70°
Submitted by jjdoyle 959d ago | interview

Wii U beats 3DS for day one value

"Nintendo may not be prepared to talk about the Wii U price yet, but when it arrives later this year it will have a stronger day one offer than the 3DS launch, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton told MCV.

“One of the problems with 3DS was content. When we launched we didn’t have the content we do now, or the functionality for download games either. We do have that now, and did get there a few months after launch.", writes MCVUK. (3DS, David Yarnton, E3, Nintendo, Wii U)

alousow   959d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Darth Stewie  +   959d ago
It's not hard when day 1 of the 3DS it was overpriced and its launch line up sucked. However several months later the 3DS became a beast.
miyamoto  +   959d ago
“One of the problems with 3DS was content."

And one of the Wii's & DS' BIG solutions was price.

And one of the 3DS' BIG solutions was price.

And one of the Wii U's BIG solutions will be price.

No other way around it, Ninty. Face the music.

Another big one is the physical fitness hype. Try to do these on Wii U and we will see the results.
#3 (Edited 959d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
xursz  +   959d ago
Anyone else convinced that if Wii U doesn't live up to Nintendo's expectations they will slash price without hesitation?
mike1up  +   959d ago
I wouldn't doubt it, but Iwata has said that Nintendo does not intend on selling the WiiU for a loss.
#3.1.1 (Edited 959d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(0) | Report
mike1up  +   959d ago
I certainly think so.

The network, 3rd party devs, and Mario are all ready on day 1.
PopRocks359  +   959d ago
Agreed. The 3DS had about five games at launch, none of which were killer apps. The Wii U has Pikmin 3, ZombiU and a slew of core and casual games coming out within its launch window.

While I think the conference misrepresented it, its a console with a lot of potential as well as a potentially amazing launch lineup compared to most Nintendo consoles. Maybe that doesn't say much, but as a Nintendo fan it makes me happy.
mamotte  +   959d ago
I agree, it's not only the games after all, it's a comfortable internet explorer, videochat, netflix... all easier than doing it on a 3DS or any other console. I hope they add a PDF reader, a pack of video codecs and a software like the Cdisplay for PC. It'd be really great. Comfortable multimedia in your hands, like a cheap tablet or notebook.

Note: I was thinking about buying an Asus Transformer Prime... so yes, the WiiU will be relatively cheaper compared to it.
Hicken  +   959d ago
I agree with what you're saying, up until you start comparing it to an actual tablet. It will have some tablet-like features out of the box, and may get more as time goes on, but it will never be as good as a tablet, just as the tablet will never be as good as the Wii U for gaming.

And there's no taking it out of your house, either, which should be one of your main draws to a tablet.
mamotte  +   959d ago
I know, and you're completely right. But I was talking about how the multimedia will be comfortable in your hands, not the Wii replacing a tablet.
AWBrawler  +   958d ago
Well Day 1 miiverse, Mario, Zombiu, Pikmin 3, Mass Effect 3, and Batman Arkham City is definitely a way to start strong
Jihaad_cpt  +   958d ago
Cool what's the price for the WiiU? I didn't know they released the price yet. Perceived value is subjective anyway.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Pac-Man Teams Up With Bud Light For Must-See Super Bowl Commercial

43m ago - Bud Light's "Up For Whatever" campaign has been absolutely bizarre since its inception that featu... | Culture
40°

Final Fantasy 7 turns 18: 18 amazing facts about the PlayStation classic

1h ago - MetroUK writes:"Wow, do I feel old today. I remember the awe I felt as the graphics, music and st... | PS2
40°

Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo | NLife

1h ago - NLife: Nintendo produced an eShop surprise this week with the sudden arrival of a demo for Code... | 3DS
40°

New ESO Armor: No More Orc Boob Windows

3h ago - Skyrim Fansite writes: "Screenshots of the new ESO armor for Orcs and Redguard. The Elder Scro... | PC
Ad

Check out the new Bloodborne Trailer

Now - Sony just released a new trailer of the upcoming PS4 exclusive by From Software and SCE Japan Studio. | Promoted post
30°

(WGB) Sennheiser G4ME Zero Headset Review – Why Would You Call It That

3h ago - WGB: "Before we delve into this review proper let’s clear something up; G4me Zero is a stupid nam... | Tech