Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:34 UTC
Games "We're told by someone with access to the NPD's data that sales for January were 'well under' 100,000 units. By our estimates, sales were somewhere between 45,000 and 59,000 units for the month, which is lower than any of the three previous-generation home consoles sold in their worst months, with the possible exception of a recent performance by the original Wii." This doesn't surprise me. I've always wondered: who's the Wii U for? Casual Wii buyers - which comprise most of the Wii owners, I'd guess - have little reason to upgrade, and hardcore Nintendo fans are waiting for the next re-releases of Mario and Zelda from the Nintendo Game-o-tron. Until then, who's going to buy this thing?
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it will save the market
by alko on Fri 15th Feb 2013 10:42 UTC
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Being original is good.

like wii, ds and 3ds Nintendo consoles are always not well received buy customers at the very first start.
they are not conventional...
they use very exotic hardware that take time to be mastered.
also they put efficency in first place so only the best developers in world could get the maximum from the hardware.
but like the 3ds is saving the market also wiiu will show how innovative games could be done by the best developers out there.
average developers will make party games using the tablet only for menus...but simply dont buy such games...

being ps4 and xbox 3 based on pc cpus and only partially customized gpus, Nintendo will remain the only one having a real dedicated hardware for gaming...

Pippin showed already how they are not good as console makers...

in the meantime you can "play" with the fantastic google street app developed by google exclusively for the wiiu...

Edited 2013-02-15 10:43 UTC

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