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I don't think there's any need to worry. Afterall, Mario Kart 8 is about to release. I think that'll change things up a bit.

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HipHopGodd said:
I don't think there's any need to worry. Afterall, Mario Kart 8 is about to release. I think that'll change things up a bit.


This forecast obviously factors in Mario Kart 8. They're not expecting any miracles. I think MK8 will cause a nice 4-8 week bump in hardware sales, but level off after that. 



or they are lowballing it and this is a troll thread.

 

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After the first ND of 2014, it was clear to me that they had already given up on the WiiU.

Nintendo is not going to invest anything more in the WiiU but the very, very bare essential.

Whatever could be cancelled, is cancelled.
Whatever could be moved, is moved to 3DS or new platform.
Whatever they thought it would sell, they now accept it will be a bit over 15 Mil TLD.

The worst thing of all is that Nintendo - when you look back - never really tried with the WiiU. We cannot even say that they tried and failed, which happens. They didn't really try in the first place.

Whatever vision they had for the WiiU, was probably gone before it even launched.
It was lackluster from the very start :(

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Stefan.De.Machtige said:
After the first ND of 2014, it was clear to me that they had already given up on the WiiU.

Nintendo is not going to invest anything more in the WiiU but the very, very bare essential.

Whatever could be cancelled, is cancelled.
Whatever could be moved, is moved to 3DS or new platform.
Whatever they thought it would sell, they now accept it will be a bit over 15 Mil TLD.

The worst thing of all is that Nintendo - when you look back - never really tried with the WiiU. We cannot even say that they tried and failed, which happens. They didn't really try in the first place.

Whatever vision they had for the WiiU, was probably gone before it even launched.
It was lackluster from the very start :(

Posts like this are laughable, at best. It's weird that so many keep trying, knowing the words will probably bite them in the ass later.



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Zero999 said:
Stefan.De.Machtige said:
After the first ND of 2014, it was clear to me that they had already given up on the WiiU.

Nintendo is not going to invest anything more in the WiiU but the very, very bare essential.

Whatever could be cancelled, is cancelled.
Whatever could be moved, is moved to 3DS or new platform.
Whatever they thought it would sell, they now accept it will be a bit over 15 Mil TLD.

The worst thing of all is that Nintendo - when you look back - never really tried with the WiiU. We cannot even say that they tried and failed, which happens. They didn't really try in the first place.

Whatever vision they had for the WiiU, was probably gone before it even launched.
It was lackluster from the very start :(

Posts like this are laughable, at best. It's weird that so many keep trying, knowing the words will probably bite them in the ass later.

You need to chill out dude. The system you keep defending is a trainwreck from a market performance POV, sooner or later you're the one who's going to have to accept that reality. 

There's been some huge bullish Wii U supporters on this board before and they've since dissapeared, most likely because the system has wildly underperformed after they made a huge fuss about it being a sure fire success. The people who were doubtful about the system early on have been vindicated as being right at virtually every quarterly Nintendo report. 

Some people just can't seperate their love for a company's games with actual cold, hard market data. 



I reckon they're lowballing.

Each game they (and we) have expected to make a big splash hasn't (Mario 3D, Pikmin 3, Wii Fit, Wind Waker), so betting on Mario Kart 8 and Smash going nova is a little na´ve.

If you break the forecast down (and this is speculation, I've not read their reports), I think they're probably saying 2 mil for Xmas, maybe .6 for Mario Kart and Smash and then 1 mil spread out over the year, which is an average of ~19k per week.

That is a very low estimate, if they had a forecast of say, 5 million (2.5 xmas, 1 MK/Smash, 1.5 rest - ~30k per week), which still looks fairly accurate, and missed it, then investors would be flipping out.

They've forecast low, so that they only need to adjust upwards.

Soundwave said:
Zero999 said:
Stefan.De.Machtige said:
After the first ND of 2014, it was clear to me that they had already given up on the WiiU.

Nintendo is not going to invest anything more in the WiiU but the very, very bare essential.

Whatever could be cancelled, is cancelled.
Whatever could be moved, is moved to 3DS or new platform.
Whatever they thought it would sell, they now accept it will be a bit over 15 Mil TLD.

The worst thing of all is that Nintendo - when you look back - never really tried with the WiiU. We cannot even say that they tried and failed, which happens. They didn't really try in the first place.

Whatever vision they had for the WiiU, was probably gone before it even launched.
It was lackluster from the very start :(

Posts like this are laughable, at best. It's weird that so many keep trying, knowing the words will probably bite them in the ass later.

You need to chill out dude. The system you keep defending is a trainwreck from a market performance POV, sooner or later you're the one who's going to have to accept that reality. 

There's been some huge bullish Wii U supporters on this board before and they've since dissapeared, most likely because the system has wildly underperformed after they made a huge fuss about it being a sure fire success. The people who were doubtful about the system early on have been vindicated as being right at virtually every quarterly Nintendo report. 

Some people just can't seperate their love for a company's games with actual cold, hard market data. 


I remember threads that spoke of the coming WiiU dominance long

before the console released. Heck, by most pre-launch predictions PS4 is supposed

to the the console that these sort of threads are supposed to be about. 



Not repeating an overly generous/optimistic forecast like last year, is not "waving the white flag".

It's a hell of a lot smarter to under-shoot your projections, and then surpass them, than it is to far-overshoot, and then look stupid when you far undersell that.



Soundwave said:
Zero999 said:

Posts like this are laughable, at best. It's weird that so many keep trying, knowing the words will probably bite them in the ass later.

You need to chill out dude. The system you keep defending is a trainwreck from a market performance POV, sooner or later you're the one who's going to have to accept that reality. 

There's been some huge bullish Wii U supporters on this board before and they've since dissapeared, most likely because the system has wildly underperformed after they made a huge fuss about it being a sure fire success. The people who were doubtful about the system early on have been vindicated as being right at virtually every quarterly Nintendo report. 

Some people just can't seperate their love for a company's games with actual cold, hard market data. 

bold: you are one of those people.

people kept saying crap about the wii even during it's peak years. So it's kinda normal but still laughable that people will bash wii u with BS.