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Happy_Mask

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Wow, I thought this was gonna be another thread stating to stop ragging on the WiiU, it's nice to see a statistic once in a while. :)

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Ok? This is kinda weird. Did Microsoft's reveal excite the Wii U folks? What the heck is going on?

I don't know if it's been mentioned already, but the Wii U recently got a price drop on Amazon. That's why the sales spiked so high.

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Phatosaurus wrote:

LzQuacker wrote:

Ok? This is kinda weird. Did Microsoft's reveal excite the Wii U folks? What the heck is going on?

I don't know if it's been mentioned already, but the Wii U recently got a price drop on Amazon. That's why the sales spiked so high.

Yeah that's a reason... But there is also ONE other reason ;)
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MadAussieBloke wrote:

Phatosaurus wrote:

LzQuacker wrote:

Ok? This is kinda weird. Did Microsoft's reveal excite the Wii U folks? What the heck is going on?

I don't know if it's been mentioned already, but the Wii U recently got a price drop on Amazon. That's why the sales spiked so high.

Yeah that's a reason... But there is also ONE other reason ;)
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It makes for a fun spin on the news but I honestly doubt a significant amount of people bought a WiiU to spite Microsoft over their Xbone presentation.

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People are also mixing terms up here. The percentages of sales on amazon increased, but to call it a sales spike? As I keep saying its very low down on the video game top seller list, so it's still not selling well at all. People are just jumping on the 875% figure without actually thinking about what it means. In reality, around 150 people are buying Wii Us every day in the UK. A few days ago ASDA was cheapest, so most of the 150 went there, maybe leaving amazon with 20 sales a day. Then Amazon drop the price and become cheapest, so the other 130 go to them. That scenario would be a 750% increase.

Don't be fooled into thinking Wii U is selling well. It's ranked alongside vita memory cards right now and it took sales growing eightfold to achieve that.

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@Peach64
While others here are misunderstanding the number and overestimating the scale of it I think you're definitely underestimating it. Looking at Amazon UK's best selling items in games list in actual numbers it's sitting second in consoles. Above 360 with Kinect, 500GB PS3 slim, below the Red 3DS XL.

As for the Vita Memory card being at about the same ranking it's worth noting that most of the best selling items are games and accessories. Understandably because people buy more consumables than they do one off products like a console. The Vita Memory card is selling more than the PS3, does that mean the PS3 is selling badly in UK? Because looking at VGChartz the PS3 is selling reasonably well compared to its competition.

As for the point that an 8x increase in sales would mean nothing because it's not selling at all now consider this. If they were able to do that on a global scale and sustain sales at something close to 8x current sales they could sell another 2mill units by August. I don't think that can happen before there's more software but if that was to happen it would literally be a 3DS scale turn around. Hardly trivial.

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875 times zero is still zero.

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@Peach64
You did your math wrong in your example. It would mean they took customers away from ASDA, then added more sales on top of that.
The example you gave to try and prove Wii U wasn't doing well, actually proved it was doing better than it was.

@Phatosaurus
I'm pretty sure people didn't buy a Wii U in spite of the Xbox One. They just saw that there wasn't much to be impressed about in comparison, so they figured they should get one.
Wii U already has TVii, an internet browser, some games, and GamePad = SmartGlass, so people figure they're getting a just as good product for less, sans graphics and Kinect.

Graphics and Kinect is literally the only differences between Wii U and Xbox One right now.

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@Phatosaurus
I'm pretty sure people didn't buy a Wii U in spite of the Xbox One. They just saw that there wasn't much to be impressed about in comparison, so they figured they should get one.
Wii U already has TVii, an internet browser, some games, and GamePad = SmartGlass, so people figure they're getting a just as good product for less, sans graphics and Kinect.

Graphics and Kinect is literally the only differences between Wii U and Xbox One right now.

I've said it before, I will say it again. This would be retweeted by @NeoGAFPoopPosts if it were posted on NeoGAF.

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Phatosaurus wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

@Phatosaurus
I'm pretty sure people didn't buy a Wii U in spite of the Xbox One. They just saw that there wasn't much to be impressed about in comparison, so they figured they should get one.
Wii U already has TVii, an internet browser, some games, and GamePad = SmartGlass, so people figure they're getting a just as good product for less, sans graphics and Kinect.

Graphics and Kinect is literally the only differences between Wii U and Xbox One right now.

I've said it before, I will say it again. This would be retweeted by @NeoGAFShitPosts if it were posted on NeoGAF.

Not really, otherwise he'd have to retweet every 1/3 post on that forum.

though you are correct on the quality of this post

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rallydefault

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I think it's great that the sales are increasing. I've said it once and I'll say it again - I think a lot of people are going to end up quite shocked at how well the Wii U is going to do this generation. We just live in an increasing "NOW NOW NOW" culture that possesses no patience or ability for foresight whatsoever.

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Kitsunekin

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They're selling nearly nine times more than in past weeks, so I'm glad Nintendo's taking it back onto the market and not slipping away from their goal to keep Iwata at the presidency.

Being blunt, XBOX ONE's conference wasn't my cup of tea, and they primordially focused on streaming, oh, and of course, TV and Sports.

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miiandmario

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Yeah, honestly I think the sales will pick up even more after we get some more 1st party titles.

Fan of the classics.

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Phatosaurus wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

@Phatosaurus
I'm pretty sure people didn't buy a Wii U in spite of the Xbox One. They just saw that there wasn't much to be impressed about in comparison, so they figured they should get one.
Wii U already has TVii, an internet browser, some games, and GamePad = SmartGlass, so people figure they're getting a just as good product for less, sans graphics and Kinect.

Graphics and Kinect is literally the only differences between Wii U and Xbox One right now.

I've said it before, I will say it again. This would be retweeted by @NeoGAFShitPosts if it were posted on NeoGAF.

I've seen plenty of s*** posts by you, I just didn't bring them up, so ya.
Besides, the post was just as relevant as yours.

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Hitler Reacts To Sony And Nintendo Profiting From The Xbox One Reveal:
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Profanity is against the rules here at Nintendo Life, but as long as you don't imbed the link/video you're golden.
At least that seems to be the precedent! And most users provide a warning too, just to be on the safe side.

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Miyamoto on his desire to focus more on the (hard)core Nintendo fan.

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SCAR392 wrote:

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@Phatosaurus
I'm pretty sure people didn't buy a Wii U in spite of the Xbox One. They just saw that there wasn't much to be impressed about in comparison, so they figured they should get one.
Wii U already has TVii, an internet browser, some games, and GamePad = SmartGlass, so people figure they're getting a just as good product for less, sans graphics and Kinect.

Graphics and Kinect is literally the only differences between Wii U and Xbox One right now.

I've said it before, I will say it again. This would be retweeted by @NeoGAFShitPosts if it were posted on NeoGAF.

I've seen plenty of s*** posts by you, I just didn't bring them up, so ya.
Besides, the post was just as relevant as yours.

I don't think so, Tim.

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