GameZone's Jake valentine: "I agree with Adelman 100%. The Wii U’s name is pretty terrible. Not only is it weird, but again, it does very little to differentiate the system from its predecessor."
Wii U is a console for the hardcore Nintendo fans and it's dealing with issues due to not having software that would appeal to gamers outside of that crowd
it really is. I have a hardcore friend who is a huge fan of Nintendo. He says he doesn't understand how I do not have a wiiU, since so many great titles are available. Funny thing is, those don't appeal to me ergo there is not title to play on the wiiu
I think the WiiU is for everyone. It's just that these days, kids want an iPad...
I was correct all along. The planet thinks wiiU is a peripheral for the wii. PS4 sold well just because of the number 4 at end of playstation < fact . And now the PS4 is kicking wiiU's but in saLes. And the wiiU is destroying the PS4 with more challenging, higher quality, more nextGen playing games . WiiU is kicking ass!
Well, no point in talking about it now really. The name IS, what the name IS. Too late to change but hopefully Nintendo ACTUALLY learns from this.
The whole marketing of the system, to it's Nintendo fan's, 3rd party delevopers, and to the general public, has been a disaster. Don't get me wrong, the games for the system are great, and it's online infrastructure, while still light on features, is coming along. I think Nintendo tried to have this system appeal to "everyone" while reality only appealing to the select gaming diehards. I'm sure they'll ride this system out at least 2 more years, and maybe, hopefully, go a more focused direction.
Wii U was most stupid name for a console..... until Microsoft Came with Xbox One.... If people can get the Xbox One is the sucessor to 360 I think they can get Wii U is successor to Wii... Wii U has lots of problem (no powah, no third party support, no account system, no region free) the idea that the reason is not selling is because people are confused by the name is silly (yes I know lots of people indeed don't know what the Wii U is but those are people who wouln't buy one anyways, people who'll care to buy one know what it is)
It's easy enough to figure out for avid gamers like us. But average people have no idea what the blazes is going on. My sisters have all called me at some point to ask if Wii U games and accessories can work on the wii. My wife asked me why the wii u would cost hundreds more when it is the same console
Yeah but had they named it the 720 I could only imagine the resolution jokes..........XD
Wii was a bad and stupid name from the start, adding a U to it didn't change that fact.
It is silly, but not that silly. I think the XB3 wins the prize for stupidest platform name. That said, the WiiU would probably get more traction in the English speaking world if it were called something like the Super Nintendo Wii.
I think if they had called it this people would still get confused as gaming is different to when we had the NES and SNES. Geeks played and followed games where now a days everyone dose and it has to be more simple for them to follow. IE PS1,2,3,3 Xbox, 360, N64, Gamecube,wii ect. Look at the 3DS people thought it was a DS with 3D not a new console. For me the WiiU is the underrated console of this gen so far but it dose only have a small market to work with as a lot of gamers just want to play Fifa, COD, BF, AC YOY and this is why each year they are the highest selling games. The WiiU not having them will and is hurting sales. Nintendo now need to start to look at how its console can be marked against the IP's people are only interested in or to sell its console to a small market but still make money from it.
i love my wiiU but not just the name they went allllll out and let you easily use the wii mote aswell, it almost looks like the wii and same Menu/store design, no dvd playback or bluray movies either. Someone at nintendo whos really important hates DVDs and change it seems.. but the console is fun to play
They can just rebrand them and change the name, leaving the hardware alone. I don't care....just do it lol.
I was talking to a girl about this very issue just last week. She was convinced you needed to have the Wii and the tablet was an add-on that made the set the "Wii U". This is almost 2 years after launch btw. Im not saying this girl is the gaming go-to, but she did own a Wii and was grossly misinformed about the whole Wii U concept. It was the exact same questions I had when I bought my Wii U when it launched. Ninty needs to learn proper PR. And they need to do it BEFORE a console launches. Nintendo really didnt seem to have a direction for this console. It seemed to go portable and console at the same time and this identity crisis has cost them all the way to the bank.
So does that mean I was right? I said it when the name was first announced.
So did everybody
The thing just should've been called Wii 2.
I prefer Wii 2 than Wii U but it's too late for a name change. Just have to deal with it.
We all have to :(
The Super Wii!
Should have simply been called the Wii HD. Advertise 100% backwards compatibility, INCLUDING controllers (which is a first as far as I am aware) and advertise the snot out of it. Also pack in Wii Sports Club. Edit..also bring back the weather and news apps. My kids loved them.
That is no better it would cause just as much confusing if not more so.
They should make their next console the Super NES II in that same spirt. Have it with next gen specs meaning gen after PS4. Let their games grow up just a little bit, do alot of collaborations with sega for their old games to update them like Guardian Heros, Phantasy Star, Panzer Dragon saga. Show these remasters the true meaning of remastering. Super Super Mario World, Super Super Castlevaina, Super Super Metriod, and Super Chrono Trigger and Super FF6. Game over Nintendo would rule all. But what do I know in a world where everything must be multiplayer and online as well as tablet assessable. Thanks alot Xbox brand for nothing.
Give me metroid. I will buy. Give me metroid. I will buy. Give me metroid. I will buy. Give me metroid. I will buy. Give me metroid. I will buy. No metroid. You do NOT get my money nintendo.
The name was fine... IF It was Advertised and Marketed correctly AND If it had a killer App at launch AND If EAish people hadn't said WiiU could not run Next Gen Engines AND If Nintendo would not have relied on 3rd Parties to have content in the 1st year AND If Nintendo would not have assumed HD Development was going to be easier than it was.
as far as i know WiiU is a great console for a hardcore gamer
I wonder how long the media is going to harp on this until they all realize that it's more a lack of key advertisement for the system that's holding the system back, than the name. The right kind of strong advertisement for the system itself can correct what little confusion remains about the difference between this and the wii. After that, it's all about getting great games.
This. It's getting extremely tiresome. Nintendo simply messed up their advertisement. That's it.
we all know what the Wii U is. That drama is over please, and the Wii U is outselling the Xbox one for weeks now worldwide. Can the One cope?
Well my first console was the wii, I was a casual gamer, and eventually stopped playing. I still played xbox and ps at my friends house and stuff, but I was never really a gamer. Then i saw news that Microsoft and Sony were making new consoles, I was excited. Later on I heard abor the WiiU, I didn't have any problem at all telling it apart from the wii, it really isn't that hard. I knew I wanted one, mostly for Zelda, X, Smash and MK, and I noticed it had Ac3 and Black ops and stuff. So I chose that, and had no issue with the name, except that is really isn't that good of name. And just to clarify I'm not a little kid.
Well no shit, Sherlock.