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Report: UK Wii U sales double in last week

Friday, 29 March 2013 18:05 GMT By Phil Owen

MCV magazine is apparently reporting that last week sales of Wii U systems rose 125 percent. The last two weeks have been eventful for the console, as it saw the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and on Monday HMV began clearing out its stock by offering the Premium Wii U sets with Nintendo Land and ZombiU bundled for £199 — £45 cheaper than the nearest competitor.

Thanks, Nintendo Life

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26 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Good for Nintendo and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, But i still reserve my stance that the Wii U is and always will be for causal gamers.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    Based on previous week’s numbers, that’s pretty bad. As one of the GAF members said, double the amount of nothing is still nothing.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Francis O

    @1 How is the Wii U for casual gamers? Monster Hunter 3 is more hardcore than anything on the PS3 and Xbox 360. And Nintendo has a pipeline of core titles like Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Pikmin, ZombiU, Xenoblade 2, Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101 that are all for core gamers.

    I think the PS3 and Xbox 360 are more for casuals. Kinect, Call of Duty, and Madden/Fifa are all people are buying on those systems.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Francis O

    @2 The first problem is your quoting a GAF member, that site hates the Wii U and Nintendo in general. Second, no double of nothing doesn’t equal nothing, if amount wasn’t zero to begin with.

    A sales jump is a sales jump. And it was spurred by a price cut and software. Once Nintendo get more software out, you can expect those numbers to go up. But they can and will. A GAF member doesn’t know the official numbers, so don’t use him to make your ill suited point.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @3 The Wii U is for Causal gamers, Causal games sell better and ZombiU sold bad (If i weren’t on PS Vita i would link sales numbers). Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate more hardcore than anything on PS3/Xbox360 and those two consoles being more for the causals, Yeah i will have what your smoking. Although i will comprise the Xbox360 has lately been more for the causals and Sony did try to attract the causals in 2012. The PS3/Xbox360 audience is more hardcore than causal (there is a audience for both). Bottomline the Wii U is a causal console, If no GTA game graces it then good luck proving your point. I respect your thoughts just don’t agree with them, sorry.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ruckus

    What’s so hardcore about a sandbox game?_? It’s a great example of a casual game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Francis O

    Lol GTA is one of the most casual friendly games on the market! Shin megami tensei x fire emblem is 10thex more hardcore than gta. Theres going to be permadeath in that game. Gta for core gamers? Lol!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @7 Its seems we have an indifference of opinion so i will just leave as that.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Francis O

    Yeah, cause your definition of a hardcore game is one that’s super easy, and you drive around a city killing people. No complex mechanics, no permadeath, no strategy to learn…. just driving and shooting.

    Casuals love COD, Madden, GTA, FIFA, ect

    Learn what a hardcore game is first. A hardcore game has strategy, depth, complex mechanics, and more. FF7, Fire Emblem, ZombiU, Mass Effect 1, Resident Evil 4, those are hardcore games.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Francis O

    And actually ZombiU didn’t sell bad, It’s over 400,000 units, not counting digital, on a system with about 3 million units sold. Thats pretty good.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    Monster Hunter is more hardcore than anything on PS3/360? Hahaha no.

    It’s Japan’s Call of Duty. Oh, Francis, you never cease to amuse me with your Nintendo spin. Have you tried contacting Reggie for a job?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis I was just giving an example of game that will most likely never end up on Wii U. By causal i mean games like Pokemon, Sport games, and party games those are causal. I never defined what a hardcore gamer is, so stop imagining words and with GTA you can approach it in many ways than what you stated. You can fight with facts/opinions all you want but it does not change the fact the Wii U is a causal console, hardcore games won’t sell well and causal games will sell more, that is the audience the Wii U has get used. I am not saying there are no hardcore games on Nintendo platforms, there are it just won’t sell well.
    Pretty good for ZombiU, nearly good i am pretty sure a game needs to sell 500.000/1Million to break even.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Djoenz

    The Wii targeted casual GAMERS. It doesnt matter if some WiiU games are hardcore the whole system in my eyes still targets casual gamers. Games that tend to be kiddy or well that image has been created by the Wii.

    They released this WiiU way too late.

    GTA is not a casual game if you play the game properly.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    Francis is just being a Nintendo apologist. He doesn’t seem to remember that this is the pattern for almost every Nintendo system since the N64. Release a couple hardcore games at the beginning to try to lure people in and then give them nothing but Mario, Zelda, Smash Brothers, and Mario Kart, ad nauseum. While his Monster Hunter remark is ridiculous, yes, I’ll say Bayonetta 2 and Zombi U are definitely hardcore games. And they’re going to drown in a sea of Nintendoland and Pikmin and Pokemon and all those casual friendly games.

    It’s the exact opposite of what Sony and Microsoft do. Do they release casual games? Sure. They both do. But they’re the minority in a sea of games for mature gamers. Nintendo may once in a blue moon, give a crumb to the hardcore audience, but the majority of the meal is pastel and family friendly.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @13/14 Exactly the point i am trying to make. The image for Nintendo has already been created and it is difficult for me to see otherwise.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    The PC sells more casual focused games then Core focused ones. But I would dare say that some of the most dedicated core gamers I have ever seen thrive on PC.

    Again this entire core vs casual debate is for insecure gamers that have to identify themselves with their game choices. Not that I am a label type guy, but how does playing one video toy make you any different then someone else playing a different video toy?

    Ofc there are differences between different kinds of games. But playing GTA doesn’t make you anything different then playing Pokemon. You are still a person playing a video game. Infact, I dare say that a person who can admit to and enjoy say a Kirby Game is prolly a bit more mature then one that “can’t be seen playing that!” Screw them. Play what you want, you will get more out of your purchases that. Who the hell cares what other people think? I don’t play games for public opinion or profile coolness. I recall spending countless hours and WAY too money playing games in seedy, dark, stinky arcades. No one was there to be cool. I recall playing C64, all alone, in a dark room for days on end. Trust me, no one thought I was cool. It didn’t matter if I played Boulder Dash or Might and Magic on the thing.

    If you are too worried about what game you play because it isn’t Core enough. Trust me when I say this: you will grow up and some point. And if you don’t, your loss.

    I am not claiming that Monster Hunter is a core or casual game. I think it is pretty damn tuff to play. My point is that I don’t think playing it means anything vs playing GTA, FIFA, Kinect or Pokemon. Know what I play most? Civ V. Go try that on for size. Seems like it is a pretty core game to me. When you get done with that, you can try one of my other most played games in recent years Pinball FX(PS3, XB360, WiiU). Hardcore Baby!

    Pet peave of mine: Labels. In the end aren’t we all just playing games anyways? Good Grief.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Dragon246

    @LB,
    Hopefully you have read my comment on that other page, I meant that for other guy.Should have written that better :(
    On topic, its simple. Wii chased the blue ocean strategy aka casual market. Now they are paying the price for ignoring the core console market. I am sure WiiU will be another Mario, Zelda machine, not something people outside Ninty core base wants, something we are seeing in sales.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @Dragon Yeah i saw its cool.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Djoenz

    @16

    I want hardcore games more mature with deep storylines. I dont want to play no freaking pokemon and shit.

    Hell I played Final Fantasy and loved it to death while all my homies never played tht shit because its fantasy. They thought it was unusual I played them but that didnt bother me.

    Its about mature games. Im sick and tired of childish games not about what other people think of me if or when I play them.

    Your analogy is irrelevant imo.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Well I think it all depends on what your point ov view is DJ. And I am not judging, keep in mind. But imo, GTA, for example, Gears of war for another one…are extremly immature. I think they apeal to a demographic that would prolly take offense to what I just said. But imo, they are pretty low on the scale of maturaty. I have enjoyed Gears. So it isn’t that I am somehow above those games or am too good for them. But they are what they are.

    If you break down say Pokemon and break down almost any common jRPG you are going to find a lot of common ties gameplaywise. That gameplay was forged on the FF and DQ games of old. Really the main difference today is that the graphic stylings of the games have varried. When I played Dragon Quest/Warror one on NES. I loved it. It blew me away. It wasn’t the graphics, it was the gameplay, the exploration. Not much has changed, a few tweaks and improvments in todays games in the same genre. However the graphics now alienate a lot of people. The storys focus around kids(they always did), but the art styles and the voices are more elaberate now due to better tech. So that is off putting to some.

    But the actual game is no more kiddie or mature then it once was.

    Pokemon is just a jrpg with collecting elements. Toss in a pet focus, and bang you have Pokemon. I don’t see it as much different then a FF game. Both games are heavy in cliche and rather generic.

    Same can be said for Gears. Typical over macho, space marine, we have seen that a thousand times. The game is full of stereo types and cliches too. And Gears is also rather generic. Doesn’t make it a bad game.

    It also isn’t a choice between one or the other. Tho, I imagine there are gamers out there that can’t play something that doesn’t have what they might refer to as an edge to it. Lots of blood, lots of violence, intense graphics, etc.

    I call most of those types teenagers lol. j/k, well sorta.

    I am a very much play what you like type person. But being older and having seen games go from Pong to today, I have seen alot of things. Most notably and important in this thread, is that people/gamers change.

    Most people consume different media as they age. You might like a Sesame Street/Barny/Blues clues as a young kid, as a tween you might go to digi mon, pokemon or Yugi, as teen maybe you like Scream/final destination/Aliens/Evil Dead, as an adult you might like Olympas fallen or something else. As you age, even as an adult, your tastes will continue to change. It applies to movies, music, and games.

    Ussualy the ones that get hung up on things are indeed the younger minded folks that feel they are proving their matureity with their entertainment selections. It happens all of the time. Like my at the time sons 9 year old freidns boldly telling me that he ONLY plays mature games. Like it meant anything, beside him having poor parents.

    It just is what it is.

    My analogy is spot freaken on man. I have seen it time and time again.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    @Djoenz,
    Again, +1.
    Btw, #20s analogy is generally opposite of what will happen, and he will just run away when proven wrong, never saying a thing about that again. So you are right, its irrelevant imo.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. zinc

    Consider how long Pokemon has been around, I imagine half the players are well into the *mature* category :-)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Djoenz

    @20

    I see where you coming from and I agree with you. However you were implying that those that think the Wii and WiiU are for casual gamers the only reason they dont buy them is because they would feel ashamed or embarrassed and think too much of what other people would think.

    Thats nonsense. Its a matter of preferance.

    I agree GTA and Gears are not that mature and not realistic in several aspects. Pokemon on the other hand has full blown kiddy designs.

    First of all you should ask yourself this question: For what target audience is a certain game targeted?

    GTA is a commercial game basicly targeted for any target group same like COD. The developers and publishers perfectly know well that younger kids buy their games anyway despite age rating.

    I understand your statements and arguments but still think your looking at this the wrong way.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Francis O

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is more of a hardcore game than GTA, there is no Nintendo spin I’m putting on it.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    No doubt that Pokemon is a kid friendly game. But I think the core machanics of the game are such that they(and the game) can be enjoyed by a wide range of gamers. I think a lot of Nintendo franchises are like that. I played the stuffing out of the Yugi card game I bought on Gameboy. I liked it so much I bought the one that came out on Xbox one. I even bought the War of The roses for PS2 and the False Bound Kingdom for Gamecube. Not because I was a Yugi lore fan or a fan of the show.

    But because the gameplay had me hooked. And there are some vastly different games there. False Bound Kingdom reminded me of DragonForce(Saturn) War of Roses reminded me of Shinning Force(Gen/MD) and the card games are just well thought out and put together. I had fun with them all. The gameplay was the attraction. But the fact that the liscence was derived from a childerns TV show didn’t bother me at all.

    Samething about Pokemon. I know full grown men that play it. I also know kids that play it. That doesn’t make it kiddie, it makes it universal.

    The gameplay from most Pokemon games is very deeply rooted in jRPG tradition. I don’t see any difference playing it over a Tales of …game, Dragon Quest game, Star Ocean game, or a FF game. Or even PAX On the Rain Slick Precipese.

    Again I think if people get too caught up on labels, they miss out.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. zinc

    The thing with ninty is they have core frachises specifically aimed at young gamers & these core frachises will never change.

    Its a double barbed hook. Cute to hook the kids & never changing to reel back in the disenfranchied adults, in need of nostalgia.

    Its why they will be always labelled as kid friendly. If you grew up playing these core games, sooner or later YOU WILL GO BACK!!

    #26 2 years ago

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

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  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

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  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

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  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

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  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

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  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

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  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

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  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

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  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

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  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

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  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

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  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

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  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

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  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

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