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Why is Everyone Quick to Pronounce the Wii U has ‘Failed’?

Jayden Williams at Aussie-Gamer.com writes: "Yesterday Aussie-Gamer ran an opinion piece on why one member of the editorial team believes the Nintendo Wii U may have already won the next generation console war.

The overwhelming consensus from a majority of gamers who commented was that the Wii U has, for all intents and purposes, already failed.

Um, what?

This isn’t exclusive to the hordes of comments I’ve read over the past 24 hours, but more a contagious school of thought that’s becoming more and more prominent in the video game industry."

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Snookies121252d ago (Edited 1252d ago )

Ummm, you hear this about almost every console. The PS3, the 3DS, the Vita, now the Wii U. It's not like it's JUST the Wii U being singled out here.

TheoreticalParticle1252d ago

You'd think the writer would know this. The "Wii U is dead" headlines would be in the exact same spots as the "Vita Is Dead", and "Xbox Console That Isn't Even Out Yet Is Dead" articles are.

RyuCloudStrife1252d ago

Well to be fair the wii u is out and is not doing good, nintendo went all out on the casual well the casual don't feel the need to upgrade to a new console.

Wii U = FAIL.

morganfell1252d ago (Edited 1252d ago )

When the PS3 was getting all of those bad articles - practically it's entire history, what were the exclsuives like?

How were the PS3 sales doing compared to the 360 - the most advertised console? And by sales I mean go back to the very first year, ignore what was written by the media and look at the PS3's actual numbers. What was really going on?

There was ample, concrete reason to throw the flag on the "PS3 is teh doomed" articles.

I am not saying the WiiU articles are warranted.

I am merely pointing the fact out that there were grounds to realize certain members of the media have tried since day one to smear the PS3. Dan Hsu and EGM, Kotaku, etc etc. And look how bright and correct they turned out not to be.

Godmars2901252d ago

Thing is where are those positive sales numbers for game for the WiiU? Why is the Wii the best selling console of its gen yet the most 3rd parties complained not selling their games on?

ps3_pwns1252d ago

I agree nintendo fanboys are hypocrits and cry about when they get critizied for the fails but turn around and critisize every other console and games out there.

WiiUsauce1252d ago

I can't wait until this happens to the PS4 (and lets face it people, it will). Microsoft has the dominant console here in North America for the "hardcore gamers" or the Call of Duty/Madden/Battlefield idiots.

Where will all the Sony drones be then? lol

gamer421251d ago (Edited 1251d ago )

WHY WOULD YOU WANT THAT TO HAPPEN!!! Honestly i'm sick of bs "journalism" that spins information to make any system look bad. Ofcourse the ps4 will go through this, but the only thing doom articles do is scare people off from good consoles.

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MariaHelFutura1252d ago (Edited 1252d ago )

On the internet everyone hates everything. It's like Pandora from Borderlands.

Godmars2901252d ago

Because they were saying it shortly after its official reveal and have seen little which corrects said assumption?

I mean I've already said that I'll get it for what's likely Xenoblade 2, but the game still has to come out and on this side of the pond.

Abriael1252d ago

translation of the above: "we wrote an absolutely silly article with zero footing in reality, people called us on it, and now we're mad, so we're trying again, because all we want, after all, is hits from N4G"

MattS1252d ago

This headline is grammatically incorrect.

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