Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wii U Game Pre-Orders Show Biggest Increase After Gamescom

While there has been a lot of negative click bait articles about the Wii U, the system continues to prove that it has some serious bite left in it. Amazon has recently produced a document showing that Wii U pre-orders have increased the most among the 3 new consoles after the Gamescom convention. This is of course in stark contrast to the many trolls who claim the machine is dead and buried without the precious third party support in supposedly needs. According to Amazon, Wii U game pre-orders rose an impressive 8.67% while the PS4 saw a rise of 5.16%. The XBOne is bringing up the rear with a rise of 2.81%.

This news is a welcome reminder that the Wii U is by no means defeated and that Nintendo's stellar first party software continues to be the driving force behind their hardware. Interestingly this news also echoes statements by various indie developers on the eShop who have stated that the Wii U actually has the best tie ratio between software and hardware. As Nintendo enters the holiday 2014 season with its amazing game lineup (Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros, etc.), expect the Wii U to continue its upward climb. And for the record, the Wii U is currently in a strong second place with the XBOne bringing up the rear and not third place as many trolls would have you believe.


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