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Nintendo Q2 financials: 300k Wii U consoles sold in quarter, software up

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 08:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo has published its second-quarter financial report. During the period some 300,000 Wii U consoles were sold as the company struggles to hit its year target of 9 million units. Meanwhile, 3DS hardware sales are down 22%.

The report was posted today and picked up by Eurogamer. The company confirmed an operating loss of ¥23.28 billion / $237 million, which marks a 20% year-on-year improvement. Net sales totalled ¥196.5 billion.

In hardware, for the period between July and September 2013, Nintendo managed to sell 300,000 Wii U consoles, which is an 87% increase on the previous quarter. That’s 460,000 units for the six-month period ended September 2013.

The company has not edited its 9 million Wii U console sale forecast for the fiscal year, despite now sitting at 3.91 million units sold worldwide since launch. It seems improbable now, but the uptake of units must come as encouraging to the company, which has seen a slow start across all territories.

Wii U software – on the other hand – saw a significant 400% leap in sales in Q2, totalling life-time sales of units worldwide, with Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD championed in Nintendo’s report.

The investors note said of Wii U’s performance, “The Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo’s profits.”

Meanwhile in handheld, 3DS console sales hit 3.89 million units for the period, while software sales hit 27.38 million. The console has sold 34.98 million units since it launched.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has proven to be a huge success with 2.49 million units sold in the period. Nintendo also noted “steady sales” of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Nintendo has maintained its projection of ¥100 billion operating income target, and has noted the release of Pokemon X & Y, the 2DS console and Super Mario 3D world as key drivers moving forward. The company is targeting big first-party releases moving forward to continue its momentum.

What do you make of the figures above? Let us know below.

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86 Comments

  1. fengato

    What do I make of the figures? Nintendo are finally realising that they need to sell real games – to people who actually buy and care about games. About fookin time.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    I dont know what drug Iwata and co. are taking, but it surely works hard.

    Their forecast for this FY-
    1. 9 million Wii Us (not even 500k in half the year, so they think they will sell 8.5 million in 6 months. Joke)
    2. 100 million yen (about $1 billion) profit, after $200million loss this Q. LOL.

    Wii U is bleeding, 3DS is down over a million compared to last year (2ds effect is unknown , so it can rebound).

    And a $200 million operating loss.

    They are losing the plot, badly.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    I am out unless a shitstorm doesn’t occur.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. FabioPal

    “totalling 5.27 million units worldwide”

    5.27M units. Total. Wow.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Erthazus

    WiiU just can’t compete with any system at all. Not just consoles.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. game_on

    I’m not a financial expert (far from that), but the CVG article states a profit of $6.1 million. How does that add up to the $237 million loss in this article?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dave Cook

    @6 They’ve fucked up it seems. Their piece has been edited. Finding a better source. Bear with me.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 Fixed. Sorry about that. Seems CVG’s numbers were a little off. It happens though. Those report documents are minefields for the eyes and brain.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Legendaryboss

    @8
    You go girl! strut your stuff! :)

    #9 1 year ago
  10. game_on

    @Dave
    Thanks for the update!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @10 no problem :)

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    So whenever Nintendo fixes the problems they have instead of feigning ignorance like its fanbase, maybe sales would be better/not down: but that is remaining a distant dream now.

    Huh? Honestly I was expecting a better effort of damage control and the repeating of what will happen once Game X, Y and others arrive, huh? Did very well for Nintendo that did. Oh well another day another game to cross off a magical list.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. mistermogul

    @3 – lol!

    :)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Dragon

    now here is something that is truly disturbing about Wii U sales-
    Regional breakdown Wii Us shipped-:
    140k Japan
    170K NA
    -20K Europe/Other
    You are seeing it right, negative shipments. I have never seen that ever. And previous quarter it was 10k only.
    Edit- Or zero shipments. Read the official report and couldnt find that negative shipment point, although many who have read it are saying that, so I may have missed something. Although it doesn’t matter. Ninty report states 10k Wii Us sold outside US and Japan this FY. Horrifying performance.

    Wii U is already dead in all of the world except US and Japan.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    I feel great pity for all the people who won’t play Mario 3D World with good friends this Christmas.

    Booting up your PS4′s / Xbone’s (after the updates obviously), and putting in Killzone / Ryse into the system for the first time…

    Hearts fluttering as the see TEH NEXT GEN GRAPHIX… It’s happening!!! Next gen is finally here!!! (a small moist patch appears)

    Then after 2 hours of QTE’s / Slow motion room breaching, a pang of familiarity kicks in…

    Hmmm… what is this feeling? It won’t go away?!

    Then… Far off into the distance you faintly hear:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65uNCLBTje0

    You put your pad down and press your nose against the cold frosty window…

    You see a house across the road, it’s warm and inviting… And, staring through the window you see a group of friends and family laughing and joking…

    Why are they so happy? They appear to be playing a game of some description…

    You look at the TV in their house, your eyes are immeadiatly blasted with a bright light! You fall back, what was that?!!!

    Then you realise… It was a Videogame!!! You stare back at Killzone Shadow Fall:

    http://h-7.abload.de/img/2011041520254523iuku.jpg

    Yuck… It’s so grey and brown… Your eyes vomit all over the floor in disgust. You press your face back up against the window… What game is this?

    Then you realise:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XlAwgjjcjkQ/TddDeoOI-eI/AAAAAAAACqQ/nZIgU7-SAOc/s320/Sexy_Mario_and_Luigi_by_coffeejelly.jpg

    It’s Mario!!! You realise what has been missing in your life as you head over the road through the snow to that warm beckoning house…

    You can hear the laughter as you approach the door and when it opens you are greeted with an assualt on your senses…

    It’s good to be home…

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    @15
    Cool story bro.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. fengato

    @14 Well I’m confused – what are negative shipments exactly?

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Dragon

    @16,
    Agreed. Very cool.
    Too cool.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dragon

    @17,
    Ah, my bad. Zero shipment it is. Please check the edit.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. fengato

    @19 – things are bad, though not bad enough for 20K returns :-D.

    I think Gourmet experienced this kind of Christmas one year:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqWQVVuU

    #20 1 year ago
  21. pcbros

    “Nintendo managed to sell 300,000 Wii U consoles, which is an 87% increase on the previous quarter… the uptake of units must come as encouraging to the company.”

    An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…

    “Wii U software… saw a significant 400% leap in sales in Q2, totalling life-time sales of units worldwide”

    An increase in Wii U software sales as well.

    Yet somehow people are still bent on talking about Nintendo’s epic fail, while others are just trying to provoke a “crapstorm”.

    I’ll take this as a small positive step and pass on the bait…

    #21 1 year ago
  22. DrDamn

    @15
    Interesting use of a Gears pic to illustrate KZ:SF which has been noted for it’s more expansive colour palette. When does the laughter turn to tears as they realise it’s the same as the 3DS game they already played but with a cat suit? ;)

    WiiU hardware and software sales improved but no where near where they should be considering this covered the official recent price drop and some high profile releases.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Clupula

    The article probably should make mention of how more units were shipped back to Nintendo in Europe than actually sold.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. monkeygourmet

    @22
    :) I was trying to make people rage!

    If the good titles keep rolling out (1 a month is good), then no probs. If however, they do something like cancel Zelda because they are canning the system, then yeah, not so cool.

    Bad sales do not take away good games unless they can the system. Until Nintendo does that prematurially, then it’s not really a concern for me.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. DrDamn

    @24
    Agreed. They do need to maintain some momentum though.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. pcbros

    #22 – “WiiU hardware and software sales improved but no where near where they should be”

    You nailed it. Positive news for the Wii U but still not good enough overall.

    I personally still think the price is too high (only $100 cheaper than a PS4) and there are still too few high profile games. I think they still have a chance to make the Wii U relatively successful. I just don’t know if they will be able to drop the price much more. For me, they need to get it as close as possible to $200.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. jakrabbit

    @monkeygourmet your creative writing would make a great advertisement for the Wii U, and in my opinion far better than anything their own marketing guru’s have come up with to date.
    I’m waiting for Iwata to step down which probably will be at the beginning of the next financial year, I think he became a bit over confident from the Wii’s success

    #27 1 year ago
  28. DrDamn

    @26
    Agree, it needs to be the very clear budget alternative.

    In terms of being a resounding success then this year and this Christmas was crucial and they just don’t have enough of the right big hitters available. In my opinion they needed Mario Kart & one other known franchise which clearly demonstrated the value of the controller this year. Having missed both of those I still think they will pick up numbers and continue support with great titles, but this year will go down as a huge missed opportunity.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    That Nintendo are not changing their forecast given the figures just reported is astonishing.

    And it’s nice to see some percentages with context. I guess that’s the difference between delivering afinancial report instead of a mere PR statement.

    JM

    #29 1 year ago
  30. polygem

    let me quote Iwata: “When we talk about Nintendo we cannot ignore (former president) Hiroshi Yamauchi who just recently passed away. He always said that if you have failure, you don’t need to be too concerned. You always have good things and bad, and this reflects the history of Nintendo. If you do the same thing as others, it will wear you out. Nintendo is not good at competing so we always have to challenge [the status quo] by making something new, rather than competing in an existing market.”

    wiiu sales aren´t good – that does not mean that IN THE LONG RUN this will lead towards a bad situation for nintendo.
    nintendo are probably the best in the games industry at focussing on their strenghts, on their ip´s and making them extremely strong and succesfull businesswise. no other company in gaming has that many strong franchises and such a clear, constant vision and believeable corporate idenditiy over decades.
    iwata is a great ceo – that wiiu isn´t doing so well doesn´t mean it is a failure for the company as a whole if you have the bigger picture in mind which is- keeping nintendo reputation strong, great ip´s, innovative and creative hardware and game ideas that are different to other experiences available.
    the wiiu doesn´t hurt nintendos reputation at all. it´s a solid system and nothing to be ashamed of. it´s about a long term vison. look at the last 30 years, look at where nintendo are standing now, even with it´s virtual boy, even gamecube partially. yes, these machines could have been more succesful but in the long run they are no failures just lessons learned. it´s a matter of perspective. nintendo only grew stronger and stronger over the years. a guy like iwata, who is able to have a vision in mind and then focus on that is a rare breed but indeed, in the long run, good for a corporation. no way he should be fired, he´s totally the right guy in the right position at the right time.

    sorry for typos and bad grammar. rushed. you get the message.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. stealth

    Nintendo will be fine. A lot of over reaction here.

    3ds is doing AMAZING. Its pretty remarkable. Sales dont constantly increase.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. stealth

    Nintendo did have profit. 6.1 million. The loss was before the revenue. You guys should learn finance.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. DrDamn

    @32
    http://www.4-traders.com/NINTENDO-CO-LTD-6491906/news/Nintendo-Co-Ltd–Nintendo-Racks-Up-Operating-Loss-17409872/

    It’s an operating loss.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. stealth

    An operating loss before net profit. They made net profit

    ” Favourable exchange rates meant the company turned a small profit of ¥600 million ($6.1 million), which is still a marked improvement over the previous year’s loss of ¥28 billion ($186 million).”

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/30/wii-u-nintendo-sells-under-500000-in-six-months

    #34 1 year ago
  35. stealth

    That article you linked to buy the way is full of generalized mis information

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Dragon

    @12,
    “Honestly I was expecting a better effort of damage control and the repeating of what will happen once Game X, Y and others arrive, huh? Did very well for Nintendo that did. Oh well another day another game to cross off a magical list.”
    They were just late, but they are here.

    As expected, spin doctors here are more concerned about “Wii U haters” than Wii U itself, despite damning numbers in front.
    Whatever floats their boat I guess. Its just hilarious how much people try to escape the reality.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. stealth

    ^ Wii U has outsold the ps3 so far year 1 and is on pace to sell more than the 360 did year one.

    And your saying its impossible for things to get better? arrogant are you?

    The reality is this is a new system. Period

    #37 1 year ago
  38. The_Red

    @33
    Dude, it’s stealth. He/she is like all VG247′s fanboys + all of its trolls times 2 when it comes to defending Nintendo.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. pcbros

    @36 – We are all talking about the increase in sales. Some view it as pathetic, some as encouraging. Not a lot of talk about Wii U haters. You can see equal amounts of talk about “Ninty” fans as well.

    Not seeing your point.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Dragon

    “arrogant are you?”
    Getting hurt when someone shows the truth.

    Keep shouting. Numbers are clear.

    @38,
    Makes sense.

    @39,
    Oh? Who said this?
    “An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…”
    Live and let live.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. stealth

    The truth is, all new systems do horribly in the beginning but dooming it is the height of stupidity.

    People doomed the 3ds and now its the most successful system on the planet.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Legendaryboss

    @37
    What year is it Stealth? Could have sworn we were in 2013 not 2005/6/7.

    The reailty is that Wii U is in a bad place sales wise compared to its competition, the reailty is that it was a new system a year ago.

    Another concerning factor is how quick people are to forbid people for pointing out problems with Nintendo, never seems to be the case they take on with MS/Sony.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Dragon

    @LB,
    And Wiiu is doing worse than what PS3/360 did, he is just spinning it wrong. Its the worst numbers in years for any console.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. polygem

    @dragon and legendaryboss: it’s getting a bit repetitive, don’t you think? we’re getting your point. it smells like a biased mess every single time but we’re getting it. do you really think you have to post the same posts over and over and over again?

    :)

    #44 1 year ago
  45. DrDamn

    @37
    “Wii U has outsold the ps3 so far year 1 and is on pace to sell more than the 360 did year one.”

    WiiU sales are currently 3.91 million, in September 2007 i.e. after the same amount of time PS3 sales were 5.63m.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-10-30-nintendo-sells-more-wii-us-but-admits-its-still-hurting-profits
    http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_3

    #45 1 year ago
  46. pcbros

    @40 – “As expected, spin doctors here are more concerned about “Wii U haters” than Wii U itself”

    All my comments refer to Wii U sales vs one reference to Wii U haters. So I fail to see how the focus was on Wii U haters.

    I said, “An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…”

    Do you like the Wii U or do you hate it? Are you encouraged by the sales increase?

    If you like the Wii U or are indifferent about it, you wouldn’t make such an effort to highlight it’s failures in every Nintendo sales article. You even make sure to highlight in bold it’s poor numbers.

    I respect your opinion but I fail to see what drives you to point out the same thing in every article. I like Nintendo and I hope they can succeed some how. My posts reflect that.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Joe Musashi

    CTRL+F, “Hater”

    Nobody mentioned “Hater” before you did. And since then the only mention of haters has been to quote and reference your bringing that term up in the first place.

    Don’t complain about the smoke when you’re the one starting fires.

    JM

    #47 1 year ago
  48. dreamcastnews

    Here’s to another 100+ Nintendo thread ‘shitstorm’.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. stealth

    ^ tell me about it

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Francis O

    @37

    Don’t try to talk sense into Dragon, he doesn’t want to compare the first year’s of the Wii U to the PS3 or Xbox 360, because that’s where he has no numbers to back up his stupid claims that the Wii U is dead.

    Dragon is the master of the “fake console wars”. Damage control for Sony, bash the hell out of Nintendo because he is a corporate slave to Sony.

    Don’t listen to this Drone Dragon. He is more concerned about sales than ACTUALLY PLAYING good games. Which is why he is a poser and fake gamer.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Legendaryboss

    ^ The irony, below irrelevant and based on thin air.

    And here we go: Now i’m out.

    Edit: @Michael
    Read that post fully.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Francis O

    There is no irony, I play all systems and see the good in all systems. That’s a fact.

    Unlike you Legendaryboss. At least if I talk about sales, I actually have all the systems I TALK ABOUT. Even a freaking Vita which I just bought

    So please do yourself a favor and Fu#koff

    #52 1 year ago
  53. pcbros

    @47 – Funny how you’re ok with someone calling an entire fan base ignorant but you get offended when I mention how Wii U haters will always point out the negative and ignore the positive.

    Typical JM…

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @51 You said you were out nearly 59 poats ago. You’ve also edited your post with additional sentences at least three times, in the last 15 minutes since making that post.

    If you keep poking the bear, quit acting surprised when he rips your face off. Stop goading people then playing innocent.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. zinc

    @54, Surely that’s “poking the bear”?

    Unless your talking about Chuck Norris’s beard?

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Ireland Michael

    @55 -_-

    Typo. =P

    #56 1 year ago
  57. fearmonkey

    @55 – I thought the same thing, “poking the beard”. I just figured it was some non US analogy or something lol.

    @56 – lol, sometimes typos are funny, should have kept it.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. sebastien rivas

    Happy news for Nintendo.
    Happy it is finally taking off.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Professor Zoom

    Francis, ignore that retard, he’s seriously a troll, writing on a site 24 hours a day.

    Lengendarytroll you argue with everybody here, you always comment here, sometimes I see you answering my posts 1 or 2 minutes after me writing one, you argue with me who don’t like Nintendo, and you argue with those who do like Nintendo, you even argue with those who like PS3 and enjoy playing on that, don’t you have better things to do? Get a life dude.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Joe Musashi

    @53 Not commenting on something doesn’t mean somebody is “ok” about it. That’s merely assumption on your part.

    And it’s also a rather obvious side-stepping of your unhelpful introducing ‘wii u haters’ as a term when it’s both unneeded and unfounded. Making such a generalism inaccurate and it’s little more than a preemptive effort to dismiss a view that may not fall in line with the one you’d prefer to see.

    Look at the sheer volume of vitriolic fiction, deflection and dismissals raised in light of simple, clear, factual information. As telling as it always is.

    Same old same old.

    JM

    #60 1 year ago
  61. polygem

    “President Satoru Iwata said that the success of Nintendo’s newest console and the future direction of the firm were riding on the performance of a slate of new games during the upcoming holiday sales season. Once those results were in, Nintendo executives would review them to decide “what the company needs to do, over the long-term, about its platform,” Mr. Iwata said.

    In the past, Mr. Iwata has said doing so could mean death for the company, which relies on the lure of its games to convince players to buy its hardware. On Wednesday, Mr. Iwata’s stance appeared to have softened, although he still maintained that the company’s fortunes could turn around with upcoming releases of key titles such as “Super Mario 3D World,” “Wii Party U,” and “Wii Fit U.”

    “One game has the power to change everything,” Mr. Iwata said, smiling often during the meeting with reporters, which lasted almost an hour beyond the initially scheduled 30 minutes. ”Are we satisfied with these sales results? No. Is it impossible to recover from this? No.” Mr. Iwata, who has said he is committed to the operating-profit target, put on a brave face, telling reporters that that target was still achievable”

    source: mynintendonews

    http://mynintendonews.com/2013/10/30/iwata-is-naturally-unhappy-with-q2-2014-results-but-claims-major-overhaul-isnt-necessary/

    #61 1 year ago
  62. pcbros

    @60 – The fact you took the time to cherry pick my statement, which did not specifically target anyone, reveals a lot about your true intentions.

    You can hide and say, “it’s merely assumption on your part”, but it doesn’t take much to connect the dots.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. Joe Musashi

    Besides your own repeated side-stepping of your unnecessary and inaccurate “wii u haters” generalism, nobody is doing any hiding.

    Just as you have before, in the absence of legitimate information, you have chosen to create your own and are running with it.

    Same old same old.

    JM

    #63 1 year ago
  64. polygem

    @pcbros: don’t dance the dance with the ninja. he’s out of tune. no matter what you’ll say. he’ll twist and spin it. it’s his number one hobby.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. Ireland Michael

    Lets all kiss and make up.

    #65 1 year ago
  66. Joe Musashi

    Telling, isn’t it, that another one fond of labelling others as ‘hater’ when they don’t share their views, should encourage such behaviour in another.

    Spin, fiction, attacks, name-calling, deflection and dismissals. Always coming from the same quarters.

    JM

    #66 1 year ago
  67. polygem

    *kisses everyone*
    *shivers*
    *leaves*

    #67 1 year ago
  68. Ireland Michael

    @66 KISS AND MAKE UP, DAMMIT!

    #68 1 year ago
  69. pcbros

    @63 – “An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…”

    ^^^ That’s the statement that some how offended you.

    Since you love facts and hate assumptions, what is wrong with that statement? Are you saying that Wii U haters are indeed encouraged and happy about the increase in sales?

    Please provide “legitimate information” to back up your response.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. Dragon

    @54,
    You have a problem with #51, but not the fanboy drivel written in #50?
    I am sure you delete those same type of comments of DaMan aimed at you in the forums every time.
    Double standards?

    @pcbros,
    I am sure you didn’t realised it due to your positivity about Ninty, but I am a realist. I just state the facts about companies.
    I will be the first one to acknowledge I was wrong if Wii U ever bounces back, but it wont happen. Its already dead outside US and Japan, there is no disputing that.
    Funny thing, no one here has a problem when I or anyone else comment regarding facts about MS, Sony and others. I was in MS charts (and posted relevant facts about them, no one squatted), and most here weren’t, yet change in company and see.

    @Polygem,
    I don’t have a problem with you being a Wii U promoter. I don’t think you should have a problem with me stating facts.
    Live and let live.

    …….

    Well, that’s about all I wanted to say. I will save some of my virtual ink for Sony Q2 results due in a few hours. See ya all there ;)

    #70 1 year ago
  71. Joe Musashi

    @69 Nice try, but no. Your fondness for continually making shortsighted assumptions keeps betraying you.

    Introducing the generalism you introduced (and have repeatedly tried to foist on to others since) and then pretending your obvious and continually side-stepping of queries as to why you felt the need to label people as haters in the first place is what is the crux of this.

    That you persistently fail to see your contradictory behaviour (or are simply being deliberately obtuse and keep deflecting so as to avoid acknowldgeing what you wrote) has become increasingly damaging to you.

    Every additional side-step, each new attempt at deflection, each reply that refuses acknowledgement damns you further.

    JM

    #71 1 year ago
  72. Ireland Michael

    @70 I delete *all* comments from DaMan of an inflammatory nature on the forums, whether they’re aimed at me or anyone else, after being given permission to do so.

    I wasn’t comparing your posts to that kind of extremity at all. You’re not going around mocking every single user on the site and calling people mentally retarded.

    Just trying to offer some friendly advice, that’s all. *shrugs*

    #72 1 year ago
  73. Dragon

    @72,
    Not at me, but I don’t think LB was at fault there. The most inflammatory comment here is #50 don’t you think?

    Just to clarify on my earlier comment, there are indeed call backs on WiiU this year, 20k units have been returned back, hence its negative shipments. So, the numbers are-
    140k Japan
    170K NA
    -20K Europe/Other
    First time ever for a console probably. Horrendously bad.

    #73 1 year ago
  74. polygem

    @68: ok, here is kiss AND make up then.

    http://giphy.com/gifs/gxqz7tcFwH2Ni/

    #74 1 year ago
  75. fearmonkey

    @Polygem – don’t dance the dance with the ninja – -omg I so want to use that for a song…lol

    #75 1 year ago
  76. polygem

    you can have it =)

    #76 1 year ago
  77. Ireland Michael

    @74 Funny.

    #77 1 year ago
  78. pcbros

    @71 – As you have done so many times in the past, you totally avoid the question and resort to twisted, philosophical comments full of vague, opinionated points.

    Typical…

    #78 1 year ago
  79. pcbros

    @70 – I understand how you feel about the Wii U. I never said the Wii U was selling well. I don’t think the Wii U is in a good position neither. I don’t even own a Wii U. I never questioned your facts or data. I see it.

    But how can you not see that going to Nintendo articles, just to declare it’s death constantly is not annoying to Nintendo fans? Whether it be true or not.

    You have the right to post those comments however, just like we have the right to post our own.

    Btw, just so you know, at the end of the day, I don’t hold a grudge… not even to those commenting from the 27th dimension.

    #79 1 year ago
  80. Joe Musashi

    Deflection. Again.

    Point proven. Again.

    Re-read #71. You keep damning yourself with every post.

    Perhaps next time you stride into a discussion you won’t make such a childish effort to control it by calling others ‘haters’ pre-emptively just in case they don’t share your narrow views. Your behaviour to being asked about your childish strategy was to act like a child – pouting and deflecting and resorting to name-calling. Grow up.

    JM

    #80 1 year ago
  81. Ireland Michael

    @78 You do realise if even one of you stopped, this stupid argument would end instantly, right?

    Why are you wasting your breath?

    #81 1 year ago
  82. pcbros

    ^^^ Good point…

    #82 1 year ago
  83. YoungZer0

    @82: Don’t listen to him, keep going.

    #83 1 year ago
  84. DarkElfa

    The Wii U is the only console I own. It was a gift and I use it for Netflix upstairs.

    It’s nice to go from main TV to personal viewing on the controller in a touch.

    #84 1 year ago
  85. pcbros

    @84 – Do you have any games for it?

    #85 1 year ago
  86. kensredemption

    Here I thought IGN was bad…some people seriously need to learn the meaning of “live and let live”.

    #86 1 year ago

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    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

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

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

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

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

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

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

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

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

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

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

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

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

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

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]