Wii U (Wii 2) is Suddenly Competing with, Even Outselling the PS4 and Xbox1
I noticed how the media are out to get Nintendo now that their sales of the Wii U (the newer Wii console, Wii 2 or Super Wii if you will) have looked bad of late, so I made it my business to do a little research. Yesterday I checked on the websites of Walmart, Bestbuy, Gamestop and even Amazon (who don't officially stock Wii U and instead use overpriced third party vendors) to see reality.
Things yesterday didn't look wonderful for the Wii U, but for the console to be in the top 50 video game items sold at most of these retailers seemed fair. Not quite as bad as the media would make us believe. Obviously the Ps4 and Xbox one were riding high in the top ten having only been released in the last few weeks. They are powerful little machines with fanatical hordes behind them. Hordes, because they seem to be the only kind of games on those machines. Violent, Mob games.
But today, I ventured back out and checked out the best selling items and low and behold, the Wii U was now right up there.
The Best Selling...
I sorted all of the video game consoles, games, and all accessories to see how well the Nintendo Wii U was doing. On the top was the best selling. In each list there was tens of thousands of entries.
@ Best Buy in 4th place ahead of the PS4 and Not too far behind the Xbox One
@ Gamestop - Again in the top 4 with another bundle with the windwaker in the top 20 also.
Gamestop most interested me.....
Gamestop most interested me because not only were the figures a surprise but the PS4 and Xbox one were not eve in the top 20 for best selling this week. Maybe it's because there are none in stock but nevertheless the results still show a strong sales figure for Nintendo Wii U.
@ Walmart - The search returned all consoles, Games and accessories with the Wii U as the best selling console according to their website today.
The Dreaded Media
With half the media on the side of Sony and the other on the side of Microsoft, it seems that Nintendo have been bashed, told to go out of business and generally hated by all online commentators. When in reality, they still have a market.
A Market for those who want to switch their games from the TV to a tablet so some one else can use the TV at an instant. For those who want fun games rather than just violence. And mostly for families out there who want to play a 2 - 4 player game with actual people sitting beside them, unlike every other console out there right now.
The Wii U is coming back and the proof is there. The media just choose to ignore it, twist the truth and try and swing another shovel of dirt onto the "grave" of Nintendo. Will they be buried alive? It doesn't look like it.