Submitted by wheresmymonkey 278d ago | opinion piece

It Prints Money: Why the WiiU is Here to Stay

Laser Lemming Writes:

"I don’t want to rock the boat but I think Nintendo should stay in the console business, what’s more I don’t think they should abandon the WiiU either, and unlike most of the dross floating around the net these days I’m going to back up my claims with facts and figures." (3DS, Culture, Industry, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

NewMonday  +   278d ago
we need to see new game announcements, at least some teasers.
wheresmymonkey  +   278d ago
Agreed. WE need a nintendo direct just before christmas with release dates for the next batch of gmaes we know about and some teasers for whats out next year.

Mosr einfo on X, Zelda U and Confirmation of a new Star fox or metorid would do a world of good.
BosSSyndrome  +   278d ago
Wouldnt be surprised if they had a big direct in January like they had this year.
stragomccloud  +   278d ago
That would restore my faith.
NYC_Gamer  +   278d ago
I never understood why people would want Nintendo or any other brand to exit the market in the first place...
wheresmymonkey  +   278d ago
me either. Surely the more the merrier.
stragomccloud  +   278d ago
Because people have forgotten that gaming is supposed to be about gaming, not about brand loyalty and proliferation of misinformation.
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Thepcz  +   278d ago
what if a brand was bad for the industry. ie, what if (for example) microsoft didnt back down on their digital rights management policy?

at the end of the day its all politics, and we vote with our wallets. if you dont go out and support all brands then you really are a hypocrite, because that is a political decision to support one brand over the other- essentially saying to the other brands ''i dont need or want you''
mshope10  +   278d ago
this is a great and fair article.read it before you judge.
wheresmymonkey  +   278d ago
thanks man. that means a lot.
JackieCruise69  +   278d ago
I hope it is.
Although the Wii U most likely wont be as successful as Wii, doesn't mean they should abandon it. It's got a good line-up of games for next year and hopefully the following ones as well. I think they'll make it through until the next console is announced.
wheresmymonkey  +   278d ago
I doubt any of the next gen machines will be as successful as the wii. I have a feeling that the sales of both the PS4 and Xbone are going to nosedive in the new year and go back to regular levels.

As far as nintendos line up goes, the stuff they've shown off so far will apparently mostly be out in the first half of next year.

I can see next year being a good one for wiiu exclusives, couple that with another price cut this time next year and i could see the WiiU recovering nicely.
D_RoyJenkins  +   278d ago
Yup, the PS4 and XB1 that are selling well with no games will start to sell less when they get good games. Sound logic there...
Chrono  +   278d ago
Such delusional individuals.
GordonKnight  +   278d ago

Good luck with your expensive Hardware with broken online games. I'll be playing all the great Nintendo games in 2014. We still have a year until the two new systems will have true next-gen games on them.

So, are people really delusional if they want to enjoy Great Nintendo game that are available now? or are you delusional for thinking Nintendo would fail.
R00bot  +   278d ago
What do you think of X? It looks great, doesn't it?
MsmackyM  +   278d ago
I think the only people clammering for Nintendo to get out of the console business are trolls and fanboys. Nintendo has a very successful track record without out having to make risky bank breaking bets, and it shows with their confidence.
RPG_Lover  +   278d ago
I love wii u
mpnothanks  +   278d ago
Such a refreshing read after the endless onslaught of Nintendo doom articles the past few months.
theizzzeee  +   278d ago
One thing that seems to be lost on a lot of
people is that believe it or not right now the Wii U may be just as profitable as the PS4 or XBOX ONE.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   278d ago
As long as Nintendo is the home of Smash Brothers, that's where my bets are always going to hedge.
Also, Nintendo might not do online games often, and they might get it wrong a lot, but when they get it right, the results are pretty much unmatched in replay value by anything but the biggest of big online titles.
Chris_Hyde  +   278d ago
Irrespective of your particular console loyalty or preferences, the best thing for industry as a whole is competition.

We as gamers need Nintendo to still be in the race to keep pushing things forward, while Sony and Microsoft do the same.

That way, we all benefit.
D_RoyJenkins  +   278d ago
Man, you Nintendo apologists are so delusional

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