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zumnupy10 said:
To be honest, a spring 2013 release would not be bad.

Nintendo could avoid direct competition with Halo 4 and the new PS3 model.

Also It would give more time for developers to finish unannounced projects for Wii U.

Nintendo doesn't consider Sony and Microsoft competition. I'm sure they care about Halo 4 even less. Iwata has stated this many times.

Nintendo's only consern with Microsoft and Sony is the copying of their products.

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The economy still sucks, coming off the global meltdown of the banking industry, and unemployment is high. Suddenly releasing a console isn't going to make tons of more people buy them. There is a cold reality that, if people are in my boat, they they may want to get a new console, but economic reality limits it. If I was doing better, I would likely of purchased a 3DS and probably a Vita to. I wouldn't of got rid of my PS3 which was backwards compatible playing PS2 games. And as much as I would want a WiiU, it isn't going to happen. I live on trade-ins now to get enough credit to get stuff.

TheShape31 said:
mike_intellivision said:
TheShape31 said:

Sessler's tweet just before that one:
"I think the Wii U will arrive this year in America and Japan at least. I can see a delay in Europe."


While I am inclined to agree with you. .... I cannot find the Tweet.

Mike from Morgantown

That's interesting, he's since deleted that tweet.  Still, he's only talking about Europe.  And there's a decent chance he's correct. It's disheartening, though, why so many other people love creating and participating in these baseless hate-fest threads.

Sessler did mention taking back a Tweet, so the info could have been in there.  That would have put it in a very different light and hopefully would have changed the tone of this entire discussion to a more mature one (of course, this is VGC).

There have been rumblings about Europe, so his comment there is not off base. And he is entitled to his opinion about the WiiU potentially not being a world beater. I happen to think it will be more unique than the other consoles -- and I wonder if just improving graphics is really enough to sell someone on upgrading.

Sessler was once a very hip, fun guy to listen to with his rants. I wonder if he has been worn down by the industry. And Nintendo probably is not the easiest of companies to work with -- which I am sure colors the judgement of some "journalists."



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zumnupy10 said:
To be honest, a spring 2013 release would not be bad.

Nintendo could avoid direct competition with Halo 4 and the new PS3 model.

Also It would give more time for developers to finish unannounced projects for Wii U.

They might as well just can the product if they're going to do that and go back to the drawing board. 

Really Wii U probably needed to be out in fall 2011 ... Nintendo just let the Wii wither and die the last year, basically they just left their whole console division out to hang. 

Basically a wasted year just trying to kick start the 3DS. 

The entire transition from DS/Wii to 3DS/Wii U has been poorly executed. They needed to get both the 3DS and Wii U going earlier on. 

I think it's a given that the Wii U won't be delayed for the Americas. On another note, I really don't like Sessler. After seeing/hearing him on the bonus round a few months back, he sounds like a stuttering fool. Incredibly hard to listen to, much less agree with what he says.

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Adam Sessler was the Editor-in-Chief at G4 for a number of years for those of you who were unaware of what he did there

Always liked this guy on the Feedback show on G4tv although he was generally the comedy relief, he has a lot of history in the business and is well respected. As much as i don't agree with what he's said here, it's not a totally outlandish statement and the man unlike Patcher will admit when he's wrong.

Seems like this forum has become a platform to sling mud at anything anti-Nintendo these days

Funny how experts always see the glass half empty with Nintendo

I respect his opinion but I hope he is wrong. I couldn't take christmas without Wii U AND Luigis Mansion. Please give me one of them.

Ongoing bet with think-man: He wins if MH4 releases in any shape or form on PSV in 2013, I win if it doesn't.

If he was referring to a delay in Europe it's possible, but it would be because the yen/euro exchange rate is so unfavourable to Nintendo that it would likely force them to have to eat a net loss on each system sold.

That I could see happening (thus the Wii U being delayed into 2013 for Europe).

oniyide said:
T.Rexington said:
It's not hard to understand why Wii U has it's doubters. 1) 360/PS3 will still give comparable experiences that narrow the gap the original Wii once had. 2) The main attraction, tablet controller, is already being emulated by MS and could be seen as a me too product by the consumers thanks to iPads. 3) The name itself doesn't inspire much confidence. Wii U doesn't carry the same cool factor of a sequel console the way SNES or Xbox 360 had.The Wii brand might've lost it's strength and could push people away who didn't care for the previous Wii experience. 4) No real big hitters. The Wii launch line-up seemed way better. Zelda really lead that line-up and the packed in game was a classic. I don't get the same vibe with Nintendoland. It looks like a cheap version of Mario Party or something.

I'm pretty surprised people think he's an asshole for saying this too when he realizes that he could be wrong and that he's just got a bad feeling. In fact, he'd be more than happy to be wrong it appears.

I was with you until the last part. Wii had a better line up?? Really?? Here we are getting Pikmin3(not really into that, but some people are) Mario (not into that but lots of people are) Wii U fit(same as Mario), in addition to 3rd party games that will actually be at the very least be the same on the other versions, something you could never say for Wii.  Zelda? That was a port of a GC game, hell most of launch line up was ports of last gen games, with some motion control added.

If we were talking Super Mario Galaxy 3, I'd agree, but there doesn't seem to be much excitement behind the launch Mario game. Is Pikmin 3 guaranteed to be out at launch? I didn't know that, and while it helps, it's hardly Nintendo's biggest and most memorable franchise. Especially one that's never even gotten past the 2 million mark. Wii U Fit? Seriously? That has more competition than ever across three other consoles (including the original Wii) and I just don't see a fitness game being a strong launch title in a time where most of the customers are core gamers.  Also, call me crazy, but saying the third party games will be the same on the other console doesn't exactly sound too exciting. 

The Wii simply had more exclusives to be excited about.Red Steel, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Wii Sports, and while the games didn't perform up to par with their regular controller counterpart, people were excited by the idea of controlling games in a whole new way. The line-up was simply more attractive at first glance, the motion controls were fresh, and there really wasn't anyone else that had a similar product to Nintendo at the time. Don't forget that Wii U is a tablet console. That's its big selling point. Comparisons will be be made to all of the tablets out there, especially the iPad, and it doesn't help that MS is packing out the smartglass tablet features. Wii U looks more like a "Me Too" than a innovative console.