Can we now say Wiiu is dead?

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#1 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

With the PS4 and even Xbone well on their way to passing Wiiu lifetime sales before the end of the year and Wiiu sales not picking up even though Nintendo just released yet another Mario rehash for it is it safe to say it is dead?

#2 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

What is Wii U?

#3 Edited by trugs26 (5502 posts) -

Technically they are picking up (ie they are higher than the previous week). So you straight up lied there.

Also, they're still selling them right? So what do you think the answer is? Stop wasting people's time with answers you can look up yourself. It's obviously not dead until they stop selling or manufacturing them.

#4 Posted by Netret0120 (2160 posts) -

No we can't.

#5 Posted by mjf249 (2856 posts) -

I don't think Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 will outsell the Wii U by the end of 2013. They are both having a hard time meeting demand, I however think they will outsell the Wii U in early 2014. It won't die, Nintendo is doing good financially, and regardless it will become a first party exclusive system like many Nintendo consoles have been since the N64, they all survived.

#6 Posted by sukraj (22826 posts) -

not dead yet.

#7 Posted by mems_1224 (47156 posts) -

no but the vita and the ps4's 2014 lineup is certainly dead

#8 Posted by drekula2 (1945 posts) -

Since I'm getting a new graphics card and PS4 first, Wii U is still better than Xbox One.

#9 Posted by speedfog (3201 posts) -

No but the VITA is.

#10 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25378 posts) -

Funny I seem to not only be playing my WiiU more, but I've noticed that Miiverse space on the front menu to be growing these past few days. (though that could just be because there are 3DS users on Miiverse now)

#11 Edited by matthova (143 posts) -

Its doing better than the PS VIta

SN-i own them both

#12 Edited by MirkoS77 (7503 posts) -

No system is dead until support ceases.

#13 Posted by killatwill15 (845 posts) -

xbox one the thread?

#14 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

you can say it, it just wouldn't be true

#15 Posted by RimacBugatti (1287 posts) -

Wii U and that awkward controller.

#16 Posted by Ballroompirate (22930 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

No system is dead until support ceases.

Pretty much this

Wii U still has X, Bayonetta 2, 2 Zelda games and the new Smash game

#17 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16154 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

With the PS4 and even Xbone well on their way to passing Wiiu lifetime sales before the end of the year and Wiiu sales not picking up even though Nintendo just released yet another Mario rehash for it is it safe to say it is dead?

I'm just waiting for the new ZeldaU before committing to a WiiU. Besides, it's only been a year. The PSX had to wait at least two years before its first must-have game (FFVII) appeared.

#18 Posted by ramonnl (769 posts) -

DS producer says PC version was rushed, Explodes with laughter when asked about WiiU

#19 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (2806 posts) -

The wii u is not dead but it is on life support. It's not looking good but it can come back but it does not look good. The lack of 3rd party support and power is what I think will eventually kill the platform. Unlike the ps4 that has good maybe the best 1st party support it also has 3rd party support and indie support. It also seems the wii u is lacking in multi media features and social features plus crappy online gaming support. The wii u also cost almost the same as a ps4 and is much less powerful.

The wii u is a poor value. This is what is killing the wii u.

#20 Posted by AzatiS (7613 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

With the PS4 and even Xbone well on their way to passing Wiiu lifetime sales before the end of the year and Wiiu sales not picking up even though Nintendo just released yet another Mario rehash for it is it safe to say it is dead?

Dead = Discontinuation.

Till that day you cant say Wii U is dead but you can easily say its in a very , veeeery bad situation right now.

#21 Posted by MonsieurX (30276 posts) -

lol nathandrakeswag thread lol

And he's back for more bullshit

#22 Posted by insanegame377 (332 posts) -

Wii U isnt dead yet, but if it continues selling so badly then it will be in a couple of years time.

#23 Posted by foxhound_fox (88418 posts) -

Passing the Wii U sales with no games. Odd how that happens. Hype and marketing do wonders.

#24 Edited by Heil68 (44656 posts) -

Outside of Project X, there isnt much I want to play on it.

#25 Posted by AvatarMan96 (7324 posts) -
@speedfog said:

No but the VITA is.

This. Haven't heard any news about the Vita in months.

#26 Posted by Zen_Light (1236 posts) -

You cowardly trolls can make thread after thread with your false claims, but it'll change nothing. Enjoy wasting your pathetically over-abundance of time.

#27 Posted by berzerk0912 (783 posts) -

Not yet. The Wii U is still in a coma on life support.

#28 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

@berzerk0912 said:

Not yet. The Wii U is still in a coma on life support.

Someone should pull the plug.

#29 Posted by Devil-Itachi (4376 posts) -

Mario rehash? when? Think I missed it.

#30 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

If it makes a comeback, people should start calling it the ZombiU.

#31 Posted by berzerk0912 (783 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag: lol!!

#32 Posted by MonsieurX (30276 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

@berzerk0912 said:

Not yet. The Wii U is still in a coma on life support.

Someone should pull the plug on my account

Yes,please!

#33 Edited by StrongDeadlift (5173 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

Technically they are picking up (ie they are higher than the previous week). So you straight up lied there.

Also, they're still selling them right? So what do you think the answer is? Stop wasting people's time with answers you can look up yourself. It's obviously not dead until they stop selling or manufacturing them.

November NPD was down more than 60% from last year. That has NEVER happened during the second year for any of the big three.

#34 Posted by charizard1605 (57745 posts) -

Nah

#35 Edited by ramonnl (769 posts) -

3th party studios are laughing when they are asked if there will be a wii u version.
Without 3th party games the wii U will have a nintendo only death.

#36 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

nah, I think the Wii U will start to hit its stride in the coming months

#37 Posted by DocSanchez (1607 posts) -

Wii U was dead years ago. Nintendo is paying for past mistakes on this one. They could've released a really good console this time and it wouldn't have mattered. The fact that they released the wii u instead is a testament to their utter cluelessness.

#38 Edited by millerlight89 (18547 posts) -

It's selling better than it was, so you lie.

#39 Edited by lundy86_4 (43438 posts) -

No.

#40 Posted by KBFloYd (13687 posts) -

iwata will reevaluate after the holidays...

but after the new nintendo direct....it looks like they are just going to keep releasing games for it...see zelda warriors...might spur sales in japan.

besides wiiU is still in first...suicide is not an option right now.

#41 Posted by DocSanchez (1607 posts) -

@millerlight89: How is it possible for you not to know what a lie is at this stage in your life?

#42 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

It's on life support

#43 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6030 posts) -


Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, X, Bayonetta 2, and new Miyamoto IP? Na, it's just getting started. It still amazes me that people state the Wii-U "has no games" despite having a long list of already released exclusives and multiplatform games, and an amazing 2014 line-up.

#44 Posted by Zelda187 (880 posts) -

It's definitely dead, but the 3DS might be the best handheld ever conceived.

#45 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

They have Smash, Kart, X, Bayonetta, and Zelda in development for the Wii U, why would they just kill it? Earliest we are going to see Nintendo's next console is 2016.

#46 Posted by jpatern (12 posts) -

I don't think it's dead, but a price cut wouldn't hurt. In the past month, I've added Ps4, Xbone, 3DS XL and Vita to my collection. I snagged the handhelds because I've never had any and found some decent deals on them.

I'll eventually get the Wii U once it hits a price I'm comfortable with for the system. I like to have them all because they all have some exclusives to enjoy but it's not worth 299 for me. The best I saw was a 249 Pimkin bundle.

Once it hits 150 for the system or a decent 199 bundle, I'll consider adding it to my collection. Sooner or later it's bound to happen and I have more than enough to keep my occupied until it does.

#47 Edited by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

iwata will reevaluate after the holidays...

but after the new nintendo direct....it looks like they are just going to keep releasing games for it...see zelda warriors...might spur sales in japan.

besides wiiU is still in first...suicide is not an option right now.

Also the Wii U is doing good in Japan currently it was in 2nd in sales.

Wii U – 74,903 (48,762)

Link to Media Create sales

#48 Posted by mynamesdenvrmax (2211 posts) -

Nintendo lost their mind with the Wii U. I knew it would be a flop, but I remember people insisting Nintendo was back. This was their hardcore return! Instead, its the Wii...with a U. I can't imagine being a Nintendo fan. A friend of mine bought the Wii U and I literally said "Whhaaat? Why?!" Not to be a jerk, but it was shocking to me.

#49 Posted by farrell2k (6168 posts) -

@mynamesdenvrmax said:

Nintendo lost their mind with the Wii U. I knew it would be a flop, but I remember people insisting Nintendo was back. This was their hardcore return! Instead, its the Wii...with a U. I can't imagine being a Nintendo fan. A friend of mine bought the Wii U and I literally said "Whhaaat? Why?!" Not to be a jerk, but it was shocking to me.

Jeus, bro, this generation has just begun. Can we at least wait 3 years before we declare something dead? I remember the PS3 and the 3ds both having a shitty first two years.

#50 Posted by g0ddyX (3914 posts) -

The hype for Wii U was something else.
Everything for them backfired.. Casuals, gamers, developers, next gen engines, hardware, sales, third party, online and they had a year headstart.