Nintendo has announced that it plans to sell a combined total of 10.5 million Wii and Wii U console during the fiscal year ending March 2013. With Wii sales slowing down, Nintendo clearly hopes the majority of those sales will be for the Wii U which is due for release this holiday season.

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  1. This article was obviously written by a Nintendo fanboy.

    10 million? WiiU won’t come close. Mark my words, WiiU will sell worse than the Vita. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fanboy and an idiot.

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  2. I think it’s very possible. With a holiday launch with awesome games and a Wiimotion Plus boxed in, I think they can make this. The 3DS did, and the Wii U launch line up looks way better than that one. I know I’m gonna pick one up as soon as possible. Leave luck to heaven.

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      • Fiscal year. Not the actual year. If the Wii U is launched in November it will have until April/May 2013 or whenever Nintendo’s fiscal year begins next year.

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        • Precisely. The 3DS sold over 10 million in it’s fiscal year, because it launched right at the beginning. They want to sell 10.5 million Wiis and Wii U’s by March, 4/5 months after the console launches which will be in March (the end of the fiscal year). That will never happen.

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    • I don’t think so. Just think of it this way, how many do you think they will sell with in the first weeks?

      It probably sells a 1Million+ in Japan by itself. 2 million in Asia combined.
      Im guessing another million in North America (Canada, the US, and Mexico). Half a million in South America and another half in Europe.

      That’s 4million a couple weeks after launch with the Holidays waiting. Don’t forget the other 3months left until March. =]

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  3. Yeah! Aeolus will never miss such opportunity to contradict this statement.. You can’t blame him actually, he’s just living up to his father’s expectation.. he’s Pachters son after all.

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  4. I just hope they won’t run out of consoles like before! Took me like 5 months to get a Wii! This console launch looks better than any in recent memory and it will sell… I really think It’ll be $299.99 (little over $400 with other game and extra controller). How’re they gonna sell more Wiis, though?… ?

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  5. Wii U will probably get 8-12 million sales by the end of March 2013. I mean…… Nintendo is doing lots of WIi U Experiences and brand new third party games that will kick other consoles ass. I think it will be very pleasing! :D

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  6. Something’s telling me that Nintendo should aim to launch the Wii U by the end of October. that way, they may very well be back in the strong profits.
    They’re losing a fortune, and I would hate for them to end up diverting to software alone…Come on Nintendo, you can do it!

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    • Nintendo are only loosing money because of Wii sales drops and money going into producing the wiiu and its games. But Nintendo have a shit ton of money, dont worry about them every becoming software only, they wont :p

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    • Am I really the only one here that remembers Nintendo’s statement that if they quit making consoles, they’d stop making games altogether and let their IP’s die rather than make them for others?

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      • Nope, i remember that. But funnily enough, that’ll never happen. People compare Nintendo to MS and Sony….when have Nintendo ever tried to directly challenge another company. They just make Nintendo stuff, and third parties do as they wish. No-ones ever had the “hmm, should i buy a ps3 or a wii to go with my 360?” thought. Because the ps3 and 360 are the same thing, except the ps3 is slightly more powerful, free online and has better exclusives (only in america does the 360 do better than the ps3, its all based on patriotisms and being ‘Merican!”

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        • Very, very true dude. We run that same style of business too, where things break down quickly and hoping you buy another one. My second car was a brand new Malibu back in 2004 and I shit you not that once the payment was paid off the damn thing kept breaking down on me. Always on time with oil changes, replacing brakes, tires, etc. Unfortunately, my warranty ran out also. Never again will I go back, just like those with RRODs.

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  7. Hmmmm
    Well if we knew the release list it would be easier to estimate it.
    Nsmbu 5 million by march.
    Rayman 4 million by march
    Asscreed3 2 million
    If wii sport players liked nintendo land
    Then that along could make up 10 million.

    It actually is possible… The price announcement is the last thing needed.

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  8. Quite the expectation. It’s really difficult for me to see the Wii U sell as successful as the Wii. But, the new system is carrying the Wii brand in it’s name, so I do see it at least accomplishing half of these sales. That and the fact that’s it’s completely compatible with the monster that is the Wii.

    I’m pretty sure it’s the tablet controller, in comparison to the Wii remote and Nunchuk, that’s leaves me skeptical of it’s mass appeal and sales success.

    Nonetheless, I’m still hoping it proves my doubt wrong. Again, I’d really hate to see this end up as the Gamecube.

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