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.
Fairly skewed poll data, as I've never heard of Dealnews, before... So it's not 3/4 of all gamers, it's 3/4 of people who say they are current gamers AND visit that website... Still, a lot of core gamers were burned by the Wii, but a good new system with a great lineup of games could change anyone's mind. I see a lot of fans railing against Nintendo and saying that only Sony and MS cater to the hardcore, but if you look at the history of gaming consoles, there are huge ups and downs for every company. No one knows what all the next gen systems will be like. Sony could put out a clunker just as easily as Nintendo, and MS has only had two consoles; hardly enough to judge what their long term performance will be like. Nintendo's first two consoles were pretty well-loved among most hardcore gamers, so... Anyway, I'm one of the 1/4 of people excited about the WiiU. I play the hell out of my Wii, and I can't imagine the WiiU catering LESS to hardcore, this gen. I'd really only be miffed if there was a return to N64-type support, which was almost non-existent. And even that system had a handful of classic games and diehard fans the world over...
Here we f-ing go again. The DS vs PsP, the Wii vs Everything and now even before the official final unveil No One wants it. WAIT and see the que at E3 yet again. zzzzzz
Honestly , if i had the extra money i would buy it. But since im broke imma have to wait til price drop when it gets one
75% of 1,551 is not a "substantial number"
Well, It all depends on what Nintendo does and what 3rd parties do. The wii virtually has no 3rd party support, outside of here and there. I haven't turn on my wii since 2010. Since then only 2 games worth buying/owning have come out in 2 years, Zelda and Xenoblade. And Nintendo wonders why the wii isn't doing so good. On top of that, we have the 3DS. It is just starting to get good, but it still could be better. What most gamers want, say better online, like Live or something, hasn't been implemented yet. Nintendo is on it, with NSBM2 being made for dd, but they are now just doing it. Plus the NoA E-shop blows (3ds). We get about 1 new game a week, and 3dsware gets priority. The latest thing we got was Bird Mania, which is considered the worst 3dsware out there. Nintendo really needs to step it up. I'm not getting one at launch either.
Well how you feel about the Wii, I feel about console gaming in general right now. I've had my ps3 just as long as I've had my Wii and I'm kind of through getting every version of MassEffect, Assasins Creed and Uncharted. They aren't really improving much anymore with each iteration and the price to play these next-gen games aren't getting any cheaper... So to pay $60 for a marginally better experience isn't to comforting anymore and recently I mostly turn my ps3 on for Hulu and Netflix primarily and play my 3ds for my gaming needs.
lol, yeah. I've had more fun playing Steam Indie games, than buying new games.
if its at least 3x the power of ps3/360 (i.e. 1080p native, 4x anti aliasing and 60 frames) and has a few of the following i'm getting it;
i'm sold, here's my money, i'd easily drop $400 for that!
People shouldn't compare the Wii-U to the Wii. First things first, from the very little we know it already has better 3rd party support just from the few games that are confirmed.Second, we know it has a comparable online with the new Nintendo Network. Third, we know it can produce games natively in 1080p if developers choose to do so. Judging a new system based on an old one is rediculous. Nintendo admits that they needed to change certain aspects for their next console and they are doing it. If you fail to support them now, now that they are giving you what you want, what do you think will happen in a year. 3rd parties will leave and say there is no audience there. YOU are that audience......if you don't step up as a gamer, then you lead to the system failing. This wait and see approach is actually a very bad thing for the system. The machine needs full support from gamers and 3rd parties to be succesfull. Gamers are saying they will wait for the games. 3rd parties will say we will wait for the core players !!! And as for all the people saying my Wii sits on a shelf, I gave it to my kids, it collects dust or it has no games........why don't you try buying Xenoblade? How about pre ordering The Last Story. How about playing through Skyward Sword. And which of you is planning on getting Dragon Quest 10 or Epic Mickey 2 !! It amazes me people will bash it, yet when the core games come out, its like they don't exist. Actually give you system a chance and buy those type of games.
How about we wait for a pricetag?
It was a survey of 1500 people. It means nothing. I also recall a survey last year that showed Japanese gamers were more interested in the Vita than the 3DS. We all know how that ended up.
Also, the site was Dealnews - a discount store. Let's face it, if you're surfing Dealnews you're probably not an early adopter.
If you read the article its obvious the survey audience is not the WiiU target. Nintendo said they are going more hardcore with 3DS and WiiU... This is a survey of current Wii owners who don't want to make and upgrade because there aren't gamers. I'm not hating on Wii owners, I'm one myself. But about 60-70 percent of Wii owners are casual gamers as the survey reflects...
Well duh, they havent shown shit yet. They showed the controller and a little 2 minute reveal video. This just means that 1 of 4 gamers would like to play Nintendo games. Wait till e3
im getting it
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