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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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Sat 16th Feb 2013 08:06 UTC
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Well I play casually - 5-10 hours a week. Except that I enjoy "hardcore" games - you know, Gears of War, Dark Souls, Battlefield 3, Vanquish, Halo.

And Wii U with it's controller might be the best gaming innovation for 5784th Mario game, but taking your eyes off the screen to look at another screen is just... It will never work for my type of games.

Kinect, Wii U second screen - all are useless if you wanna play "big boy" games. And for "childish" games I have my phone.

So buy an iPad instead of Wii U. You can play on the toilet plus read on the couch.

Edited 2013-02-16 08:06 UTC

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