The Japanese firm is in deep trouble with poor sales of its new Wii U console and sliding profits.
It's not over just because of low Wii U sales..Nintendo will hopefully learn from their mistakes and come back much stronger in the home console market.
Technically the wii u global sales have been just below the X1 the past several weeks... That either means the wii u isn't doing that bad or the X1 is in trouble as well....
@jebabcock I didnt know that I stumbled upon an xbox is doing poorly article. Nevertheless, one off topic down vote for you.
@avidgamer1 Nothing wrong with what he said. Its on topic. Im with mpnothanks. Downvote for immature OT: pretty sure nintendo isnt going anywhere just yet. People also seem to forget that Nintendo hasnt released its super heavy hitters yet. While i dont see an enormous boost in sales i still think the wii u will be profitable in the end. So many people are waiting for smash bros and mariokart and a brand new Zelda
I predict Xbox1 will sell worse than wiiu by far this year word of mouth on wiiu in the UK is already very positive ps4 is dropping down the uk charts on Amazon movers and shakers,wiiu software is selling strong on Amazon UK....Ps4 is selling best but its dropping off now......
Wii U sales have been more than "just below" XB1 .... didn t you mean to bring up the Vita anyway. I own a Wii U (only home consol) I care what Nintneod does to get the Wii U up and running and off the ground- If I am running last in a race I don t say to everyone "look at me, I m only behind the guy that is next to last by a little bit"
"...the firm behind Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda?" haha good thing they added that i was like wtf is a nintendo?
I'll be honest, I'm not entirely sure what Nintendo should do for their home console business. Their audience has shrunk with each home console release ever since the NES. In today's market, is it possible for them to compete in the HD landscape with significantly weaker hardware by selling consoles at a profit (whereas the Wii U is sold at a loss), to me that's a tough sell barring another Wii situation which I think is unlikely. I don't know if Nintendo can compete head to head with Sony/Microsoft in terms of making a console that is on par performance-wise. Sure, they could afford to build the console, but with poor third party relations and the majority of studios who don't push technical boundaries it's hard to see Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda selling a console at a rate that we're accustomed to (80-100 mil). That's the conundrum I'm in. Barring a radical change, it's hard to see Nintendo's current philosophy translating well into making a console on par with the other two; but it's also hard to see Nintendo have enough success with a cheaper, underpowered system that is likely to sell even less than the powerful one. This is all speculation of course, but I'm going off of what the current trends are.
yeaaaa....let me know how that goes for you. They have real trouble making a platform that devs REALLY want to support. They may not be done yet, but the death knell is surely warming up
Welcome to the world of PSN4G Nintendo fans. Maria has set her sights on you aswell as Xbox fans. She is the biggest troll in this place
For Wii U? Yeah maybe, but for Nintendo as a whole? Nah, they'll be here for years to come, in some shape or form.
Dump Iwata then maybe all will be well. Yeah he made them a ton of money, but he doesn't understand what the hardcore audience wants. Catering to soccer moms will only get you so far when they've already moved onto the Kinect.
Iwata isn't the issue. That's up to Nintendo's marketing team; they're the actual problem. They should be pointing out to Iwata that the advertisement efforts so far are just not cutting it in the state. A nice wave of hype, via grand advertisement efforts and a big-bang Nintendo Direct with all-new announcements, would fix things up nicely, because most of the games themselves that are coming out for the console lately aren't bad games by any stretch.
The issue is Marketing and fake rumours all over the media and internet just like when 3DS came out all the articles about 3D wrecking kids eyes ect ??? Why are Sony/Microsoft so under hand with trying to put out fake information about Nintendo ?? Sony said we have 178GB of bandwidth ram many times the amount of wiiu ?? ends up wiiu has over 3 times the amount of ps4 and xbox1 very strange........ Also multiplat games sinse ps4 ect look the worse yet......wiiu games before them look better......
The answer has been "No." since this question was asked back in the days of SNES.
all because the ps4 is selling like hotcakes here comes the doom and gloom
Goodness. Stop with these articles. Nintendo isn't doomed.
Of course not, but there will be two more articles this time tomorrow asking the same dumb thing.
People forget that Sony is in a worse position.
I don't people have forgotten it, just ignoring it.
Almost like there's bias there or something. Weird.
i love wii u but the gamepad is dumb they deserve to fail until they remove it. I like it sometimes but it should be optional. You cant go in eshop without it or go in system settings without it. it turns on automatically even when youre using different controller and battery dies fast so im always having to plug it in to charge it when I want to do those things. And you cant even start up or play some games without it like dr luigi I just want to use a normal controller
Without the gamepad, tell me what you have.
itd be a normal console like n64 and gamecube and my controller joysticks gets messed up after a while I wont be able to play games with gamepad if that happens. Wii did it smart where you only had to buy replacement joystick attachment.
I thought these would stop. Do some research before claiming such nonsense.
This article basically is just a culmination of everything everyone is saying about Nintendo on the internet. Here are some problems I found with it: -No mention of 3DS, which is doing really well. Even with the Wii U failure, the 3DS is still doing well. -Quotes Pachter. That's an automatic red flag -Says the Wii U has not been innovative enough. Yes that is true, but all 3 new consoles are not very innovative. They are all more like upgrades. So the Wii U shouldn't be the only console taking the heat for it. Many people felt that Nintendo shouldn't have tried to be innovative and just stuck with the traditional gaming console. -says original wii remote has been bettered because of the kinect. Ummm, FPS games using wii remotes is really underrated. Metroid Prime using wii remotes = awesome. Also, I would rather have a controller than be controller-less. -says the gamepad is complicated looking. It's basically a wii u pro controller (which is almost exactly like a 360 controller) with a big screen in the middle. How is that complicated? Or it's like the bottom screen of a 3DS!
No. However, I do think Nintendo needs to strongly evaluate how they plan to position themselves in the industry for the next decade.
must be a ps4 fanboy who wrote this article