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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Jul 2013 00:11:10 38,246 posts
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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Jul 2013 00:14:21 38,246 posts
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    OK, I'm clearly missing an in-joke here.

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  • LeoliansBro 14 Jul 2013 00:15:38 44,246 posts
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    I think everyone but matzy is.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Youthist 14 Jul 2013 00:52:41 10,018 posts
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    Not from what your wife tells me.
    Hiyo!

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  • Deleted user 14 July 2013 19:37:25
    Amazon have dropped the price to 199.00 (premium version) as well as asda now.

    Was going to look at getting one with pikmin in a couple of weeks time after a week up in london depending on finances. argh!
  • ResidentKnievel 15 Jul 2013 11:24:31 6,201 posts
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    http://gamasutra.com/view/news/196130/Microsoft_dominates_UK_in_firsthalf_2013_3DS_rallies.php

    The bad news for Nintendo is that its new Wii U console has had a terrible six months, with a mere 179,000 units of software sold at retail so far this year. Even if digital sales added 10 percent to the total software units sold on the Wii U, its year-to-date results would just barely match retail software sales for the moribund PlayStation Vita.
    Software for the Wii U sold as much in six months as software for the 360 sells in a couple of weeks.

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  • Afiddes 15 Jul 2013 11:28:53 1,164 posts
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    not surprising seeing as no games have been released in the last 6 months

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  • nickthegun 15 Jul 2013 11:28:54 59,937 posts
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    And, ironically, everyone says they dont buy vita games because sony give them away.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Jul 2013 11:37:19 38,246 posts
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    So, at what point are we allowed to call the Wii U a failure? Back in February and March people were saying it was too early. But now maybe? Or do we have to wait for the PS4 and XBO to come along and sell more in 1-2 months than the Wii U has total?

    (I'm still loving Animal Crossing though :))

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  • ResidentKnievel 15 Jul 2013 11:40:32 6,201 posts
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    I would call it niche

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  • Afiddes 15 Jul 2013 11:42:43 1,164 posts
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    it is a failure (compared to the wii) sure, but it was never going to 'win' this generation. As long as nintendo continue to supply top quality first party titles then i wont regret my purchase

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  • Afiddes 15 Jul 2013 11:43:34 1,164 posts
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    a bit like the vita

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Jul 2013 11:44:44 38,246 posts
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    I should dust off my Vita at some point and see what's out for it now.

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  • neilka 15 Jul 2013 11:45:06 15,955 posts
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    Nobody will call it a failure once that 199 Mario Kart bundle starts flying off the shelves this Christmas.

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  • LeoliansBro 15 Jul 2013 11:45:41 44,246 posts
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    Of course it's a failure. I don't think anybody in this thread is trying to argue otherwise.

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  • Load_2.0 15 Jul 2013 11:46:12 19,281 posts
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    It hasn't got a leg to stand on.
  • Armoured_Bear 15 Jul 2013 11:46:40 11,268 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    So, at what point are we allowed to call the Wii U a failure? Back in February and March people were saying it was too early. But now maybe? Or do we have to wait for the PS4 and XBO to come along and sell more in 1-2 months than the Wii U has total?

    (I'm still loving Animal Crossing though :))
    If it hasn't massive improved after the likes of Mario Kart, Mario and co. have released, i.e. next Spring then it can be safely called a failure. I think it likely will be the case but you never know.

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  • Raiko101 15 Jul 2013 11:47:38 6,312 posts
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    It's failing, but to call it a failure would suggest it's no longer on sale. I'm surprised by those numbers though. That must include MH3 and Lego City, which were both top 10 games back in march.

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  • DFawkes 15 Jul 2013 11:48:56 22,978 posts
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    Afiddes wrote:
    not surprising seeing as no games have been released in the last 6 months
    Objectively incorrect, as there have been 14 games released in the last 6 month.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that's a good thing. Extremely poor, really. 10 are multi-format, which isn't an necessarily bad thing, though 4 of those are ports of older games that didn't sell well (mostly with good cause).

    That leaves you with a karaoke game, a Monster Hunter 3 port, Game and Wario and Lego City. Lego City is one of my favourite games this year, and I'd have happily bought the console for that alone, but is there anything that's sell the console to many other people? I wouldn't say so, which also seems to be objectively correct given those estimated sales in that article (though it's just a guess, I reckon it'll maybe be a bit too high even at 34k).

    I'm genuinely surprised it hasn't caused huge loses for Nintendo, even taking into account the 3DS and the favourable exchange rate that saved them last financial report. It was never going to get the same sort of sales as the Wii, but until it starts losing them money I can't see Nintendo changing their attitude (which is a bad thing, in my opinion). They really need a kick up the backside.

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  • binky Moderator 15 Jul 2013 11:51:08 9,633 posts
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    Wii U is definitely a failure. You look at the figures and the titles available and it's absolutely a failure, no question. That doesn't mean it still can't be turned around - though not really in the same way the 3DS was. There's some decent titles coming out from Nintendo in the coming months (as long as they don't delay everything that's on most people's radar) which may pique some interest.

    I bought mine to play first party Nintendo games with my family. I still believe they offer the best family fun in a console and I'm honestly looking forward to playing the upcoming games with my 3 year old at the end of the year. Just a shame I'm stuck playing Nintendoland over and over with him at the moment :)

    But is it a commercial failure? Bloody right it is.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Jul 2013 11:52:26 38,246 posts
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    Still, it's by no means Nintendo's worst console. At least it doesn't actively give you headaches like the Virtual Boy did.

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  • Progguitarist 15 Jul 2013 11:53:31 10,441 posts
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    It ranks along side the Atari Jaguar I reckon. Actually wait, the Jaguar had a few games worth owning.
  • Armoured_Bear 15 Jul 2013 11:53:37 11,268 posts
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    It's actually a good conole, it's miles better than the Wii.
    It's just the horrendous software support that's the killer.

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  • Afiddes 15 Jul 2013 11:53:42 1,164 posts
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    sorry about that, your right. i keep looking at the chart and really want to know what come out on xbox that sold so much, considering that nothing really lit the charts alight prior to last of us

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  • binky Moderator 15 Jul 2013 11:54:49 9,633 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Still, it's by no means Nintendo's worst console. At least it doesn't actively give you headaches like the Virtual Boy did.
    That's the thing. It's really not a bad console in the slightest. It's got some strange design decisions, sure, but it's genuinely a good console.
  • nickthegun 15 Jul 2013 11:55:16 59,937 posts
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    It cant be turned around, it really, really cant. Its lost any momentum it had and even the big guns cant save it.

    The best it can hope for now is to give it away with a box of cornflakes and let it burble away until their next harebrained POS.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Jul 2013 11:57:04 38,246 posts
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    binky wrote:
    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Still, it's by no means Nintendo's worst console. At least it doesn't actively give you headaches like the Virtual Boy did.
    That's the thing. It's really not a bad console in the slightest. It's got some strange design decisions, sure, but it's genuinely a good console.
    It was brought to market about 4 or 5 years to late IMO. I think that's a big part of the problem.

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