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How do you think the Wii U will fare this holiday season?


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Poll: How will the Wii U fare against the PS4 & Xbox One?

How will the Wii U fare against the PS4 & Xbox One?

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#1 compl3x

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:36

With the new kids coming onto the scene this holiday season, how do we think the Wii U will do?




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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:09

Probably not that well due to lack of first and third party titles. The 3DS on the other hand will sell really well because it has had a lot of titles this year and is still getting more before the holiday season.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:11

It will sell well, it will have brand recognition.  PS4 / XB1 will be limited supply, wiiiii uuuuuu will be everywhere.  Just feel sorry for people that may get the cheapo wii from people who don't know any better



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:16

It's already doing very badly, with both the X1 and PS4 coming out shortly it's just going to get worse.. I won't say doomed but certainly not even close to what the new consoles will bring in. I actually liked the original Wii for what it was, the hardware wasn't impressive but the games were a lot of fun, and as I hear it the Wii-U is still lacking quite a bit. Nintendo really dropped the ball with that one. The 3DS on the other hand will probably do well.

#5 DKAngel

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:19

The wii what?!?



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:28

Not seen any POS material in any of the game shops on the high street for the Wii U.  There seems no consumer interest either.



#7 spenser.d

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:29

I might be getting a Wii this holiday...not a Wii u though. Don't see it selling well.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:37

It will probably see a small surge in sales from people buying a console for a Christmas present, seeing how it is cheaper than the X1 and PS4. And then you'll see a corresponding increase in returns when the kids open their gifts and realize it's not a PS4 or a X1. :rofl:
 

All kidding aside, it's doing pretty poorly right now and since there aren't any big titles coming out until 2014 that can boost the sales past the usual Christmas bump, the decline in sales will continue into 2014.



#9 Andrew G.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 18:32

Sales wise it's going to do quite poorly, but once the drought kicks in for the other 2 next-gen consoles, Wii U will look appealing once their exclusives start to ship in Q1/2.

 

I'm sure Mario 3D World will review highly and sell a few million (Y)



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 18:33

Parents will see how expensive the Xbox One and PS4 is and buy a Wii U. At least the Wii U wont be bricked unless it receives some update



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 21:18

Parents will see how expensive the Xbox One and PS4 is and buy a Wii U. At least the Wii U wont be bricked unless it receives some update


Why do you constantly bring the update thing when the wii u had a day 1 update as well...

#12 OP compl3x

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:55

I see kids clamouring for PS4 or X1s. Wii Us? Unlikely.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:12

Naîve parents will get a Wii U or PS4. The Xbox One is too expensive.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:34

I see kids clamouring for PS4 or X1s. Wii Us? Unlikely.

 

Kids can clamor all all they want. That doesn't mean their parents(especially those who don't know anything) are going to pick the $400-500 option over the $300 one. Especially if the $300 one includes some games in the box(less extra money they have to spend right away).

 

(don't take that as meaning the wii u will crush them both. I'm just saying the lower price and bundles will put it in a much better position in parents eyes than the other 2)



#15 Nashy

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:40

I think pawn shops will struggle to sell all their units.





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