Neoseeker : News : Nintendo returns to profitability, but sold only 160K Wii Us last quarter
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Slash Jul 31, 13
quote Leochan
the company only managed to sell 160,000 Wii U consoles worldwide during this past quarter. This breaks down to 90,000 units sold in Japan, 60,000 in the U.S. and 10,000 for the "rest of the world."
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bluexy Jul 31, 13
This is not surprising news. A lot of the media is trying to create controversy over these sales, but the fact is that Nintendo said to expect these sorts of sales earlier this year. Not directly, but in financial details and quarterly earnings reports.

Really, Nintendo is writing off the Wii U as a profitable venture for months ahead. The goal for them is to eventually build up a first party library that will rival any of their previous consoles.

Essentially, they'll support the Wii U with the 3DS until consumers basically can't ignore the platform anymore. After Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Sonic Lost World, Mario Wii U, Wii Fit U are out and Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. and Zelda Wii U are on the way... I mean damn. That's worth a $350 console to most Nintendo fans.
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Auron32 Jul 31, 13
this is also what happens when you try to pass current gen tech as next gen tech... MORE POWER NINTENDO!!

Tipple core processors, 32 GB max storage and 2 GB RAM is NOT next gen, PS4 and XB ONE are FAR higher than this.

also some advice for both the Wii U and the Vita: games sell consoles...
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GameOver Aug 1, 13
I don't own a Wii U. But with the games Bluexy mentioned above, it would be worth to buy the Wii U because of those games. Besides, the Wii I have now is terrible. I plan on saving my money to get a new Wii U, and a Flat-Screen TV. (Only $150 more dollars to go)

I went a bit of topic.
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Duncan Idaho Aug 1, 13
quote Auron32
this is also what happens when you try to pass current gen tech as next gen tech... MORE POWER NINTENDO!!

Tipple core processors, 32 GB max storage and 2 GB RAM is NOT next gen, PS4 and XB ONE are FAR higher than this.

also some advice for both the Wii U and the Vita: games sell consoles...
altho i agree on some points, and i would have liked that the wii u to have better specs, better specs =/= good games.
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XXIV Aug 1, 13
Duncan Idaho
Dreamcast and Gamecube say hello.
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bbb7002004 Aug 1, 13
Better specs have never won a console generation/bloat development time and money/killed hundreds of studios and publishers last gen./blah blah tired argument blah.

Games are the key. Good games, and games people want to play. No one, save the die hard early adopters like a lot of us on these boards, care about the box at all. They care about the game they want to play. Be it Super Mario, Final Fantasy 7, GTA 3, Wii Sports, or Modern Warfare, the consoles that succeed have the games people want to play, and nothing else matters in the least.

Wii U should build momentum over the holiday release schedule and can hopefully maintain that momentum into next year with Kart and Smash. I think both the other two consoles are going to land with a hard thud this holiday thanks to increasing competition for people's time and the poor economy we are still facing. I think at that point it will simply be a slog to see which first party can come up with the "next big thing" game that gets everyone on board, like the examples above did in their respective generations.
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Thigas Aug 1, 13
Damn! I'm a huge Nintendo Fan, but Nintendo didn't obligate me to buy a Wii U yet. I had to buy N3DS when Fire Emblem launched, but Wii U just didn't do the same. On the other hand, I'm very happy to see Nintendo profitting again .. the problem is, they are getting profits with just a little portion of games, and it's very risky .. It's like Capcom!
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canderson Aug 1, 13
Those numbers are an embarrassment. If the damn Vita, of all things, is outselling this console, then that's a problem. A price drop is necessary.

They can't keep this price when the Playstation 4 is only $50 more.

Also, another issue is that the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 are still strong, so despite a possible price drop, the Wii U may not be the best "secondary" console of choice like the Wii was.
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Dio Aug 1, 13
Nintendo will get my Wii U purchase in October, when a game that I actually want to play releases.
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Big A2 Aug 3, 13
quote Dio
Nintendo will get my Wii U purchase in October, when a game that I actually want to play releases.
Wii Party U?
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canderson Aug 3, 13
quote Dio
Nintendo will get my Wii U purchase in October, when a game that I actually want to play releases.
Windwaker HD is worth purchasing it for? No way. O______O
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Dio Aug 3, 13
quote canderson
quote Dio
Nintendo will get my Wii U purchase in October, when a game that I actually want to play releases.
Windwaker HD is worth purchasing it for? No way. O______O
In my opinion it is. I haven't played through Wind Waker from start to finish since about 2007. That's SIX long years. It's going to feel like a brand new experience for me, especially with the improved graphical style and the rumored "increased difficulty mode". Wind Waker is a wonderful journey that is worth embarking on once again.

But you're not looking at the bigger picture here, candyboy. Wind Waker HD is only but a small piece of the puzzle. I'm not purchasing a Wii U just for one game. By the time I'm finished sailing the great sea, Super Mario 3D World will be released. Then after that you have Mario Kart 8. And after that Smash Bros and Zelda U. etc etc
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apogo Aug 6, 13
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