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Submitted by mii-gamer 537d ago | opinion piece

2 reasons why the Wii U is doomed

mii-gamer writes:

The general perception of the Wii U is currently terrible. Wii U sales numbers during the Launch window are abysmal. The software draughts are terrible. The Wii U is in a bad position. It is only been 6 months since the launch, there is absolutely no way that the Wii U can make a comeback. You know what this means. The Wii U is doomed. There is no other way to put it. Everyone else is writing off the Wii U. So it must be true. So here are my two reasons why the Wii U is doomed. (Nintendo, Wii U)

browngamer41  +   538d ago
Love it!
insomnium2  +   537d ago
Me too.

This part caught my attention:

"It is too soon declare the Wii U is doomed. The media is jumping the gun to quickly."

This is like dejavu from the early PS3 days except back then there were absolutely noone who dared to defend the PS3 with an article like this.
Neonridr  +   538d ago
lol, hilarious!
bullymangLer  +   538d ago
ha haa
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   537d ago
Whoa!
I really must rethink my stance with Nintendo.

This Guy drops Knowledge-Bombs w/ a side of Mushrooms!

;)
kirbyu  +   537d ago
I hate how I can never tell if an article is being serious or not. Hopefully this one is another joke one.
Reverent  +   537d ago
Reason 1: Cuz Michael Pachturd says so.

Reason 2: The gaming media is very smart.

While it might seem like a joke article at glance, the guy gives some really great (clever and funny also) points. I used to be a Nintendo-Only gamer, and I still have a lot of love for them, but they really need to step up their game. They really should have waited to release the Wii U with upgraded specs along side the releases of the PS4 and Nextbox.
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kneon  +   537d ago
I think they would've been better off had they launched a year earlier rather than trying to go head with the ps4 and xbox.next. But I guess Wii sales going off a cliff caught them by surprise.
Elem187  +   537d ago
You are cray cray if you think Nintendo should just be a third wheel...> The only reason their console is worth the purchase because of the unique content you can only get on their system.... have you played any Nintendo games lately? They don't exactly need beefier specs to make the game look good. Most of that power would have just sat their idle. And if you think extra horsepower would have drew in 3rd party devs, you are again, crazy.

Nintendo built this box based on what EAD Tokyo was working on these last 4 years (probably 3D Mario) to the exact specification to run this game... (same deal with the wii. Mario Galaxy was the game they designed the system completely around)

I still don't see why people want a third console with an identical library. We already have two systems that pretty much have 95% of the same library... I personally don't see the draw of the xbox/playstation when I can play all of those multiplats on my PC that would crap on the ps360/ps4 versions. Why would someone limit themselves playing multiplats?
1upgamer99  +   537d ago
It had to be a Joke. Did you see all of Patcher's stupid predictions that FAILED EPICALLY! LOL at that D-Bag. Also this article was right about Microsoft/PS4 launch, stating The cycle will begin again.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   537d ago
The article was satire & sarcasm against people who keep calling for the death of WiiU.

But don't hate yourself for not being able to tell the difference- some of the serious article are just as asinine as the author's satire-reasoning used to write this article.
DivineAssault  +   537d ago
baahahahahaha... Everyone is doomed!
diepdiep  +   537d ago
*reads the title*

Me: Another one of these stupid articles!?

*reads the comments*

Me: ?

*reads the article*

Me: Oh. :)
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Wikki  +   537d ago
Wii U? I think I remember a few months ago about it's release and NOTHING SINCE. Talk about destroying a legacy... Oh well... I'll always have my emulators so i can play decent Nintendo games
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kirbyu  +   537d ago
Or you could play them on their original consoles, but if you'd rather do it the illegal way, alright then.
Wikki  +   534d ago
I have all the original consoles and a lot of the games. Unfortunately most of the original consoles weren't built to last 20 years and are now more of a display trophy than a functional device. Thanks for the pointless comment.
Or you could add some relevant argument to my statement of the WiiU failing to release a decent amount of games during it's release period to draw in a new crowd and keep their buyer interested.
kirbyu  +   536d ago
Or better yet, you could understand that Nintendo has had good games since the N64.
PopRocks359  +   536d ago
What about the NES and SNES?
Wikki  +   534d ago
Again, another fail comment. I never commented on the quality of the games for any other system, just stating that their current console has not released anything. My original post was short, I'm surprised you couldn't respond once properly...
sherimae2413  +   537d ago
lol so true... ^_^
btw good morning to all
Hicken  +   536d ago
Well, by now, it's almost morning again. Good morning to you!

I imagine the PS1 is doomed, as well.
MikeMyers  +   536d ago
Can you actually survive 5 minutes without mentioning anything related to Sony in every topic?
sherimae2413  +   536d ago
oh hellow hicken, ^_^
well ps1 is not doomed, because at that time the media and pachter is not acting and spouting bull***t
like what is happening this current gen and also for the coming next gen,
the gaming media will always tend to write doom and gloom for the underperforming consoles, right now the wii u is in the hotseat.....
the 3ds and vita as well suffer this doom and gloom and hate
and also the ps3 which is doing very well now ^_^
DRM-Killz  +   537d ago
Only two huh?
mamotte  +   537d ago
And you read none, uh?
stragomccloud  +   537d ago
Great read. lol
nice to see people still have a sense of humor.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   537d ago
The Wii u is not doomed these trolls just want it to be
Myze  +   537d ago
If the article was not littered with a ridiculous amount of grammar errors, I might find the article "funnier."

While the premise is correct, the WiiU is definitely not doomed so early in it's life, talking about it (in sarcastic form) as if it's the most unfair thing ever is stupid. The PS3 had far more "is doomed" articles than the WiiU ever will (unless it actually does end up doomed).

The fact of the matter is, it all comes down to games. For some reason, it's almost as if Nintendo doesn't want to release anything substantial on the WiiU instead of the 3DS. Until they do, the numbers will remain low for the system. If they don't release at least a couple of big games before the ps4/720 come out, there is a very real chance the system will become "doomed," at least by Nintendo's standards. Not really sure how that's arguable.

I should point out, that I am aware the article is a joke, and am more responding to the various articles about the WiiU being doomed, rather than just this article, itself.
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Elem187  +   537d ago
say what? If Nintendo could release big games on the Wii U it would already... The reason why the 3DS is getting massive support right now is because all these games being released for the 3DS today, were put into development 1-3 years ago and are finally ready for release.

IF Nintendo puts resources into games for the Wii U today, we wont see it until 3-4 years later. So yes Nintendo underestimated HD development just like Sony/Microsoft did 7 years ago. But I'm confident they will catch up. Nintendo has to know their console is in grave danger if the output doesn't increase soon... I can imagine them freaking out and start opening up that massive warchest to get content, whether 1st, 2nd or third party.
Myze  +   537d ago
If the article was not littered with a ridiculous amount of grammar errors, I might find the article "funnier." (Although, making fun of Pachter is always a good idea.)

While the premise is correct, the WiiU is definitely not doomed so early in it's life, talking about it (in sarcastic form) as if it's the most unfair thing ever is stupid. The PS3 had far more "is doomed" articles than the WiiU ever will (unless it actually does end up doomed).

The fact of the matter is, it all comes down to games. For some reason, it's almost as if Nintendo doesn't want to release anything substantial on the WiiU instead of the 3DS. Until they do, the numbers will remain low for the system. If they don't release at least a couple of big games before the ps4/720 come out, there is a very real chance the system will become "doomed," at least by Nintendo's standards. Not really sure how that's arguable.
MelonSaurus  +   537d ago
Ah glad to see there's still a bit of sassiness in game journalism. After all the dumb shit I see lingering on this site, I salute this article.
delboy  +   537d ago
Funny read.
I like doomed stuff, bought ps3 last gen, now I will go with WiiU for the next generation.
Sideras  +   537d ago
"Gamers often call Pachter an idiot. I have to disagree. An idiot would not have a high paying Job at a respectable investment firm. An idiot’s opinion would not be repeated in the gaming media. An idiot would not have his own show."

I'm sure Pachters a nice guy but he has no fucking place in the games industry. And sure fun read but can we stop with all the fucking satire?
Nodoze  +   537d ago
The day we start listening to investment bankers about games, is the day I stop playing.

Well said. Also for all the Pachter fans out there, remember that bankers never lie. Nor do investment advisors. They have built cathedrals to the truth they espouse.

What happened in 2008 (and we are still paying the price for) was merely an accounting error. Damn accountants they always lie.
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dungeonboss  +   537d ago
I wasn't going to read this at first and then I finally couldn't resist the click bait. So glad I clicked.
MasterCornholio  +   537d ago
The Wii U will fail because it can't make blueberry pancakes.

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Nodoze  +   537d ago
'The software draughts are terrible.'

I didn't know that Nintendo had produced a british checkers game!? Apparently the author does not like it. Was this only released in the U.K.?

If the author (and I use that term loosely as he clearly has a limited grasp on the English language) expects to be taken seriously he may want to use something called a Dictionary.

Drought is probably the word he was looking for.
o-Sunny-o  +   537d ago
Doom and gloom again....
ARESWARLORD  +   536d ago
People are crazy this System will be fine. Funny article though. Fuck Patcher.
kagamer79  +   536d ago
Here's my 2 cents.
1. Nintendo has a strong ip library but milks the success of mario zelda metroid etc. too much.
2. Where's the new brilliant original ips they desperately need I know they have a great studio and miyamoto.
3. Making conoles with weaker hardware hurts the longevity of the system it would benefit them more to deliver beefier more capable hardware.
4. Ps4 is a beast for a gaming console a hacker could easily make it a computer.when that power is harnessed wii u wnt be able to match.
5. Graphics aren't everything but 3rd party support is critical and weaker hardware isn't as appealing as the ps4 capabilities.
6. Games sell consoles a great library of quality games is essential too wii u success nintendo needs to deliver at E3 before ppl lose faith patience eventually wears thin.

Ok before fanboys crucify me I love nintendo and owned all there consoles but to be blind and not acknowledge flaws is stupid fanboyism. Constructve criticism never hurts it helps because u have to see flaws and weaknesses to fix them. I hope nintendo does well but if they dnt quit penny pinching on hardware to make big profits sooner ppl will buy what has the best value and content. Before u tell me its better than ps3 and 360 I know it is but that's 7 yr old tech and wii u should have blowed it away not be slightly better. Nintendo has 30 yrs of gaming under there belts u gotta respect that and I do but they need new direction and a new ceo that's more with the times. I dnt wish doom for nintendo but after 30 yrs of relying on mario and zelda to save the day how much further can they carry them? 30 for zeldas not quite right but not far off either

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