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Posted May 26, '13 at 7:03am

BadHaikuBird

BadHaikuBird

17 posts

Nobody is comparing years to months, they're comparing the Wii U's opening sales to the equivalent opening sales of the other consoles.
And no matter how you spin it, they're atrocious. That's solid unarguable fact.


Please do not make things up. Sources would be great. Here I detail the amount of units sold after half a financial year.

The Playstation 3 was released November 11th in 2006.

The Wii U was released November 18th in 2012.

The Xbox 360 was released November 22nd 2005.

Sony expected to sell 6 million units by the fiscal year ending in March 2007. Only 3.68 million were sold, falling short of that mark.

As of 31 March 2013, Nintendo reports 3.45 million units have been sold worldwide.

As of March 31st, 2006 the Xbox 360 has sold over 3.2 million units worldwide.
 

Posted May 26, '13 at 12:48pm

KnightDeclan

KnightDeclan

487 posts

Thankyou BadHaikuBird for not being totally illogical and proving these haters wrong. I mean guys, the dif between me and you is I love my systems and dont care for yours. You love yours and hate mine.

 

Posted May 26, '13 at 5:05pm

Mr_Sand

Mr_Sand

687 posts

Thankyou BadHaikuBird for not being totally illogical and proving these haters wrong. I mean guys, the dif between me and you is I love my systems and dont care for yours. You love yours and hate mine.


Actually I have no prejudice for any system because I play on the PC but I do know facts and the facts are that the Wii U barely beats the xbox 360 and the PS3 even though it is newer. I do know that the Wii U sold worse than the Wii and it was unexpected for NIntendo. I do know that the PS4 and X1 will be better than the Wii U based on the Specs meaning
The Processor
Ram
and Graphics
They are all going to be better than the Wii U, and if they aren't then you can come back and call me whatever you want. But I can guarantee that the PS4 and X1 aren't downgrading.
And the reason why the Wii sold more could be because of many reasons:
It was released in Japan first
It is Cheaper than the 360 and PS3
The NIntendo Wii came out before the other consoles
 

Posted May 26, '13 at 6:57pm

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

Well **** my *** and call me a ****. My information was wrong.

Still, so what it's not selling badly? It's a terrible console nonetheless. Please don't mistake disproving one argument for disproving all of them. Most of which are being conveniently ignored.

 

Posted May 27, '13 at 1:06pm

Loptice

Loptice

247 posts

I'm Nintendo fan but you can't deny Wii'u sales are terrible.
I mean come one it gets outsold even by PSV and Wii.
http://www.vgchartz.com/

 

Posted May 28, '13 at 11:26am

KnightDeclan

KnightDeclan

487 posts

Still, so what it's not selling badly? It's a terrible console nonetheless. Please don't mistake disproving one argument for disproving all of them. Most of which are being conveniently ignored.
That right there is called trolling, my friend. You hate on a system simply because you don't have it.

 

Posted May 28, '13 at 12:33pm

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

Look here. If you're gonna keep ignoring the plethora of real arguments I've made against the console and keep saying I dislike it out of some fictitious sense of jealousy, I'm gonna start thinking you're an idiot.

I've made several points in this thread, but for your convenience, allow me to quote my post from the thread YOU started about the Wii U. A post you also seem to have ignored.

I'm kind of tired of repeating all the reasons why the Wii U is a colossal disaster, so I'll be brief.

Its release timing is idiotic, game library is tiny (and unremarkable), there's no multiplayer community and third party support is very weak next to the two other major consoles, meaning there's very little to no reason to pick this up over a proper console.

The stupid control scheme is not even close to revolutionary (oh geez, a touchscreen, never seen that) and flawed at its very core - why the hell would I look away from my god**** game. There's literally no utility a pause menu couldn't have given me. The only thing it's going to be any good for is making it even more hellish for Nintendo to find third party support, because we've learned from the Wii that developers largely won't give enough of a crap to implement the gimmick to its "fullest potential" or, worse yet, won't port games at all.
The controller itself is a cumbersome, poorly designed piece of hardware with zero battery life.

The marketing was done poorly and half the consumers don't even know it's a standalone machine, and in two years it will be a barren ****ing wasteland, only sparsely revisited for a short while whenever Nintendo releases one of their big IPs' next installment, and then abandoned promptly right after.
 

Posted May 28, '13 at 1:18pm

yourawesomeness

yourawesomeness

118 posts

as far as i'm concerned, Wii U isn't even a contender here. the majority of video game players go for action and shooters, and let's face it; Wii U is made for family and arcade games, specializing in Mario, not Call of Duty or Mass Effect or any other game gamers love.

 

Posted May 28, '13 at 1:33pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

Its release timing is idiotic


Alright, yes, the Wii U should have spent a few more years in the development labs. But you need to look at this from Nintendo's perspective: they wanted to maintain their cheapness while battling the "decaying corpses" (how you put it). From their perspective, they wanted to put something out there while the competition was fading away. Knowing Nintendo, I can't say it'll be very long before they develop another console to compete with the X1 and the PS4 as they begin to fade away. Really, it was a good idea, but they'll have to take the pain of practically bombing the 8th generation in order to make up for it later.

game library is tiny (and unremarkable)


Unless you're a Nintendo fan! Nintendo needs that loyalty to survive, and boy, does it ever keep them alive. I wouldn't be surprised if people bought their console solely for the purpose of being able to play the next SSB game. Really, diehard Nintendo fans are pretty excited: we've got Metroid, Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, and a dozen other series coming. I certainly can't wait. I don't care if the console sucks as long as the games don't.

When you say unremarkable, I gotta headbutt with you a little. Nintendo games and characters are pretty iconic - you'd have to be an idiot to deny that. All I say is give it some time because Nintendo does everything a little differently. Look at it from the Nintendo fanboy's perspective.

there's no multiplayer community and third party support is very weak next to the two other major consoles


Which we've seen with the Wii already. The Wii and the Wii U won't be known for their Multiplayer, I can assure you that. You're looking at Nintendo's weak spots and are overlooking the positives. You're one pessimistic person if you truly believe the Wii U contains NOTHING valuable. It will have great games, because that's where Nintendo's power truly lays.

meaning there's very little to no reason to pick this up over a proper console.


1. The Wii U isn't a proper console? It fits the definition: The portion of a computer or peripheral that houses the apparatus used to operate the machine manually and provides a means of communication between the computer operator and the central processing unit, often in the form of a keyboard.
2. How did you come to that conclusion? It seems like you're jumping the gun a little bit.

The stupid control scheme is not even close to revolutionary (oh geez, a touchscreen, never seen that)


Yes, it is a little boring. They basically took the DS and made it into a console.

and flawed at its very core - why the hell would I look away from my god**** game. There's literally no utility a pause menu couldn't have given me. The only thing it's going to be any good for is making it even more hellish for Nintendo to find third party support, because we've learned from the Wii that developers largely won't give enough of a crap to implement the gimmick to its "fullest potential" or, worse yet, won't port games at all.


Actually, if you'd try the **** console instead of bashing it, you'd see that many games take advantage of the touchscreen and use it to the fullest they can. All it takes is a little creativity from the devs.

The controller itself is a cumbersome, poorly designed piece of hardware with zero battery life.


How is it poorly designed? It gets the job done. How does it have zero battery life? My controller lasts up to four hours, and that seems like a good amount of time to play. Besides, there are games that don't require the player to use the controller, but an old Wii remote.
 

Posted May 28, '13 at 1:40pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

From their perspective, they wanted to put something out there while the competition was fading away. Knowing Nintendo, I can't say it'll be very long before they develop another console to compete with the X1 and the PS4 as they begin to fade away. Really, it was a good idea, but they'll have to take the pain of practically bombing the 8th generation in order to make up for it later.


Let me explain this a little more.

The time in between the Wii and the Wii U was roughly 6 years. The PS4 and the X1 will have been in development for roughly 8/9 years when they are released. That being said, the Wii U had relatively little time to be developed. When the 9th generation is being developed, the next Nintendo console will have just as much time to develop as its competitors, and because Nintendo will (probably) have a release while the other 9th gen consoles are being developed, they've a good idea.
 
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