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Scollurio

41. Posted:

As for the discrepancy between US and UK amazon Wii U's sales rank, it might not only be the price drop but really also the XBOX ONE reveal. XBOX ONE might appeal more to american consumers than european ones, I also don't think even half of those TV and sports things will work someplace else than america. So yes naturally americans might be more happy with the XBOX ONE than europeans and it will factor into Wii U sales that are tied to the XBOX ONE reveal. And yes... if you sold 3 Wii U's on one day and 27 the next day you got a 900% rise in sale, but it still sucks! ;)

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I went from not knowing if the Wii U was the system for me, to absolutely loving and jealous over my sisters Wii U. Screw the plain PS4 and Xbox One, the Wii U and it's awesome gamepad is enough to sell me ALONE :)

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Innit

43. Posted:

Sales will get a real shot in the arm after E3, pre Xmas with a 3DS-like software + price drop combo.

What that rise will mean in the big picture remains to be seen. There's a lot of work to be done to make up for such a wasted year.

I don't see this amazon stuff as being significant at all. When you're selling this badly, any upward change is magnified.

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skywake

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875 times zero is still zero.

If they were selling zero units to start with the sales increase would be a division by zero. The fact is they are selling about 5x less than their best selling current competitor globally (PS3). If they were to increase their sales by 875% that wouldn't be nothing, that would be basically equal to the number of units the Wii was selling in late May 2007.

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Peach64

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SCAR392 wrote:

@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.

Which bit is wrong? 150 people buying Wii U's daily. 130 of them were at Asda when they were the cheapest, 20 at Amazon. Next day, Amazon become the cheapest, so Asda's 130 switch over, Amazon retain their 20... 150?

I can see I'm annoying a lot of people with my 'negativity'. I'll keep repeating this. I think the E3 announcements will give sales a real spike, and the games for the second half of the year will keep sales up. I AM positive about the Wii U's future, but I think this story is ridiculous. I could be wrong, maybe every retailer has suddenly seen a huge spike in Wii U sales, but there's no evidence that even one retailer is shifting a ton of Wii hardware, just that one is selling a lot more than they were last week. Most people on this community have convinced themselves that Xbox One has bombed and Wii U has won, when this could all amount to a few people buying from one retailer instead of another. Xbox One is the most wished for item on Amazon US and UK, so I don't think most people hate it as much as you all think.

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SCAR392

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@Peach64
875% of 20 is 175, so they're getting 45(25 combined) more sales than ASDA did. Then ASDA is assumingly still selling consoles that get bought. There are still more people buying consoles than before, but people are still buying consoles from ASDA, correct?
This is only going off of your numbers BTW.

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Phatosaurus

47. Posted:

Only ardent fanboys believe the Xbone announcement has positively effected WiiU sales and they're jumping on it since it's the first good news they've heard about the WiiU since it was released.

It's 2013, get over your system loyalties already. I bet you don't defend your.microwave this much, do you?

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Innit

48. Posted:

I'm sure if I looked, I could find you a Microwave forum. It is 2013 after all.

You wouldn't post there, would you?

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Phatosaurus

49. Posted:

Innit wrote:

I'm sure if I looked, I could find you a Microwave forum. It is 2013 after all.

You wouldn't post there, would you?

Why yes, I'm actually a member of several microwave forums. Very civilised bunch. Some of the people here could really learn a thing or two from them.

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skywake

51. Posted:

Phatosaurus wrote:

Only ardent fanboys believe the Xbone announcement has positively effected WiiU sales and they're jumping on it since it's the first good news they've heard about the WiiU since it was released.

I've seen this news reported on general technology sites as news. So it's not just "fanboys". Fact is the PS3 @ E3 2006 style video mocking the XBox One event has 5.4Million views. I think that should say something about how well it was received.

The original article is missing some facts to the point that it's almost not really news but that doesn't mean that everyone rebutting it is entirely correct or that the people who assumed it was true are desperate fanboys. It certainly doesn't mean that the increase in sales from Amazon UK is bad news ;)

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skywake wrote:

Phatosaurus wrote:

Only ardent fanboys believe the Xbone announcement has positively effected WiiU sales and they're jumping on it since it's the first good news they've heard about the WiiU since it was released.

I've seen this news reported on general technology sites as news. So it's not just "fanboys". Fact is the PS3 @ E3 2006 style video mocking the XBox One event has 5.4Million views. I think that should say something about how well it was received.

The original article is missing some facts to the point that it's almost not really news but that doesn't mean that everyone rebutting it is entirely correct or that the people who assumed it was true are desperate fanboys. It certainly doesn't mean that the increase in sales from Amazon UK is bad news ;)

News site are reporting it for hits. They always play off fanboys to get more hits because it brings in the money.
I will say, it's a funny spin on the facts but that's all it is, a spin.

Nobody is saying it's bad news. I'm glad the WiiU is seemingly selling more. I own one and I want to see it get the best support possible.

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skywake

53. Posted:

Spin suggests they intended to make this story about it. I'm fairly sure that most sites reporting this weren't aware that there was a sale. Same is probably true for the vast majority of positive posts in this thread.

It probably made headlines more for the interesting timing than the winning hits from the fanboys. Remember that bad news sells, this wouldn't have been as big a thing as it was if it didn't include a chance to laugh at the XBone ;)

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Phatosaurus wrote:

Only ardent fanboys believe the Xbone announcement has positively effected WiiU sales and they're jumping on it since it's the first good news they've heard about the WiiU since it was released.

It's 2013, get over your system loyalties already. I bet you don't defend your.microwave this much, do you?

... so you're arguing against a statistic. <steeples fingers and reclines in chair>
Tell me more.

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TysonOfTime

55. Posted:

I thought the sale was just on the basic units. Wasn't it the premium bundle that saw the increase in sales?

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A quick check proves this to be incorrect. I had heard otherwise. My mistake.

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Phatosaurus

56. Posted:

skywake wrote:

Spin suggests they intended to make this story about it. I'm fairly sure that most sites reporting this weren't aware that there was a sale. Same is probably true for the vast majority of positive posts in this thread.

It probably made headlines more for the interesting timing than the winning hits from the fanboys. Remember that bad news sells, this wouldn't have been as big a thing as it was if it didn't include a chance to laugh at the XBone ;)

I reckon most sites were well aware of the sale, some may have purposefully omitted that detail to make the story more interesting.

I agree, if not for the timing, this wouldn't be such a big story. On the face of things, "Xbone announced, WiiU sales up 800%", it's funny. I laughed quite heartedly at the headline when I first saw it.

If there was no sale I'm betting the WiiU sales wouldn't have increased at all post-Xbone announcement.
That's the point I'm trying to get across.
Likewise, if the sale was a week before the Xbone announcement the sales would have been similar.

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57. Posted:

Phatosaurus wrote:

Only ardent fanboys believe the Xbone announcement has positively effected WiiU sales and they're jumping on it since it's the first good news they've heard about the WiiU since it was released.

It's 2013, get over your system loyalties already. I bet you don't defend your.microwave this much, do you?

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58. Posted:

Phatosaurus wrote:

Only ardent fanboys believe the Xbone announcement has positively effected WiiU sales and they're jumping on it since it's the first good news they've heard about the WiiU since it was released.

It's 2013, get over your system loyalties already. I bet you don't defend your.microwave this much, do you?

And how is the year relevant? Do all people just use the year as an excuse for everything now? "Dude, don't eat cereal, it's 2013!" or "You still sleep? It's 2013, get over it." >.<

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dumedum

59. Posted:

Phatosaurus wrote:

It's 2013, get over your system loyalties already. I bet you don't defend your.microwave this much, do you?

Just because you want Wii U to succeed and other consoles to crash and burn in agony does not mean these are system loyalties.

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skywake

60. Posted:

Beta wrote:

And how is the year relevant? Do all people just use the year as an excuse for everything now? "Dude, don't eat cereal, it's 2013!" or "You still sleep? It's 2013, get over it." >.<

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