Want more proof?
The week after the release of MK8 is June 1 to June 7th.
Good numbers for Watch Dogs and MK8.
It's unreasonable to think that the Wii U can come back to above GCN levels. What Nintendo needs to do is ride out the rest of the Wii U's lifecycle delivering quality games to prove that they won't give up on the system, like how Sony didn't give up on the PS3 (although vita am cry). That way they can carry positive momentum into the successor system instead of doing what they did with the Wii and letting it die a slow death for its last two years.
I've never denied that MK8 wouldn't have an effect, I think Nintendo's first party efforts are powerful enough that pretty much all of them (at least the big name stuff like Mario and Zelda) will cause a bump, I wonder what the sustainability is though. That is where I have doubts. If sales quadruple in June and then normalize in July and August and until Smasn Bros, does that really mean anything for the long term prospects?
What's your take on Reggie's statement about the 400% in weekly sales? Does he refer to the first week of June? Does he make some kind of strange week (Friday to Thursday) from launch? Because a 48k week in June wouldn't be that bad.
No one does that. We mostly use it for PS4/X1 hardware positions
The software list is useless
If Amazon Germany is any indication, and it almost certainly isn't, things could get funny. Wii U slowly climbed the charts over the last few weeks since Mario Kart released and pretty much switched places with the Xbox One. Interestingly, it was at 40 or 45 when Mario Kart launched, hovered around 30 to 35 during E3, and just entered the top 20 today. Probably the effect of good word-of-mouth.
Do you mean with the tweets, or more generally in a "Why is it still selling so poorly?" way.I'm so confused about Wii U right now
Do you mean with the tweets, or more generally in a "Why is it still selling so poorly?" way.
Is the latter that confusing?
Another tranch of Nintendo's dedicated fanbase presumably drove hardware, but they don't number that many. Some degree of family market purchasing as well I'm guessing, but I think the system is still too expensive for those consumers.
Come on, Larry. Own up to your NPD results.