Submitted by PopRocks359 777d ago | article

Six Reasons We Shouldn't Count the Wii U Out Yet

The Wii U is far from a smash hit, but its lackluster sales have some already saying it’s going to be the system that finally tanks Nintendo. It’s a statement that seems a bit alarmist given how early in its life cycle the console is, though I have to admit to being worried myself at times. (Nintendo, Wii U)

miyamoto  +   777d ago
We only need one reason.
Nintendo has billions of $$$.
PopRocks359  +   777d ago
Well, that and because they're a household name with some very successful franchises/trademarks/etc.
bothebo  +   777d ago
I'm not so sure about that these days. I think Nintendo has lost a lot of its hype and people don't pay as much attention to it today as they used to. I think things like Angry Birds and iWhatevers carry much more weight than Nintendo products do. Just look at iPhone sales and you'll begin to understand.
PopRocks359  +   777d ago

Of course you don't. You need only look at your comment history to understand that.

Your thoughts are, needless to say, completely wrong when the 3DS and its software are selling as strongly as they are and New Super Mario Bros. U is among the games with the highest attachment rate on the Wii U.

Also the bulk of iPhone/Android games are not really meant for gamers. They're meant for average Joes who wish to have a quick little activity to pass the time on the bus. Sure there are some more core experiences appearing on those outlets, but the correlation between iPhone/Android and dedicated gaming does not exist because they are completely separate devices and markets.

One side is hardware meant to play games before anything else. The other is a phone that happens to have many $.99 games available on it.

Also, newsflash; iPhone/Android games have outsold Sony and Microsoft games as well.
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Shok  +   777d ago

So..........why exactly is the 3DS the fastest-selling system of all time?

Why is it at 30 million units sold right now?
FriedGoat  +   776d ago
@shock, that would be the price cut and selling at a big loss.
If the games are anything to go by, it can't be that, I sold all mine bar ocarina. £30-40 for short games with next to no content. Haven't really picked it up since the Vita released, it's dusty.
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bullymangLer  +   777d ago
wiiU = infant
stuna1  +   776d ago
Wouldn't billions of dollars mean billions of reasons???

But on a serious note, the Wii U is going to surprise us! And this is a playstation fan speaking! I've never wanted Nintendo or the Wii U for that matter to fail, I just feel that Nintendo could have done so, so much better.

Hell I grew up with Nintendo, so I know where they came from, to where they are now!

From where I'm standing now nostalgia is good and all, but it's not meant to be a permanent solution! They need to expand beyond the boundaries of Mario & Zelda, sure I understand that they are mascots for the Nintendo brand but even mascots change.
Samus HD  +   776d ago
If they have so much money.. why dont they make the hardware more powerfull?!
miyamoto  +   776d ago
Good question.

Just look at their investment vs profit proportion

low investment that means more profit
that is their principles and business model
it worked for them since the NES
they know their place in this world, their strength, their weaknesses, their market
why change this business model/strategy if it ain't broke?
MNGamer-N  +   776d ago
We were all hoping for a nuclear powered, self sustaining, V12 engine powerhouse - but it didn't happen. To me that is ok as long as the GAMES are high quality, fun experiences. That is what I care about more than RAM or number of processor cores.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   777d ago
Good Points...

I guess the writer can't go to the party with all of the "cool" journalist anymore.

BUT I thank him/her for standing-up against the WiiU bullies.
mochachino  +   777d ago
I don't count Wii U out, I just count it 3rd....again.
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Kos-Mos  +   776d ago
3rd what? Like the Wii which outsold ps3 and btox combined?
bullymangLer  +   776d ago
ha haa commbinned
FriedGoat  +   776d ago
Like the Cube. But to be honest, if they start making good games again due to bad sales, I'm all for it. Let's have a proper sequel to mario 64!
Theyellowflash30  +   777d ago
I only need 3 reasons

1. Xenoblade 2
2. 3D Mario
3. Bayonetta 2

All exclusive, and all awesome.
josephayal  +   777d ago
Never underestimate Nintendo
I Think the Wii U will be the winner between the Next Generation consoles, just the the original wii
kingmushroom  +   777d ago
yeah when they give it a price cut which they will, then Mario,Zelda,Monster hunter and Pokemon, will translate to sales
Rageanitus  +   777d ago
the ps3 and xbox are still selling quite well.... It wont surprise me that they catch up... well at least the ps3 will
SDF Repellent  +   777d ago
"We Shouldn't Count the Wii U Out Yet"

Of course not, Punch out on Wii U hasn't been released yet.
Tonester925  +   777d ago
Needs a game like Death Maze on Android. I can see using the two screens being crazy fun.
Xer0_SiN  +   777d ago
im guessing we dont count the wii u out yet because nintendo is going to release some sort of snes adapter, so that it can return to its former glory? cause i sure dont see it here LOL.
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triplev16  +   776d ago
The Wii U will be fine. Once Metroid, Zelda and other first party games drop (along with the price hopefully next year) it'll sell. I see it as being a great companion console to one of the other big two down the road.
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joel_c17  +   776d ago
I will get one once the price drops a bit - im saving for a house so i have to be a tightass unfortunately :(
rezzah  +   776d ago
Save money and get a bundle, best deal possible.
ISNeko  +   776d ago
4 player co-op Star Fox Wii U sequel to Star Fox 64.

Do it.
lema008  +   776d ago
Quoting Nintendo," we don't want to make the same mistake as we did with the gamecube so were giving the 3DS a massive price cut."
It looks like they need to do the same with the Wii U. Wait for some good titles about to come out and then give the system a price cut.

As far as Nintendo getting out of the console bussiness. Not going to happen anytime soon. They are a smart, well run company with a very successful handheld and plenty of money.

It was nice to see what the Wii U was and being able to used your old Wii remotes was cool. I don't know what the prices will be for Sony/MS but the Wii U price seem a little high and if you figure in another gamepad it's really high.
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fatstarr  +   776d ago
Great list, now when wiiu is sellin better than the 3DS, what will they say then...

smh nintendo never wins no matter how good they do.

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