Neoseeker : News : January NPD Number Crunch: Wii U can't top Xbox 360's 281K unit sales, Black Ops II still top game
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Shinobi_razor Feb 14, 13
i no longer want to live on a planet where such complete garbage (COD) continually gets the most sales months after its release.

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Slash Feb 14, 13
Hey man look at me IM hating on cod.
I'm so cool.
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jacob0057 Feb 14, 13
Why does Fifa surprise me?
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MetallicaDragon Feb 14, 13
Lol I blame the faxt that it doesen't have any games right now. I'm sure it will pick up once the games Nintendo mentioned a month ago come out. I'm really looking forward to mario kart!
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Demonfurby Feb 14, 13
quote Slash
Hey man look at me IM hating on cod.
I'm so cool.
maybe he's doing it because it just sucks
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bbb7002004 Feb 14, 13
I think the Wii was a once in a lifetime combination of a great idea, great marketing, great economy, and the onslaught of 80's nostalgia. Nothing will come close to it in the dedicated console field in my opinion.

Seems to me that the Wii U is doing about average for a console launch. There is always a lull period, I'm sure we'll see the same thing happen to the next Microsoft and Sony systems. The difference maker will be when Nintendo gets its big guns going this fall, and if third parties will ignore the platform, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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legendary one Feb 14, 13
Drop prices on Wii U and I might buy... No reason to cost 300 bucks since I cannot get "Achievements/Trophies", and have an account that can transfer if the system is stolen...
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steve Feb 14, 13
-38% for the wii u compared to the wii is actually pretty great!

The wii was just born to sell - just a low cost, low price console with a tard-friendly library with a new attention grabbing herp a derp input device - plus it was from nintendo, and you gotta trust in nintendo, right? People tell me i should trust in nintendo.

Plus a lot of old people bought the wii. Not really any games. Just the console. And theres a lot of old people.

So that nintendo can even come sort of halfway close to beginning to approach early stage wii sales is kinda impressive.

I was hoping that, given all the cash nintendo made off their $250 overclocked gamecube, theyd go full retard and make the wii u like... 2 ps4s duct taped together. Offer a supersampled 1080p metroid and other games for $100 each or something.

A man can dream...
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starfighter Feb 15, 13
I bet you all that if the rumors are true you will see the wii u sales rocket

( no used games ) this will only hurt greedy publishers and developers and kill off small developers on consoles and if it does not kill them completely the will move to just making even more crap phone game as gamers will be a lot more careful what games they get as they cant trade in to get that new game the greedy publishers and developers want us to buy so we buy less game and the greedy publishers and developers get less sales and me & most of the gamers I know and have talked to got in to gaming because of used games I know my mother when I was a kid could not go out and buy full price games every time

( online only ) I can see a lot of problems with this one even in the uk the infrastructure is just not there there are so many place that don't have internet or the service is so poor you can make a cup of tea before the page loads up also we have seen with many online only games that if the internet cuts out and you are near the end of a level the game stops and dose not save so you are just about to kill that bloody hard boss that you have die 30 time trying to kill on demo souls and you have to start all over again

and the list gos on and on
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Shinobi_razor Feb 15, 13
quote Demonfurby
quote Slash
Hey man look at me IM hating on cod.
I'm so cool.
maybe he's doing it because it just sucks
bingo. its not the hate COD bandwagon, its the "COD sucks balls" bandwagon. i know Battlefield is also not completely realistic either, but its at least much more so than COD. bullets have realistic drop over distances (not flat trajectory), you get rewarded for doing things besides killing, and its not "look at me, im a lone wolf badass" type game. you have to work with your team or you WILL lose. even if you're doing the lone sniper camping up on a hill thing, you can easily be hunted by an enemy helicopter, artillery strike, etc. COD has next to no team play element.
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Nagare Feb 15, 13
I don't know about your games but when I playing Team Death match on PC, I've found it to very much be a lone wolf kind of thing and not this team based shooter like everyone tries to make it out to be. It might change in other modes but when you're talking about CoD and comparing, you have to talk similar modes.
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THM Feb 15, 13
Hmmm...Far Cry 3 is on my target
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Balmung Feb 15, 13
quote Shinobi_razor
quote Demonfurby
quote Slash
Hey man look at me IM hating on cod.
I'm so cool.
maybe he's doing it because it just sucks
bingo. its not the hate COD bandwagon, its the "COD sucks balls" bandwagon. i know Battlefield is also not completely realistic either, but its at least much more so than COD. bullets have realistic drop over distances (not flat trajectory), you get rewarded for doing things besides killing, and its not "look at me, im a lone wolf badass" type game. you have to work with your team or you WILL lose. even if you're doing the lone sniper camping up on a hill thing, you can easily be hunted by an enemy helicopter, artillery strike, etc. COD has next to no team play element.
People need to stop comparing the two games. Battlefield is a simulator. Cod is a competitive fps. They're worlds different. Oh and until you've played competitve cod, dont say it has next to no team play. And since mw3, you get rewarded for things besides killing.
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BlackLabel Feb 15, 13
quote bbb7002004
I think the Wii was a once in a lifetime combination of a great idea, great marketing, great economy, and the onslaught of 80's nostalgia. Nothing will come close to it in the dedicated console field in my opinion.

Seems to me that the Wii U is doing about average for a console launch. There is always a lull period, I'm sure we'll see the same thing happen to the next Microsoft and Sony systems. The difference maker will be when Nintendo gets its big guns going this fall, and if third parties will ignore the platform, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
There is a console in every generation that has wonder sales and Wii was last generations wonder console. Just for comparison sake;

Third/Fourth Generation - NES/SNES = 110 million*
- Runner Up - Sega Genesis = 36 million

Fifth Generation - PlayStation = 102 million
- Runner Up - Nintendo 64 = 32 million

Sixth Generation - PlayStation 2 = 153 million
- Runner Up - Xbox = 24 million

Seventh Generation - Wii = 99 million
- Runner Up = Xbox 360 = 76 million

*I combined NES/SNES sales because the Third and Fourth Generations were iterative with iterations of consoles with a bit more RAM or a slightly better CPU happened every other year. It wasn't until the Fifth Generation where a 5-6 year stretch of time was defined and consoles lived and died in that era before being replaced.

Anyway as you can see there is a wonder console in every generation that just dominates and it's typically very hard to predict. The one thing that normally remains true is one console dominates, one does alright and another completely falls on its ass. In the Fifth Generation for instance Atari Jaguar was a distant 4th with 250,000 sales, it failed hard.

What surprises me is how close last generation was as typically there is a large rift between 1st and 2nd, but last gen it was a mere 23 million and even 3rd place which PlayStation 3 comfortably sits managed 71 million. I think it is getting closer but predicting a generations wonder console is hard. I mean for all we know the Wii U could start selling and kick some ass, Microsoft could net their first generation win this coming gen for all we know. My bets are personally on Sony winning a console generation for the third time, I think they are on to big things with PlayStation 4 though that's just a hunch.
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