Media Create Sales: Week 21, 2014 (May 19 - May 25)

Dec 5, 2012
20,948
0
0
Toronto
I expected that most people who would buy MK8 would already have a Wii U. It is the long run we're going to have to wait and see.

But I did not expect it to only be bumped up by ~10K. That's quite the disappointment.
I guess next week is probably more important to look at now.

Essentially what's the drop, and where will it settle?
I think it will drop slowly for a long period of time with some small upticks when games come out. It seems they will have a game a month from July onwards.
 
Jul 28, 2007
48,005
0
0
Ok had to check the numbers here to see if 19k is anything good but doesn't look that way. If they can#t even sustain that number at all consoles are pretty much dead in Japan.

Since the software numbers are pretty good it seems like the Nintendo faithful are buying the game. The rest not so much.
 
Nov 13, 2011
16,595
0
0
I think this goes to show what Shinra was saying. People bought their Wii U's for Mario Kart, but they did it earlier than this week.
Yeah; the question now remains, how many people who need Mario Kart still haven't bought the system for Mario Kart now that it's out.

And what will it take to get them to buy it (What's the next tipping point title?).
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
Mar 10, 2011
22,885
0
775
28
theflyingthoughtsblog.wordpress.com
Gaaah, I was expecting much better from Wii U this week :(
We'll have to see if there's an increased base for hardware sales in the next weeks; I mean, if it goes from 6-7k for week to 13-15k for week, it'd still be better than before. Still very bad, but also better.
Mario Kart 8 first week is great, so that's why I think that there's a possibility of that happening.
 
Apr 26, 2013
2,872
0
0
I think the real test here is going to see what next week's is. If MK can continue to sell pretty good and continue to sell consoles (especially going into E3) well, then I don't see too much of a problem.
 
Yeah; the question now remains, how many people who need Mario Kart still haven't bought the system for Mario Kart now that it's out.

And what will it take to get them to buy it (What's the next tipping point title?).
This is why I've been hesitant on the Wii U recovering in general.

Basically everything announced is a title you could have easily assumed from day one of the console and picked up as soon as something like Mario 3D World or NSMB U came out.

Given Mario 3D World appeals to much of the really core Nintendo enthusiast audience, I would suspect that picked up a pretty large chunk of them.
 
Dec 24, 2011
16,524
0
0
Mobius
I guess we have to look at the drop next week. Even a base increase to 12-15k is an improvement based on how shitty things have gone.

Still, the opening was fantastic.
I think that's what makes the hardware numbers sting even more.
 
May 28, 2013
2,776
0
0
Portugal
I think the real test here is going to see what next week's is. If MK can continue to sell pretty good and continue to sell consoles (especially going into E3) well, then I don't see too much of a problem.
I'm expecting it. These are numbers from the 29th to the 1st of June (Wii U and MK8), only three days, I'm expecting the game and system to still sell quite a bit (hoping for a decent steady number for the Wii U).
 

Scum

Junior Member
Jun 8, 2004
23,430
0
0
London, England
This is why I've been hesitant on the Wii U recovering in general.

Basically everything announced is a title you could have easily assumed from day one of the console and picked up as soon as something like Mario 3D World or NSMB U came out.

Given Mario 3D World appeals to much of the really core Nintendo enthusiast audience, I would suspect that picked up a pretty large chunk of them.
It won't recover. I can see more MK8 situations though - good software sales and rubbish bumps. Here's hoping NCL keep all the WiiU titles alive on the next hardware.
 
It won't recover. I can see more MK8 situations though - good software sales and rubbish bumps. Here's hoping NCL keep all the WiiU titles alive on the next hardware.
Right, I mean "recovering" as in "recovering in even the slightest" like a... I don't know what would recovery be at this point? Staying above 10K?

Even that is looking ridiculously laughable.
 
Jul 12, 2012
10,082
1,314
500
Pretty good MK8 software sales.

Very bad Wii U hardware sales (and all other hardware for that matter). I'll stop short of calling it "disastrous" for the Wii U until we see what kind of legs the bump has. If it holds above 15k next week, and then ends up with a new baseline around 12k for awhile, that wouldn't be disastrous. But if it ends up back in the PS3/PS4 6000 club in 2 weeks, we can definitely slap on the "disastrous" title..
 
Dec 19, 2013
4,910
0
0
Kent, UK
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This is why I've been hesitant on the Wii U recovering in general.

Basically everything announced is a title you could have easily assumed from day one of the console and picked up as soon as something like Mario 3D World or NSMB U came out.

Given Mario 3D World appeals to much of the really core Nintendo enthusiast audience, I would suspect that picked up a pretty large chunk of them.
Nintendo need to get on the NFC train with Pokemon/Yokai Watch/something similar and do it fast. That's the only thing I can see helping the Wii U recover in Japan.