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What Nintendo Needs to do to Save the Wii U

Alex St-Amour from 3GEM writes: 'While armchair analysts continue to debate where exactly Nintendo went wrong, I decided to explore some options that the Big N should consider if it plans to turn the Wii U into a success.'

BenqMagician830d ago

Totally agree with this because a lot of moms have no idea what a Wii U is(changing the name too Nintendo U is perfect).

Chrischi1988830d ago

Really? Again an article like this one? Of course someone is going to tell me, how this article is different, than all the others, like on all the other articles^^ But at the end of the day, they are all the same, the opinion of a gamer, who probably doesnt even own a Wii U or ever really used it without prejudices.

I can only say this again, what Nintendo needs first, is good advertising and that all of these articles stop comming, because they are a instant turnoff for everyone, who might be interessted...

gedden7829d ago

I actually agree with this post. Nintendo invests VERY little money in Wii U advertising. Nintendo historically rarely uses advertising for its products. All these smear campaigns and Nintendo doom articles are a result of Nintendo not opening up to media outlets and NOT paying these same media outlets to create positive articles for their games and system(s) 3ds included. Marketing is VERY expensive. Only MS and Sony can afford to pay for such tactics on a day to week to month basis.

Don't believe me, well just notice when one thing goes not to so good for Nintendo. You see a endless supply of Nintendo doom articles. Even when Nintendo does something different (Wii/WiiU/3DS) You see TONS of Nintendo DOOMED articles before products are even released. And if software/hardware sells slowly at first you see it even more. Nintendo always bounces back and or dominates.

But the truth is Nintendo still makes profits on their devices and software. Even though they lost profits in recent fiscal years they're still making "profits". That is profits after they pay for production, development, devs, marketing and whatever else.

As for Sony, a company that has been hemorrhaging $$ from other parts of the company like movie and electronics while competing with MS directly and MS who actually has not made a profit from the Xbox brand 2 generations of consoles and COUNTING (will lose about another BILLION in 2014, so that 3 BILLION in LOSES to MS) you rarely hear any news about or SEE and Sony and MS Xbox brand is doomed articles. And even if they are put up on website. Those corps PAY for them to be taken down or threaten to sue.

Jdoki830d ago

Yeah, I agree with article.

WiiU was a stupid name from Day 1.

Marketing has been terrible (in the UK)

The second screen just seems like Nintendo grasping at ideas in the hope they can disrupt the industry in the same way the Wiimote did

3rd Party Support has yet again been terrible, but what compounds it this time is that it has taken so long for Nintendo to get a really good 1st party library out there.

I'm sad to say that the 1st party titles are starting to feel tired. I was eager to see what they would do with Pikmin... But it disappointed. The new Mario games just feel a bit uninspired. The thing I always loved about Nintendo, is that it had different games. I didn't care for ports of Metal Gear or other mainstream stuff - I have Sony / MS for those games. Give me fun and innovation Nintendo!

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