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Submitted by wheresmymonkey 667d ago | opinion piece

Rumours of the WiiU’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Some seem to be convinced that history is about to repeat itself. That the WiiU is about to suffer the same fate as the Dreamcast. But the fact of the matter is that Nintendo isn’t SEGA. Nintendo isn’t reeling from a myriad of incredibly incompetent business decisions and terrible internal politics. In fact they’re doing very well indeed. (Nintendo, Wii U)

SilentNegotiator  +   667d ago
Some people love to use "demise" and "doomed" to encompass criticism for how Wii U is doing, to distract from the fact that Wii U *IS* struggling. Seriously, can we stop with the politician BS of generalizing opposing criticisms like that?

Aside from the launch (when we were told that hardware availability was sooooo limited and that it would be sold out until march), Wii U has been selling very slowly.

Ps3 and the 360 were absolutely never in as much of a slump, even in the greatest of software droughts.
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wheresmymonkey  +   667d ago
But the fact is that it isn't. Its actually sold more in its first 5 months on sale than the xbox 360 did and only slightly less than the ps3 managed.

Also in the UK where retailers have lowered the price of the console to £200 there's been a surge in people buying it. Basically confirming what we all knew in the first place that all it really needs to gain momentum again is a price cut.
PopRocks359  +   667d ago
To be fair, I think it has just as much to do with games. Monster Hunter, Lego City, Dragon Quest and Need for Speed were made available in a variety of different regions just this month as well as the price cut you mentioned.

Funnily enough, the 3DS sold fairly slowly prior to a price cut and the release of its two biggest Mario games (3D Land and Kart 7) to date. The Wii U has seen a small boost like the 3DS and the Vita since these new games and its price cut in the UK.
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lilbroRx  +   667d ago
There was no surge from the price being drop. They failed to increased sales at every attempt.

The surge came from MH3GU.
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sherimae2413  +   667d ago
not only the wii u, but almost every news in regards to gaming like reviews, rumors, sales, consoles, handhelds, and developers are all....
exaggerated.. -_-
kirbyu  +   667d ago
Finally.
diepdiep  +   667d ago
I bet writers want to exaggerate news just to increase hits.
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AKR  +   667d ago
Well this is interesting.

A non-hate Wii U article. In fact, an article saying that the Wii U hate is being overdone - and what's the result - crickets. Had this been saying something like "Rumors of Wii U's Demise are Totally True" - this would be one of the hottest articles on the entire WIi U page.
PopRocks359  +   667d ago
Dude, I've been saying this for a couple of months now lol. Bubbles for you.
BitbyDeath  +   667d ago
Happens everywhere, you never see news articles about how North Korea loves the US. Only the ones where they want to Nuke the US.

Lovey dovey articles don't get hits.
PopRocks359  +   667d ago
That's an odd comparison... but it made me laugh.
Theyellowflash30  +   667d ago
Yeah, trolling writers are really looking for hits.
strigoi814  +   667d ago
And so as defensive writers??
Theyellowflash30  +   667d ago
He's using facts to back up his claims, unlike trolls who spew nonsense with zero facts or data, in an attempt for cheap hits.

That's not called journalism, it's called trolling.
Theyellowflash30  +   667d ago
And I wouldn't call him defensive, when he is using facts. I would call him a 'accurate' writer, or 'factual' writer.

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