Nintendo's Nightmare: Why Wii U Was Doomed From The Start

TechRadar: ''On the surface, a British retailer dropping the Wii U from its shelves might not seem like that big a deal, but for Nintendo's latest console it's yet another piece of bad news in what has become a litany of misery.''

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yugovega1724d ago

yep wiiu is doomed. yet sales are picking up, the flood of high quality games are coming every month. sad to say home console gaming as a whole is what is doomed.

-Mika-1724d ago

Wow, you're in serious denial. Keep ignoring all of the facts that in front of you.

ChickeyCantor1724d ago

Your facts are mere opinions. Bad ones at that.

guitarded771724d ago

Everyone is getting their doomed articles out before Pikmin 3 gets out. Once it's out Nintendo has good exclusives every month through the end of the year. I'm not saying the Wii U doesn't still have an uphill battle in the sales market, but the "doomed" articles won't have a leg to stand on if Nintendo is successful with their first party exclusive wave.

herbs1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

Derp de derp der Wii U doom der derperdy derpy doo.

Nevers0ft1724d ago

That's a very succinct and accurate analysis of most of these articles, thank you :)

Anon19741724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

So, anyone who actually read the article want to comment on the authors points or offer a counter point? Just curious. I'm not saying the Wii-U is doomed or it isn't, but just as a general rule of thumb, if you're going to refute a statement it usually goes like this: Take the statement that was made. Explain why you don't agree by pointing out a flaw in logic or offer additional information. Perhaps offer a counter point.

Not seeing a lot of people refuting the valid points the author is raising.

Lord_Sloth1724d ago

This is N4G! WE DON'T READ ON N4G!!! What's wrong with you?!

exfatal1724d ago

thinking people are getting tired of reading articles like these there always the same thing. copy and paste response from other gloom and doom articles and im sure they'll be enough to counter their points. only so many times some people can read the same crap and respond to it seriously

LOL_WUT1724d ago

Speak for yourself it doesn't bother me none! Hopefully it gives Nintendo a good wakeup call ;)

mii-gamer1724d ago

he makes no valid point. All he does is say the casual has moved on and the console has a terrible name. Fails to mention the problem which is the lack of key software. This is a terrible article written by something from a high school not a piece expected from a so called journalist

Anon19741724d ago

Congratulations. You touched on one of his points being the console name and you disagree for some reason. You're halfway there.

Let's have a look at his points. The Wii-U. He thinks it's a bad name. He's not the only one that thinks that's an issue. One of the Wii-U's key problems is brand recognition. The crowd that put the Wii where it is doesn't even realize that the Wii-U is a new console and not an add on. That's a problem that could be addressed with the name. Point for the author.

Let's have a look at the other points. He speculates that people bought into motion controls more than they did the Wii itself. That's a valid point as well. Certainly the Wii showed characteristics of being more of a fad, and the speed at which it faded away also plays into that point. What has the Wii-U done to differentiate itself? It's even using the same Wii-mote controllors on the commercials. Is that not an issue as well? Another point to the author.

Confused messaging was another point. Is it for casuals, is it for families? For the core gamer? The Wii had it's sites set on the families, with apps marketed towards the housewife and grandpa. The Wii-U seems to want the same crowd, but also wants to throw games like Call of Duty and Zombie U at people. Is this not a confused message? Again, good point by the author.

Then the cooperative point. He's right again. The Wii was all about 4 player co-op play. The Wii-U? You've got one, giant uber controller, and only one, and everyone else get's the scraps. Again, what message is this sending to previous Wii owners?

"he makes no valid point....This is a terrible article written by something from a high school"

Fair enough. Back it up. How are these points invalid? Make an argument. What about this article strikes you as "terribly written"? You mentioned the Wii-U lacked key software titles. Good point. Does that invalidate all the other points he raised? Discuss.

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thomasmiller1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

BILL GATES PLEASE STOP WITH THESE STORIES YOUR WORD PROCESSOR IS GOING TO EXPLODE!!!! wow! how pathetic, oh well, if the trolls want to keep on posting their fantasy garbage... what ever helps them sleep at night, with all the success that nintendo has been having this year,, high stocks, top 4 games are 3ds games of the best selling games in japan, wii u sells 1 million systems in japan, the wii u has sold nearly 4 million systems world wide, pikmin 3 sales are very good, and the wii u is doomed!! TROLLS ARE SO STUPID!! they need to get a life!! oh but if this was microsoft or sony, who was having the exact same sales the wii u is having the microsoft and sony trolls would say:" oh give it time, a new system needs time, wait until next year, and when the big titles start to show up!" YEAH WHAT A BUNCH OF TWO FACE LIARS AND HYPOCRITES!!! GO ahead trolls throw your smart ass comments at me, prove how right I really am!

TheEvilWithin1724d ago

@ Thomasmiller

I'm with you bud! People need to stop with this doom and gloom stuff. There not selling anyone on it but them self's and its getting to a point of being very VERY sad...

Nintendo is having GREAT success this year with both the 3DS AND the Wii U (now). When more big tittles come out more sales will be made for the Wii U.

I love the system! I'm getting the PS4 this holiday as well but I'm only getting a game or two. Where's with the Wii U I'm getting EVERY game Nintendo puts out on the system. Already have pre ordered and paid in full both Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi U! Plus I just pre ordered Wonderful 101 last night and gearing up for Wind waker HD and Sonice Lost worlds in October.

TripC501724d ago

I could be mistaken but hasn't there been an article or two about this allready?

josephayal1724d ago

A price drop is imminent, $179.99 price range would work

LOL_WUT1724d ago

I'd pick up another one at that price ;)

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