Nintendo Wii U Will Sell Out, Sell Faster Than Wii

Forbes writes: "Nintendo had a smash hit on its hands when it released the Wii game console back in 2006. Now it’s getting ready to release a long-awaited followup, and analysts say the new hardware will sell even faster."

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DA_SHREDDER2661d ago

WiiU won next gen. Confirmed. LOL!

princejb1342661d ago

just to let you know a console doesnt really win
the gamers are the ones that win with all the great games that are offered on all systems

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

If casual gamers don't buy then wiiU won't be as successful as wii imo.

seriously every acts like it was the core gamers who made the wii such a hit. No.

Also I would hate to be a core gamer if the mostly means mario, pikmen etc.. Zelda is reasonable but still not much mature games from nintendo since ever.

ps4 on the other hand? No doubt.

oh yeah imo & based on history.

ninjabake2661d ago

This simple mindedness is pretty funny. Look, a game doesn't have to be "mature" to be good. You may be only interested in those kinda games but that doesn't mean others wont like a "less mature" game. Gaming isn't about proving your maturity or manhood thru what games you play anyway, its about being entertained and whatever that game is (be it rated E-M) if its what floats your boat then that's all that matters.

N4g_null2661d ago

If nintendo ever figures out how to upscale old wii games then you would realize you don't even have to buy a Mario or Zelda to have fun on the wii.

I find mature games boring. The stories are too safe. The interaction is not even worth it most of the time. No replay value.

Also my wii game library can not even be purchased in most stores. A few of these game sold more than 10 million copies to 5 million copies. People still play lots of these games too.

I already have two wiius paid for.
Zombi u
Ninja gaiden
Ray man
N land
Project cars
Black ops

Looking forward to the next
Next smash bros
Next Mario kart
Next metriod
Next grasshopper
Next treasure
Want to see advance wars on the wiiu!

Some of the more radical game pad uses have not been shown also.

I'm really excited about ms surface also and win 8 is ready for console use.
I really hope the next Xbox is like surface with the whole system being a tablet local cloud setup.

I have an over spec pc with a six core i7 and 64+ gigs of ram. I'm not excited about the promise of power. I'm looking forward to a return of the arcade.

jukins2661d ago

lol i know ppl hate this kind of thing but i have 3 preordered in hopes that it sells like wii did at its launch. extra money should make for a good christmas for my kids.

majiebeast2661d ago

1 thing its missing is hype to me it doesnt feel like a console launch i havent seen 1 wiiu commercial and not that much coverage from gaming websites.

admiralvic2661d ago

I've seen a few, but they're uncommon and not geared towards core gamers. Also it's hard to cover the Wii U since so many of the titles are ports. Do you really need to read why Darksiders 2 is better with the game pad?

ronin4life2661d ago

Most core gamers(i really dislike those terms) go to places like this and get the exposure necessary to decide from there. They don't need commercials for such things.

admiralvic2661d ago

@ Ronin4life

Wow, way to miss the point. By that I meant the core demographic was less likely to view it. If they wanted to market to mothers, it will be on during reality tv shows. If they wanted to market to guys looking for fun, perhaps during a football game. If they wanted to market towards kids, they will appear during cartoons.

Ad's exist, I found them uncommon and this is most likely because im not in the demographic. But feel free to argue the your irrelevant point, I am sure many will agree with you regardless.

Neonridr2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

so many of the titles are ports. Really? Do we have to go through this again? There are 31 launch titles including the eShop games. How many are considered 'old' ports? AC3 comes out 2 weeks later, Black Ops 2 comes out 5 days later. So what do we have left that's considered an "older" port? Batman, ME3, Darksiders 2, Fifa 13, Madden 13 and Tekken. Where do you get Most when we are talking about less than a quarter of the games.. ???

dasbeer882661d ago

-Waits six months later-

oh look, the Wii U price went down by $50!! Still I'm not buying it since it's an overpriced hardware.

nypifisel2661d ago

Really? So I take it you wont buy any next gen console then. Cause it wont get any cheaper than Wii U

dasbeer882661d ago

Knowing how overpriced this generation consoles and most likely next generation consoles and GAMES will be, I have no interest in them at all. At most, I'll probably borrow or go to a friend's house if there is a game that interest me.

Realplaya2661d ago

I bet you $500.00 bucks that price doesn't drop in 6 months.

nypifisel2661d ago

At least you're being consistent then! Which is way more than what could be said for many others! I respect that

jmc88882660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

Actually it's not. You're getting far more than an ipad or iphone 5 (which will be outdated with the 5S coming in a few months, next spring).

The dollar is worth 75 percent less than it was when the Wii came out, which really means you're getting the Wii U at a cheaper price point than the Wii was. Just the numbers are bigger because of inflation/dollar devaluation.

On top of this Nintendo won't cut the price for a while, it's already been stated. It's selling out and will be for many months, so why lower the price of something you're selling out? It won't have a price decrease until the PS4 or 720 come out. Even then I'd suspect they'll wait until after that holiday season, so like spring of the next year. So if the 720 comes out Nov 2013, then don't expect a price drop on the Wii U until spring 2014. Even then, the 720 might take longer than that to come out, so Nintendo isn't going to be dropping the price anytime soon. Be prepared to wait.

What's funny is you're knocking extreme value. You're getting a new system, with a revolutionary gamepad for $299 or $349. Again, about 1/2 the price of a iPhone 5, which is almost outdated as production on the iphone 5S starts in January.

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