Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 11:44 UTC

Not only did the PlayStation 4 outsell the Xbox One in its first weekend by about 100000 units in the UK, it completely obliterated the Wii U.

The numbers are even bleaker for Nintendo - its year of Wii U sales have now been trounced in a weekend by both next-gen machines. More people bought a PS4 and a copy of Knack over the weekend than bought a Wii U at any point over the past year and new release Super Mario 3D World.

If not even a Mario game can save a Nintendo console, you know something's up. People, Nintendo is in deep, deep trouble.

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RE: Nintendo
by Novan_Leon on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 14:23 UTC in reply to "Nintendo"
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I'm actually interested in getting a Wii U in order to play some Wii games JRPGs that I missed and play some of the new classic Mario titles... but every time I think about buying one, I remember several things which immediately turn me off:

* The controller - I've used one, and it's definitely a step back in controller design. It's neither comfortable, nor is the concept compelling, requiring you to constantly divert your attention to the second smaller screen in your hand. The fact that playing older Wii games requires you to own and use a Wii controller is bad as well. The fact that these devices are still powered by AA batteries is ridiculous.

* No online accounts - In this day and age, the fact that Nintendo still doesn't have a single, unified login for users to purchase and carry-over their digital purchases is simply unacceptable.

* Disk storage - If I WERE going to purchase digital games, this one would be a killer. My PS4 has 500GB that I easily upgraded to 1TB. The fact that the WiiU only has 32 GB is ridiculous.

* Price - Of course, this one is getting better and may soon become a non-factor. The same can't be said for the others.

These key points just amount to more hassle than I'm willing to go through just in order to play a handful of games.

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