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#31 AR556

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 14:08

Not all products will be successful, but I think its too early to call the Wii u a failure. Nintendo is about fun and not graphics, unlike the ps3 and Xbox.


Graphics do not make a game fun, but better graphics in a fun game, make a game more fun.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 14:08

God, that was a good console...

To be honest I don't understand EA's clout... I hate the company, I think they produce sub par games, I will not waste my money on something they produce...

Who will?


Just a quick c&p from wikipedia, but there are some good games to be had from this list...

Battlefield series
Burnout series
Command & Conquer series
Crysis series
Dead Space series
Dragon Age series
FIFA series
Fight Night series
Harry Potter series
Madden NFL series
Mass Effect series
Medal of Honor series
NBA Live series
NCAA Football series
Need for Speed series
NHL series
Rock Band series
SimCity series
The Sims series
Skate series
SSX series
Star Wars series

So to answer your question... A **** ton of people will.

#33 Jason Stillion

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 14:30

With EA starting to lose money, the fiasco's of there always online DRM (aka Sim City) hurting their sales, and with the announcement of 900 layoff's.
EA may of made the business decision to not support the WiiU just to cut costs and try and stabilize themselves.

That being said, not going to say EA going to collapse, but Nintendo is probably more financially stable company then EA at the moment.

My personal intrested in EA games is now almost non-existent.
I use to love Bioware games, but with Dragon Age II, Mass Effects 3.... no more pre-order, 1st week purchasing. Will wait till I see some game reviews before buying.
Also not a fan of microtransaction built into every future game, so that's a big negative for me.

No EA on WiiI will hurt it but still remains to be seen if it will sink it. Nintendo survived last Gen as the winner, despite not having solid 3rd party game support.
Have to see how WiiU plays out.

#34 Jason S.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 14:45

When they release Mario Kart, the console will rise again :D

i'd like to agree w/ your optimism. I'm a huge sucker for all things Mario and Mario Kart. i will definitely buy Mario Kart. it was awesome on 3DS and im very excited for it on Wii U.

i doubt the Wii U will be a flop, but i think they marketed it wrong from the get-go, much like the 3DS. So many people were confused about the 3DS. They thought it was just a DS w/ 3D. Then people are thinking that the Wii U is just a Wii w/ the tablet controller.

Nintendo has not done a good job of differentiating these products. Their focus was the 3D instead of the entirely new system. Their focus was the tablet controller instead of a completely new system.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:10

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way i look at it wii u is repeating these 3 systems its like all the same ideas in one system combined with the wii and you get wii u..... any way if it stays the same with hardly any games and continues to stay the same with all the other game developer/system problems its had they need to kill it and release anew system in next 2 years on the level of ps4/720 or go the way of sega....

#36 Dinggus

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:19

Last few times I've gone into BestBuy I see people walking out with Wii U...

#37 Azies

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:26

Seems like a bit of a premature assumption, but Nintendo seriously needs to entice buyers to their console. At this point the Wii U is current gen to PS3 and Xbox 360, REALLY late, too late to be honest. They need to price their system for what it is, a budget system, underpowered compared to even the PS3. 350 is way too much for their premium system, knock that down to 250, hell, knock premium down to 199, and base to 150. It's low, but for a system that's struggling to garner third party support, which is crucial, a drastic move is needed, this isn't like the Virtual Boy, where Nintendo also had two other systems to fall back on. This is their main flagship system here, they don't have anything but the 3DS to fall back on.

#38 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:37

Last few times I've gone into BestBuy I see people walking out with Wii U...

Last few times I've gone to Argos I don't see people walking out with Wii U...

What's your point?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:43

In other news, World Of Warcraft is now DEAD!

Love how one idiots opinion can spread like wild fire on the internet. Amazed how many folk take any given statement for total value and then repeat and regurgitate it, as if they themselves have all the inside figures/stats/questions/answers.

Is it too hard to form your own opinion?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:46

Just a quick c&p from wikipedia, but there are some good games to be had from this list...

Battlefield series - Generic FPS (not my style but, yes they sell)
Burnout series - no games have been released since 2011
Command & Conquer series - it's a nice one but the last ones were crappy
Crysis series - it's fun and one of the best game in the genre
Dead Space series - the first one was OMG , the second one was okay , the 3rd is ... boring and only in coop is interisting as playing with carver
Dragon Age series - the 2nd was so lame, it gave another meaning to the word lame ...
FIFA series - it sells good , not my style
Fight Night series - never heard O.o
Harry Potter series - NOOOOO
Madden NFL series - never heard O.o
Mass Effect series - YESS SO MUCH YEEES (except for that 3 colored ending)
Medal of Honor series - quite the fun
NBA Live series - not my play style
NCAA Football series - not my play style
Need for Speed series - not my play style
NHL series - not my play style
Rock Band series - quite fun
SimCity series - they screwed up with this one big time ... with the microtransaction system and bad release
The Sims series - adictive
Skate series - not my play style
SSX series - not my play style
Star Wars series - never been a fan

So to answer your question... A **** ton of people will.


So yeah lots of people, but money , but if they continue to make more and more errors like the ones i stated, i think they will have a bad time ... look at the reactions for their biggest franchises ... like someone stated , they are losing pre-purchases (mine of dead space 3, simcity , mass effect 3 )

#41 Jason Stillion

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:48

way i look at it wii u is repeating these 3 systems its like all the same ideas in one system combined with the wii and you get wii u..... any way if it stays the same with hardly any games and continues to stay the same with all the other game developer/system problems its had they need to kill it and release anew system in next 2 years on the level of ps4/720 or go the way of sega....


Nintendo virtual boy caused people to have headaches and eye strain.
Saturn was expensive, came out too soon after the had the 32x / SegaCD drive add-ons (also expensive) for the genesis came out, and no backwards compatibility.
Dreamcast did well in the US, but got creamed in Japan, eventually losing to the PS2.

#42 Dinggus

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 14:13

Last few times I've gone to Argos I don't see people walking out with Wii U...

What's your point?


I was just stating that it doesn't look like it's unofficially dead where I live...