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Nintendo Posts Financial Losses Due To Wii U’s “Negative Impact” On Profits

Nintendo has published its annual financial results for the 2013-14 fiscal year and has recorded another yearly loss due to the Wii U’s floundering performance. Ending on March 31, 2014, Nintendo’s overall net sales fell from last year’s 635.4 billion yen (£3.6bn) to this year’s 571.7 billion yen (£3.3bn). According to the report, Nintendo has culminated a total net loss of 23.2 billion yen (£134m) this year, compared to its 7 billion yen (£40m) profit from last year. 

From a sales stance, the Wii U has performed abysmally in relation to the 3DS. In 12 months, the Wii U sold 2.7 million units, totalling its worldwide sales to 6.1 million units shifted since the console’s launch. Nintendo has forecast a sensible amount of 3.6 million units for the Wii U within the 2014-15 fiscal period, a clear step down from the 9 million predicted in the 2013 report.

The gaming corporation notes that its current home console still has a negative impact on profits, mainly due to the considerable markdown in the US and Europe. As such, although gross profit increased this year, due to administrative expenses and the nuts and bolts of the business, Nintendo posted an operating loss of 46.4 billion yen, up 10 billion yen from last year’s 36.4 billion yen loss.

Due to poor hardware sales, the Wii U’s software sales did not perform as expected. However, key first-party titles, namely Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, all sold upwards of one million units. Global sales of Wii U software peaked at 18.86 million units, but Nintendo expects sales to increase an extra 2 million by next year mainly from Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros for Wii U, giving a 20 million unit forecast.

“Nintendo will focus on efforts that seek to stimulate the platform. By providing software that takes advantage of the Wii U GamePad, utilizing its built-in functionality as an NFC reader/writer, and adding Nintendo DS Virtual Console titles to the Wii U software lineup, Nintendo will seek to enrich the value of the Wii U GamePad, the most important differentiator of Wii U, and as a result expand the sales of the Wii U platform.”

Hardware sales of the Nintendo 3DS have fallen slightly, with 12.24 million units total compared to 13.95 million units last fiscal year. However, unlike the previous year, the Nintendo 3DS has not managed to bridge the expenses gap left by the Wii U. Though Nintendo has forecast a further 12 million units for the handheld console, proving that they estimate a steady stream of sales once again.

In regards to 3DS software, global sales for Pokemon X and Y stormed to an incredible height with 12.26 million units sold, while successful simulation game Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold an impressive 3.8 million units with the US and Europe. Nintendo also notes that Luigi’s Mansion 2, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros. all sold more than two million units. Global software sales totalled a massive 67.89 million units over 49.61 million units last fiscal year.

It’s clear that Nintendo are fighting a tough battle when it comes to sales for the Wii U, but given their push for the home console with marketing campaigns for Mario Kart 8 and E3’s event for Super Smash Bros., coupled with a modest forecast for sales, Nintendo hasn’t quite thrown in the towel just yet. Let us know what you think of the company’s fiscal results in the comment section below.

 

 

127 thoughts on “Nintendo Posts Financial Losses Due To Wii U’s “Negative Impact” On Profits”

    1. I personally believe the worst is over for WII U. Now for Nintendo to start kicking ass and taking names starting with Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros for 2014. Bring on!

      1. MK8 and SB will be the last big first party titles for WiiU

        Nintendo usually has a year-break in game releases before releasing a new system where not many games come out … expect that for WiiU starting the end of this year and a new Nintendo System for 2016.

        expect a reveal Mid-2015 … so, you won’t hear about it at this E3 … want proof? … after E3, you won’t know any new big first party title for WiiU

          1. Nintendo Consoles usually last 5 years for 2 reasons

            Reason 1 – Good Sales … riding out the profits
            Reason 2 – No possibility of updating hardware

            They couldn’t replace the Gamecube quickly, it was top-quality hardware … same with N64. The Wii wasn’t top-quality hardware, but it had good sales. The Virtual Boy didn’t have good sales and it’s the best they could do … so, the scapped it! … the WiiU is the first system with poor sales in which it’s not using top-quality hardware … DO NOT EXPECT A 5 YEAR CYCLE … this situation is unlike any situation Nintendo has been in before … expect a NEW SYSTEM … nintendo won’t even say they’re replacing the WiiU. Nintendo will do a DS trick … the DS replaced the GB and Nintendo said it wasn’t replacing the GB … in time, yes it did. The WiiU will be replaced whether they say so or not.

            want proof? … there will be no new first party titles … if there are new first party titles, i promise you they will be delayed and eventually released on their next system (and maybe WiiU also).

        1. this game is going to suck but cult country wouldnt and loses

          Biggest wii u proplem next to not having 3rd party support is only one gamepad per system… if they could add one more gamepsd to the unit, itd might make a big difference in sales but I guess that ship has sailed.

        2. Awesome article for trolls. They will always be trolls and trolls to replace trolls when the are gone lmao. Lets see, aeolus, then neutron, then iceazeama, now sassori or whatever his name is. Not to forget about the countless others.

          Who will it be after sassori?

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            It doesn’t matter if it’s Laser, Blazer or Tazer, they will all fail just as always…

            1. When will that sassori leave lmao! Most of them just leave one day it seems but will sassori just stay forever lmao!

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                Not really, Aeolus, Neutron and some others stayed for months until they got proven wrong and destroyed completely by our holy 3DS…

                1. Really lmao. What bitches. I didn’t really know that, i came here at the end of neutron so i just assumed they just left like some of the others. They really would leave just because of something ending up not failing.

                    1. Maybe because i know ice does, i think neutron might and sassori clearly does.

                      I just think they don’t like it lmao!

                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        I think Ice likes Nintendo, but I guess he takes his frustration a few steps higher than we do…

                        1. I can’t see how anybody couldn’t see that from the start lmao. I remember running to him on youtube in someones video not to long ago, i don’t remember who’s video but i asked him why he’s not at mynintendonews. He said something like “I’m not there and not being nearly as critical towards nintendo because i simply don’t care about them anymore, if you don’t care you won’t criticize. I think its just time to leave nintendo and just keep watch if anything good happens or if things change” lmao there was more and that statement isn’t perfect but i don’t remember all of what he said. So i don’t think he is coming back and maybe to nintendo in general. it seemed like a very serious comment coming from him lmao.

                          Yeah you can tell he likes nintendo or at least used to a lot, who would have thought his trolling was actually his way of staying with nintendo longer lmao!

                          1. He is a parasite that wants to use this website as a way to fund his well fare by becoming a Youtube partner

                              1. Indeed, he spends most of his time on here… making videos that no one cares about and looking like a total prat

                                      1. Trolls for good

                                        It was amazing, it was called “the outdoors” that Sasori has never been to. It was great and made me think how fucked Microsoft are *sigh* good times

                                      2. This comment section is probably going to get just as bad as the one on IGN. I’m just going to leave right now, before the war breaks out…

                                                1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                                  I don’t understand how people are “Nintenfrauds” if they like Nintendo?…

                                                  Makes no sense…

                                                  1. You’re not supposed to understand him. He talks bullshit all the time, so don’t bother with what he’s saying.

                                                      1. Nintendo is my Blood

                                                        Than you’ll be curious for a looooong time, the little twerp doesn’t seem to show any sign of intelligence and it scares me

                                                      2. he’s a troll but he’s so funny, ahaha
                                                        I’ve never seen a more contraditory person in the world..
                                                        sasori, pls, show us your zelda albw poster

                                                        1. Nintendo is my Blood

                                                          That was so funny when someone asked him why he had it if he hated Nintendo so much to which he replied “because I had the points”

                                                          So I was asking myself “If I put a gun in front of him, would he feel obligated to shoot himself”

                                                        2. If Nintendo is a “Fraud” then what are they being accused of? I know Microsoft is a fraud for hiding the DRM in the code of the Xbox One even after the Day One Update.

                                                          I know Sony is a fraud for making people believe the PS4 with way more powerful than last gen but really it’s only 50% more powerful which isn’t much.

                                                        3. Sasori I can’t believe your still here but since you are I’ll say this, from reading your comments you should be the biggest Nintendo fan ever because your always saying Nintendo games are rehashs and every comment of yours is a rehash, you always say their games are just for kids and your just a kid. I’ve been gaming longer than you’ve been alive, he’ll my first gaming experience was spending hours typing in DOS code on an Apple 2 compatible computer, so what I’m saying next I don’t say lightly because I’m the first one to encourage people to get into gaming but you need to give it up and pay more attention at school because your an uneducated spoilt little brat

                                                        4. EVERY Nintendo thread on IGN is a war in the comment section.
                                                          Though I can imagine an article like this is much worse.

                                                          1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                                                            I’ve seen a few of them. The Playsation & Xbox fanboys can’t help but migrate to the Nintendo articles. You’d think their “far more “superior” to Nintendo consoles” consoles would keep them too busy & away from Nintendo articles.

                                                            1. Yep. An expected loss of billions of dollars for Sony is the final nail in the coffin for them

                                                              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                                                The irony is that there is nothing in this world, the universe, multiverse or Miiverses that yo ucan say to me or any other Nintendo fan that can possibly insult us since your face is already exposed for the masses…

                                                              2. ༼ つ◕_◕༽つSTOP BEING STUPID BITCH༼ つ◕_◕༽つ

                                                                ༼ つ◕_◕༽つWHY YOU MASTURBATE TO YOUR BUTTHURT BITCH?༼ つ◕_◕༽つ

                                                            2. Notice how it took Sickr only 0.10 seconds to write this article up. If it was an article for something good about the Wii U, he wouldn’t bother.. sad, isn’t it.

                                                              Anyway, I believe this is down to the shuffling in the Nintendo HQ, only a fraction of the profits are due to the 3DS and Wii U. Even then that isn’t a very big lose seeing how the 3DS is still selling well and the Wii U is starting to pick up.

                                                              I’m surprised not many people talk about how Microsoft is still losing money because the Xbox 360 and Xbox Original actually costed them a shit ton of money because they couldn’t keep up with the loses in profitsm or how Sony has lost over $1 Billion or so this past week.

                                                              Nintendo is in decent shape and I wouldn’t really worry about them because once the new Video Game Crash comes around, Nintendo’s innovative games and ideas will once again save gaming.

                                                              1. Notice how I’m the author of this post and we compile a report on Nintendo’s financial results – no matter how good or bad – every year. If you’re going to make a comment like that at least look at the author of the article first. Cheers! :)

                                                                1. How about less of the harsh bite backs and more of the “Its appears you got the wrong author” then I would say sorry but sadly I just get a cheeky come back.

                                                                  I’m sorry if its true, I seen people post good news about the Wii U yet you guys hardly post them, like that guy who posted the article about Sonic Boom actually needing a Cryengine 3 upgrade because of the Wii U’s power.

                                                                  1. Apologies if you thought I was being cheeky above, I didn’t realise it came across in such a manner. We do post plenty of positive articles, but we’re a news site, and we post both the good and the bad. Cheers! :)

                                                                      1. don’t worry nintendo, after how you betrayed me as a wii u owner and treated me like shit, i will never buy for any of your games full price. you deserve that lost, you never listed to what you fans and consumers wanted, “nintendo is a company that can do whatever the hell we want.” screw that stupid logic, your surpposed to listen to your consumers but you assumed everyone that owns a wii u is a “KID”. look how crappy the wii u’s online store is aka eshope, look how trash miiverse was( wtf did they even remove swapnote). very stupid decisions. why the heck is iwata following stupid decisions from 85 year old man. every single person from top management need to be fired even bill Triton because he has inherited things from mayamoto and iwata.

                                                                        look at how slowly the xbox one is coming back after they removed drm. they listed to consumer feed and figured it could bring more people to buy an xbox one.even though the xbox one is behind the ps4 in terms of sells and slightly power, the console is not barebones, has alot of next gen fetaures, runs next gen engines, runs above 720p( 900p>720p) and has next gen specs. nintendo gave microsoft an easy markert 6th gen, 7th gen and now 8th gen.

                                                                        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                                                          Because unlike your corrupted pathetic evil leaders, we will never become an empire that lies to people, tries to rob money from them with every little DLC and half-arsed games…

                                                                          And people have to be stupid to really believe that the Xbot leaders actually removed DRM from the Xbox Done…

                                                                          When it comes to Americans with power, none of them are to be trusted, end of story…

                                                                            1. Not really, PvZ:GW still has DRM on it, so really there is still DRM on the console. Even without the DRM, more people prefer either going for the PC, PS4 and/or Wii U like me. Xbone is a pathetic console and even the new head of the Xbox division thinks so

                                                                              1. There isn’t drm on the console, drm on PvZ is EA’s doing, developers can put drm on they’re games on ANY console

                                                                                1. Actually, the DRM coding is still in the Xbox One. People have already seen that the DRM is turned “Off” so really in theory Microsoft can turn it back on again

                                                                                2. Okay. I fucking dare you to drop $550 for that DRV shit and insert one of any X1 game and watch that shit download and install a digital version from Xbox Live.

                                                                                  That’s part of the DRM you dumbass. Microsoft LIED TO YOU & 4 MILLION RETARDS WORLDWIDE!

                                                                                3. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                                                                                  Deactivation is not the same thing as removed. A single patch/update and its back on.
                                                                                  Xbot Exposed along with Xbomb exposed.

                                                                                  Oh and it’s also an unconventional terrorist device that explodes on you for no apparent reason.
                                                                                  Exposed twice.

                                                                                  Also you don’t have anyone friends, and statues made of your own shit don’t count.
                                                                                  Exposed 3 times.

                                                                                  You sold your own brain to replace it with shit, therefore all your opinions are never facts but bullshit.
                                                                                  Exposed 4 times.

                                                                                  You said “PC is for social rejects” and your playing on it. Hypocrisy.
                                                                                  Exposed 6 times, because you exposed yourself and I exposed you at the same time.

                                                                                  You seem to have potential for Encyclopedia Dramatica. Even they noticed you for your stupidity.
                                                                                  Exposed 7 times.

                                                                                  I can expose you more times than how many times you can expose a “Nintendrone”. Exposed 8 times, I’m on a roll.

                                                                                  1. Yes, that explains why Microsoft is still paying for their last gen console and now current gen whilst also getting it’s ass handed to it by the Wii U… Even when you try to make yourself look smart you still look like a desperate fangirl trying to say “I’M NOT ON MY PERIOD” by using a console that isn’t even worth buying for Titanfall or any game you can easily get on the PC.

                                                                                    Face it kiddo, your luck has ran out and expect Microsoft to have their ass handed to them by Sony, Nintendo and even Valve

                                                                                      1. And again you are not reading the whole thing.. if you did some research like I did you’d know Microsoft are in debt for the bomb shell known as the Original Xbox which actually burnt out quick than the Xbox 360 and Xbone. Like I said before, Nintendo destroyed Microsoft last generation because the Xbox 360 has only just recently caught up with the Wii but now since the Wii U is out Microsoft is fucked.

                                                                                        Face it kiddo, Microsoft is done for if they don’t sell off their Xbox Brand

                                                                                      2. Actually, its Playstation that trashed your fucking favorite gimped PC in a black box for 2 generations straight.

                                                                                        There. Correction made.

                                                                                      3. Why the heck is iwata following stupid decisions from an 85 year old man he says

                                                                                        Wow… You really respect the dead don’t you? Suck a fat one

                                                                                      4. Losing you as a gamer is not a bad think, in fact i’m sure everybody wins if you stop playing!!!

                                                                                    1. Really?, Wii U? Nintendo’s Buying back Yamauichi familys shares back and investing in marketing an R&D has nothing to do with it?

                                                                                      this fucking site

                                                                                        1. nintendo fanboys said e3 is irrelevant but in January they were hyping nintendo e3 press conference. lol now you fanboys will say money is irrelevant because nintendo can survive for 3 failed consoles more. yep everything good that could help nintendo is irrelevant.

                                                                                          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                                                                            The only Nintendo fans that said E3 was irrelevant was those in your imagination, try harder Xbot, or even better, don’t even try, you just get exposed by us, your viewers and perhaps worst of all, yourself…

                                                                                          2. Wow, stupid AND an Xbot… you don’t know the difference between a press conference and a Digital Live Stream…. I think you need to go back to school kiddo

                                                                                              1. So why did you say Nintendo is holding a press conference when clearly they are not? Sounds to me like you really need to go back to school instead of sitting around the house doing nothing but complaining about Nintendo all day… also, calling me a “Retard” is the lost form of wit..

                                                                                              2. Who in the blind fat fuck that is you, ever said E3 was irrelevant? In fact, Sony owned last year’s E3 by sucker punching Microsoft in the face over DRM and Nintendo just being its usual self while Microsoft was dancing around promoting and damage cintrolling their horrible DRM BS. Microsoft was a laughing stock during 2013.

                                                                                                1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                                                                                                  Or the guy in charge at the time telling people to “deal with it by buying a 360 if they didn’t like the Xbox One’s features.” Big mistake because they dealt with it, all right. Some took it too far but you don’t just go out & be a total douchebag to your consumers by telling them to “deal with it.”

                                                                                                1. Nintendo is my Blood

                                                                                                  That is ridiculous NC…

                                                                                                  …to reach Sasorry’s level of stupidity, one would have to be hit on the head by a bowling ball 5 times, kicked in the head by a goat about 3, dropped from a 50 foot high apartment twice and have your brains deep fried at 500’C for thirty minutes

                                                                                                  It is a sure fire recipe for stupidity

                                                                                                2. Lol hahahaha Nintendo should just give up and be a baby Toy Company officially and make a Baby Love Hotel like back in the days

                                                                                                  Iwata is a Sony secret Agent,tasked with ruining Nintendo systematically from within.

                                                                                                  When Nintendo’s share price is at a all time low,he will sell Majority of Nintendo’s shares to Sony

                                                                                                  Hahahahahahahahaha ahahahahahhahahahahaha

                                                                                                  1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                                                                                                    Idiot. Love motels aren’t for children. <.< And all ages can enjoy toys, believe it or not.

                                                                                                  2. Why should Nintendo give their shares to a dying company?

                                                                                                    Sony lost $1 Billion dollars the past few weeks so really Sony should give their shares to Nintendo and join them.

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                                                                                                3. well it’s a good news, believe it or not. cause Wii U did not have much support from Nintendo either, 2013 was really really ……. (fill the blank) for the wii U in term of support but again the hardware has been doing great it you take into account additional factors such as the press/3rd part are not keen on the hardware which bring a lot of negative press. The good thing is software sell very well and have the potential to build a solid library which will transform the Wii U as a seller. If people break their Wii (i.e. little johnny put a chocolate biscuit in the optical driver) they will buy the Wii U. Saying say Nintendo needs to have a stream of constant software release. 1 very good game a month can turn thing around. Nintendo really needs to keep the momentum after Mario kart 8 until Christmas if they want the wii U to be successful. Also bring title on eshop is good but they really need to have a reality check on their online offering and customer loyalty reward.

                                                                                                  Nintendo 3 DS has a magnificent support both from Nintendo and 3rd party also at the end f the day you can sell 500 millions unit worldwide which is logic the sales decrease steadily.

                                                                                                  Couple with other economic factors (tax raised in Japan) and the early start of the economy recovery in Europe and US. The fact they have to buy back some share, they invested in companies, developing new thing and new business (QOL). The results are logics and it’s a very good news. They really have to get to work as from the E3 until Christmas. If Mario kart and smash bro managed to shit an additional 3 millions units for 2014-2015 then the Wii U will be in OK position.

                                                                                                4. Lol hahahaha Nintendo should just give up and be a baby Toy Company officially and make a Baby Love Hotel like back in the days

                                                                                                  Iwata is a Sony secret Agent,tasked with ruining Nintendo systematically from within.

                                                                                                  When Nintendo’s share price is at a all time low,he will sell Majority of Nintendo’s shares to Sony

                                                                                                  Hahahahahahahahaha ahahahahahhahahahahaha

                                                                                                5. Nintendo could have made the Wii U hardware as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox1. Nintendo is sitting on at least 11 billion cash reserves. The Wii U was perceived as week even compared to PS3, that is what killed it these last two years, that and not enough games. I love my Wii U. Nintendo should put a pro controller and a Wiimote plus and nunchuck in every box with the Gamepad and make games that use two Gamepads. I love the Wii Sports Club Golf and Tennis and Bowling, Golf uses the Gamepad. What ever happened to the shooting game that used the Wiimote plus Nunchuck with the Gamepad as a scope, that looked awesome.

                                                                                                6. These losses are from the price drops for the Wii U. The company itself is still making money hand over fist.

                                                                                                  If they just advertized the thing as its own standalone console, it would probably do better.

                                                                                                  1. Nintendo’s first big mistake with the Wii U was lack of advertising. It was in stores for god knows how long before I seen the first Wii U tv commercial. Even now, you never see any Wii U commercials unless you’re watching certain channels. My local Wal-Mart just recently got a Wii U kiosk. It’s been there for about 2 months now. But I have never seen it working. The screen is always black. No power. Why? Who knows.

                                                                                                    Nintendo failed to advertise at the key moment when they should have. Before the PS4 And Xbone released. I just hope that us Nintendo fans who bought a Wii U is enough to keep Nintendo afloat. I also hope that Nintendo has some awesome announcements for E3. And not something like NintendoLand again. (- _ -)

                                                                                                    They need to announce some hardcore titles. Like Metroid, Star Fox, Animal Crossing (for Wii U) etc. Or Super Mario Galaxy 3 (or Sunshine 2). And (even though it’s not exactly a system seller), I wonder when we’ll hear about a Mario Party 10? I hope it’s a dramatic improvement. I’ve never played Mario Party 9, but my brother and niece talks like it sucked.

                                                                                                    There’s SO many things Nintendo could do to revitalize their company and franchises. I just hope we get to see something besides Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 and Zelda at E3. Yes, I do want to see the new Zelda. But much MORE!

                                                                                                    1. agreed with what you are saying. FYI Mario Party 9 sucked, trust me I play Mario part 1,4,5,6,7,8 and 9. My favourite one is mario party 7 followed by 5. I play mario party 5, 2 weeks ago (yeah I still use my wii). I hope they bring the fun back and more content cause the fun was not there in MP9 and the content was no there in MP8 and 9. To be honest an easy thing to do will be to have all the boards from 1 to 9, and make sure we move like we are used to in MP1 to 8

                                                                                                      1. Yeah, I always thought it would be cool to have a Mario Party game that featured every board and mini-game from the entire series. As long as they have an option to turn off each specific mini-game that you don’t like. Instead of just mini-game “sets”. Seriously, there’s some mini-games that I hated with a passion. And the game seemed to choose those mini-games over & over. Like that super boring one where you have to steer the submarine and shoot your opponents. Ugh! I think that was Mario Party 2 or 3. Or 1?

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                                                                                                    3. This is what happens when you can’t market your console and when you can’t get 3rd party support. If you marketed the Wii U like it should be marketed and get 3rd party support, you’d probably do much better. Look, I like Nintendo and I’m not trying to troll here, but I don’t think Mario Kart and Smash bros. are going to save this console this time. They may help within the first few weeks, but that will be it. Look at Super Mario 3D World. Everyone thought that was going to skyrocket sales for the wii u. It was even #1 on Amazon for a week. But it only sold over a million copies. I think the same is going to happen with Mario Kart and Smash Bros. Again, I’m not trying to troll or make people angry.

                                                                                                    4. first problem: the name. 2nd problem: no games….many 3rd party devs stepped back or hold their games to release it on all systems instead of exclusives (look at you ubisoft). 3rd problem: still no metroid or star fox. dear mr nintendo, why not listening to the fans…to the ppl who are the customer???! i dont get it. dont be a proud japanese….proud is a false feeling, letting you things do that no normal one would do.

                                                                                                      1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                                                                                                        If the name is a problem, I feel sorry for humanity since Super Nintendo Entertainment System was just one word from Nintendo Entertainment System. As for no games, it has plenty of games. This “no games” problem is false. It’s been false the day it was used to explain the Wii U’s bad sales. The real problem is the system just doesn’t have the games that the MAJORITY wants, not that it has no games period. And the big name 3rd parties are not the “many” as many people like to believe. Not anymore, anyway. The 3rd party indie developers outnumber the big name 3rd parties.

                                                                                                      2. If the name was a problem then the Xbox One wouldn’t have sold 3 million… and slowed down like shit, yeah I think your right the name is the main cause.

                                                                                                        But saying there is “no games” is pretty arrogant, because the Wii U actually has more games than the PS4 and Xbox One

                                                                                                        Xbox One – 1 Game and 1 meh indie game
                                                                                                        PS4 – 1 Game and a handful of great indie games
                                                                                                        Wii U – 8 Games and a shit ton of great indie games

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                                                                                                    6. The main reason why Wii U flopped was because 1. Lack of public advertisements 2. Dumbass and lazy 3rd parties starting the BS trend of Wii U being weak when clearly there’s a hand ful of developers who actually took time working with Wii U and proved the system had more potential than everyone thinks (NFS: Hot Pursuit and Project Cars for example) 3. Nintendo, for some odd reasons, making strange ass decisions that makes people believe they’re holding back. 4. 2013 shortage of launch window titles.

                                                                                                      Its nothing wrong about the hardware other than it being differently built from PS4/One that made 3rd parties whine like the lazy pussies they are and exaggerate or lie about Wii U’s true hardware architecture. The truth cannot get anymore simple than that.

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                                                                                                    9. I just want the Wii U to die and for Nintendo to make their games for a proper console. I don’t want to be playing awesome games like Zelda on such a half-assed system when we have the XBox One and PS4. The 3DS is fine though, Nintendo can keep doing their own unique thing with that, it just doesn’t work with the same way with consoles.

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