Despite only being available for just over a year, Sony's PlayStation 5 has outsold the Wii U.
The PS5 sold in 17.3 million units as of December 31st, 2021. It launched in November 2020. The Wii U, which launched in 2012, has sold 13.56 million as of December 31st, 2019.
None of this will be particularly shocking to anyone who has followed the fortunes of both machines – the Wii U is one of Nintendo's most notable flops, while the PS5 is selling like hotcakes – but it's still remarkable that Sony's machine has managed to outsell Nintendo's (and then some) in just over a year.
However, it's worth noting that 20.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the same timeframe and that the PS5 has been held back by the ongoing chip shortage.
We're not sure anyone at Nintendo will be losing sleep over this news, however. The Wii U isn't Nintendo's current system – that's the Switch, which was 2021's best-selling console in Japan, North America and Europe.
Should we be surprised by this one 🤔?
Ok, and?? PS5 obliterates Wii U in terms of everything, it’s not even a competition
The only thing that shocks me about this is it didn't happen within a month of the PS5 being released. I assume that would have been the case were they more readily available
Not at all surprised. I love my PS5, but at the equivalent stage of its release, I equally loved my Wii U. It was a fantastic machine and it had something PS5 will never have; Wind Waker. But will the Switch ever get it? I surely hope so!
Impressive considering that PS5 still have no games.
This really isn't news... Talk to us again when the PS5 outsells the Switch.
But how many of those are in the hands of gamers?
I still have my Wii U and actually bought a Xenoblade Chronicles X Limited Edition bundle console at the end of the Wii U's life cycle for cheap, still unopened.
Also just bought another new sealed Wii U game yesterday.
At least they're readily available and that's after they've sold less than PS5
zero promotion versus zero available units: WHO WILL WIN
Not really an achievement
The Wii U is going to make a comeback soon, just you wait.
It has one big advantage over Sony’s system, which is to say it’s not affected by current production issues. Because, y’know… it’s no longer being produced.
@Pillowpants Which is impossible.
Don't say it too loud, but Wii U had actual must-have exclusive first-party games after a year; where are all those big launch titles for the PS5? Are we counting the second year after a console release as part of the launch window now?
I say this as a longtime hobbyist who owns a Switch, an XBox Series X, and a PS5, so there's no fanboy bias where my statement is coming from: there's a reason I couldn't care less about hardware sales figures. Show me GAMES I want to play. So far, quite frankly, Sony is going to have to play some serious catch-up on that front this console generation (Horizon Forbidden West is a start, but one game just ain't gonna cut it on its own, guys) .
How though? Things always sold out and unavailable.
I'm still waiting on one.
The Wii U is a special console
The Wii U was a bad console and I'm glad Nintendo managed to turn things around with basically no delay at all after that disaster.
@abdias Yeah. People buy PS5 because of the brand and not the games. Since majority only play third party games, they could have played them on any system.
It's known that most 1st party games on Sony consoles don't sell well.
This is why Sony are porting a lot of them to PC so they can get back more of the development costs. Sony even said this themselves multiple times. Cost is too high on PS alone vs sales.
It outsold 4 gamecubes duct taped together..
Wii U has better games than PS5.
As most people thought it was just an accessory for the Wii (I was one to start off with) and it was hardly advertised on tv (in the uk anyways) not many people bothered
@eltomo Not only better, but more variation in game genres than PS5.
PS4 and PS5 games is mostly 3rd person single player action games with 20 hours of video.
Been playing my Wiiu much more than my PS5 lately. With a hard drive this thing can play natively every Wii and Gamecube games.
And that is despite a shortage of components to build the thing, even though I have one I am well aware of the difficulty in finding one, only way I was able to obtain one was via Sony themselves. I am curious to how much it could have sold if the systems were readily available.
@liljmoore I can only speak for the UK, but I signed up for a free stock notification website last year (purely out of curiosity) and have had multiple opportunities to get both the PS5 and Series X since then. If you use a site like stockinformer.co.uk (or an equivalent site in your country) and have a little patience, then you should be able to get one within a few weeks.
But the PS5 didn’t sell 100 mil in one year to outsell the switch… flop!
It has also outsold the Virtual Boy, the CD-i, the game gear, the Vita, the master system, the Saturn, the dreamcast, the intellivision, the N-Gage and (this will surprise you) the Nintendo PlayStation which was never released!
The new gold standard for gaming.
How fast can it outsell the wii u.
Chances are even Game Boy Color may have surpassed Wii U lifetime sales in its first year, and it's a console Nintendo still won't disclose the sales of in what seems like inexplicable embarrassment.
A sad story, really - even despite PS5's QoL perks like the SSD and another commendably Nintendoish gamepad, Wii U still has arguably more functional and conceptual wows, even if a good half of them were sorely underused. I daresay it was even more conceptually impressive than 3DS per se. But it wasn't enough to make a splash by itself, and even Nintendo themselves acknowledge a marketing failure here nowadays (although it also feels like half the story - sure, lackluster marketing could have confused the casual Wii owners and the like... but the sheer spread and parroting of the "Wii peripheral?" argument makes you wonder if a conspicuous number of more dedicated gamers in the Nintendo audience were allergic to Google in the mid-2010s🤔).
@gloom PS5 would have absolutely outsold Switch's 100+ million by now if not for - you guessed it - production constraints.😎
I feel like thats just cause scalpers buy up every shipment just to hoard them lol
No it wouldn't have
The OLED Switch will probably outsell the Wii U within a year. The Wii U sales aren't justified though as it was a great console and the second screen was useful in some games. If it played Gamecube discs it would have played games from all Nintendo home systems and would have sold like crazy. In my dreams anyway.
No surprise. As much as I love my Wii U, I acknowledge its flawed design and concept, with multiple factors driving it to its eventual failure. Probably the only Nintendo console I regretted buying at launch, even though it redeemed itself in around a year’s time.
Yet its got 1 thing over the PS5, it had actual exclusive titles (at the time). Alongside high price, dislike of design and lack of availability, my interest in a PS5 is non-existent due to a lack of exclusive titles that make me want to buy it. Sometimes it feels more like the main drives to buy a PS5 are its rarity, the chance to play games yet to come out or as a status symbol. About the only good reason I’ve heard to own one was my friend who gifted his PS4 to his fiancé so he uses his mainly as a PS4.
@Ventilator Nintendo has the best games ever made on its hardware, but first party Sony titles are (leaving aside the odd misstep) generally excellent games with a wide variety. Arcade racers, first person shooters, horror, action-adventure, platform, racing sim, rpg, creative, and that's leaving aside the fact that within the third person action games, the likes of God of War, Uncharted and Spider-Man play completely differently to each other. It's all subjective, and if people see them as carbon-copies of each other then fair enough. Personally I don't see it and am happily enjoying games from both providers.
@westman98 guess emojis are poor substitutes for the good ol' "/s".
I enjoyed the Wii U for what it was but Nintendo could never justify the Gamepad nor communicate what made it valuable over the competition. The 3DS carried hard that generation.
@abdias I have a ps5 and kinda shocked how little I use it... Playing it takes two with my daughter and that's about it..
For me my experience with the WiiU was enjoyable and I never understood all of the negativity. I loved the gamepad mechanics and really liked Nintendoland (wish it would come to Switch) and ZombieU's uses of it.
I even received my WiiU a day before release which was amazing.
WiiU only failed do to the lack of marketing, many people tought it was an addon for the wii lol.
People got confused with the name (wii and wiiU next to eachother)
I really loved the wiiU, and the Dpad was high quality.
I bought my Wii U on launch day and won’t part with it, but… It wasn’t a great system as the fundamental design of the system (its gimmick, if you will) was just terrible. It almost could’ve been salvaged had it been relaunched with a standard controller at a cheaper price, but that sort of u-turn isn’t Nintendo’s style.
The launch of these new gen consoles just seemed to be really premature.
What major exclusives do they even have?
All I'm seeing for the most part are PS4 games repackaged as PS5 ones, which actually seems like a worse deal overall, as the PS4 version should be compatible with both consoles in most (if not all?) instances.
And the Xbox situation is even more confusing.
@Silly_G I think that’s just how (non-Nintendo) consoles will be from now on, incrementally improved hardware specs playing the same games as previous systems with marginally improved graphics and features.
Since apparently no one has ever seen a PS5, I wonder werd those almost 18 million units have been sold. 🤔
I would love a PS5 that had the appearance of a Wii U. Nice and small.
Itˋs a Playstation, so it doesn't matter. 🤷♂️
The wii u had alot of problem but I'll say this I've had a PS5 for a good while now about 10 months. I've barely turned the thing on to play games (excluding watching netflix on it etc) I don't actually have a single ps5 game, just played some ps4 titles on it.
In comparison in the first year I played alot of my wii U and of course been playing switch alot. There's a real lack of games made for the ps5 a year on particularly when you have access to Xbox game pass in competition. (Also cross generational games I keep seeing the ps5 version of a game at release getting an extra up to 20 quid slapped on it over ps4 version whereas xbox its just one version, usually at ps4 price.)
And yet I have a wii U but no PS5 and ever would I trade my Wii U or sell it.
@MichaelP The scalpers or stacking up consoles my man. 😁
WiiU was and still is an amazing console. But Nintendo wanted it to be everything, forgetting a jack of all trades is a master of none. It was a Wii HD, It was assimetric gameplay, It was off TV etc and couldn't be everything at the same time. Therefore, If the marketing is confusing, of course the consumers will be confused too. Wanna play ZombiU off TV? Tough luck. On the other hand, assymetric multiplayer and multiplayer where one plays on the TV and the other plays on the GamePad is still unmatched in my opinion. And remember some of the best selling Switch games are WiiU games, like Mario Kart 8 and Breath of the Wild.
The biggest thing was the games came too late. 8 month game drought between launch and Pikmin 3, not taking advantage of ports/remasters to fill in game droughts, Mario Kart came 1.5 years after launch, Smash came 2 years after launch, etc.
Fortunately Nintendo learned their lesson with the Switch though I do wonder how they'll handle the Switch's successor.
I see some good cartoonish games on PS5 + BC with PS4 games by disc is something really great.
My Wii U machine is currently placed beside of my PS3 Slim machine and PS5 machine will be placed next to my other machines like a big family once I can buy the machine in the future.
I will have a big family of PlayStation games (PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4 & PS5).
Is this Nintendo trolling Nintendo its weard lol
I not its an easy win for Sony
But I fort it would have taken I bit long than what it did lol
Also outsold switch first year. switch is not next gen it's previous compare it to ps4 sales not ps5.
How many switch's were sold on the first year?
As someone said before, the most impressive feature of this is that Sony have manage to sold that many consoles without 1 single game (I dont know how many ratchet and clank games have been sold)
I wonder when NL is going to post a article about the sky being blue...
Really I can only name 6 so I wonder which ones I am missing.
I know PS4 had a ton of exclusives, we have a PS4 but in all honesty we only got 5 of them but at least I know the exclusives we dont have on it.
As for Switch, depending on who you ask it belongs to both 8th and 9th generation... I am in the middle about that, just like Switch it's release was.
@Arisen Huh? Sony is controlling the whole industry after the PS4 monopolistic success. That's what make the PS5 so disappointing in comparison. Sony is becoming super lazy and greedy so they stop trying. They know they have a huge fanbase that will buy anything from them even if it's mediocre.
I wouldn't necessarily consider the Wii U a bad console, just the marketing really sucked. The Wii U had the potential in catering to most audiences, though its hardware obviously wasn't on par with the PS4/Xbox One, but Nintendo decided to market it as a casual console (which caused a bit of an identity crisis) rather than show off to core audiences how the Wii U had much more advanced games and was capable of properly playing 3rd-party titles like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed, without butchering the controls. Having New Super Mario Bros. U and Wii Sports Club be the first two games to be shown in the teaser was also a huge mistake, because they didn't look much different from their previous titles.
The Wii U itself is a good console, in my opinion. It has pretty much all of the legacy content that everyone really wants on the Switch, with its Virtual Console library rivalling the Switch even to this day. It also took the DS's concept a step forward and made the games feel much more immersive by having the GamePad, which I forgot to mention offered a unique multiplayer experience with games like Nintendo Land and Wii Party U. The Wii U also deserves credit for pretty much giving the Switch its most popular titles. Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, and various sequels to Wii U titles like Splatoon 2 (and technically, Age of Calamity) were all thanks to the Wii U's library of games.
@glaemay I mean I have many reasons to complain about Sony.
They are greedy, lazy, they censor games (what Nintendo did too in the past, let's not forget that) unless it's the Last of Us 2... but I would never consider their games mediocre.
Some are excellent, others are okay... but far from mediocre nowdays, unless I am missing something.
I mean I could name many mediocre Nintendo games... but most of the time it is stuff like "another" Mario Party game, while the likes of BotW, Mario 64, Metroid Prime or SMO are their top tier games (for their time, but often after that too)
It's just that Nintendo does release more games, especially spin-offs so that makes the risk of bringing out a "lesser" game bigger.
@glaemay I don't buy mediocre which is why I'm a nintendo and sony fan
@Rayquaza2510 switch came out 5 months after ps4 pro it's a 8 gen to me. It's like a rebranded wii u or at least what the wii u should've been.
That entirely depends on how many years the Switch has left in its lifespan. If the Switch's lifespan ends past the halfway point of the PS5/XSX (ie: spend more years with the those consoles than the PS4/XB1), then the Switch will be classified as a 9th gen console that kickstarted the generation nearly 4 years earlier.
It's worth noting that because the Switch is a hybrid console with a variant that's handheld-only, it might maintain the long lifespan of a handheld console and not the short lifespan of a home console.
And I have yet to actually see the PS5 in a (web)store. And until I do I will continue as if it doesn't exist.
Unsurprising really. That said I still have my WiiU which I finally modded last year while I have no intention of getting a PS5.
@Arisen You can not take PS4 Pro in this case into comparsion.
PS4 Pro is nothing more than a pimped up PS4, and PS4 came out in 2013.
Same with Xbox One X, however Microsoft was less lazy with that than Sony was.
Anyhow again, in my opinion Switch could belong to both gens because it came out in between them (aka PS4/XBO and PS5/XSX)
Revisions don't count because they are precisely that, revisions.
Because by that logic I could start counting from the Switch OLED...
Cool but I am not buying something that has no games..
One thing champions of the Wii U never seem to mention is just how awful the user-experience was. The slow boot time and the sluggish menus made it a pain to use. Navigating the settings and moving games between the internal storage and a hard drive was a massive chore. A huge step down from the Wii which was nice and simple.
So, in answer to Jon's video, it's absolutely not worth buying. As good as the games are (they're great) the system and its OS are a massive headache, everything is in slow-motion like you're underwater. Revisit the games on Switch - those that were rereleased anyway and for the others, see what other options are available.
There's a reason the Switch menu was celebrated for its
simplicity when it launched. And although, I would love folders, I am still very glad it's quick to boot and zippy to navigate. I'd say that was definitely a priority for Nintendo after the Wii U.
daily reminder on how big of a failure the WII U was
I’m surprised it took this long. Just goes to show that the PS5 still is flopping somewhat. I might make the switch (no pun intended) by this holiday season.
@Ventilator I mean its actually uncommon for them to not sell well, out of the big exclusives last gen only Days Gone, Gravity Rush 2 and The Last Guardian didn't do well. Spider-Man sold over 20m, Spider-Man MM has done insanely well, GoW sold nearly 20m, Horizon sold so well we have a sequel this month, the Naughty Dog games all done massively well, Sony were happy with Returnal and Ghost of Tsushima was a massive hit.
The porting to PC is clearly a marketing thing to get PC players buying PS, its rather interesting GoW gets released on PC the same year its sequel drops. I bet Spider-Man drops on PC not long before its sequel drops as well.
@abdias Why are you lying? The PS5 got exclusives right from day one.
@ModdedInkling I didn't play the marketing, I played the console. It had very limited appeal, very few worthwhile games. I feel like the only people that appreciated it were either 10 years old when it came out and didn't know any better, or just liked the novelty factor, but other than that it was really Nintendo's worst console to date by quite a wide margin. No amount of marketing could save a console with such an unappealing software lineup.
@ramu-chan But nothing really appealing for a wide audience. Demons Souls, Returnal and Ratchet and Clank, hardly big system sellers. Most people that bought PS5 bought it to play multiplatforms on, as well as for the promise of future titles. If it doesn't start getting some bangers real soon, I wouldn't be surprised if it falls behind.
If the Wii u came out with Mario maker and Mario kart 8 it would’ve done a lot better.
@Splodge I have to agree with you. Name another console with a startup faster than Switch. Simple and brilliant
...but PS5 doesn't have off-TV play. Or Breath of the Wild. So there.
Good job PS5 beating the Dreamcast and Wii U but the Switch just beat the Wii and PS1 so yeah PS5 had a long way to go. Once Switch beats PS4 and Game Boy, the DS and PS2 are next.
@uptownsoul possibly, but knowing Nintendo, it’s just as likely that they’ll replace the Switch with something completely incompatible, and even conceptually different. (FWIW, I think Nintendo will keep the Switch going as long as possible, like the classic Game Boy or DS. By the time there’s a successor, it might not even be recognisable as anything we’d associate with the Switch concept. Possibly. We’ll see.)
@Splodge At least the Wii U eShop runs like 10x faster than the Switch eShop. Nintendo needs to streamline the Switch eShop because it is an absolutely awful experience tbh.
@WallyWest Yeah. My PC is more powerful than PS5 and Series X, so there is no way i'm getting PS5 as it would be a downgrade. I play all possible games at 165hz.
100% of Xbox games is also for PC, so no reason to own Series X either.
I own PS4 too, so i will buy the new games when they are cheap enough later. I also own Xbox One X.
As for exclusive games. Mario Kart usually sells to over 50% of Nintendo console owners. Even on Wii U.
Attach rate will never be the same on PS4 and Xbox One exclusives.
Anyway. PC and Switch is my main gaming systems.
@protocol_penguin True, but I doubt they'll drop the hybrid aspect, and I seriously hope they won't go an all-handheld route if they do as I have bad eyesight and have to limit my time in handheld mode...😓
@Specter_of-the_OLED Not only did the Nintendo Switch Outsell Both the wii and the ps1, but Nintendo Switch will also Outsell the ps4 as well!
@MichaelP I hear they're popular amoung sasquatch. I wouldn't know, of course, seeing I've never encountered one (the PS5, I mean)
Not much of a suprise. Everyone wants a PS5 because of hype. No one really wanted a Wii U no matter what came out for the system.
I believe the problem of the Wii U was being the successor of the Wii, which honestly wasn't that great. Yes, it sold fantastically, but I know every person that had a Gamecube and loved the Gamecube were sorely disappointed at the extent of the wiggle controls and the graphical ineptitude of the Wii. I went from Nintendo diehard to getting an XBOX 360 and a PS3. People were disillusioned by the Wii and every gamer I ever talked to felt the same. I bought the Wii U and loved it, but I'm a minority, many people refused to bite because of their experience with the Wii. I got a PS4 and sold it within 6 months, it didn't have anything special, so I only really play Switch, 3DS, GCN, and PS3 now.
@noobish_hat Hmmmm, only if labeled as “Gamer girl’.
@Arisen I don't know what official person decided that; but I don't agree with them. if the U was a 8th gen console and the switch came out 4.5 years later... that sounds like a follow-up/new generation to me
Besides, if the Switch lasts 7-10 years as Nintendo hoped, it would exist for the entirety of the 9th generation console cycle.
Either way, I can compare sales between the switch and irish potatoes if I want to.
I think my big question, though, is how many of those sales were from legitimate buyers and not scalpers trying to make a quick buck?
@AstroTheGamosian makes you wonder if scalpers are having trouble actually selling unitsand just have a invintory of unsellable consoles
The Wii U had great games and I like the tablet controller. Not enough games used it tho.
So the PS5 has outsold Sweden nice
@gloom I assume you're referring just getting into the menu, because actually loading into a game takes a while, especially when you compare it to the PS5 and New Xbox
Respectfully, news would be the consoles that haven't outsold Wii U.
Returnal and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart would like to have a word. Both were fantastic games. Especially Returnal.
In addition, it’s the best way to play PS4 titles. Many titles have updates that support locked 60 FPS. And while I have some issues with the pricing Sony chose for the rereleased Director’s Cut games, they are the definitive versions of those games.
Ghost of Tsushima had some nice graphical upgrades combined with a locked 60FPS at 4K and the quickest fast travel and cold boot load times I’ve ever seen in a game.
The PS5 has plenty of good games to play. Of course, many are cross gen titles, but they are huge upgrades over their PS4 versions solely due to locked 60FPS and stupidly fast load times.
And yet I would still rather have a Wii U. Saying that unironically as I haven't felt compelled to find a PS5 yet and I still fire up my Wii U somewhat regularly.
There’s hardly any PS5 stock to go around.
The thing sells out immediately the second it’s available.
It’s anything but a flop.
@Sora181 Not true, there were over 13 million of us that wanted Wii U. That's like the entire Los Angeles metro area!
There’s nothing wrong with using it as a PS4.
It’s the best PS4 ever released.
I went back and caught up on late Sony PS4 titles and was pleasantly surprised to see so many updated to run at locked 60FPS.
It’s the best way to play PS4 games. Now the load times on backwards compatible titles isn’t a huge upgrade (by comparison, native PS5 software is insanely fast to load; it’s almost old school ROM cartridge fast in Sony published games and most third parties take less than 10 seconds for cold boot) but it’s noticeable. I replayed Horizon last year. I remember on my PS4 the game taking almost a minute on a cold boot to load. On PS5, it’s knocked down to 25 seconds or so.
2nd worst Nintendo console to date. There's a umm...red 32-bit contraption that was marketed as a handheld but had almost nothing remotely handheld about it.
@BAN Haha, very true. Hell, I'm one of the 13 Million
@Dragonite89 except in resale value. there were so few sold, the wii u has already become a collectible. hang on to one, if you have one. they are gonna be worth a lot more than a ps5 in a few years.
@BAN better get one now. the price is going up every day.
Well done on the first milestone.
@Rpg-lover not particularly. I mean its also outsold the PS Vita.
NEWS: CLICKBAIT has returned. so what's new here....
@gloom PS4 Pro, PS5, Vita. The original PlayStation, NES, SNES, Genesis, Turbo Grafix 16, SMS, and my PC even when running windows 10 using an NVMe Gen4.
@Dilly-Mick I would certainly hope so. God knows I would never buy from one. That a $500 console would be sold for over $1000 is insane. That's basically an entire paycheck for me (or half a month's income).
Like three years ago in English class I heard 2 kids talking about how Nintendo should make a Wii 2. Nobody knew about the Wii U.
@Freek same here I bought a Wii U last year and love it, actually has a lot to offer.
@narqendo For a PS5? Pass.
@AtlanteanMan Nintendo tends to get this kind of treatment from fans online. They have no games. If they have games, it's not enough games. If it's enough games, it's not enough that I'm interested in. If it's games I'm interested in, they're too expensive.
@narqendo The last time I remember seeing one in a store for sale was probably mid/late 2015. That's a long time ago now. Definitely never saw one in 2016. It never had a "clearance sale" period, much like the PS4 and Xbox One.
Ok now compare that with the Switch a more recent Nintendo platform lol.
Also pretty sure the Switch blew past total Vita sales quick too, but strange that wasn’t brought up.
You act like that was some major achievement. Spoiler, it wasn't.
I'm just gonna say two things:
-I feel the Switch owes an apology to the Wii U.
-My Wii U is still hooked to the TV and it's not going anywhere.
In regards to the UI and slow boot times, I'd rather have something to look at/listen to while waiting for a game to boot than the uninteresting UI of the Switch.
Yeah, it's a great console.
Severely underated imo.
@Dragonite89 Yeah but the Wii U could play DS games via the virtual console so that makes it better /j
Odd, considering I can never find a PS5. Hahaha… may someday find a more mint Wii U and transfer everything. Mine is showing age and a few malfunctions.
Not a surprise really given that the PS5 is you know, good and the Wii U, you know, wasn’t so much
Not surprising. The wii u was kind of a terrible system hardware wise. Glad the switch is doing well. Finally, Nintendo has a gimmick that isn't useless by year one. The switch was a pretty genius idea.
@ModdedInkling You mean the console that flopped before it even launched and wasn't released in Europe? I don't even count it. It was a 3rd pillar not their main home console. But yes if you want to be technical, it's in good company with Virtual Boy as Nintendo's biggest flops.
I'm surprised given issues with stock supply and very few must-own games for it. While I always wait for Sony consoles to drop in price and go for a slim model, normally I do have some interest in them in the meantime. For the PS5, zero interest at all and it's likely the first Sony system I skip.
@eltomo I love my Wii U. DKC, Mario 3D world, BOTW, MK8, Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD, Splatoon, there's a ton of great games for it. PS5 has, uh, Spider-Man I guess. (Over 1 more pixel than the original PS4 release!)
@BAN Bwahaha! Our numbers grow every minute! We now have over 3 members of the Wii U Club!
Nintendo had a barnstormer of a holiday quarter in 2018, selling 7.23 million Switch consoles and nearly doubling the total number sold to date. At 14.86 million units as of the end of December, the Switch has already outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, in just ten months on sale. The Wii U went on sale in November 2012 and moved 13.56 million units before Nintendo ended production last year.
Nintendo Switch = 10 Months
Ps5 = 1 Year
Also, Nintendo Switch Outsold BOTH the Wii and the ps1.
I figure it's inevitable that I'll buy a PS5, but I'm in no hurry. And it's not what most people are saying, "The PS5 has no games!" It's just that I feel satisfied with my Switch and PS4; just don't feel ready for a new system yet. But here's what might make some Nintendo Life readers shriek in horror... I had very little excitement for the Switch when it released other than if I didn't upgrade, I'd have zero access to new Nintendo games (particularly Splatoon 2). But if I could have chosen between the Switch or some alternate reality where the Wii U got two more years of game releases, I would have gone with the alternate reality.
I am not convinced the PS5 actually exists. I have never seen one in a store. Not even a webstore.
Imo...the Wii U did a lot for what it was. A number of games allowed for a unique gameplay opportunity that no past or present game system could afford. Nintendoland was outstanding providing the only game that I am aware of that allowed 5 people to play hide and go seek digitally. Splatoon was by far the greatest inovation on a 3rd person shooter ever made. And without Wii U, the Switch couldn't have come to light. It was an all important step towards portability of gaming. Steam Deck is up next!
Facts of the matter are, I still know way more people that own a WiiU
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