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Apr 10, 2013 24 comments

2 reasons why the Wii U is doom3d

2 reasons why the Wii U is doom3d
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. 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 ...
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Apr 03, 2013 0 comment

Nintendo needs to relaunch the Wii U

Nintendo needs to relaunch the Wii U
Nintendo needs to relaunch the Wii U The Wii U is in a predicament right now. In a previous article I went into detail about the woes of the Wii U during the launch window. Although games such as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Lego City: Undercover have helped the Wii U in the past week, it is still not out of the dark waters. Nintendo should not be complacent, the Wii U is still young, and there is much work to do. In my opinion the smart thing for Nintendo to do, is to relaunch the Wii U. Start fresh and start from the beginning.  I think it is time for a relaunch. Re-evaluate the Wii U Message It is abundantly clear that Nintendo is having serious trouble getting the Wii U message across. Ever since the Wii U’s debut two years ago, Nintendo’s message has not been clear.  You know when you have a problem when there are individuals who still think the Wii U gamepad is a peripheral add-on for the Wii. What is the Wii U? What is the advantage of the Wii ...
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Mar 26, 2013 14 comments

Wii U launch window is over – How well did the Wii U Go?

Wii U launch window is over – How well did the Wii U Go?
Topic of the Week: Wii U launch window is over - How well did the Wii U Go? (note: the vgchartz data is severely undertracked - New super mario bros u and Nintendo land have surpassed 2 million. Wii U also has surpassed 3 million. Source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/388652/nintendo-land-and-new-super-mario-bros-u-both-surpass-2m-sales/) Before the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo was confident of a successful launch. Boasting a Mario game and in addition to many high quality titles, you can see where that confidence was coming from.  March is almost over, marking the end of the Wii U launch window – so how well did the Wii U go? Wii U debut with very good numbers. Nintendo was able to shift 425 000 Wii U’s in the first week of sales, falling 50 00 short of the Wii’s first week numbers. Not too shabby if you ask me, considering the commercial phenomenon the Wii was. From the chart above, you can clearly see the Wii U performing better than the   PS3, ...
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Mar 21, 2013 7 comments

What happened to Aliens Colonial Marines Wii U?

What happened to Aliens Colonial Marines Wii U?
Discussion of the Week: What happened to Aliens Colonial Marines Wii U? (Before you read this article let me get this out of the way, many points in this article are conjecture and speculation and are not facts.) Aliens Colonial Marines has been out on the ps3, 360 and pc for over a month now. The game released caused a huge stir in the gaming community – with accusation of money embezzlement's,  lies from Randy Pitchford and the embarrassment of the terrible quality of the game. While the dust has settled somewhat since, but there is one question that still remains. When is the Wii U version coming out? Supposedly the game was to be released this month, but the with less than 10 days left and without a firm release date, it is unlikely that the game will arrive before March end. I have tried to contact Randy Pitchford and Sega via twitter, but to no avail. So what happened? Well, there are two likely outcomes. The first option and the most likely at this ...
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Mar 11, 2013 7 comments

A future without Mario

A future without Mario
Topic of the Week: A future without Mario? The Wii U has had a disastrous start to its life. No doubt, Nintendo would have liked more lively sales from the Wii U. In my opinion, the main cause of the Wii U’s poor sales is the lack of original and compelling software. Many of the software on the Wii U are simply ports of games you can find on cheap consoles. Right now there are very few reasons to invest into the Wii U. Maybe the only games worthwhile on the console right now are ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land. Having a Mario game at launch is a blessing, I suspect Nintendo placed all its chips on New Super Mario Bros. U to sell the Wii U, well at least until the next round of games. Don’t get the wrong impression NSMBU sold well, but not enough to sustain health numbers for the Wii U. [youtube id="IQHa4qindfE" width="600" height="350"] Whether it was Nintendo’s Intention, to have Mario as the lone star of the Wii U launch, or the delays of ...
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