Gamespot: The Wii U has gotten off to a slow start, but retailer GameStop isn't betting against the system anytime soon.
Way to state the obvious. The WiiU is in pretty much the exact same position after 7 months that 3DS was in after 6 months. The 3DS went along for 6 months with no real notable releases (aside from OoT), and Nintendo turned things around w/ Super Mario 3D Land, and have continued support quite well for the console with at least one big title releasing every month or so since. And let's remember that's the WiiU has only been out for SEVEN MONTHS (since November 2012). And they look to be releasing that big game to invigorate the platform... that is also a 3D Mario. Plus a Zelda. Plus a Donkey Kong. Plus a Pikmin. All this year. It's exactly the same as the 3DS. The only real difference is that Nintendo has done nothing to appease the early-adopters that have been suffering for so long with so little to play with, nor have they dropped the price to encourage further sales.
Well said bubble to you, sir.
Thanks. This actually got me thinking about all the BS I've seen about the WiiU lately. (E3 convinced me to buy one sooner rather than later, and then I visit the WiiU message boards at various BBS and see nothing but whining and complainig). So after posting that, I went and tried to articulate the WiiU's case a bit better: http://n4g.com/blogs/detail...
Super Mario 3D Land while a powerful system selling title did not turn around that handheld's misfortunes alone. Monster Hunter and Pokemon did most of the work. The price drop also led to huge increase in sales by itself. It also helps that 3DS has gotten nothing but support since then. Look at Vita. That's a only slightly more support than 3DS had before that price drop. 3DS got crap because it wasn't doing DS numbers but the sales were never abysmal. Wii U sales are pathetic. They should be a lot more and it's because they released it too soon before third parties and Nintendo could support it the way it deserved. It also would've helped if Nintendo was a little closer to what a PS4 does. As it stands Nintendo is doing right by the console but what third party besides Platinum Games is releasing compelling games on it. Where is that Monster Hunter? It has not been shown yet. Wii U will be amazing but they'll have to something before it becomes the next GameCube.
i could guarantee that even if nintendo what more powerful then ps4 its wouldnt change anything if they dont have the sales to back it up. plus ea would still be mad at them for the origin project, so some of the title schedule for release would still not be on wiiu.
I Agree- with deafdani @ Deafdani @Xof "Well Said" I'm not necessarily endorsing a price cut but good points.
Now all Nintendo has to do is get more 3rd party developers to think like that. But nobody wants a house in a sinkhole. Everybody wants a house on a hill. That hill isn't here yet. Lol at my attempt at metaphors.
Not yet.. If all those games they showed during the ND for E3 release & dont boost its sales by much, then count it out.. Them staying alive during the release of BOTH PS4 & Xbox One isnt going to be easy.. I wish em luck but i dont think Mario Kart & Smash Bros will save em without a significant price cut
The only way ill buy a Wii u is if a new Zelda is released. And a smash bros.
If any of the big 3 should be worried it should be microsoft. Despite them dropping most of its issues they need to do something about the price tag or else they will fall way behind & it doesnt help that alot of consumers who were once loyal to the brand maybe still iffy about buying an xbone because they may have lost alot of trust for microsoft. It will be an uphill battle for them from here on out.
Another Earthbound game could make consoles fly off shelves! But unfortunately that's like hoping for Firefly to come back to TV.
theres always the possibility of a firefly movie, though weldon says the cast would be older if you know what im getting at here lol
We already got a Firefly movie, it's what introduced be to the series in the first place and considering that was back in 2006-2007 I think that's the last victory the Browncoats are going to get, although I do love the idea of Mal commanding the ship from a wheelchair while River spoon feeds Zoe cream corn and talks about the old days
i know we have serenity, but im talking about a movie thats after the tv series :P but weldon's schedule seems to be too tight for that to happen anyways "sadface"
Never count out the mighty Nintendo. Still my favorite console maker and responsible for some of my fondest memories from my childhood. Nintendo have never really had good third party support. People buy Nintendo's for there first party titles. Once the big names start coming out for the wii u the sales should pick up
Holy shit has it been another disaster of a console release for Nintendo, but I just cant hate them for it because they always deliver the quality I expect. But dammit I better get SOMETHING for being an early adopter after they blatantly lied about learning their lesson from the 3DS launch. I am convinced that they should have waited at least until this year, maybe around September to release the Wii U. They could have had a little more time to add more RAM into the system and had these games that are coming out later this year ready for launch. But, once Pikmin, Rayman, Splinter Cell, and Zelda are out a price drop will be utilized to drive sales with Mario and DK on the horizon. I am sure Nintendo will have a killer holiday this year, but as I said, there really needs to be some sort of Ambassador program to appease us day one buyers. This has been painful, but at least I am able to catch up on my PSwii60 backlog.
I would NEVER bet against Nintendo! Getting a second Wii U for my upstairs bedroom so that I can play all my amazing Wii/Wii U games in bed. Need to finish up Super Mario Galaxy to 100% and Donkey Kong Returns as well. Plus I just got Monster Hunter 3 so I need to start my adventuring into that. Can't wait for the disc copy of NEW Super Luigi U. Think i'm going to go pre order that tomorrow!
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