A substantial number of current gamers are not interested in purchasing Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console, according to a poll at online discount aggregator Dealnews.
I'm gonna wait and see on this one. I bought a Wii day one and it really only gets used as a Netflix machine, or when we have a lot of family or friends over.
And Monster Hunter. That's about it.
Mine is pretty much a Zelda-box
We will see that after this year's E3.
Super smash bros/monster hunter tri/Xenoblade/mario galaxys/the last story/Zelda's Tat's all I have played on it. Although they are all great games, the first 3 some of my fav this gen
I'm buying one. But I love gaming, I'm a little weird like that....
I bought a Wii for my mother for Xmas because she wanted to play Wii-Fit. Now she only turns it on to watch Netflix. smh
Yeh Ive always been the kind of hardcore gamer that buys every console available right when they come out but after having the wii and it collecting more dust than a 90yr old prostitute, Im taking a wait and see approach.
Many won't jump on the Wii-U at launch until Nintendo proves themselves....
My Wii has been on the shelf for at least a year, now. Nintendo is gonna have to do some serious work on getting a new console into my house day one.
Hard to predict the market's purchasing habits when product specific details are still unknown to the public. This poll should be re-administered after E3 2012; the data comparison would at least give us an idea of the market's reaction to Nintendo revealing the finalized pricing, release date and first and third party software. For now, all the poll does is gauge the reaction to a subjective belief (in the respondents) about a non-released product(since few finalized details are known to the public)
Unless Nintendo show me a wealth of hardcore exclusives like they had in the olden days then I'm not interested.
I gave my Wii to my 7 and 5 year old nephews. They played it more in one day than I did in 3 years. Definitely not buying a Wii U here, but I will get the next Playstation and Xbox (providing it doesn't turnout to be a subscription contract kind of console.)
Whats up with your disagrees? Some people are too sensitive.
Or perhaps people just disagree with the opinion? Why is that so difficult to take in? Now if he stated something factual, like "The Wii U does not use friend codes" and that got disagrees, then you'd be at liberty to question it.
What I stated wasn't even an opinion. Fact - I gave my Wii to my nephews last Christmas. Fact - They love it and play the hell out of it. Fact - Not buying a Wii U. Fact - Buying next-gen Sony and Microsoft. I didn't give any opinion about Nintendo or their products. I just stated my future purchases. Some people need to realize that people have different tastes. I outgrew Nintendo. My nephews are their target audience. Yay!
Disagree seems to function more as a dislike. That would make more sense.
It looks interesting, but I see limitations with there being only one touch screen controller. Which also raises another question, how often will it be utilized and how much of a gimmick it is. I was never sold on the wii, my girlfriend had one and I had no interest in playing on it. I think I will be going with Microsoft and Sony but if Nintendo produce a decent console then I will give it a chance.
No hate but honestly i have no interest in purchasing a wii u because of what the wii turned out to be. Even my son would rather play my ps3 and not his wii. If i see that purchasing a wii u is a good investment based off of specs, games, word of mouth, price and what i research ill be open to getting one. But nowadays too many devs and companies talk a good one, make promises and use smoke and mirros to push their products that end up being a blatant lie of what was promised and total garbage. I def. wont trust Nintendos mouth on this one.
I find it kinda funny that the poll right below the article shows the exact opposite of what they said. lol.
I'm not at all feeling good and enthusiast about the wii u . I havent seen anything pleasing and remotely interesting with the tab , and i dread its pricing . I'll buy it , but initially for only a few things : - anything Monolith studios - Anything smash bros - Probable Mario strikers/tennis - Mario Kart maybe (aint a fan of double dash and the wii mario kart but loved the n64 , ds , gba and snes ones) - Metroid if done by retro studios , or at least not Team ninja That's kinda it for now . There is obviously more form Nintendo and its allies , but those are the only thing that make certain my purchase , whatever happens next
+ Any zelda game ( i agree with the rest )
Of course you feel this way. Without any solid info to go on, it is hard to be excited. But an actual opinion can't be formed until we actually have concrete info.
i'd like to get one but it needs a good online interface and trophies.It will have the games which is a proven from all the 3rd party support plus nintendos own games.
ill buy for 100 dollars, so i will wait for it.
Hmmm... Depends on what Nintendo does with it. Quite frankly, I'm interested in it simply because of Pikmin- and the fact that it's back compatible with the Wii, which I held off buying (for a good reason, it seems).
I'm buying it day 1 as well as the next playstation and xbox. I've always bought a Nintendo system and always enjoyed it and i'm going to keep on enjoying their systems.
I would most likely buy it because of Nintendo and it will most likely have backwards compatibility!
TITLE WITH A RATIO OF NUMBERS WITH NO MERIT. At least wait AFTER E3 to draw some sort of legit conclusion.
I'm skeptical, but no dismissive. Like most people, I want it to be proven to be aimed at the core before I grab one. And a lot of it being core-centric will have to do with us getting more details. We still don't know enough to make an informed decision.
I hate to say but if this system is launching with a more than adequate launch line-up of games, then this console will sell like hotcakes to the main Nintendo core audience and other interested first time adopters as well. Lets face it despite what most here think, not everyone owns one of the current sub HD consoles currently on the market! I say sub-HD because most of the real hardcore games that these systems seem to represent so much are barely hitting 720p and most are rendered below that mark and then upscaled to a higher resolution... so Nintendo has a unique marketing angle to get people thinking, by stating that WiiU is a true HD console! Wouldn't that be a slap in the face to Microsoft and Sony? And i'm sick of people confusing Core with realistic shooters, because the Wii did have some good core games. Just not as many as they should or could have bestowed onto Wii owners.
Nintendo always finds an audience, even if it's not a mega seller. The Nintendo 64 and Gamecube are proof of this. Ironic, really. Nintendo does well when they cater to casual gamers (which leads to core gamer complaints). When they make a console that caters more toward core gamers, no one's interested. I'm sure the argument is "core gamers don't like stupid controllers" but I say in response that 1. it's compatible with the Wii's classic controller/controller pro and the U-pad itself is said to be light in weight and features just about every modern input you would find in a traditional controller; it has two analogue inputs, four face buttons, a d-pad and two shoulder buttons. Aside from R3/L3, there's not much missing there. The amount of confirmed Wii U knowledge, I think, is inefficient to make a credible and objective opinion about whether or not its worth the purchase. There's simply not enough confirmation. As always, just wait for E3.
I agree whole heartedly! Nintendo does always seem to find an audience somehow. But doesn't it seem a little short sighted on most "Core gamers" behalfs to just dismiss consoles like the Wii for bringing motion controls mainstream. When there are quite a few games that showed how innovative this kind of control scheme can be and i'm talking about some pretty hard core titles as well. After playing Metroid Prime Corruption with the Wiimote and nun-chuck, it's kind of hard to go back and play a first person shooter type of game with 2 analogue sticks in my opinion. I for one welcome the advancements in controls when it comes to gaming. Only very lazy companies put out the same controllers with every new system, while not changing or adding much of anything new at all... Only Nintendo gets this level of critique for at least trying to move gaming along in some direction. If Sony or Microsoft announced a tablet controller device for PS4&NextBox before the WiiU did, we wouldn't even be having these kinds of talks right now! I remember when pictures first came about of the ps3 with that god aweful bat-a-rang designed controller of theirs. People were ready to come out in droves to deffend that PoS, I just don't understand the fanboy lifestyle.