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Beetlejuice

21. Posted:

skywake wrote:

Rin-go wrote:

@skywake
Don't you know that you are a "blind fanboy" and that you are told "the truth"?

Sorry, I forgot that people expect a particular point of view. This is the internet so I shouldn't even try to consider the variables involved. The Wii U is bad and worse than everything else ever because. Why do you ask? Well because. Hey look, it only sold 6mill units in 18 months with a massive one of the five or so traditional system sellers for their platforms. The Gamecube did 10mill and it had only a measly four out of five.

And look at all of that third party support the Gamecube got. All of the big games of that period of time like GTA, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy and Metal Gear it didn't miss out on. The Gamecube was obviously the platform to have. The Wii U gets shafted entirely, no third party support at all compared to the Gamecube. It's not like the Wii U has any of the best selling third party titles of 2012/2013 like Call of Duty, FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, Batman. Third parties have just ignored the Wii U entirely but the Gamecube got everything.

Is that a better response? I mean I have to go to an alternate universe to get there but still ;)

But when Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros only increase system sales by a few hundred thousand units during the months they are released, what will the next excuse for low console sales be?

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22. Posted:

KennyPowers wrote:

But when Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros only increase system sales by a few hundred thousand units during the months they are released, what will the next excuse for low console sales be?

We'll worry about that if we get there.

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brewsky wrote:

KennyPowers wrote:

But when Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros only increase system sales by a few hundred thousand units during the months they are released, what will the next excuse for low console sales be?

We'll worry about that if we get there.

True.

By that point we may be able to blame low Wii-U sales on Russian territorial expansion into the disputed islands of northern Japan, and how that is impacting their local economy and ability to find creative ways to utilize the gamepad.

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DefHalan

24. Posted:

This is more of a general comment and not just about this topic.

I use to enjoy conversations here on NintendoLife. We could have intelligent conversations that didn't turn into "your a blind fanboy of this company" so fast. It is really sad to see people start arguments for no reason. I will try to keep using this site but these conversations are becoming really ugly

http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/post/44243746261/nickels-dimes-and-quarters
http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/why-console-specs-dont-matter
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/200271/Video_Don_Daglow_on_nextgen_transition_traps_and_treasures.php

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25. Posted:

DefHalan wrote:

This is more of a general comment and not just about this topic.

I use to enjoy conversations here on NintendoLife. We could have intelligent conversations that didn't turn into "your a blind fanboy of this company" so fast. It is really sad to see people start arguments for no reason. I will try to keep using this site but these conversations are becoming really ugly

I can't tell if this is a shot at my old FFXV topic...

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DefHalan

26. Posted:

Oragami wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

This is more of a general comment and not just about this topic.

I use to enjoy conversations here on NintendoLife. We could have intelligent conversations that didn't turn into "your a blind fanboy of this company" so fast. It is really sad to see people start arguments for no reason. I will try to keep using this site but these conversations are becoming really ugly

I can't tell if this is a shot at my old FFXV topic...

No it is a statement about the current state of the NintendoLife forums

http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/post/44243746261/nickels-dimes-and-quarters
http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/why-console-specs-dont-matter
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/200271/Video_Don_Daglow_on_nextgen_transition_traps_and_treasures.php

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27. Posted:

DefHalan wrote:

Oragami wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

This is more of a general comment and not just about this topic.

I use to enjoy conversations here on NintendoLife. We could have intelligent conversations that didn't turn into "your a blind fanboy of this company" so fast. It is really sad to see people start arguments for no reason. I will try to keep using this site but these conversations are becoming really ugly

I can't tell if this is a shot at my old FFXV topic...

No it is a statement about the current state of the NintendoLife forums

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28. Posted:

@skywake
Well done! I'm so proud of you. ^-^ Here, take a virtual cookie. * hands over virtual cookie * I can also make you a virtual sandwich if you prefer that, though. ^^

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29. Posted:

dizzy_boy wrote:

Here's something that I just found, I may have missed this in the descriptions, but it's still a nice little addition to the WiiU keypad.
If you hold your stylus on a letter, it'll bring up letters from foreign alphabets, rather than having to keep switching over to the alphabet you want. Not all letters have it though.

That is the most amazing thing ever!

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Beetlejuice

30. Posted:

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iphys

31. Posted:

Rukiafan wrote:

with 150+ new titles expected to release from now until the end of the year"

Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. So many games get delayed, I won't believe this number till I see it. And I would say it takes about 5 eShop games to be equivalent to 1 retail game.

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Unca_Lz

32. Posted:

Can we please not make flaming references to "fanboys"?

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33. Posted:

skywake wrote:

Rin-go wrote:

@skywake
Don't you know that you are a "blind fanboy" and that you are told "the truth"?

Sorry, I forgot that people expect a particular point of view. This is the internet so I shouldn't even try to consider the variables involved. The Wii U is bad and worse than everything else ever because. Why do you ask? Well because. Hey look, it only sold 6mill units in 18 months with a massive one of the five or so traditional system sellers for their platforms. The Gamecube did 10mill and it had only a measly four out of five.

And look at all of that third party support the Gamecube got. All of the big games of that period of time like GTA, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy and Metal Gear it didn't miss out on. The Gamecube was obviously the platform to have. The Wii U gets shafted entirely, no third party support at all compared to the Gamecube. It's not like the Wii U has any of the best selling third party titles of 2012/2013 like Call of Duty, FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, Batman. Third parties have just ignored the Wii U entirely but the Gamecube got everything.

Is that a better response? I mean I have to go to an alternate universe to get there but still ;)

Um...sorry, but I thought these are the numbers that were made public in December 2013?

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Unca_Lz

34. Posted:

The Wii U was worse than everything else? There are some exceptions that need to be brought up, but you should probably research that on your own

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MAN1AC

35. Posted:

iphys wrote:

Rukiafan wrote:

with 150+ new titles expected to release from now until the end of the year"

Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. So many games get delayed, I won't believe this number till I see it. And I would say it takes about 5 eShop games to be equivalent to 1 retail game.

That's still a significant amount of potential games though. Whether they be retail or eShop titles.

Four more months until Bayonetta 2.

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Csaw

36. Posted:

The truth is we have no idea what's going to happen with the Wii U. It could be the worst selling system that never catches on and forces Nintendo to start developing games for smart phones, PlayStation and Xbox, or they could announce a game that is going to make the wii u sell to the masses and we're all going to look like fools for ever doubting it.
The point is none of you work at Nintendo, and none of you can predict the future, so stop acting like you know how the wii u's future is going to play out. This goes for both sides

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UGXwolf

37. Posted:

Whine, whine, moan, whine. Why does it always device into this? Does this site really need an "if you can't say anything nice" rule? Are we really so immature? The Wii U is off to a rocky start, and things don't appear to have any improvements in the near future. Yeah, that kinda sucks but does it really warrant this? Does every downer on the site have top come ruin the moment for the ones who just want some hope? Does every optimist on the forum have to treat every hint of bad news like filthy lies and slander! The Wii U is looking bad, right now in the sales and marketing department, but pretty good in the games and quality department. These are my takes on the facts. This is what I see, when I see my Wii U. It's a great console with weak sales and support and I love it to death.now can we stop bickering and just talk about games? You know? The part of gaming that actually matters?

I COME UPON THEE WITH RIGHTEOUS FURY FROM THAT OF THE SMASH FANDOM! ILLOGICAL STATEMENTS SHALT BE MET WITH ALL OF MINE RAGE... until I do something else. No sense in being grumpy.

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38. Posted:

Csaw wrote:

The truth is we have no idea what's going to happen with the Wii U. It could be the worst selling system that never catches on and forces Nintendo to start developing games for smart phones, PlayStation and Xbox, or they could announce a game that is going to make the wii u sell to the masses and we're all going to look like fools for ever doubting it.
The point is none of you work at Nintendo, and none of you can predict the future, so stop acting like you know how the wii u's future is going to play out. This goes for both sides

I would like to point out that the Wii U can't real fail that hard, at this point, thanks to Nintendo's "financial safety nets." But this it's another great point.

I COME UPON THEE WITH RIGHTEOUS FURY FROM THAT OF THE SMASH FANDOM! ILLOGICAL STATEMENTS SHALT BE MET WITH ALL OF MINE RAGE... until I do something else. No sense in being grumpy.

What a horrible night for a curse...

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39. Posted:

@GoneFishin
Actually, they only needed to sell 1 game at launch, in order to be profitable. Once they cut the price, THEN they needed 2 games to be sold. Wii U has had an attach rate of about 4, so...

@skywake is right. The situation is much different than GCN.

@KennyPowers
Well, if Wii U doesn't sell well, the excuse will be that it doesn't have 3rd party.

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skywake

40. Posted:

KennyPowers wrote:

But when Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros only increase system sales by a few hundred thousand units during the months they are released, what will the next excuse for low console sales be?

Not what I was saying and I'm not trying to argue that the Wii U is doing fantastically. I was merely pointing out that you can't really compare Wii U sales and Gamecube sales in that way. The problems they face are entirely different. The Gamecube was late to the party and was dwarfed by the PS2 despite throwing all of their big games at it very early on. The Wii U had an early start and didn't take off largely because they thought Mario, Pikmin and Nintendo Land were enough. Do you really think that the Wii U wouldn't have done any better if it had a brand new Zelda, Animal Crossing, Metroid and Smash Bros out already?

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But when you look at just 3rd party material that saw release on both the Xbox and PS2, as I said, more often than not there was also a nice GameCube version as well.

It's not really the same. For a start the XBox wasn't really the same thing it is now in terms of third party support. They were shafted about as much as Nintendo were. It wasn't until the 360 when Microsoft started to get games like GTA. The PS2 alone was what the PS3/360 became in terms of third party support. Nintendo still aren't getting as much as they do, not by a long shot, but the Wii U is about the best Nintendo has been for third party support post-SNES/N64.

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