March NPD Sales for Wii U: 70k. Lowest-selling home console after Wii

#1UncleGrubbyPosted 4/18/2014 7:47:05 AM
Some numbers were recently pinned to the March NPD rankings:

PS4 - Highest Selling, numbers currently undisclosed
X1 - 311k - 2nd place despite Titanfall & discounted bundles
3DS - 159k
PS3 - Numbers Undisclosed
360 - 111k
Wii U - 70k
Wii - 28k
Vita - 10k (ouch!)
PSP - 5K

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/17/u-s-nintendo-3ds-sales-159000-march-wii-u-70k/

Software-wise, Titanfall came in 1st, followed by Infamous Second Son. Neither the 3DS or the Wii U had any software place in the Top 10, with the possible exception of the multiplatform The Lego Movie Game which ranked #9 counting all sales across 9 consoles. Certainly the Wii U contributed negligible numbers there seeing as it has such a small install base.

This is really terrible for Nintendo. 3DS is still doing pretty well but it got outsold by the Vita in March in Japan. If Mario Kart 8 doesn't seriously uptick sales I'm not sure what they can do. They can't float with these weak sales until Holiday 2014 and we hardly have any release dates for anything on Wii U.
#2ZatchBellPosted 4/18/2014 7:49:43 AM
If you ignore the Vita and PSP sales.
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#3toad133Posted 4/18/2014 7:50:12 AM(edited)
They will have to keep afloat regardless of how well they sell. I'm not buying their next console if they up and kill Wii U this/next year because I won't have any faith in them committing to a new console if it bombs again. Just like with Saturn.
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#4UncleGrubby(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2014 7:50:42 AM
ZatchBell posted...
If you ignore the Vita and PSP sales.


"Home Consoles" not handhelds. Regardless, still terrible numbers.
#5WereshovelPosted 4/18/2014 7:50:51 AM
wowza
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#6Superlinkbros89Posted 4/18/2014 7:52:08 AM
Imgine that, a games console with no games selling poorly
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#7Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 4/18/2014 7:56:23 AM
Superlinkbros89 posted...
Imgine that, a games console with no games selling poorly


But I thought PS4 and Xbox1 had no games? They seem to be selling just fine...
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#8ZatchBellPosted 4/18/2014 7:57:30 AM
I know all the trolls are playstation 4 owners as they paid $400 for a system with no games to play. At least xbox one owners are not here trolling and are actually playing their systems. Have fun watching sony sell systems and your system has a really crap line up until probably October.
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#9Wildboy9Posted 4/18/2014 7:58:31 AM
Vits hardware is in a drought getting ready for Vita Slim. That is the reason for 10k. Vita was doing the same numbers in Japan before the Vita Slim released. Geez, you people. >_>
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#10king_maddenPosted 4/18/2014 7:59:58 AM
toad133 posted...
They will have to keep afloat regardless of how well they sell. I'm not buying their next console if they up and kill Wii U this/next year because I won't have any faith in them committing to a new console if it bombs again. Just like with Saturn.


I think they would be fine, only a handful of the vocal minority would get emotional about this, everyone else would buy one as soon as the new Mario games came around. Its not like wiiu has such a strong following now, that starting over would piss off so many lol.