Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:25 UTC
Games The Wii U isn't doing well. "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." All that is old will be new again.
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RE: no software, no sales
by WorknMan on Tue 9th Apr 2013 00:06 UTC in reply to "no software, no sales"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

A Zelda game and price cut will solve the issue.


Yup, looks like people will need the Wii-U to play Mario and Zelda, along with the next Xbox or PS4 to play everything else. This is as it has been since the Super NES. Seems that every other day, I keep hearing about some third party game or graphics engine that won't be ported to Wii U, and the REAL next-gen systems haven't even been released yet.

Really wish Nintendo would save gamers the trouble and just start releasing titles on other consoles. They do okay in the handheld scene, but I wouldn't be surprised if Wii U was the last console they ever produce.

Edited 2013-04-09 00:08 UTC

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RE[2]: no software, no sales
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 9th Apr 2013 00:38 in reply to "RE: no software, no sales"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Eh... back in the 32/64-bit era and the next generation of Dreamcast/GameCube/PS2/Xbox, Nintendo *was* pretty much my gaming fix. Not because it's all I had (it wasn't, especially in the later generation), but their systems typically have just the kinds of stuff I want to play.

Dreamcast was awesome, but some of its greatest games hit GameCube (unfortunately not including Shenmue). PS2, meh, I wasn't a fan of it, it was only good for a handful of games. Xbox was good, but IMO still not as good as the Cube. N64 vs. PSX... hah, there's almost nothing I really cared for on the PSX, N64 was where it was at.

So no, in many cases, I would honestly take the Nintendo. Sony, for the most part, just doesn't cut it.

Really wish Nintendo would save gamers the trouble and just start releasing titles on other consoles. They do okay in the handheld scene, but I wouldn't be surprised if Wii U was the last console they ever produce.

Wow, that one's about as old as "the year of Linux on the desktop." I've been hearing the same crap spewed since around the N64 days. Nintendo ain't dead yet. But unfortunately at this point Sega might as well be.

Edited 2013-04-09 00:42 UTC

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RE[3]: no software, no sales
by WorknMan on Tue 9th Apr 2013 02:26 in reply to "RE[2]: no software, no sales"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Eh... back in the 32/64-bit era and the next generation of Dreamcast/GameCube/PS2/Xbox, Nintendo *was* pretty much my gaming fix.


Yeah, don't get me wrong... they do good stuff. It's just unfortunate that people need to spend $300+ on a last-gen system with 2007 specs to play their newest console offerings.

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RE[2]: no software, no sales
by jweinraub on Tue 9th Apr 2013 21:00 in reply to "RE: no software, no sales"
jweinraub Member since:
2009-06-22

You know, I keep saying that myself year after year. I grew up on the original NES so I am a fanboy at heart and I do wish it was successful. However, I do find I use the PS3 much more often than my Wii. And while the Wii is cute, the Wii U is what the Wii should had been from the beginning. I don't get why they are so afraid of embracing the new technology like their reluctance to use discs when N64 came out (my only console I never owned from them, only that I was 16 or so when it came out and thought I'd get over gaming by then... lol) But yeah reason why I never got the Wii U is because of price and no Zelda. If they have a combined package I will jump on that fast!

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