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Is Nintendo's Wii U Dragging Down The Entire Industry?

Who thinks about buying a new console at a time like this? Seriously, who? The Playstation 4 was just announced, rumors about Microsoft's next Xbox are constantly swirling, and if you wanted a Wii U, you either got it at launch or you're waiting until a game you want gets released. It's just a stagnant time, and the recently released NPD sales numbers are proving it.

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TheLyonKing1167d ago

Everyone seems to be thinking there the ET of gaming right now and will cause a Video Game Crash. The system really just needs the support of the nintendo first party to get it going and then the third party people will follow.

I don't play my wii U much but I am waiting for the big titles which I know will grace the platform.

Dylila1166d ago (Edited 1166d ago )

nintendo wii u is dragging down the industry. its already too late for most third party to care about nintendo because most games need 2+ years in development. most third party devs are working on pc, xbox 720 and ps4 at the moment and it would be silly for them to drastically scale back a lot of game assets to make it run on wii u. three platforms that can easily support a lot of multiplatform game ports between them ps4, pc and 720 leaving the wii u at the wayside.

most wii u fans love to talk about how they dont care about third party games but their apathy only applies when games arent available. theyll tout bayonetta 2, xenoblade, rayman and other third party exclusives for the time they are exclusives or available for the console but if they become multiformat titles or are cancelled then most nintendo fans supposedly never cared.

wii u sales are bad now and will only get worse because as most nintendo fans say " nintendo fans only care about exclusive nintendo titles". every month that goes by i see the sales dwindling or flat lining until around november but the problem is that xbox 720 and ps4 will be out then straining wii u support and sales. by this time the sales of wii u and software sales could be half what they are monthly now or have a 25% drop off meaning less devs will care about supporting it.

we all know why the wii u is failing. despite what nintendo fans said the launch of the wii u wasnt better than xbox and ps3. the wii u was launched in basically all territory in about the span of 2 weeks whereas the xbox 360 and ps3 didnt. xbox and ps3 didnt launch in eur. and aus. till 5months after it launch in the usa. the wii u is doing terrible because of the hardcore fans that asked for exactly what they wanted. they didnt want games , power, or a lot of support so im glad for them.

chadboban1166d ago (Edited 1166d ago )

I honestly thought you would've picked another video game character for your avatar like you did with the whole "Hatsune Miku" and "Akuma" accounts. I was thinking something like "Lara Croft" or maybe even "Ellie" from The Last of Us. You old accounts used to make your comments seem more, I don't know, interesting? But Dylila and some picture of a random redhead is honestly just kind of boring, honestly expected more creativity from you man.

On Topic now:
Where do you get your info man? The Xbox 360 launched in Japan, America and Europe between November 20th to December 2nd 2005, and well you're sort of right with the PS3 as it launched on 11th November 2006 and 17th November 2006 in Japan and America respectively. It did have a pretty late Europe launch though in March 2007.

And what do you mean every month until November you see sales flat lining. That sounds more like wishful thinking instead of a sound analysis. We have no clue what Nintendo's plans for game releases are until November. The only way I can see Nintendo being in HUGE trouble is if they let the completely open window they have between now and November go to waste. Once they manage to get more games out by then, I think they'll be okay.

I support Sony and Nintendo and have pretty much all of their consoles with the exception of the Vita and the Wii U which I plan to own by the end of the year. I see no problem with wanting them both to do well. As for Microsoft, I've never really been a huge supporter of Xbox but I have nothing against them, as a matter of fact, I have a buddy who loans me his Xbox whenever I want to play any new exclusives like Gears or Halo. So it is very much possible to enjoy all systems without even the need for owning them all.

BTW, Xenoblade isn't a third party exclusive. Look it up. Monolith is 100% owned by Nintendo, so Xenoblade is as much a Nintendo game as Mario is.

Geez I went WAY overboard with this reply, I have no idea how you do it. Although I'm guessing the lack of any kind of punctuation has something to do with it.

animegamingnerd1166d ago

people seriously agree with this comment on how wrong this person

WiiUsauce1166d ago

Xenoblade 2 is not a third party exclusive, it's FIRST PARTY. Nintendo owns Monolith Soft just like they own Retro Studios, AND THE GAME WILL BE FUCKING GLORIOUS. Seriously it's my most anticipated ANYTHING of all time.

I love Metroid,Super Smash Bros, 3D Mario platformers, Zelda, and Oblivion, Skyrim, Halo, MGS, Half Life,Call of Duty, Final Fantasy ect., ect., but compared to how good this Xeno-sequel is shaping up to be, I don't give a SHIT about anything else. It will be the most amazing game I will ever play probably in my whole lifetime lol.

You only have to play Xenoblade Chronicles to realize how immensely talented the people over at Monolith Soft who worked on Xenoblade Chronicles are and what a masterpiece of a game they managed to crank out on such underpowered and weak hardware as the Wii. Considering Wii U is leaps and bounds more powerful than the original Wii, I CANNOT WAIT to see what they do on Wii U.

You should really stop being a fanboy/girl whatever the hell you are and try to do whatever you can to play Xenoblade Chronicles or you'll miss out on one of the greatest games of all time. If you don't own a Wii or don't wanna pay 100 dollars for your copy (because that's how much the game costs), then emulate the game on your PC if you can (plus it will look better). Then you will see why people like myself are so hyped for the sequel.

stragomccloud1166d ago

Hey! Our favorite troll is back! You wear many profiles good sir/madame.

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classic2001166d ago

Nintendo is dragging themselves down with a future with not wiiu third party and having spread out wiiu exclusives. Wiiu is a n64 or gamecube system again but its not dragging the industry down at all.

If sony and microsoft does something stupid then bam the industry is being drag down, everyone accepted the original wii as unimportant for their company and it is the same thing for wiiu because nintendo is just not giving publishers what they want.

Whymii1166d ago (Edited 1166d ago )

The big difference between when ET came out and today is that the industry was very much a monopoly controlled by Atari. Today we have three main competitors servicing the industry (excluding iOS and Android platforms) so there is little chance if any that there will be another crash.

So the simple answer is, No. No it isn't. Don't be daft and stop writing articles designed to fan the fanboys' fire just for hits. Next you'll be blaming the wii-u for causing WWII, the Roswell Conspiracy, being behind the grassy knoll, high petroleum prices, the sub-prime crash, missing socks and the Pope standing down. Sigh.

Amigaengine1166d ago

Western developers over saturation is what will cause a video game crash.

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jc485731167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

I wouldn't mind if that was the case. I want developers to be more creative, which I'm just starting to see this late in the generation. Pushing the limits of hardware and overcoming the barriers, but still managing to deliver a game that looks like a lot of effort was put in it. Yup, technology is just a tool. This is the reason why launch titles are just 'ok,' but the best stuff is usually shown near towards the end. Don't even get me started with EA because they're wrong. We haven't seen the last of PS360 and definitely not the last of WiiU. In the end, games matter most.

zerocrossing1167d ago

"Is Nintendo's Wii U Dragging Down The Entire Industry?"

Wow! That's one of the dumbest questions we've had posed here on N4G, how about "is the milking of popular AAA franchises stunting creativity and causing damage to the industry?"

MultiConsoleGamer1166d ago

Fanboy hyperbole and hate. All based on sales reports that only cover 60% of the US market.

People have stopped being gamers and started being corporate spin doctors and PR drones.

Jadedz1166d ago

They need to ''wake the $#$% up!'' What the %*&$ are they really doing? I'm on the brink of returning my console, though I won't because I know good software is coming up soon, but no Saints Row 4 ( and probably GTA 5 for that matter)?

3rd parties are ignoring them AGAIN!

lilbroRx1166d ago

And? There are third parties that ignore Sony and Microsoft as well. The things is "which" and "why" and what do they make.

Nintendo doesn't need all of the third parties to support them, only the good ones. Right now it has the support of Platinum games(good), Shin'en(good), Ubisoft(hit and miss), Capcom(iffy), TT Games(good), Atlus(good), Square-Enix(decent) and a ton of Indie devs.

I do not care about the label that resides on the game I play. All I care is that the game is good.

If Nintendo had the support of only 3 third parties, so long as the third parties provided exceptional games, I would be perfectly fine with it. That is why all these missed multi-plats are a non issue for me. I have a PC for those.

Jadedz1166d ago (Edited 1166d ago )

I'm just upset over the fact that 3rd party developers are overlooking the Wii U. I bought this system ''hoping'' that there wouldn't be a Wii type scenario with the Wii U, though I've been proven wrong.

And voicing your opinion in a negative way can be helpful at times (Project Rainfall anyone?).

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