The Wii U has failed to gain enough interest in its first year.
Yes it is. Didn't we already know this? Like, ages ago? And is it selling slower than the Virtual Boy was? I find that hard to believe.
The NES had less than 3 million sold in it's first year. The virtual boy had less than a million lifetime. i imagine they assumed the gamecube was the worst selling first year for a nintendo system at 4.6 in it's first year, which the wii u probably won't hit by it's first year. Poor quality article but that doesn't make this any less concerning.
Yeah, but I doubt it's the slowest selling system ever. Still, the PS3 sold more on it's first year. The PS3 by around this time of it's first launch was around 5.5M. The Wii U is 3.81M This isn't good, considering the PS3 was also twice as expensive with a recession that was on the horizon, it's just not looking good for the Wii U.
ha haa rite, the Virtual boy . . . but its a fact that wiiU would have sold more by simply having had a better nAME . . simple as that . . any game on sony machine or microsoft is more immersive and more comfy and just better on wiiU systems because of the game-pad . . . < fact the truth will hurt many fanpies
Virtual Boy was discontinue due to harming and putting kids in hospital. It was never officially a flop.
Yes, it was. Stop making things up, it's embarrassing.
not making stuff up. It factual.
but but but, it wouldnt be n4goat if they didnt put more pessimism on this console. 30 different titled articles all about the same story. thats how they roooolllllllllll
Poor Wii U
The Wii U is secretly suffering from the XBO syndrome. Misguided management and marketing, Poor name choice, and cost $100 more than it's closest competitor with no proof of superiority (although in this case the Wii U is more powerful than the PS360, but the difference is between running a game 720p @ 30fps Medium settings (PS360) and running a game 720p @30fps High settings (Wii U)). Not worth the extra $100 when you can get a PS360 with huge and established library of games. Right now the Wii U is only for the most dedicated of Nintendo fans, of which they are only 20 - 30 million.
But the PS360 is already had 7-8 years, thats why it has so many games. Wii U has more 1080p 60fps games than PS4One, Well $300 is the cheapest option in the 8th gen. Well, if the Wii U is dedicated to Nintendo fans, does this mean that the Wii U is hardcore? and do you mean the Xbox syndrome? everything else you said, I agree with
[email protected] Technologically speaking the Wii U is an insignificant upgrade from the PS360 compared to the PS4 and XBO, and at $299 is not worth the price. (Nor are the PS360 worth their asking price entering their 8th and 9th year and still selling for $179 - $299). The Wii U feels more like it's playing catch up instead of innovating, and while having menus, maps, second screen, and options always in the palm of your hand is great, it doesn't bring the feeling of new and revolutionary ideas that the original Wii did back in 2006. Times have changed. "Well, if the Wii U is dedicated to Nintendo fans, does this mean that the Wii U is hardcore?" Anyone buying a "dedicated" gaming console IMO is a "hardcore gamer". That being said Nintendo's audience aren't PlayStation and XBox audience (which is considered core to most of the people here). By XBO syndrome I mean, bad messaging to their audience, console identity crisis, overpriced for what it's worth, poor upper management, awful media attention, etc... all things plaguing the Xbox One right now are all things that are plaguing the Wii U. I have no problem with the Wii U being a more casual-core console aimed E for everyone, but you need to price yourself as such and have the games to back it up. 2014 is the Wii U's sink or swim year. They have a great line-up of games for the first half of 2014, and the second half will hopefully be just as good, add a price drop down to $249, and a rewards program to make up any loss and that will prove if the Wii U has failed or not. Come December 2014 if the Wii U is still selling less than 5 million consoles per year, it's over.
No poor WiiU owners, as Nintendo have short changed them.
Why have they? I have yet to play a poor exclusive on the wiiu and I own Mario, pikmin 3,lego city, wonderful101, sonic lost world, Nintendo Land, wiiparty U and Zelda windwaker. I also have Mario 3d world, dk, Mario kart and super smash bros on pre order. Only games on the other 2 next gen consoles that have me wanting them are Forza 5 and KI and that's why I also have a Xbox one on pre order but the rest of the games don't have me wanting them day one.
Here we go again.
Now they're finishing manufacturing Wii's, and with a price cut the Wii U could make a turnaround.
Yeah But it still isn't discontinued in America yet
The Wii U has been getting price cuts form teh begginig of the year. That isn't the issue and never was. The PS4 and Xboxone would be DOA if that was the case. The Wii U simply lacks proper marketing to tell people what it is and games that people really want to buy.
I hope they start marketing it well as soon as Mario 3D World, Mario Kart, X, Smash Bros., Yarn Yoshi, etc. come out.
From Nintendo but not of all time.
Why the disagrees? Its not the slowest selling console, its the slowest selling console for Nintendo.
Doom thinking, it is the latest craze!
And don't forget the Zombie Apocalypse. That's also the latest craze.
So a hipster Zombie would think about Werewolf Asteroid Invasions?
They never learn. All that money in the bank and they still use fisher price type TV ad's.
*use no tv ads
I like the Wii U.
I do as well, but then I do not ask Digital Foundry to do a resolution comparison between the Wii U and the 360, let alone a PS4. I just enjoy it :). I"m already looking forward to Donkey Kong Tropical Breeze :).
This is such a shame but common knowledge.
There only option I see if things keep getting worse is to release a Wii U update or redesign marketed with a pro controller with no tablet at a price reduction of $199 ready for the next holiday season. The tablet itself should be sold separately and or should make regular tablets work in a similar way like Smart Glass since more people are buying Tablets nowadays and could grab hold of that market and make it there own! But doing that may actually hurt them? There's enough confusion as it is for the general public!
Yea, and with the games that require the tablet screen can have a sticker on the game case, something like "tablet required". Probably rebrand it too and call it a wii2 and on the side of the box it can say "plays wiiu games"
Nah... The tablet is the biggest selling point of the WiiU. It's not like the 3D of the 3D that can be turned off. Accept their mistakes, Price drop to $250. And bring the games.
The Tablet itself can be totally optional if they wanted too and they know it! This is the only time in it's first year where they can make some drastic and serious decisions to turn this thing around! I really like Nintendo I really do but they got to have better marketing and management because frankly this isn't the 90's anymore and if they keep banking on Mario all the time it may hurt them in the long run!
No it cant be optional, because then it would directly compete with PS4 and Xbox1, with nothing special to offer, other than the best first party games, of course. You people do not get what it is for, so maybe you should just stop this BS, it is there for a reason, just like Kinect on xbox1. It is there, so developers can utilize the controls in their games, if only 20% would have a gamepad or Kinect, then they wont program for it, because the masses on this console cannot play that game and wont buy it because of that. This is why the whole Vita + PS4 thing or the PS4+Eyecam will be just a mere gimmick and if a game gets good second screen support, then it is only because Wii U got the same game and they developed the second screen thing for Wii U and made the whole thing available for PS4, too, since work has already been done.