Ubisoft says that they firmly believe that Wii U sales will "take off" during the holidays later this year.
Nothing wrong with a short and to the point news blurb, particularly one like this that focuses on the key elements of Wii U's success for Holiday 2013... those being a price drop and some competitive, exclusive content bundles. Ubi knows their shit, don't get me wrong, but simply because of novelty people will buy MS and Sony over Nintendo as things are.
I'm sure anyone would hope so. I feel as though anyone who with an intellectual mind would not want ANY console to fail. Whether or not the sales growth will be big enough to make up for the early losses, I already know the Wii U will see some sort of sales increase, big or small. There's too much first party content coming out for that not to happen. Presently I am more interested in seeing the Vita increase its sales. While I've been skeptical, some have said that the cross-compatibility will help the Vita sell. I'm interested to see if that is truly the case.
I hope every console is successful because the industry needs competition and options are always good
YES. Agreed wholeheartedly. I really want all of the major players to do well, even Microsoft now that they've removed just about all of the issues I had with their latest console. The more success, the better for this industry.
You do realise Ubisoft that the PS4 and the Xbox One are coming this holiday with a ton of new games where most of them arn't on the Wii U
Tables turned: You do realise Mr Nuts that the Wii U has system selling first party titles coming this holiday at a lower price? I'm not trying to say one is better than the other, but obviously Wii U development costs less and is an easier investment from Ubi so long as more units are sold. I think all consoles will do fairly well this holiday anyway.
You do realise mrbojingles that new consoles like the PS4 for example are going to excite people more then the Wii U where support has been lacking for a long time now. If development was easier then we would have a lot more games coming out for it. Hell Ubisoft was the biggest supporter of the Wii U untill recently http://mynintendonews.com/2...
You do realize if you are talking about power exciting people that the pc still has more of that and the ps4 has no must have games yet. They look great but who really wants killzone or drive club. GT would have been a better choice.
Mr_Nuts, The people like you will not. However the parents or grandparents that know that their child or grandchild is asking for a console, will.
Unless you get your pre orders in which people have been doing I don't think it will be a problem Besides why would you save up for a PS4 or Xbox One, find out it's not in stock then buy a Wii U...if you've been saving up for one of the teo new consoles your not going to waste your money on something else. You'll wait untill there back in stock.
ok I hit edit instead of reply... /sigh Didnt mean to stealth edit
Yes Mr_Nuts and do you know that there are Wii U games coming out this year that are not on PS4 or Xbox One?
Oh come on, theres more games coming out only on the Xbox One and PS4 combined then there is on the Wii U. Then you have the fact that if you get an Xbox One or PS4 you have the multiplatform games that are coming to the Wii U aswell. Why get a Wii U for WatchDogs for example when it's coming to the PS4/Xbox One. If you have a Wii U already then fine you'll buy them but if you havent got a Wii U they arn't really the games to convince you to buy the console. The biggest release will be Zelda Wind Waker HD but most people have played it so were not in a rush to buy a console just for that. Even Sonic Lost Worlds...it's still not enough compared to some of the games coming out for the other two systems.
You do realise that there isn't a game on the Playstation or xbox that is even half has good as a first party Nintendo game. Why would anyone buy a powerful console with games that cant even compete with a weaker console in regards to power. Quality over Quantity. Wii u = Quality Ps4 and xbox = Quantity
...I don't even know what to say ¬¬ I'll start with the most recent game Last of Us says hi *** Why would anyone buy a powerful console with games that cant compare with a weaker console in regards to power. **** That dosn't even make sense Honestly people are quick to point of Sonys and even Microsofts faults but when you bring Nintendos up or criticize them in any way you get called and disagreed to death.
The last of us is like a condon. You can only use it once. Playing it again would be an exercise is fandom. It is barely a game. I'd rather go to the movies.
Ubisoft had an investor meeting right after E3 where they saw the Nintendo announcing a price drop on the Wii-U closer to holiday season. Edit: I see you already posted the link.
You do realise that the Wii u is $100 cheaper than ps4 and $200 cheaper than Xbox one? Couple that with the possibility of a price cut this holidays season. History repeat itself and the weakest and/or cheapest console almost always sells the most.
You are right ... they are coming for PS3 and 360. Seriously ... PS4 and XBone barely have any truly great Exclusive games for next gen this year. Most of their best games will be available on current gen. WATCHdogs? Titan Fall? Call of Duty Ghost? They will be on 360. Wii U will at least have a decent amount of AAA titles that will only be available on WiiU and nowhere else this year. Go ahead ... click disagree but at least back up why if u can.
wii u will outsell ps4 and xbox one this holiday the price will drop to $199 for a 32 gb version with bundled game I personally don't really want one, but I think its gonna be THAT item this holiday
I don't know if I would go that far, but I think you are right, in so much as it will see a pick up in sales just because it is the least expensive console.
PS and XBOX fans will be disappointed with new PS/xbox hardware. They are expecting too much. Those new consoles are really not much different than previous generation.
I agree, all I'm seeing so far on ps4 and X1 are the same types of games with just marginally better graphics. They are not blowing me away like they did at the beginning of the 7th generation. @Mr_Nuts You said why would someone want to play Watchdogs on Wii U when they can play it on ps4 or x1. How about because the gameplay might be better with regards to hacking on the gamepad? You seem to put graphics ahead of gameplay. I'm the opposite.
I tried hitting the agree button many many times. However N4G only allows one Agree per account.
How many times no price drop for wiiu.
I hope so, been waiting for BAYOnetta...2
Let's hope so ;)
The biggest thing Nintendo has going for it this holiday season is hardware shortages by both Microsoft and Sony. On average, the past couple of generations of launches have had roughly 1 million hardware units available day one. Those allocations will easily be snapped up by preorders for the XB1 and PS4. That leaves the other people who were thinking about picking one up on the fence. Sure they could wait until early in the new year to pick one up, or they could spend less money and get a console that should have some quality titles available by this xmas. Those that maybe were on the fence with the Wii U before, may be willing to take that plunge once they see what the console has to offer. ACIV, Watch Dogs, CoD Ghosts should all be available this holiday season, not to mention 3D Mario World as well as Wind Waker HD. Throw in titles that are already out on the system and you could have a very attractive package. Should Nintendo lower the price of the system to $249 for the Premium with 2 games, I think it would move some good units. Time will tell of course.
Are people on this site allergic too reality ??? Nintendo says 1 thing then N4G says the other. Iwata no price drop as were loosing money already ? N4G don't stop talking about price drop. Iwata wiiu being underpowered is a misconception ? N4G try to put this in every article,basically little cheeky words like well with wiiu being under powered compared to ps4 ect it's not underpowered,Iwata admitted last gen from the start that wii was underpowered,so why would he be lying. Iwata says wiiu graphics will keep up with ps4 and says they will set out toprove this and so far with their 1st gen games already running twice the resolution and framerate of say Killzone ps4,i'm inclined to believe Iwata.
Only if Nintendo advertises it, well this time. Not that stupid dubstep crap that showed mostly the people playing it not the actual games. Make some creative commercial with a focus on the game. Draw some inspiration from Japanese ones you just did. Also, I hope that price drop is true because it would be in a perfect position if they advertise it right.
I think they are right and they will benefit hugely from their support. I was mad at them for the Rayman debacle and still think that one game would have changed the Wii U's fortunes much sooner. But looking at what they are bringing to the U shows me that other devs and pubs are plain stupid and shortsighted. I changed my preorders for 360 Splinter Cell, Watch Dogs, and Ass Creed 4 to Wii U and will be picking up Rayman at launch. I have seen what the gamepad can offer and I love it. I think it will make these games, especially Watch Dogs, that much better. After the Xbox BS I am done with the Xbox brand altogether, so its back to Nintendo and Sony for me. I like what Nintendo is doing and I think they will turn this around just as they did with the 3DS. I just wish Rockstar was on board cuz I REALLY want GTA 5 gamepad support. You dont realize how much the gamepad would enhance these kinds of games until youve used it. Thats why I love Nintendo, they take a different path and provide some much needed differentiation and quality to this video game artform. Where would games be without nintendo?
@jameson Well said! They definitely need some new and better ads and a nice price drop. i am sure that once they start releasing these quality titles they will also drop the price. Its all marketing and they still have enough time before the other systems release. I think a $249 core system and $299 Deluxe bundle with a Pro Controller and a game thrown in is the perfect point to be at. They wont be able to keep the things in stock if they hit that point. But the marketing sucks right now. And rightfully so as they dont have anything out to advertise the thing yet! You cant drop the price if there are no games to help spur the sales! Its all gotta happen at once! After they get Pikmin and Wonderful 101 out they will drop the rpice, probably around TGS
With a big price cut it may do alright. I know I'll get one if it gets to $199/249. But there's going to be so much hype around PS4/XB1 that the Wii U will likely get overshadowed even then. And without a price cut it will get even further ignored with PS4 being such a obvious better value at $399.
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