Will The Wii U Survive?

Cheatcc says: "The Wii U has been on the market only a few months, the PS4 won't be launched until the end of the year, and we still don't have an official announcement on the next Xbox. Yet the Wii U is already projected to lose the next-gen console war. This is baffling to me.

Now, I'm not here to claim the Wii U will emerge victorious; only time will be the judge of that. What I can do is explain its advantages and expose its weaknesses, and extrapolate a bit about what that means for the future."

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Donnieboi2075d ago

You know it's not a good sign when people ask this question on virtually every game site every other day.

thezeldadoth2075d ago

really? what about when they did that for the PS3....

Zodiac2075d ago

And the Vita,Wii,PS2,DS, etc... Even the consoles that cam running out of the gate got articles questioning how long they would last.

Donnieboi2075d ago (Edited 2075d ago )

Yeah, but at least at the time, the PS3 could compete technologically with it's competitors. So they were able to get 3rd party support (via ports) while the price of the ps3 dropped over time. See, that is what hurt the ps3. But the Wii U's problems stem from a whole slew of issues, that even Dragon Quest X and Monster Hunter couldn't turn around (for long). Wii U will keep getting last gen and a few cross gen ports until it can't handle Unreal Engine 4, Luminous Engine, Panta Rhei engine, Activisions next gen engine, etc. So what's the Wii U's excuse?

Pffftt, Nintendo didn't even have the insight to give people a bigger harddrive than 32GB or an Ethernet Port for online gaming (without them having to go out and buy them). Man all I can do is laugh at the choices Iwata is making. I wish Nintendo would go back to being like the NES and SNES when it came to 3rd party love and making sensible decisions tech wise.

thezeldadoth2075d ago

i knew i'd sign back on and some Sony soldier would be spewing some shit about the situation being "differrennntt"

Realplaya2075d ago

Even though they can't hang there still making money.

Nintendo has seen an 11% rise in stock value, which now stands at 11,850 yen, the largest gain since 2008.

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SethADrekin2075d ago

They've been saying this crap about every Nintendo since the Sega Genesis came out.

PopRocks3592075d ago

"Man all I can do is laugh at the choices Iwata is making."

Barring your overall flawed logic, this statement in particular is both ignorant and delusional. You seriously think a single man makes all of the decisions at one of gaming's biggest corporations? Like Sony, Microsoft and any large scale company, Nintendo's overall choices are pitched and executed by many, many people. Iwata has power as president sure, but he doesn't hold all the power. But as usual you feel the need to scapegoat someone to validate your complaints with no real basis or logic behind it.

LOL_WUT2075d ago

Lets not get ahead of ourselves lets just wait it out shall we? ;)

Jek_Porkins2075d ago

Give me a break, I didn't buy into the whole PS3 is dead thing, and I'm not getting into this.

finite2075d ago

They said the same thing about the wii and that has not much third party support so yes, get used to it.

josephayal2075d ago

I think the Wii U is in trouble, I don't think Nintendo will makes its own hardware ten years from now

SethADrekin2075d ago

Nintendo has Billions of dollars in the Bank. They could never sell another Wii U and still have the Money to create Two More Generations of Consoles.

thezeldadoth2075d ago

once you dig out of the sony pit called N4G and look at real factual numbers, Nintendo has been selling at a profit the entire Wii generation, AND outselling the competition. Sony actually is the one that can't screw up this time or their games division is gone. Disagree all you want, but you're disagreeing with facts, kind of like a religious following.

WilliamH2075d ago

Yes but common sense, hard facts & well written comments have no place here on dung mountain (N4G)

stragomccloud2075d ago

You're the first person I've seen here besides me that has compared the fanboyism here to religious fanaticism. It's very true.

Realplaya2075d ago

Read this I think Sony is in trouble. I don't think they make another system after this one.

Dan_scruggs2075d ago (Edited 2075d ago )

Last I checked Nintendo was the only one of the big three that wasn't losing billions ever fiscal year. I think Nintendo will be just fine.

Nintendo posted a 30 million loss last year and it was the first time ever in the company's history. Meanwhile Sony loses 6 Billion last year yet no one thinks they should leave the biz. Seems like a blind way of looking at things.

Also the 3DS will get back to being DOOOOOMED right after it takes its boot off of the Vita's neck. Patients is virtue people.

Shadowsteal2075d ago

Patience is a virtue. I doubt you even know what a virtue is. If you're going to use the saying wrong.

Dan_scruggs2075d ago

Why patience is a virtue?

The phrase "patience is a virtue" is just a way of expressing the importance of being patient.

Literally the first thing that come up when you GOOGLE it...

iplay1up22075d ago

Something most people do not understand, a fiscal loss does not mean that is how much money the company actually lost. Those numbers are against projected sales not actual sales. So if a company projects 5 million in sales and only sells 3 million that is a 2 million dollar loss.

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