Nintendo's Massive Mistakes With The Wii U Are To Blame For Its Struggle

An eGamer journalist discusses Nintendo's issues with the Wii U and how most of its faults existed before the console actually released onto the market.

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R00bot1702d ago

Well, yeah. Its struggles certainly aren't because of what Nintendo has done right.

Theyellowflash301702d ago

How many people are going to say the same thing over and over?

MasterCornholio1702d ago

Doesn't stop it from being true though.

And to answer your question untilk the Wii U becomes successful.

Theyellowflash301702d ago

Yet nobody really writes about the PS Vita, despite that underselling.

Its a bit overkill.

MasterCornholio1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

I read a ton of articles about the Vita and its struggle. The reason why the press is focusing on the Wii U now is because Nintendo released their earning reports recently which contained reductions in their sales forecasts. Add to the fact that two new consoles came out recently and they are selling better than the Wii U doesn't help it look good.

Theyellowflash301702d ago

No, there are not a "ton of articles" on the Vita and its struggle.

Sony won't even announce the sales numbers of the Vita outright.

And I understand all that, but its getting to be overkill. That's all I'm saying. Exactly how many times can the same article be brought up.

And while the Wii U might not be selling well. The 3DS is selling better than the PS4 and Xbox One. That seems to get forgotten.

There is no balance.

Tody_ZA1701d ago


I think the articles on the Vita have died down since Remote Play has proved an effective use of the device for the PS4, and Sony's handheld is looking to live up to being its companion device.

The thought of being able to play absolutely any game on your Vita through remote play is most likely making people very optimistic about the handheld and making them not regret their decision as they probably did before.

lilbroRx1701d ago

Most don't. Most prefer to attack Iwata, Miyamto, old franchises and hardware strength as the sole cause of problems.

Thepcz1702d ago

what a joke.

the biggest failure since the dreamcast.

actually, even more of a failure since the dreamcast had great games.

wiiu has nothing.

Theyellowflash301702d ago

Actually, the PS Vita year for year is a bigger failure than the Wii U.

Thepcz1702d ago

im talking about consoles.

Theyellowflash301702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Well if you are talking games wise, I don't see whats so bad about the Wii U's games.

Assassin's Creed 4
Rayman Legends
Splinter Cell Blacklist
Call of Duty Ghosts
Deus Ex
Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors Edge
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Wonderful 101
Super Mario 3D World
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD
Sonic Lost World
Disney Infinity
Lego City
Resident Evil Revelations
Batman Arkham Origins
Bit Trip Runner 2
Giana Sisters
Pikmin 3

These are all good to really good games. So you're claim that that the "Wii U has nothing" is false.

I agree Nintendo needs more big first party games. But that is coming soon with DKC Tropical Freeze, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Hyrule Warrios, Bayonetta 2, X, Shin Megami Tensei, Yarn Yoshi, and Fast Racing Neo in 2014.

MasterCornholio1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Comparing the Wii U to the Vita proves that your afraid to compare it to other consoles like the PS4 and the Xbox One. The Vita is selling horribly when compared to the 3DS and the Wii U is selling horribly when compared to the Xbox One and the PS4.

P.S Your off topic here. This article is talking about sales not game library.

Thepcz1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

those games you listed are respectable, but not the sole reason for owning a wiiu. nobody will buy a wiiu for splinter cell etc

its the exclusives that make a console, and its why the wiiu is defeated right now.

this is the situation with wiiu

not even the dreamcast had this problem. it had many games which set it apart from the competition. dreamcast was only a commercial failure. it was a highly respected console to gamers though....

the wiiu is a commercial failure AND a failure for having no games.

its a disaster

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DoggyBiscuit1701d ago (Edited 1701d ago )

I own a Wii U I think is a great console but the problem is Nintendo didn't properly introduced the gamepad majority of the games that came out for the system doesn't really support it, at this point what Nintendo should do is come out with a version of the Wii U that comes with the pro controller a game and just sell it for $200 bucks.