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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. :)

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MsmackyM1304d ago

I agree, the only problem Nintendo is having is a lack of games to move the hardware.

TheLyonKing1304d 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.

falcon791304d 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.

profgerbik1304d ago (Edited 1304d 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.

Old McGroin1304d 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.

Theyellowflash301304d 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.

Nevers0ft1304d 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).

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