2 reasons why the Wii U is doom3d

By Michael On 10 Apr, 2013 At 01:50 PM | Categorized As Discussion of the Week, Features | With 25 Comments

2 reasons why the Wii U is doom3d

The general perception of the Wii U is currently terrible. Wii U sales numbers during the launch window are abysmal. The software droughts are terrible. The Wii U is in a ugly position. It is only been 6 months since the launch, there is absolutely no way that the Wii U can make a comeback. You know what this means. The Wii U is doomed. There is no other way to put it. Everyone else is writing off the Wii U. So it must be true. So here are my two reasons why the Wii U is doomed.

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Reason 1: Cuz Michael Pachturd says so

The first reason that the Wii U is doomed, is because Michael Pachter has already predicted the failure of the console. Gamers often call Pachter an idiot. I have to disagree. An idiot would not have a high paying Job at a respectable investment firm. An idiot’s opinion would not be repeated in the gaming media. An idiot would not have his own show. Someone who is constantly wrong would have lost his job long time ago, so Pachter is doing something right. We must trust in Pachter because he is analyst of the gaming industry and we all know analyst are smart and not idiots.

The proof is in the pudding, just look at all the predictions Pachter got right:

“In 2010, Sony’s going to have 55 per cent, Microsoft’s going to have 35 per cent and Nintendo 10 per cent, with all three of those having plus or minus five per cent,”

“We expect the dominant console at the end of the next cycle to be Sony PlayStation 3, primarily due to our assessment that Sony will win the high definition DVD format war. Ultimately, we see Sony winning the console war with 36% of the market, with Nintendo capturing second place at 34% and Microsoft finishing third at 30%. These estimates do not include market shares in Japan, which we expect to be dominated by Nintendo (51% through 2011) and Sony (44%).”

“I think we’ve seen the last generation of consoles,”

“I think the biggest surprise will be the introduction of the Wii HD.” in 2010.

With such an amazing track record, we can definitely trust Pachter.

Michael Pachter has made it clear that the Wii U is doomed.

“I think they misfired on the Wii U,” said Pachter. “It’s just not that different from the other two [existing] consoles, and the gameplay isn’t as unique as the Wii. They made a mistake, it’s something they probably can’t recover from.”


“So, yeah I think they are about to Dreamcast themselves. I don’t think Wii U is going to be as popular as probably Nintendo thinks it’s going to be”


“Truthfully I think they  (Nintendo) have a crappy product and I don’t think they can do much about it.”

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Just watch his latest interview with Adam Sessler. There is no way anyone can argue against his claim. The way he supports his analysis with empirical evidence, statistical data and with the latest trends in the industry. It isn’t based on a hunch. Not at all subjective or bias. It is crystal clear that the Wii U is destined for oblivion and obscurity. Pachter will bet his impeccable reputation on it.

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 Reason 2: The gaming media is very smart.

Journalism is a well regarded profession. Critical thinking and problem solving skill – key attributes needed to be a journalist. Naturally the gaming community will turn to the gaming media for the latest interpretation of the industry. The general consensus from the gaming media is that the Wii U is doomed. It is one negative article, after another, after another, after another, after another and after another. If the media decides that the Wii U is doomed then it is.

Nintendo fans have been defending the Wii U with their irrational arguments. The Wii U needs games. Nintendo needs to market the console better. It is too soon declare the Wii U is doomed. The media is jumping the gun to quickly. Their constructive criticism is irrelevant and 6 months too late. The fact of the matter is that, the Wii U had a terrible launch, there is absolutely no way the console will make a comeback. Just look at the Ps3 and 3DS, both respectively had a terrible launch and just look how doomed they are now.

The bottom line is – no matter what Nintendo does or can do to save the Wii U, the Wii U is doomed regardless. It is the natural order of the gaming industry. Just wait until the PS4 or 720, for the cycle to continue once again.

About - Michael is the proud owner and Editor-in-Chief of Mii-gamer.com! He has a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honors ( try to guess his Degree), and has been writing about video games for many years. His favorite Nintendo franchises include the Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon. When Michael is not playing video games – he is usually outdoors riding kangaroo’s, playing cricket or sleeping (or doing all three at the same time).

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  • MrSpoiler15

    So true.
    :serious face

  • http://twitter.com/Juhis815 Juhis815

    Ugh, now this article supports “Wii U is doomed” -conversation, and I HATE these kinds of articles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1673508078 Siyam Mahamud

    He’s right though. Unfortunately I’m afraid it’s going to be another generation of 720 vs. PS4 whereas the Wii U will continue to receive Marios and Zeldas but become another Wii because third party developers would rather enjoy technical freedom that a PS4 or 720 or PC can provide them rather than lowering the graphical fidelity of their game so Wii U owners can enjoy it. I think third party developers will be satisfied enough with their games on 720, PS4, and PC. Thats the inconvenient truth that Nintendo gamers have to atleast consider if not truly accept.

    • Elem187

      Apparently you didn’t read the article.. Its sarcasm directed towards clueless fanboys like yourself thats predicting the Wii U’s doom.
      I think you are seriously underestimating consumer choice when they are faced with one system that costs half as much as another….. The Wii proved that people prefer a cheaper system. Any US dollar above $450 of the PS4/720 wont sell big numbers, bank on it.

    • Guest

      I must have missed the point in time where Sony and Microsoft’s consoles actually made more money than the Wii. It’s fine if you like the PS3 or the 360 over the Wii (I do as well), but the Wii kicked both their asses. It made more money and outsold both of them. And third party games were twice as plentiful on the Wii than the 360 OR PS3.

      • RGDubz

        The Wii was a last-gen console which was competing with the PS2 & original Xbox placing 2nd, the Wii-U is competing with the PS3 & 360.

        You can’t say the Wii was competing the PS3 & 360 because it was a previous-gen console & the Price point is the only reason it sold as good as it did.

        Different price points, Different generation = Different competition.

        • RGDubz

          BTW you’re retarded to even mention 3rd party games when talking about the Wii unless you’re gonna talk of the lack there of..
          It’s one thing to be a fanboy it’s another to be a blind fanboy as we all know 3rd party games are shit on the Wii.

          • Chris Bohanan

            Ok fine then lets go with that. Wii was competing with the PS2 and Xbox (even though it was not). It STILL kicked the crap out of the PS3 and 360.
            Plus no good third party games? I guess you missed Resident Evil 4, Mad World, No More Heroes, Red Steel 2 (and 1 to some degree) Conduit 1 and 2, CoD, Medal of Honor, and many more. Plus the sports games were enhanced by the controls. Tiger Woods. Pro Evo Soccer, The Bigs, and even Madden were just mor fun because of them.

        • 1011101001001

          You can say the Wii is competing with the PS3 & 360 because it was… what the hell do you think the Gamecube was. Pretty sure N64 was PS1 competition soooo… you can edit your comment now.

  • Elem187

    LOL very funny article, loved it!

  • RGDubz

    Use sarcasm all you want, the Wii-U has nothing to offer.. it will go the way of the Dreamcast as Nintendo will go the same way Sega did <- mark those words

    • Nintedward

      No. You’re an idiot and you know nothing about gaming. Do you know Nintendo has made 10 times as much money from Gaming as Sony and Microsoft has ? Do you know Nintendo is in an outstanding financial position which gives them decades of security ?

      Are you aware the DS and Wii just made them a fortune and the 3DS is also becoming hyper successfull ? Are you aware the WIiu has sold more in its first months than the ps3 and 360 did and its not had any major games yet ?

      You Nintendo haters are just idiots . Nuff said.

      • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

        lol you got it right. Haters are going to hate. That is why i wrote this article. To highlight the irrational argument of wii u is doom claims.

        • RGDubz

          You’re a blantant Nintendo fanboy (I’d hope you’re a 12 year old japanese girl being a Nintendo fan otherwise you’re just sad & pathetic) and your “article” is nothing more then trolling.

          • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

            i trolled who? Lol hater are going to hate

          • RGDubz

            Flame bait article = Trolling

            I also see no arguements from your side about being 12 year old Japanese girl.. lol, I guess it’s because you do realise that 12 year old Japanese girls are Nintendos target audience & to fanboy a Nintendo childrens console while being a male adult is shameful and just straight up embarrasing, right? lol


          • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

            Who exactly am i flaming? For someone who tries to act smart you can’t put up a consistent argument without resorting to petty insults.

        • Nintedward

          Excellent article. Finaly an article with some real meat behind it. Refreshing compared to all the fake doom articles trying to get hits :)

          • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

            thanks. This a site for nintendo fans by nintendo fans. I don’t mind what the haters say. I know we are right 😛

      • RGDubz

        You Nintendo fanboys are pathetic & neglect the fact Nintendo’s products are cheaper then Sony & Microsofts obviously you casual gaming out number core gamers, price point alone Nintendo better outsell it’s competition which is priced much higher, why do you think the PS3 sales are still destroying the Wii-U’s? One big simple fact PRICE
        Why would someone buy a Wii-U when their Wii has been collecting dust for years? why would you want to pay $60 for ports of games on the PS3/360 that were already $30 or less on the PS3/360.
        PS3/360 games range from $2 to $60, what’s the Wii-U’s cheapest full retail game $45? $50? lol, not to mention the lack of 3 party support once again for Nintendo.
        With the real next-gen consoles coming in October & when Nintendo’s Wii-U’s really not selling they will fail this gen, but becoming a third party dev well see them to even higher profits & as we all know money talks.
        I’m sure all you 12 year old japanese Nintendo fans will still enjoy it just because it says Nintendo & you enjoy playing the same games over & over again.. The same games I played when I was a kid which was over 20 years ago.

        Nintendo is the new Sega. #DealWithIt

        • http://www.youtube.com/users/CtrlAltDelGmr CtrlAltDelGmr

          I can’t believe people like you even call yourselves gamers. Even if you don’t like Nintendo you don’t have to be an immature person online calling people “12 year old japanese girls”. Seriously, if you’re trying to be funny or get people mad at you you’re the dumb one here. Don’t like Nintendo? fine. Think the wii u sucks? fine. At least have appreciation for it. Appreciate it for the time and effort that went into it. Even if you hate it, there are plenty of people who love it. Me included. And yes, I play PS3 and 360, and actually prefer PS3, but that doesn’t mean the Wii U is horrible.

          It’s just an opinion. You don’t have to go around acting like yours is always the right one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ben.godby Ben Godby

    Goddamn, somebody finally said it! I thought I was the only person who noticed that every major prediction the guy’s made never came true.

  • http://twitter.com/Skyer7 Skyer Ist

    what a stupid shit

  • Erin Abocs

    It’s pretty worrying when you consider this article to be more logical than anything Michael Pachter says these days. This article was worth it! : )