Submitted by NintendoPro 880d ago | opinion piece

What's Next for Wii U? Is it Really Doomed?

Now that the PS4 has been announced, will Nintendo's Wii U fade into obscurity forcing the company to go the way of Sega? Or will history repeat itself with Nintendo reviving the system like the 3DS? Let me explain why software is king, and how the Wii U could still win this generation.

... And how Michael Pachter is wrong. :) (Culture, Industry, Michael Pachter, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PS4, Sony Computer Entertainment, Wii U)

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bullymangLer  +   880d ago
nnice vidd
MsmackyM  +   880d ago
I agree, the only problem Nintendo is having is a lack of games to move the hardware.
TheLyonKing  +   880d ago
The next step is to release its big hitters. It can't be doomed when its still got its main force to come.

If the console doesn't sell (Unlikely) after 3D mario, zelda and metroid then we can assume that the console wont ever really pick up.
falcon79  +   880d ago
I think the problem is Nintendo havn't advertised it properly yet ? when they do it will be when it has good games worth shouting about.

When they show adverts of the dual browser ect and MiiVerse along with games like LegoCity it will sell like crazy.
profgerbik  +   880d ago
I beg to differ, I see many of their advertisements and they show the console, show it in use and show people using it.

I don't think it gets anymore clear than that with an advertisement.

I think the problem is what they advertise it with nothing but kids and parents or a families singing karaoke. The games they choose to advertise it with also make it seem like the Wii all over again as well.. just advertising Lego City and a karaoke game..

I feel people must be delusional to think a Lego game is going to sell any system..

They just make the system seem casual as all hell and I bet people just don't care too much about that anymore. Market has changed drastically and the casual players Nintendo had to rely on all have iphones and GS3's now and are getting their casual gaming fix from those just fine.
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Old McGroin  +   880d ago
"I think the problem is Nintendo havn't advertised it properly yet"

100% agree. I live in Ireland and basically only watch the UK terrestrial channels (E4, Channel 4, UTV etc..) and I don't think I've seen a single advertisement for the Wii U yet, not one! I've seen ads for the 3DS and there used to be a pile of ads for the original Wii but I seriously don't think I've seen one ad for the Wii U yet! Might be different on the satellite set ups like Sky.
Theyellowflash30  +   880d ago
Dooooooommmmmmmeeeeedddddd!!!! !! Till 3D Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Xenoblade 2, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Lego City Undercover, Shin Megami X Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Pokemon come out. But after that...... they could still be doooommmmmmmeeeedddd.
Nevers0ft  +   880d ago
The poor sales figures are understandable at the moment. There's been very little in the way of new titles since launch and therefore little to advertise. Once we're outside of the launch window and some of the big hitters start to appear, Nintendo will crank-up the advertising and the Wii U will start to shift.

Having said that, despite me owning a Wii U I highly doubt it will ever attain Wii sales figures (not that it needs to).
sdozzo  +   880d ago
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Studio-YaMi  +   880d ago
Didn't like the Sony bashing,but other than that,I agree with this video,it's true,only thing Nintendo needs to do to revive the Wii U is releasing their big guns,that's all.
miyamoto  +   880d ago
What a tragic video. I really tried to make sense out of it.

He kept telling the Wii U status is like the 3DS when in fact its exactly like the PS Vita nowadays.

He also did not provide proof the big games are coming after a price cut.

If Wind Waker is coming this fall Zelda HD might not release this year.

His solutions were just speculations. At least provide an educated guess or solid strategy from Nintendo themselves.

I know the Wii U, like he said, is over priced but if Nintendo pulls another "3DS-ish price cut strategy" again that may not go well even more with core gamers they are trying to woo.
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Gamerbeyond  +   880d ago
the wiiu wont survive just on mario and zelda games, if there is no 3rd party support, you are pretty much screwed, and at this point the wiiu is SCREWED.
GribbleGrunger  +   880d ago
Can we please stop using superlatives. It's not 'doomed' it's just struggling at the moment in the same way the Vita is.
Gamerbeyond  +   880d ago
the wiiu is struggling for the same reason the vita is struggling, lack of 3rd party support.
GribbleGrunger  +   880d ago
Exactly. But neither of them are 'doomed'.
NobodyImportant  +   880d ago
Nintendo need this gen's equivalent of Wii Sports and Wii Fit to capture those casuals again.
So far they've got nothing. And they need to be quick before Kinect 2.0 releases.
Picnic  +   880d ago
I think that the WiiU will actually sell more shortly after both the Playstation 4 and next Xbox are out by which time buyers will be able to fully compare it to them and know whether they want to buy a WiiU as a second console, as their sole console or not at all.

I don't expect it to sell what the Wii did. With tablet phones taking so much of the casual market now, it might be practically impossible to work out what the Wii can expect to sell. It's unlikely to be less than the Gamecube sold (about 21 million) but the N64 could still give it a run for its money with its 33 million sales.

It all depends on how many of that highly unreliable group of people who bought the Wii eventually , over what will probably be a torturous period of time, decide to upgrade to a WiiU. But there are always lots of new very young gamers too and they will probably be MASSIVELY more important to its chances this time. They won't be bothered what some 30 year thinks of Nintendo these days. So its very best sales could be 50-66 million I'd say. So my estimate is that it will sell anywhere between a range of 33-66 million, at least over the course of a normal 5-6 years.
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solidworm  +   880d ago
I always believed after the Wii and its abysmal last 3 years the WiiU would fail badly......i was right. Nintendo were lucky, that kind of luck doesnt happen twice.
dionnysus  +   880d ago
this video should had kept to point how the WiiU can recover instead having gone off topic into Sony bashing. a miss.
NintendoPro  +   871d ago
Thanks everyone for watching! I was very surprised when this video became successful. I will continue to make more and take your criticisms to heart.

Maybe I shouldn't have brought Sony into this video, but my opinions still remain the same. Thanks again

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