Came here to see the Wii U Mario Kart bump... I leave disappointed. It sold well, but didn't help the hardware as much as expected. I at least thought it'd take first place for at least one week. Now I wonder about Smash bros. The 3DS version might put a damper in Wii U sales of that version doesn't have enough new content.
WiiU numbers are around what I expected, which sadly enough was already a low-balled number. Its true test is to see if it can keep hovering around this for the next couple of weeks. If it dips back to sub-10k within two weeks, we'll have a good glimpse at pretty much all other WiiU's "big" releases. If Mario Kart can't sell a WiiU to the mainstream audience, I'm not sure what would.
Solid start for MK
PS platforms, Vita especially, putting a lot of software out there.
But yeah, this is a pretty terrible week numbers-wise.
That MK couldn't even push WiiU over 20k units is a bad precedent.
As I said in the other topic, MK8 software is solid. WiiU hardware not so much. But I won't call it disastrous until we see the tail on the bump. If a new baseline establishes above 12k or so for awhile, that wouldn't be too bad. If it ends up back in the PS3/4 shit 6000 club in 3 weeks...
Even FF won't save the PS4. Sony needs to do something, maybe a price cut and get a lot more Japanese devs on board. Something tells me they aren't in much of a rush, the western market is far more important and Japan is a shell of what it once was.