Wii U Wii U Wii U: Is it time to call an ambulance for Nintendo's console?

EuroGamer - Nintendo's Wii U is selling terribly, and soon it will face the might of PS4 and Xbox One - can it survive on its own terms, or is it doomed to be another Virtual Boy?

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MNGamer-N2504d ago

Exact same doom WiiU article number #3,246. Moving on.

lilbroRx2504d ago

Bias runs heavy in gaming journalism these days. The problem is and always has been hat people will flock to news like this and give the writers hits(=money) where they just completely ignore news that isn't bad.

When good Wii U news starts making more profit than bad news, this will start to stop but I don't see it happening.

When I post on a good article I'm usually the only one who posts. Everyone ignores it, but then complains about these which is exactly what they want.

They don't care what you have to say. Just that you click the link.

BattleAxe2503d ago (Edited 2503d ago )

Please...what is so hard to understand or hard to take with the fact that the WiiU has been a disaster. I can totally understand that people like Nintendo and are huge fans of their products, and truth be told that Nintendo makes consoles for gamers first, but the reality is that, as it stands today, this console will only sell about as well as the Game Cube. Before you rush to disagree, read what I have to say bellow, because I think things could change for Nintendo for the better in light of recent events.

All of the complaining about the media is pointless, because if Nintendo were putting out a really good product with lots of support, the media would reflect that in their articles. Case and point, look at the PS3 and how badly it got trashed by the media, then fast forward to the PS4 and look at all of the praise it is getting from the media.

The PS4 is getting the praise because Sony is bringing the games, and they have included developers from around the industry during the design process of the PS4. Not only has Nintendo not worked with developers, but they don't really have a fully featured online service, which is just not acceptable in this day and age.

On topic:

I think that the ambulance has possibly already arrived for the WiiU with how poorly the Xbox One showed during its debut. Xbox One is the best thing that could have happened for the WiiU.

I think that strategically Game Stop will promote WiiU and PS4 heavily, and they will de-emphasize the Xbox One. It wouldn't make any sense for Game Stop to support Microsoft, since its obvious that Mircrosoft wants to destroy Game Stop's bread and butter business.

After the recent 19% drop in Game Stop share prices, the CEO needs to think hard and fast as to how they will position themselves going into the next generation, and personally I think Game Stop will be all about PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS and WiiU. This could change the fortunes of the WiiU in a huge way. Heck, I might even consider the WiiU as a second console once the price comes down a bit.

Shnazzyone2504d ago (Edited 2504d ago )

it's all about the clicks man, and it's easy to write doom articles about Nintendo. Lazy, shitty journalism with next to no convincing arguments and no concept of history.

Here I'll write an wii U article.

[insert poorly photoshopped image here]
Nintendo keeps marketing to casuals. The Hardcore people are sick of zelda and mario. nintendo exploits those franchises. The sales are only at 3 million in 7 months. That is bad. EA is on microsoft's dick right now not nintendo's. EA makes all the good games. Nintendo is doomed"

Can I gets ad revenue now?

1upgamer992504d ago (Edited 2504d ago )

I guess the guy that wrote the article did not know that Wii U's sales have jumped since Xbox one's reveal.

Why do the people that write these articles think they are contributing anything. They repeat everything that has already been said 1,000,000 times. It gets really old.

MysticStrummer2504d ago

"I guess the guy that wrote the article did not know that Wii U's sales have jumped since Xbox one's reveal."

Exactly what I was going to say. Never has a console reveal been more helpful to it's competition.

cyguration2504d ago


I was just about to post that link and say how much of an idiot the writer was for not doing basic research and that the Wii U's sales are surging thank to the pathetic unveiling of the Xbox One.

I'm guessing Microsoft promised him a waiver on the used game fee for up to two games and he took the offer.

Fail writer fails hard.

Theyellowflash302504d ago

Whoever wrote this article is a dumbass, the Wii U's sales have already surpassed the Virtual Boy by well over a million units. And he claims the Wii U is selling terribly and provides no numbers to back up his statement. He's just trying to get hits by beating a dead horse.

Not to mention sales got a bump on Amazon UK due to the horrible Xbox One reveal. Garbage article from a garbage site.

chestnut11222504d ago

They will announce a new Zelda game, an Hd Zelda game, An "X" game, and many more in the E3 + Nintendo Direct which will focus more on Wii U these coming June 11 ;) I am pretty Sure Wii U will kick Asses! :)

AWBrawler2503d ago

Don't forget FE X SMT. That's what I'm hyped for.

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