Nintendo Warns of Weak Wii U Sales

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#251 Posted by c_rakestraw (14599 posts) -

2013 isnt looking better.

  • Where's the Far Cry 3 port?
  • Where's the DMC port?
  • Where's the MGS Rising port?
  • the Bioshock port?
  • the Crysis 3 port?
  • The Tomb Raider port?
  • Dead Space 3 port?
  • Army of Two port?

S0lidSnake

I said it ealier in the thread, but I think its because those games were already so close to completion by the time the Wii U came out that it just doesn't make sense to port games to it. Harder to justify when everyone's getting ready for another set of consoles. That's money and resources that could be put toward new games.

#252 Posted by Grammaton-Cleric (7513 posts) -

If PS4 and Xbox 720 blocks used games I bet the Wii U won`t have weak sales for long.BuldozerX

The Wii U is still an overpriced and (currently) redundant console.

People may just as well keep playing their PS3 and XB360 rather than purchase a Wii U.

#253 Posted by Grammaton-Cleric (7513 posts) -

[QUOTE="S0lidSnake"]

2013 isnt looking better.

  • Where's the Far Cry 3 port?
  • Where's the DMC port?
  • Where's the MGS Rising port?
  • the Bioshock port?
  • the Crysis 3 port?
  • The Tomb Raider port?
  • Dead Space 3 port?
  • Army of Two port?

c_rake

I said it ealier in the thread, but I think its because those games were already so close to completion by the time the Wii U came out that it just doesn't make sense to port games to it. Harder to justify when everyone's getting ready for another set of consoles. That's money and resources that could be put toward new games.

That is certainly a factor but there is a deeper neglect at work here as it pertains to third party developers and I suspect that these soft sales are only strengthening their collective apathy towards Nintendo's newest console.  

#254 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

[QUOTE="S0lidSnake"]

2013 isnt looking better.

  • Where's the Far Cry 3 port?
  • Where's the DMC port?
  • Where's the MGS Rising port?
  • the Bioshock port?
  • the Crysis 3 port?
  • The Tomb Raider port?
  • Dead Space 3 port?
  • Army of Two port?

c_rake

I said it ealier in the thread, but I think its because those games were already so close to completion by the time the Wii U came out that it just doesn't make sense to port games to it. Harder to justify when everyone's getting ready for another set of consoles. That's money and resources that could be put toward new games.

Wasnt the Wii announced two years ago? All these games were in early stages back then and couldve easily been ported to the Wii U. 

Well, not easily. Weren't we just discussing that Nintendo didnt even bother giving out specs with their devkits? No wonder none of these guys bothered with the port, no one knew exactly what this thing was capable of.

#255 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
[QUOTE="dvader654"][QUOTE="S0lidSnake"]

2013 isnt looking better.

  • Where's the Far Cry 3 port?
  • Where's the DMC port?
  • Where's the MGS Rising port?
  • the Bioshock port?
  • the Crysis 3 port?
  • The Tomb Raider port?
  • Dead Space 3 port?
  • Army of Two port?
CarnageHeart
The Wii U is a whole different animal. The Wii was doing well for most everyone when it was on fire, but it died quicker than the other systems, of course the revenues were going to droop. I am just saying that report is kind of a DUH article. I wish I had a job like that.

The article makes the case that a first party should roll out new hardware before the old hardware is dead, something which hasn't been obvious to Nintendo and in the past Sega. Otherwise consumers.and third parties drift to other consoles and some of them don't come back. There are casuals who won't give the Wii U the time of day because they've spent the past few years playing with the Kinect and/or smartphones and are perfectly happy with them.

Absolutely true.
#256 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -
#257 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
Amazing job by Ancel to stand up for his game. It is total BS what Ubisoft is doing and I am glad he is not sitting on this.
#258 Posted by MirkoS77 (7135 posts) -

Michael Ancel and some other members of the Rayman team are openly protesting Ubisoft's decision to push back the Wii U version and talking smack about Ubisoft's management off the record. Be interesting to see how this plays out. This strikes me as a watered down version of Shinji Mikami's 'cut off head' moment.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-12-michel-ancel-and-rayman-dev-team-appear-in-protest-at-ubisofts-decision-to-delay-rayman-legends

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CarnageHeart

Even though I don't intend to buy a Wii U for some time, if ever, I'm heavily tempted to buy Rayman simple to support the devs.  Having to crunch and spend all that time away from their families to get it out the door soon only to be told it wouldn't then be released until later is terrible.  Damn Ubi, just when you were starting to earn back my respect.

#259 Posted by JamesElfman (98 posts) -
nintendo should drop the price and offer an ambassader program to everyone that bought the 32 gig model.that and for all the space its firmware updates have whored out.
#260 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

Amazing job by Ancel to stand up for his game. It is total BS what Ubisoft is doing and I am glad he is not sitting on this.dvader654

Its easy to be generous when its other people's money is at risk.

Ubisoft is a company which moreso than any other big 3rd party publisher, has supported young hardware with painstaking crafted, if not quality (Zombi U and AC Vita got mixed reviews, but they are 3rd party core games built from the ground up, rare things on both system at the moment) games.

I think its kind of funny that the company most supportive of the Wii U is the one taking all the flack (most third parties aren't even putting multiplats on the Wii U). When a company that actively supports the Vita lessen support for a system, maybe, just maybe, there is something very wrong with the system. Nintendo fans ought to take some time out from the hate mail campaign and research what Nintendo could do better and encourage them to do it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/ubisoft-vita-not-dead-ac-liberation-profitable

#261 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

[QUOTE="dvader654"]Amazing job by Ancel to stand up for his game. It is total BS what Ubisoft is doing and I am glad he is not sitting on this.CarnageHeart

Its easy to be generous when its other people's money is at risk.

Ubisoft is a company which moreso than any other big 3rd party publisher, has supported young hardware with painstaking crafted, if not quality (Zombi U and AC Vita got mixed reviews, but they are 3rd party core games built from the ground up, rare things on both system at the moment) games.

I think its kind of funny that the company most supportive of the Wii U is the one taking all the flack (most third parties aren't even putting multiplats on the Wii U). When a company that actively supports the Vita lessen support for a system, maybe, just maybe, there is something very wrong with the system. Nintendo fans ought to take some time out from the hate mail campaign and research what Nintendo could do better and encourage them to do it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/ubisoft-vita-not-dead-ac-liberation-profitable

What can Nintendo do in this case, they want more third party support, they want his game out now. that is what would help the system even if ever so slightly. The game is finished, they already supported the wii u, the decision is simply to delay this launch to save some money on an joint ad campaign and the assumption that one launch would sell better than two launches, which I disagree with. This has nothing to do with future support or a willingness to make a game on the wii u since they already made it.
#262 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8758 posts) -

I really hope Nintendo is capable of turning things around with Wii U. The system has a ton of potential given its feature set (especially Miiverse) and I'd hate to see the strongest first party in the industry suffer.

#263 Posted by CastieI (124 posts) -
The Nintendo Wii sold well in spite of it's game library. The Nintendo Wii U is selling poorly because of it's game library. Balance has been returned to the gaming universe. I don't WANT to see Nintendo do poorly, like many children of the eighties, I cut my teeth on Nintendo games. But I absolutely did not like the precedent the Wii set for the quality of a systems game library to be irrelevant to whether or not it can sell well and lead the market. I feel like that could have taken gaming in a bad direction. The Wii casuals are gone, and Nintendo now has to figure out what the hell they are gonna do.
#264 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

[QUOTE="CarnageHeart"]

[QUOTE="dvader654"]Amazing job by Ancel to stand up for his game. It is total BS what Ubisoft is doing and I am glad he is not sitting on this.dvader654

Its easy to be generous when its other people's money is at risk.

Ubisoft is a company which moreso than any other big 3rd party publisher, has supported young hardware with painstaking crafted, if not quality (Zombi U and AC Vita got mixed reviews, but they are 3rd party core games built from the ground up, rare things on both system at the moment) games.

I think its kind of funny that the company most supportive of the Wii U is the one taking all the flack (most third parties aren't even putting multiplats on the Wii U). When a company that actively supports the Vita lessens support for a system, maybe, just maybe, there is something very wrong with the system. Nintendo fans ought to take some time out from the hate mail campaign and research what Nintendo could do better and encourage them to do it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/ubisoft-vita-not-dead-ac-liberation-profitable

What can Nintendo do in this case, they want more third party support, they want his game out now. that is what would help the system even if ever so slightly. The game is finished, they already supported the wii u, the decision is simply to delay this launch to save some money on an joint ad campaign and the assumption that one launch would sell better than two launches, which I disagree with. This has nothing to do with future support or a willingness to make a game on the wii u since they already made it.

Nintendo could have slashed the price of the Wii U the same way they slashed the price of the 3DS.

The rumor that Ubisoft is putting Watchdogs on the Wii U (which will run on both last and current gen Playstations and Xboxes) supports my claim that the fact that Ubisoft is the focus of so much ire from Nintendo fans is bizarre because they are the Wii U's strongest 3rd party supporter. Its like a guy with one friend picking a fight with that friend because he feels that the guy isn't a good enough friend.