Wii U sales fall below PS Vita in Japan

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Posted 4:58pm on Wed 27 February 2013
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Wii U sales fall below PS Vita in Japan
Under 10,000 Wii U consoles sold in the week of February 18.

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Posted 4:58pm on Wed 27 February 2013
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Under 10,000 Wii U consoles sold in the week of February 18.

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Things will pick for Wii U, games come out in march, etc. Good to see the Vita doing better.
Posted 5:02pm on Wed 27 February 2013
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    Under 10,000 Wii U consoles sold in the week of February 18.

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    Christ!

    Wii-U the next Dreamcast?
    Posted 5:04pm on Wed 27 February 2013
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      Under 10,000 Wii U consoles sold in the week of February 18.

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      Yay! Super Mario launch title for PS4!
      Posted 10:58am on Sat 2 March 2013
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      Under 10,000 Wii U consoles sold in the week of February 18.

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      Don't the Japanese market buy consoles when the games come out that they actually want to play? The WiiU library is pretty dire at the moment, so wait until there's more games worth playing and see what happens. Like 3DS.
      Posted 11:10am on Sat 2 March 2013
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      Don't the Japanese market buy consoles when the games come out that they actually want to play? The WiiU library is pretty dire at the moment, so wait until there's more games worth playing and see what happens. Like 3DS.

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      The Vita has plenty of games that the Japanese want, Persona 4 is a prime example. The sales for that had not really picked up until this price drop. That being said they do have Monster Hunter which is HUGE in Japan so I'm not entirely sure that software will help greatly.
      Posted 1:13pm on Sat 2 March 2013
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      The Vita has plenty of games that the Japanese want, Persona 4 is a prime example. The sales for that had not really picked up until this price drop. That being said they do have Monster Hunter which is HUGE in Japan so I'm not entirely sure that software will help greatly.

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      The Vita, I wouldn't say has many games out right now the Japanese audience wants, but it certainly has them coming. Soul sacrifice is coming, dragons crown is coming, FF10 HD is coming (if people still care), phantasy star online 2 is coming. The line up is coming up nicely in Japan (the west could use some work still).

      It is unfair to judge a platform so early in it's life. Considering 1 year is still a point where the platform is at it's most expensive, and some of the games coming are to be released as cross titles (Tokiden is a PSP and PS vita release, Pokemon B2&W2 DS and 3DS release) Look at the 3DS, after the first year nay sayers were still saying the platform was doomed. Now it's 2 year along 30 million units sold, and 2013 looks like it will be a brilliant year for the platform.

      The Vita price cut will give the system some more strength before games come out. However it takes time to make a success, and I makes me so angry when you see annoying comments of "so and so system is dead" or "so and so manufacturer better start third party soon" so early in a life cycle of a console. It's like to some people think if said hardware is not an instant success, then the platform and platform holder is screwed, and or want to wish death on a certain platform....
      Posted 1:29pm on Sat 2 March 2013
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      Monster Hunter is going to make a big difference in Japan. Especially since Wii U and 3DS versions can play together. Bear in mind just how many 3DS systems are already on the market. It probably won't be anywhere near as big a deal in the West, although it should be, but is going to push some sales. Lego City Undercover, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and .... ok ... ANYTHING else, please .... will do a better job over here.

      I have to say, the reporting of low sales was not quite done with the same apparent relish when it was PS3 and Vita as it is being now it is Wii U. Not just on this site, but overall.
      Posted 1:49pm on Sat 2 March 2013
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      Monster Hunter is going to make a big difference in Japan. Especially since Wii U and 3DS versions can play together. Bear in mind just how many 3DS systems are already on the market. It probably won't be anywhere near as big a deal in the West, although it should be, but is going to push some sales. Lego City Undercover, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and .... ok ... ANYTHING else, please .... will do a better job over here.

      I have to say, the reporting of low sales was not quite done with the same apparent relish when it was PS3 and Vita as it is being now it is Wii U. Not just on this site, but overall.

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      Monster Hunter is going to make a big difference in Japan.

      Um, you do realize it came out around 3 months ago in Japan on Wii U and over a year ago on 3DS right?

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      The Vita, I wouldn't say has many games out right now the Japanese audience wants

      Disgaea 3
      Dynasty Warriors Next
      Everybody's golf 6
      Lord of Apocalypse
      Tales of innocence R
      Ragnarock Odyssey
      Gravity Rush
      Virtues Last Reward
      Ninja Gaiden Sigma plus
      New Little Kings Story
      Persona 4: Golden
      Kidō Senshi Gundam SEED Battle Destiny
      Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f
      Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta
      Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland
      Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2
      Phantasy Star 2 (Came out 3 days ago)

      These are all currently out and are ones off the top of my head, I am sure there are more. So I really beg to differ....
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