now before everybody goes and says im crazy just listen to what i got to say first, WiiU sales started out great but after a while they fell pretty quickly, even now its starting to get close to vita numbers (ouch) and one of the main reasons for that is the 3DS! yes the 3DS!
a video game console whether handheld or home console is bought for one main reason, the experience. and what created that is experience? the games!! now when we are just at the launch of the WiiU nintendo fans are the ones who are expected to be the early adaptors, but ask yourself, why buy a WiiU when you can buy a 3DS? lets look at the games, the main selling point of the WiiU is SMBU, but the 3DS just got a 2D mario months ago! the second biggest game the WiiU has? nintendoland, which is a good game but i think nintendo fans prefer super mario land and mario kart over it any day. what else does the WiiU have? ZombieU, from what i heard a good game but it isnt the kind of games nintendo fans usually like a buy, so why would they buy a console for it?
now lets look at the upcoming releases, WiiU has pikmin and bayonetta 2. while 3DS has luigi's mansion, pokemon and monster hunter. the 3DS is just a more attractive purchase when it comes to future releases as well. the first bayonetta game wasnt even released on the wii, why would nintendo fans care for it really?
now the question is, why buy a WiiU when you can buy the 3DS, have the same experiences and a lot more games for about half the price?
btw im not here to discuss the sales of the WiiU or attack it. im here because i really think that the 3DS is taking away sales from the WiiU and i think the same problem is happening with the vita but backwords, why buy a vita when you can buy a ps3? but thats another topic
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