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Wii U is now 1 month old and has sold 1.8 million units. How is it doing?

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How has the Wii U performed so far?

It's doing spectacular! I'm blown away! 126 10.09%
 
It's doing really good, can't complain. 418 33.47%
 
It's doing good, not as ... 269 21.54%
 
Could have been better... 176 14.09%
 
It's doing poorly; Wii did much better! 127 10.17%
 
Still can't believe they... 133 10.65%
 
Total:1,249
DanneSandin said:
theARTIST0017 said:
DanneSandin said:
theARTIST0017 said:
Nintendo needs games. They need to win 3rd party support and over the years we've seen Nintendo slowly gain back support they've lost (Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter, etc) but we need more. Imagine FF XV on Wii U! The next Metal Gear game. Nintendo needs to do some serious thinking because if they don't, PS3 and Xbox 360 are going to continue getting the games, and PS4 and Nextbox are going to continue where those left off. So its on Nintendo now. Its easier to knock down a tower than build it, but they better build fast cause its a short time frame, and games take 1 1/2 - 2 years to make.

Man, I hear ya! They need that 3rd party support! But I think they did the right thing publishing Bayo2 - I think that gives a lot of good faith. What they need is Western studios to back them up; I think Japan will be in their pockets this gen...

Exactly. Nintendo does fairly well in Japan but they need to do more there. Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, Tales of, Dark Souls, Street Fighter, Sleeping Dogs, etc I can go on and I agree they need to figure out what to do with the Western devs. Let me ask you a question, should Ninty shell out $ for support?

Well, they won't be able to outbid MS for an exclusive, but perhaps it wouldn't be such a dumb idea to pay SE to port Sleeping Dogs, or Ubisoft to port Watch Dogs... But I guess it would be cheaper, and easier, just to swoop up other projects the way they did with Bayo2. What's your take on the whole situation?

They wouldn't have to outbid them! If Mircrosoft and Nintendo both went to SE for exclusive rights to a game, I'm very confident that Nintendo would win the rights everytime because rpgs generally sell better on their systems anyway (of course Nintendo would offer some money too as I'm sure M$ would). 

And I totally agree that they should pay for those games. It wouldn't be dumb but smart at all. Nintendo for one should know that games like sleeping dogs and watchdogs don't generally sell well on Nintendo consoles, so with a little financial support Nintendo could get almost any 3rd party games the HD twins have.

As for the next statement on if it would be cheaper, well maybe you're right, it probably would be cheaper to do that. I mean they still have to oay for dev costs and publishing duties, but its to their benefit kind of win/win situation. 

 

Finally I believe Nintendo should do both, pay a little bit for 3rd party games, AND pull a bayo on other games. The only problem with the bayo idea is I can't think of any other game they could do that on.....

(Oh and Nintendo should open more in house dev studios. They apparently always find good talent :P



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Still can't find a 32 gb unit in stock ANYWHERE in NJ or NYC, on waiting lists, actively looking since launch.



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Raze said:
Still can't find a 32 gb unit in stock ANYWHERE in NJ or NYC, on waiting lists, actively looking since launch.


Ask stores to hold one for you and call you when they recieve a shipment. First one to call gets the money!!



DanneSandin said:
Mazty said:
DanneSandin said:
@mazty; I have to agree with you that Nintendo really should have had a game on launch day that looked better than what PS360 has to offer, or at least on par with some of their better looking games... Hopefully they'll show something like that come next year....


Sadly looking at their hardware I doubt they will be able to surpass what this current gen offers. If the next Xbox or Playstation both use 200W or more, then the Wii U is going to find itself in deep shit. 

As I've understood it the architecture is much more modern and should help with the visuals. Now, I'm no teachie, so I don't have a clue, but I'm quite sure that PS4 won't be a generational leap over Wii U, meaning Nintendo should be able to get good/decent ports of PS4 games at least.

WIthout a doubt the architecture is much more modern, however Nintendo went down a green route rather then a performance route. 
For example, the 360 can reach about 170W at full load. The Wii U will onyl ever use 75W of power, and let's not forget that it's generating graphics for two screens. That is certainly impressive that they've shaven near enough 100W off the 360 and are doing more. 

However, that also means that they aren't really going to be able to noticeably out perform the 360 as the power it is using isn't going to be able to give it a push much beyond the 360. If the next xbox or playstation use ~200W or even more, then they could very well be a generational leap over the Wii U as they could dedicate the entire power draw of the wii u to a gpu alone. 



theARTIST0017 said:
DanneSandin said:
theARTIST0017 said:
DanneSandin said:
theARTIST0017 said:
Nintendo needs games. They need to win 3rd party support and over the years we've seen Nintendo slowly gain back support they've lost (Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter, etc) but we need more. Imagine FF XV on Wii U! The next Metal Gear game. Nintendo needs to do some serious thinking because if they don't, PS3 and Xbox 360 are going to continue getting the games, and PS4 and Nextbox are going to continue where those left off. So its on Nintendo now. Its easier to knock down a tower than build it, but they better build fast cause its a short time frame, and games take 1 1/2 - 2 years to make.

Man, I hear ya! They need that 3rd party support! But I think they did the right thing publishing Bayo2 - I think that gives a lot of good faith. What they need is Western studios to back them up; I think Japan will be in their pockets this gen...

Exactly. Nintendo does fairly well in Japan but they need to do more there. Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, Tales of, Dark Souls, Street Fighter, Sleeping Dogs, etc I can go on and I agree they need to figure out what to do with the Western devs. Let me ask you a question, should Ninty shell out $ for support?

Well, they won't be able to outbid MS for an exclusive, but perhaps it wouldn't be such a dumb idea to pay SE to port Sleeping Dogs, or Ubisoft to port Watch Dogs... But I guess it would be cheaper, and easier, just to swoop up other projects the way they did with Bayo2. What's your take on the whole situation?

They wouldn't have to outbid them! If Mircrosoft and Nintendo both went to SE for exclusive rights to a game, I'm very confident that Nintendo would win the rights everytime because rpgs generally sell better on their systems anyway (of course Nintendo would offer some money too as I'm sure M$ would). 

And I totally agree that they should pay for those games. It wouldn't be dumb but smart at all. Nintendo for one should know that games like sleeping dogs and watchdogs don't generally sell well on Nintendo consoles, so with a little financial support Nintendo could get almost any 3rd party games the HD twins have.

As for the next statement on if it would be cheaper, well maybe you're right, it probably would be cheaper to do that. I mean they still have to oay for dev costs and publishing duties, but its to their benefit kind of win/win situation. 

 

Finally I believe Nintendo should do both, pay a little bit for 3rd party games, AND pull a bayo on other games. The only problem with the bayo idea is I can't think of any other game they could do that on.....

(Oh and Nintendo should open more in house dev studios. They apparently always find good talent :P

Yeah, I agree they should do both things, but as far as I know it's not the "Nintendo way"... And I agree that they should open more in house studios, but I read something Miyamoto said that there's a reason why they don't do it. They don't want to risk lowering their quality by flooding their studios with new people; That would mean learning all the new folks the way of Nintendo, and that would take up a lot of Miyamoto's time, when his time is already limited as it is...

What they really should do is to buy studios, and create "2nd parties" in the same way they already ahve got Monolith and/or Retro.



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Mazty said:
DanneSandin said:
Mazty said:
DanneSandin said:
@mazty; I have to agree with you that Nintendo really should have had a game on launch day that looked better than what PS360 has to offer, or at least on par with some of their better looking games... Hopefully they'll show something like that come next year....


Sadly looking at their hardware I doubt they will be able to surpass what this current gen offers. If the next Xbox or Playstation both use 200W or more, then the Wii U is going to find itself in deep shit. 

As I've understood it the architecture is much more modern and should help with the visuals. Now, I'm no teachie, so I don't have a clue, but I'm quite sure that PS4 won't be a generational leap over Wii U, meaning Nintendo should be able to get good/decent ports of PS4 games at least.

WIthout a doubt the architecture is much more modern, however Nintendo went down a green route rather then a performance route. 
For example, the 360 can reach about 170W at full load. The Wii U will onyl ever use 75W of power, and let's not forget that it's generating graphics for two screens. That is certainly impressive that they've shaven near enough 100W off the 360 and are doing more. 

However, that also means that they aren't really going to be able to noticeably out perform the 360 as the power it is using isn't going to be able to give it a push much beyond the 360. If the next xbox or playstation use ~200W or even more, then they could very well be a generational leap over the Wii U as they could dedicate the entire power draw of the wii u to a gpu alone. 

You're really talking over my head right now; you're probably right :p Visit superchunks Next gen vs next gen thread!! :p



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The Wii U is doing fine and by the looks of things will continue to do fine. Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Lego City Undercover, Rayman Legends, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Wiifit... all exclusive titles launching in the next 3 to 4 months. And Pikmin 3 looks amazing period. 3rd party support so far is good with 3 very high profile titles appearing at launch ME3, AC3, Blops2. Along with an established powerhouse 1st party title in Mario. The Wii U has perhaps the most varied launch in history with high rated RPG's, fps, action/adventure, survival horror, fighting, and sports. What more could you ask for as a gamer? Not to exclude full backwards compatibility with the Wii, which makes Wii U the only console that you can play three of the best RPGs of the year on with Xenoblade, Last Story, and Mass Effect 3. Sure if you try to find fault with the console you will, but taking looking at it without the fanboy goggles on you see its an amazing value for the price and is looking to have a bright future.



Games are fun.

Theres plenty of Wii U's where I live.



I think it's a good start, but it is quite worrying to see them on shelves everywhere.

My local gamestop has them stacked in front of the register counters. And they're literally stacked. They'll sell more during the holidays.

oh wait it is the holidays.

It will be a slow burn as many of you already said. There's a lot of potential that isn't even taken advantage of yet.



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I was out shopping tonight, went to three stores and I saw one basic. It's funny how Nintendo ships all the wii u consoles to areas where the haters live and doesn't ship enough to the areas where the nintendo fanboys live.