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Topic: Wii U sees healthy US launch, but Microsoft smashes it

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xBASSxMONSTAx

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Read more here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-12-07-wii-u-sees-healt...

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"The Wii U sold 425,000 units during its US launch week, Nintendo has revealed. That's just 5000 less than the Wii recorded six years ago."

Wow, great figures I feel. Especially with the current economy situation and with big competition with tablets, smartphones ect.. Good job ninty. :)

But MS smashed Nintendo as they sold more xbox 360's than both Wii and Wii-U combined.... Just wow.

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Happy_Mask

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Microsoft is drowning in japan. It all evens out. :P

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Ed_Rod

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And well the Black Friday push for Xbox 360 in terms of pricing was really agressive. I expect next year's Black Friday for Wii U to do really well..

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C-Olimar

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Wii U almost completely sold out, it was sold out in a lot of places. Therefore it is unwise to compare its sales with the Xbox at this stage of its life.

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WuuU

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Not the mention the price points are nowhere near each other.

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RancidVomit86

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Lol no need to panic people. 360 sold a lot more consoles. This shouldn't shock anyone. Wii U had limited stock yes, Wii lost steam long time ago, chill out.

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Ryno

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I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

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SimonB79

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Ryno_Choryzo wrote:

I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

I bet there having sleepless nights ... cause by god I am. :D /drools

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xBASSxMONSTAx

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SimonB79 wrote:

Ryno_Choryzo wrote:

I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

I bet there having sleepless nights ... cause by god I am. :D /drools

I'm not. Xbox 720 and PS4 will not be as good compared to the Wii-U next year. By the time they are released at around £400-£500, the Wii-U will be price dropped and will have a bunch of A+ games like Zelda, kirby and Pokemon ect and it will have stable firmware with many eShop exclusives. :)

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RancidVomit86

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Ryno_Choryzo wrote:

I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

I know I will be. Call me crazy but a new console is always exciting. Think I'm going to get around to getting a Wii U after the holidays are over. But I have always bought Xbox consoles on launch day.

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SimonB79

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xBASSxMONSTAx wrote:

SimonB79 wrote:

Ryno_Choryzo wrote:

I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

I bet there having sleepless nights ... cause by god I am. :D /drools

I'm not. Xbox 720 and PS4 will suck balls compared to the Wii-U next year.

I honestly wish there was a #fanboy ignore function on here. /facepalm

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RancidVomit86 wrote:

Ryno_Choryzo wrote:

I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

I know I will be. Call me crazy but a new console is always exciting. Think I'm going to get around to getting a Wii U after the holidays are over. But I have always bought Xbox consoles on launch day.

Your'e Crazy! :P

From here on out I'm rolling with Nintendo. Don't have time for multiple consoles though I am interested to see what they come out with for "next gen."

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Hokori

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RancidVomit86 wrote:

Ryno_Choryzo wrote:

I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

I know I will be. Call me crazy but a new console is always exciting. Think I'm going to get around to getting a Wii U after the holidays are over. But I have always bought Xbox consoles on launch day.

Always? You mean all 2 times right? Sorry but always should mean a common trend, not twice, like for me I don't always buy Nintendo consoles at launch (only 3 systems)

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HarmoKnight wrote:

RancidVomit86 wrote:

Ryno_Choryzo wrote:

I wonder how many of these people are going to be excited to buy another Xbox (720) next Christmas season.

I know I will be. Call me crazy but a new console is always exciting. Think I'm going to get around to getting a Wii U after the holidays are over. But I have always bought Xbox consoles on launch day.

Always? You mean all 2 times right? Sorry but always should mean a common trend, not twice, like for me I don't always buy Nintendo consoles at launch (only 3 systems)

Always can't cover the Xbox brands life? Before that it was Sega but I didn't get them all on launch day.

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Hokori

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I guess, but when I ink of always I think for a long period of time (10 years doesn't seem like a long time)

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moomoo

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I'm pretty sure part of it is because a lack of supply with the Wii U. It completely sold out. So it's not an issue of demand. Nintendo just needs to get more out.

Granted, Halo 4 also came out recently, so I'm not too surprised either.

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HillKrowns

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"But MS smashed Nintendo as they sold more xbox 360's than both Wii and Wii-U combined.... Just wow" Of course they did they sold Xbox 360's for $99 With a two-year contract for their online service or $200 or $150 for 4 GB console, And like you said in this economy people don't want to shell out $380

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I was just surprised when they tried to sell the Halo 4 console w/ the Halo 4 game, BUT NO KINECT, for $400. That crap is just ridiculous. Xbox isn't even worth $400 w/ OR w/o Kinect anymore, and that's if you think Kinect is even worth it in the first place. Xbox 360 Halo 4 edition should cost $300 at most, WITH Kinect. Same thing with PS3. Sure, they slim down the consoles, but the console is still the same. People selling the BC PS3 w/ 80gb for $200, is ridiculous, too.

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MAB

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I might hang out for the Nextbox Revolution 1080... Analysts predict they will sell like Doritos and energy drinks ;)

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xBASSxMONSTAx wrote:

Read more here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-12-07-wii-u-sees-healt...

Here's a quote:

"The Wii U sold 425,000 units during its US launch week, Nintendo has revealed. That's just 5000 less than the Wii recorded six years ago."

Wow, great figures I feel. Especially with the current economy situation and with big competition with tablets, smartphones ect.. Good job ninty. :)

But MS smashed Nintendo as they sold more xbox 360's than both Wii and Wii-U combined.... Just wow.

One week+a Wii that everyone has=Wayyyyyyyyy less than a full month of something that not everyone has. People were also probably keeping their money for the Wii U, only to find out that it was out of stock.

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