Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

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Why neither core nor casual audiences are safe bets for Nintendo's new console

Nintendo lost its core audience at the turn of the century and, after ten extraordinarily successful years in a different market, it now carries a romantic belief that old fans will return in their millions when the Wii U launches.... read more

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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby ted1138 » 15 Nov 2012, 15:37

I just don't see the none-core gamers buying this in the same numbers as they did with the Wii, and anyone with a 360 or PS3 already has access to games with the same level of graphics(are there any comparison vids yet?)... :|
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby stealth » 15 Nov 2012, 15:38

Rob hates on nintendo all the time. There is no reason to get mad on it or for me to comment on the article.

Anyone who tries to predict sales this early, is quite simly a moron. Nobody can predict anything until AT LEAST 5 years removed from the system launch.

Ive been around enough people dooming nintendo ( and most other systems for that matter) to wait



Edit: Oy vey, rob also took ubisofts " the wii u is too expensive thing" out of context. What they said is in an ideal world they would love for the system to be 100-200 dollars, but they recognize you cant do that for a new system in this day and age.

The system is priced pretty much perfectly as scott M said, seeing as how its sold out with more units available than the wii had.

One final thing. People also said casuals wouldnt be there for the 3ds. But last time I checked, 4 million hardcore gamers didnt buy nintendogs and cats
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby dwhlufc » 15 Nov 2012, 15:41

It's going to sell, no doubt. I highly doubt it will reach the epic numbers that the Wii did though.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby HelloLadies » 15 Nov 2012, 15:41

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Skullet wrote:Pre orders aren't sold out, I checked about 10 websites and all of them seem to have stock available for pre order, granted its the basic bundle but if demand was as high as people are claiming then they would all be sold out, especially this close to launch.



Please tell me where? All you have to do is a simple google search for Wii U and choose "shopping". One site is selling the basic for $499 and cannot guarantee a Christmas delivery because "This item is in high demand".

Gamestop sold out the same day they went on sale (I know, I reserved one).
Best Buy - none
Target - none
Toys R Us - none
Wal Mart - non
AMazon - $599 and up from the Amazon Market.

So please, share with all of us where you can buy a Wii U, get it for Christmas, and at retail price. I challenge you.


Plenty of Aussie sellers seem to have stock available for pre-order at a reasonable price. When I say reasonable I mean comparatively to the cheaper sellers.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby dwhlufc » 15 Nov 2012, 15:44

An online friend if mine went into hmv and preordered last week, they guaranteed it for release day so I doubt preorders are completely sold out.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby stealth » 15 Nov 2012, 15:45

dwhlufc wrote:An online friend if mine went into hmv and preordered last week, they guaranteed it for release day so I doubt preorders are completely sold out.



All we know is its sold out in the US and japan. European numbers are so hard to get because last time I checked europe is a big place.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby dwhlufc » 15 Nov 2012, 15:50

Well it's obviously not sold out in the uk.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby stealth » 15 Nov 2012, 15:51

dwhlufc wrote:Well it's obviously not sold out in the uk.



I doubt anything ever will be anymore. Last time I checked retail is in turmoil in the UK
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby dwhlufc » 15 Nov 2012, 15:57

stealth wrote:
dwhlufc wrote:Well it's obviously not sold out in the uk.



I doubt anything ever will be anymore. Last time I checked retail is in turmoil in the UK

I think you'll find that's happening all around the world.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby stealth » 15 Nov 2012, 15:59

Not like it is in the UK. The US and Japanese equivalent of GAME shuting down, would be if every gamestop, ebtoys, toys r us, bestbuy, walmart shut down.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby dwhlufc » 15 Nov 2012, 16:04

GAME hasn't shut down yet as far as I know. And that's not because people aren't spending money, their just using their brains and buying online at far cheaper prices with delivery. If game sales was such a huge problem why aren't shopto and other specialist online retailers moaning?
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby dwhlufc » 15 Nov 2012, 16:06

stealth wrote:Not like it is in the UK. The US and Japanese equivalent of GAME shuting down, would be if every gamestop, ebtoys, toys r us, bestbuy, walmart shut down.

How can you compare ToysRus to a videogame specialist? They sell a huge variety from videogame, bikes, toys etc. that's not even remotely close to GAME. Same goes for Walmart, have you got a clue what GAME sell?
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby stealth » 15 Nov 2012, 16:08

dwhlufc wrote:GAME hasn't shut down yet as far as I know. And that's not because people aren't spending money, their just using their brains and buying online at far cheaper prices with delivery. If game sales was such a huge problem why aren't shopto and other specialist online retailers moaning?



Excuse me, They shut down 75 percent of there stores. Or some insane number.
Havent they? Ive been having to endure UK stores and analyst moan for years it seems
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby dwhlufc » 15 Nov 2012, 16:11

Yes they did shut down a huge number of stores but a lot of people on here will tell you that in certain towns you had stores located on the same streets and two or three within the same shopping centre. The cuts they made in my local town actually made sense as they must of been burning money with rent and bills plus wages.
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Re: Wii U: Nintendo's day of reckoning

Postby stealth » 15 Nov 2012, 16:14

dwhlufc wrote:Yes they did shut down a huge number of stores but a lot of people on here will tell you that in certain towns you had stores located on the same streets and two or three within the same shopping centre. The cuts they made in my local town actually made sense as they must of been burning money with rent and bills plus wages.



I am not in the UK so obviously Ive never seen the distribution of stores. But when your forced to close between 75-90 percent of the stores. That goes beyond at least in my mind 2 or 3 within the same shopping center
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