Wii u is selling less then vita in UK !!!!

#21MotiJrPosted 2/8/2013 9:42:33 AM(edited)
The UK loves Sony and had done so for many many years. You have a large chav population who consider PS3 as the only system available so there's that. Wii U isn't doing so hot here for many factors. Price of eshop games are incredibly high due to EU law dictating that retailers price games. Nintendo can only sell at RRP otherwise retailers will refuse to stock products. Xbox and PS3 are much more well established and are cheaper than the Wii U. We are supposedly heading into a triple dip recession with the economy in the toilet and so, very few people are looking to purchase luxury goods especially something new on the market. Either way, the Wii U has a struggle on its hands but it certainly doesn't spell doom for Nintendo and anyone who thinks so needs a reality check. Considering how much better than the previous gen systems this has sold and it is still being considered are poorly selling suggests that the bar has been set incredibly high for this generation. All 3 companies have a huge upward battle this gen.
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#22SebVettelPosted 2/8/2013 9:49:12 AM
34 000 pieces of software? That's... not great to say the least.
#23RisingWaterPosted 2/8/2013 10:11:16 AM
To people mentioning EU

This is the percent of marketshare the Wii U had in each country last year:

France: 4.20%
UK: 3.08%
Germany: 3.08%
Netherlands: 2.24%
Belgium: 1.96%
Italy: 1.68%
Spain: 1.12%

Source is Nintendo financial report.
#24knightimexPosted 2/8/2013 2:15:37 PM
LOL UK and video games.
UK has NEVER been relevant in anything gaming.
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#25Beatperson14Posted 2/8/2013 2:17:24 PM
Glad to see Vita is doing good
#26Board_hunter567Posted 2/8/2013 2:27:22 PM(edited)
More or less to be expected.
There aren't many releases, the best selling titles aren't available on the Wii U (besides BLOPS 2, but then why would you not want to play with your Live/PSN buddies), and it's physically hard to find Wii U units and games over there.
#27GloryChaosPosted 2/8/2013 2:28:36 PM
You can't sell software when there isn't any software to sell.
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#28Eddie_Bhoy_1888Posted 2/8/2013 2:38:29 PM
I'm in the UK and I didn't see a single Wii U advert until it was already released, and even then I can count the times I've seen one on 10 fingers.
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