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Artwark

161. Posted:

I do wonder how Nintendo can focus hardcore gamers getting a Wii U..... There's Zelda, Smash, 101 and many others and yet they still can't see that.......

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JonnyKong

162. Posted:

109,000 sold in Japan last week apparently.

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Azooooz

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Media Create Sales 2013 (Dec 16 - Dec 22)

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
1.[3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 256,373 (800,003)
2.[3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 212,666 (3,572,829)
3.[PS3] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 126,019 (New)
4.[PS3] Drakengard 3 (Square Enix, 12/19/13) – 114,024 (New)
5.[Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Ninendo, 11/21/13) – 86,408 (327,514)
6.[PSV] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 52,667 (New)
7.[3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) – 41,137 (3,564,124)
8.[3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (04/18/13) – 38,405 (1,584,122)
9.[3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 37,034 (3,067,313)
10.[3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Glaaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) – 33,328 (155,488)
11.[3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 30,363 (166,145)
12.[3DS] Aikatsu! 2-ri no My Princess (11/21/13) – 29,223 (146,898)
13.[3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 28,562 (378,584)
14.[3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World R (Namco Bandai, 11/21/13) – 28,108 (169,388)
15.[3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/20/13) – 26,931 (985,442)
16.[PSV] Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 26,363 (New)
17.[3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 03/20/11) – 26,931 (2,205,807)
18.[3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 24,842 (158,239)
19.[3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 24,154 (2,182,408)
20.[Wii U] Wii Party U (Nintendo, 10/31/13) – 23,972 (119,100)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
1.3DS LL – 164,078 (130,710)
2.Wii U – 109,113 (74,903)
3.3DS – 68,522 (50,846)
4.PlayStation Vita – 50,087 (30,440)
5.PlayStation 3 – 24,573 (23,959)
6.PSP – 9,905 (6,475)
7.PlayStation Vita TV – 5,504 (5,506)
8.Wii – 1,711 (1,197)
9.Xbox 360 – 763 (536)

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Azooooz

164. Posted:

I can't believe that they still sell the original Wii even after it was discontinued. Nonetheless, a good hardware boost for Nintendo consoles.

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165. Posted:

Klimbatize wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

WingedSnagret wrote:

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I have to ask, don't you guys ever get tired of having these exact same conversations over and over?

Yes. The only reason why we talk about stuff like this, is because people keep making damn threads like this.

You could just, you know, ignore them. Then perhaps there wouldn't be so many threads like this, or at least ongoing ones.

Meh. Alot of people always suggest that. It never really "solves" anything, to say the least...

But having the same argument over and over again does...

It all starts from a thread topic. I wouldn't be posting onto threads like this, if they didn't exist. There's probably at least 20 threads each, talking about sales, specs, or whatever that have been made in the past year. I know this thread in particular is trying to be beneficial by saying that things are improving for Wii U, but it's still a sales thread, nevertheless.

So ya, I'm gonna post on the forum even though it has an abundance of "negative" threads. In order o ignore these types of threads, I would have had to have basically been absent from this online community(or any video game related community, really) for the past year.

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166. Posted:

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I can't believe that they still sell the original Wii even after it was discontinued. Nonetheless, a good hardware boost for Nintendo consoles.

Indeed. Those are the kind of numbers I was hoping for this Christmas.

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167. Posted:

Azooooz wrote:

I can't believe that they still sell the original Wii even after it was discontinued. Nonetheless, a good hardware boost for Nintendo consoles.

Probably clearing the stock they had left of the Original Wii. But man that's a nice little hardware boost for the Wii U. Even if the Wii U doesn't due gangbusters I hope it can grab a alot of niche but good third party software like the Wii did, despite me thinking it won't happendue to reasons.

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Tsuchinoko

170. Posted:

Those are better numbers than I expected. We've been having a lot more aggressive advertising for the Wii U here in Japan, and more and more I hear people talking about it.
I was having lunch on my break from work at a Chinese restaurant (Baamiyan, a famous chain) and I overheard a mum and dad talking about buying a Wii U for their kids and what games their kids would like. There's more public awareness of it now compared to when it first came out.
For older gamers, the Monster Hunter Frontier series came to the Wii U this month. I think that will bring some people over to finally buying one. I do think that would attract western gamers over if the Frontier series was ever sold outside of Japan. I know some people don't like that MH4 is exclusive to a handheld, and this game caters to those people.

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skywake

171. Posted:

It helps that the PS4 isn't out in Japan yet. It's crazy to think how well the PS4 is doing globally so far given that it's supply constrained and hasn't launched in Japan yet. Good thing for both Sony and Nintendo that it's not out globally yet.

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rallydefault

172. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

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@Klimbatize

Why do you have to be like that? I clearly stated it's only an anecdote and therefore means nothing factually, but I just wanted to share it with other Nintendo fans. So again ... why be like that?

But why do you feel the need to share it here, unless you're trying to say that your anecdotal evidence has some weight? This isn't the "I saw someone buy a Wii U" Thread, this is a thread about how the Wii U is doing overall. And if you really feel it means nothing, then why share it at all? Then all you're doing is wasting your time, along with everyone else's. :/

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You've gotta be kidding me. It's an online forum - an online "community," many would say. Lots of us know each other by posting names and have discussed lots of topics under the sun. I was just sharing a little story. I apologize that apparently that offended you so much that you decided to waste a few minutes of your life typing out that reply. I'll refrain from such actions in the future. Happy holidays, my friend.

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SCAR392

173. Posted:

I saw a bunch of people interested in Wii U when I went shopping over this holiday. The PS4 controller at Best Buy is already busted, but the GamePad still works. It's the same scenario for PS Vita "vs." 3DS. The PS Vita is usually frozen, trying to run Knytt Underground.

/more anecdotal evidence

It doesn't really matter, though. People who want whatever won't change their mind. Even if PS Vita had half the games it does know, there would still be those people that would buy it over 3DS anyway. I don't get why people have to be so critical of ultimately different products. PS Vita would probably be doing better if it had 3DS ports on it, though. That's what I would be trying to make happen if I was Sony, honestly. There's no shame in having a port. Sometimes ports are better than nothing(more than something, in this case).

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174. Posted:

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It doesn't really matter, though. People who want whatever won't change their mind. Even if PS Vita had half the games it does know, there would still be those people that would buy it over 3DS anyway. I don't get why people have to be so critical of ultimately different products. PS Vita would probably be doing better if it had 3DS ports on it, though. That's what I would be trying to make happen if I was Sony, honestly. There's no shame in having a port. Sometimes ports are better than nothing(more than something, in this case).

Especially when those ports are from a little series called Monster Hunter.

Seriously, they should just try to get MH Ultimate and 4 on the Vita too. Suddenly competition would be a lot tighter in Japan.

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175. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

I saw a bunch of people interested in Wii U when I went shopping over this holiday. The PS4 controller at Best Buy is already busted, but the GamePad still works. It's the same scenario for PS Vita "vs." 3DS. The PS Vita is usually frozen, trying to run Knytt Underground.

To be fair one of the 3DS XLs that's at a store near me has been through the wars. Someone's ripped off the circle pad and 3D slider looks like it's been attacked with a cigarette lighter. Still works but so maybe that's a good advertisement for durability. Although that said I haven't seen any Vita demo units in a long, long time. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough for them but they're definitely nowhere near as prominent as the 3DS ones or even the Wii U ones for that matter.

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@moomoo
Maybe. Even if said 3DS ports to PS Vita weren't enhanced in anyway, it would still give more titles for PS Vita to have. The best example I have of similar titles on each system, is Batman and Sonic Racing. It show that Nintendo and Sony's portables can have their own multiplats.

WB could have put Injustice or MK on 3DS, too.

I think the problem with that, is that 3rd parties would want the systems to be able to have cross platform multiplayer. Since 3DS has a bigger install base, it's easier to keep things exclusive when there's only one other system available. There's less incentive for PS Vita owners to buy a PS Vita game if 3DS has a larger online communtiy and such. Streetpass is used(Near for Vita), better SD card memory option, it has Miiverse, and it has a larger install base. It would probably be a hard sell to get anything different than what 3DS is doing, which is why multiplats could be beneficial.

Honestly, it's quite the same situation that Wii U has on it's hands, except it's technically in reverse, as far as I can tell.

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skywake wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

I saw a bunch of people interested in Wii U when I went shopping over this holiday. The PS4 controller at Best Buy is already busted, but the GamePad still works. It's the same scenario for PS Vita "vs." 3DS. The PS Vita is usually frozen, trying to run Knytt Underground.

To be fair one of the 3DS XLs that's at a store near me has been through the wars. Someone's ripped off the circle pad and 3D slider looks like it's been attacked with a cigarette lighter. Still works but so maybe that's a good advertisement for durability. Although that said I haven't seen any Vita demo units in a long, long time. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough for them but they're definitely nowhere near as prominent as the 3DS ones or even the Wii U ones for that matter.

I think the cord just got pulled too hard and the controller doesn't have any batteries. The PS Vita was right next to it and working, but that's pretty rare. The store would be pretty pissed if someone broke something on purpose(obviously), but the cord was just too damn short. When I tried to pick up the controller, it was basically already at the end of the cord, so I tugged it, but I could tell it was broken far long before I got there.

Nintendo has a better kiosk setup IMO(especially cord wise. it's like a bungie), and less people are inclined to purposely damage things like the screen, because it would be hard not to notice that the screen is broken.

I don't know why people like to break stuff, but whatever. The PS Vitas are probably frozen because no one ever updates them.

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skywake wrote:

It helps that the PS4 isn't out in Japan yet. It's crazy to think how well the PS4 is doing globally so far given that it's supply constrained and hasn't launched in Japan yet. Good thing for both Sony and Nintendo that it's not out globally yet.

Sony needs to hope it keeps the momentum in NA and EU, though, because I honestly think PS4 is going to sell like sh*t in Japan. Look at the terrible Vita sales. If you can't sell a handheld system in Japan, the center of handheld gaming, you can't be expected to compete with a high-priced home console.

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Sony needs to hope it keeps the momentum in NA and EU, though, because I honestly think PS4 is going to sell like sh*t in Japan. Look at the terrible Vita sales. If you can't sell a handheld system in Japan, the center of handheld gaming, you can't be expected to compete with a high-priced home console.

Actually the Vita is doing better in Japan than it is in NA and EU in terms of raw sales and market share. It's still pretty average and it is getting slaughtered by the 3DS but it's doing better there than it is everywhere else. If your argument was to make any sense it would be NA and EU where Sony is less likely to sell PS4s. Seems like that's not happening.

More likely the Vita isn't selling well in Japan because the Vita isn't selling well anywhere. How the PS4 does is obviously not determined by Vita performance because if it was the PS4 wouldn't be doing as well as it is now. They're two different devices, same as it is with Wii U and 3DS.

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skywake wrote:

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Sony needs to hope it keeps the momentum in NA and EU, though, because I honestly think PS4 is going to sell like sh*t in Japan. Look at the terrible Vita sales. If you can't sell a handheld system in Japan, the center of handheld gaming, you can't be expected to compete with a high-priced home console.

Actually the Vita is doing better in Japan than it is in NA and EU in terms of raw sales and market share. It's still pretty average and it is getting slaughtered by the 3DS but it's doing better there than it is everywhere else. If your argument was to make any sense it would be NA and EU where Sony is less likely to sell PS4s. Seems like that's not happening.

More likely the Vita isn't selling well in Japan because the Vita isn't selling well anywhere. How the PS4 does is obviously not determined by Vita performance because if it was the PS4 wouldn't be doing as well as it is now. They're two different devices, same as it is with Wii U and 3DS.

We'll see what happens. From what I've seen and what I've heard from friends who have lived in Japan, handhelds are far more popular over there so I just figure if Sony is having trouble moving Vitas off the shelves, despite the fact the system has a strong library, then it's likely that its home console would struggle even more but maybe Sony will be able to find a way to put together a Japanese PS4 lineup that can appeal greatly to that audience. I have the PS4 so I definitely want to see it sell well. Better the sales, better the third party support and overall game library.

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