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Wii U’s record for North America that is not something to boast about

Between the release of Jeopardy on the 14th of December 2012 , and the release of The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition 5th of March 2013 the Nintendo Wii U broke a previous record that was held by the Nintendo 64.

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dedicatedtogamers1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

And people say the WiiU is doing fine...

THIS is what a bad console launch looks like. Is it so hard to understand why people aren't interested in buying a WiiU right now?

Moncole1178d ago

This is what a normal console launch looks like. Very rarely does a console have an amazing launch.

KrisButtar1178d ago

I'm not really sure what you mean by "normal console launch" because if the Wii U is breaking the longest period between game releases record, that's not normal. Record setting is not normal, whether it be positive or negative.

Zer0bros1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

Why do you Nintendo fanboys keep making such apologist arguments?

Just because older console generations did worse at launch (and not all them fall under this category btw), that doesn't excuse Nintendo's lack of support or willingness to improve the Wii u's condition.

pythonxz1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

The best launch still goes to the Dreamcast. It had some of the greatest launch titles in history. As you said, consoles rarely have an amazing launch.

The only reason I would be even tempted to buy a Wii U is for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Moncole1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

I'm not a Nintendo fanboy. I don't own a Wii U or 3DS. Vita had a terrible launch how do you explain that?

xursz1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

What's the vita have to do with the wiiu? I'm not sur what you expect to be said. If for comparison's sake we can say the vita is currently outselling it and developers so far seem happy to work on it. Nintendo created the hype that the wiiu will enjoy good 3rd party relations and please the core gamer which it hasn't done.

rainslacker1178d ago

I thought Wii U on launch day was pretty darn good myself. Quite a few games to choose from that were worth the money. Price was good on the console, and there was never a shortage in supply. Can't really ask for much better than that.

The following 4 months were pretty dismal. Lego City and MH3 released the same week, but then it's back to waiting.

It's not a bad console though. Had some good times with it so far.:)

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3-4-51178d ago

Cool...then we will get to see what a good console recovery looks like as well.

There are games that are in dev right now that are going to be system sellers.

Do people think games take like a week or 2 to make ?

Dj7FairyTail1178d ago

Sounds like people are ignoring PS3 terrible launch.

Persistantthug1178d ago

PS3 actually sold approx 8 million units within it's first year. Also, to my knowledge has never moved a mere 30k units in a month's time.

PS3 was never actually doing poor in the marketplace.....it's just easily overheard rhetoric.

xursz1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

Fair enough but don't forget the 600 dollar price tag, shortage of consoles at release, and the fact that it took almost 4 months until it was available for sale worldwide. Those are facts.

Despite these factors the numbers between these 2 consoles are earily similar.

@above, the PS3 at one point was actually doing relatively poor in terms of market share, of which the wiiu is doing significantly worse given the same time period.

k-dillinger1178d ago

hmm but ill bet my last dollar the Xbox 720 will do worst then the Wii u at the end of the day sales wise.

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GotHDGame1178d ago

There are allot of games out for Wii U, just too many Ports of older games. Now as far as N64 I had one day one. Super Mario kept me busy getting all 120 stars and the 3D gameplay was the first of its kind, also back then there was a game called Blast Corps. I loved that game. Played for hours and hours. At least with N64 there were exclusive games and Mario was EPIC for that time.

Right now My top Wii U games are Zombi U, Monster Hunter, Lego City, Runner 2, NSMBU, Nintendo land,Need for Speed, Trine 2.

Relientk771178d ago

The Wii U really needs to get some games

LOL_WUT1178d ago

Yea thats why I can't wait to see what they have for E3

Relientk771178d ago

I'm assuming they will show off the new Smash Bros, and I will def like to see that

Dj7FairyTail1178d ago

A Big Nintendo Direct will be announce before E3 either this month or May.

Aceman181178d ago

as of right now the system doesn't have that must have game i'm looking for, and until it does get that game along with a price drop i see no reason for me to pick the system up right now.

xXxSeTTriPxXx1178d ago

A price drop and the next xenoblade (in that order) is the only way I would even consider a wii u purchase.

MNGamer-N1178d ago

The delayed games are what is frustrating for me. Anticipating certain titles, only to not get them is what hurts. Pikmin, Rayman. Hopefully they won't dissapoint when they actually do arrive.

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