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Nintendo not replacing WiiU for at least a few more years! ~Iwata

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2017?

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spemanig said:

...Because the current one isn't selling and there's a precident for Nintendo product redesigns? Logic.

It is selling, just not really well.

It is now selling at a profit and has many BIG games coming this year alone, thus sales should marginally increase, thus more profits.

Nintendo has never redesigned home consoles until the end very end of their life ... my points above and summary of what Iwata said show Nintendo does not see WiiU at the end of its life.



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superchunk said:
spemanig said:
I still think they'll release a cheaper redesign of the Wii U.

Why? I provided supporting logic for my statement.

a redesign would be sweet, 64gb, comes in div. colours with a colour matching gamepad. all set up for holyday 2015.

like they redesigned the wii.



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I call it "BAYOWATA". Just in time for summer!



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generic-user-1 said:

a redesign would be sweet, 64gb, comes in div. colours with a colour matching gamepad. all set up for holyday 2015.

like they redesigned the wii.

They redesigned Wii by making it have less features. i.e. worse.



superchunk said:
generic-user-1 said:

a redesign would be sweet, 64gb, comes in div. colours with a colour matching gamepad. all set up for holyday 2015.

like they redesigned the wii.

They redesigned Wii by making it have less features. i.e. worse.

thats true.  but i still dont think they will keep the basic version. 8gb is just to little space...



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NintendoPie said:
It would be a good idea for Nintendo to not cancel the Wii U only a year after it gets it's heavy hitting games like some people are suggesting. I'm not surprised by this at all, but it's nice to hear it from the source.

Although, that source is kinda sketchy sometimes.

I do not think they will replace the Wii U soon either but the only reason they are not replacing the Wii U is because it would tick current Wii U owners off. If Nintendo replaces the Wii U before 2017 I will NEVER buy another Nintendo product ever again.



Gnac said:

Thanks to the avatars of two particular consecutive posts here, I am now imagining some sort of confusing chimera, blending boyish charm with pvc sexiness.

I call it "BAYOWATA". Just in time for summer!

change the hair and glasses, put earrings and VOILÁ!



 

 

We reap what we sow

I always thought it was common sense that they wouldn't replace the WiiU soon.



superchunk said:
spemanig said:

...Because the current one isn't selling and there's a precident for Nintendo product redesigns? Logic.

It is selling, just not really well.

It is now selling at a profit and has many BIG games coming this year alone, thus sales should marginally increase, thus more profits.

Nintendo has never redesigned home consoles until the end very end of their life ... my points above and summary of what Iwata said show Nintendo does not see WiiU at the end of its life.


It's not selling. I obviously know that it's selling something. It's not sell "just not really well." It's sales are abysmal. Shameful. Terrible. Atrocious. Bad.

Marginal isn't good enough when your system is selling as poorly as the Wii U. I love Smash and Kart, but they aren't going to change people's minds about the thing if their minds are already made up. I don't think the Wii U's not worth $300, but the vast majority do. Nintendo can't afford to cut the price as is. Releasing a cheaper Wii U along side the original with cheaper parts and, sorry, no gamepad would allow them to sell the system for cheaper while acrewing more profit. Bundle that with a redesigned pro controller plus with new NFC capabilities and a software patch update, and they have the Wii U's version of the 2DS, only more people would buy this one.

Nintendo has also never posted three years in a row of losses. We need to get out of the mindset that the Wii U will have a "long life." I still think their new hardware will be out by 2016. Nintendo's not going to say that the Wii U is ending soon. That would be stupid. No one would buy a console with an expiration date, but there is one.

Wii U will get great games. It's a great console, but it's stupid to keep thinking that a company as big as Nintendo will continue a console expected to sell 3 million units in the next year for many years to come. You can't even say it's the new Dreamcast. It's selling less than that. Nintendo is not even expecting it to outsell the Dreamcast by this time next year. That kind of failure can't be allowed to continue "because it's finally starting to sell at a profit."

Two Wii U models. Side by side. Wii U Deluxe includes the Gamepad as per usual for $300. "Wii U Pro" includes Pro controller and no gamepad for $200. Gamepads are now sold separately for like $100. Both sell at a profit. Nintendo pleases everyone. The end.



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generic-user-1 said:

thats true.  but i still dont think they will keep the basic version. 8gb is just to little space...

THey dropped that version a long time ago. 32GB is all that there is now.