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Super Mario 3D World Sees Lowest Debut Sales For A 3D Mario Game In Japan

This week’s Media Create sales revealed that Super Mario 3D World sold just under 100k, whereas Famitsu sales recorded just under 107k. Despite glowing reviews from the critics, the game has seen the lowest debut sales for a 3D Mario game on Nintendo’s consoles.

However, there are some positives to glean from this information as the Wii U has, at the moment, a low install base, plus Super Mario 3D World should continuously sell well on the system. Here’s a comparison to previous 3D Mario games and their first week sales – asterisked titles equates to a launch game and figures in parentheses are total game sales to date.

1) Super Mario 3D Land – 344,698 (1,861,023)
2) Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 337,569 (1,032,853)
3) Super Mario Sunshine – 280,610 (789,989)
4) Super Mario Galaxy – 256,341 (1,025,664)
5) Super Mario 64* – 162,113 (1,639,914)
6) Super Mario 64 DS* – 120,062 (1,231,535)
7) Super Mario 3D World – 106,967

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    1. SM3DW sells 107k in Japan, lowest 3D Mario debut ever

      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=723751

      Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 337,569 (1,032,853 total)
      2) Super Mario 3D Land – 344,698 (1,861,023 total)
      3) Super Mario Sunshine – 280,610 (789,989 total)
      4) Super Mario Galaxy – 256,341 (1,025,664 total)
      5) Super Mario 64* – 162,113 (1,639,914 total)
      6) Super Mario 64 DS* – 120,062 (1,231,535 total)
      7) Super Mario 3D World – 106,967

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      1. And yet you guys still forget one thing…

        “On top of everything I just said, since when was selling 100,000 on opening day bad? And its just ONE region. The Wii U was still the top console sold, and Super Mario 3D World charted #2. I don’t see what the big deal is. It seems like Japan only matters when the media can troll Nintendo, otherwise the Western Media gives Sony and Microsoft a pass”.

        It seems like Japan only matters when the media can troll Nintendo

        As I said before…”It’s only japan…not the world”.

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      1. Are you retarded m64 debuted Sunday. Sept, 29, 96. IPhone it see for yourself. So it took 7 says to sell 160k. Give 3d world 4 days it would have surpassed that.

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      2. I got it on Sept. 28, 96 thanks to a store near me that broke street date. The cool thing though–Sept. 28 is my birthday :D

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      1. You know it horrible. Miiverse only shows 40k people on the community after a full week. I believe how poorly the games have been moving is the reason why miiverse doesn’t show those numbers anymore. Nothing lately is moving on the WiiU.

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      2. Ignoring that some people are saving the game for Christmas dummy. YET YOU RATHER PLAY DUMB AS IF IT’S NOT THE HOLIDAYS. I got the game yet won’t play it till December 25th. So i’m not on 3D world community. You actually was dumb enough to see how a system sold by a video game console blog? If that’s the case go to the Japanse Miiverse 3D World community and add the 40k plus the number from Japan.

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      3. cant anymore nintendo removed the numbers so no body can see how poor the community is doing. they r in cover up mode now.. one of the first steps to hide. its why they hide eshop sales.

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      1. Exactly sold good this game sold good, not in comparasion…now let wait for UK/USA…Many prefers Mario and Zelda over XONE.

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      2. What? Haha USA is like 5 times bigger in population compared with japan and the amount of PS3/360 sold are even more big in comparison with the WiiU. What the fuck is your problem?

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      3. Because the U.S. is part of the largest gaming market in the world and Western gamers love the GTA series. Big AAA games will almost always sell more in the West than in Japan.

        (Side Note: The phrase would be, “In comparison”)

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    1. Lol really these fanboys continue to give garbage excuses for the Wii U’d pitiful sales. It won’t make it into spring BUT if somehow it does and MK8 doesn’t sell well they will say “oh wait till next year” lmao give it up guys the Wii U is on a timer that’s ready to end any minute now

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      1. Haha, yeah, Wii U actually hasn’t had any physical hardware issues. Proves they’ve tested hardware well. People have now knowingly spent X amount on X1 and PS4 only for it to not work. That’s bound to wreck their reputation.

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    2. Yes. Every twist and turn they have an excuse. It was Lego City, that didn’t pan out, then it was Pikmin 3. That didn’t work. Then it was Zelda. Oooppsss. That didn’t work. Now its Mario World. Opppssss. There is only 40k on miiverse and miiverse is about 4 times lower than actual sales and that is an entire week.

      The death of WiiU is Mario World. Its been completed.

      The fat lady is signing. What will be the next Nintendo console????

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      1. Your a dumb ass if you go by miiverse to figure sales. Wait till december 25th then go back dumbass. I got the game and i’m not on 3D Mario community stupid.

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      2. that is why i say times it by 4 to get to a close number. i will be right. u csn revert to name calling. that is what fanboys do when they r out of twist nd turns of the tryth. its okay, i didnt expect anything else. just like how poor wii sports is doing. jow we know why it onky available on the eshop. they knew it was crap like wii fit u.

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      3. Not matter the outcome, you’ll still be going to a Nintendo Newd site trolling… Which I guess is a lose for you either way.

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      4. Well…if the fat lady is singing…then its for all three…xbox has recalls and not many good game…maybe titan fall, and the Play station is in utter defeat with the same cost to split up the entertainment department…HEY, JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SYSTEMS SOLDED and at least 4,000 returned. Yeah, I’m really seeing nintendo’s doom and gloom alright…with them still in first place.

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      1. So, it dosen’t…maybe when we got a REAL chart of J. Super Mario 3D World maybe you can talk.
        Dude, this WiiU not PS4 you can adquire a 2TB drive for that thing…instead the PS4 that dosent support external memory…Exposed.

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      2. You’re forgetting that the PS4 has a 500GB storage space compared to the 32GB space on the Wii U.

        Oh! Not even! The day one update takes about 4.2 of the Wii U’s storage. So that means that the Wii U acualy has about 25 gb of free space.

        #exposed

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      3. You are forgetting that this is solid state memory, therefore it is far more expensive and faster than a hard drive. Solid states are just memory which fast read/write speeds. A hard drive is limited. I my view, Sony and MS have screwed up their consoles.

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      4. Anubis are you retarded?, what’s the point on the 500gb disc if the game weights 50 gigs? thats about 10 games, and the insallation is mandatory, and ps4 doesn’t support external drive, and xbox one neither on launch, those consoles will be so full in so little time that either you delete your games or buy an HDD, with specifications, no thicker than 9.5mm and sata2 , i got a busted laptop and i extracted the HDD and bought a case for like 20 bucks, and that’s it, i got a 500 gb HDD for 20 bucks, so enjoy your 500 GB of space, o wait 400 because the ps4 got like 90 gigs reserved for firmware apps and stuff like that

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      5. Truth be told whats even the point in complaining about the wii u’s small hardrive space, it’s small to keep the price down and it’s not like people can’t just, I don’t, buy an external memory for the console! Not everyone wants to pay out for a 500 gig hardrive when not everyone prefers digital to retail, and even then nintys method is much better then microsofts who force you to buy only their hard drives.
        As for the actual story I thought about it for a bit and it makes sense the wii u has a much lower install base then both the xbox and ps3 so it’s bound to undersell for a while, i’m really hoping it turns around though, theres some fantastic games that’ve come out for wii u so far and it’s a shame to see them go unnoticed.

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      6. Yeah the 1.7Gigs it uses while knack uses 37.gigs. I can download alll Wii U’s AAA tittles and I still wouldnt use up 8gigs of 32gigs of ram.

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      7. Honestly, I see what you mean. I mean Mario is Nintendos best seller. Zelda has NEVER beaten Mario sales. The only saving grace Nintendo has left is Smash Brothers. I dont think Pokemon is a good idea because Sakuria has stated he doesn’t like thinking about a home console Pokemon. I think if they came out with one it would be cause Nintendo fussed them into it and prolly wouldnt be that great if Gamefreak didn’t have their hearts in it.

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      8. I disagree.
        I predict with the newer games coming along the wii-u would have a large enough install base that smash bros 3ds won’t eat out too many of the sales. And There’s so much more of a reason to buy the wii-u version rather than the 3ds version, as the experience would be better.
        and besides Mario Kart is a huge game, as big or nearly as big as smash bros. with even the wii version coming back into the top 40 (not sure if uk or us) charts.
        but again this is but my opinion.

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      9. if it take smash bros it will be to late. there will be hardly any big 3rd party next year, wiiu will only see the usual 3rd party support. also, indie support.

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      1. Damage controlling? Give me digital sales figures Wii U offers something Wii, GC and N64 doesn’t you can choose to buy digital too.

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      2. Which article should we believe 3D Mario sold 99k or 106k? Never seen an inaccurate sales figure before. That’s a big ass difference.

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      3. Why are you so happy if Nintendo does sell poorly? Why do you love to bash people who like Nintendo? What do you gain by wasting your time? Did Nintendo rape you or something? Eat a dick dude. What does it matter how the system sells? If you don’t like it than that’s fine but you get way too happy when there is bad news about Wii U. I hope it does better but obviously it’s not doing great. Getting off on it is pathetic. I’ll be honest, I absolutely hate xbox and hope it burns, and doesn’t sell at all. But I’m not on an xbox site making fun of the people who play on it. Why would I waste my time googling xbox news sites just to talk shit? Cause I have no life apparently? Dude, pointing out flaws with Nintendo is one thing, getting off from their poor sales is another. You thought you were slick with you’re screen name but you thought wrong. Now go back to class before your teacher finds you sneaking out and gives you detention git.

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      4. Then there are those like me. Fans don’t care for me, but neither do trolls. Dry Bones Bowser never was one for making friends. ;D

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      5. A troll supporting another troll. Why are all these 12 year old trolls here? Can’t they just enjoy the news or stuff they ACTUALLY like?

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    1. Asshole, I bet you haven’t even played it. Seems like 95% of you so called “Nintendofans” hate the Wii U and stopped liking Nintendo when they made the Wii. If you really are a N-fan, you would be with them until the very end. instead of mocking them how about you say some positive things about the falling giant or should i say.. your favorite company.

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      1. You say Mario 3d world is not a proper 3d mario and i saw you say to someone you don’t have a Wii U. And to be a Nintendo fan, you have to like their games, you don’t. You should rethink your gaming affiliation.

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      2. Are you kidding me?! I love playing Nintendo games.

        As for the Wii U. I’m glad I don’t have one, I’ll wait until next year when the good games comes out.

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      3. Your a Nintendo fan yet you’re glad you don’t have a Wii U? Zelda WW, Mario3d, Pikmin 3, and 4 third party exclusives, 3 of which got good scores. Yeah i had you all wrong.

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      4. But he has a point…You should at least own one system and one game (wii u plus game like ninja gaiden 3 or monster hunter) to be a fan…not sure what crawled up your ass but you need a fix and fast for my options of you becoming zeama.

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      5. Hey I know what you mean. Those guys above don’t know what they’re talking about. You’re waiting on the badass Nintendo franchises like Smash Bros. Metroid, F-Zero and Starfox right? You have good points, although I do disagree with you about 3D world not being proper. You should totally pick it up once you get a Wii U. IMO
        1) Sunshine
        2) Galaxy
        3) 3D World
        4) Galaxy 2
        5) Mario 64

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      6. Gah! I wish there were more people like you :)

        I would definitely get a Wii U if I had a chance, but it’s not like I can just get every game and console with no cost. Unfortunately for me, I have to put gaming aside this year, for more important things.

        Which is why I’m not getting a Wii U this year, but quite frankly I’m okay with that. Next year is when shit starts to get real. And it’s then I will get a PS4, a Wii U, and their games. I’ll happily wait :)

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      7. You just described a fanboy. A Nintendo fan would be a person who likes Nintendo because of their consoles and games, but is in no way worshiping them like some gods. A normal fan should be able to point out faults the company has done, and also having nothing against the company’s competitors, like Sony in this case.

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    2. Every twist and turn. Reason why it didn’t work. Good one. Poor Mario even though everyone wrote it as the best 3d mario yet.

      its just on a console that is dead. Even good games doesn’t move dead consoles.

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  1. This article is trash, it doesn’t take into account digital sales at all, therefor its inaccurate. Not only that, but the Wii U has the lowest install base out of any of those system when each of those games launched.

    This site is just trolling Nintendo and trying to attract as many trolls as possible.

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    1. Market shows that 6 out of 10 people that own Nintendo consoles buy Nintendo games. and Miiverse shows 40k for 3d World after a week. And miiverse is usually about 4 times lower than actual sales. So I would guess about 150 – 180k copies from release date until now in the US.

      But none of that matters it is only about moving consoles now, because if they don’t get it to around 7 – 8 mill before the end of the holiday its over.

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  2. Umm, so can someone give the number of days included in the salesweek for the other titles because we know that 3DWorld launched the 22nd, so the sales number is like for 2 or 3 days taken into account.

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      1. miiverse is just a fraction of the people…hell, play monster huntee and ask “have you checked miiverse for the updates”? I garentee you most will say “what is miiverse”? Or have miiverse set up for them once you see no mii and just a smiley outline for a mii. Seriously dude, know your shit before saying a dam word about something you don’t know too well of…

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    1. I dont get how? This is news regardless of how bad or good. You want them to lie and say Nintendo is cruising through sales heaven with Wii U? Its simply not the case. Wii U is flunking. If they only put good news about Wii U on here, you wouldnt see anything about it.

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      1. Will if 3d Mario world is flopping give me info on digital sales. You know those eshop gift cards people buy and load them up on their eshop give me those digital sales figures. Then compare the 106k or 99k plus digital copies. The 2nd lowest was DS at 120k.

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      2. Finally, someone with the ability to say it how it is.

        I love the WiiU but it sales are horrible and people running Nintendo is running the WiiU into the ground. With its poor ads and promotion. Word of mouth doesn’t move products fast enough to make something live.

        I don’t want to here how it worked on the 3DS, thats a hand held. Totally different market, not everyone with a consoles wants a hand held.

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  3. Maybe its because 3D Mario is the first to also have available digital games as well since it wasn’t done on N64 and GameCube. If the media is going to compare 3D Mario game sales figures GET Allllllllll the info not just the physical copies. But only Nintendo has that info I guess.

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      1. Thank thank. IPhone says 9/11/96 was on a Sunday. So it has a full week for Mario 64 to sell 162k Mario 3d world sold 99k or 106k in 4 days. Duck this site. Now what day did galaxy debut?

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    1. Nintendo is not releasing digital sales. They shouldn’t release them either, because if they did that then the fanboys wouldn’t have something to cling to and says its because of the digital market. It would be slaming without the digital market even though miiverse is only at 40k after a full week.

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      1. YOU CAN’T GO BY MIIVERSE!!! IT’S NOT ACCURATE. 1 SOME GAMES ARE FOR CHRISTMAS AND 2 SOME WII U’S ARE NOT CONNECTED ONLINE!!!! ITS…..NOT……ACCURATE!!!!

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  4. I hate seeing this. Anyone who knows me on here knows I always come to hate on Wii U on here… But hear me out. I give them flack cause I hate seeing them decay. I love Nintendo. I grew up with them. I waited 13 hours in line for a Wii and GameCube is my all time favorite system. With that being said, Wii U was a stupid decision from the very beginning. I always said that. Choosing to go the easy route and only making it slightly more powerful than a PS3 was absolutely ignorant. I’m one who chooses graphics over gameplay, but that move pretty much sealed their fate as far as 3rd party support with the generation. No 3rd party companies are gonna develop 2 of the same game to run on a different engine just to put it on a Nintendo console. Even though people argue this, I think Wii U would be faring so much better had it had been given a different name. No one would have thought it was a simple Wii peripheral had it been named the Nintendo Escape or some other name and had on the box “compatible with all Wii games and accessories. Anyone who says “this is no big deal” is pure ignorant. GameCube wasn’t doing too hot at all the time when Sunshine came out and it still rounded some great sales. Call me a Nintendo hater (which is so far from the truth) but I dont see how if Nintendo’s number 1 game fails to boost Wii U, anything can.

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    1. Couldn’t have said it better my self. bad marketing, underpowered system, lack of 1st party games and too much 3ds love and not enough Wii U love are all factors as to why the Wii U is selling so shitty. All that and many other reasons

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    2. I agree with most of your points but 1. A different engine is not required to play a game on WiiU VS XboxOne/PS4. Almost alp graphics engines now are scalable. Need For Speed rivals is a good example. Its running on EA’s new Frostbite 3 engine and is running on XboxOne/PS4/360/PS3

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    3. If it were online multiplayer, I actually would have picked it up. Until I teach my huge dogs how to game, it’s just me on the console.

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  5. Well, Japan is handheld territory now. I’ll wait for the worldwide figures before I pass final judgement on if the Wii U can’t be “saved”. Who knows, maybe the Wii U could pick up much better everywhere else than in Japan.

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  6. It’s almost Christmas …. It is highly probable that parents are waiting to give this as a gift. So I don’t really take much stake in preliminary data for this or any game this time of year till after the holiday season.

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  7. people on this site are so butthurt over first week sales lol. give it time, its almost christmas. people probably wont pick up a copy of this game until then, i’m not going to anyway.

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  8. This is a little disappointing but I cannot say I am surprised all that much. I bought it and am really enjoying it, but Nintendo seems to be doing almost the same exact formula as they did to get the 3ds rolling in 2011. From E3 I didn’t agree with it but I understood it. The difference IMO with 3D Land selling so well and 3D World is the fact that 3D Land was new in a way that a handheld has never seen before. Outside of Mario 64 DS we have never seen a 3d mario game on a handheld. This and Mario Kart 7 releasing not even a month later would totally drive sales for a holiday season. 3D World on the other hand, despite the multiplayer aspect, is basically a direct sequel to 3D Land, a formula that may work but not as well as it should on a console. For a next gen system they should have been more ambitious to give us something different that tells us if you want to see mario this way you need a wii u. Going back to 64 style sequel would have brought back a lot of fans where as I felt like many people have nintendo completely off of their radar and had no idea this game was even coming out. I love my wii u and this paired with Pikmin, Wonderful 101, and Windwaker, I know that it doesn’t get the amount of credit it deserves… but at the same time I totally get why it isnt selling. The future still looks promising and I am excited for what will come out next year with Donkey Kong, Yarn Yoshi,(I dont care if nobody else is excited for this, I am lol) Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Bayonetta, X, Zelda HD and the new franchises that seemed to be teased recently. I just hope others will as well so we don’t see the failure that everyone else expects anymore.

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    1. 1gig or not 9/29/96 is on a Sunday. And whatever the digital sales are even if it is just one gig. It still shouldnt justify that it only sold 106k and people are also downloading since the Wii U offers that feature the other consoles do t offer. I don’t care what you say you can’t get around that.

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    2. Yeah, it’s 1.7 GB, even for the 8 GB wiiu there is enough space to d/l. This is a huge flame-bait article, This site gets more traffic on articles like this unfortunately. I am paradoxically fanning the flames. We will have to wait awhile longer to see this games true performance. This series has historically sold well so unless the world populace has been mind wiped the sales should look much better in the oncoming weeks.

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  9. If Nintendo does not svati now it’s time for a change, dada Nintendo will no longer exist in 2015.g as a home console!
    It is obvious that Mario Kart Kario, and old games do not go as before, today’s generation of players want more and more, and that’s it ..
    Wii U is doomed to failure, there is no more help!
    Nintendo needs to get out in 2014 with a new console, it will be a Wii U cost
    next-generation consoles, however many will be good!
    Many players will go to other systems, and can no longer return to the Nintendo console ..
    Plis, the Wii U should be repealed in 2014, do it while still time!

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  10. Poor article.
    1) Baiting readership with inaccurate title
    2) Can’t even put into order, from highest to lowest, the games by their sales total. When has 337,000 been higher than 344,000?
    3) Digital sales are a real thing now, whether people agree/disagree/see the point on Wii U, they need to be taken into account. As you can’t add their total yet, don’t make judgements and adjust language used appropriately.
    4) Define a ‘week’. What days were the games released and therefore how may days count towards the sales figures respectively? Can’t compare say, if 3D world is 2 days of sales to another Mario title that is over 4 days.
    5) Install base of each console at time of game launch would be an interesting side note, again to aid comparisons.
    6) Doom and gloom; we’re all sick of it now thanks!

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  11. This article is nothing but flame bait. Mario 3D world came to a install base that was low in japan. BUT BUT BUT RETRO MARIO N64 SOLD MORE!!!! Yes different era different time. N64 was the first true 3 d gaming experienceand mario was really the only game available for the damn machine. BUT BUT SUN SHINE AND GALAXY!!!!! They came to install base that was much more grown then the wii u. BUT WHAT ABOUT 3D LAND!!!!!! First original 3d mario game on a handheld…And japan loves handhelds more the consoles .RETRO WHAT DO U SAY ABOUT 64DS!!!!! As much as nintendo added to that game it still was a full original mario title though its more of personal thing that I really don’t count that version most of time. ISN’T THIS DAMAGE CONTROLL OF FANBOY RETRO?!?!!?!? ARE U A FANBOY?!?!?!?! No i’m no stupid fanboy. I don’t expect the wii u to beat the ps4. I’ll admit the ps4 is more powerful then the wii u so far…I have not heard anyone say they use the wiiu’s power at max yet. Yes 3D is technical not the best selling mario and so was n64 for a long while. We are in a new era we can’t compare this to last everything is in different setting.BU T RETRO IS MARIO DOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!…No its only japan we don’t have usa data and uk data till 29 when the game releases there. DOES JAPAN HATE MARIO RETRO?!?!?!! No, he is not just not most love. A friend mine in japan most people do love mario, but they tend to love other ips like pokemon more then mario. RETRO?!?!?!?!?!? Quite uyou person u

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    1. *As much as nintendo added to that game it still was not a original mario title though its more of personal thing that I really don’t count that version.

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      1. Dam right he does…rest of you trolls up there can’t even think. 3 to 4 days…not even a week, no digital sale counts and you fuckers already deming it doomed. Shows how much you fuckers really want mario on a play station and xbox systems.

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  12. I don’t see the problem here. Are digital sale counted? Even so, I still don’t see the problem. Hell it sold to 10% of the install base. That’s like a PS3 game selling 8 million the first week.

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    1. Digital sales don’t count and when you consider that Nintendo has reported that their digital service is in fact booming, then these sales figures tend to be as about as reliable as a “plumber’s estimate”…

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  13. Honestly, I question the authors of articles on this site. We trust you to give us NEWS, not inaccurate doom articles. You need to work on that.

    First of all, this does not take into account that the Wii U has a very small install base at this moment. That in itself could explain the “low” numbers. Also, the numbers don’t account for digital sales which more than likely double this figure.

    Come on, guys.

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    1. The only way that I can see some doom is if Mario dosnt break the million sales mark in his lifetime and the only think that it will be doom is the 3d world/ land gameplay stile.

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  14. Nintendo is going to realize, soon, that launching a console and neglecting it for nearly a year has irreversible, devastating effects.

    and maybe Nintendo should conduct a poll to see how many WiiU owners went out and bought a hard drive? Some people scrape and save for a console and don’t have money to just turn around and upgrade it.

    At this point, I don’t care about stats. WiiU is going to take a chunk of that deep wallet everyone claims Nintendo has. They cannot afford a serious cluster fuck like this again. What’s REALLY sad, is I think the console would have done great if it were called something different, and more importantly, had FIRST-FUCKING-PARTY support from day one. You know, to build an install base for 3rd party and get people hyped?

    It’s obvious Nintendo has:
    1. Taken on baby sitting. No longer trying to appeal to adults in an effort to take sole responsibility from parents to watch their kids.

    2. we won’t see a hardcore machine ever again.

    3. An undisputable talent to build handheld software and hardware.

    I would live to see Nintendo focus on building a large handheld, an HD 3DS beast, that can output 1080p graphics to a TV so someone can use the TV as an upper screen, OR the unit’s 3D display as an upper screen.

    Alas, I dream. I’ll just keep chugging away on Mass Effect, Pirates and COD Extinction until MK and X come out. I hope Nintendo continues with the game pad when they build their next system. I absolutely love off tv play. I hope it’s not trashed next, next Gen.

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    1. Hardcore machine? You mean like GameCube and Nintendo 64? Wii U is hardcore, it’s getting 90% of the major 3rd party games. The only thing not hardcore about the system is the name.

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      1. “Hardcore” was a poor choice of words on my part.What I intended to say is unlike the N64 or gamecube, it is unlikely we will see beastly hardware again. As I said in my post, this doesn’t mean we won’t see great software. I applaud Nintendo’s efficiency, but it’s just become apparent they won’t be building power-boxes.

        Now, again, as I said before, if they get off their asses and support their own machine from day one, show people what it can do, maybe they don’t NEED a power-box. If they are leaving everything up to 3rd party support, then give them half the resources the competition is giving them… Well, we’ve witnessed the results this year.

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  15. what a bunch of babies getting pissed and damage controlling. go put on your diaper and we will make you a fresh bottle.

    nobody wants this 3ds port, everyone wanted a real 3d mario game, not this shit. everybody wants old ips and also want more games like x or eternal darkness. maybe make your games fresh and not scraped ideas and easy bullshit??nintendo wants the casuals there gone. wii u officially a fail. what crappy gimmicked console and ideas will nintendo think of next?? that iwata needs to leave, take that shitstain with you.

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      1. I know, Iwata hasn’t done anything wrong. He is upset with the sales of Wii U as well. I am too. It WILL get better and I don’t give a tiny rats arse if the trolls say otherwise.

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      2. All decisions made final by Iwata-sssan. And he should be disappointed, he’s the only one he’s got to blame for the poor sales. Now he’ll have to take a salary cut like a boss.

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      3. Except Iwata is the head of Nintendo, and he won’t need a salary cut. I think Nintendo are in a good position right now. The games are on their way now and X1 and PS4 have only just made their debut and they’ve not got many games that are even worth happening. What’s worse is that the hardware isn’t that brilliant either in my view.

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      1. oh i love nintendo!!!! 3d world game ofdayeear fowwrr sshhooorrre. *cross eyed*

        wiii u is not weak and it has the most awesome games on it!!!! WIII U MASTER RACE HAHAHAAH ALLL HAIL WII U!!!!!!!

        thats every comment on this webpage. is that better. oh yeah i forgot to cry like a little bitch, just wait. *rolls on floor kicking and crying* WHY DO YOU POST THIS SHIT SICKR!!!!! YOU TRRRROOLLLLL!!!!!!! EEEEEHHHHHH!!!!!!! SO MUCH NEGETIVITY!!!! IM LEAVING!!!!! *comes back next post*

        no fuck that, nobody other than you fanboys want to be sheltered nintendo rejects. nobody of the internet acts like you guys, even if they do like nintendo.

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      2. Lol you must not visit Destructoid, IGN, or Gamespot cause if you think these Fanboys are bad then yourr in a world of surprise when you see the Sony drones or Xbots on those sites.

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      3. no, who the fuck do you think i am. someone who just goes to gaming sites all around the net and cries about nintendo sony or micros hit??

        it doesn’t matter i have seen all fanboys and nintendo fanboys are the worst by a mile, just damage control and praise nintendo all day, even if they canceled x or zelda they would support nintendo. where sonydrones or micro nerds would actually lice out on there bullshit, and that why we have the shitty nintendo of today.

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      4. Considering they got the games industry to where it is. In fact it was Miyamoto that revolutionised it. If you say anything against him, you shouldn’t be playing games.

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      5. excuse me but nintendo didnt create videogames, as far as i know atari, snk, sega and turbografx among others were as old as nintendo. . . please stop with that shit nintento didnt release the first home console we can praise that they are still alive but dont give em the credit of SAVING game industry please.

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      6. How? copying move control from dream cast (bass fishing) or copying a secon screen for maps and starisrics like dreamcast did in skies of arcadia? yeah. . . nintendo is pretty original hu? Its fun when 2000s kids talk about the game industry and they dont know shit. . . Now go and say that sony copied nintendo with the second screen control asshola praise thei ORIGINALITY!! ;) nintendont is AMAZING with software but it sucks doing hardware the sooner they realise that the sooner they would start to make a profit from home gaming (in terms of portable gaming they RULE the world!!) I love nintendo i have a wiiu but i hate you stupid fanboys which makes nintendo look dope.

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      7. Because the games industry wasn’t really going anywhere. Miyamoto stepped in and he changed it. He’s considered the father of modern gaming. He is 61 years old now, and he’s still got his magical touch. Nintendo are far better than Sega as they’ve made far more hardware are far better games. Sega did a few consoles,and then after Dreamcast it went downhill for them. If you don’t know why Nintendo are around, then you’ve no clue about gaming whatsoever.

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      8. Ignoring 12 racing gams that copied Mario Kart. Ignoring the platformers that copied Super Mario 64. Ignoring Sony coping super smash. Ignoring Game Gear, Tiger or Gita can’t outdue GameBoy or DS. Ignoring that Snic can’t out do Mario nor Crash or Knack. Move design coping Wiimote. N64 hada port for Gameboy games and Rumble pack. Vita TV is an evolved what N64 and Gamecube did. should I go on?

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      9. No you stupid dumb shit, its called 1980’s arcades. The gaming revolution was in serious trouble when the arcades were failing. Nintendo WAS and I REPEAT, WAS the first home console with the atari 2600 that made a big impact to home gaming…Things really heated up WHEN Super Mario Bros. was created in 1985. Maybe you need a history lesson. Here’s a thought…watch the top 100 games of all time, I garentee you Mario bros. from 1985 is number one.

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      10. No anubis, we understand hardware and software unlike you. You’re constantly downing Nintendo. I don’t see YOU making any better games or hardware! You stupid idiot!

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      11. Im not saying Wiitards arent bad, but they are no were near close to sony drones. And the fact you think this small group of morons can actually out do the shit Sony drones have been capable of shows the bias in your comments.

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      1. exactly. to many people on here just damage control and don’t want to look at the pathetic facts about nintendo in almost every category. nintendo has become a mess. I’m not just going to say its all good because unlike most of the other people here and around, i don’t want nintendo to suck. which they kinda do.

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      2. It’s actually the yes-men that end up ruining a company in the long run. Little do most people know that criticism (aka “troll negativity”) is what helps stimulate growth. I’m having more fun these days playing 3rd party games than their 1st.

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  16. Why am I not surprised? Nintendo seems to be failing at EVERYTHING lately, except 3DS sales. And even more worrisome, why do I not care anymore? I think I’m finally growing out of video games. Something I never thought would happen. But if I ever grow COMPLETELY out of gaming, what will I do with my 2,000+ games? : /

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  17. It’s obviously because the fact that little amount of people own a Wii U, the higher amount people have bought a console the higher the sales will be, after selling 100k is a lot which means that at least half of those are new users buying the wii u for first time which should make wii u owners happy (because it means sales are getting better)

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  18. Guys relax, the fact that 3D world sold that many units with a instsll base of like a 1.5 million is good. Japanese gamers are slowly forgetting consoles, Mario tends to sell well overtime and christmas is coming. Its not the end of the world take a chill pill.

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    1. it is not good. this is supposed to be a system seller game – a game that sells a lot of systems, like pikmin and w1 and whatever nintendo was trying to call system sellers but they all sold maybe 5-10k extra. the games for which you buy the system are important
      how many systems 3d world helped to sell ? about 10k. its sad

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      1. My 4 year old niece passed the game yesterday, sorry, I figured everyone had at least heard of it by now. Lol, its a great fight though.

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  19. I still don’t believe the Wii U is doomed. The 8th generation started with Wii U in November 2012, and will most likely end in 2018-2020. That gives the Wii U plenty of time to sell above 30 million units, Could possibly sell as much as 60 if Nintendo draws all their cards. Be positive Nintendo fans :)

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      1. I love the Wii U James. I have had mine since launch. Initially I was having second thoughts, but until I heard what great games were coming out and read about the hardware and read what it can really do, I thought the complete opposite. It’s a very good, innovative and next gen console.

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  20. Their is to type of retards in this site. Those who post this and those who read them belive in it. Mario does good and people find a way to downplay it even though final fantasy got the mayor down sales of any final fantasy and on a better established console if you guys would have said ” 99,000 copies of a 13 million consoles then I would too be singing doom but that’s not the case.

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  21. this is after 4 days the other games had 7 also take into consideration digital sales they have around 10 to 20k apparently so it wont be bottom by the end of the 7day sales i bet. also i reckon this will sell well across the globe

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    1. Interesting how Wii U is gig efficient yet PS4 is a gig guzzler. How is it 3D Worlds visuals looks better than Knack’s but uses way less gigs to DL? Pikmin 3 uses 3080mb to download.

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      1. small overall number of assets

        mario has a lot of recurring designs that appear in every level and thus won’t take up additional space

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      2. So if people says that digital sales of Wii u games not enough storage is bullshit. All Wii u has is Pikmin 3, W101, WWHD using 3.7gigs and 3D Mario World using less than 8gigs total.

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      3. Wow alllllll those101peopland graphics and it’s only 10gig file size? Yet knack’s grwphics looks no etter and nearly 40gigs. So if you have 500gig hard drive you can download like 11games. And when pS4 and Xbone gets updates as well maybe less games will be on those systems. How is a more graphically 3D Mario Worluses less than 2gigs bt knack is 37gigs?

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      4. Actually Wii U is a power efficient console and has code efficient hardware. PowerPC, 32Mb of super quick eDRAM, all components close together and a stage 4 pipeline make it far quicker at processing code than PS4’s x86 CPU.

        When learned correctly and all hardware is used properly, then it can make some impressive games. Right now it’s just getting ports and not taking advantage of the hardware – that is why 360 and PS3 games looks better because it’s using old code – you simply cannot do that.

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    1. Pikmin 3’s graphics out does knacks yet not even one gig to download. Knack is nearly 40 gigs. That’s a lot of stress on PS4’s CPU.

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      1. why are you telling me that? Oo

        and no a larger game doesn’t mean more stress on CPU or GPU it just means more/higher resolution assets

        you can easily bring any CPU or GPU to their knees with a couple thousand lines of code or less (i.e. a couple KB of data) so no, size alone is not it

        what stresses CPU and GPU in that regard is the number of assets and effects that have to be rendered on screen at the same time

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      2. You’re forgetting that its about the GPGPUs this time and not the CPU. The CPU should only be processing the programming and coding of the games. The GPGPU should be doing the AI, physics, HD rendering and the rest of it, meaning all components should be doing their jobs on their own.

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      3. Whats funny is, the Wii U is the most talked about technology than any sYstem on sale. There is something mysterious about the Wii U doing 4k to 8k textures. How is it doing that?

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      4. that’s just the resolution of the textures it has nothing to do with screen output.. nothing spectacular
        4K to 8K textures should become standard with the new consoles, have been a while for PC games

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      5. the CPU is also handling various rendering tasks such as culling and draw calls
        even a GPGPU isn’t an autonomous processor it still requires instructions from the CPU
        AI will most likely also be handled by the CPU not the GPU since parallel implementation of game AI agents is fairly difficult

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  22. Has anybody mentioned that while it sold ONLY 100k in it’s first week in Japan, that it was still the #2 selling game in Japan? Obviously, there are other factors in this, and it’s not a poor selling game, when it’s the #2 selling game in the country.

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    1. EXACTLY THATS WHY PS4 SOLD A MILLION CONSOLES IN AMERICA IN 24 HOURS AND XBOX ONE ALMOST SURPASSED WII U LIFETIME SALES IN THE UK IN 48 HOURS.

      GET OVER IT WE ARE DEAD

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  23. Im happy for some reason. Hopefuly nintendo realizes that we are tired of mario and they need new ip to attract teenagers and adults not just kids.

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  24. 2D Mario definatly seems to be more popular in Japan than 3D Mario, they are still good numbers considering. I looked on VGChartz (no idea how reliable they are) and they stated that NSMB Wii (over 900k) outsold both Galaxy Games (as stated above) on the first 3 days of release.

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      1. Plus neither N64, GC or Wii came with Bundles like a Mario game or Wii Party U or whatever else. So they may be saving on 3D Mario World when they get paid. If many bought the WWHD bundle they will wait for another Wii U game.

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  25. Wii u will have the same fate as the GameCube, great games but will not sell as well as the others. With that said it doesn’t mean it’s doomed or that is sucks just because it’s not popular.

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  26. I liked this site…I came here for all my nintendo related news…but then I stumbled across nintendoeverything.com the news on that site is off the printers press! Check it out the folks…I still come here for the comments but the news here is old. Excuse my grammer…my cell sucks! Happy thanksgiving!!

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  27. Question: How many copies were sold in the US (North America)? had the numbers been released yet?

    so Japan sold about 100,000 copies. Then where’s the sale figures for the US market and digital?

    (i’m keeping my eyes on these sales figures til the end of the year. It can’t be that bad right?)

    somebody proves me wrong!

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    1. dude theres no eshop numbers so the article is PLAIN ASS CLICK BAIT LIEING

      THERE IS NO ACTUAL FIGURE FOR THIS GAME A THE ESHOP NUMBERS ARE NOT THERE

      THIS IS JUST DUMB

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  28. MORE CLICK BAIT FROM THIS PATHETIC SITE

    DO YOU HAVE THE ESHOP NUMBERS WELL DO YOU SO YOUR ARTICLE IS A CLEAR ASS LIE

    PHYSICAL COPYS ONLY ,NO DIGITAL NUMBERS AND THEN YOU REPORT ONLY PHYSICAL NUMBERS AS FACTUAL NEWS

    SO IF IT TURNS OUT ESHOP DID LOADS OF COPYS ARE YOU GOING TO BACK TRACK OR LIKE YOUR USUAL SELVES PRETEND THE LIEING NEVER HAPPENED AND REPORT THE ACTUAL NUMBERS AND JUST MOVE ON PRETENDING THIS ARTICLE DIDNT HAPPEN

    SHITTY REPORTING LOL @ THE MONGALOUD MENTALLITY

    WERE ARE THE DIGITAL NUMBERS YOU IDIOTS DONT REPORT HALF TRUTHS AS TRUTHS

    LOL HALF THE COPYS WILL BE A DOWN LOAD FOOOOLZ

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  29. im getting TESCO DROPPING WIIU VIBES HERE AGAIN POOR JURNALISM

    TESCO DID NOT DROP WIIU THERE PART OF A HUGE UK MARKETING PLAN

    AGAIN THIS SITE LIES

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  30. I’m really getting tired of non-stop bad news on this site. Like I get that it’s news about Nintendo, but do we really need the point that they’re in a bit of a drop right now pounded into the ground any harder?

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    1. What? The commander believes this biased article with lack of 100% info? Ask me this, find me how maby Super Mario 64 games sold in 3 days. Not the entire week since it debuted on a Sunday. But from Sunday to Tuesday. It took 7 days to reach 160k. It took 3D world 3 days to reach either 99k or 10k. So how can we find out how each Mario game sold their first 3 days?

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  31. This site is overly negative sometimes sometimes, trying to find a negative spin on otherwise not bad news. After all the install base of Wii U is tiny, there is no way way for 3DW to beat out Wii or DS games..

    Is this just a clickbait website? I mean what about that Barbie Dream house trailer? Why was that posted here, are all Wii-U trailers posted here or did the owner of this site think that the regulars were interested in that game?

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  32. Ok, trolls, even if Nintendo releases the best Mario ever, people won’t buy Wii U’s out of nowhere like crazy. People need to understand that the “cool” and “manly” thing all the 12 year olds want is a PS4, or their insecure friends will call them “faggots”, why? ‘Cause that’s how immature today’s gamers are. When video gaming started, we just wanted to fucking play good games, now it’s what’s popular. Look at music, I saw the American Music Awards the other day and Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift won everything, why? Because it’s the same kids and young people voting for them like crazy online, and people who listen to real and good music dont’ bother watching these awards and voting. So, gamers who just want to play real games and have fun, they bought a Wii U but since there wasn’t a huge excitement over it, many are buying the others consoles now. The rest of the trolls just buy PS4’s or Xbox Ones to shoot at people and troll more. And it’s obvious Mario is going to sell poorly in a console that’s selling low. If Nintendo survived with the GameCube for 6 years, they can do it with the Wii U.

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    1. I work in a gym and am currently teaching a class of bunch of 10-12 year old boys and all of them play either CoD or Battlefield and i heard one of them claim that GTA V was the greatest game ever made.
      I haven´t asked them how they like Mario but i am willing to bet that they all consider him too childish and gay.
      I am pretty sure that everyone here who claims to dislike Mario because he is “kiddie” are either trolls or kids/early teens

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  33. Gee, could it be because the Wii U’s install base is incredibly low? Could it also be because visually, 3D World doesn’t look a whole lot better than Galaxy when you compare the transition from Sunshine -> Galaxy.

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  34. i bought the game and was immediately disgusted what a very sloppy 3ds port they released as their self-proclaimed systemseller. the graphical artifacts around the sprites are one ugly mess. i don’t know how human beings can get like that but at nintendo they lost any scruples it seems. releasing such an unispired rehash is a low point even for them.

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