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.

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  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

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  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.

    http://www.twitch.tv/speeddemosarchivesda/

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  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!

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  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.

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  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…

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  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

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  7. My Wii U library so far…

    -retail-
    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

    -preordered-
    Pikmin 3
    Injustice
    Rayman Legends
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

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

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

      ZombiU
      Nintendo Land
      NSMBU
      AC3
      Batman
      Mass effect 3
      Sonic Racing
      TTT2
      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) .

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        • 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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  8. 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 :(

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    • 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.

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    • 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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  9. 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

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    • 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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