Do not release the alarms ninty

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#1 Posted by super600 (32424 posts) -

An article on gammesindustry talks about how ninty is doing fine right now and how they may still be safe this gen.The article also mentions how the WiiU beat the 360'd and PS3's launch numbers.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-01-nintendo-no-need-for-alarm

 I think ninty will be fine in the end and I agree with rhis article.

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#2 Posted by killzowned24 (7345 posts) -
Fanboy sales are over,it's only downhill from now on and will get massively worse once PS4 is shown on the 20th :P
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#3 Posted by ComBaTsOuL (507 posts) -

I normally buy all consoles but there is something about the wii u that doesn't suck me in, it feels like to me that they have finally decided to join this gen it doesn't feel like a next gen console to me..

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#4 Posted by locopatho (23250 posts) -
Sales again? Yeah it'll sell fine.
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#5 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

It's too late.....escape pods have been jettisoned.....

game ovah

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#6 Posted by KungfuKitten (25169 posts) -
I think it is mostly MS paid media raising alarm.
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#7 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Sales again? Yeah it'll sell fine.locopatho

 

I'm a little skeptical about that too, actually.

It seems the people who got the Wii for "family fun" don't find anything of interest on the WiiU.

It's more a "classic" game console and the screened controller doesn't change that.

And the people who didn't get the Wii are not interested either because they want more power and "realistic" games and full developer support.

So they are left basically just with Nintendo fans and the "open-minded" gamer.

And even among the fanbase there's a divide, i.e. some like the concept of the system while others don't.

It will maybe take more than just a stellar 1st party/exclusive line-up of games to push this system into more homes.

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#8 Posted by KungfuKitten (25169 posts) -

[QUOTE="locopatho"]Sales again? Yeah it'll sell fine.nameless12345

 

I'm a little skeptical about that too, actually.

It seems the people who got the Wii for "family fun" don't find anything of interest on the WiiU.

It's more a "classic" game console and the screened controller doesn't change that.

And the people who didn't get the Wii are not interested either because they want more power and "realistic" games and full developer support.

So they are left basically just with Nintendo fans and the "open-minded" gamer.

And even among the fanbase there's a divide, i.e. some like the concept of the system while others don't.

It will maybe take more than just a stellar 1st party/exclusive line-up of games to push this system into more homes.

It's a new system and will be regarded as such. I don't understand why people always cling to the past when estimating console sales. We have seen in the past that if the predecessor sold bad or great, it has seemingly no influence at all on the next console of that company. The Wii U doesn't need to attract Wii owners at all. It's a different console.
I do see 'concerns' in that the Wii U is not super powerful and that will indeed turn some people away.
And it is not marketed to casuals at all for now. I don't think that they are very interested yet either.
So I think you're right in that this leaves a significantly smaller market than the Wii, but let's not forget they do the most important thing right: They make awesome first party games. I think their sales will be fine, if you do not compare them to an anomaly like the Wii.

Now, their competition are either going to fight an impossible battle with the PC if they are powerful, or they will have to beat Nintendo at appealing to casuals. I think both of those options are not too good either. They should probably be more concerned. For some peculiar reason the western media only depicts Nintendo as doomed, while their competitors are exciting and promising? I don't think that they know what they are talking about.

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#9 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35549 posts) -

The Wii U will probably be a success in the end, but more likely in the way that the gamecube was a "success" as opposed to how the Wii was a success. Maybe a bit better than GC level.

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#10 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

Why are people's usernames colors changing now?

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#11 Posted by milannoir (1663 posts) -

The Wii U will probably be a success in the end, but more likely in the way that the gamecube was a "success" as opposed to how the Wii was a success. Maybe a bit better than GC level.

DJ-Lafleur

I always thought it would sell significantly less than the Wii, but I'm still convinced it will do significantly better than the GC (my favourite console of all times, btw). Let's say it again : the WiiU has as of now already sold about 20% of total Gamecube sales.