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Wii U sales in Japan paint rocky picture for Nintendo

 Wii U sales in Japan paint rocky picture for Nintendo
topic by Tiko377 - 12-28-2012, 11:50 AM - Boxden > BX GameSpot


Sales statistics for a single country never accurately portray how well a company is doing for hardware and software, but in the case of the Wii U, Japanese sales are a great indicator for the health of a console. The future of the console in Japan seems stagnant now that Christmas as over, as the new console racked up 433,000 sales in Japan during the week before Christmas, but sales have slipped down to just 122,000 as we head into 2013.

Just how bad is that, performance-wise? Well, putting the whole thing into perspective, the nearly 8 year old PSP sold 58,000 units during the same week. Ouch. It seems the Wii U has currently reached the point of stagnation for Japanese consumers, as the console launched on December 8th for Japanese consumers. That’s less than a full month of availability and sales are already dropping.

This just goes to show that Mario titles alone cannot carry the day for Nintendo; many promised games like Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends have been delayed to the point where most consumers are probably waiting to purchase the console until their favorite games are available to play. Keep in mind these sales stats reflect Japan only and North American sales stats might paint an entirely different picture.
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6 comments for "Wii U sales in Japan paint rocky picture for Nintendo"


 12-28-2012, 05:51 PMaway - #2
Dillinger805 4 heat pts

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fun console but just lacking game titles, i passed mario and nintendo land fun but other then that there is not much
 12-28-2012, 08:36 PMaway - #3
kaseemromani 34 heat pts34

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fail article is fail its sellin close to wii launch levels in japan...website desperate for hits
 12-28-2012, 08:42 PMonline - #4
link04 38 heat pts38

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not to mention all the games released have already been out on the ps3 or 360 for a LONG time..show me a HD ZELDA..then i might cross over..til then ps3!

3-12-2013

5-7-2013
 12-28-2012, 08:59 PMaway - #5
Patrick Galooly 7 heat pts

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Needs more games.
 12-29-2012, 08:49 AMonline - #6
W24x55 35 heat pts35

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That's what they get for launching the system with another 2D Mario and ZombieU.

The general public is stupid, but not THAT stupid.
 12-29-2012, 04:16 PMonline - #7
Kewop Decam 40 heat pts40

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Saw a bunch of these in stores and even some people standing around saying "that's a new system? 350!?no way"

Shrug, ill buy one in a year or two probably.
 
 


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