5 Ways The Wii U Can Fail

Nintendo should’ve learned a lot of things after the release of the Wii in 2006 and the disastrous launch of the 3DS in 2011 – that’s not to say that they’ll learn from their mistakes, though. With the Wii U, Nintendo possesses huge potential to leapfrog Microsoft and Sony and gain an even greater share of the market than they currently hold with the Wii.

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versusALL2390d ago

I'm actually pretty excited for the Wii U. But I have to see more in order to know if I'm going to buy it or not.

PopRocks3592390d ago

As someone who's optimistic for the console, I agree. I would like to see more as well.

stuntman_mike2389d ago

same here i definatley want one but still need to see more for a confimed buy.

frequentcontributor2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

This article is weird, and poorly researched. It's supposed to be 5 ways WiiU can fail, and it certainly has its incorrect info about the negatives in there, but then in reference to launch games, it seems as though the author seems pretty pleased with that aspect of the system. And where it says Pikman 3 and NSMarioBMii are "all but confirmed..." What? They are 100% confirmed. Not necessarily as launch games, but announcements have been made; the games are on their way...
My biggest problem was the WAAAAY out of context quote from Sega about how they won't make games for a weak system. That is not at all what they meant (implying that the WiiU was weaker than other current gen systems...). They were saying that they wouldn't be making Aliens for a weak system, and since they ARE making it for WiiU, then it is obviously NOT a weak system. And as for the controllers, it has not been confirmed that the system can't use two. I imagine that every dev out there told Nintendo that they needed at least two, and I think that's what we'll end up being able to use.
As for 3rd party support, Nintendo has been wooing a lot of devs to their side. I think we're going to see a lot of 3rd party games for at least a year or two (depending on the situation with Durango and Orbis...). Articles keep screaming that Nintendo needs Assassin's Creed 3 to compete, and I feel like I'm on crazy pills; they're getting it at launch, what's the problem?

ZeroG192390d ago

You deserve a bubble my friend +1

stragomccloud2390d ago

As long as they get Activision's Call of Duty and some of EAs big franchises, the system will do very well. Not a huge Call of Duty fan(though I've beaten all of them except the latest), but Call of Duty games sell systems.

That plus the fact that every single Nintendo system has had the most and best(first party) exclusives every generation ever, and the system is a guaranteed win for all gamers.

How many companies can boast they've had more than even 1 franchise that has remained of the highest quality, and remained consistently popular for more than 25 years? None. Sorry Pacman. Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Metroid take the cake. I'm not counting Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest because they used to be from separate companies.