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Wii U has sold 3 million in Japan

Ryng_tolu

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Well, since nobody maked a thread...

Btw, from Media Create

Code:
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  WIU  |     53.547 |     92.801 |     30.031 |    877.082 |     30.031 |   3.020.662 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
 

FluxWaveZ

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How? Those numbers show the opposite from where I am sitting. Please explain where you get "bombed" from.

3 million isn't good. The PlayStation Vita is at 4.6 million now.

I mean, I guess we could compare it to the Xbox One if we want to talk about bombs... but it's all relative.
 

clevbrowns94

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Jesus this thing bombed so hard.

And it's actually one of its "better" markets, at least where it has yet to be outsold by the PS4 (but will happen eventually). Yes, it bombed hard, but the home console market isn't great there either, so it's a combination of the two. Even the mighty Wii only sold 12 million in Japan out of 101 million total.
 

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Sadist

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Splatoon really helped it this year by reaching that nummber.

It's not fantastic, but seeing where console gaming is right now in Japan it's okayish for a system without a steady stream of releases.
 

Nishastra

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I think a lot of people in this thread have absolutely no idea what the sales numbers are like in Japan. The Wii U is the #1 console this generation so far.
 

Jito

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How? Those numbers show the opposite from where I am sitting. Please explain where you get "bombed" from.

How can you still be in denial? It's pretty clear the Wii U hasn't sold as well as hoped.
 

Yasumi

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3 million isn't good. The PlayStation Vita is at 4.6 million now.

I mean, I guess we could compare it to the Xbox One if we want to talk about bombs... but it's all relative.

Just for comparison, in about the same period of time the Vita had sold 3.5 million units.
 

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How much are the other consoles in Japan now?
Code:
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| 3DS # |    120.105 |    154.818 |    153.166 |  2.347.554 |    153.166 |  20.185.999 |
|  PS4  |     65.427 |     53.023 |     42.216 |  1.330.410 |     42.216 |   2.301.077 |
| PSV # |     64.481 |     74.330 |     58.005 |  1.069.471 |     58.005 |   4.593.398 |
|  WIU  |     53.547 |     92.801 |     30.031 |    877.082 |     30.031 |   3.020.662 |
|  PS3  |      4.221 |      3.994 |     17.867 |    219.103 |     17.867 |  10.388.094 |
|  XB1  |        765 |        490 |        637 |     20.624 |        637 |      63.891 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    308.546 |    379.456 |    301.922 |  5.864.244 |    301.922 |  40.553.121 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| PSVTV |        670 |      1.167 |      1.305 |     35.239 |      1.305 |     185.452 |
|  PSV  |     63.811 |     73.163 |     56.700 |  1.034.232 |     56.700 |   4.407.946 |
|n-3DSLL|     73.778 |    107.374 |     76.439 |  1.603.058 |     76.439 |   2.470.116 |
| n-3DS |     21.501 |     29.252 |     40.338 |    463.142 |     40.338 |     832.448 |
| 3DSLL |      3.205 |      5.083 |     19.096 |    110.640 |     19.096 |   6.943.263 |
|  3DS  |     21.621 |     13.109 |     17.293 |    170.714 |     17.293 |   9.940.172 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

From the media create thread
 

Sulik2

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Three million actually isn't that bad considering the home console market in Japan. Its only selling 10 Million in the rest of the word in three years thats brutal.
 

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Well, that's not great but I hope nobody compares it to....


You know it's sad but true. Given that the Wii U is at ~11 million, seeing 3 million in Japan isn't too hot. For PS4 it doesn't matter as much, but Wii U had to do better in Japan this gen given how Europe in particular didn't bite.

I love my Wii U.
 

Human_me

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Man, I thought it sold more than that in Japan, truly surprising.

And still, Splatoon sold around 1,1mil copies there, didn't it? It's crazy good for a new IP.

Edit: 1,1mil and still going.

Just goes to show how great Splatoon is.
If Nintendo don't port it over to the NX as a launch title then that's a missed opportunity.
 

clevbrowns94

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Splatoon really helped it this year by reaching that nummber.

It's not fantastic, but seeing where console gaming is right now in Japan it's okayish for a system without a steady stream of releases.

Yeah, it's been cool to see Splatoon move some consoles and hardware up YOY despite the NX on the horizon, even if the numbers are just okay at best.

I guess on another bright side, it's selling more than about 100 units per week, i.e.. the Xbox One.
 

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3 million isn't good. The PlayStation Vita is at 4.6 million now.

I mean, I guess we could compare it to the Xbox One if we want to talk about bombs... but it's all relative.

And Japan is a mostly portable/Mobile market now. So it should in no way be expected to compare. Look at the PS4 which has a 36m WW install base but only 2.2 in JP. Look what the GC did 4m. The DC 2.6m the Genesis 3.6m.


IMHO I think 3m now and a possible 4m lifetime is all in all pretty solid. Not going to break any records but NOT a bomb. Honestly 2 years ago most would have doubted it woudl cross the 3m line... and it has and still has some steam left.


How can you still be in denial? It's pretty clear the Wii U hasn't sold as well as hoped.
Not Denial. But if you look at the facts it is doing al right. Not a leader for sure and I would agree not doing as well as NINTENDO expected pre launch. But I would not call it a bomb. Just look at the YOY sales growth.
 

oti

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Let's hope for Nintendo that their Nintendo-like solution... is a good solution.

HEYYYYONUH, that's wasn't good, I'm sorry.
 

Xion_Stellar

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There's something to be said about the failure of the Wii U (or Console Market in that region for that matter) when even my beloved PS Vita is outselling the Wii U there.
 

AmuroChan

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How? Those numbers show the opposite from where I am sitting. Please explain where you get "bombed" from.

Really? I don't think the Nintendo executives are thinking that the WiiU is such a huge success selling 3 million units on their home turf, especially when its predecessor sold more than 4x that number.