Japanese gamers not interested in buying the Wii U?
A survey by Goo Research in Japan has pointed towards a lack of interest in the Wii U. Of the 1083 people who they polled, only 9.4% said they wanted to buy the Wii U, 36.1% expressed interest but did not want to buy it, and the remaining 54% said they were not interested.
As with all research of this kind, the statistics should be taken with a pinch of salt. 1083 is hardly a representative of gamers in Japan. The Wii U also has a long way to go before it is released so it’s not surprising that 36.1% were interested but didn’t want to buy. But nonetheless, it’s encouraging to see such a high number that are at least interested in Nintendo’s next home console.
However, polls like this are relevant as they do indicate that Nintendo have a lot of work to do when it comes to convincing people to take interest in their new console. The full results are after the break.
- less than 10% said they wanted to buy a Wii U
- audience surveyed was about 53% male
- 16.3% were in their teens
- 18.2% in their twenties
- 21.9% in their thirties
- 16.3% in their forties
- 27.3% were fifty or older
- 64% of them owned a games machine
- 62% of the 694 game owners had a DS
- 5.7% had a Wii
- specifically, 9.4% said they wanted to buy a Wii U
- 36.1% said they didn’t want to buy, but were interested
- 54.5% said they weren’t interested
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