Neoseeker : News : Mario Kart 8 fails to pull Nintendo out of quarterly loss, as Wii U hardware sales remain sluggish
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nathanx Jul 30, 14
Nintendo... ;-;
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Justin Jul 30, 14
I'm sure this will change once titles like Hyrule Warriors, Zelda Wii U and especially Super Smash Bros. is released. It's a shame that Nintendo's running into such troubles, though.
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Slash Jul 30, 14
quote Justin
I'm sure this will change once titles like Hyrule Warriors, Zelda Wii U and especially Super Smash Bros. is released. It's a shame that Nintendo's running into such troubles, though.
Zelda and Smash sell less than Mario Kart though
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THM Jul 30, 14
May God bless Nintendo.
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Quixotic Jul 30, 14
Oh dear...
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canderson Jul 30, 14
What Slash said.

Mario Kart was the biggest chance and that failed.


How the hell is Zelda going to do better? Zelda fans are pretty insane, thinking that the new Zelda Wii U title will actually boost units. That franchise is actually in decline.

As for 3DS, I'll say it now. It's time for a new handheld, now that this device has collapsed pretty hard.

The only thing that impressed me was Mario Kart 8 selling near 3 million in over a month. That's almost half of all Wii U owners.
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FoneBoneFan15 Jul 30, 14
If Nintendo could lower the price of the Wii U and the Wii U games to the right price, then the sluggish sales may not happen.
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Dio Jul 30, 14
quote Slash
quote Justin
I'm sure this will change once titles like Hyrule Warriors, Zelda Wii U and especially Super Smash Bros. is released. It's a shame that Nintendo's running into such troubles, though.
Zelda and Smash sell less than Mario Kart though
Every generation is different, buddy.

I can almost guarantee that both Zelda Wii U and Smash Bros U will sell more than Mario Kart 8. If not, please quote me and make me eat crow.

Wii U owners and future owners are just salivating at the thought of these two games. Mario Kart 8, while great, is just a temporary indulgence to hold us over until the real stuff arrives.
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canderson Jul 30, 14
Dio, Super Smash Bros(3DS version only) is a possibility. No chance in hell that Zelda and Smash Wii U will outsell what's probably the biggest franchise of Nintendo right now. Zelda is declining.
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Dio Jul 30, 14
quote canderson
What Slash said.

Mario Kart was the biggest chance and that failed.
It didn't exactly fail buddy. Selling almost 3 million copies in about a month is actually quite the success. (that's almost half the entire Wii U install base)

Edit - I guess you edited your post and said the same exact thing as me!
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How the hell is Zelda going to do better? Zelda fans are pretty insane, thinking that the new Zelda Wii U title will actually boost units. That franchise is actually in decline.
People forget the highest selling Zelda game of all time was just last generation. (Twilight Princess)
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Slash Jul 30, 14
quote Dio
Every generation is different, buddy.
LttP was outsold by both Super Mario World and Mario Kart
OoT and MM were outsold by Mario Kart 64 and SM64
WW was outsold by Sunshine and Double Dash
TP and SS were outsold by MKWii,NSMBWii, and Galaxy1+2

Yeah I highly doubt ZeldaU/Hyrule Warriors will outsell 3D world/Mario Kart 8.....
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Huntereb Jul 30, 14
I still blame this on them catering to only the "13 and under" audience.
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canderson Jul 30, 14
And Slash didn't even include the handheld titles. Both Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 7 were beasts on their respective handhelds.

I really want to be proven wrong, but going by previous gens, I feel that Zelda and Smash Wii U won't shift units at all.

I do believe SSB 3DS is going to be a beast though.
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Thrawn Jul 30, 14
Have to agree with both Slash and canderson; since Mario Kart 8 failed to pull the Wii U out of it's slump I highly doubt a game like Hyrule Warriors can do it (and Zelda U for that matter). Smash Bros. is really their only big hope left at this point but even that will be a stretch. Like canderson mentioned, I believe that Smash Bros. 3DS has the potential to be a beast but thanks to that Smash Bros. Wii U will not.

Pretty ironic that Smash 3DS may end up being the demise of Smash Wii U, just because of sheer hardware sales comparisons. Something tells me that most 3DS only customers wont be buying a Wii U for Smash Bros.
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