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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - IGN "Recent sales data indicates Super Smash Bros. may not have given Wii U the boost it needs."

Eddie_Raja said:
platformmaster918 said:
I already had it when I bought Smash. I feel like a lot are in that situation. It's hardcore Nintendites buying this thing and that's not enough.


You just described the Wii U's main problem.

yep.  That audience is just going to keep shrinking as the gens go on.  They need more new fans.  It doesn't help that many Nintendo fans are some of the cheapest gamers I know.  I know guys that will trash on the other consoles and call all their fans people who like graphics and blood over good gameplay but then they don't even buy the damn system because apparently it has to be like $200 or less.  I bought the damn thing and I don't trash on anyone lol because I have a PS4 too and love both and can legitimately say both have great games and PS4 has plenty of variety and non-bloody games that are mature in other ways.




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While Smash Bros. was never gonna "save" WiiU by itself, I must say it did under perform/disappoint.



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Eddie_Raja said:
nanarchy said:
Eddie_Raja said:
LOL is this a surprise. I called this months ago that because it came out on 3DS first (The WAYYYY more popular platform), it wouldn't do all that much.


yep, even with that there were plenty on these forums saying it was going to be a huge system seller, bigger than COD and Halo even. Wii U needs some good marketing, some 3rd party support and maybe a price drop if it wants to boost its baseline numbers.

It needs to be $150 with just a standard wireless controller.  This thing is 5 times weaker than the Xbox One, and it is nearly the same price at this point.  The Tablet Is. Not. Worth it.


Then why would anyone buy it? PS360 has more games. The Tablet is the only diffrenciator between the Wii U and PS360.



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I do hate it when Jouralists use uncreditable sources to make articles. 

Especially the one where only 180'000 of the millions of gamers were used to see what consoles sold the most. 180'000 =/= millions. 

There have also been articles about how Ebay sold all of it's wiius in three minutes, yet don't say how many units were sold, this could mean that 1. Ebay has dumbshit sale analysts who couldn't stock a supermarket, or b. there's genuine demand for the wiiu. And as usual Nintendo won't report on how much green they've made untill around five months after initial sales. 

Sometimes there are valid reasons to hate gaming Journalism.



XanderXT said:
Eddie_Raja said:
nanarchy said:

yep, even with that there were plenty on these forums saying it was going to be a huge system seller, bigger than COD and Halo even. Wii U needs some good marketing, some 3rd party support and maybe a price drop if it wants to boost its baseline numbers.

It needs to be $150 with just a standard wireless controller.  This thing is 5 times weaker than the Xbox One, and it is nearly the same price at this point.  The Tablet Is. Not. Worth it.


Then why would anyone buy it? PS360 has more games. The Tablet is the only diffrenciator between the Wii U and PS360.

I really REALLY doubt that anyone would chose the Wii U over the PS360 because of the tablet. And this is coming from someone who actually likes the concept of off TV playing, but like Eddie_Raja said, paying $100 for it, is just not worth it.



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XanderXT said:
Eddie_Raja said:
nanarchy said:


yep, even with that there were plenty on these forums saying it was going to be a huge system seller, bigger than COD and Halo even. Wii U needs some good marketing, some 3rd party support and maybe a price drop if it wants to boost its baseline numbers.

It needs to be $150 with just a standard wireless controller.  This thing is 5 times weaker than the Xbox One, and it is nearly the same price at this point.  The Tablet Is. Not. Worth it.


Then why would anyone buy it? PS360 has more games. The Tablet is the only diffrenciator between the Wii U and PS360.

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Prediction for console Lifetime sales:

Wii:100-120 million, PS3:80-110 million, 360:70-100 million

[Prediction Made 11/5/2009]

3DS: 65m, PSV: 22m, Wii U: 18-22m, PS4: 80-120m, X1: 35-55m

I gauruntee the PS5 comes out after only 5-6 years after the launch of the PS4.

[Prediction Made 6/18/2014]

LinkTheHuman said:

I do hate it when Jouralists use uncreditable sources to make articles. 

Especially the one where only 180'000 of the millions of gamers were used to see what consoles sold the most. 180'000 =/= millions. 

There have also been articles about how Ebay sold all of it's wiius in three minutes, yet don't say how many units were sold, this could mean that 1. Ebay has dumbshit sale analysts who couldn't stock a supermarket, or b. there's genuine demand for the wiiu. And as usual Nintendo won't report on how much green they've made untill around five months after initial sales. 

Sometimes there are valid reasons to hate gaming Journalism.

More like most, if not all times. Gaming journalism came into fruition during the descent of actual journalism and is inherently more trivial so its compounded moreso. It is all clicks and no substance. Gaming journalism will never be credible. I realized this, learned which reviewers I have similar opinions to, and browse websites for entertainment. It is a nice bubble I have created and recommend it.



Hmm, I see. On this same forum not long ago the word was "A lot of people are just waiting for Smash!". Now the word is "Who thought Smash would do that much on it's own anyway?". Fair enough.  Way to dismiss IGN's commentary as if they are the ones who thought Smash would do better in the first place.



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zippy said:
Well 500k Wii Us sold in 2 weeks is not too shabby, its just that PS4/XB1 are doing insane numbers. Just because Wii U is being beaten doesnt mean the numbers its done are terrible.

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Smash Bros did what it was meant to do, sell a few million units of software and give Wii U a stronger holiday than last year.



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