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I have a feeling that Nintendo simply gave up and is trying to maintain afloat with the games on development. They expected to have better third party support, but did almost nothing to gain it.

It was like the company believes just for the sake of being the Wii succesor it will sell well, putting their fingers in their ears and saying lalalala everytime it was pointed the bad predecessor's sales the last 2 years (2011-2012).

2014 line up seems like will try to cater for the Nintendo fan with DK, SSB, MK, Yoshi and maybe Zelda. They need as many games as possible to try to survive but it is and will be a disaster.



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torok said:
Of course it won't be discontinued. A company would only do it with a console/handheld if they decide to leave the market like Sega. If 3DS and Wii U had flopped, then maybe they would be forced to leave, but even then I think Nintendo would survive (now, two gens in a row with both flopping would be to much).

Let's say Wii U does GameCube sales level (that's pretty much the worst case). Then, Nintendo will probably launch a successor in 2017-2019 and discontinue Wii U a year latter.

So it is secure. About sales, I don't see it improving a lot. The launch of both competitors with tons of AAA exclusives and massive third party launches with a lot of advertisement and stealing all media attention will probably kill any chance to reach higher sales.

if the bolded was true it would have relevance.



How exactly is a consoled "doomed"? Is it going to be discontinued from production, is it about to lose game support? Those who'd bought it will not have any more games to play?

None of the above stands. How else is it "doomed"? The console is magnificent and appeals greatly to those who like its style of games. Low sales, or "lower sales than competitors'" does not equal "Doom".



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Pavolink said:

I have a feeling that Nintendo simply gave up and is trying to maintain afloat with the games on development. They expected to have better third party support, but did almost nothing to gain it.

It was like the company believes just for the sake of being the Wii succesor it will sell well, putting their fingers in their ears and saying lalalala everytime it was pointed the bad predecessor's sales the last 2 years (2011-2012).

2014 line up seems like will try to cater for the Nintendo fan with DK, SSB, MK, Yoshi and maybe Zelda. They need as many games as possible to try to survive but it is and will be a disaster.


Don't be so pessimistic man! The Wii U will recover! It won't be a disaster, I could bet you a cookie that the Wii U will break the 50 million mark! (Which is really good considering how it looks now!).



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Play4Fun said:
ryuzaki57 said:

Salnax said:

X (Could be the FF7 of a new generation.)

That can be said about any next-gen JRPG since we don't know the first thing about X

But we know plenty about Xenoblade and X is from the same developers.

FFXV is from the same developers who made FFVII



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ryuzaki57 said:
Play4Fun said:
ryuzaki57 said:

Salnax said:

X (Could be the FF7 of a new generation.)

That can be said about any next-gen JRPG since we don't know the first thing about X

But we know plenty about Xenoblade and X is from the same developers.

FFXV is from the same developers who made FFVII

2 years < 16 years



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Zero999 said:
torok said:
Of course it won't be discontinued. A company would only do it with a console/handheld if they decide to leave the market like Sega. If 3DS and Wii U had flopped, then maybe they would be forced to leave, but even then I think Nintendo would survive (now, two gens in a row with both flopping would be to much).

Let's say Wii U does GameCube sales level (that's pretty much the worst case). Then, Nintendo will probably launch a successor in 2017-2019 and discontinue Wii U a year latter.

So it is secure. About sales, I don't see it improving a lot. The launch of both competitors with tons of AAA exclusives and massive third party launches with a lot of advertisement and stealing all media attention will probably kill any chance to reach higher sales.

if the bolded was true it would have relevance.


PS4 AAA Exclusives: Killzone Shadow Fall,  Deep Down

XOne AAA Exclusives: Ryse, Forza

3rd party AAA: CoD Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed 4

 

I could list more, but that's already a lot of stuff. The 3rd party offer contains some of the highest selling franchises now. Wii U gets some of them, but the best versions will be on PS4/One. Killzone is getting a lot of media coverage and Forza too (as the new IPs are). The preorder numbers agree, it will be a massive launch for both consoles. And at the begining of 2014 we will see Driveclub, inFamous, Titanfall, Destiny, etc.



Still think they should have named it Wii 2 or Wii HD. There wouldn't have been this mass confusion from the general consumer and it would have been able to pull a PS3 at least (lack of compelling software but decent first year sales) due to the success of the Wii. I really hope they can manage to boost sales so that 3rd parties will stay on.



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torok said:
Zero999 said:
torok said:
Of course it won't be discontinued. A company would only do it with a console/handheld if they decide to leave the market like Sega. If 3DS and Wii U had flopped, then maybe they would be forced to leave, but even then I think Nintendo would survive (now, two gens in a row with both flopping would be to much).

Let's say Wii U does GameCube sales level (that's pretty much the worst case). Then, Nintendo will probably launch a successor in 2017-2019 and discontinue Wii U a year latter.

So it is secure. About sales, I don't see it improving a lot. The launch of both competitors with tons of AAA exclusives and massive third party launches with a lot of advertisement and stealing all media attention will probably kill any chance to reach higher sales.

if the bolded was true it would have relevance.


PS4 AAA Exclusives: Killzone Shadow Fall,  Deep Down

XOne AAA Exclusives: Ryse, Forza

3rd party AAA: CoD Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed 4

 

I could list more, but that's already a lot of stuff. The 3rd party offer contains some of the highest selling franchises now. Wii U gets some of them, but the best versions will be on PS4/One. Killzone is getting a lot of media coverage and Forza too (as the new IPs are). The preorder numbers agree, it will be a massive launch for both consoles. And at the begining of 2014 we will see Driveclub, inFamous, Titanfall, Destiny, etc.

In other words, VERY FEW AAA EXCLUSIVES AND A BUNCH OF CROSS GEN MULTIPLATFORMS =/= a ton of exclusives and massive third parties.



Zero999 said:
In other words, VERY FEW AAA EXCLUSIVES AND A BUNCH OF CROSS GEN MULTIPLATFORMS =/= a ton of exclusives and massive third parties.

 

Unfortunatelly, cross gen multiplats like BF and CoD will be the highest sellers with ease so, in a sales perspective, they are massive. And with all 1st and 3rd party support they are getting, both will a lot of blockbuster games quickly. One GTA or other big game is all it takes to sell units like crazy.