Analyst Predicts Poor Future For Wii U

DFC Intelligence's latest report predicts that Nintendo's struggling Wii U “sales [are] anticipated to be only about a quarter of the Wii.” To put that into perspective, the Wii has sold over 100 million units to thus far.

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CAB18021797d ago ShowReplies(3)
TheEnigma3131797d ago

It's all because of the confusing name.

JohnnyTower1797d ago

That's part of it. Poor marketing is the other part. People aren't sure if its a tablet or console. If it plugs into the Wii or not. I have to admit, I didn't know what the hell it was until I was paying for the damn thing. Such is my love for Nintendo. Now I'm waiting for reciprocation.

cesuf1797d ago (Edited 1797d ago )

Ive never heard anyone get confused as to whether its a tablet or not. I mean the picture right on the box clearly shows a console and the wiiu gamepad next each other. Dunno how it could get anymore obvious.

The real reason it's having some problems with sales are: the specs don't appeal to hardcore gamers, marketing, and the price is still a bit high for the casuals. WiiU sounds like it's doing some solid sales this holiday though.

Reeze1797d ago

And the Xbox One somehow doesn't have a confusing name? People not understanding the name simply haven't looked into the console far enough.

Pogmathoin1797d ago

I am more concerned about how much an analyst is paid to state the obvious, next he will claim PS4 will sell like crazy.... Duh! Do I need to go to college to get this job?

tagan8tr1797d ago

@fanboyssuck and by calling out one faction you make yourself a fanboy

Irony:the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny.

linkenski1796d ago

Not really. If Wii U had that one game EVERYBODY just wanted people would buy it, and I'm mostly referring to mainstream gamers. For one the system doesn't come with a game like Wii Sports that's simple family-fun and has lots of short-burst party potential.

Wii U just isn't the 'fun for everyone' console the Wii was and that severely hurts it.

Hardcore gamers including myself are cautious and holding on to our money until there is something worth buying it for. Some have already bought it for SM3DW, Pikmin or Zelda etc. but for me I'm waiting for something new and fresh, because the system isn't exactly future-proof and if nothing interesting happens that isn't MK8 or Smash Bros in 2014 for Wii U it's gonna be massively overshadowed by the next-gen systems that has The Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, Infamous Second Son etc.

Wii U needs not just quality games, but unique ones. A lot of people have gotten Mario'd out because of all the Mario titles Nintendo spewled out since the first NSMB for Wii.

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T-Dawg61797d ago (Edited 1797d ago )

I BARELY use my Wii U. It just collects dust. The only game that I'd buy & looks interesting is Super Mario 3D World. Nintendo better step up its game with the PS4 and Xbox One now released.

kwandar1797d ago

Use ours all the time.

Current faves 3D, Deus Ex, AC4, Zelda WW

iliimaster1797d ago (Edited 1797d ago )

your lucky i wish i had one and thanx for buying a WII U! you did your part tdawg

LOL_WUT1797d ago

Mines also collecting dust I don't even want to pass Lego city ;)

mcstorm1797d ago

Ive found the opposite with the wiiu. Having Mario 3d world, sonic lost world, pikmin 3 and windwaker HD I'm loving the wiiu more than my Xbox one and with Mario kart and super smash bros to come ill be playing it for some time yet. For me it has the best line up of games out of all the next gen consoles as I'm not interested in cod, bf, ac, nfs ect.

Fanboyssuck271797d ago ShowReplies(1)
Phil321797d ago

You bought a Wii U, and the only game you'd buy is Super Mario 3D World? Then why did you buy one, or is this some pathetic not-so-thinly-veiled trolling attempt?

Metallox1797d ago

175 hours invested in Pikmin 3 ;)

gpturbo811797d ago

when somebody says "it just collects dust" thats just a nice way of saying they dont clean. every console will collect dust, its common sense.

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