Submitted by RinkyDinkyDan 806d ago | opinion piece

Does the Wii U fight back start now?

It’s fair to say that the Wii U’s birth has been troubled. Upon its unveiling at E3 2011 it was met with mixture of confusion and intrigue. A year later the story remained the same. Was this a console that could compete? Was it one that anyone wanted? The answers where unclear, but the caveat was that we all expected Nintendo to eventually make a good case for its interesting new controller. The problem was, they didn’t. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Sa925   806d ago | Spam
Wii U will come back, no matter how much the fanboys (im looking at you Sony) moan it won't.

I guess many are still bitter the Wii, DS and 3DS wiped the floor with the competition!
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a_adji  +   806d ago
It's sad that people look at it like that but war they need to realises that it's a business first and foremost.

The days of hobbiest is gone. It's all about the £££$$$€€€ now
mydyingparadiselost  +   806d ago
That's the kind of attitude that leads to bad business decisions for the customer and worse decisions for the industry as a whole.
Alas, you are right. I miss the simpler, friendlier days of Nintendo vs Sega vs PC.

At least back then people had respect for others gaming choices!

I wonder what all the developers out there make of the gaming community as a whole. They must be frustrated beyond belief!
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Africa-Garvey  +   806d ago
Nintendo is playing with us, How will they remove story mode for a very long awaited smash bros?
They have a very weak 8th generation console and they are sluggish in supporting it.
Without a price cut, wii u is doomed ...
No software can raise it from dead Without price cut
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bobacdigital  +   806d ago
People were saying the same thing about the 3DS after 6 to 8 months.. Then what happens??? 259.99 to 179.99 and Mario Kart 7 and a slew of first party titles... Then came the 3DS XL at 199.99 and things went crazy... 1 to 2 million turned into 30+ million sales to date.

Fall theory...

I personally think that the PS4 and X1 are going to help Nintendo relaunch the hardware come holiday time.. The people who dont know what the Wii U is or dont know it is out will think Nintendo released a new console at same time as everyone else. Also with the firmware already being faster and updated from launch it will have less issues out the box for new consumers.

-September / November Price drop 359.99 to 279.99 (possibly 299.99 .. it will for sure be 100$ difference from ps4 at the min)

-White Wii U recalls will be retrofitted to Deluxe Models

-White Wii U will bundle with New Super Mario U or 3D
World(More likely New Super Mario U since it has DLC already and can drive home more sales with Luigi U..)

-Fall OS speed and features update will ship on new White Sku

-Rumored & partially confirmed Unified account system across 3ds and Wii U

-Nintendo 64 Virtual Console titles will release during the holidays

Fall and Spring lineups will drive in sales and the Wii U will start to sell at a respectable rate.. It obviously will not match the demand for next gen consoles but it will start to grow its base and stay a close 3rd as a complimentary console.
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weekev15  +   805d ago
+1 well said

Couldn't have put it better myself.
Tallfry  +   805d ago
Plus, if they want to bring in the 3ds crowd (which they are TOTALLY not doing with Super Mario 3d world, a sequel to a 3ds game, and Mario Kart + DKC) they can make good on their promise to bring GameCube games. Animal Crossing on Wii U Virtual Console, with online multiplayer!
nyobzoo  +   806d ago
well even with Nintendo's lineup, I don't think it's going to sway anyone away who's planning on getting a PS4/Xbone
greenlantern2814  +   805d ago
no wont sway people away from xb1 or ps4 but they might decide to make it their second console. I really dont see anyone going for just a wiiu and no other system. except die hard nintendo fans who hate sony and ms.
MNGamer-N  +   806d ago
The WiiU is just getting started. And when everyone is pissed because of PS4 and XONE first year game delays and missed deadlines, the WiiU will be poised to be releasing some huge games, and they will be just fine. WiiFitU coming for the casual, going to be a big boost for them too. People eat it up, I think the strategy is good.
ritsuka666  +   806d ago
The Wiiu is back in full force. So many good games to look forward to in near future.
Grimhammer00  +   806d ago
This is legit. Ninny is delusional.

Try this out. Make a list of the top 8 games that will presumably sell on every wiiu sold or will sell....includes system sellers like Mario kart 8 and Zelda.

Now...look at history. After these games ship...and they'll all need to ship relatively fast....say over 4 months. That's 2 big games a month.

How will Ninny manage to maintain that?
They practically refuse to create ips that rival decades old ips. They seem blind to online in any competitve way with the other 2 giants.
Tallfry  +   805d ago
Oh yeah, that new X game is completely a sequel . And it's not like Myamoto is working on a new ip or anything.
clouds5  +   806d ago
Guys PLZ stop for a sec and use your head, specifically your memory. The PS3 was even more dead than the wiiu now in its first year after release. And now it's awesome. Anything can happen. Chill and enjoy tha gamez plx.
RinkyDinkyDan  +   805d ago
Well said.
greenlantern2814  +   805d ago
wiiu can turn it around they have already started going up in sales not by a lot but it is doing better. This holiday could be good for the wiiu. i know that xb1 and ps4 are coming out but they will be in limited supply while every store will have plenty of wiiu systems. also it would help if they marketed the system, a price drop would also do them a world of good because if your not a hardcore fan of any of the systems and you want to buy a next gen system and ask he people at the store what are the next gen systems they will say xb1,ps4, and wiiu whats the coast 500$, 400$, and 300$ a lot of people will choose the cheapest one

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