Nintendo lists Wii U sales (in 2012) as 1.9million

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2 years ago#1
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510874

2012 Hardware Sales

EUROPE JAPAN US TOTAL
PS3 4,343,500 1,223,699 3,410,000 8,977,000
360 3,015,500 77,789 5,320,000 8,413,000
WII 2,042,000 475,615 1,960,000 4,478,000
WIU 425,000 627,287 890,000 1,942,000

Or am I just reading that wrong?
2 years ago#2
No,but those are sold to consumers figures,don't mix them with shipped units.Also US+Japan+Europe* only.But it gives a pretty good idea what is happening in the world.
Nintendo is really good and open when it comes to sales data info/trends,MS is zzz,Sony is total yuck(they hide everything).

*Covered by sales data trackers
2 years ago#3
I'm pretty sure this is wrong. Various sources have recently reported 3.1 million sales worldwide, and I sincerely doubt the Wii U sold 2.2 million only in January.
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2 years ago#4
From: pbandjames | #003
I'm pretty sure this is wrong. Various sources have recently reported 3.1 million sales worldwide, and I sincerely doubt the Wii U sold 2.2 million only in January.


I believe you are talking about shipped numbers, whereas these are the sold to consumers numbers. This also explains why Nintendo lowered their forecast for hardware sold.
2 years ago#5
Somewhat surprised at how badly Wii sales collapsed in 2012 (in Japan and North America) and how amazingly the 3DS is doing in Japan compared to how it's doing everywhere else. I knew that both of these things were happening but the extent is surprising.
2 years ago#6
From: Eoin | #005
Somewhat surprised at how badly Wii sales collapsed in 2012 (in Japan and North America) and how amazingly the 3DS is doing in Japan compared to how it's doing everywhere else. I knew that both of these things were happening but the extent is surprising.


Indeed. I think Nintendo can turn the Wii U around but it's going to take a lot of work.
2 years ago#7
Icecreamdunwich posted...
From: pbandjames | #003
I'm pretty sure this is wrong. Various sources have recently reported 3.1 million sales worldwide, and I sincerely doubt the Wii U sold 2.2 million only in January.


I believe you are talking about shipped numbers, whereas these are the sold to consumers numbers. This also explains why Nintendo lowered their forecast for hardware sold.


No. I just looked it up:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/01/30/nintendo-financials-reveal-wii-u-sales

You can find the words "sold 3.06 million" in various other articles as well.
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2 years ago#8
From: pbandjames | #007
Icecreamdunwich posted...
From: pbandjames | #003
I'm pretty sure this is wrong. Various sources have recently reported 3.1 million sales worldwide, and I sincerely doubt the Wii U sold 2.2 million only in January.


I believe you are talking about shipped numbers, whereas these are the sold to consumers numbers. This also explains why Nintendo lowered their forecast for hardware sold.


No. I just looked it up:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/01/30/nintendo-financials-reveal-wii-u-sales

You can find the words "sold 3.06 million" in various other articles as well.


Again, that is shipped and these are sold to consumers. Different numbers.
2 years ago#9
No. I just looked it up:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/01/30/nintendo-financials-reveal-wii-u-sales

You can find the words "sold 3.06 million" in various other articles as well.


sold to retailers, not consumers
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2 years ago#10
OtakuGamera posted...
No. I just looked it up:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/01/30/nintendo-financials-reveal-wii-u-sales

You can find the words "sold 3.06 million" in various other articles as well.

sold to retailers, not consumers


Exactly. Which is why they lowered their forecast as retailers aren't going to buy 2 million more units when they still have 1.1 million piling up on the shelves.
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