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How can Nintendo expect to sell WiiU's when they are so damn overpriced??

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veritaz said:
errorpwns said:

Funny you say that. Wasn't PSN and Xbox Live down this holiday weekend? Hilarious. Yeah Nintendos network is soooo bad.

 

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/237/~/psn-status%3A-online

 

Intermittent now. Oh boy intermittent online is so great! Haha pay to have intermittent connection? No thanks. I'll stick with my pretty stable steam connection.


How is a group DDOSING Sony and Microsoft proof their internet infrastrucutre isn't better? The group doesn't care about the Nintendo network enough to do anything to it and if they did it would certainly be down longer. Plus you are leaving out the 72 free games a year and 3gb cloud saves for every game.

The free multiplayer argument is flawed, it didn't work for the expensive PS3 and shouldn't be allowed for the Wii U either. It's crazy it's still this expensive 2 years in and doesn't even have good storage.


No you're renting the games. Not getting them for free. Get with it. Cancel your plus subscription and those games go into the wind. Unlike the occasional game that VALVE actually gives me. Also the ability to sell ingame items I earn for real cash. Which gives me more option to buy games. Steam is far superior to any consoles online.



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errorpwns said:

No you're renting the games. Not getting them for free. Get with it. Cancel your plus subscription and those games go into the wind. Unlike the occasional game that VALVE actually gives me. Also the ability to sell ingame items I earn for real cash. Which gives me more option to buy games. Steam is far superior to any consoles online.


Yeah ok error, I'm renting 72 games a year that I keep as long as I'm subscribed and just keeps growing every year. Even If I ubsub I can just come back and have all those games still. That's the best renting service I've ever seen. Trying to make it seem bad compared to Steam is really funny. I've been a Steam user since 2007 and They barely give out any free games and if they do it's usually really old. The ingame items stuff isn't for me because it seems useless, annoying and just horribly made in general. If you think that is far superior to 72 games a year and 3gb cloud storage that's fine but it just puzzles me how little it offers in comparison.

PS: I just realized that what you said and what I replied with has nothing to do with the Wii U and the whole argument in the first place. The late reply to the thread confused me.



Seems Nintendo knows exactly what to expect, since Wii U is on track to meet their expectations (3.6 Million projected this financial year).



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"Zekkyou" said this: "Doesn't change the fact your original comment is nonsense. The estimated lifetime (5~ years) energy cost of an X1 is about $150." I'm glad he knows how much energy a system uses over a 5 year time span when he's assuming how much time someone is gonna spend on a console gaming per day (which he didn't even specify) when everybody's gaming time varies by an incredible amount of time especially over a 5 year time span. The majority of X-box and Playstation owners are probably teenagers from 13-20 who have loads of free time on their hands and love online gaming for the most part like COD and Halo and now GTA5. I would say owners of those consoles average 3-6 hours a day at least givin that amount of time per day over 5 years i'm thinking it would be more than $150 but who knows because nobody knows how much it costs to run consoles unless you never turn a light on and the only thing you run is your game console and even then you have to have your TV on and your internet running to play online games. But to tell someone their comment is "nonsense" and then to state the cost of a consoles energy consumption over a 5 year timespan (not even knowing how many hours per day the console is on using electricity) like it's a fact in my opinion is "nonsense."