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Is the Wii U gaining respect as the next gen progresses ?

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Jon-Erich said:
Arius Dion said:
If software was so good, it'd be selling better than it is. To answer the ? No. It's still the laughing stock of this gen.

Umm.....no. Quality software does not equel good sales. There are plenty of good games that received good reviews and were liked by gamers but completely bombed. A perfect example of this is Okami. In fact, I believe that was considered game of the year for 2006. It bombed and caused a studio to be shut down. Marketing is what sells a game and if a game is exclusive to a particular platform, then successful marketing of that platform is what will help sell games. In Okami's case, the PS2 was already very successful. Okami's marketing however was just okay or could even be considered poor when compared to the red carpet treatment Capcom would have given to a Resident Evil game or a Devil May Cry game. In Wii U's case, the games themselves aren't marketed badly, but the system is so nobody wants to buy it. 

As for the laughing stock of this generation, I think all three companies deserve that prize. Nintendo can't seem to successfully market consoles even though they're geniuses at marketing handheld systems. Sony is having a lot of success with PS4 but still might go bankrupt in two years, and then the guy who publicly proclaimed that he would sell off the Xbox division if he were Microsoft's new CEO was just hired by Microsoft to run the Xbox division. It also seems like Xbox One will require some damage control PR at least several times a year from now on. So I don't think Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft can hold their heads high right now.


So lemme get this straight, a games console is selling poorly because the hardware is such that nobody wants it. But the games on the console are great. Just not great enough to get ppl to want to buy the hardware? 



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Viltgance said:

Ok so the Wii U has pretty much been the laughing stock since the beginning of this next generation.  Has the tide finally turned and are people starting to realize that the Wii U can roll with the big boys (sony/ms).  Their first party games have been excellent and seem to have the best games at this very moment in time.  Will it be a Playstation/Nintendo generation with MS taking a backseat?

No I don't think so, from my experience talking about Wii U (which I have one) with friends and colleagues, Wii U has grown itself a very poor image.

It's not really around technical specs, or game quality.  It's more around a distaste for the concept, and people know it's a failure.

People also tell me that their wife is not interested in Wii U like they were in Wii, or that their kids are enamoured with iPads so they don't need a kids console.

As for me I'm happy I got a Wii U so my kids experience traditional gaming culture like I did, instead of just playing on the iPad.  I don't want my kids to think of games as something you do to kill 5 minutes for free/$1 and not memorable.  My 7y/o has 240 stars on SM3DW.  Platforming initiation complete ;).



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I don't think that it's the Wii U gaining respect as much as the XB1 is losing it. Despite being more in line with the PS4 from technical standpoint it's sales are sliding to Wii U levels. Things are only going to get worse now that the PS4 is available in Japan. The Wii U is going be niche. I don't see how Nintendo can gain much ground at his point. I just hope it sells at least well enough to stay on retailer shelves.



Darc Requiem said:
I don't think that it's the Wii U gaining respect as much as the XB1 is losing it. Despite being more in line with the PS4 from technical standpoint it's sales are sliding to Wii U levels. Things are only going to get worse now that the PS4 is available in Japan. The Wii U is going be niche. I don't see how Nintendo can gain much ground at his point. I just hope it sells at least well enough to stay on retailer shelves.


as bad as XB1 is selling at the moment, all it needs is massive  price cut, 349$ with out kinect will get them back on track.



Um, no.



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

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starworld said:
Darc Requiem said:
I don't think that it's the Wii U gaining respect as much as the XB1 is losing it. Despite being more in line with the PS4 from technical standpoint it's sales are sliding to Wii U levels. Things are only going to get worse now that the PS4 is available in Japan. The Wii U is going be niche. I don't see how Nintendo can gain much ground at his point. I just hope it sells at least well enough to stay on retailer shelves.


as bad as XB1 is selling at the moment, all it needs is massive  price cut, 349$ with out kinect will get them back on track.


this. fact is xone is doing better than Wii U in the same time fram at a much higher price. it still selling better without Japan and there are still things they can do to sell more. Cant really say that for WIi U.



Nope im still laughing xD



Not really, it still deserves the pretty heavy criticism.



Well, I don't seem to group the wii u with the xbox 360 and ps3 as I used to do. However, I still don't see it as a next gen console.



oniyide said:
starworld said:
Darc Requiem said:
I don't think that it's the Wii U gaining respect as much as the XB1 is losing it. Despite being more in line with the PS4 from technical standpoint it's sales are sliding to Wii U levels. Things are only going to get worse now that the PS4 is available in Japan. The Wii U is going be niche. I don't see how Nintendo can gain much ground at his point. I just hope it sells at least well enough to stay on retailer shelves.


as bad as XB1 is selling at the moment, all it needs is massive  price cut, 349$ with out kinect will get them back on track.


this. fact is xone is doing better than Wii U in the same time fram at a much higher price. it still selling better without Japan and there are still things they can do to sell more. Cant really say that for WIi U.

Japan is a non-issue for the XB1. It's not going to sell there regardless. The fact that the XB1 with far better 3rd party support is selling at near Wii U levels is troubling. Especially in it's traditional US and UK strongholds.