Neoseeker : News : Nintendo sells 400,000 Wii U consoles in first week of release, while Wii sells 300,000
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SpartanNinja Nov 26, 12
I think it has come to the point where Sony and Microsoft need to make a joint venture in making Super Console... PS3 and Xbox have to compete over a fairly narrow player base whereas Nintendo has almost everyone else. This needs to stop before we are all playing Wii Sports.
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bluexy Nov 26, 12
SpartanNinja ... but then we'd all just be playing SonySoft Super Console Sports.
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SpartanNinja Nov 26, 12
I mentioned Wii Sports cause it was the highest selling game on the wii and I'm not very fond of it. Point being I like my PS3 and Xbox and them competing is just wearing each other down while Wii dominates. the next Gen consoles also apply, probably even more so.
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sonicshadowboy Nov 26, 12
quote SpartanNinja
I mentioned Wii Sports cause it was the highest selling game on the wii and I'm not very fond of it.

Well you know, it WAS sold with every system outside of Japan. Wii Sports worked, thats all it did. It was a simple pick up and play game that didn't require much effort to learn. Is it my favorite game on the wii? No, of course not.
Its also somewhat unhealthy for Microsoft and Sony to team up, games are becoming more expensive then ever and having two major companies who aren't in the greatest of financial positions come together? Risks will be made regardless but the profit would have to be split and unfortunately right now that can't work for them.
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SpartanNinja Nov 26, 12
dude chill. Sony and Microsoft actually teaming up is like ice in hell. If Sony and Microsoft however don't believe that making game consoles will be profitable (and for Sony it very barely is), then we are stuck with... Nintendo... Which is fine if you like it but I personally enjoy my Fallouts, Elder Scrolls, my exclusives etc. I hesitate to throw out the term 'hardcore' as Wii has a few as well but more or less that.
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Duncan Idaho Nov 26, 12
quote SpartanNinja
then we are stuck with... Nintendo...
*facepalm* you make it sound like if zelda and Metroid were bad games or that anything is made by nintendo or is relased on their consoles is bad..., go and check the GC, it had a bunch of nice titles and were jaw dropping including some SEGA Genesis remakes.
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Spook Nov 26, 12
Kabooooosh...

I'm always more interested in software sales though, especially while the market is shitting on the industry. Even more so now after seeing how much effort Nintendo's putting into their online infrastructure.
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SpartanNinja Nov 26, 12
quote Duncan Idaho
quote SpartanNinja
then we are stuck with... Nintendo...
*facepalm* you make it sound like if zelda and Metroid were bad games or that anything is made by nintendo or is relased on their consoles is bad..., go and check the GC, it had a bunch of nice titles and were jaw dropping including some SEGA Genesis remakes.
yeah and I love every game you mentioned in fact but I don't want to play just those games... relax.
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bbb7002004 Nov 26, 12
If Nintendo was the only game in town, then the third parties would have to put those games on Nintendo as well.
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CarRamrod Nov 26, 12
I like how 400,000 is supposed to be a ton of units, and supposedly they learned from their mistakes, but it is still sold out everywhere. Nintendo makes me laugh.
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Spook Nov 26, 12
400,000 is fine if you consider the market, but side by side with the handheld and Wii sales, it doesn't look good.
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THM Nov 26, 12
Someone made up the number doesn't necessarily mean we have to believe it...
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bond007106 Nov 26, 12
quote THM
Someone made up the number doesn't necessarily mean we have to believe it...
The number comes from Nintendo themselves.
They could, in theory, be lying, of course. But that would be far too risky to be worth it. What do they gain by lying? Making people think the Wii U is selling moderately better than it actually is, perhaps? But if there were discovered to be lying then they would very likely be sued for a lot of money by various investors, not to mention a general drop in confidence in them and thus a drop in share prices.
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Shadic Hearts Nov 26, 12
The Wii U is not just for the typical third party games anymore.They stated that it was going to have a console library especially for "hardcore" gamers.
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