How Can Nintendo Possibly Right the Wii U Ship? Let's Discuss.

SuperPhillip Central writes, "The Wii U is not doing well in sales across the globe. There is just little enthusiasm for the system, despite this week seeing some excellent titles released for it. While I am not in the category of people asking for a time of death for the system, I do believe that the window of time to turn around the Wii U is slowly but steadily closing. This article delves into possible ways Nintendo can fix the current sales problems with the Wii U, whether through new tactics or even new management."

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Neoninja2040d ago

I agree with some of the suggestions in the article.
I don't think a price cut would do any good, mostly because its little to no marketing for the Wii U! I haven't seen one freaking commercial for the thing since it's launch! I'm not saying buy up all the air time, but show something.
The other thing are the games! Many of the games coming out for the Wii U have already been out for the 360/PS3! You get a been there done that feel with it. Why drop a few hundred when I can have the same experience on the console I already own?
Its bad enough there is a stigma that the Wii U is basically a slightly better 360/PS3, and having no marketing just makes it that much hard to differentiate itself from competition.
Will the Wii U be an utter failure.......No
I believe it's going to take a massive hit though.
I think Nintendo needs to have a great showing at the next big gaming convention and show what you can expect in the very near future!
The biggest they need to do is market! My god pay for some air time and show people your product!

Phil322040d ago

Well, I mentioned a bigger marketing presence in the article. I think that combined with a price cut and, as I put it, "a steady stream of games" would give the Wii U more life. I can't say it would completely turn around the system's fortunes, but it would certainly not hurt.

Neoninja2040d ago

What's the point of a price cut if they're not gonna advertise it?
Like you said in the article I think a change of management would do wonders!
Bring in some fresh people and also like you said do a rebranding of their product.

Sometimes I wonder if they even had a game plan with the Wii U or if they honestly thought people would jump on the bandwagon like they did the with the Wii.

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VINNIEPAZ2040d ago

Loving mine right now playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate!!

Worth every penny :)

xursz2040d ago

The problem with MH3U is that MH3 was already on the Wii and 3U is just an enhanced version of that so MH fans already played it.

Aside from that I want to see things other than the usual Nintendo stuff. Smash bros., Zelda, Metroid and Mario pals is already overdone for me honestly - obviously Hardcore Nintendo fans aren't going to agree with that but hardcore Nintendo fans already bought the system and it's failing so quite honestly its irrelevant if they agree or not.

For me "X" is the only thing I can see interesting for Wii u in the future. I'd like for Nintendo to keep supporting new types of games and ideas that we're not already 100% familiar with.

_QQ_2040d ago

other than NSMBU, the games you mentioned havn't even been announced yet let alone released, so how exactly do the wiiu's low sales represent people's intrest in those games.

MNGamer-N2040d ago

More games. Period. They are coming soon, and when they do, more people will want to play the U.

Merrill2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

Simple, release games.

Without the power of the incoming consoles the Wii U will be largely over looked by third parties. Another Nintendo console basically only supported by a few Nintendo first party releases a year.

They really screwed up on the timing of the console and performance/power.

V0LT2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

I think it was rushed to release because they knew the next round of systems was next year. Everything about it just shows at this point...

TuxedoMoon2040d ago

A console is simply nothing without games. The wii-u just needs amazing games to sell the system as well as good ads.

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