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Why the doom threads? Are you blind! Just like the 3DS and Vita before it, things are not good for the WiiU. If you think it is fine and on par with whatever old launch cycle fine, whatever. If you say, " Last gen was a wild time and a console gaming golden age, nothing can match it". Fine.


But let me tell you something! The Wii U needs some help. There are no its, ands, or buts about it. The other day I saw a Nike kinect commercial for 360 that was three minutes long. Microsoft has continuously been the console I haven noticed the most in television ads. Wow! Who has been number one in America for years? Microsoft.


Nintendo needs to get developers to develops games for them. It will cost money. Sorry Nintendo! Nintendo needs a serious marketing campaign. Throw the 3DS in there as well just for the heck of it. This is all going to cost money. Nintendo needs to seriously get some games pushed out from their secret dungeon at Nintendo headquarters that only Mr. KHAN has ever seen. This again, will cost a bunch of money. You got to spend money to make money.


So this is not really a doom thread. More of an advice thread since Nintendo seems to hire people with High school diplomas to run its company.

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Hm, I agree.
I'm surprised, but I 100% agree with what you have said.

Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.


Is he world on fire? You agree with me?!

Just release more 1st party software/casual games and the Wii-U will be like the Wii no prob no prob.

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It's going to be a tough few months for the WiiU, none of the titles coming soon really pack a huge punch. I know they have some big titles in development, but still no release dates on most of them.

I also wander about the lack of advertising. I came up with the following explanations:

1- Nintendo has no money to spare since profitability is key at the moment
2- Nintendo was testing the waters, and is holding back their marketing machine for a big push (Wii Fit U, ....)
3- They thought the minimum push was really enough for it to pick up

The next months will reveal the reason... or even others...

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spurgeonryan said:

Is he world on fire? You agree with me?!

Yeah I agree with you! I've been saying they need to market this thing!

Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

I agree and dissagree at the same time. I think Nintendo has a long way to go to be the top home system of the coming generation. More games, better games, better marketing all needed. That said, WiiU could have had another half-dozen excellent titles right now and a huge marketing blitz and it would have still been competing with a 360 and a PS3 that are cheaper and would have an even better game selection than anything WiiU could offer. And at best they would have sold a few hundred thousand more systems, since that's the most they could produce anyway. WiiU needs a lot going forward, but this is the first week sales are truly dissapointing. Pre-Christmas sales were almost as much as they could get in the best-case scenario. I think Nintendo is just saving marketing doallars and AAA titles for when they actually need it, which is post-launch and especially in the fall when PS4720 arrive.

I don't think it's that simple, Nintendo is really banking on WiI U fit to make them bank, it will be hilarious to watch it tank miserably. Wii U fit is not going to sell over 2 million units by the end of next holiday, I think it will be a real wake-up to Nintendo. They will finally realize that the casuals left a while ago.

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The casuals left because they do not realize that Nintendo transitioned.