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Nintendo Actually Needs To Sell More Than One Wii U Game To Profit From Its New Console

wii_u_console_whiteToward the end of last year, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Mercury News that although the Wii U is currently being sold at a loss, to make a profit on its new console, consumers need only purchase one Wii U game. It turns out that this claim is incorrect, as Mercury News updated the article with an excerpt saying that Nintendo actually needs to sell more than one Wii U game to make a profit on the new Wii U console.

In a story about Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, Fils-Aime incorrectly said that Nintendo makes a profit on the Wii U console after consumers buy one piece of software. The number is more than one, but the company declined to say the exact number.

100 thoughts on “Nintendo Actually Needs To Sell More Than One Wii U Game To Profit From Its New Console”

    1. That´s strange… this statement cames several weeks later than Reggie´s statement. How Mercury got this information or what do they have to prove this ?

    1. I’ve bought

      A zombiU Wiiu bundle , Nintendo Land , NSMBU , AC3 , Batman , Mass effect 3 , Tekken tag 2 , Sonic racing , Blops 2 , Trine 2 and Nano assault neo.

      Had an absolout blast in the process , I’ve traded AC3 , Sonic racing and tekken already….. to help buy some of the other games on that list….

        1. It is bro!!! Can’t believe some of the BS peeps were spouting about the wiiu version.

          My version runs SMOOTH. Although there is a small amount of times in the game where the framerate goes disgustingly low , But for the majority of the game it runs about 30-45 FPS.

          And the anti aliasing is noticeably sharper on the wiiu version. I can see why people thought the wiiu version was 1080p ….

        1. Not really. I’m fine with my Girlfriend thank you. But I don’t want to hear you whinge when trolls bombard you, seeing as you are egging them on. Have a good day sir.

                    1. He’s not trying to troll. I think this argument started over you posting shit about Jellybean for no reason.

                    2. You fucking Nintendo babies need to leave Jellybean alone. You zre just jealous. Go back to playing your pathetic little Animal Crossing games.

                    1. Nice Windwaker picture and all bro , but as i was hovering over the pic , I couldn’t hekp but notice your gravatar name is ”ninteedward”.

                      I mean , I’m Honered to have cyber stalkers . But i think you need help and you need it fast…lol.

                    2. You’re the one who needs mental help, Nintedward. Orginally I was going to steal your picture and name and pose as you to piss you off. But I decided against since you already have enough problems.

      1. @ Jellybean,
        Actually, I always thought of you and aelous as trolls. Because both of you talk SO much on this, and you always say crap to make Nintendo fans angry. If that’s not a troll, I’d like to know what your definition is?

        1. Troll is to say something to purposefully make someone angry. I was only stating my opinion at start of most conversations. I never purposefully made Nintendo fans angry(except on the odd occasion when a certain few pissed me off), the odd few just get extremely butthurt and the sheep follow. That’s all that happens. You can deny and not believe me all you want, but it’s the truth.

          1. I never considered you a troll. You gave out your opinion in for the most part, a civilized manner. You didn’t bash on Nintendo like other trolls do. People are just annoyed easily I guess.

          2. Jelly bean is no troll. He’s a slightly anti Nintendo neutral with a PsV lodged firlmy up his anus…. There’s a difference :) (just kiddin bro)

          1. Normally I can be reasonable, I only do this kind of stuff when i’m seriously bored, which barely happens since I have a life other than lurking around a news site and searching for a new target to piss off.

            1. My life is just fine thanks. I recently came back from a weeks holiday, and am currently at work (The joys of working in IT :) ) I’m probably about to be deployed to fight bushfires soon anyway, so really, you need to stop assuming people have no life, when in fact they do. And I don’t purposefully piss people off. People just get extremely butthurt when you don’t conform to liking Nintendo. So far, you would have to be the most immature poster on this article. I don’t want to hear any Nintendo fan whinge this site is full of trolls considering you of all people are egging them on.

              1. I barely go on this website, and when i do, i tend to look at the comment section, which is usually littered with the likes of you and Aelous, which makes me assume this is the type of crap that goes on here daily. Hence my statement about the wedding.

                1. There are people on this site who comment more than us. No Wedding comment for them? Lol double standards. You can keep making these apparent “mature” jokes, but I’m happy with my Girlfriend. But I don’t want to hear anyone whinge about trolls being on this site when people like you egg them on, In fact I’ll direct everyone who asks people why trolls are here, to you. Have a nice day :)

    1. Why do i keep seeing comments about Jellybean being a troll? From what i’ve read he seems to be neutral. You fanboys should really stop egging them on. Just by your comment youre instigating them to troll.

        1. I adored there older practices. I could safely say I use to be a HUGE Nintendo fanboy. But not anymore, I’m waiting for them to win me back, it’s sort of happening, but sort of aint.

      1. Long story. I just dislike there new practices (I loved there old ones), then die hard Nintendo fans usually just mis read it and start attacking. I get angry and attack back (immature, I know) then I just get labelled as a troll.

        1. I’m a huge Nintendo fan but these fanboys are annoying. I actually kinda like the route Nintendo is going though. They’re trying to differentiate themselves from Sony and Microsoft by making unique gaming experiences and I support that. Part of why I support it is that if ever I need a powerful system I have Sony or Microsoft to choose from or I could just upgrade my gaming PC.

          1. The Unique experiences are fine. Just I wish the consoles ha d a bit more power so 3rd parties wouldn’t think twice with putting games on there.

            1. True, but I’ve come to except the fact that Nintendo doesn’t believe in power. At least now with WiiU the console is at least caught up to the current gen graphics and in my opinion I think this gen graphics will still be good even when Microsoft and Sony’s next gen consoles arrive. Assuming next gen graphics will be a big step up from current gen. (I’m a somewhat graphics whore btw)

        2. If someone attacks you, you have every right to attack them back. There is nothing wrong or immature about that.

  1. The attatchment rate was about 2.5 last I heard so by average they should still be making a profit unless they need to sell 3+ games/software per console

  2. can the economy get better already so this sort if thing stops being relevant

    also, since i guess this site has my email blocked or something:

    Peeps should check out this stream, imo. It’s a 5-day (constant) speedrun marathon for charity (cancer research and prevention). It’s really fun/informative and for a good cause. A lot of the games being run are Nintendo games too, if that changes anything. Trying to spread the word and etc, I’d encourage others to do the same.

  3. the next couple of years will determine where Nintendo will fall. They need to bring strong 1st party games and a more solid 3rd party support. We’ll see what happens at this years E3. Hopefully better than last year…shit was lazy!

  4. It could be like 2.5 in which it would round to 3. Or maybe they calculated wrong and thought it was 2 games… or maybe Reggi was just exaggerating the ease of success Nintendo would have with te Wii U… we don’t know all the facts yet.

      1. I couldn’t find a source or how they came to the conclusion in the original article from Mercury News. The note said that is was more and Nintendo wasn’t saying anything or confirming it. Am I missing something?

  5. “Nintendo Actually Needs To Sell More Than One Wii U Game To Profit From Its New Console”

    Is that all they have sold is one? I really thought it would have been more than that, for some reason…

  6. I got a wii u delux and my girl got me zombie u for christmas trine 2 and nano assault neo I was honestly hoping she would have gotten me 2k13 instead since it’s bball season and d rose has been hurt but i digress. Now I can’t play my wii u because my girl has been on vacation since christmas eve and I feel bad taking the tv over since theres only one in our apartment. I can tell you this I am hoping wi.i u owners do support the company like i plan on doing. I have 3 games on rader wonderful 101, bayonetta, pikmen, lego undercover,qliens and marines my bad I have over 5 as I typed it in I thought of more.

    All I am saying is if nintendo jis all in and supports these companies via catchy marketing none of that cube living room bull crap they can do it.
    2012 brought us how will your family play 2013 should be how will U play next

  7. My Wii U library so far…

    Nintendo Land
    Mario U
    Assassin’s Creed III
    Skylanders Giants
    Tekken Tag 2
    Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

    -digital from eShop-
    Darksiders II
    Sonic Racing Transformed
    Nano Assault Neo
    Chasing Aurora
    Little Inferno
    Trine 2
    Mighty Switch Force Hyperdrive Edition
    Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013

    Pikmin 3
    Rayman Legends
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    -will preorder once Amazon sets it up-
    Bayonetta 2
    Wii Fit U
    Wonderful 101

    1. Wow , You’re Wiiu library rivals mine for sure!

      Nintendo Land
      Mass effect 3
      Sonic Racing
      Blops 2
      Trine 2
      Nano assault.

      You seem to of gotten addicted to the wiiu as much as I have , I havent shaved since launch!!!! (joke) .

        1. I got my wiiu on 29th of November and played it SO MUCH for about 2 weeks . Didn’t touch my 3ds once… But then I got Paper Mario sticker star and I’ve been playing that a ton.

          I like my Wiiu and 3DS both the same , but because the wiiu just came out and I’ve been playing 3DS hardcore since 2011 , I needed a little break….

          The 3DS is better than wiiu at the moment because it has better games. but the wiiu will catch up soon…

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  9. within the first two weeks i bought 10 games on bothe hard copy and down load. who would buy a console and only buy 1 game seems a waist of 300 notes in my opion if u did that i still want more games but they are not out yet :(

    1. People who can’t afford more. Unfortunately I only have Nintendo Land and ZombiU so far. I would still only have Nintendi Land, but I found ZombiU for $45.

    2. some places the games are quite exspensive thankfully i had been saveing since 2011 for wiiU i saved enuf money for some games on the day but the rest i got as christmass presants. when more placeses start to sell the games i there sould be a price drop in the games

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  11. Random company no-ones heard of says something.
    Everyone takes it as legit news.

    Oh nan, dont tell id have to buy…TWO games to make Nintendo make a profit

    1. Do you think they mind we are here to buy games and they to sell them to us the news about having to sell more than 1 game to make a profit means they have to bring there best efforts to do it.

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