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conman2012

81. Posted:

I guess one could expect that Nintendo, which does have plenty of finances at this point in time, should likely launch significant marketing campaigns along with the upcoming exclusive and multi platform games that are on the way.

I am optimistic that given the upcoming game lineup, the unique features of the console, Nintendo's financial position and capability to market this thing over Christmas will result in a good pickup on sales.

Guess we need to revisit this forum topic in March eh!

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[....] But I will compare W101 pre orders of 2,800 to pikmin 3 US  pre orders of 60,000 and pikmin 3 isn't a lock to sell a ton in the first place [...]

But Pikmin 3 is a well established franchise that has been around for a decade. People know what they're getting into with Pikmin. Plus it's a "Miyamoto game" and a new version of it has been talked about since 2007 in some form or another. The first anyone heard about W101 was at least year's E3.

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banacheck

83. Posted:

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We talking just exclusives right?

Right now the PS4 only has two games announced for next year via Infamous and The Order.

Wii U has six games for next year so far two of which will probably be early 2014. (Bayo 2 and Mario Kart 8)

The best thing would be to buy a Wii U now and a PS4 next year and get the best of both worlds.

Sorry didn't realize you was talking exclusives but the average customer probably doesn't know what an exclusive is, apart from a game. There is a fair few people that don't game on a PC too, so would of not played some of the games that is on the PS4 & coming.

I think the Wii U will do alright, in the long term.

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SpookyMeths

84. Posted:

In this business, you gotta make the games first. Then when you get the games, you get the media attention. Then when you get the media attention, then you get the sales.

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JimLad

85. Posted:

If they drop the price then yes it will pick up when it gets more games.
$350 is a lot of money for anyone to spend in a recession.

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sinanziric

86. Posted:

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If they drop the price then yes it will pick up when it gets more games.
$350 is a lot of money for anyone to spend in a recession.

Price drop has absolutely no sense????

If XBOX ONE is selling for 499$ whats wrong with Wii U 350$?

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mii-gamer

87. Posted:

Not sure "take off" is the right words to use. It will do well but its momentum into next year depends on how regularly nintendo releases compelling software

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shingi_70

88. Posted:

sinanziric wrote:

JimLad wrote:

If they drop the price then yes it will pick up when it gets more games.
$350 is a lot of money for anyone to spend in a recession.

Price drop has absolutely no sense????

If XBOX ONE is selling for 499$ whats wrong with Wii U 350$?

Something something different expectations for different technology. Still that $499 is the Wii U's saving grace at hitting #2. I personally thing Microsoft will do the full 180 and announce a $399 price point but that's beside the point.

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SCAR392

89. Posted:

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Hitting #2? Compared to what, the PS4? Give me a break, man. Anything could happen here.

The Wii U could be the best selling this generation for all we know. Hell, even the Xbox One could outsell if something crazy happens. For as much crap/BS talk people like to give Wii U owners and Xbox One fans, it sure seems like they don't think very hard.

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shingi_70

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SCAR392 wrote:

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Hitting #2? Compared to what, the PS4? Give me a break, man. Anything could happen here.

The Wii U could be the best selling this generation for all we know. Hell, even the Xbox One could outsell if something crazy happens. For as much crap/BS talk people like to give Wii U owners and Xbox One fans, it sure seems like they don't think very hard.

Dude you seem to be overeacting big time. Right now the Wii U just isn't that much Value for the price and the Xbox One is $100 to expensive and has alot of the actual functionality hidden behind a paywall. Its not that hard to figure out that the PS4 will probably be seen as the better Value to most people. Its hitting a pretty nice sweet spot Value wise and right now has the most support thus far. (That could all change next week at Gamescom however.)

Not really knocking the WIi Unut to be honest even that #2 is pretty generous. Despite getting a Wii U first depending on the Xbox One's price (I expect it to be dropped to 399 before launch.), than I personally think the Wii U will be number 3.

Also you seem to take these things a bit too personally. I didn't even mention fans of either system in my post. I don't really care what platform you like since I'll have all three by next fall. However at this point its wishful thinking for some sort of miraculous Wii U turn around. If it doesn't take off this holiday season than that's it and the system will be left somwhere between the dreamcast and Gamecube. The one bi Ace card nintenod has left s Mario Kart and that isn't hitting till spring.

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91. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

@Sony_70
Hitting #2? Compared to what, the PS4? Give me a break, man. Anything could happen here.

The Wii U could be the best selling this generation for all we know. Hell, even the Xbox One could outsell if something crazy happens. For as much crap/BS talk people like to give Wii U owners and Xbox One fans, it sure seems like they don't think very hard.

I know how you feel SCAR, it's amazing how a Wii U owner can be deemed to be overreacting when defending his platform on a Nintendo-themed website...

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SCAR392 wrote:

@Sony_70
Hitting #2? Compared to what, the PS4? Give me a break, man. Anything could happen here.

The Wii U could be the best selling this generation for all we know. Hell, even the Xbox One could outsell if something crazy happens. For as much crap/BS talk people like to give Wii U owners and Xbox One fans, it sure seems like they don't think very hard.

I agree that anything could happen, but I predict (for what it's worth, not much) that we'll see a repeat of the PS1/2 era.
Sony will sell a 100+ million PS4s, Nintendo and Microsoft will be left to compete for second place.

This is a good thing in my opinion. It'll drum up more competition and we'll see some truly amazing exclusive games from Nintendo and Microsoft as they pull out all the stops to best Sony.

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93. Posted:

I doubt anyone will come even near Wii and Playstation numbers. The economy sucks and will continue to suck, and the PS4 is not as affordable as the PS1/2 were.

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SCAR392

94. Posted:

@Sony_70
I'm not overreacting. You always try to make it seem like PS4 will beat out everyone else based off of nothing. We don't know whether Xbox Live will be required for other features, so you're making that up.
The fact that Sony has opted for paid online and Nintendo hasn't, gives alot more power in the market.
Nintendo doesn't have their online straightened out just yet, but improvements are far from over, which seems to be the argument in most cases.

People that want a cheaper console, the GamePad, and Wii remotes will buy Wii U. People that want Kinect will buy Xbox One.

It's not even worth arguing about. It's just annoying when people disregard everything besides PS4.

Just wait and see what happens. No one claims Wii U or Xbox One will do the best. It's mainly defense for argument sake when there are claims of PS4 beating out everything. We're all predicting here. The point is that you are 100% sure that PS4 will do the best, when it the exact opposite could happen and you're not taking that into consideration.
Just as the Wii U looks to some as being the least bought this generation, the situation could flip entirely.

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95. Posted:

@Phatosaurus
It could also turn out to be Microsoft and Nintendo fighting for 1st place, while Sony does as well as it can in 3rd.
No ones saying that will happen, but some continue to think that Sony is the powerhouse here.

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96. Posted:

LzQuacker wrote:

I doubt anyone will come even near Wii and Playstation numbers. The economy sucks and will continue to suck, and the PS4 is not as affordable as the PS1/2 were.

I agree that the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One won't sell as well as the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360, but I don't think the economy affects game sales that much. Otherwise the PS3 would have never made it's come back from it's poor launch. However, Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja didn't exist back when the 7th gen consoles first launched, I think it's those that are slowing down console sales.

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97. Posted:

MrSRArter wrote:

LzQuacker wrote:

I doubt anyone will come even near Wii and Playstation numbers. The economy sucks and will continue to suck, and the PS4 is not as affordable as the PS1/2 were.

I agree that the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One won't sell as well as the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360, but I don't think the economy affects game sales that much. Otherwise the PS3 would have never made it's come back from it's poor launch. However, Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja didn't exist back when the 7th gen consoles first launched, I think it's those that are slowing down console sales.

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98. Posted:

But the WiiU is more than likely going to miss its own projections of 9M units by Mar 2014.  It would need to average 163,000 per week.  And seeing as though it barely did that in 12 weeks, it has a huge problem.  Even if you take into account a holiday push, which will be much more difficult than last holiday season because of more competition; take into account the games push, which again, will face stiff competition from the less powerful/larger library  ps3-360 and the smaller library/more powerful xb1-ps4.  It seems their pinned in from both sides.  They had an open window & cut themselves in the glass getting in.  Will it prove fatal, no.  But make no mistake the xb1 & ps4 smell the blood.

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Cyberbotv2

99. Posted:

There will be one game each year that will define each system and sometimes they end up defining a generation. I think the Last of Us on PS3 is that game so far this year, though there's still so much to be released. For Wii U, for me, that game has been Earthbound. You get to play the game off tv, and it is deep. I think the Wii U will end this year very strong, namely due to Zelda. Alot of people back in the day were turned off by the cel shaded graphics, and wanted the realistic looking Link right then and there. All of a sudden, cel shaded graphics are fine, so I expect this thing to sell huge. And I'm watching a few thrid party games for Wii U, namely Watch Dogs. If Ubisoft utilizes the gamepad and blends it in well, that could be the version to own. Theres a few others that could do really well on Wii U too, like DC Scribblenauts, and Assassins's Creed. it just depends how well that gamepad is integrated.

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Phatosaurus

100. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

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It could also turn out to be Microsoft and Nintendo fighting for 1st place, while Sony does as well as it can in 3rd.
No ones saying that will happen, but some continue to think that Sony is the powerhouse here.

Given the current general consensus, Sony have their foot in the door, Microsoft have their foot in their mouth and Nintendo have tripped over their own shoelaces.

I think the deciding factor in who "wins" will be Microsoft's marketing, Sony's games and whether the casual market come back to Nintendo or not.

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