Why is Nintendo failing so hard in the UK?

  • Page

    of 4 First / Last

    Previous
  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:10:19 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    I mean, they have better sales in France and Germany, but they have huge problems in UK. Why is that?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Mar 2013 08:11:04 38,625 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Citation needed.

    Follow me on Twitter: @MrTom
    Voted by the community "Best mod" 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • PenguinJim 9 Mar 2013 08:11:34 5,905 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Personally, I was put off buying anything Nintendo by higgins.
  • Deckard1 9 Mar 2013 08:12:42 28,677 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    Operation Yewtree
  • Deckard1 9 Mar 2013 08:12:55 28,677 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    Sorry DFawkes
  • Cappy 9 Mar 2013 08:18:21 12,018 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Better sales? The Wii U isn't selling well anywhere, why single out the UK?

    It's not competitive hardware, therefore not many people want it.
  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:18:57 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    BTW, why can't I create a new topic? This went fine, but when I tried another one I just ended up at a "forbidden" link. Why?!
  • Gambit1977 9 Mar 2013 08:19:50 10,154 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Pricing (you'd think after the price fixing malarkey years back they'd have learned)

    Old hardware

    Tired franchises

    Lack of not only games, but general buzz.
  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:22:04 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @Gambit1977 Pricing and old hardware makes sense, but tired franchises? The what do you call FIFA and CoD? Yet those series keep selling year after year.
  • Gambit1977 9 Mar 2013 08:24:36 10,154 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    FIFA and COD are relevant though. Especially in a western world.

    Gaming's changed. Nintendo haven't. The first thing they should've shown/released to gain any market interest, was Metroid prime. Instead they make another primary coloured bouncy mario.

    Irony is. I've got a U. Since launch

    Oh, and a 17 year old footie game that HAS evolved and 10 year old FPS that at one point revolutionised online gaming...against 30 year old toy games?

    Edited by Gambit1977 at 08:26:52 09-03-2013
  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:26:50 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @Gambit1977 But you said tired franchises. FIFA and CoD are tired as ****, yet they keep selling. I think what you might mean is that British people only cares about war and sports.
  • Gambit1977 9 Mar 2013 08:28:40 10,154 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    No.

    FIFA evolves. It isn't even tired as it seems to improve if anything, not that I like football games. 17 year old.

    Cod isn't for me. But it's only ten. Of which 8 are very successful.

    You're putting them as 'tired' in a category alongside game character which are 30 years old...
  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:31:21 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @Gambit1977 It doesn't evolve any more than Mario. I think the problem here is that people see the CHARACTERS as old. For example, if people see a game like Bowser's Inside Story, which offers fresh new gameplay, they still just see the old characters and label it as "old and tired".

    So even though the FIFA gameplay isn't evolving very much at all, there are always new players every year.

    Would people be happy if Nintendo created a new character with the same gameplay as Mario or Zelda? I say yes.
  • Kostabi 9 Mar 2013 08:32:17 4,975 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Probably because a lot of people don't even know it's a new machine.

    They really should have called it Wii 2.
  • Gambit1977 9 Mar 2013 08:34:42 10,154 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    No.

    Rayman is 100 times the game SMBU is.
    Nintendo don't embrace the trend, they defy it. SMBU as a launch title was a terrible decision. It's shit IMO. There, I said it, mario is a tired, sad, stupid toy looking old man. Like Mickey Mouse.

    Zelda in its current structure would be the same. It wouldn't get the numbers. Why? It...doesn't...evolve. In fact, it doesn't even change apart from the graphics.
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2013 08:34:59 60,407 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    SL68 wrote:
    BTW, why can't I create a new topic? This went fine, but when I tried another one I just ended up at a "forbidden" link. Why?!
    Intelligent forum software filters.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:36:10 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @Goodfella Why aren't people saying the same about FIFA and CoD? I think this is because something else than "tired old gameplay". People look more at the LOOKS of the game, rather than how it's played.

    If it looks old, then it's old. If it plays new but looks old, it's still old.

    Wii U isn't selling great anywhere, but it sells noticably better in France and Germany than it does in the UK. And I think that's a culture thing - Brits have much more in common with Americans (they love war and sports) while France for example have a strong Japanese culture influenced by manga and anime.
  • Gambit1977 9 Mar 2013 08:36:38 10,154 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Is this Higgins?
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2013 08:36:44 60,407 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Hello higgins

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • BartonFink 9 Mar 2013 08:36:48 34,996 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    It's been asked already on a few threads some potential reasons:

    * The public don't know it's a new console - the Wii moniker might not be helping there.
    * Gamers couldn't care less - the console is nothing new and is at best on par with Sonys and MSs offerings.
    * Lack of games - tired old Mario trundled out again.
    * Next Gen consoles are looming large - let's face it Wii U is a late entry to the current generation.

    Edited by BartonFink at 08:42:19 09-03-2013
  • Cappy 9 Mar 2013 08:37:29 12,018 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Every time the FIFA/COD straw man is hauled out to present a heavily slanted argument, it's suggested that it's the same old people buying the same old game year after year.

    It's not true. Do you really think that every single FIFA buyer has every single previous FIFA game neatly stacked already at home?

    The alternate scenario is people buying the most visible, popular game, when they want one, they don't buy the same game every year.
  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:37:34 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @nickthegun So what did I do? I could create this topic...
  • Gambit1977 9 Mar 2013 08:37:37 10,154 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    You're asking why, but not accepting the answer. Nintendo are stuck in their ways, irrelevant and past it. They need to change, and quickly.
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2013 08:40:00 60,407 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    SL68 wrote:
    @nickthegun So what did I do? I could create this topic...
    It detected certain things in your posts like the use of ellipsis, the mention of CoD and FIFA and absolute idiocy and matched your profile to higgins.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2013 08:40:21 60,407 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    But you still cant invite people to join groups. Priorities, eh?

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Deckard1 9 Mar 2013 08:40:44 28,677 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    I smell a bean!
  • SL68 9 Mar 2013 08:41:07 34 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @Gambit1977 I'm not accepting the answer because it doesn't make sense. Neither FIFA or CoD is evolving anymore than Mario. This is not about change, it's about tastes. Brits can't get enough of war games and sports, so no matter how many FIFAs and CoDs EA and Activision pump out they'll still buy them.

    It's just like in Japan where people can't get enough of Dragon Quest even though it barely evolved at all. It's just cultural differences if you ask me, and that's why Wii U is doing better in France than in the UK.
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2013 08:42:00 60,407 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    ZELDA IS A PERFECT 10! 1:1 CONTROLS.................!

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Page

    of 4 First / Last

    Previous
Log in or register to reply