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Submitted by apollo06 1106d ago | opinion piece

Stop The “Doom and Gloom” Wii U Articles

Myvideogamenews write " I have noticed a trend on numerous websites stating that the Wii U is in need of saving and that Nintendo needs to act fast. Over and over again, I have read countless articles stating that Nintendo is pretty much dead in the water and that they need to react soon. Well my friends, I am here to say; stop The “Doom and Gloom” Wii U articles and watch 2013 unfold before we all jump to conclusions". (Nintendo, Wii U)

andrewsimons  +   1106d ago
Well said :)
thorstein  +   1106d ago
I think it would have better to write: "Stop all the Doom and Gloom Articles"

Lately they are just getting stupid.
morganfell  +   1106d ago
I was on their site and can't find them taking issue with Sony Doom and Gloom articles. Hmmm....

Sorry but what is good for the goose...
Enigma_2099  +   1106d ago
What do you mean, lately? They've ALWAYS been stupid.

But notice which console's always spared from dealing with them? The 360.

...makes you wonder who's writing the articles, don't it?
hotrider12  +   1106d ago

as thorstein said: it is getting stupid now.
thorstein  +   1105d ago
@Enigma: I meant the plethora of d&g articles is getting stupid. The articles themselves were always stupid.
pixelsword  +   1105d ago
Sony and Sony fans had to take their lumps, so now it's Nintendo's turn.

Welcome to the top.
subtenko  +   1106d ago
The WiiU is looking more like the Gamecube scenario. For that reason alone, personally, I'm not gonna get a nintendo console this time around.

Curious as to why I'm not? I had a PS2 and a Gamecube and only played the gamecube a couple of times where as the PS2 got all of the attention. Not even a lot of Wii owners are flocking to the WiiU so that scares me. Have fun with it though whoever bought one. As long as YOU get your moneys worth. I'm just gonna go with PS4 and maybe the next xbox.
deSSy2724  +   1106d ago
Did you read the article? you obiviously dont..... hes basically saying Wii U sales are not bad and thats basically that. But i could agree with you... im skeptic, Wii U launch library was good but the problem is... most of the games are avaliable for both PS3 and Xbox 360, yeah, there are many new games but there are also old Xbox 360 ports. So, if we count every Wii U game its good but if we count PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of these same games than its bad for Wii U. Exclusive games could save the Wii U in future but at the same time, i think, Wii U will lost 70% 3rd party support.
pikey  +   1105d ago
to be frank, i wasnt really all that curious as to why you aren't going to get a nintendo console this time around, but thanks anyway.
user3915800  +   1106d ago
????????? Doom and gloom for sure, what he failed to said was that WII-U has the inventory with production at top pick, they slow down production due to not selling the console as high as they expected, fact told by nintendo conference. XBOX 360 SOLD 425KAND SONY SOLD 900k, they could not sale more during the same period cause they did not have the production and therefore they could not sale when stocks were piled up on waiting list also fact. Lets said it the way it is now, wiiu has plenty on market available and not selling as expected, meaning doom its in store waiting to be piced up. Diferent is no ps3 or xbox 360 production to exceed the market, therefore no sales with high demand and the oposite with wiiu. I see it like it is now, not high demend for wiiu and therefore, wiiu availability everywhere, also facts.
pikey  +   1105d ago
exactly!!!! 3 million sold means nothing against 900k and 425k when your a blind anti nintendo wierdo trying to spin BS for whatever wierd resons.
mcstorm  +   1106d ago
I agree. But this dose not only apply to the games industry. If nothing sells as many as what is the market leader then the media are all over the doom and gloom articles. It was said about the ps3 and now the psv it was also said about the 3ds and look at it now. The same has been said about windows 8 and Microsofts surface it was even said about android when it 1st came out. To me alto of people who Wright the doom and gloom articles would not have a clue how to run a company.

The Wiiu is selling very well for the time its been out and as the article said has out sold what the 360 and ps3 sold in the Same time frame. I've said since the start the Wiiu will not sell out like the Wiiu as it is the 1st out of the blocks of the next gen consoles and the ps3 and 360 are still getting some big name games like cod halo ect and alto of people have one or the other so will get the game on this console rather than buying a new console for a game that is on there owned console,

Once Sony and Microsoft release there new consoles them people will start to jumps to the next gen consoles and we will see the Wiiu sell even better.
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PopRocks359  +   1106d ago
Yes. Thank you. While we're at it, stop any of the ones that are coming out for the Vita as well.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1106d ago


Vita is good Kit and given Sony's general long range schemes-

The Vita has years Vita only gaming ahead of it and of PS4 compatibility.
PopRocks359  +   1106d ago
Jesus, I can't believe I received 7+ disagrees for that initial comment. This community freaking sucks.

But yeah, the Vita will do better given some time to expand the library. If the Vita can succeed (which I think it will) so can the Wii U. So the stupid doom articles need to stop. this cynical crystal ball BS is stupid, and it's annoying given how it's cluttering up the articles on this site.
bothebo  +   1106d ago

Right on Pops! I think the Vita will pick up steam this year which will be awesome. I think the Wii U will pick up steam but it will be hard for it to shine out given all of the news we have gotten about the 720 and PS4 in the past couple of months
Ezz2013  +   1106d ago

much respect :)
axisofweevils  +   1106d ago
But there's a reason for the Vita doom - it's been out on the market over a year, and it's still a complete flop. CoD Vita turned out to be a stinker of a game with a MetaCritic of 31. Sony are too embarrassed to reveal sales numbers for the console.

If the Wii U was doing as badly as the Vita is in a year's time, I'd call it a flop too.
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BlackWolf  +   1106d ago
All doom and gloom articles should just disappear. We've got enough of those already.
Blastoise  +   1106d ago
Stop with the doom and gloom in general. These are exciting times for gaming. All I'm ever reading on this site is negativity
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KwietStorm  +   1106d ago
The worst part is these articles get submitted by us. So all the crap on this site is "published" by "gamers." I say it all the time, there are people in positions of power who are actively trying to eradicate the whole gaming industry, but we got little cheerleaders everyday who want nothing more than to see a company or a console fail. Some are so deep into it that they don't even consciously see it themselves. Its pathetic. I can't even stand coming here sometimes.
contradictory  +   1106d ago
they are there just for easy hits
and a gateway to fanboy fights...
animegamingnerd  +   1106d ago
stop these doom and gloom articles in general the wii u is not dying any time soon the vita is not dying any time soon and the ps4 and 720 will not die right after they come out so stop it only trolls and fantards take them seriously
isyourhouseonfire  +   1106d ago
The Wii U is the first console since the Super Nintendo that I didn't buy, and had no care to buy. Chances are that quite a few gamers have that same view.

Therefore yes, it is doom and gloom for the Wii U.
animegamingnerd  +   1106d ago
LastXeno  +   1106d ago
Most of the gaming media is anti Nintendo, we're used to it though. It's like Miiverse is the only happy place, it's all miserable on here.
animegamingnerd  +   1106d ago
it is just depressing on N4G recently your right too much dumb articles
parkerpeters  +   1106d ago
I am tired of
10 reasons why ____ is doomed
Why the ____ is going to fail
or The ____ crashed and burned shame on ____

But that is like 50% of all articles.
LastXeno  +   1106d ago
Nintendo is stuck in their legacy... lol Remember that one?
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ZeekQuattro  +   1106d ago
That was a classic.
steve30x  +   1106d ago
Worst part is people approve the stupid articles. I wish the Articles that compare consoles against each other or Consoles vs PC. They are just fanboy bait and ripe for arguments.
rainslacker  +   1106d ago
I don't mind well thought out analysis or comparison of the current status of a system or systems that may be on the market, particularly if they take an accurate and unbiased view on the subject. I don't even mind if they offer points of discussion or constructive criticism on the topic. I believe such articles can lead to logical debate within the community about the subject and help people form their opinions outside their personal bubbles, and possibly help the companies involved become better through consumer feedback.

All that being said...maybe 1 in a 1000 is actually like that, and most people just devolve themselves to fanboy tropes, so nothing beneficial comes out of it when they do appear.

Good way to avoid this should any person decide to write one of these...avoid the word "Doom", or any of it's synonyms.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1106d ago
You have to take the good with the bad, the sad fact of the matter is that there are actually people who want video games to fade and go away. Obviously the gaming landscape has changed a lot over the last six or seven years, so the golden age of gaming might very well have passed, at least for console domination, but that doesn't mean consoles are dead or that any of the big three are in trouble.

I fully expect doom articles for the PS4 and Xbox 720, the fact is that the economy isn't great, there are still tons of huge AAA titles coming to current hardware, and there are other ways to game, especially if you aren't a serious gamer.
parkerpeters  +   1106d ago
I think there is a misconception here. I am personally hoping for an "industry crash" but I still want gaming to go on. The cancer that needs to fade away is Activision, EA, Microsoft, and Ubi. But the rest of gaming is pretty well and fine really.

An industry crash is like a forest fire, it seems destructive, but it is better for the future of the forest, and promotes new growth. It destroys all that is wrong in the forest, and paves the way for new, healthier plantlife.

If Activision and other "business gaming" corporations either die or pull out of gaming, their negative effects will be largely negated in the future as they fade away and are forgotten.

I know gaming is a business, but it is also an art form. And the business shouldn't be ashamed of profiting off the art. But the art should always come first. Activision has forgotten that, and need to be purged by fire.
Jek_Porkins  +   1106d ago
I have to disagree, crashes of any kind are never a good thing. Activision was the first studio to break off from Atari and decide to make third party games for themselves, mainly because they weren't getting paid squat while working at Atari.

I love a lot of Activision, EA, Ubisoft and Microsoft made games. You are basically saying Sony is all you need, I think 76+ million 360 owners might disagree, and probably 100+ million Wii owners as well.

Gaming isn't perfect, but you cant hope to see failure on such a level, at least I hope nobody is that ignorant.
rainslacker  +   1106d ago
I have to disagree also. Sadly, if the industry crashed it would be those big publishers that would ultimately survive it. There are many many publishers big and small other than those that may or may not be able to pull through a crash.

What would happen in your scenario is those big publishers would end up pretty much controlling the market, and as such quality may go down, and anti-consumer practices would increase. All the things they do now aren't really leading to a crash, it's just annoying, and they will adapt and evolve to make sure they can continue to maximize revenue and giving us just enough to keep us buying games. The consumers are empowering them, and until that changes, they will continue to be "cancers".

Video gaming, as you say, would not just disappear, and it didn't in the crash 25 years ago. It's evolution was because of the changes brought about by Nintendo who set their sites on making sure it didn't happen again, by avoiding all the things that led to it...namely crappy software with no quality control, an overabundance of competition among a limited market(at the time), and easily copied hardware and software which led to lost sales due to piracy and copyright theft. Many of the fixes that Nintendo brought about with the NES are still in use today I might add, but some have evolved to match current market and development needs because of competition.
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GreenRanger  +   1106d ago
I agree that doom articles should stop, but i also think that articles that express criticism shouldn't be seen as doom articles either.
Some people go berserk at the slightest hint of criticism and start calling people fanboys and haters, instead of just reading articles.
These so-called "doom" articles do have a valid argument every now and again, but the titles are just worded wrong.
admiralvic  +   1106d ago
I agree, but I also disagree with you and this article.

This article only talks about the Wii U, which is only starting to get the same heat the 3DS / Vita have / are getting and is NOWHERE near as bad as PS3 / Xbox doom articles or even Dead Space 3 / Ninja Gaiden 3 / the game I love is a new genre so it will fail articles.

A LOT of the doom and gloom for the Wii U is justified. Nintendo alienated 3rd party developers on the Wii, which resulted in a lack of quality 3rd party content. This isn't an opinion (perhaps what is and isn't quality is...) since virtually everyone agrees with this fact. (didn't Nintendo even acknowledge this?) Even ignoring things like the still poor online, many people are worried that the Wii U will be the quite under powered when compared to future consoles (one of which might be revealed in a few days), so it's hard to say if there is a future. Heck there is a distinct lack of titles (even for a new console) coming out and hard to say if things will be ANY different than the WIi. In a lot of ways the Wii U "doom and gloom" articles are far more logical, since they're going off history.

Regardless of this, thats just how things go... I don't mind the more logical ones, but the sales ones need to stop. There are plenty of reasons to explain the lack of sales, so address them and not the answer of the equation.
thaimasker  +   1106d ago
Yep, all Doom and gloom articles about newly released systems is just stupid

Remember all the Doom and gloom articles about the PS3 And 3DS?
Journalism is dead and the readers here would rather just read the title and be mis-informed anyway.
thebudgetgamer  +   1106d ago
It will only stop when it becomes the next companies turn for doom and gloom. Like always.
LastXeno  +   1106d ago
This Nintendo enthusiast and his partner are very anti industry intelligent too, check him out.
GribbleGrunger  +   1106d ago
Agreed. It's getting really tiresome. We all know that Nintendo and Sony have their problems, but other companies do too; although you'd be hard pushed to realise that of one particular company.
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lionxkami  +   1106d ago
stop hating on wii u, its amazing. u guys get mad when we talk about xbox and its4 games that people buy every year. gears and halo dont make a system. games make a system and that something americans no nothing about. playing FPS's doesn't make u a gamer and just cuz nintendo doesn't follow others it "sucks" get outta here. theres just basisness that's why G4 is getting cancelled
RogueStatus28  +   1106d ago
I feel, just to get to the Nintendo news you want to see, you gotta go through a lot of BS.
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Kingthrash360  +   1106d ago
All doom articles are a waste of paper...I mean typeing. Ill accept the criticism articles but saying shit like..." why console y is doomed" before its a year old is stupid.
tweet75  +   1106d ago
its 2 and half months old give nintendo time to get its good software out they have promised in 2013 and wii u will be a success story by 2014
ylwzx3  +   1106d ago
I don't see anything changing.

Nintendo: For 1st party games
XBX/PS/PC/ETC for everything else.
jayden19  +   1106d ago
Get used to it ps3 and vita have had this since the launch of both.So really does make a change not seeing one on those two..
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ACEMANWISE  +   1106d ago
At least the Media is Consistent
Company becomes king.
Company becomes peasant.
Media writes the company is doomed.

As a PS3 owner I completely sympathize with all gamers now. Experience has shown me that this cycle of console bashing is never ending and fueled by the media. Every company gets their licks at some point. If we just focus on the games these consoles produce we'd see that none of them are doomed from being played by gamers. The original Xbox had great games. The PS3 has great games...and so will the Wii U.
deSSy2724  +   1106d ago
Same happens to Vita... im tired of that, stop the Wii U and Vita bullshit articles already.
wiium64  +   1106d ago
well, just like i have been saying, nintendo has lasted for over 100 years, they are not going anywhere, and i can promise you, you won't see these articles for the ps4 or 720. end the nintendo always beats the doom sayers, so sad people like this have no lives.
Matt0611  +   1106d ago
Never. Wii U is Virtual Boy 2.0, Nintendo is now Atari, Apple and Valve are going to run the console market.

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PygmelionHunter  +   1106d ago
Shhh! Quiet! Pachter might steal your ideas...
PopRocks359  +   1106d ago
Virtual Boy sold next to nothing and had no game support. Wii U has already sold 3 million is being supported by both Nintendo and several third parties. That is a terrible comparison.
Matt0611  +   1105d ago
C'mon, man. You have to detect at least a little sarcasm.

Does anything in my original comment seem plausible? Absolutely not. That is the entire joke.
PopRocks359  +   1105d ago
Ah. Sorry about that. It's difficult to tell who is being serious and who isn't when he hate is just as screwy as the humor.
arbitor365  +   1105d ago
you think people are being rough on the wii u now? wait until the PS4 announcement. 2/20/13 is going to be a dark day for nintendo fanboys.

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