EU Software Charts (Full week after Wii U Launch)

#11poo111111111111Posted 12/10/2012 9:05:55 AM
While I don't think the UK consumer is innocent (seriously. LOOK at what IS selling.) nor do I think Nintendo have done a great job of advertising the new console. (Yet to have seen any Demo stations up in the North East.)

However I am putting some of the software sales on places like Game and HMV. Most PS3, 360 games are at 39.99. Mario and Nintendoland were 49.99. And COD was 54.99. What is making the new console attractive? Sure a lot of people are thrilled at a new Mario or Nintendoland etc. But Joe Public just sees expensive games. Why buy lil johnnie the Wii U COD when they can buy it for 10-15 cheaper on his old X-Box?
#12The_DjokerPosted 12/10/2012 9:14:28 AM
The game prices are ridiculous. Basically imagine Wii U games in america costing $70-80. That's basically what it's like in UK. Though you CAN get games for standard price online....a lot of parents/kids go to shops and are not going to paythat much. On the other hand, 360/PS3 games are becoming more cheaper. PS3 slim bundle is on a deal now for 150 here. CoD on Wii U costs 60
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#13The_DjokerPosted 12/10/2012 9:16:17 AM(edited)
From: poo111111111111 | #011
While I don't think the UK consumer is innocent (seriously. LOOK at what IS selling.) nor do I think Nintendo have done a great job of advertising the new console. (Yet to have seen any Demo stations up in the North East.)

However I am putting some of the software sales on places like Game and HMV. Most PS3, 360 games are at 39.99. Mario and Nintendoland were 49.99. And COD was 54.99. What is making the new console attractive? Sure a lot of people are thrilled at a new Mario or Nintendoland etc. But Joe Public just sees expensive games. Why buy lil johnnie the Wii U COD when they can buy it for 10-15 cheaper on his old X-Box?



I work in Retail. This system is being advertised, we have tons of familes coming into our stores looking to buy new systems for their kids this christmas and Wii U always gets mentioned but 1/10 people will actually buy it. But Consumers aren't stupid. The system is overpriced and the games are overpriced. There is a recession going on

People need to start using their brains a bit more.
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#14pearl arowanaPosted 12/10/2012 9:56:03 AM
awesome software sales

rofl
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#15tizzywilkillyouPosted 12/10/2012 9:59:02 AM
OtakuGamera posted...
That news only made it onto news sites on Friday, didn't it?

it made it to the news after eurogamer staffs encountered the problem. but who knows how long it has happened before that, could even be since launch.


Irrelevant. If word of mouth caused by that was bad enough to hurt sales, it would've hit new sites sooner. You actually have to own the console already to run into the problem.
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#16GeassMasterPosted 12/10/2012 10:08:08 AM(edited)
I think it's pretty bad if a Wonderbook game is outperforming two of your huge main launch titles.

I remember people trolling the thing. Looks like it's more popular than the Wii U.
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#17trollhunter2Posted 12/10/2012 10:15:28 AM
GeassMaster posted...
I think it's pretty bad if a Wonderbook game is outperforming two of your huge main launch titles.

I remember people trolling the thing. Looks like it's more popular than the Wii U.


wonderbook is pushed very hard in commcercials, hell it even had more marketing than
playstation allstars
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#18ADHDguitarPosted 12/10/2012 10:16:59 AM
Ugh, so much gritty action crap.
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