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[3]: it will save the market
by alko on Fri 15th Feb 2013 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: it will save the market"
alko
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2010-01-31

while wiiu is quite on par with ps3 on specs it doesn't mean that it's the same generation of ps3.

generation is not only about raw power of cpu or gpu...

wiiU will never be as powerful as ps4 of course...but as wii and ds showed this could be an advantage and not a problem.

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RE[4]: it will save the market
by 0brad0 on Mon 18th Feb 2013 01:19 in reply to "RE[3]: it will save the market"
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2007-05-05

while wiiu is quite on par with ps3 on specs it doesn't mean that it's the same generation of ps3.


It is far beyond the PS3's capabilities.

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