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Submitted by jjdoyle 1140d 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   1141d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Darth Stewie  +   1140d 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  +   1140d 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.
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xursz  +   1140d ago
Anyone else convinced that if Wii U doesn't live up to Nintendo's expectations they will slash price without hesitation?
mike1up  +   1140d ago
I wouldn't doubt it, but Iwata has said that Nintendo does not intend on selling the WiiU for a loss.
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mike1up  +   1140d ago
I certainly think so.

The network, 3rd party devs, and Mario are all ready on day 1.
PopRocks359  +   1140d 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  +   1140d 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  +   1140d 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  +   1140d 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  +   1140d 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  +   1139d ago
Cool what's the price for the WiiU? I didn't know they released the price yet. Perceived value is subjective anyway.

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