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No chance. The Wii U will... 415 53.34%
 
I agree, the Wii U will s... 363 46.66%
 
Total:778
Mazty said:
Cheebee said:

Mario Kart 8, Wii Fit U and the next 3D Mario, all of which will be marketed to insanity, will ensure it'll take off like crazy later this year, setting it on the path to sustained great sales. I'm pretty sure of it.


Depends. If it looks like Mario Kart Wii, then it won't. In fact it'll make more people think that the Wii U is just a pad for wii games. We have all seemed to have forgotten that the Wii U launched with one of the biggest selling franchise games of the Wii, and yet sales have yet to take off. I don't see why other less popular franchises will work if NSMBU didn't.

Mario Kart sold better than NSMBWii.



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Pavolink said:
Mazty said:
Cheebee said:

Mario Kart 8, Wii Fit U and the next 3D Mario, all of which will be marketed to insanity, will ensure it'll take off like crazy later this year, setting it on the path to sustained great sales. I'm pretty sure of it.


Depends. If it looks like Mario Kart Wii, then it won't. In fact it'll make more people think that the Wii U is just a pad for wii games. We have all seemed to have forgotten that the Wii U launched with one of the biggest selling franchise games of the Wii, and yet sales have yet to take off. I don't see why other less popular franchises will work if NSMBU didn't.

Mario Kart sold better than NSMBWii.

I stand corrected then. All hope rides on the kart of a fat italian sterotype. Things have never looked so promising...?



I doubt that there is going to be a 3D Mario and a new Mario Kart again next year. Maybe one of the two but not both. They already had that strategy in 2011.
Nintendo will most likely push a Wii U Sports or Wii U Fit title next year.



Mazty said:



peachbuggy said:

This is where you are showing your ignorance. The smartglass and tablet ideas are indicative of what always happen in the games industry. Nintendo innovates then the other companies try to shamelessly rip the ideas off. 
Have you even held the Wii u gamepad? It is an amazing idea for a controller and holds so many possibilities with its multi input capabilities. I am positive Nintendo will find many ways to innovate with this setup, not so sure about 3rd parties. You just wait till 1st party games start coming regularly, Wii u will be fine.




You need to work on how quoting works...
Ignorance? When did I say that MS or Sony were not copying Nintendo? Please do not throw terms around so incorrectly as I never claimed originallity or used it in my argument. I simply said it is not a unique feature of the Wii U, which is a fact.
Wii U will not be fine. It's power draw is too low and puts it squarely in this generation; there has been no "PGR3" for the wii u. Therefore when the next-box is revealed, if it has a significantly higher power draw, the wii u will be left with the 7th gen, and not seen as an 8th gen console, as it won't be able to keep up with the other consoles. Joining the 7th gen party 7 years late is a very big mistake. Most gamers are not going to get a wii u when most of their friends/franchises are already on their existing console(s).

No we wasn't discussing originality we were discussing innovations and i was telling you how Nintendo innovates. You were the one who brought up smartglass and i was the one who explained to you that was ripping off innovation. How hard is that to understand? You obviously are a Ps360 fan which would explain how you don't know what you are talking about. Perhaps you could explain to me the last time the most powerful console won their generation? There is just no telling some people!



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Mazty said:

I stand corrected then. All hope rides on the kart of a fat italian sterotype. Things have never looked so promising...?

You're being ridiculous. We've all seen what a Mario Kart title can do during the holidays.



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NintendoPie said:
Mazty said:

I stand corrected then. All hope rides on the kart of a fat italian sterotype. Things have never looked so promising...?

You're being ridiculous. We've all seen what a Mario Kart title can do during the holidays.


I know Mario Karts can do well; I was just injecting some humour into it...



peachbuggy said:

Mazty said:



peachbuggy said:

This is where you are showing your ignorance. The smartglass and tablet ideas are indicative of what always happen in the games industry. Nintendo innovates then the other companies try to shamelessly rip the ideas off. 
Have you even held the Wii u gamepad? It is an amazing idea for a controller and holds so many possibilities with its multi input capabilities. I am positive Nintendo will find many ways to innovate with this setup, not so sure about 3rd parties. You just wait till 1st party games start coming regularly, Wii u will be fine.




You need to work on how quoting works...
Ignorance? When did I say that MS or Sony were not copying Nintendo? Please do not throw terms around so incorrectly as I never claimed originallity or used it in my argument. I simply said it is not a unique feature of the Wii U, which is a fact.
Wii U will not be fine. It's power draw is too low and puts it squarely in this generation; there has been no "PGR3" for the wii u. Therefore when the next-box is revealed, if it has a significantly higher power draw, the wii u will be left with the 7th gen, and not seen as an 8th gen console, as it won't be able to keep up with the other consoles. Joining the 7th gen party 7 years late is a very big mistake. Most gamers are not going to get a wii u when most of their friends/franchises are already on their existing console(s).

No we wasn't discussing originality we were discussing innovations and i was telling you how Nintendo innovates. You were the one who brought up smartglass and i was the one who explained to you that was ripping off innovation. How hard is that to understand? You obviously are a Ps360 fan which would explain how you don't know what you are talking about. Perhaps you could explain to me the last time the most powerful console won their generation? There is just no telling some people!

Until you learn how to use the quote system I'm not going to address what you say beyond this reply. 

Innovation isn't going to sell if it's not unique. I'm also a PC gamer; I have no bias when it comes to consoles. 
Also dumbing a generation down to simply specs is a gross simplification of an incredibly complex market. 



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If 25% of the people who own Mario Kart Wii decide they want the new version of the game you have 7+ million sales right there.

Hurry up Nintendo, announce it!