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Will the Wii U be a success?

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If Wii U had been a smash success, like wii, sony and ms would obviously have put more focus and development into their own tablet controller, right? Lets face it, vita remote is no where near the same as gamepad. Vita remote can't act as a second screen, it only mimicks the offscreen feature. And smart glass is not an xbox controller.

So if Nintendo turns the Wii U around, they will be the only ones with a true tablet controller with 100% attach rate. So if and when the competition tries to copy like they did the wii remote with move and kinect, they will still be behind.


What are your thoughts? Btw im not suggesting this was the plan all along. Do you think the fact that sony and ms didn't copy Nintendo's tablet strategy could help the house that Mario built?



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Microsoft and Sony didn't copy the Wii right after it came out. What makes you think that, if the Wii U actually ends up doing anything at all, they wouldn't wait again?

This isn't a very good way of trying to rationalize the Wii U's failure up to this point.

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Apple and Android platform supporters will say otherwise.

The consumers and the market arent interested in tablet based gaming and if they are there are other alternatives with cheaper choices for gaming as well (even though they might not be as good as the ones that come out on the WiiU).

I think the tablet feature will be like the 3DS' 3D feature where it will be a option with a minority using it completely.

Edit: What the WiiU needs is the first party software with some decent third party support (even ones that attract the casuals). I dont think tablet gaming will make as much as an impact as the motion controls - and software overall will play a far bigger role in terms of both amount and the content - not the way it plays controller scheme wise.



Yes, I honestly believe this will strongly play in their favor over the long run. I really believe in the device, I believe in the DS strategy and the U is a part of that. I think that the current "Failures' of the U will lead to prosperity very shortly. I'm eagerly expecting it for more than one reason (stocks, and feeding crow). Just kidding about the crow part. But it'll be nice to see Nintendo vindicated once again.

As a Nintendo fan since the beginning of my gaming life, I will tell you this.

I. DON'T. CARE. ABOUT. THE. TABLET.

I WANT GAMES.

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I think its a good thing but not for the reasons u gave. Having such a horrible beginning hopefully will let them know that they cant get away with having huge droughts and that people arent loyal to a brand but to quality games. Im glad they went thru it now and not when the competition is already out.

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The Wii U will be a success eventually, sometime next year it will pick up and will start to sell well

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NintendoPie said:
Microsoft and Sony didn't copy the Wii right after it came out. What makes you think that, if the Wii U actually ends up doing anything at all, they wouldn't wait again?

This isn't a very good way of trying to rationalize the Wii U's failure up to this point.



That's precisely the point. Likelast time the competition will have to wait and then play catch up if its a success. Were as if success was indicated early on the competition would have integrated a tablet controller at launch.



snyps said:

That's precisely the point. Likelast time the competition will have to wait and then play catch up if its a success. Were as if success was indicated early on the competition would have integrated a tablet controller at launch.

In other words, it will be too late. I agree with you, snyps.



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snyps said:



That's precisely the point. Likelast time the competition will have to wait and then play catch up if its a success. Were as if success was indicated early on the competition would have integrated a tablet controller at launch.

Wait... what?

The Wii was a success when it released, MS and Sony didn't have their motion control things out for awhile after the Wii released. Also, Sony and MS wouldn't be able to just come up with a Tablet controller in a few months time. 

Edit: If the Wii U is a success there either will or won't be copies. If it isn't, there won't be any. Either way, it won't give Nintendo an advantage. I think... you've confused me... I think...



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