Remember a few weeks ago when we said that the Xbox One was already about to outsell the Wii U in total sales to date in the UK? Well unfortunately for Nintendo (and especially their UK marketing tea), it’s now confirmed that within just a few weeks of launches of the Xbox One and PS4, both systems have handily outdone the Wii U in total sales. Or in other words, they’ve each sold more systems in the last few weeks than the Wii U has in this country in about a year or do.
To the point in which the game is currently the lowest selling 3D Mario game in the entire series, even to the point of doing worse than Super Mario 64 DS (a remake). Indeed, in the launch week, the game has merely sold 106,000 copies compared to the two or three times that which every other 3D Mario title has sold. You can find the stats in the full article…
Oh, this isn’t good. Apparently, with 150,000 Xbox One consoles sold in the UK in 48 hours, the new system is literally just a few thousand units away from beating the Wii U’s total lifetime sales in the region. So basically, all of Nintendo UK’s marketing efforts have pretty much been for nought, since their rivals are actually outselling their lifetime ‘records’ in just a matter of days rather than months.
With Nintendo’s financial briefing now available to view on their website, we’ve now got their ‘release schedule’ for October 2013 onwards. But while many of the game release dates are ones we seemingly already know about from things like Nintendo Direct presentations, quite a few of them seem kind of interesting. For example, how Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze still has no confirmed release date for Japan. Or how the next Professor Layton game seems to be out in just a few weeks in Europe, yet is delayed until 2014 in the US for no apparent reason. Want to find out more? Keep reading!
Well, that’s kind of unexpected. I mean sure, there’s that webcomic out there that comments on how Pokemon somehow becomes more ‘socially acceptable’ among college students, but I would have thought the amount of kids buying the latest games in Japan would be significantly higher. Read on to find out more about this trend.
Which in case you’re wondering, is a rather impressive record for a Nintendo published game, given how Pokemon Black and White 2 sold more than 70% less than that in a similar time frame. It’s also the current record for the fastest selling 3DS game to date if you count both titles as the same game (which they are functionally speaking).
Of which they expect to sell 5 million in Japan in that amount of time and a further 13 or so million in other countries around the world. This is an increase from the 13.95 million systems sold in the same period last year. So optimistic figures. But to be honest, I think they’re very realistic ones. Indeed, when you consider how big a seller Pokemon games are on past Nintendo systems, it seems practically trivial that Pokemon X and Y will cause millions of 3DS systems to end up flying off shelves. After all, near enough the entire Pokemon fandom has accepted they’ll need to buy a 3DS by the end of this year to continue playing their favourite […]
Yeah, sales wise these games are doing fantastically so far. For instance, Animal Crossing New Leaf has so far sold over 5 million copies worldwide, which is rather impressive for a 3DS game that hasn’t long been out in regions not called Japan. And Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon is hanging in there too, with a nice 2.7 million copies sold worldwide (for anyone interested, that’s more than the Gamecube game ever sold). Additionally, when you consider that neither game has even been out a full year in all regions, and you add the inevitable long term sales these games will make over time… you’ve got some fairly impressive numbers. So, are you happy with how Animal Crossing New Leaf and […]
In fact, the game has apparently been selling so well over here recently that it’s gone back UP the charts to third place. That’s pretty impressive for a game that’s been on the market for about 3 months already, especially one with as ‘non mainstream’ an appeal as Luigi’s Mansion 2. Here’s the top ten best-selling games in the UK: As you can see, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Far Cry 3 have done a bit better this week. Lego City Undercover? Not so much. Above: Luigi’s Mansion 2 is still selling. And as for Wii U games… yeah, they’re still not charting over here at all. Seriously, even in the full ‘top 40′ games chart, not one Wii U game […]