Gamers more interested in Nintendo’s Wii U post E3 display, says survey


Resurgence in purchase interests for Nintendo’s Wii U post strong E3 display. 

Following massive efforts at the E3 this year, Japan’s Nintendo has managed to finally spike gamers’ interest levels. A recent study pioneered by the IHS and Gamer Network has revealed that the number of consumers planning to buy Nintendo’s Wii U has significantly risen post their E3 display in 2014.


An approximate of thousand gamers were a part of the survey process before and after the conference. Gamers were quizzed about their purchase interests for both Nintendo’s Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox One.

Nintendo’s home console and Microsoft’s Xbox One were the preferred choice of gaming enthusiasts, as opposed to Sony’s PlayStation 4 – whose interest levels fell below 30%.

Although, both PS4 and Xbox One managed to gain around 1 percent each of players who were probable to go and purchase their systems, Nintendo’s Wii U had a significant rise in numbers.

Nintendo saw a three percent jump in 2 categories – “probably will purchase” and “definitely will purchase”, there was also an eight percent decrease in players who would definitely not purchase a Wii U.

Wii U’s first party games – The Legend of Zelda Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Hyrule Warriors and Star Fox Wii U occupied the top five spots on the charts for anticipated first-party games.

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