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

It's all in the games. Specs in the end don't mean much... otherwise, Pole Position asd Pole Position II are garbage. (I still love those games! LOL.)

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