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[4]: no software, no sales
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 9th Apr 2013 03:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: no software, no sales"
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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RE[5]: no software, no sales
by WorknMan on Tue 9th Apr 2013 04:29 in reply to "RE[4]: no software, no sales"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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.)


I think you're missing the point here. Why should I have to spend $300 just to play Nintendo 1st party titles? That's the only thing the Wii U is gonna be good for.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

$300 to play with a clunky tablet controller.

I tried the Wii U and found it to be the most annoying game console of all time. You have to keep switching your focus to a small screen to view data that could just as easily be placed in the corner of your HDTV. It's just a lame gimmick that doesn't work very well. Poor products have poor sales and this falls into that category.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I think you're missing the point here. Why should I have to spend $300 just to play Nintendo 1st party titles? That's the only thing the Wii U is gonna be good for.

Again, people have been saying similar things for years. If you want to play Nintendo games, buy a Nintendo system. If not, don't bother. No one is forcing you to if you don't think it's worth it. Spend your $599 on a Sony or something, an all-in-one kitchen sink with specs to spare. Just as it's your right to choose whether to buy something or not, Nintendo has the right to release their games on their own systems in order to promote sales of their own products... don't like it, don't buy it. Easy.

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