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[6]: no software, no sales
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 9th Apr 2013 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: no software, no sales"
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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RE[7]: no software, no sales
by WorknMan on Tue 9th Apr 2013 20:09 in reply to "RE[6]: no software, no sales"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Again, people have been saying similar things for years


Of course they have, and Nintendo keeps insisting on making their own hardware, despite gamers wishing they wouldn't. Maybe this time around, gamers aren't going for their bullshit.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Just wait for a price drop (Nintendo consoles have traditionally been released at $200, no doubt a lot of people find the current Wii U price steep) and a major game release (Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Star Fox, etc.)... we'll see.

...Nintendo keeps insisting on making their own hardware, despite gamers wishing they wouldn't.

Speak for yourself.

Edited 2013-04-09 22:22 UTC

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