Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jul 2013 12:28 UTC
Games

Just 160,000 Wii U consoles were sold worldwide between April and June, along with 1.03 million software units. The figure is a 51.3 percent decrease on last quarter; the console has now sold 3.61 million units around the world despite Nintendo's initial prediction of 5.5 million systems moved by the end of March.

To put the 160000 figure in perspective - Microsoft sold 140000 Xbox 360s in just the US, in June alone, and that's after a sharp sales drop, for a console that's 8 years old. Nintendo is not doing well.

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RE[2]: Nintendo's Problems...
by MadRat on Thu 1st Aug 2013 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Nintendo's Problems..."
MadRat
Member since:
2006-02-17

How important is the point from the same site about Sega Dreamcast dying because PS2 could play DVDs and the Dreamcast could not?

Parallels the PS3 being my main pivot point for BluRays, Netflix, Vudu, etc. Nintendo could read DVDs on the Wii and BluRays on the Wii U if they implemented the codecs. But Nintendo is too damn stubborn to do that. Unbelievable.

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RE[3]: Nintendo's Problems...
by Kochise on Thu 1st Aug 2013 16:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Nintendo's Problems..."
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

That's mostly the point. Anyway :

- The DC couldn't either run Saturn games and DVD disc.
- The Wii cannot run Wii U games

- The DC, while technically capable, couldn't compete with the Sony marketing machine
- The Wii U, while technically viable, couldn't compete with the Sony and Microsoft marketing machines.

- etc...

Just like Sega did, Nintendo should perhaps consider opening its licenses.

Kochise

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RE[4]: Nintendo's Problems...
by Casey99 on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 05:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Nintendo's Problems..."
Casey99 Member since:
2011-07-14

The Dreamcast had a lot of issues that were simply unavoidable however. The Saturn's failure scared consumers and retailers away from the Dreamcast. Piracy and preexisting tensions scared away developers. Sega had financial issues. The list goes on. Nintendo has very few issues that Sega had and most of their issues are of their own doing. It is Nintendo's fault the name is too closely related to the Wii. It's their fault the online support and multimedia support is crap. They decided to make a stupid controller for who knows what reason. It is their fault they have few good titles on the system. Sega had many missing titles, particularly from EA. So they made their own and are some of the best games of the era. Nintendo just recycles worn out series and seems to be slow at even doing that.

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