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Wii U 'selling steadily' - Iwata

Postby goggy » 07 Jan 2013, 11:09

They're doomed!

It's another Dreamcast!

Blah blah blah.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwMdcESljqg - Still the greatest E3 reveal ever!!!
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Postby paulcourtney10 » 07 Jan 2013, 11:41

and so say all of us
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Postby ingy » 07 Jan 2013, 11:49

I have to say i'm enjoying the wii-u, the only problem i have is learning the controller layout.
After spending a couple of weeks playing the awsome zombie-u, returning to my xbox controller felt weird and i'm not sure if having to go through this problem every time i want to play an fps in particular is worth all the pain.
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Postby cult » 07 Jan 2013, 12:10

Fe fi fo fum I smell the blood of a Nintendo Wii U Ambassador progrum.
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Postby Megatrons_Fury » 07 Jan 2013, 12:39

I used to be a Nintendo fanboy, then i took a WII U to the knee.
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Postby Drusus » 07 Jan 2013, 13:11

goggy wrote:It's another Dreamcast!


Kiss your mother with that mouth?

It is damn well not another Dreamcast!

Oh and well done, congratulations to Nintendo on a console selling steadily, nothing inspires confidence in sales than steady selling. Steadily we go! To the medium, push it to the middle, woop woop raise the second floor. Party like it's 2pm. Keep on rolling like Bargain Hunt, steadily.
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Postby Spider82 » 07 Jan 2013, 13:49

Ouch for Nintendo! A 15% share price reduction after a NEW console, thats bad news. What can they do to recover, is what I find myself asking. Even trying to remain optimistic I find it hard to really believe that a new Zelda etc might sell consoles in good numbers. Perhaps Nintendo should support the Wii U for a few years while they develop a new truely next gen console to compete with Sony and MS. Yes, its a costly process, but I think they are going to have to cut their losses on this one. Nintendo seriously dropped the ball on this one.
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Postby Beetle Bum » 07 Jan 2013, 14:17

"Buy our 8GB or buy our premium with a WHOPPING! 32bg version" LMFAO!!!!!!! Nintendo's playing it BIG TIME!!
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Postby rbt2 » 07 Jan 2013, 14:24

cult wrote:Fe fi fo fum I smell the blood of a Nintendo Wii U Ambassador progrum.

Hehehe.
I love it meself.
I think the controller is the best and some of the launch games ain't too shabby either.
I love seeing Mario in HD. That's 'aitch' not 'haitch.'
There's no such word or letter as 'haitch.'
My boy says 'haitch.'
Really p**ses me off!
Anyhoo, let this new machine get into It's stride so we can see what it can really do.
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Postby shadowsblaze » 07 Jan 2013, 19:31

goggy wrote:They're doomed!

It's another Dreamcast!

Blah blah blah.


The Dreamcast was one of the best consoles systems made. Comparing it to the classic console is high praise indeed.
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Postby Balladeer » 07 Jan 2013, 19:32

goggy wrote:They're doomed!

It's another Dreamcast!

Blah blah blah.


Is it time for Nintendo to have gone bankrupt again? According to the Internet they've done that twice already.
RIP CVG. Future can get stuffed.

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Postby razors edge » 07 Jan 2013, 21:00

This Friday I will mostly be playing one of these having given in to temptation and getting it for a reasonable price.

Picked up Mass Effect, Zombie U and Batman. Got the deluxe pack so I get NintendoLand too.

Must admit I'm chiefly purchasing it as I'm viewing it as a sort-of portable system, the main reason I picked up Mass and Batman, just love the idea of all that power (please, no mocking) in the palm of your hand. It would be nice if Pikmin 3 was fully playable Off TV but I've a feeling it won't be.

I would be playing it right now but DPD are shitters.
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Postby wwinterj » 07 Jan 2013, 23:45

Price drop and more games then we talk.
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Postby console_whore » 09 Jan 2013, 11:58

The worst thing that would happen if all else failed is Nintendo becoming the greatest 3rd party developer.
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Postby Balladeer » 09 Jan 2013, 13:00

The worst thing that could happen is if they became a Japan-only handheld developer. Looking at the other sales figure article on this page, I think that's more likely.
RIP CVG. Future can get stuffed.

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