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Is Nintendo in denial about the Wii U’s failure?

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I love Nintendo’s Wii U; Nintendo’s first-party games are undeniably gems, almost always polished to perfection. Just this weekend, I reacquainted myself with Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros, two of my very favourite games from the last year. Still, it’s easy to be underwhelmed by the quantity of great games hitting Nintendo’s machine. It’s not helped by the fact that the Wii U still isn’t selling well, even though it’s played most of its cards. It’s selling even fewer units than the ill-fated (but also awesome) Gamecube did at this point in its lifecycle. Is Nintendo in denial? Is it time for Nintendo to face facts?

Perhaps. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes there’s still room for the console to grow.

“I believe the Wii U business still has considerable room for growth, as a number of software titles that are compatible with the console are slated for release in 2015,” Iwata told Nikkei when asked about flat Wii sales.

Nintendo’s own 3DS rules the roost in Japan, where Iwata believes gamers favour handhelds. That’s not the case in the West though, which is where Iwata believes the Wii U’s fortunes could be changed.

“The way Japanese gamers enjoy video games is different from their counterparts in the West. More and more Japanese gamers play on smartphones and 3DS hand-held devices. On the other hand, a majority of gamers in Europe and the US still connect their consoles to TVs and play them on a bigger screen. In the global video game market, game titles for consoles are still dominant, and that market is much larger,” he said.

While Iwata’s bullish on the Wii U, perpetual Nintendo-hater Michael Pachter says Nintendo needs to pack it in. Speaking to Game Informer, Pachter says Nintendo needs a new console that can compete with Microsoft and Sony’s ones if it wants to stay in the game.

“I think that they are still in denial about the Wii U failure,” he said. “You keep seeing this stat so we’re up 82 per cent – yeah, 40,000 units went to 70,000 units. Who cares? You’re still trailing the other guys by a mile.”

“They need a new console that’s competitive with Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If Xbox can sell at $349 Nintendo could make it and sell for $249. They won’t because they still live in that old console world where they think they need to make a profit on the hardware. That means if they make a competitive console it would be more expensive,” he said.

I’d like to believe it’s still too really to call, especially with an incredible looking new Zelda on the way. Beyond that and Splatoon though, there’s very little exciting on the horizon for the Wii U – and a blank release slate is hardly the sort of thing to get people to buy consoles.

Last Updated: February 16, 2015

89 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    February 16, 2015 at 13:06

    HAI

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  2. Umar

    February 16, 2015 at 13:24

    Iwata is in DE NILE ………………….LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 16, 2015 at 13:27

      XD

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      • Umar

        February 16, 2015 at 13:30

        That made made me happy 😀

        Reply

  3. Ryanza

    February 16, 2015 at 13:26

    The West is fueled by propaganda and ignorance. In the West it’s all about better and new. So blinded that they can’t even see it’s the same shit they buying over and over with a different label on it.

    Wii U has no chance in the West. If Wii U can re-brand it self and go after Europe, they might have a chance. But they need games.
    The problem with the majority of console gamers is that they content just buying and playing the sports and Call of Duty every year. That’s why it’s so easy for these new single player games to fail because it’s not COD and it’s not sport games.

    Wii U just needs games. Proper video games. Not these modern gaming bullshit. Bayonetta 2 – 2014 – Game Of The Year. Bayonetta is like the essence of video games. The West will never be able to understand that. Dogg my PS4 is so powerful man.

    Out of these 3 consoles. Wii U will make your gaming soul happy. Buy a Wii U and re-discover your passion for video games.

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    • Steven

      February 16, 2015 at 13:35

      generalising much?

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      • Ryanza

        February 16, 2015 at 13:41

        If you feel Wii U has a chance in the West. Please do elaborate. I would like to hear it.

        But don’t come nit picking my pro Wii U comment.

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        • Steven

          February 16, 2015 at 13:42

          I mean you generalising about the west. Big Time I might add.

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          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 13:43

            I did not need explaining of your 1st reply.

          • Steven

            February 16, 2015 at 13:47

            whatever dude. You obviously have some issues. Generalising to the point you do is very derogatory. Yes sure COD and sports do sell the most, that doesnt make them bad by the way(not to my taste though), and there are also lots of other albeit smaller game categories that do thrive in the west, its just in percentage terms that they are smaller than the AAA game titles, but are still enjoyed and sell well in actual numbers.

          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 13:53

            Defensive I see. But if you start out your argument by pointing a finger at me. and saying I have issues. Then I have no interest to continue. If you could not tak emy comment as a pro Wii U comment. And you nit pick shit with no heavy meaning.

            YA. typical.

          • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

            February 16, 2015 at 13:53

            Dude, did you even read what you wrote?

          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 13:55

            typical responses. Go to war now. “Bad words” were said.

          • Steven

            February 16, 2015 at 13:55

            Its you thats defensive, I only said you had issues after your reply.

          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 13:59

            What did I say about you personally?

          • Steven

            February 16, 2015 at 14:02

            Nothing personal, just thought “I did not need explaining of your 1st reply” seemed demeaning.

          • Admiral Chief

            February 16, 2015 at 14:10

            Don’t make me get the watering hose on you two!
            😛

          • Steven

            February 16, 2015 at 14:14

            Yeah sorry – back to the actual games then 🙂

          • Admiral Chief

            February 16, 2015 at 14:27

            :D/

          • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

            February 16, 2015 at 13:52

            “The West is fueled by propaganda and ignorance. In the West it’s all
            about better and new. So blinded that they can’t even see it’s the same
            shit they buying over and over with a different label on it.”

            Apparently you do. 😉

          • SojournZA

            February 16, 2015 at 13:55

            lol

          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 13:58

            I know I typed. I know what it was. I don’t need to an explanation. The way you respond is every typical. I wonder if you know that. trigger words. defense. war. attack the person. .

            Not int he mood for this shit. because it is shit.

          • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

            February 16, 2015 at 16:35

            I’m so confused. Is your account run by three or more people?

          • Charlie

            February 17, 2015 at 03:41

            Chill out dude, you come across as defensive and pretty overdramatic.

            Also,

            The Wii U has plenty of games!

            Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze,
            Pikmin 3
            Super Mario 3D World,
            Super Smash Brothers Wii U,
            Mario Kart 8,
            Bayonetta 1 & 2
            Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD
            Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
            New Super Mario Bros Wii U

            Including some decent Third Party -albeit- older games.

            and even more coming soon like,

            Devil’s Third
            Splatoon,
            StarFox Wii U
            Yoshi Wooly World
            Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
            Xenoblade Chronicles X

            …And a brand new and spanking Legend of Zelda Wii U!

            Drool.

            (P.S. Also Mario Maker and Mario Party 10 for some folks; not my thing though).

            What Nintendo ought to do is to change the way they market the Wii U.
            They need to spend money on Wii U advertisements and start marketing it them towards a wider audience that includes teenagers and mature audiences. Nintendo has always been a family friendly company but some of us are already in our late 20’s (I owned an NES back in their hey-day) but the average video game player averages out somewhere between their mid 20’s and early 30’s. So why alienate your older fans? On top of that, Nintendo need to look into having better more competitive hardware in their foreseable future in order to entice better Third-Party support. I’m all for gameplay over graphics (The Wii U has great HD visuals in my opinion) but a lack of Third Party support means losing customers and business. In addition, Nintendo has to rectify their online account system! I don’t want to lose all my digital games if my Wii U dies! Either way, despite all of this the Wii U is probably one of the best (if not the best) Nintendo console to date. It would be a shame to see it not live up to its full potential.

          • nathan

            February 17, 2015 at 09:21

            out of that whole list of games that came out i am only interested in the new zelda ,xenoblade and Super Mario Bros. not worth buying a console just for 3 games. i wish nintendo would give up the console business and become a 3rd party publisher.

          • Charlie

            February 17, 2015 at 15:42

            Bayonetta 2, Devil’s Third, Splatoon did not peak your interest? Or the Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD, Mario Kart 8 or Smash Brothers Wii U? Hm, you sure you like games, my friend? Because those are the cream of the crop! haha, but I keed! In my opinion, the Wii U has fantastic games. The best multiplayer I’ve experienced with friends by far. Very fun stuff (laugh-out-loud-punch-your-friend-in-the-shoulder fun!) and Its’ up to you to decide if you want to try them out or not. It’s okay though, everybody has different tastes but I’d really suggest for you to try them out before you make up your mind over the system. It’s brilliant. I’m dying for Nintendo’s E3!

          • nathan

            February 17, 2015 at 21:19

            to be honest most of there game’s are to childish,casual or short for a person of my age. i like a good story with good graphics and lots of room to explore in my games. mario is about as far as i can go as childish and the only reason i accept that is because i grew up playing mario but zelda is a different beast the story itself is worth playing. that brings up a issue i have with nintendo. its bs we only get one new zelda game per console although it’s more popular than mario with teen’s and adults. yet mario get’s tons of releases per console proving there only going for little kids and the casual player. they need to step up and produce a next gen console and get 3rd party support back or become a 3rd party distributor them selves. i prefer the later myself

          • Charlie

            February 17, 2015 at 21:35

            Which are your favorite games?

          • nathan

            February 20, 2015 at 01:05

            fallout,dragon age,the witcher,southpark,gta,silent hill, bioshock,final fantasy,resident evil,borderlands,far cry, star ocean and i like to play cod every once and awhile

          • Charlie

            February 20, 2015 at 09:35

            hahahahhahahahahahahahahahah I’m sorry. But did you just say The Witcher?

          • nathan

            February 20, 2015 at 17:38

            whats wrong with witcher its a good pc game

          • Ryanza

            February 17, 2015 at 13:15

            Thank you for your response comment. And pretty overdramatic, is how I do comments on here.

            When I said re-brand i meant change their corporate image and change the way they advertise. I do believe that people still feel that Wii U is a kids console. Why would an adult buy a Wii U for an adult. Bayonetta 2, that’s why.

            “On top of that, Nintendo need to look into having better more competitive hardware”
            It’s that sentiment why the West will never adopt the Wii U. Nintendo won’t compete hardware wise, with the other competitors. To compete with them means selling at a lose. Wii U was cutting it close when it was released. Wii U + one game = making a profit per console. When Nintendo does make a big loss per console to compete with the others, then it will be the end for Nintendo.

            Anyway. thanks for a nice human like reply.

    • Johan

      February 16, 2015 at 13:37

      You sound like an ISIS gamer lol

      Reply

      • Ryanza

        February 16, 2015 at 13:39

        Propaganda and ignorance.

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        • Johan

          February 16, 2015 at 13:40

          exactly 🙂

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          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 13:46

            If you want to make an Isis USA propaganda ignorance comment, then do so. But don’t joke by making me out to be part of isis. I don’t support the killing of people.

    • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

      February 16, 2015 at 13:44

      I’ve been saying the same about Nintendo games for a while now. Nintendo games make for happy, fun gaming. AAA games on PC and the other 2 major consoles are far too serious.

      I’d love to own a Wii-U and I’d probably buy one before I buy a PS4 or XB1 simply because Nintendo does gaming right… FUN.

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    • Wyzak

      February 16, 2015 at 14:07

      Wii-U is the only next-gen console that I’m interested in at this stage of the development cycle. The only console with backwards compatibility.

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      • Mark Sheldon

        June 23, 2016 at 14:10

        Because the console has the same technical specifications as they did when your ‘backward compatible’ games were newly released. Wii U is the console family ugly relation that nobody invites to parties.
        Who wants to play ugly, last gen kids games on 2016 console? It’s just a game boy advanced in a bigger case.

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    • Spathi

      February 16, 2015 at 14:22

      The exact same thing can be said about the East, if you also generalise. Mario after mario, Zelda after Zelda, rehash after rehash.

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      • Mark

        February 16, 2015 at 14:23

        Well said.

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      • Ryanza

        February 16, 2015 at 14:29

        I wanted to mention old IP’s but I was going with a Pro Wii U comment. So I changed it to, Wii U needs games. Plus it was explained why the console is not selling well in the East, in the article. No need for me to repeat that sentiment.

        I tried to do a, why Wii U won’t sell well in the West. But that small part, instead of getting a response of why Wii U can sell well in the West, it turned into typical bullshit.

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        • Spathi

          February 16, 2015 at 14:39

          Of the three “current gen consoles”, the only one I’ve actually owned was the WiiU. The thing is, and this is my honest opinion, the WiiU is a piece of shit. Nintendo’s 1st party games however, are amazing. I think that is were people get it wrong. We don’t need “pro WiiU” comments, we need “pro WiiU games” comments! 🙂 I get that you can’t separate the two as WiiU games = WiiU console currently, but that is what needs to change.

          I wasn’t saying your comment was wrong, only that I think the generalisation was incorrect.

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          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 14:47

            I will say whatever to make a point. Generalizing is just the quickest way to get there. Just because I said stuff directed at America, now it’s bad, wrong, incorrect of me to do. Fuck that. I don’t give a fuck about shit. My shit shouldn’t be taken seriously. Don’t say shit about the West or else you part of Isis. What rubbish is that. lol.

            Eh. nothing wrong with my comment. It’s how I typically make comments.

            And no Wii U hate under my comments. Wii U needs sales.

          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 14:52

            Freedom of speech. Or as the Pope say’s freedom of speech is limited when speaking about the church.
            Look at the replies and see the Pope’s words in action.
            How you seen how people speak about Africa, African leaders, this country, ANC, Zuma, EFF. Then just mention the West and see what happens.

          • Mark

            February 16, 2015 at 15:00

            “Featured Comment” – Not.

          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 15:02

            The dismissive stage. lol.

          • Mark

            February 16, 2015 at 15:05

            Go and cry about how you dont give a fuck about shit. The I am self important stage lol.

          • Ryanza

            February 16, 2015 at 15:07

            I am important to myself.

    • Michel Simmons

      February 16, 2015 at 15:54

      I can’t play the Wii-U or PS4, being disabled the Xbox controllers were always the only one I could use. It’s not about propaganda to all. Simply preference.

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    • Michel Simmons

      February 16, 2015 at 16:08

      I can’t play the Wii-U or PS4, being disabled the Xbox controllers were always the only one I could use. It’s not about propaganda to all. Simply preference. The crazy thing is the Wii-U is the Wii with a Wii bit of extra ram and a change in cpu and gpu. It’s exactly what they made before with the original Wii. Microsoft and Sony went with 8 Gigs of ram, it’s not the same as their previous consoles. The Wii is a tri core 2 gigs of ram machine doing Mario and Zelda games every time with no support from 3rd party developers. It’s a stagnant mostly first party machine.

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      • Ryanza

        February 16, 2015 at 20:50

        Is this not what I said. lol. The Wii U will not sell well in the West because it’s not bigger, better, newer. And I’m getting all this flack for suggesting that. I guess it’s more the trigger words that they have been trained to attack when hearing. lol. Yes the whole West is not the same and the Wii U will sell well to one or two Westerners.

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    • SkullScience

      February 16, 2015 at 22:16

      I have to say, despite as unpleasant as what you say sounds, the evidence is out there. I own all 8th gen and a gaming rig. I can see how the other 2 consoles (PS4 and XB1) are constantly playing to the lowest common denominator with glitchy big budget games with shallow gameplay, yearly regurgitation and tons of dlc that should have been part of the original game. Don’t get me started on micro-transactions!! People talk about the drought of Wii U games but the games released on the other 2 have hardly been setting the world on fire. I have to say that you can see the love and attention that has gone into the development of many Wii U games. I can’t say the same of PS4 and XB1.

      It is weird in a way because the Nintendoom merchants predicted the death of Nintendo over a year ago, then it basically achieved a massive turnaround in 2014 with simply great games. What the Nintendoom merchants did not predict was the utter lack of worthy games on their own consoles. So instead we are stuck with the same old CoD, AC and sports games and HD or 7th gen remakes released every year which are usually forgotten or in the bargain bins a month after release, despite all the billions spent on development and marketing. The cynical removal of backwards compatibility was to keep the consoles rolling during lean times. That has become very apparent. We wonder why the industry is in decline in the West.

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      • sparkkeh

        February 18, 2015 at 08:27

        A new, good, turn-based RPG (think FF 7, 8, 10, BoF 3,4 and DQ8) could do quite a bit to push whatever console would release one.

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    • lygamnt

      February 17, 2015 at 03:03

      I own over forty consoles, My most recent console purchase was the Intellivision 1 and the Intellivision 2 and the last call of duty game I bought was on xbox 360, Advanced warfare I think. So sick of people saying everything under the damn sun is the fault of the west. Most things wrong with society as a whole is over educated stupid people. e best game of the last year though is by far Sunset Overdrive.

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      • Ryanza

        February 17, 2015 at 13:22

        1 vs 10’s of millions of people. I was talking about the West and Europe that won’t accept the Wii U, so Nintendo can’t sell lots of Wii U consoles in the lands West of Japan.
        And you felt the need to talk about yourself personally.

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        • lygamnt

          February 17, 2015 at 20:30

          Just saying I personally love Nintendo and own close to every console and will buy a Wii U to complete my Nintendo collection as soon as they drop the price to 199. I know alot of gamers in America and Canada who like me pick up every Nintendo console when they become affordable. And Nintendo is the handheld king my two favorite handhelds of all time are the Nintendo DS and the Sega Nomad. The Wii u just is not an advanced enough system to be your go to current Gen console. It is great, the controller is amazing even if the tech in the touch screen is ancient the ability to play games while others in the home watch the tv is awesome sauce and the 3DS’s glasses free 3D is amazing. But to really sell more consoles they need more third party games. And more advanced hardware.to attract third party games. Of course this is coming from a guy that played the original pitfall and Donkey Kong for two hours last night on the Intellivision. Oh and some Bonk on the turbo duo.

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    • jlahoud

      February 17, 2015 at 23:03

      That explains the fake hype over PS4 and even Xbox One….there were no real interesting games that justify to buy them over their previous generations or Wii U …but then people lined up like followers just to get expensive consoles with boring repetitive FPS and team sports games….and the media was paid to promote the console Wars and get people excited …while the Wii U offers great gaming experience great gamepad and motions control …great games better price and retro compatible with virtual console…diversity and polished games with practically no buggs….the. the only thing the media focused is the specs of the Wii U….you see the media the thirth parties and the so called business analysts are easily corrupted….especially in the West…in Japan this my not work because Japanese know the difference between good games and fake hype….

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    • anthonygamer

      March 9, 2015 at 01:01

      You are an idiot.

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  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 16, 2015 at 13:29

    I like that Michael Pachter speaks with such certainty. It makes it easier to dismiss his words.

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  5. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    February 16, 2015 at 13:37

    Lol. Denial… more than just a river in Egypt. Hehehehe

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    • Charlie

      February 17, 2015 at 18:15

      Nintendo should just buy SEGA and CAPCOM.

      Reply

  6. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    February 16, 2015 at 13:45

    Time for SEGA and Nintendo to combine forces as a software developer.

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

      February 16, 2015 at 13:48

      With their powers combined… They are Captain… Urm… what would they be? Captain what?

      Reply

      • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

        February 16, 2015 at 13:49

        Captain 90s!!

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

          February 16, 2015 at 13:55

          CAPTAIN 90s!!!!!!

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      • WitWolfy

        February 17, 2015 at 12:16

        Captain N The game master!

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  7. fred

    February 16, 2015 at 14:00

    Had myself a jolly good time with Super Luigi U on the weekend , not too bothered about how it sells.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      February 16, 2015 at 14:03

      Oh man, it’ so good..and so hard.

      (that’s what she said)

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      • Mark

        February 16, 2015 at 14:10

        Yes really cool. Love love it.

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      • Admiral Chief

        February 16, 2015 at 14:27

        XD

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  8. Wyzak

    February 16, 2015 at 14:05

    Michael Pachter, now there’s a joke…

    Seriously, the only two consoles competing against each other is PS4 and XBone. The Wii-U is on it’s own and will either be picked up in addition to one of the others, not at all, or exclusively.

    It’s very unlikely that somebody will buy a PS4 and a Xbone because they have exactly the same games on them, but the Wii-U has it’s own games which aren’t available on any other platform.

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    • biledemon

      February 16, 2015 at 16:18

      Exactly! Why does it need to compete with the others? Why can’t it just exist on it’s own?

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  9. JRPG_Fan

    February 16, 2015 at 22:25

    Michael Pachter is as usual full of shit…

    How many times he was right? I could count that on my single hand and I am not counting stuff he said that were obvious to anyone, actual legit things that no-one expected and he was right.

    Anyway, he is like nearly always wrong and can’t believe that there are still people trust him, he and those people need to go back to 1990’s because… Man, they are outdated.

    If Wii U was a failure then it would’t sell, it would’t have good games and games would’t sell on it, but they do.

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  10. Heeeeeyocarina

    February 16, 2015 at 22:55

    Only Zelda and Splatoon look exciting? Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil’s Third, Project Guard, Project Giant Robot, Mario Party 10, Mario Maker, and Star Fox must not exist then… interesting…

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  11. Funkin Tron

    February 17, 2015 at 01:31

    Looking at the monthly top 10 console games sales in North America, its not hard to see that Nintendo is on their own wavelength than what the western mass audience wants. I’m totally fine with that. I’m in that group of people that is so sick of the FPS and sports games. Nintendo has their own stellar cast of franchises and characters and found its niche market a long time ago. Its not popular…so what? They’re still making money and above all else, amazing gaming experiences.

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  12. God Hand

    February 17, 2015 at 04:13

    http://www.gifsforum.com/images_new/gif/other/grand/Chloe-Wang-54b968a42e250.gif

    Id think so….but what can they do. The tablet idea probably made the console a little bit too expensive. And not taking into consideration that other companies would move into next gen shortly after their move into the current

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  13. F Yongtineinegst

    February 17, 2015 at 06:28

    Most likely this will have a longer lifespan than Cube did. It’s not dead, but hasn’t taken off either. The Cube got only five years in its lifetime, the explosive Wii sales ensured it would die fast. This could potentially catch Cube if the next doesn’t sell like Wii did. Otherwise, this will easily pass Dreamcast, a true “failed” system in terms of market share.

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  14. S-L Million

    February 17, 2015 at 07:43

    I don’t c why not sell the wii u at actual buying price. And to those who think xbx 1 n ps4 are the same as there past gen with a different label wb the wii u? It’s a wii with a fckn u at the end stupid.
    It’s sepcs n hardware are only better then a xbox 360 n PS3 by a little margin! So why sell it for 300/350 it’s worth only 200/230$ in my eyes n apparently they don’t want to sell it without a bundle n the white one isn’t even at retail. The one that’s what? 8 GB is worth 150$ but how can u honestly compare the feature a xbox one can do to that of a wii u. Yes the Nintendo company is in denial but stay stubborn all day. It won’t change as the only people buying it are those who hate microsoft or hate sony only kids are buying it or wanting it n when it’s kids they buy it asap grown folks are patient in terms of buying a next gen system n party people know where the guns n guns at. Not on the wii U mad bro?

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    • Aaron K Stone

      February 17, 2015 at 17:58

      I feel sorry you spent all that time writing this only for a couple of people to understand it.

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      • S-L Million

        February 17, 2015 at 20:46

        Don’t feel sorry go drink some milk son. What I said in a short version is the wii u is only worth more then a 360 PS3 so it should sell for at least a 100$ then It goes for.

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      • S-L Million

        February 19, 2015 at 03:15

        I feel sorry for your momma. Ho can’t get off my satchel ! U under dig that!

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  15. WitWolfy

    February 17, 2015 at 12:15

    Is Nintendo in denial?

    They sure are.. My Wii U isnt even plugged in anymore. The first time I ever buy Nintendo and they dont do shit to justify my purchase!

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  16. Aaron K Stone

    February 17, 2015 at 17:52

    Very little beyond Zelda and Splatoon? Uh there’s Mario Maker, Devils Third, Xenoblade X, SMTxFE as well.

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  17. someguy-_-

    February 17, 2015 at 22:26

    I own every system including and a first day release of the wii u.

    Nintendo is in a major delusional state. They are still locked in the past and if they don’t remove their heads from their ass then they are going the way of the dodo bird.

    Games-

    First party games are great and done right. However even with a new coat of paint hashing out the same IPs over and over gets old. Bayonetta 2 as good as it is… isnt worth buying a system for.

    New Ips… where are they at? They have few games out and next to no third party support they should be creating new IPs and yet they are just redoing the old ones again. Splatoon was announced over a year ago that we are still waiting. I love Zelda but guess what, playing the same game with a new coat of paint gets old.

    Hardware-

    Hardware is only a slight factor. An old term west used is “bang for the buck”. If you take my wii u, ps4, xbone, and pc away and tell me I have to start over with little or no money I will buy the ps4 or xbox, why? Because the price of one game gets me a subscription that gives me two + free games a month
    for a year. What does Nintendo offer in the price range? I also can get all the streaming apps and a blue ray player to watch movies with my purchase. Nintendo has use of special disc and encoding, so no player.

    The company-

    The state of the wii u isn’t anyone’s but Nintendo’s fault. The day after I pick up the wii u and told a few people I got one, NO one knew what it was or what I was talking about. Nintendo piss poor advertising is at fault. Did they just assume that since the wii sold so well we would instantly know about the wii u. Just like the lack of games from 3rd party support is also their fault. If they didn’t make everything proprietary and have to be Nintendo certificated, then more 3rd parties would be willing to come to Nintendo for games. Did you know that Microsoft and Sony talked to devs about what they wanted to see in the design of their new systems before starting it? Can you guess which company made their system without talking to a 3rd party? That’s right Nintendo. If they want to be seen as something else in the “west” or anywhere for that matter. Then they need to do some MAJOR changing. Not only on their games, a competitive system but cut all the BS with the devs having to jump through hopes to made a game.

    I personal love Mario’s 3d World and Mario karts, Pikman, Nintendo land and Bayonetta 2. Super Smash not so much, likely the new coat of paint problem.

    What is really sad to see is next system will not have my support for it right at release. I will wait a while to see what they are doing first and maybe even skip their next gen which will be the first time ever.

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  18. Doc Jeremic

    February 17, 2015 at 22:41

    in terms of games created just for the new generation wii u is still ahead of ps4 and xbox1

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  19. jlahoud

    February 17, 2015 at 23:14

    The only one that is in denial is the stupid Michael Pachter……he needs to shut up because he does not know anything about gaming ….he is still stuck in 2013….gaming industry moves fast…2014 was a great year for the Wii U and 2015 is promising with all of the great games comming soon….but pachter is in denial he still has that hate towards Nintendo….or he is paid to say stupid theories that will not come true but will scare some people away….Wii U does not need to be the 1st console for sales of this generation to be successful… it has it’s own niche or market that is slightly different than the rest….in 2014 …Nintendo showed the world what it can do with it…so the sales started to pick up …then the idiot pachter must have been in panic because his stupid predictions and theories were going down…so he decided to invent a story that Iwata and Nintendo are in denial….Media shoud seriously consider to stop using this clown as a reference because he just cause move damage to the industry in general on the long run….

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  20. beard

    March 12, 2015 at 04:23

    Wii U still has way better games than Xbox and PS4 combined. The next console will be out at the end of 2017 and will have the opportunity to be way better than the other two. I think they can make the next console 10x more powerful than the PS4. It seems likely because the new console will be developed in the West, for the first time.

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  21. Dad

    March 14, 2015 at 23:53

    You Mr. Tim need an editor real bad.

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