          So, the 15-20 million of us who are still interested in Nintendo console gaming will show up and buy a Wii U during its lifetime. As long as they support it with great games I am happy. Expecting them to compete numbers wise this gen is just not very smart.

          The only hope I see is for them, as rumored, come out with a handheld/console hybrid, that has a cool factor and hits the market before the others. It also needs to be similar tech to PC so 3rd parties won’t bitch about having to do extra work. This might bring some of the Sony/Microsoft people over who wouldn’t mind being able to play their games at home and on the go. But this would only apply if the 3rd party games find their way onto it.

          • FutureFox

            When Wii U launched there was nothing for Nintendo to really advertise. Hardly any games took advantage of the Gamepad which was their initial selling point. It’s difficult to market your wares without the games to back it up. Read any hot selling AAA, well-known games.

            Sony/Microsoft don’t have that problem really because of 3rd parties supporting them properly and this era of games its the FPSs of the world that reign supreme dollar wise, followed by detailed action games, your ACs, Batman and GTAs.

            Nintendo has to basically drudge up games support themselves and that takes more time for them (now that they are making HD games) hence not being able to really market the console properly.

            You are right in that their consoles have been in decline. The difference with the Wii was something that even casuals could get into and what helped Nintendo being able to create offerings that sooner explained what their console delivered. Games like Wii sports were so simplistic but the main attraction the gameplay not the fps or textures, real-time lighting or any other techno-merit equivalent of, “What is a game?” argument.

            I agree with everything you said about the Nintendo audience being older and the younger crowd continuing to support the other consoles because of the third-party games.

            The thing is Nintendo has proven that the decline of their consoles can make a course correction prove by the Wii. The Wii U will provide a dip in overall consoles for the various bottleneck issues including but not limited too: building a new headquarters to merge both handleheld and console teams, HD development, online issues, Miiverse, etc.

            They may not reach Wii level sales (and that really wasn’t what I was suggesting at all) but their current and near far future strategies maybe what keeps it afloat this gen until their rumored hybrid console as you noted.

            And hey they may have lost the AAA gaming audience and casuals for motion controlled gaming, but that’s why you foster what you lose. That’s what I think the Amiibo strategy is for, but leading up to the next console in another 4-5 years.

          • Rinslowe

            “When Wii U launched there was nothing for Nintendo to really advertise. Hardly any games took advantage of the Gamepad which was their initial selling point. It’s difficult to market your wares without the games to back it up. Read any hot selling AAA, well-known games.”
            Totally agree with that part…

            Course correction proved by the Wii and 3DS…

          • greengecko007

            “The only hope I see is for them, as rumored, come out with a handheld/console hybrid, that has a cool factor and hits the market before the others.”

            That’s one possibility that sounds cool. Personally, I think that if Nintendo can accept the fact that the Wii fad was a fluke, and that Nintendo fans are a niche audience, they can still be very successful in making consoles. Just because a console like the Wii U may not sell as much as the competitors, Nintendo still has the opportunity to make money from dedicated fans buying their games. It’s just like how small local restaurants are still a thing, despite chain franchises like McDonald’s obviously having more stores and customers.

            There’s nothing wrong with catering to a niche audience. But Nintendo has to understand that’s where their fans are. Trying to bring back casuals with games like Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club, etc. is going to be mostly fruitless.

        • greengecko007

          The thing is though that releasing a new product and not marketing it at all leads to customer confusion. The Wii U name, logo, and how it was advertised to consumers are all components of marketing, which Nintendo did not do very well during the launch period.

      • ben

        The PS4 sales are steadily falling. THe hype is over.

        • oontz

          What planet are you on?

          • ben

            The one that saw the sales start at 200 000 a week dropping to below a hundred thousand a week, with only yet another FPS in the near future. What planet are you on?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Probably planet reality. Just because sales are down below 100k, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s dying. The hype ended long ago. Reason sales have been above 100k is because people wanted a PS4. The end of the year, will make it clear on what to expect next year. I think from your comments, it’s obvious that you aren’t fond of the PS4. Noted. However, like it or not, it’s still doing better overall than Wii U or Xbox One. Give credit where it’s due.

          • ben

            For how long Danny boy.. For how long. And higher sales in the first year mean very little for the life of a console. TO me the console is failing to provide customers with a unique reason to buy it.

            Will the PS4 be able to compete this holiday? What is this years must have game on the PS4? Why would you b uy a PS4 this Christmas?

            Sony has failed since E3. E3 was a disaster for sony and sales have reflected that. Sony should have blown me away… Instead all I saw was crappy ubi games. And games I wont be getting until late in 2015.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well. As I said to many people, you appear to be in the minority. Many aren’t worried over what you’re making a mountain out of. Just as Wii U suffered the same issue early on, so is the PS4. Only difference is, it’s selling far better than the Wii U and Xbox One. How long will that last? Only the big man in the sky knows that for sure. However, as sales haven’t been huge since then, they are no where near declining in the thousands. So it appears you’re exaggerating things quite a bit.

            Sounds to me you aren’t like most that bought it for the long term. Those who bought a PS4 and even now, know that games will come just like other consoles before it. If it bothers you that much, then don’t buy it. Or if you did, then put it away for the time being. E3 isn’t a major deal either. Keep in mind, sales fluctuate, so I don’t see how E3 is linked to that, but to each their own. No one really showed a lot this year, but that’s open for debate.

            I get that you’re not a big fan of the PS4, and that’s cool. However, truth be told, it’s doing just fine, and will have a long successful run now and into the future. People may not like Sony, but gotta give them credit as they know how to market. I wish I could say the same about Nintendo. I think you should be more worried about their situation than Sony, as even their biggest seller Mario Kart 8, while sold well, didn’t really push hardware out the door as many expected it to do. Makes me wonder if Smash will suffer the same fate. Agree to disagree here. Anyways, that’s about all I gotta say about this subject. Have a good one, Ben.

          • Guest

            I love how you say that E3 doesn’t matter when after E3 2013, you were saying that Nintendo should give up

          • oontz

            “What planet are you on?”

            The planet earth where there are more regions than just Japan.

          • ben

            OK. Let me explain it to you. Sony had a hard on for their sales figures. But now the sales have collapsed. To put it into perspective. THe console needed to continue to sell at 200 000 units a week to match the sales of the Wii.
            So that target is gone and with no must have product in the horizon and the worst first party line up of the the three consoles something is really messed up at sony.

            Now, we have the most confusing message of all coming from Sony.. “we want customers who bought the wii”. Now last time I checked the PS3 did pretty well. Why would you want the casual market that bought the Wii? What market is that?
            What is the underlying meaning.
            Sounds to me like sony want the casual market.
            How the hell is that good for people who want real games. E3 had free to play as a selling point!

            What are they saying?
            Sounds like they are saying we are not going to be making many games for gamers..

            So… Good luck with the PS4.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “What are they saying? Sounds like they are saying we are not going to be making many games for gamers..”

            Sounds to me you’re taking their words out of context. We have no clue what exactly they meant by it, but I’m sure it doesn’t mean that there will be no games. Relax, dude.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Mario Kart 8 had that same hype, but there’s just not enough people that want a Wii U other than Nintendo fans. I remember many thinking that it was going to push out 5-10 million in hardware. Unrealistic, I know. It’s not about hype with the PS4, because that passed already. It’s still up there, because there are people, who actually enjoy it despite the lack of library. That will all change in 2015. Wii U had this same problem early on, which I expected it to. People speak too soon and often end up way off.

        • Rinslowe

          While we’re all just being apologists for our favourite brands lol. I’ll throw another fact in the mix. Firstly Nintendo dropped the ball big time in marketing Wii U after the launch period. This is true. Hype sales were pretty good with that hardcore Ninty crowd you go on about with 3.5m units sold in 3 months. Not a bad effort for a system with next to no marketing at all.
          But the “reasons” for their lack of continued marketing past the launch period made perfect sense. Even though it was extremely damaging to the platforms outlook and general sales. In fact, Nintendo had no way out of the eventuality at that stage because A: They released the console too early and B: Those titles that should have been available at launch were not available at launch. Meaning they had no effective way to market the system either during the time between launch and those titles release…
          Catch 22 for them due to simply trying to get a head start.

          Lo and behold that from the very first moment those titles began dropping, sales started trickling in. Increasing until SM3DW released. Then not surprisingly, simmered down again as people all waited for DKCTF and Kart. But mostly for Kart. Between the two another short drought…

          E3 saw a change in direction for Nintendo and their public image, not to mention a better outlook for the Wii U console in general thanks in large part to Mario Kart 8. Now that Nintendo are beginning to take their presentations and reveals seriously and have their titles coming and in development the “message” is easier communicated on just “what” the Wii U is all about…

          Sony did well with marketing and hyping the PS4. It’s future is not in question in my thinking. When those exclusives drop and enough compelling multiplats are available sales will ebb and flow accordingly. It’s not going to fade away now.
          Whether or not any of the next gen systems crack 40m lifetime sales though is anyone’s guess. I’m thinking pessimistically that all three major players will perform overall markedly less than last gen. But the proof really is in the revenue and their ability to sell software by the truckloads…

  • matthew garcia

    Looks like Wii u really needed about a 1000% increase. Especially considering there’s not much games coming up that Europeans would wanna play. Smash bros is the only other game coming up that will cause another increase like this for the rest of the year. This is not to good, but at least it’s an increase

    • matt

      Devils Third and Bayonetta2 are 2 other games in UK this year as well as Hyrule Warriors they will attract lots of UK gamers as well as Smash4 plus more games we know nothing about maybe a few 3rd party games from Activision and Capcom ??? WiiU has this year covered for quality….

      • matthew garcia

        I never said other games won’t sale I just said they won’t cause the same increase as mk8. The only other game that will sale that great is smash bros. Hyrule warriors and bayonetta will sale ok I’m sure but they won’t cause 479% increase in sales

        • Gameonfool

          Sorry you did it twice, sell not sale. And I hate the grammar police. Just saying in a friendly tone, I get words wrong too.

          • matthew garcia

            Sorry man your right. I’m doing this on my cell phone and that auto spell messes me up a lot without me even noticing

          • Gameonfool

            That happens to me on the I pad. I spell something right and it changes how I wrote a word then I don’t notice until I posted it. Pisses me of sometimes.

          • matthew garcia

            Lol that’s exactly my problem. I’m in a hurry a lot so I don’t notice. Especially if I’m at work

        • Rinslowe

          So realistically, those other games just need to keep unit sales busy until Dec and Smash.
          Doesn’t sound that impossible really.
          In fact I can see Nintendo killing it this holiday season for software even more so.
          Smash will sell well. That’s pretty much a guarantee. With that will come sales of titles like; Pikmin 3/ WWHD/ SM3DW/ DKCTF and of course Mario Kart 8 – which I believe may see more bundle deals going for Christmas as well as Smash.
          All in all I’d say Nintendo are looking to continue their good fortunes into the new year this time round.

  • allvalve

    MarioKart 8 battle Arena will help, but we won’t see that this year.
    Nintendo can’t do it all themselves, so how about:

    Give Sega F-Zero
    Give Crytek Pilotwings (not as unusual as it sounds, Pilotwings was always about harware showcase)
    Give Namco Stuntrace FX

    and MAKE SOME AQUISITIONS!: You have the money to swallow Sega and Capcom, and possibly Namco too.

    • Gameonfool

      Yes stunt race fx, I would love that. A new one would look well good on wii u. I remember getting the original for Christmas as a kid. Loved it.

      • allvalve

        I would love it too, but its as likely as Sega releasing a new console.

        • Keith

          Sega has decent but dying game franchises. Last few sonic games, homwe console’s or app’s, have been nothing but a disappointment. God I hope Nintendo would just buy them to revive there title’s.

    • Mr Ninty

      i think ninty can even buy sony, but sony doesn’t have its own IPs i think so its pretty useless. but they should buy sega and then make a game were mario bitchslapps sonic every 5 minits and sreams at him ‘ you thaught you could out run me ehh’

      • allvalve

        The point here is, there is a large percentage of gamers who are 28-40 who back in the day made a choice between the SNES and Megadrive.
        Those who chose the (who still play) SNES will either have bought a WiiU or will do. Those who picked the Megadrive will have migrated to Sony or Microsoft, as these companies fit better with the “hardcore” image Sega promoted all those years ago.
        Having said that, if Nintendo’s next console launched with exclusive new Golden Axe/Streets of Rage/Virtua Racing/Virtua Fighter/Daytona etc, it would be very easy to win back those customers with a massive dose of nostalgia.
        And under Nintendo’s watchful eyes perhaps we could get a Sonic game that was actually worth buying!

      • http://Website.com/ Shane Michaels

        Sega does what Nintendon’t. They will never dominate the blue blur.

      • greengecko007

        What? Sony owns several video game franchises… But why would Nintendo want to buy Sony anyways? It’s not worth buying a sinking ship just to salvage one good part.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          More importantly, it would never happen anyway. Sony would just do away with their other divisions if they don’t make profit soon. Even if it means sticking to the PlayStation brand entirely. That’s one ship, isn’t sinking anytime soon.

          • Rinslowe

            Actually no they would still consolidate their collective divisions and if any one would get the chop it would be the Playstation brand. Pretty strange logic I know there Gonzalez but the Playstation “brand” is not Sony’s saviour now or ever. The reality of business and sustainability dictates more-so that if Sony ever got desperate, the gaming division is one where they could garner the most return in selling it off – as it is currently. Only dummies invest hundreds of millions for nothing…
            What makes a sinking division valuable that Sony couldn’t foresee in the improvement themselves? Most times the missing part of the puzzle being only attainable by an outside party is the unlikely factor.
            What holds value can be sold.

            Whoever bought the Playstation “brand” though if they had a decent strategy would be onto a winning ticket, imo…

  • matt

    Considering harldy any of the multiplats that get mega marketing campaigns ect it’s quite good

  • thedeciderU

    well, well yeah

  • Keith

    Who cares about the UK. Where exactly as of today does it stand here in the Us?

    • Keith

      U.S.

    • Ducked

      US sales are reported by the NPD which only reports monthly sales. We won’t see the July sales until the first or second week of August.

    • Capt. Smoker

      I care about the UK, Nintendo fans have ben having a break down here over poor sales, my friend who works in Game last year was like “Wii U has sold over 9 units in this store this months, that’s fantastic, can’t ask for anymore than that”, I think the Wii U dark era really sent him into a deep spiral of depression :D

      • brian

        “Over 9 units”

        So… ten?

        • Capt. Smoker

          Nah just 9, someone returned the other 2 mistaking it for the original Wii, he’s in a mental health ward on mental hill now :) bless him.

    • Mike C

      people who live in the U.K maybe?

  • Nick Ruozzi

    haha!! VGchartz!! The positive articles recently cant hurt. Am I the only one who will say that Miyamoto’s robot project and the other one look absolutely stupid and worthless?

    • allvalve

      You might be the only person who doesn’t realise that these were clearly tech demo’s, and will either be concepts rolled into other games, or will be refined to the point where ancient bones and leaves are turned into fuel.

  • Joecoo1

    This is pretty awesome news, but it still will not attract third parties. I just did a survey on IGN on how I would play Destiny. But when it came to questions on what console I would play it on, I would fill in I will not buy it. Because I only have a WiiU.

    • Jon Turner

      Don’t count that possibility. Thirds COULD still return. Maybe not all, but there will be those who will return.

      • ben

        Nintendo just need to take Square enix from Sony. It will kill the PS4 in Japan. If they Kill the PS4 in Japan then the PS4 will just be a sports and fps player… game over.

        • Jon Turner

          Technically, SE isn’t really “with” Sony, since they have been supporting 3DS for awhile. But they DID leave the possibility open for KH3 and FFXV to be on WiiU, so… it still could happen. Theres just no downplaying this news.

          • ben

            If Nintendo get FF15, then Sony are screwed. Namco bandai are with Nintendo, Tecmo Koi are with Nintendo. All Nintendo needs is Square Enix on Wii u, then the PS3 owners will move to Nintendo.

            Development on the Nintendo is much cheaper, so it seems. COsts of creating games in 720p scaled to 1080 is much less than true 1080. Japanese devs just dont have the budgets to go full 1080p.

          • Jon Turner

            Capcom is also on Nintendo’s side, as is Sega, and Atlus. Konami is the only odd duck.

  • Jon Turner

    Way to downplay WiiU’s comeback.

    • Keith

      Right?

  • brian

    It’s simple math. Not exactly a great achievement. 4 inches is 400% more than 1 inch.

  • brian

    “The Wii U saw a massive 479% increase in software sales alone”

    Those figures are year over year. You’re reading it wrong. Sales were 479% more than they were in June of last year.

  • brian

    You guys are all really bad at math, and reading comprehension. You just see 479% and go “AOOOHHHH NINTENDO WIIU COMEBACK”

    • JoshuaMariguez197

      Considering in hardware sales it’s dominating the XB1 globally despite the hate it has received it is a comeback, you lack research ability and took this out of context, you’re the one in the wrong if anyone is.

      • Keith

        Couldn’t agree with you more

    • Keith

      Way to….

      • Keith

        ….reply to yourself….

        • Keith

          ….3 times haha

  • Josie the Sketcher

    Do not buy a PS4 yet! There are currently NO good games. I noticed that when I bought the PS4 4 weeks ago and it was a mistake. At the moment it’s better getting a Xbox One or Wii U (or even better, both of them)

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I guess you’re in the minority. Thanks for your opinion, though.

      • Rinslowe

        Such a Sony fanboy comment. PS4’s white knight on Wii U Daily lol…
        How is it that you can honestly throw around the whack job fanboy comment so liberally here. When it’s obvious by how much you “protect” the Sony brand from any and all “criticisms” that you’re the same kind of animal yourself…

    • Rinslowe

      I think if you bought a PS4 only four weeks ago you’d still be playing the games available and therefore wouldn’t feel as though it was a bad decision “just” yet.
      If you genuinely thought it had no good games, then you wouldn’t have bought it a few short weeks ago to start with surely? You would have known the quality and genre of the games on offer at the time of buying…
      Or how did you end up with a PS4? Just curious.

      • Josie the Sketcher

        That’s ok! I saw a cheaper than normal price of the ps4 so I was tempted to buy it and I wanted to play “Don’t Starve” which I enjoy. Plus I was excited for the games coming out next year. I have an open mind but favour games that have complete exploration with no limitations and do what ever you want, and games that don’t have much shootingcombat (as in pure fun). The Ps4 has too many boring shooters and remasters at the moment.

        • Rinslowe

          Interesting, lol. Me I’m a sucker for a decent shooter, at least one that doesn’t focus too much on gritty realism in the killing aspect. Basically if it’s good online. And doesn’t try to get by, by being overly violent. Sounds strange I know, but stylised killing is not the same to me. And a decent racer.
          Most multiplats are better on PS4 in terms of visuals and performance so there’s actually a couple of decent titles to choose from.
          Definitely the best is yet to come. No Mans Sky looks absolutely stunning. Being a complete sci-fi nut and with a soft spot for open world games in general. It’s the one to get for exploration with no limitations and procedural generation…

          • Josie the Sketcher

            It’s funny that you mentioned No Man’s Sky because that was THE game that pushed me finally over the barrier to get a PS4. That game looks AMAZING! It was also Sunset Overdrive that drove me to get an Xbox One. I don’t know why the hate for xbox one. It’s a great gaming console. Ps4 will be the main console for multiplatform titles…unless the Wii U uses the gamepad for different experiences.The Wii U and Xbox One are for exclusives.

          • Rinslowe

            I don’t have anything against the Xbox One truth be told. More-so MS and their build up to the release of the Xbox One. Turned off a lot of potential sales…
            Kinect is worth being a little wary on and I’ll be skipping that one unless a killer app arrives that makes it all go away, lol. Talking to my console is still something I have no intention of doing just yet. I’d rather they developed eye tracking and more reliable gesture recognition.
            I’ll be getting an Xbox One for the Master Chief collection. And I’m certain that the online components will keep my blissfully busy until Halo 5. The true motivator for me…

  • FlashFan207

    Can I just say that I find it absolutely hilarious that the 360 is outselling the Xbone? And the PS3 is nearly matching PS4 sales? Still makes the decision for Arkham Knight to skip Wii U and PS3/360 hurt a lot more. See how many console owners you’re not reaching? Twist that knife, Rockstesdy/WB!

    • Keith

      Hilarious

  • Jonathan Robitaille

    I have read the Wii U hardware sales for June are 140K. Wow, that is pathetic coming off the Mario Kart 8 dropping. Seriously. I was thinking it had to push Wii U sales in the million or more sort of neighborhood. I get that is just U.S. but that is their best market. At this rate that ‘low’ estimation for their yearly outlook will actually be spot on. How pathetic. People are really missing out. I swear the Wii U is done. If Kart, Nintendo’s biggest system seller can’t move the needle than nothing will save this machine. And no, the cumulative effect of multiple 1st party games won’t change it. It hasn’t thus far and no reason to think it ever will, not when they are spaced so many months apart and their is no 3rd party support

  • InterTreble

    Look at these data, haters! Look! And then ask yourselves why you insulted us when we told you sales would have come, when AAA titles have been out. The answer is: because you are perfect idiots. People telling bulls*it all the day against Nintendo, instead of living and having fun. What a blind poor life, without a joy, without a scope in your life. You were wrong, idiots! And this is the last, final, ultimate demonstration! ;)