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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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Fri 15th Feb 2013 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

In my defence for the Pebble, I tend to ignore Kickstarter stuff. But of course you're right, I did still miss the Pebble and I'm not the Wii U's target audience either.

Maybe I'm just getting old and losing touch with technology. ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by MOS6510 on Fri 15th Feb 2013 13:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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2011-05-12

I did see it coming, but when I visited a toy store and saw one I thought, "Oh, it's already here".

My son recently played with an Xbox 360 from a friend and now he wants one too. And a Wii U.

I'm not too convinced about the Wii U. Actually I haven't informed myself yet, but I think it also offers media content which in The Netherlands we are often left out (iTunes movies, series & books).

The Xbox 360 is okay I guess, but that's been out a while so a new model may be coming.

But I still have an Atari 2600 and a lot of games!

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Fri 15th Feb 2013 13:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I did see it coming, but when I visited a toy store and saw one I thought, "Oh, it's already here".

That's exactly what I meant though. I knew Nintendo had a new console due out soon and I knew a few details about it. But I had no idea it had already been launched.

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by _txf_ on Fri 15th Feb 2013 14:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
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2008-03-17

Frankly I'd skip the WiiU and wait to see what MS or Sony release this year.

I don't know how old your son is but consider that as he gets older he will be less and less impressed with the WiiU. The shelf life of the other consoles is a lot longer.

Ultimately you'll have to figure out balance out longevity of the console versus cost (the others will be more expensive than a WiiU). Also another thing to consider is that the WiiU will probably drop in price when the PS4 and the 720 get released.

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