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Is The Wii: U On The Brink Of Collapse?

Can Nintendo's home console sustain the blows next-gen consoles will inevitably fire upon it?

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Bumpmapping1242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

Wow how about we wait and see PS4/720 are not even out yet E3 right around the corner.I'll be picking one up my self for Zelda,Monoliths JPRG,other Nintendo first party offerings.

SOD_Delta1242d ago

It's a perfectly reasonable question. Third party publishers/developers are dropping support. I don't see the Wii-U being nearly as successful as the Wii. There's always next gen Nintendo...or not.

Good_Guy_Jamal1242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

Perfectly reasonable when aimed at nintendo, ask the same of the Vita which is currently doing worse and prepare to be lynched
Edit: @DarkHero. The Vita needed a price cut in Japan to change its fortunes for now and last I checked the Wii U is selling at a faster pace than the Vita did.

DarkHeroZX1242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

Actually that price cut in Japan has seemed to help boost vita sales. And last time I checked Vita was still above the wii U in total sales Jamal. Both are doing bad but recent events are beginning to help spring new life in the Vita.

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GamersRulz1242d ago

Nintendo really dropped the ball with WiiU. They were the company with most cash this gen, they just didn't care enough to build a really next gen system.

would it have hurt them to introduce a powerful next gen console?

maybe not, because imagine the WiiU w/ specs compared to PS4! it would've been a big threat to Sony/MS, it would still make devs happy and it would make Nintendo relevant. but they chose to increase their profit margin by introducing a 2006 console w/ a gimmick that didn't work.

and what about the stupid name? people still mix wiiU with wii, they should have called it something else, hell even Wii2 would have worked better for them.

Nintendo brought all that to themselves, they had the opportunity to dominate next gen. I even doubt that they did a proper market research before releasing the WiiU.

a_bro1242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

They don't really need to have the most powerful next gen system, it could of been between Sony and Microsoft's systems in terms of power, but rather doing that, they released a system that is considered as "current gen", and that really turns 3rd party companies off.

And it's also stupid considering that they pretty much had the upper hand considering all the money they made with the wii. Right now, the 3ds is holding them together

But I don't think the system is dead in the water. It's happens to all systems that launch.

riverstars861242d ago

I agree, I own the Wii U but I am only playing Wii games on it. I view the Wii U as a failure on the hardware, software, and marketing front. Nintendo should honestly try to bring out a true next generation system for the 2015 holiday season.

cyhm31121242d ago

It is understandable though. Imagine yourself in Iwata's shoes. Wii have been a phenomenal success. They want to repeat that success with a low powered console with innovation or gimmick whatever you call it. They are not 100% sure it will succeed. But they ask themselves why release a powerful console when you can sell a cheaper one with some innovations like Wii. They want to take a bet and they fail this time. You know what? If they choose to produce a powerful machine like PS4 and they fail, that will be a disaster for them. They might think why change our strategy if it works?

madjedi1242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

@cyhm3112 I don't think anyone expected it to be as high end as sony's is, but we were lead to believe it was going to be targeted at the core/hardcore gamer.

And have at least respectable hardware(near 7 yr old hardware isn't respectable), an online service and operating system designed for a 2012 generation console not a 2006 one.

And for nintendo to have done it's homework and be ready for making hd games before the console launched not after.

" They might think why change our strategy if it works?" It didn't work and now you have a almost worst case scenario.

The casuals don't want it and the guys wanting a next gen console, don't see a reason to buy another current gen console with a expensive controller. When for $50 more they can buy a console that is truly next gen.

herbs1241d ago

Time for your daily Nintendoom Sony fanboy circle jerk.

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OmegaSlayer1241d ago

E3 will be Nintendo's swansong.
The moment Assassin's Creed IV and WatchDogs will have PS4-WiiU graphic comparisons...it will be over.
Gamers who can afford the PS4/NextBox will buy the games for the new platforms and who has PS3/360 won't buy a WiiU to play the game.
WiiU is going to appeal only to Nintendo fans that in the very best case scenario (counting all the people who purchased Super Mario on Wii) are around 27 millions according to sales http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

jay21242d ago

Yes Nintendo have f**Ked up, they excaped in the none HD wii but now they havent

Benjaminkno1242d ago

You better hope so.

You want to see what collapse looks like?
I'd like to direct you to 'Vita' for further thoughts on your "analysis".

Just so you know, if Sony depended on video game sales alone, there would be no Ps4.

just sayin

RyuCloudStrife1242d ago

but if they depended on video games only they wouldn't have sold the PS3 at a loss and would have sold their soul to the casuals long ago, just like Nintendo did.

Good_Guy_Jamal1242d ago

Okay, now say that again but this time in English please. . .

LastXeno1242d ago

Am I getting sick of seeing these articles?

SilentNegotiator1242d ago

"Yeah, I'm SilentNegotiator with the Daily Sh**ty Article. Can you tell me if you're sick of seeing these articles? I'm writing an article on it."

mcstorm1241d ago

I agree. The Wiiu is selling better than the ps4 and next Xbox so im sure they are not doomed. Joking a side it seems every new console that comes out now is doomed. It was sais about the 360 then the Wii then the ps3 after that it was the 3ds and then the psv but now its the wiiu's turn.

Why do people really have to talk doom and gloom the Wiiu next Xbox and ps4 will all sell fine in there full life time sales and they will also all give us some of the best games we have ever played just like they have all done the gens before.

People need to stop saying mine is the best and support the industry all together because without the current 3 console makers we would not of just had one of the best gens in terms of quality games.

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