Submitted by -Mezzo- 792d ago | opinion piece

Wii U: 8 Reasons It’s A Failure

WC - It seems like things just keep getting worse for Nintendo; their E3 unveiling of the Wii U last year proved underwhelming, with the show being stolen away from them by enticing current-gen properties like Watch Dogs and The Last of Us, and it’s been bad news followed by bad news ever since.

With so few reasons to own one and so many to wait until Sony and Microsoft unveil their next-gen consoles soon, Nintendo need to act fast or risk being left flailing in the race for gaming supremacy. (Wii U)

fluffydelusions  +   792d ago
I remember when people said 3ds would fail too...
bullymangLer  +   792d ago
i can give you more than 7 reasons the wiiU is a Failure .

1. New Smash ain't out YET

2. New zelda with who knows what PHYSICS ENGINES aint even out yet.

3. The wiiU game-pad is a bad idea

4. New Mario with wiiU real wiiU graphics ain't even out yet

5. Pikmin 3 is still in development

6. Nintendo is not Sony

7.Nintendo is not like Microsoft

8. New Waverace aint out yet

9. Bayonetta 2 aint out yet

10. the wiiU game-pad does not rumble?

11. The Last Guardian aint comin to wiiU

12. etc etc ... .

13 The Nintendo only sold $57,000 Fifty seven Thousandths of wiiU's in one month . . BEFORE THE GOOD STUFF RELEASED .. and on and onn the blind snake of envy continues ... .
chadboban  +   792d ago
You can only call it a failure, when it gets so bad that they stop producing it entirely and it takes Nintendo as a company down.

However, the article does makes some good points especially on the marketing of the device. Definitely something Nintendo needs to improve. The rest of the article though mostly goes on the assumptions of what Sony and Microsoft will offer in their next consoles, even though we only have rumors on what those systems will offer, not to mention their prices.

As for the terrible library, that's entirely subjective but I think a lot of folks, myself included, are waiting for the more first party Nintendo games before we make a purchase. I know I'll most likely have one by the end of the year as a lot of it's upcoming games are looking really appealing to me so far, like Monolith's game, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3 and hopefully whatever else Nintendo reveals whether it be at E3 or their Nintendo Directs.

I'll get a Vita as well because Soul Sacrifice and Tearaway look really cool, plus I really want to play Gravity Rush. PS4 will also be mine but I pretty much made a promise to myself to never buy a system at launch, I'll wait for it's library to expand a bit so that will probably have to wait until next year.
1upgamer99  +   792d ago
The Wii U has some great games, and clearly some that are ports are better on Wii U, BOPS2 for one. Also Need For Speed coming out and it is "The best looking" The lighting and such are based on the PC version. Rayman was a kick in the nads. I like Nintendoland, and Mario U, I would have liked to have seen a 3D mario, Zelda, or Metroid though. Zombi U is a great game too.
I do think marketing sucks. I went so far as to E-Mail Nintendo to tell them they are screwing up not once but twice.
DwightOwen  +   792d ago
Oh, for $%^#'s sake, it's only been out 3 MONTHS!

Do the haters really think the PS4 is gonna have shitloads of games constantly coming out for it starting from day one? No! It's going to take several months before the heavy hitters start showing up, like with EVERY console launch.

Gamers need to learn a little $$%%ing patience.
PopRocks359  +   792d ago
A failure after three months? Really? This has to be for clicks.
etownone  +   792d ago
I just can't see the WiiU being a success. I see it as the next Gamecube. Unless they drop the Wii U Deluxe to $250 and the basis WiiU to $199

The Wii took the world by storm cause its a gimmick, but now it just collects dust for probably 80% of the people that bought it.
Benjaminkno  +   792d ago
You better hope so.
There might not be enough room in this industry for the three of us. Nintendo's demise was written over ten years ago, and you see how that went.

Over 60% of all Netflix users in this country use Wii as their primary user device. I'm thinking your profile picture might be a bit more useful than your analysis.

Honestly, if your Wii "collected dust" it's because you're not really a gamer, but a graphic fiend.

Prepare to see this industry go bust because of similar demands from "hard-core" gamers such as yourself.
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ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   792d ago
Too bad Netflix announced in December that the PS3 was the most used streaming device for its service...
Benjaminkno  +   792d ago
Too bad Sony is going broke.
kirbyu  +   792d ago
All these reasons seem legit except the thing about graphics and the last one.

Can the graphics even get any better than that? I don't know. Can they?

As for the last thing, they basically said "ps4 and 720 will win because they're not Nintendo".
wiiulee  +   792d ago
wiiu is not a failure by far and no major games out yet....psvita is a failure...ps3 was a failure most of last generation until past two years
TripC50  +   792d ago
pikmin 3, bayonetta 2, smash bros, Zelda, Mario kart, 101, Rayman legends (patience on that one lol), injustice gods among us, project cars, and Lego city. There's 10 games coming to Wii U that look pretty dang good. I'll enjoy those games on the failed console, just like how I will enjoy games on either the next Xbox or PS4. I like the exclusives nintendo has so I purchased a Wii U early. The real question is. Who has the better upcoming exclusives? Next Xbox or pS4? Cuz I'm not about to buy all 3 consoles.

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