Skip to comments.Nintendo slashes 2014 sales forecast for Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million
Posted on 01/17/2014 2:09:29 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
It's not even financials season yet, but Nintendo is trying to lower expectations in advance. In a statement today, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, shaving hacking it down from 9 million for April 2013 - March 2014 to just 2.8 million -- less than a third of the original estimate. It's also less than the number of Wii Us that Nintendo sold in its launch year. That was 3.45 million, if you're counting.
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Meanwhile, PS4 sales are exceeding expectations.
How is the NSA Microsoft One Box doing?
That’s a major slash...
Nintendo slashes 2014 sales forecast for Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million
Slashes? More like they nuked it..............
The Wii U isn’t a bad console. The Wii U is also not revolutionary. Maybe they should have called it something that didn’t make it sound like their old machine with add-ons.
You must have not seen my parents try to play an Atari 2600 to think there was any such time.
bring back the DreamCast!
Why the Sega Dreamcast won the last console war
It was ahead of its time.
I think they should have pushed the horsepower envelope a good bit farther. More importantly, they should get more damn games out the door. Make it the first priority to get 3rd party developers excited/involved. I think they depend too much on Mario and other tired tent pole titles.
Overall, they come off very much like BlackBerry in the final years. Malaise oozing from every pore.
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, select, start.
I didn’t understand the concept anyway
We bought our son a PS3 for Christmas. They are cheap now.
The PS4’s are about a year from having games that can take advantage of the power of that unit. IIRC the PS3 was the same way.
Yes, they were very simple back then. But fun and easy to play. Today’s games are almost as realistic as the real deal, only you have to devote half your life trying to figure out how to play the darn thing.
Bring back PacMan and the game with the Battleships.
You can play pac-man online these days and battleship clones are everywhere...
You can play pac-man online these days...”
I know but that doesn’t even come close to the fun I had with my son when he was a teenager and we sat cross legged on the floor for many an hour playing together. Of course that was some 35 years ago.
Now I play racing games on the XBox with the twelve-year-old son which he thinks is a pretty cool thing for a granny to do. Every now and then we crank up the old ones and play a game or two with Mario.
Nobody plays Wii anymore. It was a flash in the pan. Right now, you can go to your local pawn shop and buy the latest version of Wii for 15 bucks.
The economy is all Wii Wiid up.
The first console that had an MMO I believe. I stood in line on 9-9-99 to pick mine up.
If it wasn’t for the Dreamcast, EA sports would have never got a kick in the rear by 2k sports. EA wouldn’t make sports games for them so they had to make their own.
I still have a Dreamcast on hand so I can play Soul Calibur.
I’m assuming you’re talking about the old Atari 2600 version of pac man.
But you can get the arcade version on your TV with one of these little gadget. You used to be able to find these in the toy aisle. I found mine at Goodwill. :-)
I think a lot of people who normally wouldn’t touch a video game console bought a Wii. I saw it in my own family. And those kind of people are not keen on buying the next big console. The Wii was the perfect storm and now it’s over.
Meh. My plans are, eventually, to get an N64, PS2, and an xBox. Maybe a 360 as well. But for now, I’m pretty content with Steam.
Intellivision, Colecovision and a bunch of other systems competed with Atari didn’t they?
I had the Coleco when I was a kid. I was checking out the items in my parents attic and found my old Coleco with a bunch of games for it. I brought it home and checked out what people were selling them for and then threw it up in my attic when I found it wasn’t worth anything.
Im assuming youre talking about the old Atari 2600 version of pac man.”
That would be the one. Wish I’d kept the original one we had. But you can’t keep everything. I do still have a lot of the 78’s I bought in the late 1950’s and early 60’s - my mom called them my “devil’s music”. My son laughs about that, particularly when compared to today’s music.
BASES LOADED..I still have that game, still have my Nintendo in the garbage, one day its gonna be worth something. I have the Wii U and I’m happy with it..this year there will be some good launches such as Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze so the Wii U isn’t dead yet
reminds me of a website all about old computers, all the pre-Windows stuff. There were a ton of them I had never heard of before.
Mattel (owned Intellivision) even tried to launch a home PC.... pulled it after 4 months.
Did you mean garage? Lol.
I wish I had held onto mine. I think my mother decades ago threw it away, as she did earlier with my huge Hot Wheels and Matchbox car and truck collection. Also my plastic dinosaurs. These things meant a lot to me as a kid and I would have loved to have them and other things from the time around today for the memories.
Yes lol stupid iPad doing the spell check screwed up lol..but yeah I have the Super Nintendo, saga genesis, and the Nintendo NES..i still have the duck hunt gun..how ironic..if that game came out now the leftist would demand the gun be banned..I’d like to sell the PS2 but you know how gamestop is, they give nothing for it so I just put everything in the garage because who knows one day it might be worth something..
The wii u gets a bum wrap but it’s a good system and I’m enjoying it a lot..it’s backwards compatible with wii games so eventually they will make more games for it..meanwhile I haven’t gotten the xbox one yet, too many bugs, too many issues to even bother getting one now
Intellivision, Colecovision and a bunch of other systems competed with Atari didnt they?
Yes. I believe you were able to play 2600 carts on the Colecovision. Not sure how they got away with that. Then you had a lot of non-licensed developers making games for the 2600.
I actually started out with the Vectrex as a kid. It was a D.O.A. system as it came out during the infamous 1983 video game crash. It was very Dreamcast like as it was ahead of it's time as well.