black_wii_u_with_gamepadSince its debut last month, Nintendo’s new Wii U console has surpassed the launch sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

In a span of four weeks of being on the market, Nintendo has sold over 1.8 million Wii U consoles. In that same amount of time, Microsoft sold 940,000 Xbox 360 consoles, and Sony shipped 540,000 PlayStation 3 consoles.

For comparison’s sake, in its first four weeks on sale, 2.07 million Wii consoles were sold in 2006.

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    • maybe… but what about multiplatform games? 70% games this gen were using UE3 Engine and next gen? i personaly think the same will happen with next gen (UE4), that means Wii U needs to play/run those games.

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          • They don´t need to know the specs of the PS4 and Xbox 3 to say that it´s possible to downscale and Unreal 4 Engine game to wii u. All they need to know are the specs of the Wii U.

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          • Well they did say it could be downscaled to play on phones and tablets and all that jazz. They made the engine for the PC they dont need to know the specs of anything else for all we know the ps4 and new xbox will play a downscaled version of the engine.

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            • well, you actually do need to know the specs of your pc to know whether or not you can run a game lol. for example, if the game requires 2 gb of video ram, and you have a standard 560, you’re not going to be able to run the game.

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                • yyyes you do lol. every game has a minimum required spec list that you should follow in order to make sure you can actually run the game. if you buy a gaming pc, chances are that you’re going to get ripped off with the hardware inside of it and will have to upgrade a lot of parts inside of it in order to run the latest games.

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  1. Wii U, the eighth generation developers console of choice. Hope my fellow nintendo fans realise, it’s time to stop whining, our system is going to have multiplats galore :).

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    • I ain’t trying to start anything, but I wouldn’t get too far ahead, anything can happen. Yes the Wii U could be the devs choice, but it just as easily could be one of the others.

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    • Sorry but im not so sure…..

      The problem is that developers wants much much more powerful machines than current gen (PS3/60), not just the first 8th gen console. The Wii U is not miles ahead from current gen consoles PS3/60 (especially not the CPU)… if PS4/720 will use 6GB-8GB ram, much more powerful CPU and GPU than Wii U definitively wont be the first choice. Im sure the Wii U will be better for 3rd party games this time (better than Wii) but i highly doubt 3rd party support will be better than 8th gen Sony/MS consoles.

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  2. Imagine when Nintendo releases their next console…hahahahahahah
    Which hopefully will be some sort of upgrade for the Wii U so you don’t have to buy a whole new system ^^

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  3. I’m just waiting on the Nintendo games. All the huge releases are coming to the 3ds like luigis mansion,animal crossing (even though the states don’t have a release date) fire emblem. Nintendoland is cool and Mario but that’s all they have.

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  4. 540,000 People Payed $600 For the Fat PS3??!! wow ._. …….. I wouldn’t Pay $600 for a PS4!! (I payed $250 for my PS3 Slim, Worth the Wait).

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    • Actually, $600 for a PS4 isn’t so bad.
      Still a bit pricey but from the hardware I’ve been hearing coming out of the next gen Playstation I’m actually looking forward to seeing how well it performs, same goes the Xbox 720.

      And if you think I’m a fanboy, well you got another thing coming because I’m neither a fanboy of any company, I just love their consoles and heck I even play on PC so really you can call me a Gamer… also I already own a Wii U

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      • You might have a point, but $600 would be placing the PS4 very close to budget gaming PC territory, which it would have to match or surpass in terms of specs. Also, releasing a $600 console was a mistake (to say the least) back then. In this economy? Not really viable imho…

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    • I payed $1,000 dollars for the PS3 (When it first came out). I will not pay that much for a console ever again, $450 or $500 I would pay for a console.

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  5. “For comparison’s sake, in its first four weeks on sale, 2.07 million Wii consoles were sold in 2006.”

    should be added that the wii, relatively to the US launch, was released later in the EU than the wii u was which would naturally result in fewer sales within the first 4 weeks

    so sales are quite a bit “worse” than they were with the wii, but it looks like they can still be called a complete success :)

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  6. I enjoyed reading that XD. Nintendo obviously advertised their launch well compared to others. and once they bring out a Zelda and a Metroid. Sales will rocket stupidly high XD.

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  7. I can´t understand this synthetic hate. I love the Nintendo Ip´s but Sony and Microsoft have great Ip´s too. So I support all three of them, because they all derserve it. The three are not enemies, they are actually friends.

    Because without each other, it would be much much harder to survive on the market. Every advertisement about consoles and games, no matter if it´s about PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii U, helps all three of them in equal measure

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    • They are very different.
      When I support Nintendo, I’m not just a Mario fanboy. Although Nintendo is a for-profit company with it’s faults, they have a strong conviction towards family entertainment and innovation. It’s the only thing they do.

      Microsoft and Sony have multiple product lines. They are in it for the money. That’s it. Nintendo wants money. They have a responsibility to their share/stake holders to be profitable, but from the top down, they BELIEVE in more than money. They have a passion for innovation for the sake of having fun.

      I support Nintendo because I respect what they stand for, and I get pissed with them for making occassional dumb-ass mistakes, but it’s the gaming company I’ll always invest in.

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      • Sounds somewhat like my opinion. Microsoft and Sony haven’t been able to give as much fun as I can find on Nintendo consoles (although I liked the PS2).
        I’m not very fond of these “realistic” games, that aims to make it look like it could happen in the real world. I rather prefer games that gives me an experience that I can’t find in real-life.

        Might explain why I love platformers and cartoony games? :P

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      • This is a good summarization of why Nintendo, when given a choice, will always get my money over the other two. Passion for what you do makes deciding on a product that much easier(not to mention being pretty much guaranteed that when I shell out a large sum of money for a console, it is going to last pretty much maintenance free until the following generation comes out), and I enjoy supporting a company that stands for fun and family friendliness, because we are all part of families, and most of us grew up on Nintendo. A company that doesn’t succumb to the peer pressure of offering more ‘mature’ titles just for the sake of appeasing the whiners who don’t wanna play ‘kiddy’ games. As far as class goes, they stand above the rest IMHO.

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  8. Congratulations to Nintendo! I am happy for their success. Hopefully this will trigger even more third party support, and of course great Nintendo titles.

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  9. wii u is awesome just got Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and black ops 2 saw the hobbit for the 2nd time today and i am going to get Mass effect 3 in a day or two

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